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For the last two days reception has been awful on both of my cars, I can drive miles with no signal.
Anybody else experiencing this?
 

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Account is fine. Display will say acquiring signal then after about 10 seconds says no signal. I can sit at a stop light and it will lose signal 3 or 4 times. I was so bad on the way to work today I was lucky if I would hear 3 or 4 words.
I know T-Mobile is doing upgrades here in town again, I sure hope they haven't went and screwed things up again.
 

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yup using sat.
I had this problem last year on my truck and it was an upgrade of the antenna that fixed it. But now I notice it on both my cars starting yesterday.
 

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Unless you are using the app to stream...t mobile has nothing to do with it....if you have really old radios..they might be obsolete
yup using sat.
I had this problem last year on my truck and it was an upgrade of the antenna that fixed it. But now I notice it on both my cars starting yesterday.
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For the last two days reception has been awful on both of my cars, I can drive miles with no signal.
Anybody else experiencing this?
I would guess that the terrestrial repeaters in Las Vegas may have gone down, and you are seeing the true depth of inadequacy of satellite radio reception to a mobile receiver in the city.
 
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A ground repeater is usually in a tunnel
I would guess that the terrestrial repeaters in Las Vegas may have gone down, and you are seeing the true depth of inadequacy of satellite radio reception to a mobile receiver in the city.
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I would say antenna connection or possibly TMobile or other mobile upgrades. TMobile did some upgrades a year or so ago around Tulsa and it was causing interference on older radios.
 

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I'm going with T-Mo being the problem. It would be one hell of a coincidence that the antenna on both cars went bad on the same day.
I know they have been implementing some low band but that shouldn't affect the sat signal maybe they are adjusting the freqs on high band also.:imconfused

The radios are fairly new both factory truck is 2016 and car is 2018.

This is what happened a few years back and I'll bet it's the same now.
T-Mobile US, Sirius XM clash over tower interference
 

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Yup..good ole receiver interference
I'm going with T-Mo being the problem. It would be one hell of a coincidence that the antenna on both cars went bad on the same day.
I know they have been implementing some low band but that shouldn't affect the sat signal maybe they are adjusting the freqs on high band also.:imconfused

The radios are fairly new both factory truck is 2016 and car is 2018.

This is what happened a few years back and I'll bet it's the same now.
T-Mobile US, Sirius XM clash over tower interference
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I’m with T-Mo on this one. SXM should build receivers able to overcome expected potential obstacles.

From reading on this site, I know Sirius radios were not as well designed or as well built as the XM radios.


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A ground repeater is usually in a tunnel

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What?

Terrestrial repeaters for SDARS typically are at the top of tall skyscrapers. The repeaters for my area are at the top of what used to be known as One HSBC Tower, the tallest skyscraper in downtown Buffalo. My HughesNet installer was involved in the installation and set up and showed me pictures. In Boston, I remember reading they were at the top of either John Hancock Tower or The Pru. We don't have any tunnels around here, but last year I had no Sirius reception when in the Brooklyn–Battery, Lincoln or Holland tunnels in NYC.

Anyhow, without reading any the link, I'm guessing T-Moble's AWS @ 2.1 GHz is bleeding over with the 2.3 GHz spectrum allotted for SDARS
 
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No need for a ground repeater in the desert
What?

Terrestrial repeaters for SDARS typically are at the top of tall skyscrapers. The repeaters for my area are at the top of what used to be known as One HSBC Tower, the tallest skyscraper in downtown Buffalo. My HughesNet installer was involved in the installation and set up and showed me pictures. In Boston, I remember reading they were at the top of either John Hancock Tower or The Pru. We don't have any tunnels around here, but last year I had no Sirius reception when in the Brooklyn–Battery, Lincoln or Holland tunnels in NYC.

Anyhow, without reading any the link, I'm guessing T-Moble's AWS @ 2.1 GHz is bleeding over with the 2.3 GHz spectrum allotted for SDARS
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They don't have many ground repeaters left..most were shut down after the merger..they are using different technologies such as streaming to overcome the shortcomings
True, but there is that need in a big city with tall skyscrapers.
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Got a little better today. Now all of the signal drops were along I-15 from Spring Mtn Rd. to Cheyenne with the worst from being from Washington to Cheyenne a 3 mile stretch being mostly dead air.
 

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