Globalstar bet, & the South Atlantic Anomaly

Ben Ellison

Ben Ellison

Panbo editor, publisher & chief bottlewasher from 4/2005 until 8/2018, and now excited to have Ben Stein as very able publisher, webmaster, and editing colleague. Panbo is going to the next level in 2019 and beyond.

2 Responses

  1. richardstephens says:

    I used globalstar on a cruise to the Bahamas last month.
    Although the service was intermittent, I found it to be quite usable. I sometimes had to wait 10 to 20 minutes for a signal, then I would get a few minutes of usable service – enough for a quick phone call or sending/receiving email.
    I found XGate’s email client worked very well. It connects quickly, and I was able to send and receive emails with attachments of around 50k without any problems. I was able to keep my blog up to date (including photos), and I received GRIB files via email from saildocs.com.
    While I would not recommend it for longer phone calls, or for extended web browsing, but I would say it works fine for email. You just need a little patience.

  2. Seajet says:

    I have used Globalstar for 6 years now and for the most part, I have always gotten a stable connection. I have a hard wired antenna pod mounted on the mizzen and that may help me greatly getting an immediate connection most of the time. The news about Globalstar concerns me. Then again, I use the service only for a few months every year and their unlimited minutes loyalty plan looks like a great deal.

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