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Cicero
23-02-2010, 06:30 PM
Pal wants internet on his boat,what is required please?

Speedy Gonzales
23-02-2010, 06:33 PM
Probably a long cable or some kind of wireless broadband

nedkelly
23-02-2010, 06:46 PM
he might be able to use a cell phone to access the internet but it costs heaps. Maybe a usb data stick would be good.

DeSade
23-02-2010, 06:49 PM
Might want to check out the American satellite systems, they are worldwide access.

http://www.google.co.nz/search?source=ig&hl=en&rlz=1G1GGLQ_ENNZ343&=&q=marine+internet+access&btnG=Google+Search&meta=lr%3D&aq=f&oq=

Cicero
23-02-2010, 06:57 PM
I was thinking he would need a satellite router and a connection to some provider,he is with xtra,do they do satellite?

DeSade
23-02-2010, 07:19 PM
This might help

http://ispfind.co.nz/

Cicero
23-02-2010, 07:40 PM
Thanks lads,will pass all that on.

Agent_24
23-02-2010, 11:01 PM
Would a T-Stick from Telecom work?

Though it's quite expensive, $30 for 500MB or something

pctek
24-02-2010, 08:50 AM
Satellite? You have to have the dish pointing in exactly the right spot. Boats move. That won't work.
I'd say cellphone is probably the only choice really.

nedkelly
24-02-2010, 08:58 AM
there is a satellite dish for boats in which you lock on to the satellite and as you move the dish also moves to stay in connection with the satellite

pctek
24-02-2010, 12:15 PM
there is a satellite dish for boats in which you lock on to the satellite and as you move the dish also moves to stay in connection with the satellite

Can you give me a link to details on it? Could be useful for house-bus people too then.

Driftwood
24-02-2010, 12:26 PM
Be good to watch in rough water.

Sweep
24-02-2010, 12:28 PM
The sort of thing that is on the drawing board maybe but I don't think there is yet a real world version.

SolMiester
24-02-2010, 12:49 PM
Isnt the XT network supposed to cover NZ territorial waters...when it works!

Agent_24
24-02-2010, 01:01 PM
True, get XT - problems solved... :lol:

nedkelly
24-02-2010, 01:15 PM
wow had a look for them in google and there are quite a few in New Zealand. http://www.google.co.nz/search?hl=en&q=auto+locating+satellite+dish&btnG=Search&meta=cr%3DcountryNZ&aq=f&oq=

pctek
24-02-2010, 06:54 PM
But they say suit Sky or Freeview.

Broadband needs to be 2 way.

DeSade
24-02-2010, 07:06 PM
If this is a large boat (should be fairly large to want internet) then NZ territorial waters might not be enough, thats what I based my answers on

John H
25-02-2010, 09:02 PM
I have just been in touch with an old mate to ask him what he and another mate uses. They live in Brisbane on different yachts. I had three weeks on one of the yachts last year, and could see how he had great internet contact at least as far as the Whitsunday Is (where we were). The other bloke works off his yacht in the marina at Manly, Brisbane. As he is an engineer he is involved in sending and receiving engineering design files via the internet, so I imagine he requires reliability/reasonable economy to run his international business.

Here is what my mate said in reply to my question about what they use (the other bloke copied my mate's set up):

"(We) are both using ericson modems that take a std phone card, these are wireless and have phone and data, have the advantage of being able to accept an antenna and power amp, seemed to be good for 60 -70 ks off shore, prob $1500 to set up and a data pac from a provider and an internet source.

This is another option but only good for email with small attachments as it is not fast, good for grib files and other weather info. I have just finished the open ham exam which gives access to winlink through the hf radio, sailmail is the commercial version which uses the marine frequencies, limits you to 10 minutes/day and costs $500/year for access, modem required for either is a pactor 3 @ around $Aus2000 and an hf radio.

Final alt is a sat phone, an average weather grib file download is 2-3 dollars.

Remember that this is in $Oz. If your friend is not familiar with grib files, go to http://www.grib.us/

Cicero
25-02-2010, 10:09 PM
If this is a large boat (should be fairly large to want internet) then NZ territorial waters might not be enough, thats what I based my answers on

50 fter.

Will pass that on JH.

Thanks again folks.