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2.4m C-Band dish antenna and LNB
2.4m C-Band dish antenna and LNB

3.0m/3.7m C-Band dish antenna and LNB
3.0m/3.7m C-Band dish antenna and LNB

C-Band LNB
C-Band LNB

TechniSat SkyStar 2 DVB receiver
TechniSat SkyStar 2 DVB receiver

TBS 6983 PCIe DVB-S2 receiver
TBS 6983 PCIe DVB-S2 receiver

Required for C-Band EUMETCast LRIT/HRIT and HimawariCast LRIT/HRIT reception. See Service Availability for coverage.

2.4m, 3.0m or 3.7m parabolic dish and LNB

  • Three-segment (2.4m) or eight-segment (3.0m, 3.7m) glass-fibre reinforced precision compression moulded polyester reflector.
  • Supplied with galvanised steel azimuth/elevation mount and pedestal, and 50m of CT100 75Ω co-axial cable.
  • Phase locked loop LNB in weatherproof powder-coated housing.

DVB receiver and software

  • TechniSat SkyStar 2 internal PCI DVB receiver card for EUMETCast.
  • TBS 6983 internal PCIe DVB-S2 receiver card for HimawariCast.
  • Supplied with drivers and data acquisition software (Tellicast for EUMETCast, KenCast FAZZT for HimawariCast).

C-Band antenna specifications

 2.4m antenna3.0m antenna3.7m antenna
Reflector type Prime focus parabolic Prime focus parabolic Prime focus parabolic
Reflective material 3-segment glass-fibre reinforced polyester 8-segment glass-fibre reinforced polyester 8-segment glass-fibre reinforced polyester
Reflector diameter 2.4m 3.0m 3.7m
F/D ratio 0.37 0.30 0.37
Gain 37.5dBi 40.0dBi 40.9dBi
Polarisation Circular Circular Circular
G/T @ 5° elevation 17.7dB/K 19.8dB/K 21.7dB/K
Wind speeds 80km/h operational
201km/h survival
72km/h operational
201km/h survival
72km/h operational
201km/h survival

C-Band LNB specifications

Feed type Scalar horn
Polarisation Circular
RF input 3.4–4.2GHz
Noise figure 0.35dB typical
Total gain >60dB
RF output 950–1750MHz

DVB receiver specifications

 SkyStar 2TBS 6983
RF input frequency 950–2150MHz 950–2150MHz
RF input connector 75Ω F-type 75Ω F-type
Symbol rates 2Msps to 45Msps 1Msps to 45Msps
Data rates Up to 90Mbps Up to 190Mbps

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