About the SIRIUS Sportster 4
Sports fans, you can keep up with all of the great play-by-play action on SIRIUS with the Sportster 4 plug-and-play satellite radio. It lets you pause and rewind live broadcasts, so you'll never miss a second of the big game. It also has some great features that'll enhance coverage of your favorite teams, and it delivers the rest of SIRIUS's peerless entertainment options.
To make sure you're on top of your favorite teams, program Game Alert to let you know whenever your favorite NFL, NBA, NHL, and college team is about to take the field. With NFL broadcasts, you can even choose whether you want to listen to the home or away announcers.
The Sportster 4 automatically records the last 44 minutes of the channel you're listening to. Just hit the Rewind button to get an instant replay of the game-winning touchdown, or press Pause if, say, you're interrupted by a phone call. The 44-minute memory clears every time you change the channel or turn the Sportster 4 off. And if you're driving to a game, you can program the front-panel Jump button to go directly to your SIRIUS traffic and weather channel to get traffic updates.
This package includes the car accessories you'll need to play the radio over your vehicle's in-dash stereo. The docking station, which holds the Sportster 4 in your car, features a suction-cup mount that'll attach to any reasonably flat glass surface. A car power adapter and a roof-mount antenna round out the package.
The Sportster 4's built-in wireless FM transmitter broadcasts straight to your vehicle's FM stereo.* A remote control is also included, so your passengers can switch channels while you drive.
To listen to the Sportster 4 over your home stereo, pick up the optional home accessory kit. You can also get extra car kits for convenient multi-car use. A subscription to SIRIUS is required. Satellite radio service is available only within the lower 48 states not available in Hawaii or U.S. territories. Limited service is available in Alaska.
Note: A subscription to SIRIUS is also required. Satellite radio service is available only within Canada and the lower 48 states not available in Hawaii or U.S. territories. Limited service is available in Alaska. Portable reception may vary by location. If you have questions about the proposed XM/SIRIUS merger, read the SIRIUS guarantee. To view this file, you will need the Adobe Acrobat PDF reader.
*Important note from Crutchfield: Current FCC rules limit the transmission strength of wireless FM transmitters to a point where transmission needs to take place very near your FM antenna. SIRIUS includes an FM extender cable in order to address this issue, but Crutchfield strongly encourages customers to use an auxiliary input, wired FM modulator, or cassette adapter to ensure your satisfaction with the performance and cosmetics of this satellite radio.
- plug-and-play SIRIUS satellite radio
- car accessories included: cradle, suction-cup mount, power adapter, roof-mount antenna
- internal memory continually stores the last 44 minutes of the channel you're listening to
- built-in FM transmitter broadcasts on any FM frequency
- 6-line display
- 30 channel presets
- S-Seek lets you save up to 30 song titles or artists, and alerts you whenever one is playing on SIRIUS
- Game Alert lets you know when your favorite team is playing
- Jump button lets you go to a preprogrammed channel instantly
- short-cut button lets you save a wireless FM transmission frequency
- search by category, channel, artist, or song title
- wireless remote control
- dimensions: 4-1/2"W x 2-15/16"H x 5/8"D
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # SP4-TK1
What's in the box:
- SP4 SIRIUS Satellite Radio receiver
- Wireless remote control
- CR2025 Lithium battery
- SUPV1 Vehicle docking station
- SIRIUS antenna with attached 20.5' micro cable (has an SMB connector)
- 19.25' FM Extension Cable (with 2.5mm submini plug on one end)
- Two 13/16" diameter suction cups
- 3 Self-adhesive cable guides
- Suction cup mount
- Vent mount
- Cigarette lighter power adapter with attached 5.75' straight cord (2A fuse installed)
- 4.875" Self-adhesive antenna tail
- Four 5/16" machine screws (each screw has 1 lock washer and 1 flat washer)
- One 3/16" machine screw
- Surface Preparation Cleaning Kit
- Sportster 4 User Guide
- SUPV1 Installation Guide
- FM Extender Cable Installation Guide
- SIRIUS channel information card
- Important Notice for Ordering Additional SUPV1 Vehicle Kits
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SIRIUS Satellite Radio: SIRIUS Satellite Radio features more than 120 channels of original programming beamed coast-to-coast, including 65 channels of commercial-free, digital-quality music, and news, talk, sports, entertainment, and children's programming.
Note: Satellite radio service is available only within the continental United States. Service is not available in Alaska and Hawaii.
Display: The Sportster 4 tuner has a large backlit LCD screen. You can choose between two ways to present the artist and song title information on the LCD screen. The Default screen displays the artist and song title on separate lines. Pressing the Display button will increase the character size to its maximum, put artist and song title information on the same line, and continuously scroll them across the screen. The channel name, number, category, preset band/number, and time of day are always displayed.
Display Adjustments: You can manually adjust the display's contrast and brightness for best viewing.
Category Tuning: The Category buttons allow you to cycle through the available genres of programming: Pop, Rock, Country, Hip-Hop, R&B/Urban, Dance/Electronic, Jazz/Standards, Classical, Latin/World, News, Sports and Entertainment. Once the category has been selected, you can choose the channels from that category using the rotary knob.
