Iridium sat phone, which external antenna?

Submitted: Friday, Jul 22, 2016 at 21:19
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Hi, I have an iridium sat phone (9575) that has the litelock docking station in the fourby (mounted on the dash.) I am debating about which external antenna to get. There's the single whip antenna and the dual (phone and gps for $100+ more.)

Does anyone have the non-gps single antenna, and does the gps still work in the phone without the gps external antenna option in the car? Or does it really have to have the external gps antenna option to work?

I just figured the built in phone antenna should have the strength still for gps location data, while the external antenna helps with call reliability and clarity.

Thanks.
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Reply By: Zippo - Friday, Jul 22, 2016 at 22:33

Friday, Jul 22, 2016 at 22:33
Clarfication required. Are the antennas you refer to for cellphone or satphone? There's a big difference.
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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Friday, Jul 22, 2016 at 22:48

Friday, Jul 22, 2016 at 22:48
Hi

Chris is refering to sat phone..

Think the antenas he is refering to are shown on this page.

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Follow Up By: ChrisGU - Friday, Jul 22, 2016 at 22:57

Friday, Jul 22, 2016 at 22:57
Hi,

Satphone. This is the whip single and at the bottom of the page under similar products is the dual mode version with the gps bit.

http://www.beamcommunications.com/product/details/beam-iridium-whip-antenna

Chris.
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Follow Up By: Zippo - Saturday, Jul 23, 2016 at 00:07

Saturday, Jul 23, 2016 at 00:07
OK Chris that helps. Surprisingly (or not) I have found people trying to use cellphone stick antennae for satphones.
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