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Marco2001

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Portable satellite dish - idea
« on: September 24, 2010, 07:59:50 AM »

Portable satellite dish
(gives players the ability to communicate with the base without using Comm.Towers when they are far away)



Other images: http://www.rawsat.net/images/product/large/satellite8mmastL.jpg
and: http://www.rawsat.net/images/product/large/skidTransportPosL.jpg

Portable satelite dish can be only carried by Rover like Augar.
It has a comm. range of an ordinary Comm.Tower BUT....it will communicate with main base even without Comm.Towers connecting it.

Please look at the example. Here we have a main base and an outpost:


In order to connect them together you would need to set-up a couple-dozens Comm.Towers:


An alternative is to set only one Portable satellite dish near the outpost.
Note that some Comm.Towers are still present near the outpost - they expand the communication range:



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thedubman

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Re: Portable satellite dish - idea
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2010, 08:41:02 AM »
Great idea... being able to program/move to differnet orbiting satellite could be fun,.. would expect blackouts during dust storms and solar flares

Ivanpet

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Re: Portable satellite dish - idea
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2010, 04:57:54 AM »
Great idea...this is the way of "mars explorer" player things, for example link with satellite will be avilable only for limmited period of time
 if sattelite is geostationar on not.