20 Most Recent Sirius Sportster 5 Satellite Radio Receiver with Vehicle Kit Questions & Answers


the outer braid part of the antenna cable has to grounded so what you report suggest that the grounding of the antenna is loose , incomplete but is completed when you move it

Sirius Sportster... | Answered on Nov 19, 2017


it could be the signal has been down graded. new laws on signal and strengths have been coming in over the fear of wave format. the best way to gain a weak signal is a booster of some kind to bring in the weak signals, hope this helps.

Sirius Sportster... | Answered on Jun 16, 2017


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Sirius Sportster... | Answered on Jul 08, 2012


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Sirius Sportster... | Answered on Jul 08, 2012


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Sirius Sportster... | Answered on Jul 08, 2012


Is it "Aquiring Signal" or "Antenna Not Detected"? It could be the antenna, the dock, or the radio itself. For whatever reason, the Sportster 5 seems more fragile in the dock connections. TSS Radio has a repair guy who can fix this issue. You can reach him via email at sales@tss-radio.com

Sirius Sportster... | Answered on Jul 08, 2012


Turn the radio on an locate the Radio ID
For XM Radios

Your Radio ID can be displayed by tuning your radio to channel 0. (That's one channel down from the XM Preview.) Make sure to check your ID code carefully. Please note that the following letters are not used: I,O, S, and F.


Call the activation hotline to activate your service
1-866-635-8634

Sirius Sportster... | Answered on Sep 20, 2011


If you don't pay your bill, you'll need to buy a new radio, since they'll lock it out of the network. You *might* be able to have it activated online, so try that out before giving up. If that won't work, then just sell it for parts on eBay, if it's a functional (but banned) radio, you'll probably get $20-$40. Make sure you mention it's banned.

Sirius Sportster... | Answered on Sep 13, 2011


Hi Glenn,
Understandably frustrating, but it sounds like an easy fix.
First, go through the settings on your radio to be certain that nothing was set incorrectly.
Second, make sure your antenna wire is not malfunctioned or tampered with. Broken pins can render an antenna useless. These satellite radio antennae are fairly cheap to purchase on their own, so you could try purchasing a new one and see if it works.
If that's fine, open the receiver. Generally these radio's use small torx or philips screws. Once opened, check the area where the antenna is plugged in - is the lead/wire broken? Is the solder coming off? All of this can be fixed easily if spotted. You can even solder the antenna permanently on if you like.

Sirius Sportster... | Answered on May 04, 2011


Check the center pin on your unit, and also check if your dock connector has any damage. If it is not damaged, then push on the unit while it is docked. If it turns on after 30 seconds then you have a cold solder joint on your power connector. Just remove the back cover and solder the barrel connector's pins back down. There is one on the left and one on the right, both must be soldered in order to receive power.

Sirius Sportster... | Answered on Apr 23, 2011


On Sirius radios, some programs require a subscription to the "Best of XM" and on some XM radios, you need a subscription to the "Best of Sirius" to get their programs. Call XM/Sirius and ask them, but I think that you have to pay extra for the "B.O.XM".

Sirius Sportster... | Answered on Jan 18, 2011


Use the FM extender kit to improve the signal. You can change the channel by holding down the cassette icon to enter the menu, then going to FM options (I think it's under settings)

Sirius Sportster... | Answered on Jan 08, 2011


As far as I know, there is no transmitter in a Sirius Radio. I had an XM, and there was no selection for fm stations. They just figure you can tune the car radio to any fm station, in case you want to listen to fm. Hope this helps, but refer to your manual for details about what the unit can do.

Sirius Sportster... | Answered on Dec 29, 2010

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