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Old 12-07-2016, 23:27   #1
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Telephone Reception

G'day Sailors,
I am keen to hear from any vessels that are at , or have visited Lizard Island , Far North Queensland , in recent times.

Is there Telstra 4G or 3G reception in the Watson's Bay anchorage ? What height is your antenna ? Indigo's antenna is 100 feet up.

Also need to locate reception spots moving North.

Good sailing, Bob
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Old 13-07-2016, 02:55   #2
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Re: Telephone Reception

Hi Bob

I have never been North of the Whitsundays but phone/internet is bad enough there plus its very patchy North of Hervey Bay and in the islands.

We use a Satsleave sat phone thing that converts your iphone into a sat phone and that proved to be a good thing for phone and texts, not so good in my experience for internet.

I would think a sat phone is well worth the $15 per month to have on board.
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