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Posted: 10/26/19 09:07pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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We will have to wait and see. And I am not sure they will target the RV market, at least not yet. But there is a glimmer of hope.


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Great article!


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Spacex has said previously that the sats and ground terminals would work well for mobile operation, and that seems to be born out by the aircraft test transmissions mentioned in this article. That bodes well for the RV and OTR trucking markets it seems.


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I look forward to bootleg internet in the controlled areas. The truth could change the world.


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Although 5G cellular will give significant competition in covered areas.

What is possibly going to die is cable TV from all this.

Will be a huge boost to communicate with self driving vehicles (especially Tesla)

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Dutch_12078 wrote:

Spacex has said previously that the sats and ground terminals would work well for mobile operation, and that seems to be born out by the aircraft test transmissions mentioned in this article. That bodes well for the RV and OTR trucking markets it seems.

StarLink will probably use flat panel antennas (phased array) which may have to be gimbaled for some mobile applications.

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I look forward to bootleg internet in the controlled areas.

How would you do that? They won't be beaming WiFi from space.

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What is possibly going to die is cable TV from all this.

Not likely. Change, sure.


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TechWriter wrote:

Dutch_12078 wrote:

Spacex has said previously that the sats and ground terminals would work well for mobile operation, and that seems to be born out by the aircraft test transmissions mentioned in this article. That bodes well for the RV and OTR trucking markets it seems.

StarLink will probably use flat panel antennas (phased array) which may have to be gimbaled for some mobile applications.

For in-motion use, that's a possible solution, but for parked use the flat panel terminals would be similar to roof mounted sat TV dishes like the Trav'ler except with much fewer aiming issues. As long as there's enough sky view, regardless of the direction, they should work...

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Dutch_12078 wrote:

TechWriter wrote:

Dutch_12078 wrote:

Spacex has said previously that the sats and ground terminals would work well for mobile operation, and that seems to be born out by the aircraft test transmissions mentioned in this article. That bodes well for the RV and OTR trucking markets it seems.

StarLink will probably use flat panel antennas (phased array) which may have to be gimbaled for some mobile applications.

For in-motion use, that's a possible solution, but for parked use the flat panel terminals would be similar to roof mounted sat TV dishes like the Trav'ler except with much fewer aiming issues. As long as there's enough sky view, regardless of the direction, they should work...


This may be the antenna -- about 6" x 6" capable of 20 Mbps:

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Musk has been saying the terminals will be about the size of a pizza box, but I don't know how much of the top surface area will be antenna.

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profdant139 wrote:

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We will have to wait and see. And I am not sure they will target the RV market, at least not yet. But there is a glimmer of hope.


When Starlink gets online the Satellite TV for RV's are going to die fast.

Internet offers so much more on TV programs and movies that direct TV and Dish wont be able to offer plus you will have internet where ever you go.

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