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wanderingaimlessly

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Apparently the dish used with the service actually gives off some heat when its in use. Cats have apparently discovered it and are taking advantage of it.
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Posted: 01/04/22 12:21pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Cute. I was expecting a picture of a cat but all got were ads.

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I got the article with a picture of several cats on a dish.
The cats probably enjoy it.

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Am planning to get Starlink once they have full saturation of the entire US.

I will be cool to have it with my Cybertruck and going boondocking.

Cats, squirrels, owls... would be small inconvenience, lol.

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Yosemite Sam1 wrote:

I will be cool to have it with my Cybertruck and going boondocking.
As soon as they figure out how you can travel with it, yeah.

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2oldman wrote:

Yosemite Sam1 wrote:

I will be cool to have it with my Cybertruck and going boondocking.
As soon as they figure out how you can travel with it, yeah.



Exactly! That disc on top of the Cybertruck or an RV/truck camper is not exactly pretty and not going to help its drag coefficient, lol.

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Might want to read the column from The Verge. Cats in the antenna sounds like the least of Starlink's problems. Yeah I know it's Beta, but sounds like trees and buildings are not its friend.

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Posted: 01/04/22 02:37pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Years ago, many years ago, my parents raised cats for show. It was quite common to have 10-15 of the furry hell-kittens running around the house. When the TV was on, most of them gathered on top and there was at least one tale hanging down over the picture. One nice thing about flat screen TV’s no place for kitties.


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Posted: 01/04/22 02:41pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

thomasmnile wrote:

Might want to read the column from The Verge. Cats in the antenna sounds like the least of Starlink's problems. Yeah I know it's Beta, but sounds like trees and buildings are not its friend.


Same issue as Sat TV, and OTA TV. Trees, buildings, mountains, any obstacle, rain, wind, planes passing overhead may interfere with the signal.

But the promise is to bring internet to millions of out of the way places.

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thomasmnile wrote:

Might want to read the column from The Verge. Cats in the antenna sounds like the least of Starlink's problems. Yeah I know it's Beta, but sounds like trees and buildings are not its friend.


That is true of ALL satellite services. hughes. Dish network, DirecTV and more.. Trees and buildings block thesignal.

As I understand Star link it may be a bit less suppectable to this. but only a bit.

Still when you are in the land of NO CELL SIGNAL.. it works if you set the dish up in the clear... May be your only option.

Now here is a problem and solution. I have two routers here in teh apartment hooked up as follows

Modem---Router 1 (5GHZ/2.4GHZ)---- router 2 (2.4 only)

Well one device is supposed to be PLUGGED into Router 1.
IT was working (per what it works with) but I could not find it's info page.. So i ask the radio "Where is it" Turns out it was wi-fied to Router 2 (First time that ever worked)

When I moved it 5 feet yesterday I forgot to plug the cable into the router DUH (Face plam) works fine now.


Home was where I park it. but alas the.
2005 Damon Intruder 377 Alas declared a total loss
after a semi "nicked" it. Still have the radios
Kenwood TS-2000, ICOM ID-5100, ID-51A+2, ID-880 REF030C most times


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