How accurate is the footprint map shown for Sirius in this section?
Specifically, it implies that Anchorage and Fairbanks, Alaska, are outside the coverage area. Since this is a polar orbiting system, I would suspect that coverage would be broader (no look angle issues) into central and western parts of Alaska. Does anyone have any real-world experience with Sirius in these remote locations, using an external antenna outdoors?
This has been discussed before at SiriusBackstage in the "DogHouse" forum. Reports, in summary, indicate that Sirius is useful for most of the day in Anchorage. But there are more Alaskan posters at Backstage now and you might want to revisit the subject.