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Thanks for all your insight into the NS2 vs the Bullet. I'm doing a bareboat charter in St Martin (monohull) next month and want to get a portable setup that I can plug into my laptop for Wifi access while at anchor. I'm looking at two possible setups, at about the same price:
1. Bullet 2 with a 7 to 8" "rubber duck" omni directional antenna, poe, and a roll of CAT5 cable. This would be easy to pack and I could simply haul it up on a halyard and not worry about directonality. The antennas I am looking at claim 90o vertical, so should not be a problem on a monohul.
2. Nanostation 2 loco, with built-in antenna, poe, and CAT5 cable. This would need to be pointed in the general direction of the signal, so would be difficult to haul up on a halyard.
The question is, which would give a better signal? The omni up the mast, or a more directional NS2 on the rail? Or, is there something better that you would recommend?