XBee to 5 miles


Can you recommend a model to cover an area of five miles?

I need to communicate with an XBee is the distance from the ship, see image, is marked with a yellow arrow.


I need for Europe (Spain)

Best regards

XBee range is up to a mile in the US, and less outside the US. Amplification probably breaks local or international laws. Digi offers a repeater that you could mount on a series of bouys with some batteries or solar cells to run them.

Otherwise, you probably need an interface to a satellite phone.

Thank you for your reply,

Is for Spain, Europe. I think than is possible to use XBee Pro 868. In the Product Datasheet say this:

“Up to 25 miles (40 km) with dipole antenna
(Italy only) up to 10 miles (16 km) with dipole antenna (13.7 dBm)”

Yes, the XBee PRO 868 can be used in this situation. Just understand that you will have to have RF LOS conditions in order to obtain that distance.