External Antenna Kit for SiriusXM Aviation Receiver SXAR1

$34.95

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Product ID: 1904A

The SiriusXM Aviation Receiver (SXAR1) requires a clear view of the sky for best satellite reception. If your airplane doesn't have the perfect spot for the SXAR1, this antenna is an easy upgrade. Allows the SXAR1 to be mounted out of the way while the antenna sits on the dash. Wire measures 8.5 feet long.Read more
The SiriusXM Aviation Receiver (SXAR1) requires a clear view of the sky for best satellite reception. If your airplane doesn't have the perfect spot for the SXAR1, this antenna is an easy upgrade. Allows the SXAR1 to be mounted out of the way while the antenna sits on the dash. Wire measures 8.5 feet long.
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Why is the antenna shown with the funky short adapter cable? Why not just terminate the cable with the appropriate connector?
Charles N on Dec 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I am speaking as a user with a speculative answer. The antenna is a "standard" SXM antenna that is used with a number of their commercial car kits and receivers. The adapter cable then converts to the type of connector on the SXAR1 without creating a need for a "special" antenna. Why the receiver has a "different" connector may be a more appropriate question, but it may have been chosen to differentiate it from the external gps antenna connector.
Does anyone have experience using the Sirius aviation receiver with Foreflight on jet aircraft? Specifically the Citation Sovereign? I tried (with the receiver only, no external antenna), and could not get a good signal, and nothing would update, either in the air or on the ground. I tried placing the receiver on various parts of the glareshield with no luck, the best signal actually on the side window, likely having something to do with the forward windscreen heating elements, but not enough to update Foreflight and get any weather. Would the external antenna help? Any other experience or suggestions?
TBaxterusa on Feb 28, 2017
External Antenna Kit for SiriusXM Aviation Receiver SXAR1
External Antenna Kit for SiriusXM Aviation Receiver SXAR1
SiriusXM Aviation Receiver SXAR1
SiriusXM Aviation Receiver SXAR1
BEST ANSWER: Yes. I fly a Sovereign and had the same experience. We found that if we placed the unit alone (elevated on a box of tissues) in the galley window (westbound) and the lav window (eastbound) that it works fine from those locations, however I didn't consider this to be a practical solution. So we ordered the external antenna and have been experimenting with it for several weeks. We tried it in the forward windscreen (below the heating elements) with no success. The only location in the cockpit where we can receive a usable signal is in the aft (unheated) cockpit windows but only when the window has some southerly exposure. Consequently we have contemplated getting two external antennas, one for each window, and wiring them together so that we can get a signal regardless of our direction of flight. But at this point I'm starting to feel like the whole experiment may require too many compromises. It appears that getting this to work is going to result in a tangle of antenna and power wires . And given the additional limitation that the unit will only serve one iPad at a time...well its making me consider other options.
Will the antenna I'm currently using with my panel mounted Garmin 496 work with the SXAR1? If not is there an adapter available?
CarlB on Aug 10, 2017
External Antenna Kit for SiriusXM Aviation Receiver SXAR1
External Antenna Kit for SiriusXM Aviation Receiver SXAR1
SiriusXM Aviation Receiver SXAR1
SiriusXM Aviation Receiver SXAR1
BEST ANSWER: The antenna that is used for the 496 will not work with the sxar1. Garmin does not have and adapter available.
Does the SXAR1 Antenna Kit include both GPS and SXM antennas (two separate antennas)?
A shopper on Oct 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No, it's just the SXM antenna. The GPS antenna is here: http://www.sportys.com/pilotshop/garmin-ga-25mcx-external-antenna.html
Do you need to have the gps remote antenna if you don't plan to use this to supply firelight with gps (using stratus)? In other words, will this still work if not in line of sight using xm antenna but not gps?
A shopper on Sep 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It should, but we have not tested that arrangement.
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