Some XM Satellite Radio customers face outage
Tue May 22 09:15:16 EDT 2007
Here's a link to a Reuter's article on the situation:
From the Washington Post
and some more:
They're using our own satellites against us!
PS A neat trick for aiming the antenna is at:
After both Azimuth and Elevation have been set, tweak the alignment by
using the signal strength (BER%) readout of the radio. For the PCR click
the signal strength button. For the SKYFI and ROADY, with the radio off,
press 2-0-7 followed by the 'XM' button or the tuning wheel. Then use
the 'Display' button to cycle the display until you see BER %. Using the
BER as a guide adjust the antenna for best signal. Best signal is
indicated by a LOW BER. You are shooting for 0 on one of the satellite.
Only one satellite is needed, but if you have a clear shot to both it is
possible to get low or 0 readings on both.
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