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Zumo 550 Xm Antenna ?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Rick M, Oct 9, 2007.

  1. Rick M

    Rick M Adventurer

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    I just purchased a new garmin zumo 550 - the only xm antenna they offer is over 200.00 dollars . Will other xm antennas work ??????
    thanks Rick
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  2. MysteryRider

    MysteryRider Laughing at danger

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    I don't think so. The reciever is also the antenna.

    Ride Safe,
    Vettster
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  3. GSAviator

    GSAviator Been here awhile Supporter

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    Best price I could find was from PCnation.com - a little under $200 including shipping. Their standard shipping was pretty fast. I've heard of half that price on Ebay, but never found one that cheap. I've had my Zumo 6 mo., and finally decided to get the XM antenna. I like it. You have to hardwire the Zumo to a headset. XM won't work with a bluetooth headset. So I use my Etymotics, which are fine. Bought a lapel microphone from Radio Shack, with an adaptor to size down the jack, velcroed the mike to my chin bar, and it works great with the phone too. Not too sure I want to be making lots of phone calls while riding, but the XM is really nice for those long days.
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  4. BigJohnBundy

    BigJohnBundy Hav-A-Tampa

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    Yes you can get the GA 25MCX for aroud $30. this is only a remote external antenna.
    The zumo has an internal antenna that work great even inside some places.
    the more expensive antennas are recievers for traffic, weather XM radio or all in one.
    As of now there are no non-Garmin antennas I have found yet.
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  5. ylexot

    ylexot Super Genius

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    That's a GPS antenna, not an XM antenna.
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