Question Remote Data Rate for CW Operation

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I am located in a rural area and will be using a satellite internet data service.  Downlink is up to 25 Mbps and uplink is 3Mbps max.  I am interested in CW operation and want to know if anyone has any experience with satellite internet service and if there are any throughput related rates that you can cite.  I do not know about the latency of the satellite service so that also remains a question.

Any insight would be appreciated.

Rick N0YY
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Rick N0YY

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Mike va3mw

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Hi Rick

You are going to have to test it, but I suspect you won't like the latency that is introduce by your satellite connection.

Right out of the box, you are at about 680ms (or, more than 1/2 second).   While this is ok for streaming movies, etc., it becomes a bit of an issue when dealing with something real time like 2 way radio.

I'm sure others will chime in.