Sirius Satellite Radio Reception

Sirius Satellite Radio first started broadcasting in 2002 and since then has achieved a huge customer base. Apart from the excellent programming content, the Sirius Satellite Radio Reception is quite good, given that the satellite technology is being used first time on such a huge scale for radio broadcasting. You can enjoy high fidelity digital audio output on your satellite radio, without any static or noise.

Sirius has three powerful satellites and they are named Radiosat. These are in geosynchronous highly elliptical orbit in a 24-hour orbital period. The elliptical path that these three satellites take is such, that each of them spend around 16 hours a day over mainland United States, and at least one satellite is over the country always. The path of the orbits are designed in such a way that the satellites are directly overhead United States, so that the Sirius Satellite Radio Reception is not obstructed by large buildings and other objects. Sirius also uses a network of terrestrial signal repeaters, that are meant to give uninterrupted signal streams, even in densely built-up urban areas.

Satellite radio technology requires that the antenna of your satellite radio, has a direct line of vision of the sky, as that is where the satellites are orbiting, and beaming down the signals. You will get a clear Sirius Satellite Radio Reception if you mount your antenna on the roof of your house. The second best place would be on the side of your house or on the window sill. Again here one should keep in mind that the antenna is pointed to the sky without any obstructions. The direction your antenna faces, will depend on the location of your house, and the correct orientation is given in the user manual. You can move the antenna in small degrees, until you have reached the optimal position, which you can see by the signal bar indicator on the display of your receiver.

If you are using a car satellite radio, then the best place to mount the antenna would be the roof of the car, unobstructed by any roof-rack. If you have a convertible, the best place is mounting it on the trunk lid. The car antenna is usually provided with a strong magnetic base, so that you just need to place it on the metallic surface of you vehicle.

Many people have experienced that even after complying, with all the instructions, and also with the terrestrial signal repeater networks, the Sirius Satellite Radio Reception is not uniform in all places. A parking garage, or even the smallest bridge seems to block the satellite signal, and the signal returns only after a few seconds, when the obstruction has passed. In tunnels you will not get any signal, unless a signal repeater has been installed specifically for that tunnel. Sirius is also evolving new methods to improve the reception and are planning to launch one more satellite, which will be in a geo-stationery orbit over the United States. The technology used in the satellite radio receivers is also being improved upon, and better antennas are being developed.