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It'll be interesting
to see how they define continent since it varies by
where someone was educated and the countries of the world do
not agree on the definition or how many there are.
Eloi, have you considered mounting it in the area above the
mid-ship berth (where the winch breakers are located). Also, I
have read on the Starlink FB group that most people disable
the motors since they will drain a battery. Else, I think I
would mount it on the stern port side rail where Amel
originally mounted a GPS antenna.
I don't have one, but
would very much be interested to hear how you progress with
this. Please keep us posted.
Sailing Vessel -
Cream Puff - SM2K - #275
cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia
On 8/4/2022 5:10 AM, Franz Aman wrote:
I have been a Starlink user for 1 year plus and can
tell you that the antenna is very sensitive to obstruction even
just from leaves, tree branches. I would expect the antenna
needing to be on deck with a clear view to the sky. Btw Starlink
only allows you to move the antenna within your continent under the RV contract. I cannot tell you if they
actually enforce this part of their order agreement:
Limitation and Requirements
for RV Users. Starlink for RV
can only be used within the same continent as the
registered shipping address. If you use Starlink for
RV Services for more than two months in a country that is
different than your shipping address, you will be required
to move your registered address to your new location or
purchase an additional Starlink to maintain Service.
Starlink does not guarantee when or where Starlink for RV
will be available. Starlink for RV is dependent on many
factors, including obtaining the necessary regulatory
approvals. You acknowledge and agree that you are solely
responsible for (a) understanding and complying with all
applicable laws and regulations associated with your use
of Starlink for RV Services and the Kit; and (b) stopping
use of the Starlink for RV Services or Kit if you are in
an unsupported geographic location. You can view Starlink
active coverage on the Starlink Availability Map.
Either way Starlink is an amazing service, bandwidth
and latency have exceeded my expectations after some initial
teething pains due to limited satellite coverage.
I just ordered a Starlink RV and try to
figure out where to mount the antenna. I would prefer to
mount it fix under deck. The only place I found till now
is above the chart table in the middle "compartiment"
(where the original radar screen was mounted). Any
advise or experience would be welcome.
SM2K 426 RedLion