Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Iridium Go or Iridium 9555 with Red Port Optimiser
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We have been using our Iridium Go for over 2 years, and would not leave home without it. We have the external antenna, have it hard mounted at the Nav station, and rarely have connection issues when offshore.
We use it with predict wind, and with sailmail to get weather and email. Anytime we are off the grid it is our primary email, and we text with it as well. Since we are headed across the Pacific soon, and it will be used constantly, we have the unlimited data plan. I have found that both the PredictWind service and the the email and texting has improved in the couple of years we have been using them. The unlimited plan also gives us 150 minutes of satellite talk time a month, which has been invaluable when needed.
If you plan on spending a lot of time on longer passages or off the grid, I think it is the most economical and reliable system out there.
Aloha SM 72
Santa Marta, Columbia
On Oct 3, 2017, at 8:24 AM, Thomas Peacock peacock8491@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote: