Sirius Satellite radio…

Discussion in 'The Tiki Bar' started by Arizona240DA, Sep 24, 2009.

  1. Arizona240DA

    Arizona240DA Banned

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    I’m a dedicated listener. My favorites are Howard, and Bubba. Embarrassing, yes, but on the other hand, they are extremely entertaining. Anyone else; truck, car, boat, etc.? It is mostly during the work week for me, but it doesn’t hurt to have it on the water either…
     
  2. Summerwind

    Summerwind New Member

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    Phila
    2008 Formula 310 Sun Sport
    377 x 2 w/BIII
    I miss it, my free promo expired, I might renew...
     
  3. Hampton

    Hampton Air Defense Dept TECHNICAL Contributor

    Nov 26, 2006
    Panama City, Fl
    2008 44 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins QSC-500's
    Straight Drives
    I bought a lifetime membership for 4 receivers a few years ago. Love the music and sports.
     
  4. fc3

    fc3 Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Nov 12, 2006
    Northern NJ
    1999 Sea Ray 330DA
    Twin 7.4 MPI (310 propshaft HP) V-drives
    Twin Mercury Marine marinized 7.4L L-29 V8s
    Cast iron block w 4-bolt mains
    4.25x4.00 bore & stroke
    I have it in the Navi and on the boat. My wife doesn't want it for her car. I like it but think it was better pre-merger. Don't listen to the talk channels.
     
  5. Dave S

    Dave S Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Upstate South Carolina
    Boatless
    Boatless
    John........what is the cost of a lifetime membership? Can you switch receivers if you change boats or vehicles?

    Dave
     
  6. Hampton

    Hampton Air Defense Dept TECHNICAL Contributor

    Nov 26, 2006
    Panama City, Fl
    2008 44 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins QSC-500's
    Straight Drives
    I paid $300, 2 1/2 years ago. I didn't know of any switchover limitations at the time, but I have since heard (via rumor) that you can't switch them over. I will probably raise a stink if that happens. So far, I've only used one.
     
  7. Groucho

    Groucho Active Member

    Jun 11, 2008
    Albany/Lake George NY
    2006 290 DA
    496 B111
    Just like cable TV, I couldn't be without it. I'm addicted to talk radio and news. I have it in 2 of my cars as well.
     
  8. Stray Cat

    Stray Cat Active Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Oct 4, 2006
    Pool 10 Guttenberg, IA
    2006 300DA Sundancer
    350 Mags / Bravo III
    We like Sirius NASCAR radio, during a race. They have different announcers in each turn and these guys really get into it. If I could see it on TV, and listen to the radio announcers, it would be the best of both medias.
     
  9. chuck1

    chuck1 Super Moderator TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    North GA Mountains
    Looking For Next One
    Looking For Next One
    Up here in the mountains it is the only way to get clear (live) sound. Rock, County and Jimmy Buffet. No talk for me. Have to agree with fc3 was better before the merge.

    By the way Arizona much better posts.
     
  10. CSR_Admin

    CSR_Admin Administrator Staff Member

    Mar 10, 2004
    I listen to Howard via Sirius online just about every day. I tune into Bubba sometimes too. Usually when teh afternoon rolls around I'm too busy to remember to turn Bubba on. Both are great!
     
  11. RollerCoastr

    RollerCoastr Well-Known Member

    Nov 15, 2007
    Cedar Point, OH / Miami, FL / MacRay Harbor, MI
    1997 400DA
    340HP 7.4 Mercruiser Bluewaters
    Garmin 8212, 741 24HD, Intellian I2
    1999 280BR
    Twin 250HP Merc 350 Alpha Ones
    I've had Sirius radio on the boat for a few years, and am in trial status of Sirius Radio, Weather, Fuel Prices, sports scores etc ("Travel Link") in the car.

    I prefer to use iPod Genius for music at the boat and in the car, but Howard is a great way to kill some time on a boring commute. When I need to get some adrenalin pumping in anticipation of a heated work meeting, or passing 4 semis on an Ohio 2-lane, 90 seconds of that wack-job Dr. Laura does the trick. (seriously, who IS her audience???)

    I'm wondering about Sirius Weather for the boat. I like it in the car, but the data can have 10 minute delay, so I'm not sure that I'd be happy paying a considerable up-charge to get old data when my own free radar gives me to-the-second echos of storm cells.

    My neighbor swears by it, but he commutes in a Cessna...
     
  12. Hampton

    Hampton Air Defense Dept TECHNICAL Contributor

    Nov 26, 2006
    Panama City, Fl
    2008 44 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins QSC-500's
    Straight Drives
    I've used it in a friend's Bonanza (aka airplane for pure boatists). The unit didn't boot for the first 1/2 of the first flight (for me), but we didn't have any wx issues then. After that, it was quite useful. Radars are great, but with significant weather, you can't see what's behind the first one. You may try to cut into a gap only to learn the big stuff was hidden by the first wave of cells.

    With Serius Wx, you can "see" forever.
     
  13. sbw1

    sbw1 Well-Known Member

    Oct 10, 2006
    West Michigan
    This is listed in my signature
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    Big 10 sports and jazz for us. Also 50s and 60s and a little Elvis.
     
  14. Fishnut

    Fishnut Member

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    Jan 30, 2008
    Bonita Springs, Florida
    2006 240 Sundancer
    5.0 Mercruiser with Bravo III Drive
    This is outstanding, love to hear the good reviews. I own a truck load of their stock at .15. I have sold off as it has climbed to the .70 mark but it has been a solid buy.

    My only concern is that I don't see my kids having any interest with the radio. In fact my guess is that you won't see radios in cars within the next 10 years. I think we will start seeing garmin, ipod, and blackberry plug ins that interact with your car. Trends start with the kids so just watch what they are doing.
     
  15. K-9

    K-9 New Member

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    Jul 4, 2009
    long island sound
    1980 sea ray sundancer 260 raymarine c120w radar/sonar+
    6.2mag 320hp
    B3 seacore ss props
    scv1 is great to keep kids happy. does the wx have the same channels or only weather?
     
  16. K-9

    K-9 New Member

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    Jul 4, 2009
    long island sound
    1980 sea ray sundancer 260 raymarine c120w radar/sonar+
    6.2mag 320hp
    B3 seacore ss props
    :grin: I am not pirceing anything:wow:
     
  17. RollerCoastr

    RollerCoastr Well-Known Member

    Nov 15, 2007
    Cedar Point, OH / Miami, FL / MacRay Harbor, MI
    1997 400DA
    340HP 7.4 Mercruiser Bluewaters
    Garmin 8212, 741 24HD, Intellian I2
    1999 280BR
    Twin 250HP Merc 350 Alpha Ones
    John, if Weather cost $5, it would be a no-brainer, but the last time I looked into it, they wanted around $15/month.

    The wind info would be useful though. If I expect to take the boat out soon after arriving to the marina, I make a habit of looking at the weather in the car on my way in. That way I know how quickly, or not, I have to unpack.

    Fishnut - "PLUG IN" a Blackberry?! only if the batter is dead! It's all about Bluetooth!

    What I think we'll stop seeing in cars are the cords.
     
  18. Arizona240DA

    Arizona240DA Banned

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    Mike's fault...

     
  19. Arizona240DA

    Arizona240DA Banned

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    Wasn’t the V-tail often referred to as “The Doctor Killer”? Too many MD’s with their new licenses flew them into the soup, and as a result were witness to the maximum structural integrity of the airframe?

    Not really on topic, but I doubt they had satellite wx either…


     
  20. Arizona240DA

    Arizona240DA Banned

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    Yeah, Beach ended up taking quite a hit, and all along it was piss poor decision making skills on the part of the left seat…shame. I only had a few opportunities to roll the throttle forward on a V-tail, but it sure seemed nice.

    As far as Baron’s go, if I had the capital for a really nice twin, a Baron 58 with upgraded engines and avionics would indeed top my list…they are absolutely sexy if you ask me.

    The US Army used to let me fly their toys, but that got all screwed up (not their fault). I still have a 3rd Class medical, thank you very much, and fly GA on occasion!!!

    If I am not mistaken, I think FC3 is somewhat of a Mooney connoisseur, but I am not completely sure…

    Dude, this thread is about Howard and Bubba and you are ruining it (joke)!!! I could talk aircraft all night long.

    I think it is awesome that Jim listens to Bubba, it is truly unique radio…

    C-
     

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