You might change the reception pattern ever so slightly with two antennas (even that's doubtful), but you will not improve your FM reception. That's a General Class FCC license holder talkin' .Can a second FM atenna be installed on the Wing?
I was thinking if I could add an FM antenna where the CB atenna should be, would I get better FM reception. Can this be done? Is it worth trying? Or should I go with satellite radio?
So, another words, you only have the one antenna, that does it all?I have the Searra Electronics ant. with splitter. for 3 years.
It has a coil wrap all the way up the ant.( for FM )
I have had a dozen people ask how come I have such great CB qualities.
I can transmit farther that alot of fellow riders,I'm not sure if the recieve qualities are superiour or not.
I've had many people say that my transmit quality is great.
I only have ONE Black 1/4 inch ant.
No need to have the second ant.
This way I put the ant.on the right side of the bike,
Have you ever hit the ant. while the bike is on the side stand,I hated that,so now I don't have that issue.
I think satellite radio is on the brink of bankruptcy and may soon be gone. Not sure, you might wanna check before committing to it.
It has been all over the news of several days (if you believe news reports) that Sirius/XM is considering a Chapter 7 filing. I like the technology and the ability Sat Radio gives me to get news and music that I enjoy in remote areas. On the other hand, I think the company does a poor job selecting and arranging programming. It is also saddled with some very expensive programs (Howard Stern for example) that it really can't afford at present.I see many people saying this. Where do you get this information from or is it just a matter of repeating what others are saying? Just curious.
If Sirius/XM go under, as they very well might, I expect that someone else will fill the void. Sat radio is a god idea in my opinion especially for folks who travel a great deal, provided that the provider has a realistic business plan which neither Sirius of XM has/had.Thanks Ben. I have two of the XM radios and was contemplating a 3rd for the daughter's car. But I now think I'll have to look a bit deeper into the situation.
I too have one of the single antenna systems from Sierra. It looks far better to me and the black compliments additional black trim on my '08 Red Metallic.
It has been all over the news of several days (if you believe news reports) that Sirius/XM is considering a Chapter 7 filing. I like the technology and the ability Sat Radio gives me to get news and music that I enjoy in remote areas. On the other hand, I think the company does a poor job selecting and arranging programming. It is also saddled with some very expensive programs (Howard Stern for example) that it really can't afford at present.
From it's standpoint, it is dependent on subscriptions as opposed to advertiser support and is mainly used in cars and trucks. With vehicle sales down, fewer satelite radios are being sold, hence fewer subscriptions...
I think you are right in that Sirius-XM will likely survive in some form, at least until something better comes along, assuming of course that they do as you suggest, file for Ch 11 protection/restructuring. In that event, they will need to hire a producer/programing expert and a more astute marketing chief."Sirius XM Radio, Inc., operating from its corporate headquarters in New York City's Rockefeller Center, has been working with the restructuring expert Joseph A. Bondi of Alvarez & Marsal and the bankruptcy lawyer Mark Thompson of Simpson, Thatcher & Bartlett on preparing a Chapter 11 filing."
Big difference between Chapter 11 and 7. Sirius will probably just restructure their debt and move on. Worst case they end up with a parent company. I have 4 radios (one on the Wing) and not worried at all. :thumbup:
If you put a mini antenna in between the trunk lids, you can make a "dish" under it out of metal. I did not make a "dish" but I do have it mounted between the trunk lids. It works very well there where geographically I ride with it most. Click pic for more info. (FYI I geocache and hunt using a GPS with the same kind of antenna. I wear a hat with a metal plate about twice the size of the antenna and put that under and mag the antenna to the top. Works great!)Word is the ground plane is not sufficient on the wing as it is when the antenna is mounted on a large car top>!!??