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Old 06-05-2021, 02:09 AM   #1
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Getting my Winnebago Revel in August. I want to work from the road and have access to Zoom/internet when in remote areas with no WiFi or cell phone coverage. What are the best options?

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Thanks, very helpful.
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Unproven as yet but it appears Starlink will be your best bet with or without the promised RV antenna.

Just an opinion but whatever you get in the interim will be inferior.
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Unproven as yet but it appears Starlink will be your best bet with or without the promised RV antenna.

Just an opinion but whatever you get in the interim will be inferior.
I'm enthusiastic about StarLink, but I do worry about the clear sky requirements. We tend to camp in heavily-wooded areas.
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I'm enthusiastic about StarLink, but I do worry about the clear sky requirements. We tend to camp in heavily-wooded areas.
I wonder though if it might be possible to have the antenna portable like many of the dish TV antennas that I see in campgrounds. Not as slick though. I have a Garmin that has satellite link and it usually works even in some dense areas. It too is supposed to have a clear view to sky but we've used it in our RV.
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I wonder though if it might be possible to have the antenna portable like many of the dish TV antennas that I see in campgrounds. Not as slick though. I have a Garmin that has satellite link and it usually works even in some dense areas. It too is supposed to have a clear view to sky but we've used it in our RV.
The StarLink dishy is portable, so you should be able to pick the best location. The concern is that the StarLink constellation comprises thousands of fast-moving satellites in very low orbits, so the dish needs to constantly lock onto new satellites in order to maintain your internet connection. It uses a combination of physical dish motion and phase array antennas to do this. This is nothing like pointing at a geostationary sat, or even GPS. It needs a fair amount of clear sky to perform these tricks, so the "open sky" rule is probably more strict. Just how much more remains to be seen. It should get better over time as the satellite density grows.

We'll see...
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Yes, you're right. Even with the Garmin I'm only sending a text message and it always takes a minute to send. So I doubt that I could stream or zoom with that kind of latency. As you said: we'll see.
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Checkout Eliana Sheriff’s youtube channel for the latest Starlink RV update.
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