We're using XM in the Beechjet displayed on our efb, only problem with reception using the portable antenna was in the New England area while heading northeast to Maine. We are using our externally mounted antenna now and get good reception everywhere including San Jose (mmsd) Mexico.cptsesso said:We have been using one for our Westwind II since they came out a few months ago. Amazing how far technology has come. The boss said to get one when he heard about the XM weather feature. We do a lot of coast to coast trips and it is real nice to have access to the weather features hours after looking at a weather computer on the ground.
As far as signal reception, I have only noticed an occasional No XM Signal display for a few seconds here and there. I place the antenna far forward in the windshield and have not noticed any problems even with the windshield heats on.
I also like to take it with me in the car and switch to Automotive mode. Works real well. I do notice though some of the directions it tells you to go are not the fastest routes. I guess it is not smart enough to know about long traffic lights or heavier traffic areas.
I would definitely recommend it to anyone out there. The only thing I wish is that we could get the XM Radio into our headsets. I really enjoy the Comedy Channel 150 when I have it in the car.