sirius radio into canada

Discussion in 'Canada' started by B.E. Coyote, Jan 14, 2006.

  1. B.E. Coyote

    B.E. Coyote (Super-Genius) Supporter

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    Heading to AK, how far into Canada will I be able to pick up sirius sat. signal? I'm thinking it may not be worth taking.

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    Brian
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  2. JimmieA

    JimmieA Long timer

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    I would say all the way through Canada. I live close to the NWT boarder and can get it no problem.
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  3. B.E. Coyote

    B.E. Coyote (Super-Genius) Supporter

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    Thanks, I read somewhere that it was only for the lower 48. I guess not.

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  4. ZZR_Ron

    ZZR_Ron Looking up

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    Becoyote, you could always recieve the signal up here, it just wasn't
    officially available to Canadians until recently, due to our antiquated
    equivalent of the FCC.

    That may be why you thought it couldn't get a signal??
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  5. rider1150gsadv

    rider1150gsadv Long timer

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    Used my XM all the way up to Jasper/Banff and Hyder AK this summer. I was told by a Canadian who has Sirius that he has none of the dropped signal syndrome I had once in a while. I gues that Sirius's 3 satelites give better coverage than XM's 2 sat's. The XM was very usefull so I am sure Sirius will be too.:D
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  6. LongWays

    LongWays Skiing up a hill...

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    Both XM and Sirius are now legally avaliable to Canadian residents. Sirius is partnered with the CBC so you can be sure that the coverage will be widespread. The Sirius satellites are higher on the horizon than the current XM birds, so they do cover farther to the North.
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  7. kootenay kid

    kootenay kid Lets Ride

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    All I need to do now is figure out how to attach the antenna to my Igloo. Whats next, houses made of wood?:eek1
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  8. ZZR_Ron

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    Bah! Wooden houses? Never happen.:D
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