There are two types of truck satellite antennas. The first type is designed for receiving satellite radio while the second type is designed for connecting you to the Internet. Before you go shopping, you will want to make sure that you know which type of truck satellite antenna is appropriate for the type of signals you want to send and receive and what antenna is appropriate for your vehicle.
The first type of truck satellite antenna that you can buy is for satellite radio. When shopping for this type of antenna you will want to take several things into consideration. These things include: what satellite carrier you subscribe to, what type of vehicle you have and what company manufactured your vehicle. Some of the satellite radio service providers you can buy antennas from include Sirius and XM.
If you need more than just music from your truck satellite antenna then you will want to shop for a satellite dish antenna. To get the right dish antenna for your vehicle you will want to talk with your satellite internet service provider. They will either provide you with the correct satellite antenna, or they will tell you where you buy one. None of the top three satellite internet service providers currently offer mobile internet service. To get this you will need to work with Ground Control, MotoSat or MobilSat.
Truck satellite antennas designed for satellite internet come in two formats, affixed and portable. Most people select the affixed models, however, HughesNet now offers a portable truck satellite antenna that provides mobility and performance making the portable version a better choice for truckers and travelers. HughesNet’s portable antenna is called MotoSat. It uses DataStorm software to keep the mobile satellite pointed in the right direction.