SiriusXM Home Antenna - Outdoors

Step 1: Place the Antenna

Place the SiriusXM Radio Indoor/Outdoor Home Antenna outdoors on a window ledge, porch, table, or patio, where it has a clear, unobstructed view of the south sky. You could also attach it to a soffit of the house with the antenna having a straight up view of the sky or attach it on a south facing wall of the house provided that the antenna has a clear, unobstructed view of the south sky. Use the mounting points on the antenna's base to attach the antenna to the house.

antenna installed outside
antenna installed in a widnow


  • There should NOT be any obstructions such as bushes, trees, other homes or buildings, overhangs, soffits, chimneys, gables, dormers, etc., blocking the antenna's view of the south sky. Be aware that depending upon where you place the antenna, your own home may block the antenna's view of the satellite.
  • If you placed the antenna outdoors on a flat surface, keep the clamshell closed and orient the body of the antenna to face south. Continue with Step 2.
  • If you attach the antenna to the soffit or wall of the house using the mounting points on the antenna's base, you will need four screws (not included) with a 1/4" head (e.g., an M3 screw), and which are suitable for the material onto which you are affixing the antenna, (e.g., wood, metal, etc.). The screws should be spaced 1-3/8" apart horizontally and 1-1/8" vertically.
  • If you have mounted the antenna on a soffit with a straight up view of the sky, skip to Step 3 that describes how to connect the antenna to your SiriusXM Home Dock.

Step 2: Aim the Antenna

Open the antenna clamshell so that it is halfway between the horizontal and vertical positions as shown. Orient the antenna so that the shaded surface shown is facing south, in the direction of the satellite.
folding antenna

Step 3: Connect the Antenna to Your SiriusXM Home Dock

Connect the antenna cable to the ANT connection on the Radio or Home Dock.

Step 4: Verify Signal Reception

Turn on your SiriusXM Radio and access the Signal Indicator screen in the menu. The Signal Indicator screen shows the strength of both the satellite (SAT) signal and the terrestrial (ground) (TER) signal (if available).
signal indicator

Step 5: Fine Tune the Aim of the Antenna

We need to fine tune the aim of the antenna to optimize signal reception. While watching the Signal Indicator screen, rotate the antenna left or right in small increments, as shown, until the highest possible satellite (SAT) signal strength is achieved.
signal indicator

Note: If the cable attached to the antenna is not long enough, you can use a 50' long antenna extension cable (sold separately) to extend the antenna cable.

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