The idea would be to develop a Project Ara Phoneblok that could do UHF and L, C and/or S band signals for communicating with Outernet and other satellites. This would be another prototype in addition to the sat-phone dongle idea.
We should all go to the Ara DevCon Jan 15th: http://www.projectara.com/ara-developers-conference/
Let's consider submitting a video and outline for the Ara Challenge 2014 (Nov 15th) so we get a deadline and in the groove: http://www.projectara.com/prize
Great idea Mike! I had heard about the Phoneblok concept, but didn't know it was already being developed. Let's add the suggestion to our hangout agenda
In our spirit of pushing things forward, I've gone ahead and submitted to get a ticket for this event. We had 500 words to work with, the word count function in the Google Doc shows I used about 491 or so: http://goo.gl/pmkZgf