The Iridium GO! external antenna adapter (9560 External RF Cable) is necessary to connect an external antenna to your Iridium GO! device. This may be advantageous in situations where it is impossible to locate the Iridium GO! with a 360° view of the horizon while simultaneously within 100 feet of your Wi-Fi enabled smart phone or tablet. If your site is surrounded by tall trees, buildings or the superstructure of a ship, the view of the internal Iridium GO! antenna could be obstructed. Here are some typical applications where an external antenna is needed:
- Maritime & Fixed-Site Applications: If you are using your Iridium GO! below decks or inside a building, Outfitter Satellite sells a mast antenna and also a ruggedized mast antenna that can be located above decks to improve your Iridium signal reception. Outfitter Satellite offers 10, 20, and 30 meter antenna cables.
- Vehicular Applications: Many users simply put the Iridium GO! on the dashboard of their vehicle. If this does not produce adequate results, placing an antenna on the roof of the vehicle should improve performance. Outfitter sells a portable auxilliary magnetic-mount antenna with a 1.5 meter antenna cable. If you need a longer antenna cable, we also offer a low-profile car antenna with a 5-meter antenna cable.