Sat Phones

Submitted: Wednesday, Jan 28, 2004 at 09:26
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One for the happy campers out there with a sat phone.

Am I correct in my assumption they need to "see" the sky to work, much the same as GPS, or do they work inside the vehicle like a std gsm unit ??

CheersFidei defensor

Rosco
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Reply By: landie - Wednesday, Jan 28, 2004 at 10:16

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2004 at 10:16
The antenna must be pointed towards the sky unobstructed.

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Follow Up By: Graeme - Wednesday, Jan 28, 2004 at 19:42

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2004 at 19:42
Hi

Anyone have a Erickson R290 connected to Globalstar?

What do I actually need (aerial etc) to get it to work properly? It apparently accesses satellite AND/OR GSM?

Thanks
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Reply By: Voxson (Adelaide) - Wednesday, Jan 28, 2004 at 10:44

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2004 at 10:44
As Landie says they need to see the sky.............. BUT....the Motorola i have has a second antenna which came with it............The other end is a magnet base so it sticks to the roof or roof rack whilst driving and gives a perfect signal also......___________________________________
Simpson trip 05/04 then turn left at Birdsville to Darwin via Lawn Hill etc
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Follow Up By: Member -Bob & Lex (Sydney) - Wednesday, Jan 28, 2004 at 15:59

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2004 at 15:59
Voxon, when in May will you be in Birdsville as i will be there around 27th or 28th.Regards Bob
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Reply By: Dave from Fraser Coast 4WD Club - Wednesday, Jan 28, 2004 at 13:03

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2004 at 13:03
Yes, they need to see sky, but some need to see less sky than others, some need a specific point of sky (that you can work out).
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Reply By: John - Wednesday, Jan 28, 2004 at 13:11

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2004 at 13:11
Hi Rosco
I used my Motorola in the car without the external antena and it did work.
But it was much much better with the external stick on magnetic antena.
Unobstructed sky is needed to work to full potential.

Regards
John
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Reply By: Member - Ross - Wednesday, Jan 28, 2004 at 14:00

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2004 at 14:00
Thanks guys .... looks like a gutter mount job is the go. Magnets don't find Al any near as attractive as I do.

CheersFidei defensor

Rosco
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Reply By: landie - Wednesday, Jan 28, 2004 at 14:24

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2004 at 14:24
Rosco

You could always put a small metal plate on the plastic cover on top of the front panel near the bonnet. That is how I mounted my GPS antenna, works a treat.

Cheerrs
Landie
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Follow Up By: Member - Ross - Wednesday, Jan 28, 2004 at 19:05

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2004 at 19:05
Good thinking cobber

CheersFidei defensor

Rosco
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