Avstar Aircraft of Washington, Inc.

10415 172nd St. E., Hangar A1
Puyallup, WA  98374
office (253)770-9964
or (253)770-0120
email:  avstarair@att.net

03-08-2004 Ask Mike! Archive
External XM radio antennas

Is there an external aviation XM radio antennae on the market yet? I have an XM radio installed in my plane and would like to put an external one on. I have heard that there is or will be a combination XM radio and aircraft communications antennae. Do you know of this?

Thanks, Dave


I recently received an updated catalog from one of my suppliers. Yes, there are many advancements in antenna combinations, such as GPS/COM, GPS/Data link, and VHF/GPS/Orbcom, but I don't even find an external XM antenna listed. With such advancements as has been happening lately, I wouldn't think an XM or XM/GPS (as they are both satellite based) combination antenna would be too far down the line.

Gear Green,