Some XM Satellite Radio customers face outage
Tue May 22 09:41:10 EDT 2007
regarding XM Radio Sat problems, Brian wrote:
> After both Azimuth and Elevation have been set, tweak the
> alignment by
> using the signal strength (BER%) readout of the radio. For the PCR
> 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
> 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
> 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.
not for nothing, but this seems to me to be similar to the old "move
the rabbit ears until the tv picture cleared up" - a touch more work
than should be required for something which does not come cheaply.
granted - the technology is new and evolving, but for the premium
price, it's more than you, as a consumer, should bear.
have they offered any "credit" for inconvenience or the like? that
would be an interesting thing to note if they do.
oh - and over the air FM signals may do the same thing, but they're,
um, free. :-)
- - Chuck Igo
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