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    Electronic gurus and customers of satellite internet

    I would like electronic opinions and personal experiences on satellite internet use.

    My reason: For backcountry navigation via 4X4 (Bronco).
    I'll be in the mountains; 2,000 to 10,000+ft elevation.


    I'm looking at handheld devices and discovered satellite internet.

    1) Anyone here use it?
    2) And/or understand how it works?
    3) How well do they work in said mountains?



    I'm an old-school map-n-compass guy.

    My idea is to have the convenience of a handheld with said map and compass as a backup.
    Use it like google-map, but for fire roads/trails/mountain roads.

    I'm not concerned about speed as much as I am getting/maintaining/re-connecting signal(s).


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    GPS, the word you’re looking for is GPS.

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      #3
      Cell phone/tablet and download the maps
      Google maps and Here maps both let you download the map data

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        #4
        Been happy using this for GPS location/map via smartphone. Won't route or search locations but helpful for locating where you're at quickly on PDF maps which you download.

        https://www.avenza.com/avenza-maps/

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          #5
          Flecker recommended Samsung tablet with built in real gps.

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            #6
            Originally posted by Ringading View Post
            Been happy using this for GPS location/map via smartphone. Won't route or search locations but helpful for locating where you're at quickly on PDF maps which you download.

            https://www.avenza.com/avenza-maps/
            Cool!

            I'm looking at their website.

            Please excuse my electronics ignorance :
            What does: "All of our maps work offline without the internet" mean?

            It can keep track of my posit W/O the internet?
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              #7
              Originally posted by CDA 455 II View Post

              What does: "All of our maps work offline without the internet" mean?

              It can keep track of my posit W/O the internet?
              YES

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                #8
                Originally posted by Void_of_Light View Post
                GPS, the word you’re looking for is GPS.
                Excellent point.

                I'm familiar with GPS.


                However; since I don't know jack-squat about electronics; I don't how GPS works.

                Do I have GPS in my smart phone that keeps track of me when I'm in the mountains even when I lose internet signal?


                It appears Avenza app does use the GPS in my smart phone to work with their map app.
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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Void_of_Light View Post
                  GPS, the word you’re looking for is GPS.
                  Yeah. I was confused. I thought this was a HughesNet thread.

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                    #10
                    Maps.me app

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                      #11
                      A cheap/free beater cell phone in a good case with Avenza or Orux will do what you want. Just make sure it is both GPS and GLONASS capable and has a decent battery. You can get the GIS maps for free for them, or load other stuff in.

                      Or use your primary phone or a tablet with those.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by CDA 455 II View Post

                        Excellent point.

                        I'm familiar with GPS.


                        However; since I don't know jack-squat about electronics; I don't how GPS works.

                        Do I have GPS in my smart phone that keeps track of me when I'm in the mountains even when I lose internet signal?


                        It appears Avenza app does use the GPS in my smart phone to work with their map app.
                        Yes, you have a gps antenna that interacts with satellites separately from your phone service


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                          #13
                          I've been using us too maps for a while. Seems to work decent.

                          You just have to make sure you cashe (download and save) the area you are going to be using it. Also make sure you select the zoom level you want to down load. A few times I've forgot to do this and only being able to zoom in to County level doesn't do a lot of good

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                            #14
                            while not what you want (sounds like you just need a quality GPS https://www.amazon.com/Garmin-GPSMAP.../dp/B00HWL9BQ4 )

                            https://www.mobilsat.com/HughesNet/

                            hughes net does appear to offer mobile sat internet

                            HughesNet does still offer mobile Ku-Band service plans through authorized VARs like Mobil Satellite Technologies utilizing the HughesNet HN7000s and HughesNet HN7700s satellite modems, although most manufacturers of mobile automatic satellite equipment are slowly dropping Hughesnet capable motorized VSAT antennas from their product lines.
                            https://www.mobilsat.com/Mobile-satellite-internet/

                            well, sumbitch, there ya go.




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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Provience View Post
                              while not what you want (sounds like you just need a quality GPS https://www.amazon.com/Garmin-GPSMAP.../dp/B00HWL9BQ4 )

                              https://www.mobilsat.com/HughesNet/

                              hughes net does appear to offer mobile sat internet



                              https://www.mobilsat.com/Mobile-satellite-internet/

                              well, sumbitch, there ya go.

                              Hughes net is a joke and a scam, fuck them

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