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Antenna to InReach Mini ???
« on: March 19, 2023, 10:35:06 PM »
Got to thinking about using a InReach Mini where there was not clear view of sky like in a remote cabin or tent.

Is there any hack that could be used to clip a auxiliary antenna to a Mini?

You electronic guys any solutions?
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Re: Antenna to InReach Mini ???
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2023, 06:28:00 AM »
Mine works in a Alaknak tent.   Try on south facing window sill. 
Can’t help beyond that.

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Re: Antenna to InReach Mini ???
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2023, 09:49:44 AM »
I guess I should say, I don’t have a need now. I just got thinking about it for some reason and wondered if it could be done.  Sometimes in camp I touch a radio antenna and the reception improves.
There has been talk here about cell phones using your body for better reception.

So why couldn’t you use a antenna clipped to a Mini and improve  signal??

Raining today so have all the crazy stuff rolling around in my head. :bash:
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Re: Antenna to InReach Mini ???
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2023, 10:32:34 AM »
You can also just put the inReach outside the tent/cabin since you are likely using your phone to actually send and receive messages.  I did this at one camp, there wasn't reception in my tent, but there was where my truck was parked so I just left it on the dash while I was in the tent.

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Re: Antenna to InReach Mini ???
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2023, 10:47:01 AM »
You can also just put the inReach outside the tent/cabin since you are likely using your phone to actually send and receive messages.  I did this at one camp, there wasn't reception in my tent, but there was where my truck was parked so I just left it on the dash while I was in the tent.

Don’t own a smart phone.
I am sure there are work around, but could you clip a antenna to it and get it to work?
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Re: Antenna to InReach Mini ???
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2023, 12:33:28 PM »
I can't imagine actually trying to type a message on a Mini directly without a phone. Assuming you just want to send a predefined message, leaving it outside a cabin or ten for 10 or 15 minutes should give it enough time to connect to satellites.
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Re: Antenna to InReach Mini ???
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2023, 12:43:49 PM »
I can't imagine actually trying to type a message on a Mini directly without a phone. Assuming you just want to send a predefined message, leaving it outside a cabin or ten for 10 or 15 minutes should give it enough time to connect to satellites.
:yeah:

I use satellite texting alot, throw the mini outside. The Bluetooth range is plenty from phone to unit that it won't be a problem.

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Re: Antenna to InReach Mini ???
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2023, 01:39:06 PM »
Yup, but he doesn’t have a cell phone

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Re: Antenna to InReach Mini ???
« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2023, 02:34:05 PM »
yeah i dont know about any antenna hacks. however everyone i talked to with the full size inreach says they work alot better then the minis. I have the mini and do not like it one bit. if your hunting the timber you better not need it cuz i texted my wife i killed a buck and might need help at noon and she didnt get the text till 6.

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Re: Antenna to InReach Mini ???
« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2023, 02:46:27 PM »
yeah i dont know about any antenna hacks. however everyone i talked to with the full size inreach says they work alot better then the minis. I have the mini and do not like it one bit. if your hunting the timber you better not need it cuz i texted my wife i killed a buck and might need help at noon and she didnt get the text till 6.
I don't think that's unique to the mini. One of the reasons I moved to a Zoleo.
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Re: Antenna to InReach Mini [emoji47]
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2023, 03:33:15 PM »
https://www.utvsource.com/garmin-external-inreach-antenna/?gclid=CjwKCAjwiOCgBhAgEiwAjv5whDcTPMO3bwgWn6ezv_sjWDNxU69uHW_NVyqCxkE53IOapBjYhCkf1BoC7N0QAvD_BwE

That's for the overlander models with big screens, the backpacking versions don't have an antenna jack.

I've never had connection problems with mine, I can text back and forth with my wife with maybe a minute delay?  I've never not been able to get a signal either.  I have the old Delorme yellow one.

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Re: Antenna to InReach Mini ???
« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2023, 03:33:57 PM »
Had good luck with my gen 1 mini too

 


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