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    sirius radio receiver questions

    Does anyone here have a Sirius Sat Radio receiver that they have taken apart to see how it works?
    In most of the XM radios, there is a XM "Decoder" box that is connected via a serial link to either the microprocessor and LCD display, or to a head unit in a vehical. The internal serial communications to these decoders are the same.

    I was wondering if similar was true with Sirius Radio Units.
    I might just buy a sirius radio soon to take apart and find an answer.... if so, I plan to integrate one in my carputer project along with my XMPCR.





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    If you're gonna take the plunge, now's a fantastic time to do it! They're giving out free receivers with a 1-year contract. I called them on 9/22, the deal is still valid but they're backordered for the Audiovox units. Ripped straight from Fatwallet.com:

    Quote Originally Posted by XtaSea24
    I found this on MSN Money today and wanted to share this with the people of FatWallet considering Satellite Radio.

    A descussion is on this thread sirius Lifetime Membershipabout sirius and XM. For information and opinions on these companies please look to this thread.



    Greetings!

    This afternoon, I mentioned on my show that there is now an opportunity to get a free sirius Satellite Radio portable receiver. These are the new units that will work in a home/office or automobile. I'm sending this out to friends and family because, it's the sirius friends and family accommodations program. I'd like to offer you the opportunity to take advantage of this great deal.

    Here's how it works....

    To be eligible, you have to be a family member... or friend of an employee. And, anyone who listens to my show is DEFINITELY a friend!! Orders for the radios are limited to one system and one activation per participant. Orders must be placed no later than September 30, 2003, and the radio must be activated by October 31st at the very latest. Your acceptance of the hardware authorizes sirius to activate and bill the credit card you use for $77.70 for the first 6 months of service. A one-year programming commitment is required at the time of activation. The second payment of $77.70 for the year's service is due approximately six months later. We will ship the system to the specified shipping address within 72 hours as long as hardware is in stock. You get FREE activation (normally $15). If you choose to deactivate service within the first year, a $30 charge will be billed for the cancellation fee to your credit card.

    Now, keep in mind that this program has limited quantities of our new portable radios so if you want to take advantage of this free hardware/free activation offer, you will want to act quickly.

    There are two systems to choose from:

    1. Kenwood Here2Anywhere System: KTC-H2A1

    KPA-H2C (car kit docking station)

    KPA-HTH (home kit docking station)

    or

    2. Audiovox SRS: Satellite Radio Shuttle

    SIR-CK1 (car kit with built-in FM transmitter)

    SIR-HK1 (home kit)

    Here's how you order...

    Call 800-466-9742 between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Eastern Time, between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. Pacific Time, Monday through Saturday, no later than September 30, 2003.

    Alert the sirius representative that you are calling in for the Employee Friends & Family Program.

    Provide the sirius rep with the following:

    Your Name

    Your Home Address

    Your Phone Number

    Your Credit Card Information

    Your Hardware Selection (I personally recommend the Audiovox system, but both are cool... Audiovox is best if you plan to get the car kit because it has a built in FM modulator that will allow you to transmit to your existing car stereo)

    Give the representative my name, John McMullen, as your employee referral.

    Once your system arrives (usually within a week), you will need to install it. It's VERY EASY. However, if you find it confusing, you can take it to a installation service at any of our major retailers. They will charge for this service. But, again, the portable units are easy to install because they don't involve modifying your vehicles. After installing, turn on the radio and select channel 184, the Preview Channel, to confirm that it is working properly.

    THEN... Call sirius at 888-539-7474 to Activate the unit.

    When you talk with the service representative, you will need to provide them with your contact information and your sirius ID Number from your receiver which will be located on the outside of the system box (it can also be found on the display by pushing the correct buttons detailed in the instruction manual).

    At this time, while activating, ask the sirius representative to enter the Promo Code: sirius VIP. This will credit the referral from sirius OutQ, and the company will make a $5 contribution (our money, not yours!!) to GLAAD. With a one-year subscription, you're getting a free month of service (12 for the price of 11 months). If they say they cannot do this, just drop me an e-mail and we'll fix it after your activation is complete.

    In fact, once you have activated - FREE!! - drop me a line and let me know that it's workin' and I'll send you a sirius OutQ tee-shirt while supplies last.

    Don't wait to get turned on!!

    If you have any questions, please send me an e-mail at jmcmullen@siriusradio.com. It's never been easier or less-expensive to get sirius about entertainment! 60 commercial free music channels and 40 great talk channels with limited advertising, including sirius OutQ // 149.

    Have a great Labor Day Weekend!

    Best,

    John McMullen

    Program Director

    sirius OutQ // 149


    Get sirius.
    it's_ON

    -X24

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    Jason, you have a PM.

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    If you find an answer to this please keep us updated. I have a Jensen unit that i was just about towork on but if it has already been done that would save alot of time.
    Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by jasonsp6
    Does anyone here have a Sirius Sat Radio receiver that they have taken apart to see how it works?
    In most of the XM radios, there is a XM "Decoder" box that is connected via a serial link to either the microprocessor and LCD display, or to a head unit in a vehical. The internal serial communications to these decoders are the same.

    I was wondering if similar was true with Sirius Radio Units.
    I might just buy a sirius radio soon to take apart and find an answer.... if so, I plan to integrate one in my carputer project along with my XMPCR.





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    Didn't have time this weekend to get one and see... hopefully I'll have time new weekend. I assume no one else out there has done this - can't wait to dig in and find some answers.

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