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Re: Satellite Radio

The dish is flat and about the size/shape of a silver dollar. Reception is
non-directional, although the dish must be "see" the satellite. There will
be two satellites--one over the eastern U.S.; the other over the western
part of the country. Each satellite is CONUS (covers the entire 48 states)
and the receiver's circuitry will constantly receive and evaluate
simultaneous signals from each satellite, picking the stronger of the two
and process only it.

Steve Low

>There was some discussion today about satellite radio and the problems of
>recieving it in a car.  It was suggested that a six-inch dish might be
>mounted on a car, but that it might be subject to problems with rain and
>I was surprised that no one mentioned what I would expect to be the
>biggest problem in receiving satellite radio in a car.  How do you keep
>the dish aimed at the satellite when the car is moving?  I have enough
>trouble listening to some FM signals in my car because of the car's
>motion, what with multipath and dueling signals on the same channel.