dxpedition and the internet connection

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When operating dxepition etc. How do you get the internet connection? Satellite? 
Just an old timer trying to understand.

Don...w2xb

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Stu Phillips - K6TU, Elmer

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Typically INMARSAT and a BGAN self contained terminal.

Has coverage to about 60N and 60S although at the limits its coverage is intermittent and even lower bandwidth.
In the land of the blind, the one eyed man is King
When its "all you got", its great!
Stu K6TU
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Thanks Stu,
Now I got it. Checked the unit on line. 

Thanks
Don...w2xb
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Yep, Google is your friend.  It's not inexpensive but in the overall cost structure of a DXpedition (at least today's versions), its a rounding error.

Stu K6TU
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If you're asking how a 6000-series could be used in DXPedition environments, no internet is required. Minimal LAN infrastructure only.
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I do think South Sandwich Is. will be getting FIOS about a month before it comes to our street!