Starlink Arrived in the DR

Squat

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So how's the stability of Starlink, now that some of you guys had it for some time? What's your feedback? Any downtime?
 

Bluenoser

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Does Starlink change the signal depending on what address you input?

I'd like to get DR pricing for my starlink back in the states.
I expect that the equipment has a GPS receiver in it, so will know where it is installed.
 

zeferus

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I expect that the equipment has a GPS receiver in it, so will know where it is installed.
As a datapoint I did not have the exact plus code of my service address at first which led to speeds in the 30 to 40 mbits range. The moment I corrected that, I got the expected 120-130. Starlink does indeed do position tracking of the dish either using GPS or using a combination of it and it’s own constellation.
 

chico bill

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As a datapoint I did not have the exact plus code of my service address at first which led to speeds in the 30 to 40 mbits range. The moment I corrected that, I got the expected 120-130. Starlink does indeed do position tracking of the dish either using GPS or using a combination of it and it’s own constellation.
Where did you input the correct Plus Code address - Starlink website or on a local app
 

pularvik

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Got mine in November. Turns out the 2 story house next door and the avacado tree on the other side are semi blocking our reception. We have to raise the dish. Our speeds are in the 20-30 range. We are having a tower constructed to raise the dish 3 meters and it will be clear.
my daughter has hers on the roof of her one story house but no trees or other dwellings in her vicinity. She’s always over 150 when she tests her speed. There has been one outage since November, I think for 6-8 hours if I remember correctly.
 
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Cdn_Gringo

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We are having a tower constructed to raise the dish 3 meters and it will be clear.
With your equipment extending that far above your roof line, don't forget to consider lightning protection especially if your tower is made of metal. If struck during a storm and the only path to ground are the Starlink cables, it won't be good for your house, your plugged in stuff inside and of the course the Starlink equip itself.
 

chico bill

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With your equipment extending that far above your roof line, don't forget to consider lightning protection especially if your tower is made of metal. If struck during a storm and the only path to ground are the Starlink cables, it won't be good for your house, your plugged in stuff inside and of the course the Starlink equip itself.
Good point. And the tower needs to withstand a hurricane but 3 meters hardly qualifies as a tower. I think a 3" pipe set in concrete with a brace welded half way up would suffice
 

pularvik

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Chico Bill: re tower . We need it 3 meters higher than the roof. Do you think a pipe placed in concrete and braced to the wall would be adequate? I have purchased from Starlink an adapter that connects the dish to a pipe.
 

william webster

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Well, don't know why but my order has shipped --- today !!

They said it would go Jan 9 or so.... nope - on it's way by DHL

Billing starts 14 days after shipping
 

chico bill

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Chico Bill: re tower . We need it 3 meters higher than the roof. Do you think a pipe placed in concrete and braced to the wall would be adequate? I have purchased from Starlink an adapter that connects the dish to a pipe.
Wow a 4" galvanized heavy wall pipe could be possibly unsupported for 3 meters but not a 3". Can you attach a tie-back to the roof about midway up? Then you could go probably with a 3"
 

JD Jones

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Would help to know just where you post the Plus Code on the StarLink forms
See the circle?

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