Satellite Communications

Here at Lakehead Communications “Anywhere Connected” means that even though you are in a remote location you still can be connected via satellite communication devices.  To meet your remote communications needs we offer products from two leaders in the satellite communications field Iridium and Garmin.  Iridium offers Iridium Satellite Phones, Iridium Go and Garmin offers inReach Satellite Communicator.  Both products have 100% Global Coverage on the Iridium satellite network.  Iridium operates the largest commercial satellite constellation in the world.  It is the only network that can offer truly global satellite voice and data anywhere on the planet.

The Garmin inReach SE+ and the inReach Explorer+

100% global Iridium satellite coverage enables 2-way text messaging from anywhere

Trigger an interactive SOS to the 24/7 search and rescue monitoring center

Track and share your location with family and friends

Pair with mobile devices¹ using the free Earthmate® appfor access to downloadable maps², U.S. NOAA charts, color aerial imagery and more

inReach Explorer+ device adds preloaded DeLorme®TOPO maps with onscreen GPS routing plus built-in digital compass, barometric altimeter and accelerometer


You may venture off the grid, but you can still stay in touch — as long as you’re carrying an inReach SE+ or inReach Explorer+. These handheld satellite communicators are designed for the outdoor enthusiast who wants to roam farther and experience more — without compromising their loved one’s peace of mind. From backcountry experiences to international adventures, inReach provides communication, location sharing, navigation and critical SOS functions for anyone who loves getting away from it all, on land, water or in the skies.

Which inReach Is Right for You?

As satellite communicators, both the inReach SE+ and Explorer+ offer identical messaging capabilities. However, it’s on the GPS navigation side that their differences become apparent. While inReach SE+ uses GPS to provide basic grid navigation and allow you to drop waypoints, mark key locations, track your progress, and follow a breadcrumb trail back to base — the inReach Explorer+ goes a step beyond, providing full-fledged GPS on-map guidance with preloaded TOPO mapping and waypoint routings viewable directly on the unit. Plus, a built-in digital compass, barometric altimeter and accelerometer are included with Explorer+ to help you get and maintain accurate bearings on or off the beaten path.

  • $499.00
  • $599.00

Iridium Satellite Unparalleled Reach, Unrivaled Coverage

Iridium Satellite is the only mobile satellite service offering gap-free, pole-to-pole coverage over every square inch of the Earth’s surface. Iridium’s constellation of 66 low-earth orbiting, cross-linked satellites provides critical voice and data services for regions not served by other communication networks. Voice and data are routed among the satellites without touching the ground, creating a highly secure and reliable connection.  From distant rigs to pitching decks, baking deserts to frozen ice packs, the Iridium 9555 satellite phone can handle any environment. It is small but determined, sleek but industrial grade, easy to use but powerful. It is every bit as rugged as our previous handsets – still resistant to water, dust and shock – but streamlined and packed with innovative new features.  Iridium Extreme™ satellite phone is built with the same reliable voice and data capability that users have come to trust from the only real mobile, real global satellite communications company in the world. But Iridium Extreme™ doesn’t stop there. More Features Than Any Other Iridium Extreme™ satellite phone is engineered with more features than ever before and more accessories than any other satellite phone on the market, providing people with even more ways to connect. Take personal communications even further Iridium GO!® is unlike anything the world has seen before. Powered by the world’s furthest reaching network, this compact, rugged and portable unit dramatically extends the capabilities of your smartphone or tablet – anywhere on the planet. Transform your smartphone Iridium GO! instantly transforms your trusted device into a global communications powerhouse. For weekend warriors, individuals, enterprises or governments, for anyone who is on the move, out of range or off the grid – by land or at sea or in the air – Iridium GO! provides global voice and text messaging for smartphone users with data capabilities offered through optimized apps on up to 5 mobile devices.