Most Recent Firmware Upgrades for Iridium Handsets

Most Recent Firmware Upgrades for Iridium Handsets

Up-to-date firmware is critical to any electronic device's functionality.  Iridium has released firmware upgrades for many of their handset models.  While some of these upgrades are optional, we recommend moving to the latest firmware to ensure your device functions as the manufacturer intends.  See below for your model of phone and exactly what you need to do to keep up-to-date.
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Satellite Phones are Essential Survival Equipment



Even in today's urbanized world, nature is vast and beautiful. We've written many times before about stunning natural vacation destinations around the globe, where anyone wanting to get away from civilization can experience boundless adventure.

From the Polar Regions to rainforests to deserts, there's always something new to see, and it could take a lifetime to see everything Earth has to offer.We've also emphasized in the past how important it is that you can call for help if you need it for beginners experienced world travelers. The untamed wilderness has different standards than day-to-day life, and it's easy to underestimate your level of preparedness when you plan to travel into the unknown. You can be in fantastic physical shape, be fully stocked up on supplies, and even be quite familiar with the wilderness in which you want to travel, but most people are so used to life being a certain way that we're bound to forget how different the situation is when you're far from home. Small errors in judgment are one thing when you're in town, but their effects can be magnified a thousand-fold when you're out in the wild.
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Satellite Phone Rentals

Satellite Phone Rentals

Satellite Phone Rentals for the Budget-Minded Traveler

It's an unpredictable world out there, and can be very dangerous even for the most seasoned adventurer. If your travels take you away from civilization and cellular service, a satellite phone could save your life. Outfitter Satellite offers satellite phone rentals at a daily rate, so you can have this vital method of communication when you need it. All our rentals include accessories like cases, charging systems, extra batteries, and everything else you need to keep going.

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Safety Tips for Skiing and Snowboarding

Safety Tips for Skiing and Snowboarding

Safety Tips for Skiing and Snowboarding

Snow means a lot of different things to people around the world. Some never see it. Some hate it, viewing it as a nuisance that requires hours of backbreaking shoveling just to get their car out of the garage. Others love to watch the snowfall… as long as they're watching through a window while curled up near a fireplace indoors. But for some people, snow takes on a whole new meaning: skiing and snowboarding season!

If you're one of those individuals who can't wait to get out on the slopes and feel the wind rushing past you as you soar down the side of a mountain, you're probably already planning a trip. There are tons of fantastic ski resorts all over the world, and some definite favorite destinations for snowboarders. Maybe you already have a favorite resort that's like a second home to you, or maybe you're looking for somewhere new to go. Either way, it's sure to be a blast!

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Satellite Phones for Sled Dog Racing

Satellite Phones for Sled Dog Racing

Satellite Phones for Sled Dog Racing

For generations, sled dogs have been known as one of the few reliable ways to traverse large distances over frozen landscapes. In frozen areas like Alaska, Canada, and Greenland, some places today are still only accessible by sled. Sled dog teams have contributed to mail delivery, supply runs, and exploration and were a major part of the gold rush in the late 1800s to early 1900s. Roald Amundsen relied on teams of sled dogs during his groundbreaking expedition to the North Pole. Undoubtedly, these hardy, fearless, and intelligent dogs are a part of history.

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The Beauty and Wonder of the Appalachian Trail

The Beauty and Wonder of the Appalachian Trail

The Beauty and Wonder of the Appalachian Trail

For the truly dedicated hiker, there are few destinations more appealing than the Appalachian Trail. Stretching over a distance of 2,200 miles through 14 states, winding through forests and mountains, this unforgettable trail can truly be described as "epic." 
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Iridium 9575 Firmware Rollback

In April 2017, Iridium released the new HL17001 Firmware for the Iridium 9575 Extreme.  It has since been determined that this version of firmware does not allow the handset to function properly and Iridium is recommending a roll back to HL15002 until a new version can be released.
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The Florida Everglades: a Unique Wilderness Destination

The Florida Everglades: a Unique Wilderness Destination

The Florida Everglades: a Unique Wilderness Destination

 

Have you ever wanted to visit a place that can't be found anywhere else on Earth? Try the Florida Everglades! This unique subtropical wetlands environment is unlike any other, and comprises mangrove forests, sawgrass prairies, hardwood hammocks, cypress forests, marine estuaries, and more. The Everglades extends over one and a half million acres and is the largest wilderness area to be found east of the Mississippi River.

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Viewing the Solar Eclipse

Viewing the Solar Eclipse

Viewing the Solar Eclipse


On August 21, 2017, a rare phenomenon will occur - the moon will pass in front of the sun for a total solar eclipse, perfectly viewable in totality by a large swath of the pacific northwest through the planes into Tennessee and South Carolina.  The United States has not seen a total solar eclipse since 1979.
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Baffin Island: The Best Climbing Destination You Never Heard Of

Baffin Island: The Best Climbing Destination You Never Heard Of

Baffin Island: The Best Climbing Destination You Never Heard Of

 

If you're a mountaineer, you're probably familiar with all the big names— Everest, Denali, Rainier, and all the other famous peaks of the world. But have you heard of Mount Asgard? What about Mount Odin or Mount Thor? These mysterious peaks with their Viking names are found in the Baffin Mountains, a range stretching the length of the northeastern coast of Baffin Island.

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