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Old 09-20-2015, 09:33 PM   #1
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Here's an odd one for you...

While camping this weekend, we stumbled on something that we thought was both a welcome surprise and a little difficult to explain. We are satellite radio subscribers and I have an aftermarket satellite radio in my truck. On Friday night my wife commented that she thought the guy on the trailer radio was on satellite and mentioned the station. I thought it was a case of the station carrying a snippet of a radio show. On Saturday we discovered a surprise...our trailers radio was picking up the satellite radio from the truck! No matter what station we tried, it would play in the trailer. We were in a remote area with no FM stations other than our satellite feed.

Can anyone explain how the trailer's radio could pick up the trucks satellite signal?


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Old 09-20-2015, 10:13 PM   #2
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if it's a plug and play satellite radio like SIRIUS Starmate 8 Dock and Play Radio and Car Kit | TSS-Radio they do have a built in FM transmitter so you can wirelessly listen to it in your car if you don't have a AUX cord. If you are parked close enough you can get it on any radio tuned to the right frequency but the newer radios are pretty weak in the power department and will quickly fade to static if you move farther from the unit.

I just put another dock in the trailer for our music and an antenna in the roof vent.

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Old 09-21-2015, 08:04 AM   #3
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If you go into the radio menu on your sat receiver you can turn off the FM transmitter. Only use this if your car radio is hard wired to the sat unit.
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