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  1. Did you also post this on the IRV2 thread?
  2. OP, unlike Dutch and trailertraveler who only have sat TV, I've had sat TV for about 15 years and sat Internet for about 2 years. Though sat TV and sat Internet both use dishes and both aim at satellites, I've found the similarity pretty much ends there. First and foremost, sat Internet uses much bigger dishes. For example, the rooftop Winegard Travler dish (which is just a 1000.2) is about 26". On the other hand, my HughesNet Gen 5 dish is .98 m (38.5"). That's a whopping difference in dish area and consequently in the ability to acquire satellites. Like sat TV, I experienced some rain fade on the big HughesNet dish while camping in the mountains near Yosemite, but it wasn't significant enough to degrade my sat signal. Less than ideal sat Internet dish position You would probably have to do the same thing for a sat Internet dish. However, the larger sat Internet dish should make it easier to acquire a signal . . . and you only have to acquire ONE of two possible satellites with HughesNet Gen 5 (typically Echostar 19 @ 97.1W).
  3. Yep. My point is OP should consider satellite Internet if he's going to be "in the middle of nowhere" a lot.
  4. Ok, so you'll still have areas where cell data isn't available no matter what router or amplifier you use. In that case, then check out Millenicom.
  5. This is a cellular data plan. Who's the carrier?
  6. Do you have a link for this?
  7. There's a good chance you may not know until you get there.
  8. So you're not an expert, but you slam current sat Internet systems and imply that Musk's SatLink is just around the corner. Classic.
  9. First off, I'd suggest a cell data plan like one of Verizon's for when you're not in the middle of nowhere. Otherwise, I'd suggest a HughesNet Gen 5 satellite Internet solution . . . Portable HughesNet dish - (about $1500) the system I use. Big and klunky but it works most anywhere. Automatic Rooftop HughesNet System - (about $6500) look under "Complete Systems" Satellite Internet is both slower and more expensive than cellular broadband: HughesNet Gen 5 Speeds: HughesNet Gen 5 Data Plans: Also, you'll have to sign up a 2-year commitment.
  10. I added a "Methodology" section with answers to your questions -- Campground Internet 2 (updated) If you or others repeat what I've done, I also suggest you test what OTA TV stations you receive at each campground. Wish I had done that.
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