Preset Tuning: The tuner allows you to store 30 presets in 3 separate banks (A, B, and C). Preset channels can be tuned directly by selecting a preset band and pressing the preset number on the numeric keypad (unit or remote). You can also activate the preset tune mode in which the rotary knob scrolls through only the preset channels.
Jump: The Jump key is programmed to access a specific channel, regardless of which preset bank is currently selected.
Direct Tuning: Using the direct and numeric buttons on the supplied remote, you can directly access SIRIUS channels by their 3-digit channel numbers.
Channel Lock: You can lock a channel, making it only available by direct tuning. When a locked channel is tuned directly, you will need to enter a 4-digit code before the channel can be heard.
Instant Replay: The receiver is capable of storing the audio from the current channel for later playback. Up to 44 minutes can be stored and accessed later. As soon as you tune to a channel, the receiver automatically begins storing the audio. Once the audio is stored, you can perform the following functions: play, pause, fast forward, and rewind.
Memory and Song Seek Functions: This feature allows you to capture and store the program data information (artist and song title). You can store program data information for up to 30 songs. The tuner will monitor the current incoming SIRIUS signals and alert you if any match the program data information stored in memory.
Antenna Aiming: You can check the strength of the SIRIUS satellite signal being received. When locating the antenna in your home, you should place the antenna in a spot that illuminates the maximum number of bars on the meter.
Antenna: The low-profile SIRIUS antenna has a powerful magnetic base that allows you to mount the antenna on the roof or trunk lid of your vehicle. The antenna needs to be positioned in such a way that it will be free of mechanical and line-of-sight obstructions. The antenna' s dimensions are: W=2.234", H=0.498", D=2.935" (7.236" including "tail"), Cable Length=20.5'.
Note: The attached micro cable has a single SMB connector, which plugs into the docking station.
Audio Output Level: You can adjust the level of the audio output to match the other sources in your audio system.
FM Transmitter: This feature allows you transmit SIRIUS radio programming to your vehicle's FM tuner, so you don't have to make any connections between the SIRIUS receiver and the radio. You can choose any transmitting frequency in the FM band between 88.1 MHz to 107.9 MHz.
Important Note from Crutchfield: Current FCC rules limit the transmission strength of wireless FM transmitters to a point where transmission needs to take place very near your FM antenna. Sirius includes an FM extender antenna with the additional car kit in order to address this issue, but Crutchfield strongly encourages customers to use an auxiliary input, wired FM modulator, or cassette adapter to ensure satisfaction with the performance and cosmetics of this satellite radio.
Game Alert: When your favorite NFL, NBA, NHL, and college team is playing on a different channel, Game Alert will notify you.
Time-Based Functions: The tuner has a built-in clock with the time data provided by the SIRIUS channel. The clock options can be set for 12-hour or 24-hour operation, time zone, and observance of Daylight Saving Time. Once the clock data is set, you can activate the following functions:
- Alarm Clock: The built-in alarm clock can be set to turn on the unit at a specific time.
- Program Alert: The Program Alert function allows you to program the unit to turn on and switch to a selected channel at a specific time.
- Auto Shutdown: The unit can be set to automatically turn off after a one-hour period without any user intervention. After 59 minutes of inactivity, a beep-tone sounds and a display prompt appears on the screen allowing you the option of canceling auto shutdown.
- Sleep Mode: The receiver can be set to turn off after a selected period of time, 15, 30, 45, or 60 minutes.
Factory Default: To revert back to all the original receiver settings at once, activate the factory default screen.
Remote Control: In addition to offering all the controls on the receiver's front panel, the remote adds direct tuning, audio mute, and volume control.
Receiver Bottom Panel:
- Docking Station Interface Connection: proprietary connector that interfaces with the vehicle docking station or home docking station
Overview: The vehicle kit includes everything you need to install the SIRIUS Sportster 4 tuner into your vehicle. The kit contains a docking station, suction cup mount, vent mount, DC power supply (cigarette lighter), roof-mount antenna, and mounting hardware. The SIRIUS tuner mounts firmly in the docking station, where antenna, power and signal connections are made.
Docking Station Connections: The Sportster 4 tuner slides into the docking station and is locked into place. On the back of the docking station are inputs for the antenna and DC power supply, plus a line output (minijack) and an FM transmission antenna output (sub-minijack).
Mounting: Using the supplied suction cup mount, the docking station can be mounted to the windshield in your vehicle. The base has two adjustment points that allow you to adjust the tuner for optimum viewing. The vent mount allows you to mount the docking station to any vent in your vehicle.
Compatibility with Optional Pro-Fit Brackets: The cradle can be mounted directly to the Pro-Fit Legend series Vehicle-Specific Mounts (VSMs). Using the EZ-1026 (item #042EZ1026) Easy Swivel mount, the cradle is also compatible with the regular Pro.Fit International VSM series. Please check the Crutchfield Vehicle Selector to see which VSMs are compatible with your vehicle.
- Receiver: W=4.489", H=2.471", D=1.025"
- Docking Station: W=4.493", H=1.807", D=1.041" (1.503" with attached cables)
- Receiver in Docking Station: W=4.489", H=3.073", D=1.041" (1.503" with attached cables)