The Pantera Place
"Your de Tomaso Connection"
Pantera XM Satellite Radio
By Mike Dailey
I recently received a XM Roady2 Satellite Radio along with a subscription to the monthly service as a gift. The Roady2 is a portable unit that can be moved between cars.
This is how I installed the unit in the Pantera.
Images of the Roady2 showing the radio in the center, 12V plug on the top right, cassette deck interface on the top left and the satellite antenna/receiver on the bottom left and the cable connections on the left end of the unit.
Close up image of the Roady2 radio and the top and bottom of the satellite receiver antenna/receiver.
Mounting hardware for the air vent and the sticky back dash mount.
Roady2 sitting on console. I tuck the extra cable length under the passenger floor mat edge to keep them out of the way.
View of the satellite antenna on the dash. They say it should be mounted outside the car but it works fine for me on the dash.
View of the power connecter.
The Roady2 can interface to the Pantera radio using the cassette deck or if the cassette interface is unplugged it transmits on FM stations. The Roady2 can be programmed on 12 different FM stations starting with 88.1 and ending on 107.9 that can be received on your car radio. I find that the cassette deck interface gives the best and most reliable sound. You can learn more about XM radio athttp://www.xmradio.com/ or the competing Sirius radio at http://www.sirius.com .
Satellite radio offers a huge content selection and some very nice features including the selection of music buy decade, e.g. if 1970 is selected you receive only 70s music. But with a $12.95 service fee per month I'm not sure I can justify its use after my free subscription expires.