Ku-Band Hardware

1.25m Ku-Band offset dish antenna
1.25m Ku-Band offset dish antenna

1.8m Ku-Band offset dish antenna
1.8m Ku-Band offset dish antenna

TBS 6908 PCIe quad tuner DVB-S2 receiver card
TBS 6908 PCIe quad tuner DVB-S2 receiver card

Required for the EUMETCast Europe service. For coverage with different antenna sizes, please see Service Availability.


  • Powder-coated solid aluminium (1.25m) or glass-fibre reinforced compression moulded polyester (1.8m) offset reflector.
  • 2.4–3.7m antennas also available for fringe area reception.
  • Optional additional antenna aligned on the EUMETCast backup satellite to provide higher availability.
  • Azimuth/elevation mounting bracket with the 1.25m antenna.
  • 4” tubular pedestal with the 1.8m antenna. Non-penetrating roof mount also available.
  • State-of-the-art weatherproof quad LNB with 0.3dB noise figure.
  • Supplied with 150m of CT100 75Ω co-axial cable (50m per input) and F-type connectors.

DVB receiver and software

  • TBS 6908 internal PCIe quad tuner DVB-S2 receiver card, as recommended by EUMETSAT.
  • Allows all three EUMETCast transponders (basic/HVS1, HVS2 and HVS3) to be received simultaneously with a single antenna.
  • Supplied with Windows drivers and Tellicast software.
Ku-Band antenna specifications
  1.25m antenna 1.8m antenna
Reflector type 21.3° offset Offset
Solid aluminium, white powder-coated Glass-fibre reinforced polyester
1.25m 1.8m
F/D ratio 0.66 0.66
Gain 41.3dBi 45.5dBi
Polarisation Linear Linear
G/T @ 5°
19.2dB/K 26.0dB/K
Wind speeds 80km/h (43kt) operational
120km/h (65kt) survival
72km/h (39kt) operational
201km/h (109kt) survival
Ku-Band LNB specifications
Feed type Scalar horn
Polarisation Linear
RF input 10.7–12.75GHz
Noise figure 0.3dB typical
Total gain 50–60dB
LO frequency Low: 9.75GHz
High: 10.6GHz
RF output 950–2150MHz
TBS 6908 PCIe quad tuner DVB-S2 receiver card specifications
RF input frequency 950–2150MHz
RF input connector 4 × 75Ω F-type
Symbol rates 1Msps to 67.5Msps
Channel rate Up to 190Mbps

C-Band Hardware