Originally Posted by Timethief
Other than the battery issue, how do you find the Go? Service
good enough? Speed?
here so just lost
my last reply. This one will be shorter.
First, there is a lot of info in this forum already on this. We tell people that satisfaction with the Go depends on their expectations. If you come from a land based world with ubiquitous internet
and expect that to continue with the Go there be tears. If you come from a SSB/Pactor environment
and your airtime provider does not cancel your account and your battery does not explode you will love it.
We cruised with the SSB
exclusively for the first three years. Worked great and Sailmail does a great job. That being said, we find the Go so much easier and love the higher average connection rates and not having to worry about propagation. The kids
(x3) use it a lot for homeschooling. We keep the SSB
working and keep our Sailmail account active as a backup.
If you get a Go and will be relying on it:
- get a spare battery as it will not run without the battery even if plugged in
- pick a good airtime provider. I have moved to PredictWind as I really like the company.
Hope this works this time. Apologies for typos as typing on a small screen