New to Lynx - Questions

Discussion in 'SiriusXM 2.0' started by mtu_huskies, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. SIRIUSaboutXM

    SIRIUSaboutXM DRC Special Contributor

    Just curious- on those maps the green are active & red are inactive, but what is the status of the yellow ones? Does it mean SXM is not sure or are they not maintained?
     
  2. SIRIUSaboutXM

    SIRIUSaboutXM DRC Special Contributor

    If your area does not receive a sat signal and you have to rely on a repeater, does that show up as 'Terrestrial' on the signal meter? The reason I'm asking is that there are no active repeaters in my area.
     
  3. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    The yellows are unconfirmed. I'm not sure how they go about doing that. I don't know if it's just that people receive signal, but nobody knows which building/tower the repeater is located on, or if they can't get some sort of corporate confirmation of the specifics of the equipment. :clueless:
     
  4. SIRIUSaboutXM

    SIRIUSaboutXM DRC Special Contributor

    It says "FCC" under each yellow one- I'm guessing the FCC maintains these, not SXM. So if one of them goes down, it would be much harder to get them fixed. You would have to contact SXM, who would then have to contact the proper dept at the FCC to get the ball rolling!
     
  5. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    Like usual, they didn't ask me first. :clueless:

    I'm not sure why the FCC would maintain them, unless it's just for EMS purposes.
    I'd lean towards them finding the repeaters through an FCC database.
    But again, I'm only guessing.
     
  6. MikeJW

    MikeJW Member

    thanks everyone for your replies. i think ill mess around with the antenna, to see if a slight movement will help. if not, then ill call and see what they say on the phone.
     
  7. SIRIUSaboutXM

    SIRIUSaboutXM DRC Special Contributor

    When you check your signal, does it show up on satellite or terrestrial?
     
  8. MikeJW

    MikeJW Member

    satellite
     
  9. SIRIUSaboutXM

    SIRIUSaboutXM DRC Special Contributor

    Ok, that rules out repeater problems. What % signal is it showing? When you move your antenna around to get the highest level, also change how the wiring is situated- sometimes rolling it up instead of a straight line helps.
     
  10. Grüpsaar

    Grüpsaar DRC Forum Bum

    I have had an issue since switching to the xm side. My xm xpress rci gets 100 just fine, but then i'll tune to 36 or 37 and it drops out. i moved the antenna so i had 3 bars on that channel (moved it to the right about 6 inches..its sitting in my windowsill). tuned back to 100 and it had 2 bars. yay.
     
  11. MikeJW

    MikeJW Member

    well, i moved the antenna very very slightly and all of a sudden, it seems like the problem is solved. funny how minor a move it can take. thanks to everyone here who reached out and gave suggestions. as a new lynx owner, it feels good knowing there's a nice community of people here willing to help. :)
     
  12. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    Glad you've gotten it ironed out Mike! :buttrock:
     

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