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Offshore internet - KVH V3 system

I'm toying with the idea of getting this system but have no experience with how such systems deal with a boat heeled over under sail and moving around in offshore seas, or while bobbing around at anchor.

Do they actually manage to keep connectivity? Does anyone here have a gyroscopically driven satellite system aboard and can share their experiences with it?
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Re: Offshore internet - KVH V3 system

The antenna is omni-directional to a 180 degree field, no gyro scope needed.

Just like the hand held sat comm units, you don't have to point to a satelite.

If I follow you around the BVI will you do a wifi hotspot so I can glom in and cruise the net?
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Re: Offshore internet - KVH V3 system

I looked at all the other pictures and saw gyroscopic units, so assumed (apparently incorrectly) that this was also the case for the V3.

I have a bullett antenna that I have set up to act as a free router and the BVI has oodles of good WiFi access points, so you are welcome to use it I'm not so sure about the KVH system though - that will probably get a password as the comms costs might force me to put a lien on the boat!

Do you know if the unit needs to go on a pole or if mounting it on the coachroof or on the bimini might be sufficient?
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You'll long for the good old days of plain text email after someone sends you a 100MB Powerpoint attachment.
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I've had that already when I was using my Iridium for e-mail connectivity and somehow one mail made it past my "flag but don't download if greater than 1Mb" rule. I have a friend who isn't too good with computers and always get 5Mb or bigger .jpg snapshots. The fuzzier the picture, the bigger the file seems to be
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Re: Offshore internet - KVH V3 system

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The antenna is omni-directional to a 180 degree field, no gyro scope needed.
I've been following up on the unit and it is indeed a gyroscopically controlled moving device and not omnidirectional.
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