Step 1: Find the Direction in Which to Aim Your Antenna
You'll need to determine the direction in which you will aim the antenna at the satellites. Using the map below, find your location and the corresponding area number (1 to 5).
From the following chart, determine in which direction your antenna needs to be aimed.
If you're located in area:
You need to aim your antenna:
EAST or NORTHEAST
NORTH or NORTHEAST
NORTH or NORTHWEST
WEST or NORTHWEST
STRAIGHT UP at the sky (may require outdoor placement)
Remember this direction. Your antenna will need to have a clear view of the sky in this direction.
Example: Imagine you live in Area 2. You determined from the chart that your antenna will need to be aimed North or Northeast toward the X on the map in northern Minnesota. The exact direction is determined by your specific location in Area 2 relative to the X on the map: If you live in Texas, you will need to aim in a more Northerly direction, whereas if you live in southern California, you will need to aim in a more Northeast direction.
Step 2: Place the Antenna
Place the Indoor/Outdoor Home Antenna outdoors on a window ledge, porch, table, or patio, where it has a clear, unobstructed view of the sky straight up (A, in illustration below). you can attach it to the house using the mounting points on the antennas base with the antenna having a straight up view of the sky (B, in illustration below).
There should NOT be any obstructions such as bushes, trees, other homes or buildings, overhangs, soffits, chimneys, gables, dormers, etc, blocking the antennas view of the south sky. Be aware that depending upon where you place the antenna, your own home may block the antenna's view of the satellite.
If you placed the antenna outdoors on a flat surface, keep the clamshell closed and orient the body of the antenna to face south. Continue with Step 3.
If you attach the antenna to the soffit or wall of the house using the mounting points on the antenna's base, you will need four screws (not included) with a 1/4" head (e.g., an M3 screw), and which are suitable for the material onto which you are affixing the antenna, (e.g., wood, metal, etc.).
The mounting screws should be spaced 1-3/16" apart horizontally and 1-7/16" vertically.
If you have mounted the antenna on a soffit with a straight up view of the sky, skip to Step 4 that describes how to connect the antenna to your Radio or Home Dock.
Step 3: Aim the Antenna
Open the antenna clamshell so that it is halfway between the horizontal and vertical positions as shown.
The surface of the antenna shown below in gray should be facing the window pane and should be pointed in the direction in which you need to aim your antenna.
Step 4: Connect the Antenna to Your SiriusXM Radio or Home Dock
Connect the antenna cable to the ANT connection on the Radio or Home Dock.
Step 5: Verify Signal Reception
Turn your SiriusXM Radio ON and access the Signal Indicator (or Antenna Aiming) screen. (Consult your Radio's User Guide for instructions on accessing the screen.) The Signal Indicator screen shows the strength of both the satellite (SAT) signal and the terrestrial (ground) (TER) signal (if available).
We need to fine tune the aim of the antenna to optimize signal reception. While watching the Signal Indicator screen, rotate the antenna left or right in small increments, as shown, until the highest possible satellite (SAT) signal strength is achieved.
While continuing to watching the Signal Indicator screen, adjust the tilt angle in small increments, toward the horizontal or vertical positions, as shown, until the highest possible satellite (SAT) signal strength is achieved. The installation is complete.
Signal Distribution Accessories For You to Consider 50 ft. Antenna Extension Cable: If the cable attached to the antenna is not long enough, you can use a 50' long antenna extension cable (sold separately) to extend the antenna cable.