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post #2 of Old 10-28-2012
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Re: How to Connect to the World at Sea ?

it is only a matter of money...the technology is there.

receive via a dish is quite easy, a mount, receiver and a long as you are fairly stable and flat or at least very slow moving so the mount can keep up. $2K or so plus subscription cost.

sat phone, pricey even more so for data.

trans/receive via satellite dish (ie internet)....likely out of the casual cruiser's price range, 10's of thousands in gear and $$$ per megabyte of data, plus some place to rack and stack gear and antennae

without a marine mount/tracking/system....your RV dish is of little use
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