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    Thread: Has anyone used a generic satellite antenna

    1. 03-05-2012 11:40 PM #1
      Just got a REN w/Sirius and want to try the Sat radio, but dont want to spend another $150 for the stock antenna.

      Anyone use one of the magnet puck antennas?

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      03-06-2012 01:08 AM #2
      Do you mean the the kind that comes with the Sirius radios that you would add to a car, like a sportster or starmate? I don't think that those radios share the same plug as the OEM radios with Sirius, I thought the antenna had a clip in plug, where the add on radios have what looks like a micro coax connector. Any pics of the back of your new radio? Congrats on the score too!
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    3. 03-06-2012 09:54 AM #3
      Yes that type.
      I think it should work as the stock connector is a micro RF inside a Fakra connector.

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      03-06-2012 04:18 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by micl9 View Post
      Yes that type.
      I think it should work as the stock connector is a micro RF inside a Fakra connector.
      As long as there is enough space. The Sirius magnetic antenna has a 90 degree plug, but my sirius boombox has a straight plug(not magnetic base). I use the 90 on the boombox sometimes, but you can't even look at it the wrong way or it will fall out. Just keep that in mind. Keep us posted!
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    5. 03-06-2012 09:21 PM #5
      Going to give THIS a try. Its a Terk Sirius antenna picture below.

      I discovered that FAKRA connectors are color coded to their key. Most time you see the pink ones, my radio and this one have baby **** yellow (official FAKRA color is cury yellow).


      Oh yeah - thinking about mounting it inside the rear spoiler. The plastic (or fiberglass) should be an issue for the signal. Or much of an issue anyway.

      I will report back how it works.
      Last edited by micl9; 03-06-2012 at 11:01 PM.

    6. 03-18-2012 10:27 PM #6
      OK the TERK antenna connector works perfect.

      I am thinking about trying to put the antenna under the rear spoiler. Anyone know how to take it off? I tried today, but chickened out.

    7. 04-19-2012 01:26 PM #7
      Did you ever get this installed? I have the same ren radio and was thinking of doing the same thing.

    8. 04-30-2012 11:02 PM #8
      No not yet. Did hook it up to see if it worked with the radio - it did.

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