About Us

Outfitter Satellite is a family-owned small business that was started in 1995. We are committed to the simple principle of providing our clients with cutting-edge satellite phones and world-class 24/7 technical support. As a Marlink Elite Partner, we offer a powerful array of value-added services. We also have one the largest Iridium and Inmarsat satellite phone and terminal rental programs in the United States. Our knowledgable and courteous staff are ready to assist you.

  • 30-Day Limited Return Policy: Except for custom orders or volume discount orders, new phone equipment returned within 30 days of purchase and found to be unused and in good condition and in the original packaging will be accepted for return with a 20% restocking fee.
  • 24/7 Technical Support: Phone calls requesting support that come in outside of regular business hours cause a support technician to be paged. Our time response is typically less than 2 hours.

Outfitter Satellite, Inc., Satellite Equipment & Supplies, Nashville, TN

Here is what our clients say about Outfitter Satellite:

  • "We would like to thank you for the working equipment. There were many other media in Afghanistan ... that were not able to use their equipment consistently as our photographer was."
    - Seattle Post-Intelligencer
  • "Lisa Smith-Batchen and her crew used an Iridium Satellite Phone supplied by Outfitter Satellite during their recent 302 mile run from Las Vegas to the summit of Mt Whitney...an essential piece of equipment for our passage through Death Valley..."
    - Lisa Smith-Batchen
  • "I have been blessed to hunt in some the world’s great wilderness. When I shot this Grizzly in Alaska we flew into a base camp on a lake on top of a mountain and hiked down into a valley salmon steam. The only way I could stay in touch with the office was with my Iridium phone from Outfitter Satellite."
    - Bill Snodgrass "Remember The Hunt" TV Host
  • "Outfitter satellite has been our satellite phone provider for the past 2 years. Last year we were able to communicate with students back in the United States, send field journal updates and send daily photos from the field in Bolivia where scientists were studying one of the highest lakes on Earth (19,600 feet). This year, the folks at Outfitter Satellite provided us with 2 Nera World Communicator sat phones and a Talking Head videophone unit. Their assistance allowed the scientific team to again communicate with students not only with field updates and photos, but for a live webcast as well. Through using the satellite phones and videophone unit, students from a rural school in Northern California were able to talk personally with scientists in the field and ask them questions about their expedition. This webcast changed many students that day, and encouraged them to push their limits of knowledge. They observed real science as it was happening, from thousands of miles away! To offer this type of learning experience would have never happened if it weren't for the folks at Outfitter Satellite. Because of their hard work and dedication, students around the world participated in cutting edge science without leaving the safety of their classroom. Thank you!"
    - Brian Grigsby (Coordinator of Science Programs for Shasta County)

First Commercial Activation of an IsatPhone PRO

Andrea Cortese of Stratos (left) and Jim McKInley of Outfitter Satellite making first commercial call on an Inmarsat IsatPhone on June 30, 2010 about 7 pm CST On June 30, 2010, Outfitter Satellite received the first commercial shipment of IsatPhone PRO phones from Stratos Global. Then, Outfitter Satellite had the privilege of activating the world's first commercial Inmarsat Global Satellite Phone Services (GSPS) SIM card at approximately 7 pm CST. Outfitter Satellite Founder & President Jim McKinley said, “It is a privilege to help Stratos manage the world’s first IsatPhone Pro activation. The new service will provide our customers with reliable, high-quality voice connectivity in the most remote locations – to help ensure optimal productivity and safety. Moreover, The Stratos Advantage applications will help make the IsatPhone Pro easy to use and efficient to own.” Jim McKinley (on right) and Andrea Cortese of Stratos Global made the first commercial GSPS call shortly after 7 pm CST (see photo). Inmarsat GSPS uses the latest-generation Inmarsat-4 (I-4) satellites, which are among the largest and most advanced communications satellites ever built. These satellites were designed and optimized to deliver high-quality and dependable IP data communications. They are expected to operate well into the 2020s. Outfitter Satellite's first acttive SIM card will be deployed by the Colorado Division of Emergency Management (CDEM). Outfitter Satellite has previously emphasized Iridium products to emergency response organizations such as CDEM that need mobile satellite voice capabilities. The much lower hardware and service costs associated with the IsatPhone PRO make it a powerful alternative choice in the future. GSPS products can make calls to Inmarsat Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN) terminals at much lower cost than is possible using Iridium phones. Thus emergency response field workers now have the twin benefits of a small Inmarsat mobile handset for personal voice communication and Inmarsat BGAN terminals for highly portable broadband internet requirements.

Sponsorship of the 2008 TX5C DXpedition to Clipperton Atoll

Outfitter Satellite Sponsors the TX5C DXpedition to Clipperton Atoll. Outfitter Satellite will provide the high bandwidth needed for the DXpedition to upload its logs on a frequent basis as well as enable a wide range of high bandwidth content. "This support will enable our French team to make video conference calls with two schools in France that are following the dxpedition to Clipperton that would not be possible without this sponsorship. We are also planning a webcam that will stream live images during the dxpedition, frequent uploads of new images from the island, as well as being able to watch the clusters and receive email so that we can be as responsive as we can to the needs of the dx community,” says Steve Hammer, K6SGH, webmaster and team member for TX5C. “Outfitter Satellite has been very responsive to our needs and we deeply appreciate their support of TX5C and the ham community."Expedition to Clipperton Atoll “We are thrilled to be able to contribute to the success of TX5C and be a part of a new generation of dxpeditions that can utilize satellite based Internet systems to enrich the dx experience of hams worldwide,” noted Jim McKinley of Outfitter Satellite. In early March of 2008, a group of 23 amateur radio operators and scientists will spend 14 days on Clipperton Atoll. The “hams” will conduct radio operations and make contacts with other hams worldwide. The goal of the TX5C Clipperton Expedition will be to make over 100,000 radio contacts over a two-week period. Five complete stations operating CW, SSB and several digital radio modes will utilize an array of specialized antennas to beam their signals to all continents on the globe. The scientific expedition will seek to analyze the fresh water lagoon on Clipperton, which has never before been studied. Additionally, a survey of the bird life will also be undertaken as well as film and video documentation. The TX5C Expedition team consists of an international team from the USA, France and Canada. The French team plans on making video conferencing with two schools in France. Clipperton is a French possession and holds a special interest for many. Utilizing satellite based Internet systems, the team expects to make additional live video webcasts from this remote island 500 miles west of Panama. Ham radio dxpeditioning is a very popular activity among ham radio operators. Hams prefer very difficult to reach remote locations from which to expedition. Islands are of particular interest as are places near the poles. There are typically 15-20 dxpeditions a year. With the advent of the Internet, most expeditions attempt to upload their contact logs during operations utilizing Iridium. Our expedition will be the first to obtain a broadband Internet connection via satellite and use it extensively while on the island.

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