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post #5 of Old 07-15-2001
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internet access

I use here on my boat standard cell phone {bagphone with 5 watt output.
With Mast antenna it does ok while coastal.
Just the standard internet hookup.
Although we just got a starband sat hookup for the boat, we have not really based any real thoughts on it.
Sailmail is ok as we use it also on SSB.
If all you need is say 20mile coverage then cell phone will do while going along coastal.
Offshore I use the starband sat/ backed up with SSB.
Im using the ceel phone hookup as I write this.
Be advised with a cell phone {bag} hookup if you use alot say several hours, one needs to mount a cooling fan on the final TX area.
Alot of heat build up from a cell while its on air for some time.
Ham Radio...
Its nice and Ive had it for years, and its fairly stable.. But one needs to always have backups.
Hope this helps somewhat
At Anchorage Ft Myers Fl
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