Thursday 25 April 2019

Another Treat

Okay, so with the advent of the not having to worry about power . . . 

(as long as the sun shines, and if it doesn’t we all have larger problems than my lack of electricity) 

. . . I can allow myself to entertain the possibility of something that I have wanted for a while now . . .

. . . Satellite radio in Wanda.

So, for those of you who don’t know, here is a close-up of the stuff, and essentially what I got was the “Vehicle Kit.”

In the middle with the display is the radio itself, and it is a small thing. 

The black box below it is the shuttle dock that it slides into. That dock is supposed to be permanently mounted somewhere.

You can probably guess that the cord thing in the lower left is the power cord that plugs into a 12V power outlet (called a car’s cigarette lighter for us old folks).

In the upper left is the antenna itself, with the business end being that little square box that stick to the roof by way of a magnet on its base. 

The audio cord on the right (the 3.5m audio jack to dual male RCA) is what I bought to connect the satellite radio to Wanda’s Stereo.

Here is where I plan to install it . . .

Essentially I plan to install the satellite radio itself on the wall, above the TV. I will run the antenna wire inside that wall, up to the roof. 

The audio and power cables will run down that wall to the back of the stereo, which is in the bottom of the pic. I will hardwire the Satellite radio to steal power from Wanda’s radio (cutting off the power plug at the end of the power cable). 

I am not going to do this myself, the guy who installed the solar panels is going to come back (second weekend of May most likely) to install it for me.

I just don’t want to screw up putting holes in my roof. I may be brave, but I’m not stupid (at least not that stupid).

Until then, I will setup and use the radio by plugging it in from the front and running the antenna out the window. 

It will do, but not how I want it installed, as in permanently in the trailer.

I will connect it up and get it activated tomorrow after work, and so I will let you know how it went on Monday.

As always: Keep your head up, your attitude positive, and keep moving forward!

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