Vehicle Docking Station Features
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
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
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
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
Audio Output Level: You can
adjust the level of the audio output to match the other sources in your audio
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
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
- Sleep Mode: The receiver
can be set to turn off after a selected period of time, 15, 30, 45, or 60
Factory Default: To revert back
to all the original receiver settings at once, activate the factory default
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
Vehicle 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
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",
- 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)