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1  VSAT technology and installation / Hub and VSAT satellite equipment for sale and wanted / Re: For sale: Parts for a motorised Hughes Direcway antenna.
 on: May 24th, 2020 at 2:06pm 
Started by Admin1 | Post by Admin1  
URGENT    24th May 2020

All this kit is still for sale.

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View of the motorised Direcway antenna.

If you are interested in buying these parts please email me eric@satsig.net quoting reference "27/03/2020, 18:15" and I will forward your email to the seller.

The motorised Hughes Direcway dish is located Hurst, TX 76053.

If you are interested please email me eric@satsig.net and I will put you in touch with the owner.  All offers considered.

This would make good project for tech students !

Best regards, Eric.

2  Service Providers / Avanti-Hylas Ka band services - EU, ME, Africa / BSS Solution for Avanti OSS Newtec Hub
 on: May 24th, 2020 at 12:08am 
Started by OLUWAFEMIOLAFUSI | Post by OLUWAFEMIOLAFUSI  
Can anyone recommend a BSS Billing Solution that has integrated well with Avanti OSS Newtec hub.

3  VSAT technology and installation / iDirect Forum: hubs and terminals / Re: TAC login
 on: May 23rd, 2020 at 7:51pm 
Started by ydh - Ex Member | Post by Admin1  
This picture below gives you an idea of how a satellite might move during the day.
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The actual movement may be an ellipse and it may drift sideways slowly over a week or so. The view shown applies if you are on the same longitude as the satellite longitude. Elsewhere, the equator line will be tilted relative to your local ground horizon.

Ideally you want to aim a fixed dish at the centre of the intended stationkeeping box so that the satellite does not move too far from your beam centre.  If you call the satellite network operations centre they can tell you when the satellite is due to cross the equator, twice per day.  The east west position is more difficult as the satellite might drift sideways through the middle longitude less frequently, like weekly or longer.

Read more here: Inclined orbit operation

If your dish is large enough that the -1 dB beamwidth is the same (or smaller) than the stationkeeping box then you need to point a fixed dish very accurately and tolerate twice daily peak degradations. 

Useful Antenna beamwidth calculator

Best regards, Eric

4  Anything else / General and other topics / Geostationary views with elevation contours
 on: May 23rd, 2020 at 7:36pm 
Started by Admin1 | Post by Admin1  
I have made a new page today that should hopefully show views of the world with elevation contours for geo satellite orbit positions.
Example:

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Please say if you can suggest anything.

Go here: Geostationary satellite elevation map
to choose your own orbit position and also animation possibility for fun..

Best regards, Eric.

5  VSAT technology and installation / iDirect Forum: hubs and terminals / Re: TAC login
 on: May 23rd, 2020 at 2:03pm 
Started by ydh - Ex Member | Post by Hamod  
Could you please share with me how to interpret centre of box information. I have been given the task to select an appropriate time for the re-alignment of 6.3m antenna to the satellite and the satellite operator has shared with me the COB. I'm still learning. I await your kind feedback.

6  VSAT technology and installation / Hub and VSAT satellite equipment for sale and wanted / Two 4.6m Andrew antennas for sale
 on: May 23rd, 2020 at 9:51am 
Started by Admin1 | Post by Admin1  
From email: Two 4.6m Andrew antennas for sale

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Above: C band 2 port linear polarisation.


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Above: Ku band 4 port linear

The antennas are still standing at New Era Systems teleport in South Florida and offers the new owner a chance to inspect while in working operation. Please note that the prices do not include take-down and packing. We can offer those services for an additional cost.

For more details follow this link: Antennas, VSAT, SNG & Flyaway for sale

Sincerely,
Phil Thomas
Phone : 1-321 914 0224
Email : pthomas@newerasystems.net

New Era Systems, Inc

We make our living by buying and selling surplus satellite equipment; anything from modems to 15M antennas, we are always interested in talking to owners looking to sell surplus equipment..


Melbourne Florida 32949
Pompano Beach, Florida 33069

7  VSAT technology and installation / Hub and VSAT satellite equipment for sale and wanted / Vertex 9m antenna for sale Ku band, 4 port.
 on: May 15th, 2020 at 3:49pm 
Started by Admin1 | Post by Admin1  
From email...

Vertex 9m antenna for sale.  Ku band. 4 port. Available 1 June 2020, complete with tracking controller, motors and LNAs

Our own crew are taking down this Ku band Vertex 9m antenna.

We are working out the logistics now. We have to get three men and tools to this site and complete the take-down and packing before the end of May.

This would be a relatively simple operation, but Covid is introducing a few extra problems, but we will solve those problems anyway.

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Vertex 9M 4 port KU-Band Antenna with full electronics. In excellent condition due to its location in a dry climate.

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In addition to satellite tracking the electronics package includes an LNA redundancy system.

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Shown above is the Vertex 7150 outdoor control box and a view of the Azimuth motor

Sincerely,
Phil Thomas
Phone : 1-321 914 0224
Email : pthomas@newerasystems.net

8  VSAT technology and installation / iDirect Forum: hubs and terminals / Looking for Refurbished iDirect Modem
 on: May 14th, 2020 at 11:13pm 
Started by Richard Le | Post by Richard Le  
Hi all, I would like to buy about 100 pcs of refurbished iDirect 5000 series and iDirect X5 Evolution. Could anyone please advise me where to buy. Thanks a lot!

9  Service Providers / Maritime and Mobile satellite communications / For sale: Thrane Explorer 300 Inmarsat BGAN Terminal
 on: May 12th, 2020 at 4:18pm 
Started by Admin1 | Post by Admin1  
Brand New, Thrane Explorer 300 Inmarsat BGAN Terminal (40101107) for sale.

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$1200

Key benefits for EXPLORER series:

Complete communication platform
Seamless global broadband connection
Highly portable and reliable connectivity
Instant mobile access to your office
Easy-to-operate, simple user-interface
Know your costs: standard prices, no roaming
A terminal to use worldwide

Prices for all equipment listed, are good until 5/15/2020.

Contact sales@satbbc.com
SatBBC Inc · 1140 HOLLAND DR · BOCA RATON · Florida · 33487

(Details submitted by email from SatBBC.)

10  VSAT technology and installation / Hub and VSAT satellite equipment for sale and wanted / For sale: iDirect X3, X5 and X7 routers plus hub line cards.
 on: May 12th, 2020 at 4:02pm 
Started by Admin1 | Post by Admin1  
For sale: iDirect X3, X5 and X7 routers plus hub line cards.

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"All used equipment sold by SatBBC are Fullt Tested and we offer 90 days warranty."

They also have in stock:

iDirect X3 Satellite Router $465.00
iDirect M1D1 Line Card $1,000.00
iDirect XLC-M Line Card $9,500.00
iDirect e8350 Satellite Modem $1,200.00

Prices for all equipment listed, are good until 5/15/2020.

Contact sales@satbbc.com
SatBBC Inc · 1140 HOLLAND DR · BOCA RATON · Florida · 33487

(Details submitted by email from SatBBC.)