service plans, no coverage problems, and no worries about
getting a signal with a good satellite phone. The GlobalStar
is one of the smallest and lightest satellite
phones on the market (shown with antenna up).
One of the biggest problems with cell phones (besides the
price) is finding one that will keep a signal. Well
- how about one that will always get a signal - from.
Designed to extend the ability to communicate from areas
where cellular or landline phones are unavailable.
No service plans, no coverage problems, and no worries about
getting a signal. Great for emergencies as the minutes
can be used as needed instead of a fixed amount each month.
This thing is ready to go right out of the box. One of the
differences in the GlobalStar is that it uses LEO satellites.
A Low Earth Orbit (LEO) is any earth orbit up to approximately
1,500 kilometers in altitude. Low-Earth-Orbit satelite systems
offer significant advantages over Geosynchronous (GEO) systems
for the delivery of mobile satellte services (MSSs). These
advantages result from an orbit selection that enhances
the quality of services to low-power mobile hand-held and
vehicle-mounted user equipment. GEO satellite systems, located
at an altitude of 35,800 kilometers above the Earth, are
best suited for their missions of high-speed data, television
stellite transmission, and other wideband applications.
The Globalstar Handheld Satellite Phone offers an ergonomic
design that makes it comfortable for handheld operation.
The phone weighs 13.5 ounces and its dimensions include
a height of 7 inches, width of 2.2 inches, and a thickness
of 1.9 inches. The antenna, when held in a vertical position,
communicates with the Globalstar satelliet at elevations
more than 10 degrees above the horizon. The Globalstar satelite
antenna rotates and stows into the handset for convenience
when not in use. (All measurements for height and volume
include standard battery and assume the Globalstar antenna
Whether you're cruising in a fishing vessel off the tip
of Africa or exploring the Inca ruins of Peru, there is
one thing you shouldn't be without - contact with civilization.
As we all know, there are a million and a half things that
can go wrong when you're out in the middle of nowhere, and
if something does goes wrong, being able to reach help can
mean the difference between life and death
National Fisherman, When satellite phone systems first came
out, they were so big and bulky you had to have a factory
trawler to carry the antenna. It weighed in at about 200
It is a satellite based, wireless communication network
designed to permit voice and data transmission to and from
anywhere on earth, at any time. Satellite phones are the
same size of a cordless phone and weigh less than a pound.
Satellite Phones by Global Start are the world's most used
handheld satelite phone, are great for offshore fishing
use. Big Game Fishing Resource for the Sport Fishing Enthusiast.
Info & Rentals travel offshore quite frequently, you
should have a Satellite
Phone with you at all times.