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Old 09-21-2009
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Iridium advertises their data rate as "up to 2400 bps" and generally runs 1/2 to 3/4 of that.

Pactor III will deliver up to 5200 bps in ideal conditions. In my experience they are a good bit slower than that, but not terrible. Good choice of shore station has a tremendous impact on getting a fast connection.
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