Originally Posted by Unity
I had the opposite experience. Very bad to impossible reception
below. Ok under Bimini but the external antenna made a big difference in reliability
. Ours is below deck
at chart table with antenna on rail above the Bimini.
Still painfully slow to use, forget about web pages, but it does work
everywhere for emails and weather
Second the comment about the external antenna, it really helps or nav station mount.
is not really intended nor is it suitable for any kind of web browsing. Maybe some very low bandwidth text only pages, but who makes those anymore? We use ours for our daily weather update through predictwind, and the occasional email
It works well with the external antenna. It works on deck as a portable device. It works not at all below deck on our boat
with its internal antenna.