I have a question for the crowd:
Is there a difference between the antenna used on XM vs. Sirius?
What is known:
The connectors are both an SMB connection
The antenna has a 50 ohm impedance.
The bandwidth of both is the same
Currently I have an antenna designed for an XM radio on a Sirius tuner and I keep getting ‘antenna error’.
My question is that I have bought the XM universal tuner and adapter to mate with my Kenwood 7015. I have a problem in that I can now only plug either the XM box OR the changer into the head unit.
All components are installed already and I am down to working on the dash only.
After some research I learn that the Kenwood makes a Sirius tuner that allows you to daisy chain the changer off of the Sirius tuner, thus keeping both pieces.
I have added the Sirius tuner, while keeping the XM antenna. I want to know if anyone has any experience doing this or if my problem lies in the antenna.
I can certainly go buy another antenna if I have to, but I will have to dismantle the truck again to get it installed!
Any help on this issue would be greatly appreciated.