simple enough. Thought it had to have direct line of sight.
Yes it has to be direct line of sight to the satellite. It really depends on the density of the material, plastic, cloth, no big deal. The second you put anything metal over the antenna it's out, even a gum wrapper.
Black 2012 JKUR 2.5" Rock Krawler Max Travel suspension with Bilstein 5100's, 35X12.5R15 MTRK's on MB Ultras, Sleeved and gusseted front axle with Synergy balljoints, JCR bumpers F/R
Old Jeep, SOLD:
94 Green YJ SE 4.0L 5spd
3.5" BDS lift, 1"MML/BL, Revolvers, SYE/CV, no track bars or sway bars, MORE sport cage
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The frequency of the satellite signal is around 1.2 GHz, close to the frequency of a microwave oven. Signals in that range will penetrate glass, reasonable thicknesses of plastics, vinyl, etc., but not metal.
'13 JK Rubicon in white - the German Shepherd's
'13 JKU Sport in gecko - her Majesty's
I got rid if Sirius last year. Tired of never hearing a punch line. Never a complete song. The never ending drop outs. Sirius used to have terrestrial antennas that would help but in the case of the Jeep, it never did. Pandora is also commercial free if you want to pat $37.00 a year, which I'm happy to do.
I don't know whats up with yours because mine sounds great. My free year is coming up and I will probably not continue it, but that just because of the price. Pandora is a better route as long as you can get cell service