Jump to content
  • GUESTS

    If You  want access  to member only forums on FM, You will need to Sign-in or  Sign-Up now .

    This box will disappear once you are signed in as a member.

  • 0

Sirius or XM Radio


RoadRunner

Question

Anyone subscribe to Sirius satellite radio? If so, what's your opinion of it and how well does it work in wooded areas and on lakes in Northern MN (particularly Lake of the Woods). I'm thinking it might be the ticket for camping trips to and ice fishing in remote areas without much for radio stations.

Thanks

Link to comment
Share on other sites

11 answers to this question

Recommended Posts

  • 0

I have XM in my truck and have never not gotten good reception, including at my cabin in northern MN.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

Quote:

Anyone subscribe to Sirius satellite radio?


I have both Sirius and XM, and yes they ROCK on LOW and anywhere you can see the sky, sounds like Perch has a antenna problem, generally you can find a signal just about anywhere.

I would get a PNP "mobile" unit that way you can use it in your car, home,boat or Satellite radio Boombox , I use the boombox for Ice fishing it's awesome.

I also prefer Sirius over XM I think their overall line up is a little better, but their both GREAT and blow FM radio out of the water.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

Sorry Pierbridge, I do not have an antenna problem. I said "I have never NOT gotten good reception"

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

I just got XM and love it. Works great up north or anywhere I have been so far. I use it in my boat, Truck, and home. Heck, I have to fight the wife for the receiver. She is hooked too.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

I'd vote for Sirius. They have the NFL, and in my opinion, better music programming. If baseball is your ticket, XM is the way to go. Sirius also has some good long term commitment offers too . . . (I imagine XM does as well).

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

Quote:

Sorry Pierbridge, I do not have an antenna problem. I said "I have never NOT gotten good reception"


\\

Oops must have miss read your post... grin.gif

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

I've had XM for 3 years now and wouldn't think of changing... cool.gif

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

Thanks for the information, everyone. I think I've decided on Sirius (Seriously, har har).

It'll be great to be able to listen to the Vikes beat up on the Packers while I'm out on the lake this winter. It would have been nice to have in camp this past weekend in Ontario. Not much selection in the radio stations up there. It also sounds like they'll be carrying Nascar starting in 2007 as well.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

Shoremunch hit it right on the head! I have XM in one vehicle and it's got some decent stations as does Sirius, which I have in another vehicle... but in the end Sirius wins out because it has the NFL package which is great on those fall days for the drive home from up north hunting expeditions.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

Ahhh the big debate. I went through this several weeks ago, and ended up with XM. Lineup was a factor, but so was device quality. Ended up with XM to get the Twins, although it came as a sacrifice to the Vikes and NPR. Still wonder if I made the right choice, but you CANNOT beat XM72.

BD

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.


  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • Wanderer
      A co-worker reported they had some the best fishing ever on V last weekend.  Trolling 6-8 feet in the morning with HJ10’s.  Where the water temps were in the mid/low 50’s
    • PSU
      Those campsites are right across the water from us. Seem pretty well protected and I haven't heard of challenging over there. Holiday weekends they fill up very fast
    • mdogdaddy
      My son camped on Hinsdale with his aluminum runabout. Nice site but walking across the hull parked on uneven ground he separated a couple of the rivets.
    • herm
      Thanks "Skunked Again!" I searched old posts and it sounds like my fiberglass boat might not be the best rig for Hinsdale. Still, would appreciate more advice/input. 
    • SkunkedAgain
      I don't know about either of them, but welcome to the forum.
    • SkunkedAgain
      I destroyed my main propeller saving a neighbors dock section from ramming my other neighbor's dock. Definitely watch out for each other out there.   Raven77 - on the plus side of the high water, the floating swim platform that you sold me the other year was able to just float off of the rocks that I had beached it on. No need to do any heavy lifting this season! I'm glad that I tied it to a tree as usual.
    • LakeofthewoodsMN
      On the south end...  A great 2022 MN Fishing Opener for most anglers.  The walleyes and saugers are hungry and the bite is on!  Good numbers of fish caught. Lots of big fish amongst the eaters.  Most anglers were vertically jigging in 6' - 20'.  Anchor up and jig over the side of the boat.  A nice mix of sizes.   The water is a bit dirty on the east portion of the south shore due to runoff from the rivers.  A bright jig with a minnow is the most productive. Reports were also good from the west portion of the south shore.  A bit cleaner water and equally good bite.  Lots of big fish mixed in with eaters.  Some anglers fishing on structure or on the edge of structure where available. On the Rainy River...   A lot of walleyes in the river as predicted, but the current is ripping and the water is a bit dirty.  Those who found slack water often found fish.  The norm was 6' - 15' with a bright jig and minnow.   Typical spots in the main channel were tough to fish due to high current.  The fast moving water helped to congregate fish.  Once you found them, there were normally good numbers. Sturgeon fishing is closed until July 1st.  July 1 - Sep 30 is a sturgeon keep season with one fish per calendar year 45" - 50" or over 75". Up at the NW Angle...  A great jig bite up at the Angle for the opener.  Most fish were caught in 6' - 20' adjacent shoreline structure, neckdown areas and on some shallow flats. Again, a jig and minnow was by far the most common method vertically jigged below the boat.  With cold water, a subtle presentation.  Both fatheads and frozen shiners worked well. Various ways to travel to the Angle. 1.  Drive through Canada to the Angle  (must be vaccinated, no covid test required) 2.  LOW Passenger Service (charter boat service across the lake avoiding customs)  3.  Lake Country Air.(fly from various Midwest locations to LOW and NW Angle) 4.  Take your own boat.  (Safety first, this is a 40 mile ride over big water)  
    • herm
      Greetings all! Our group (two boats/five guys) is looking at fishing/camping trip based at Hinsdale Island Campground or Wake 'Em Up Bay Campground in about 3 weeks.  Can anyone advise about Hinsdale, especially the shoreline for landing boats? (Is it sandy or rocky? Mostly protected?) We're also wondering how busy both campgrounds are? We've stayed at Wake Em Up,  but that was 6-8 years ago and it was mostly empty...just the host and 2-3 others. Nowadays, do either or both fill up on June weekends? (We'd probably arrive on a Saturday, stay most of the week.) Of course, we also welcome suggestions for walleye techniques, depths, etc. We tend to fish smallies during the day and chase eyes in the evening.  Thanks in advance for your help! 
    • ReefWhooligan
      Saturday we got beat up by the wind all day long driving around to the usual spots and didn't catch a thing.  Towards the evening we went in shallow and ended up catching 7 keepers in 6ft of water on slip bobbers.
    • MikeG3Boat
      I didn’t have any luck, but I heard others and saw people catch fish. 
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.