At 10/18/04 05:17 PM, kon_artis1 wrote:
I dont even know if i should try or not. I want to but i dont know much. What do we win anyway?
Did you read the contest page? The future of radio is satellite radio. Right now there are two companies, XM Radio and Sirius. XM Radio has been around longer, has over 2.5 million subscribers, commercial free music, etc. The FCC has no control over it because it's a subscriber based system. So they can have uncensored shows like Opie and Anthony.
We are giving the winner of the contest a Delphi Roady2 which is made to work with XM Radio's service. The unit comes complete with the car adaptor so you're ready to listen to XM Radio in your car once it's installed. The only thing you'd have to do is sign up for the service which is about $10.95 a month after taxes and everything. If you buy a longer contract 2, 3, 4, 5 years the monthly fee goes down a little.
Opie and Anthony are on a premium channel so that costs another $1.99 on top of the regular XM Radio subscription.
It's really great for people who have long commutes, truckers, etc. I don't know about you, but when I used to drive 30-60 minutes to get to wherever Tom had the NG HQ I could spend 20 minutes listening to commercials! UHG! I wish I had XM Radio then.
We're also throwing in a home adaptor kit so you can listen to it in your home. I have my Roady2 on right now. I have the antenna near my front window, which faces the south. It's kind of like setting up a satellite dish, but it's smaller and the aiming doesn't have to be as precise.
Then I just have the Roady2 receiver pluged into the line-in input on my laptop's sound card and it comes out my computer speakers. If you disconnect the audio out cable from the Roady2 it will go into FM broadcast mode. You can pick a frequency for it to broadcast on, like 107.9, and then set your FM radio to that station and listen. The range isn't that great, it's designed to broadcast to your car's radio if you don't have any other way to hook it up to your car's stereo (it comes with a tape cassette adaptor, or if you have an amp or head unit with RCA jacks you can do that too). I find if I broadcast in my house I can walk around with a mini-FM portable radio and headphones and get decent reception, but as I get farther away I do start to get some static.