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XM RADIO AND DIGITAL ANTENNA FYI

Old 11-11-2002, 07:34 AM
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FYI FOR THOSE WHO ASKED.
FIRST TIME I WAS ABLE TO TRY THESE OFFSHORE(45+ MILES)
XM RADIO WORKED FINE GREAT SIGNAL.
DIGITAL ANTENNA CELL AMP WITH NEXTEL PHONE SIGNAL WAS GOOD UP TO 35+ MILES(YOU COULD TALK) AFTER THAT IT HAD A WEAK SIGNAL. CINGULAR WAS DEAD AFTER 30 MILES( I ALSO HAVE AN OLDER PHONE AND DON'T HAVE ALOT OF CONFINDENCE IN THE CONNECTOR)
THIS WAS OUT OF MOREHEAD CITY NC. OTHER AREAS MAY BE BETTER OR WORSE, NEXTEL FOR EXAMPLE GETS FARTHER OFFSHORE IN WILMINGTON THAN MOREHEAD.
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Old 11-11-2002, 09:21 AM
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great info Thanks. Which XM antenna did you choose ? Did you worry about a ground plane ?
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Old 11-11-2002, 09:33 AM
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i used the marine antenna from antenna specialist around 149. i assume you mean ground plate? it is a plastic antenna and i just grounded the connections
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Old 11-11-2002, 01:24 PM
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What is the DIGITAL ANTENNA CELL AMP? and where do you get it. I have a motorola NEXTEL PHONE and an audiovox alltel. Is the DIGITAL ANTENNA CELL AMP universal?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 11-11-2002, 02:03 PM
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AMP IS AROUND 250 AVAILABLE AT CONSUMERS MARINE OR WWW.DIGITALANTENNA.COM TO GIVE A LIST
THEY WILL TELL YOU IT IS NOT FOR NEXTEL AND THAT THEY ARE COMING OUT WITH AN AMP NEXT YEAR, MAIN REASON WAS DROPPED CALLS, WHICH HAPPENS ON ALL PHONES IF SIGNAL ISN'T ENOUGH. CUSTOMER SERVICE IS GREAT. YOU WILL NEED THE AMP AND CELL ANTENNA, I GUESS COULD BE ANY MANUF, THEN I BOUGHT A COUPLER THAT WAS FLUSH MOUNTED FROM SHAKESPEARE, THAT WAY ALL I DO CONNECT EITHER OF MY PHONES WITH THE ADAPTER WHICH I BOUGHT FROM WWW.BOATANTENNA.COM (CHEAPEST. THEY ALSO CARRY AMP) AND READY TO GO. I SEE YOU ARE FROM NC AND I HAVEN'T TESTED ALL AREAS BUT SO FAR I AM PLEASED.( I FIGURE WITH COVERAGE STRONGER IN THE CAPE FEAR MYRTLE BEACH AREA I SHOULD HAVE A SIGNAL MOST OF THE TIME)
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