Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Thompson Falls, Montana
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Sat radio uses 3 satellites that orbit in a pattern over North America. Ideally one or more is within range at any given time. But, depending on where you are, the available sat. might be near the horizon or behind a mountain, etc...
My antenna is located inside the roll bar padding on the passenger side, and it seems to work from there all the time. There might be some advantage to having it touching the Jeeps metal structure (ie the ground plane effect for CB radios)
I'd try different antenna positions to see if the problem improves.
'76 CJ-7, '43 CJ-2a, '78 Bronco,'78 CJ-7, '75 CJ-5, '78 CJ-7, '80 CJ-7, '78 SJ, '79 SJ, '78 and a '76 FJ-40 , '90 XJ, '91 XJ, '86 CJ-7, '95 ZJ, '68 CJ-101 Commando, '00 TJ, '68 M-715, 2 '86 Military Blazers, '96 LR Discovery, '86 CJ-7, '91 YJ, '99 TJ, 07' JKU Rubi, 1988 YJ, 1973 Commando, 3 Diesel Excursions....
Now back to a 2013 JKU Rubicon with "stuff", planning 37's with minimal lift.
I've tried them all... Jeeps are still the best. (0||||0)