Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Wistron Neweb Receives Certification on the StarMate 4

On Tuesday, November 07, 2006, Wistron Neweb received certification on the new Sirius StarMate 4 receiver. It comes with both an internal and external FM antenna. Either one or the other is used at any given time.

It also uses the common docking unit. See the manual here.

The external FM antenna is described as piece of coax at least 15" long with the braid stripped away and a ferrite bead on the end. I'm still surprised that the FCC finds this arrangement acceptable, since it appears to still use a standard plug. The picture below shows the external antenna.

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