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October 14, 2005 10:53 AM Subscribe
I just bought a Sirius satellite radio Starmate receiver
and I don't want to mount the magnetic antenna on the exterior of my car.
posted by amro to technology (8 answers total)
The radio works just fine with the antenna plugged in to the receiver and sitting on my passenger seat. However, in the event that I have a passenger, I would like to be able to throw the antenna up on the dash (this would probably improve reception, as well). Is their any reason to avoid placing a powerful magnet near the gauge cluster, the stereo, or anywhere else? I have a Saturn Ion with a center-mounted gauge cluster
and I would be putting the magnet either on the flat part of the dash right in front of the gauges, or in a little space below the gauges but above the passenger airbag indicator and stereo.
Bonus for telling me how far away I need to keep the magnet from my laptop (which I travel with daily).