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AvL 1278FD 1.2m Mobile VSAT Fly and Drive Satellite Antenna Ku-Band

AvL 1278FD 1.2m Mobile VSAT Fly and Drive Satellite Antenna Ku-Band

AvL 1268FD 1.2m Mobile Portable Vehicle-Mount/Quick Deploy VSAT Satellite Antenna 2-Port Ku-Band (Standard Cross-Pol comp.)

IKtechcorp is the distributor for AVL Antanna Systems, a leading manufacturer and supplier of commercial satellite equipment. VAVL Technologies offers a wide range antennas used in the VSAT, DTH, COTM, Teleport, Cable, and Broadcast industries. Satellite, DTH, VSAT, Flyaway, quick deploy, receive only, RF, motorized auto point, vehicle antennas.
• Standard Rx/Tx Feed: 2-Port Ku Precision (standard Cross-Pol comp.)
- Receive: 10.95 - 12.75 GHz
- Transmit: 13.75 - 14.50 GHz 
• Optional Rx/Tx Feeds: 2-Port Ku Mode-Match (enhanced Cross-Pol comp.)
• Fly & Drive Compact Transportable Size/Dimensions
• Military Standard: MIL-STD-188-164a Type E-V
• Unique Features
- 1.2m segmented 3-piece AvL Engineered Composite reflector
- Case-based positioner
- 15-Minute Setup; One-Button Auto-Acquisition

Product Code: AvL 1268FDku_1.2m

AvL 1268FD 1.2m Mobile Portable Vehicle-Mount / Quick Deploy VSAT Satellite Antenna 2-Port Ku-Band (Standard Cross-Pol comp.)

AvL 1278 Premium 1.2m Motorized Transportable Vehicle-Mount Satellite Tx/Rx Antenna 2-Port Precision Ku-Band Product Picture, Price, Image, Pricing
AvL 1278FD 1.2m Motorized Transportable Vehicle-Mount Satellite VSAT Antenna 2-Port Precision Ku-Band Standard Cross-Pol comp. Reliable, robust and simple to operate, the 1.2m Vehicle-Mount and Fly&Drive Mobile VSAT antennas feature an offset 1.2m reflector paired with a patent-pending AvL Cable Drive positioner. Both models can be mounted on a large SUV, van, or larger vehicles and trailers.  Created for use where performance really matters, AvL's Vehicle Mounted Mobile Broadband systems enable video, voice, IP and data communication anywhere in the world, with the push of a single button. The precision of AvL's patent-pending AvL Cable Drive positioners paired with the ease of one-button Auto-Acquisition and superior technical support make our vehicle mount antennas ideal for non-technical antenna operators.  AvL 1278 Ku-Band Vehicle-Mount Premium Antenna Systems feature:
• 1.2m AvL Engineered Composite Reflector
• Zero Backlash AvL Cable Drive
• Optional Transmit Rotary Joint on Feed
• Stows to 18.4" H (46.7 cm H)
• Can be mounted onto large SUV or van
• Standard 2-Port Ku “Precision” (standard Cross-Pol comp.) Feed
• One button auto-acquisition controller
• 400 degree azimuth range
• Hand cranks on all axes
• Integrated GPS
• Level sensors for automatic vehicle tilt compensation and automatic cross pol alignment
• Options include 1RU rack mounts and minimized stow height
Technical Specifications Diagram    

AvL 1268FD 1.2m Mobile Portable Vehicle-Mount / Quick Deploy VSAT Satellite Antenna 2-Port Ku-Band (Standard Cross-Pol comp.)


Az/El Drive Motorized AvL Zero Backlash Cable Drive (Patent Pending)
Polarization Drive System Motorized Worm Gear Drive
Reflector Construction 1.2m Single Piece AvL Engineered Composite
Axis Travel
Azimuth 400° (±200°)
Elevation 0-90° antenna boresight (true elevation readout from calibrated inclinometer)
Polarization ±95°
Az/El Speed
Slewing/Deploying (typical) 2°/second Az
Peaking (typical) 0.2°/second
Motors 24 VDC Variable Speed, Constant Torque
RF Interface
BUC/HPA Mounting Feed Boom (maximum weight 15 lbs (6.8 kg))
Max dimensions for BUC mounting on Feed Boom 22 L x 13.8 W x 8.5 H inches (56 L x 35 W x 22 H cm)
Feed Tx WR75 Flat Flange;   Optional Polarization Rotary Joint w/flex waveguide from feed, WR75
Coax Two Type F connectors on panel at antenna base
Electrical Interface One 25 ft. (8 m) cable with connector from base connector panel   to controller
Manual/Emergency Drive Handcrank input on Az, El and Pol axes
Weight (approximate) 155 to 185 lbs. (70.5 to 84 kg) depending on options
Stowed Dimensions 68.5 L x 48 W x 18.5 H inches (174 L x 122 W x 47 H cm)
Time to Acquisition Less than 10 minutes, 8 minutes typical
Mounting Pallet for vehicle roof mounting
Wind - Survival Deployed:   65 mph (105 kph);   Stowed:   80 mph (129 kph)
Wind - Operational 45 mph (72 kph)
Pointing Loss in Wind (Ku RX)
20 mph (32 kph) 0.4 dB typical
30 mph gusting to 45 mph
(48 kph gusting to 72 kph)
0.8 dB typical
Operational -22° to 125° F (-30° to 52° C)
Survival -40° to 140° F (-40° to 60° C)
Feed Type Std. 2-Port Precision Ku-Band

Frequency Range (GHz) 10.95 - 12.75 13.75 - 14.50
Polarization Configuration Linear Orthogonal
Gain (mid-band) (dBi) 41.6 43.1

-3dB 1.5° 1.2°
-10db 2.7° 2.2°
Antenna Noise Temperature @ 20° El, midband 55° K @ 20° Elevation
Radiation Pattern Compliance FCC 25.209, ITU-R S.580-6
Allowable Input Power Density
FCC:   -14 dBw/4 kHz
ITU:   -0 dBw/4 kHz
VSWR 1.30:1 1.30:1
Cross-Polarization Isolation (dB)

On Axis (minimum) 35 35
Off Axis (within pointing cone) 27 28

Feed Port Isolation – Tx to Rx (dB) 35 80 (includes filter)
Features AvL one button auto-acquisition of selected satellites, including peaking and optimization of cross pol.  
Internal movement detector and automatic stow.  
Includes a hand-held control and separate power supply.   
Certified for auto-commissioning on most satellite services.
Size 10 x 9 x 2.5 inch power supply
Input Power 100 - 240 VAC 50/60 Hz   4 A peak,
190 W Antenna running with max load
Available Options, Upgrades & Services
• Roof mounting kit (designed with interface for standard Thule Bar Kits: www.thule.com)
• Upgrade to embedded controller with optional Ethernet remote interface and GUI.
• Add BUC/HPA Mounting (NOTE: minimum elevation may be restricted by these options)
• Rotary Joint on Pol Axis with Flex W/G to BUC
• Upgrade to Custom RF/IF I/O cabling configurations available
• Custom Colorization (contact factory for available colors)
• Add Custom Logo on Reflector Face (1- or 2-Color; per AvL Logo Policy)
• Spare Parts Kit
• Lightweight antenna cowling
Technical Specifications Diagram