Viva La Weirdolution!
Joined: 17 Nov 2002
|Posted: Mon Jan 02, 2012 4:56 pm Post subject: Reaffirmed Vows and XM Direct
|I changed vehicles a few years ago and was without XM for a couple of months while settling in and figuring when, where, and how I would mount that early P&P receiver.
The same thing happened two months ago for the same reasons and here is what happened as I listened to the .1's, .3's, .5's, .7's, and .9's.
First, terrestrial radio seemed horrible with less than perfect reception, heavy audio processing, and a constant supply of non-program material.
Then, it began to settle in, it became tolerable, even an interest in local stations developed.
Fast forward to now, exactly ten years to the day from having my first receiver activated and my new installation was successful.
Satellite radio, not the eclectic wonder of post New Years Day '02 still addresses all the issues of terrestrial radio.
I feel like one who has just reaffirmed marriage vows after being with a spouse for much of a lifetime.
Hopefully, I will not be subjected to twentieth century radio again for another few years.
Special thanks to Ryan for getting me set up with the equipment I needed.
The XM Direct modulator is apparently contained within the 5v power adapter or maybe the mobile cradle.
Seems to have a bit more ingress from local stations and car noise than the old system, but certainly works well enough for me and this could be from the different vehicle.
Today I have changed my signature for the first time in a number of years.
Citizen of the XM Nation since January 2'nd, 2002
First three channels loved were 30, 51 & 111