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Powder 23-Jan-23
JohnMC 23-Jan-23
Powder 23-Jan-23
FORESTBOWS 23-Jan-23
Amicus 23-Jan-23
Adak Caribou 23-Jan-23
JSW 23-Jan-23
JSW 23-Jan-23
Scrappy 23-Jan-23
Smtn10PT 23-Jan-23
Ok...Russ 23-Jan-23
LINK 23-Jan-23
drycreek 23-Jan-23
RBBH 23-Jan-23
elkmtngear 23-Jan-23
Scrappy 23-Jan-23
JohnMC 23-Jan-23
Jaquomo 23-Jan-23
elkmtngear 23-Jan-23
JohnMC 23-Jan-23
butcherboy 23-Jan-23
elkmtngear 24-Jan-23
From: Powder
23-Jan-23
Has anyone on here tried Starlink? I know the overall size is bigger than a sat phone or inReach but it also has more capabilities. I currently have an inReach and have mixed feelings about it. We've discussed going to a sat phone but this would have more application possibilities if it worked well. Thoughts?

From: JohnMC
23-Jan-23
For what purpose? Your not going to be backpacking starlink into the back country. That where you use a Inreach or sat phone.

From: Powder
23-Jan-23
I'm not real concerned about weight. I use a 4 wheeler and boat to access most locations.

23-Jan-23
We have starlink at our guest ranch. Works great. Get the app on your phone that tells you if your area can receive it first. Cant get it lots of places.

From: Amicus
23-Jan-23
Used in Kodiak worked great. Text or phone.

From: Adak Caribou
23-Jan-23
Starlink at our remote cabin works great. For packability into remote areas, I use the Iridium Go. I try to escape once in a while, but sadly I do still need to be available if something needs dealing with. The Iridium Go offers that flexibility.

From: JSW
23-Jan-23
Do any of you use starlink for home internet?

From: JSW
23-Jan-23
Do any of you use starlink for home internet?

From: Scrappy
23-Jan-23
I now live in the third world state of Oklahoma. Has anyone been using this for home internet? Wife couldn't get out of the garage the other morning due to no power. She wasn't sure if she just needed to pull the cord to release the door. She couldn't call me cause you can't make a phone call without the piss poor internet we do have here. Ya this state really sucks so far.

From: Smtn10PT
23-Jan-23
I have Starlink for home internet, works great!

From: Ok...Russ
23-Jan-23
Scrappy, move your unhappy ass back to Iowa is my suggestion!

From: LINK
23-Jan-23
LIKE^^^^

From: drycreek
23-Jan-23
Come on down to Texas Scrappy. You know what they say……”You can always tell a Texan, but you can’t tell him much”. ;-)

Now, back to our regularly scheduled program. My son has Starlink for his home internet and he’s about 80% satisfied I’d say. They are in the process of burying fiber in his neck of the woods so I imagine he will ditch the Starlink once that’s in.

From: RBBH
23-Jan-23
We have had it the for the past month. We are currently under the "best effort" plan. With our Frontier internet, we paid for 6mbps but usually got around 2-4. Starlink has averaged 50-100. rarely gets below 10-15. It has been a great addition. I think we had to wait 8-9 months.

From: elkmtngear
23-Jan-23
Ours is working well, but, getting a "clear view" required some ingenuity.

Has a "snow and ice" detection, that allows it to heat up, but, sometimes it's quicker to "stow" the dish, causing it to retreat to a vertical position, to dump snow off it (easily accomplished with your cell phone).

The snow/ ice thing, is the only thing that has caused temporary outages. Here's my install video:

From: Scrappy
23-Jan-23
Oops, I thought everyone that lives in Oklahoma new it is a third world state.

Drycreek I am a Texan so that might have something to do with it.

Sorry if I ruffled some oky feathers.

From: JohnMC
23-Jan-23
Scrappy do you know why it is always so windy in OK? It because Texass sucks and Kansas blow! ;)

How much power is required for starlink? Can it be run for a significant amount of time off a battery? If so what type of battery? Generator? Does it take much time to boot up if it is powered down? How hard is it to find a signal? I have tried to find a signal before with a satellite dish before it can be challenging and once you do you don't want to move it again.

From: Jaquomo
23-Jan-23
We live in the CO mountains and Starlink is outstanding. We get up to 170 Mbps and it is super reliable. The "dish" is heated so it never ices up. Compared to the supposed 60 meg we were supposed to get from CenturyLink after their fiber extension, which was actually about 2 meg, Starlink is a dream.

From: elkmtngear
23-Jan-23
"How much power is required for starlink"?

Runs on 110V.

"Can it be run for a significant amount of time off a battery? If so what type of battery?"

I guess you'd need an inverter, to produce 110

" Generator"?

If your generator is running the circuit, your Starlink will be up!

"Does it take much time to boot up if it is powered down"?

Whole cycle takes about 5 minutes

"How hard is it to find a signal"?

You just need a clear view of the sky, with minimal obstructions (see my video above). It will lock in Satellites very quickly.

From: JohnMC
23-Jan-23
Thanks Jeffrey. One more question. How feasible would it be to use for truck type camping. Would a battery on a inverter last a significant about of time or would you need to have a generator?

From: butcherboy
23-Jan-23
I have Starlink internet for my house. It’s fantastic. No interruptions, fast, reliable. Had Centurylink and they were terrible! Tried to get Xfinity and they wanted over 5k to run a line to our house! Starlink was really easy to setup. I suggest buying the extended mount for placing on the side of a house. It needs a clear view of the sky. On the app it will show you the best place to install it. Best choice we ever made for internet service.

From: elkmtngear
24-Jan-23

elkmtngear's Link
John, I found this article, scroll down to the part that asks "is Starlink worth it for RVs and CamperVans"?

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