The GRIG-2 geodetic VLBI experiment was conducted in 1985, linking for the first time South America, Europe and Africa. At the single frequency band of 1.66 GHz which was used, the monitoring of the ionosphere is a critical aspect and several predictions of Total Electron Content (TEC) were used. One of them is derived from dual band Doppler observations of TRANSIT satellites, which were simultaneously conducted. The influence of these models on the solution is presented, with comparisons with other VLBI solutions. Decimetric accuracy has been achieved.