Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: West Milford, NJ, USA
Re: XM vs My LT- Posessed
With regard to "acquiring signal":
Originally Posted by SilverBuffalo
XM antennas need a "ground plane" in other words the magnet needs some metal to ground to...l
It is not really for the magnet, rather for the antenna circuit. The antenna works better by - let's put it this way - dissipating the incoming signal in a circuit ground.
I very much experience the same problem with my Sirius radio receiver on my bikes: received signal strength is perceptibly lower than in a car.
"They all do it".
OTOH, if you have "check connections" fault, you may very well have a bad connection, like Kieth wrote.
Robert in Northern NJ
'09 R12GS, '08 R12RT, '03 R1150RT, '01 F650GS - time to thin the herd?
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