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Date: 09 Apr 2016 20:58:10
Title: Iridium Go/Predictwind

So I have finally managed to set up the system of Iridium Go! contracted to Predictwind.
The device seems to operate smoothly and with good connection to it´s Iridium satellites. During this week of testing it has almost constantly had 5 bars allthough in a citymarina with high buildings around. Phonecalls are made with Iphone(having the Iridium app downloaded) and e-mail through Ipad with the Iridium mail app. For Gribfiles you need the Predictwind Offshore app. Here comes a backside since (as far as I know) you are bound to use Predictwind for this device as a software provider and for Gribfileservices. The Predictwind offshore app could not be downloaded to my Ipad since it´s considered to be from stoneage(3 years old) and a newer model is required. Therefore I use my laptop for Gribfileservices through the Predictwind offshore app. The procedure of gribfile download throgh the offshore app is straight forward and easy even for a "non digital person" like me. Opening up the Go! device you connect your lap top (the Go! device acts as a "satellite WiFi central onboard") , specify what data you want in your grib file and connect ..(see next entry)

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