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Old 12-03-2019, 10:37 PM
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In the market for a sat phone. Never had one before and would welcome any advice and recommendations.

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Old 12-04-2019, 03:52 AM
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May be beneficial to describe intended usage. How often, what are you hoping to get out of a sat phone?
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Old 12-04-2019, 04:45 AM
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what are you hoping to get out of a sat phone? ******what you will mostly get is a big bill and bad service
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Old 12-04-2019, 09:43 AM
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I have a used one I can sell you. PM me if interested. I've gotten good service. I has a lot of hours available on it.
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Originally Posted by MJB973 View Post
In the market for a sat phone. Never had one before and would welcome any advice and recommendations.

Thanks
how about some info???

what is the use/application/location?

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Do yourself a favor and look into a Garmin InReach, unless you are absolutely needing voice services. I have found the InReach to have SIGNIFICANTLY better reliability and service when compared to my old Globalstar Sat phone (which was absolute rubbish). Additional details regarding your proposed uses will greatly assist the THT brain-trust to point you in the right direction.
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second vote for garmin inreach after having lackluster globalstar service
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Old 12-04-2019, 09:18 PM
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I’ve got a couple of these and they work great. Iridium 9575
When running today the Bahamas, I never keep it on but use my Garmin inReach to be able to send and receive text messages with my iPhone. That’s much more convenient than trying to talk on a sat phone.
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Old 12-04-2019, 10:28 PM
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Thanks everyone.

The intended use for the phone would be to use it in case of an emergency while offshore. I have an EPIRB, Garmin InReach, Life Raft and PLB. My thoughts were simply to add the sat phone as another arrow in the quiver in the event of a go south situation.

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suggest you borrow a phone and try it out-you may, or may not like it-inreach is probably enough in the event of a go south situation
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Originally Posted by MJB973 View Post
Thanks everyone.

The intended use for the phone would be to use it in case of an emergency while offshore. I have an EPIRB, Garmin InReach, Life Raft and PLB. My thoughts were simply to add the sat phone as another arrow in the quiver in the event of a go south situation.
good idea, i carry a sat phone when going far off-shore. can allow voice comms with CG, a mechanic, tow service, friend, family, etc, in order to get help or try to figure out a repair.
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Originally Posted by MJB973 View Post
Thanks everyone.

The intended use for the phone would be to use it in case of an emergency while offshore. I have an EPIRB, Garmin InReach, Life Raft and PLB. My thoughts were simply to add the sat phone as another arrow in the quiver in the event of a go south situation.
I would add a handheld VHF radio to that arsenal before a sat phone. Borrow or rent a phone and try to use it where you most often fish... you may find out that your money is best spent elsewhere due to the poor reliability of the sat phone.
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Originally Posted by Southern_Fish View Post
I would add a handheld VHF radio to that arsenal before a sat phone. Borrow or rent a phone and try to use it where you most often fish... you may find out that your money is best spent elsewhere due to the poor reliability of the sat phone.
i find that sat phones need excellent LoS to the sky. i had an external antenna i suction cup mounted so i could use the handheld sat phone inside at my lower helm.
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