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Old 04-21-2021, 10:04 PM   #1
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I've never had TV on the boat and the family never wanted TV in the camp. Now I have a new to me boat (2003) that has a TV and a SeaTel satellite antenna that is supposed to connect to satellite internet as I understand it, so I could stream video. There are multiple locations where I could stay overnight and might want TV and, really, an internet connection for streaming. I don't want to sign up for connections at each place. The other half of this question is, could I use such a satellite connection to get streaming broadband at reasonable speeds (for zoom meetings) where the existing DSL with WiFi, is way too slow.
Anybody have SeaTel on the coast or in Florida? On the lake? Alternatives?
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Old 04-22-2021, 07:32 AM   #2
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Is the space segment geosynchronous? If so the propagation delay for one up/down is about 0.25 sec so in a Zoom meeting that is 0.5 sec delay for two way comm. I have no idea what that would do too Zoom network synchronization.

If the space segment is low earth orbit with minimum delay then a dynamic satellite tracking antenna may be required.
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