I've got a Sportster in my vehicle thats about 3 yrs old, no problems with it at all until a few weeks ago. It is now constantly cutting in and out and displaying the dreaded "Aquiring Signal" message! On some occasions the signal will be lost up to 70% of the time I'm in the car. Incredibly annoying to say the least! Is it my radio, my antenna, or issues with Sirius? Is this common with units that become "old"? Thanks in advance for any help provided.
Talked to customer service about problem
After talking to 5 different people, all I got was "check and or replace your antenna".
After checking the magnetic vehicle antennae on the roof of the car, I did discover some moisture under the magnet, probably from the snowy weather we've been having. I removed the magnetic antenna, dried and cleaned both surfaces, and replaced it.
I'll let you know if this affects the reception performance tomorrow.
Must have been th moisture.
Radio is receiving the signal with no problems now. So it was either the moisture trapped between the magnet and car roof, or some other interference (sunspots?).
The car was dry, but under the magnet was a definite little pool of moisture. This is what I believe interfered with the signal. No real problems before this episode.
Makes me wonder if I ever needed to replace my S50 a year ago for the same problems.