Radome diameter: 10.85" (276mm)
Radome weight: 6.4 lb(2.9Kg)
More info from www.thrane.com
1FB150 | Skipper Wideye FB150 | KVH Tracphone FB150 | Thrane and Thrane Sailor FB150 |
Antennas are lightweight, about 12 inches (30cm) in diameter, and can be easily placed on almost any size of vessel.
Start-up power requirements could be as high as 20 Amps (on a 12V system) but typically less than 2 Amps while the system is idle, depending on the ship's motion and sea conditions.
The cost of FB150 terminals is around $6000 or less, not totally out of reach of smaller vessels, but the monthly fee and the per megabyte cost of data usage could price this out of the market for the average cruising sailor.
Mackay Communications for $4250
- Antenna: 4.4 lbs/ 2kg, 9” ht x 11.6” diameter
- Below deck:– 6.2lbs / 2.8kg, 11.7 x 9 x 3"
- IP Handset with 2” color LCD screen
- RJ-11 for analog phone sets
- 10 m Antenna Cable RG223
- Internal GPS receiver & NMEA 0183 output
Brochure from Inmarsat
The antena uses the industry standard below deck terminal manufactured by Thrane and Thrane.
KVH provides Inmarsat airtime directly with a variety of options. Here is the KVH airtime pricelist.
More product info from KVH.