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Standard User Pheasant
(member) Sun 03-Jan-21 09:18:00
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Starlink


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Interested to hear if anyone has signed up to the "Better Than Nothing" beta program.
Standard User boxst
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 09-Feb-21 21:32:08
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Re: Starlink


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I signed up with Starlink a while ago but haven’t heard anything. I believe that they are going to trial in the UK some time this year.

(I have FTTP 900/100 in one house and due to sad personal circumstances, spend quite a lot fo time in a different house with 5mb/ADSL or 20mb/4G)
Standard User paulatkinson100
(newbie) Wed 10-Feb-21 17:25:02
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Hi there,

I have been following the satellite beam patterns and there are still a few holes over the UK so far.

https://satellitemap.space/

Regards

Paul


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Standard User blfamily
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 12-Feb-21 21:57:55
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Re: Starlink


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Linus Tech Tips did a review of Starlink Beta Kit https://youtu.be/Fh1a2K9ZgNA

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Standard User mlmclaren
(knowledge is power) Fri 12-Feb-21 22:58:01
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I saw that, was good to see him mentioning OneWeb too.
Standard User Pheasant
(committed) Sat 13-Feb-21 11:00:51
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So did I. I’ve read they have a UK based beta user. If I recall somewhere the south west. The initial class of service they offer will be ideal for rural locations with no other workable options.

Although it’s hard to distinguish if this is just Elon being Elon, but there are much higher bandwidths planned with polar satellites acting as backhaul....using satellite to satellite lasers.....

https://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.php/2021/01/starli...

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Standard User Pheasant
(committed) Mon 15-Feb-21 17:06:12
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Just watched this review posted from Oregon.

https://youtu.be/Sjo4Y6YjCi8

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Standard User Michael_Chare
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 16-Feb-21 00:30:59
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Interesting video thank you. I presume that the dish is able to track a satellite in the sky until it gets to low and then move to another one. I wonder what the performance is like when it is raining.

Michael Chare
Standard User Pheasant
(committed) Tue 16-Feb-21 08:19:48
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I understand the antenna is a phased array and thus tracks the satellite electronically rather than mechanically - once of course it is moved into the optimal reception position. It may possibly need to realign itself from time to time, but I don’t think it’s moving around regularly (unless of course you move the antenna).

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Standard User Michael_Chare
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 17-Feb-21 00:22:19
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Yes you are quite right thank you. There is a teardown video here. Complex electronics which perhaps explains the price.

Michael Chare
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