Originally Posted by goboatingnow
Real satellites data rates to Iridum and Inmarsat iSatphone are around 2500-3000 bps, not 14.4k
I was covering myself. The theoretical limit of a 2400 baud modem
in these units is around 14.4k bps. Iridium Direct Internet claims 10k bps.
However, I agree with your 2500-3500 bps on a stable platform and clear view of the sky. We have a small, unstable platform (34' boat, 10' beam) and see more like 1200 bps except when the seas are exceptionally calm.
But it works great for GRIB files, and GRIB files are worth the expense, even for budget
cruisers like us.