Warning Against Aerospace Use
Overview: This Delphi SKYFi2
package includes the tuner and a wireless remote control only. For the system to
work, you'll also need a car kit and/or a home kit, or a compatible boombox (see
note below). The kits allow you to hook the tuner up to your car or home stereo
system, and include everything you need to receive the XM signal. A subscription
to XM Satellite Radio is also required.
XM Satellite Radio: XM
Satellite Radio programming features over to 130 channels of digital-quality
music, news, talk, sports, weather & traffic, entertainment, and children's
programming nationwide, many of which are commercial free.
Display: While tuned to an XM
channel, the display contains the following information: channel category,
channel name and number, artist name, song title, signal strength indicator, and
keypad mode (Direct, Preset A, or Preset B). The display has a bright white LED
backlight for excellent visibility. The display's brightness and contrast can
also be adjusted. In addition to the default display (artist name/song title),
you can select the default + stock ticker, default + info extras, and large
scrolling artist name/song title display.
FM Modulator: The receiver has
a built-in FM modulator that transmits the XM audio signal to any nearby FM
radio. You can use the wireless FM modulator in a vehicle, in your home, in an
office, or one a boat, using the appropriate kit. The receiver transmits on the
following frequencies: 88.1, 88.3, 88.5, 88.7, 88.9, 106.7, 106.9, 107.1, 107.3,
107.5, 107.7 and 107.9 MHz. If you choose not to use the FM transmitter, you can
turn it off in the menu.
Adjustable Audio Level: If you
find that the default audio level causes distortion, or is too low compared to
other sources (CD, Cassette, other FM stations), you can adjust the audio level
up or down. Note: This is not a volume control; it should be used to
match the level of other audio sources in the system.
30-Minute Replay: The SKYFi2
receiver features a memory buffer which allows you to pause and replay up to 30
minutes of programming. While a song is playing, you can press a button to
rewind to the beginning of the current song. Each time the rewind button is
pressed, the unit skips backward to the beginning of each song previously played
(during the current listening session up to 30 minutes). You can fast forward
through songs if you wish to return to the live broadcast. The 30-minute replay
feature applies only to the current listening session; the buffer is cleared
when the unit is turned off.
Stock Ticker: The SKYFi2 can
track up to 20 of your favorite stocks, displaying the price and daily movement
on the screen. The unit has an embedded list of more than 9000 regularly traded
stock symbols. Any stock symbol and most indices listed on the NYSE, AMEX or
NASDAQ can be tracked. The market data is delayed approximately 25 minutes, and
is provided by Comstock, Inc.
Info Extras: XM Satellite Radio
will broadcast additional information such as sports scores and other useful
information from time to time. To view the most recent list of available
information, you can press the Menu button on the unit.
Tune Select: The unit's Tune
Select feature notifies you when a favorite song or artist is playing on a
channel other than the one you are currently listening to. You can choose to
search for songs either by song title or by the artist's name. Tune Select can
memorize up to 20 songs or artists.
Auto On: Normally the receiver
turns on whenever it receives power. If it is wired to a power source that is
constantly on, you can disable the Auto On function.
Auto Off: You can set the
SKYFi2 to automatically turn off 15 minutes to 3 hours after your last input or
action. This feature is helpful if the unit is connected to a constant power
source. The Auto Off feature can also be used as a Sleep timer to shut off
automatically after a period of time.
Direct Tune: Normally, you can
preview artists and song titles on other channels by turning the scroll wheel,
and pressing the "XM" button to tune to the desired channel. You can change the
tuning method to "Direct Tune", and the receiver will act like a traditional
radio or TV dial and change channels as you turn the scroll wheel.
Searching: The SKYFi2 allows
you to search channels by category, scan through all the presets, or scan
through all the channels.
Direct Entry: Using the numeric
buttons on the supplied remote or the face of the receiver, you can directly
access XM channels.
Jump: The Jump feature lets you
switch between the current channel and the previously tuned channel.
Channel Presets: The receiver
can store up to 30 preset channels. They are organized into three different
groups, or memory banks, Preset A, Preset B, and Preset C. Each memory bank can
store up to 10 channels.
Note On Kit Compatibility: To
use the SKYFi2 receiver, you must connect it to the SKYFi2 Vehicle Adapter kit
(item # 040SA10102), or the SKYFi2 Home Adapter kit (040SA10103), the Marine
Adapter kit or a compatible boombox. The unit can also be connected to the older
SKYFi Home Adapter kit (040SA10004 or 040SA50004). It is not recommended for use
with the older SKYFi Vehicle Adapter kit (040SA10002 or 040SA50002), because the
newer kit was designed to maximize the performance of the SKYFi2.
IR Remote Control:
The supplied remote gives you access to all the controls that are on the
receiver's front panel, as well as audio mute (except for menu). It is powered
by 2 "AAA" batteries (supplied). The package includes a clip that attaches to
the remote to allow you to attach the remote to a visor or pocket.
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Receiver Front Panel:
- 30-Minute Replay Buttons (left
arrow, pause, right arrow): use for pausing and replaying up to 30
minutes of live XM broadcast
- Scroll Wheel: use the
scroll wheel to scroll through and select a channel or a menu option
- XM: used to select
channels and menu options
- Display: displays
additional information on screen such as stocks or sports scores
- Memory: saves and recalls
song information such as artist and song title
- Menu: allows you to select
and change receiver configuration options
- Preset/Direct: switches
between Direct Entry, Preset bands A, B, and C
- Search: changes search
mode between search by category or search by scanning
- Jump: switches between
current and previous channel
- Power: turns the receiver
on or off
- Number Keys: used to
select a channel or channel preset directly
Receiver Bottom Panel:
- Cradle/Stand Interface
Connection: proprietary connector that interfaces with the vehicle
cradle or home stand
Warning Against Aerospace Use
Warning: The SKYFi system is
not designed for use in airplanes. The receiver produces a level of
electromagnetic interference that may negatively affect the instrumentation in
planes and cause potentially dangerous situations.