Satellite Coverage Plan for 2019


#1

As snow is beginning to fly, I’d like to make preparations for any satellite changes in the near (post 2018) future.

The Dreamcatcher homepage currently states:
We offer no guarantee for the Othernet broadcast service, which is currently limited to the continental United States and is in beta. Our current contracts extend through 2018 and we have every intention of maintaining the service but we cannot offer guarantees regarding service availability. No documentation is included with Dreamcatcher. All relevant links to documentation and technical support are found on this page.

Is then any better update?


#2

I agree we need to know. Its been a long time since the L-Band world wide service closed.

How well are the K band tests going?

Is Othernet K viable as an alternative to the L-Band Service.

What are Othernet’s competitors in this new market place?
5G rollouts?
LEO Satellites?
Satellite based Internet of Things?
Mini Low earth Ballon satellites?


#3

IOT? Someone wants to be able to APRS message to turn on his coffee maker in the bush :wink:
73,
-liam


#4

The new antenna is the last major roadblock. Still working on it. Sometimes its slow.


#5

Right now for me the The Othernet is like great Creole Chicken Gumbo Soup slowly simmering on the back burner, but not burning up. And I’m only consuming about 5 watts.