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Old 04-27-2014, 03:06 PM
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I was told the Simrad WM-3 Sirrius XM radio module has been discontinued and there is a WM4 coming out . Is this the case or is the WM3 the newer one ?
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I was told by the Furuno factory reps that they are updating their weather module to accommodate a new format Sirius and XM are developing. Maybe Simrad is too? I'm sure one of the vendors will chime in...
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Garmin's new GXM 52 can display all the new Sirius/XM Weather formats the other vendors will do so shortly. I heard the Simrad WM3 is being replaced by the WM4 .... the WM3 was Simrads answer to a smaller foot print WM2 to be more inline with the Garmin GXM 51 smart antenna.
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Great, just had a 3 installed.
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Originally Posted by pathfinder44 View Post
Great, just had a 3 installed.
Me too! I haven't even had my service turned on.
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Originally Posted by pathfinder44 View Post
Great, just had a 3 installed.
Man you have luck like mine.
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Me too! I haven't even had my service turned on.
Same here...ugh.
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Originally Posted by Captain Frosty View Post
I was told the Simrad WM-3 Sirrius XM radio module has been discontinued and there is a WM4 coming out . Is this the case or is the WM3 the newer one ?
No, the WM-3 is the current antenna.
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So there is no 4 ?
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Originally Posted by Captain Frosty View Post
So there is no 4 ?
No
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Todd ...... thank you for putting an end to this rumor ... does the WM3 have the capability to use the XM/Sirius functionality?
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Yes, this I do know.
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So, I'm looking for a Simrad compatible XM/Sirius antenna. Is the WM-3 the one to purchase now or should I hold off??
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So there is no 4 ?
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This makes more sense, because when I was trying to buy the 2, the 3 was all I could find and I was told that the 3 was recently release so that it could utilize the new technologies of sirius (and because it had the small footprint). The 2 was WAY less expensive.
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Originally Posted by Edans1 View Post
So, I'm looking for a Simrad compatible XM/Sirius antenna. Is the WM-3 the one to purchase now or should I hold off??
Yes, the WM 3 is what you need.
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I've got the older LWX-1. Will this still work?
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Originally Posted by kitebuz View Post
I've got the older LWX-1. Will this still work?
Yes, works just fine.
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Originally Posted by Todd Driscoll View Post
Yes, works just fine.
If it works just fine, why aren't they still making it? It was a helluva lot cheaper!!!
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Here is a pic of the wm3 that was installed
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