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acjh58
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  #2680315 25-Mar-2021 12:26
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I'm guessing the ping issue is not related to ground station availability, but default routing via Sydney. I wondered if this would be the case but could not get any clear answers. May also affect access to NZ based content servers?

 

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Jordanh
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  #2680320 25-Mar-2021 12:34
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Very interesting, I'm in North Canterbury, I wouldn't think there would be that much difference in latency between units.
I'll have a bit of a play and see what i can come up with.


sidney
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  #2680337 25-Mar-2021 12:54
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Yank1w1:

 

Starlink daily coverage estimates (sebsebmc.github.io)

 

 

 

 

The correct link is https://sebsebmc.github.io/starlink-coverage/index.html

 

 




Yank1w1
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  #2680339 25-Mar-2021 12:57
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Starlink's secrets revealed as first Australian customers sign up ahead of launch later in 2021 - ABC News

 

This article has pictures and talks about the AU Starlink Ground stations based on license applications.

 

Starlink gateways – Google My Maps  w_w_w.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1H1x8jZs8vfjy60TvKgpbYs_grargieVw&ll=-41.08240289229065%2C172.7267213500072&z=6"

 

These locations are based on filings by Starlink for for Reciever/transmitter sites. It shows six sites for NZ

 

 


MrAmerica
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  #2680359 25-Mar-2021 13:17
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Oblivian:


My only thought, the people going to make use of this are somewhat rural.. often in areas of snow.. that's going to be fun :P NZ frosts and upcomming winter will be a true tale



They are heated so snow shouldnt be a problem https://www.reddit.com/r/Starlink/comments/juwrjs/morning_snow_warm_dish/

Oblivian
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  #2680383 25-Mar-2021 13:56
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Yank1w1:

 

Starlink's secrets revealed as first Australian customers sign up ahead of launch later in 2021 - ABC News

 

This article has pictures and talks about the AU Starlink Ground stations based on license applications.

 

Starlink gateways – Google My Maps  w_w_w.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1H1x8jZs8vfjy60TvKgpbYs_grargieVw&ll=-41.08240289229065%2C172.7267213500072&z=6"

 

These locations are based on filings by Starlink for for Reciever/transmitter sites. It shows six sites for NZ

 

 

That's basically a replica of a user here who plotted them from RISM (its public data) here a few pages back.

 

As I understand, possibly only 2 or 3 are currently live. The rest WiP. You apply for a licence/location well before they go up. It was general knowledge that the one down south was likely to be the first. Which is probably why the south is a good test. But likely have a northern one online to see what distribution may bring. Which is why some point that way.


Yank1w1
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  #2680661 25-Mar-2021 20:29
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Here are some Speedtest results from Starlink system in Christchurch to Christchurch, Auckland, and Sydney servers.

 

Click to see full size

 

 




Jordanh
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  #2680833 26-Mar-2021 00:11
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Removed my power line kit and there was a huge difference. 

 

Click to see full size

 

Slowest speed tonight was 190mbs

 

 


Zander
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  #2680834 26-Mar-2021 00:25
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Jordanh:

 

Removed my power line kit and there was a huge difference. 

 

Click to see full size

 

Slowest speed tonight was 190mbs

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ah, direct Ethernet connection?  Definitely the way to go - anything in-between can likely worsen performance :) 


Sirram
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  #2681043 26-Mar-2021 13:24
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Te Hana Ground Station

 

Taken from the co-ordinates posted. Not the flashest building you ever did see, on the edge of SH1. Especially considering the sophistication of its magic flying carpet parent technology circling past 550km above😃

 


sidney
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  #2681121 26-Mar-2021 15:15
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Jordanh:

 

Removed my power line kit and there was a huge difference. 

 

 

By "power line kit" do you mean one of those ethernet over mains things? If you are measuring speed you will only see as fast as the slowest link between your computer or phone to the server at the other end of the test. If you want to measure the speed of Starlink connection you have to make sure there is nothing slower than Starlink between the Starlink router and your browser. That's something I'm going to have to figure out while I'm waiting for my pre-order to finally arrive later this year - I can't set up wired ethernet between places in my house and have to figure out how to get wifi coverage that won't be the bottleneck if Starlink manages to give me the 400 Mbps speeds they are talking about eventually getting to.

 

In fact, if anyone here has suggestions about how to set up a mesh wifi system that can handle those speeds, I would appreciate it.

 

 


  #2681186 26-Mar-2021 16:05
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Sirram:

 

Te Hana Ground Station

 

Taken from the co-ordinates posted. Not the flashest building you ever did see, on the edge of SH1. Especially considering the sophistication of its magic flying carpet parent technology circling past 550km above😃

 

 

 

 

 

That will be the place where the Te Hana ground station / gateway is going to be.

 

An actual gateway looks more like this:

 

 

https://www.reddit.com/r/Starlink/comments/mb29m3/ground_station_in_wisconsin/

 

 

 

[Edit: add link for picture]

 

 

 

 

 

 


Sirram
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  #2681194 26-Mar-2021 16:14
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Quite. I was adding a little humour. That shed sits inside the edge of a large fenced area which at this stage remains grass.  


Zander
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  #2681210 26-Mar-2021 17:02
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Great updates, thanks Yank1w1.  Rather surprising about Sydney ping, I'm surprised a Starlink can reach over to Sydney - must be on the limits of its range, or there's a routing anomaly.  Hopefully can only mean more improvement to come.  I wonder if different Starlinks at different times of day may connect to Australia vs NZ ground stations?

 

I provided the details for the 'Starlink Gateways' map from here - https://rrf.rsm.govt.nz/ - and decoded the NZ Grid References there, though they could be out by ~50-100m perhaps.

 

Regarding https://sebsebmc.github.io/starlink-coverage/index.html - the page hasn't been updated in 9 months, and there's no replies to its Github issues, some asking for inclusion of a 'data timestamp' at least.  Its possible the data on there is old too, so I suggest take it with a pinch of salt.

 

I prefer to get an idea from https://satellitemap.space/ (turn 'rings' on in its settings), or possibly https://droid.cafe/starlink


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