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85cm Ku-Band LRIT/HRIT antenna for EUMETCast DVB service
85cm Ku-Band LRIT/HRIT antenna for EUMETCast DVB service

1.8m Ku-Band LRIT/HRIT antenna for EUMETCast DVB service
1.8m Ku-Band LRIT/HRIT antenna for EUMETCast DVB service

TBS 6903 PCIe DVB-S2 receiver
TBS 6903 PCIe DVB-S2 receiver

Required for Ku-Band EUMETCast LRIT, HRIT, SAF and GOES ABI level 1b reception. See Service Availability for coverage.

85cm, 1.2m or 1.8m offset dish and LNB

  • High-quality powder-coated aluminium (85cm, 1.2m) or glass-fibre reinforced compression moulded polyester (1.8m) reflector.
  • 2.4–3.7m antennas also available for fringe area reception.
  • Supplied with azimuth/elevation mounting bracket (85cm, 1.2m), 50m of CT100 75Ω co-axial cable and F-type connectors.
  • 1.8m antenna supplied with 4” tubular pedestal (optional non-penetrating roof mount also available).
  • State-of-the-art weatherproof LNB with a noise figure of 0.3dB.

DVB receiver and software

  • TBS 6903 internal PCIe card DVB-S2 receiver, as recommended by EUMETSAT.
  • Allows both EUMETCast transponders (basic/HVS1 and HVS2) to be received simultaneously with a single antenna. The HVS2 transponder includes GOES ABI level 1b data which has replaced GOES East and GOES West images previously transmitted on the EUMETCast LRIT service.
  • Supplied with drivers and Tellicast software.
Ku-Band antenna specifications
  85cm antenna 1.2m antenna 1.8m antenna
Reflector type 21° offset 21.3° offset Offset
Solid aluminium, powder coated Solid aluminium, powder coated Glass-fibre reinforced polyester
0.85m 1.2m 1.8m
F/D ratio 0.67 0.66 0.66
Gain 38.2dBi 41.3dBi 45.5dBi
Polarisation Linear Linear Linear
G/T @ 5°
17.2dB/K 19.2dB/K 26.0dB/K
Wind speeds 80km/h (43kt) operational
120km/h (65kt) survival
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 6903 PCIe DVB-S2 receiver specifications
RF input frequency 950–2150MHz
RF input connector 75Ω F-type
Symbol rates 1Msps to 67.5Msps
Channel rate Up to 190Mbps

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