Starlink Satellite Broad Band for Overlanding

We set-up and test the new Starlink system for remote travel. This episode includes unboxing, initial set-up, initial speed tests (which ranged from 70-170 mbps download and 1.9-6.2 mpbs upload) and latency tests (as low as 37ms). We also compare the Starlink to BGAN / Inmarsat systems we have used during overland trips around the globe. Future tests will review performance in mixed conditions, tree coverage, etc.

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  1. What voltage does that 110v power inverter brick output? May be able to wire direct to 12volt like you can with some TVs

  2. I've also seen Starlink state that this is not a mobile solution. That being said, I hope to see that proven wrong!
    Please, please go test it in the field – in different states/regions even – and report back to let us know!

  3. So, here is the trouble and they are very clear about this on their site – this isn't a mobile internet solution. You have to have it tied to an address for it to work and it doesn't work if you move it around from a purely technical limitation. I'm looking at it for a rural property but it's not portable. They are looking at a portable solution down the road but it doesn't exist now.

  4. The speed seems excellent, but… apparently the subscription cost structure is significantly different from other satellite internet services? At 100mbps for 7$ per mb, you'll just end up broke faster.

  5. Not much bigger than the old DirecTV dishes RV'ers used to use. I am sure they will improve over time. Stoked to have the option of working (when I must) while traveling.

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