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AvL 1478 1.4m Motorized Vehicle-Mount VSAT Satellite Antenna Ku-Band

AvL 1478 1.4m Motorized Vehicle-Mount VSAT Satellite Antenna Ku-Band

AvL 1478 1.4m Motorized Vehicle-Mount SNG Satellite VSAT Antenna 2-Port Precision Ku-Band (LP) (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.
• Rx/Tx Feed: 2-Port Precision Ku-Band (LP) 
- Receive: 10.95 - 12.75 GHz
- Transmit: 13.75 - 14.50 GHz
- Standard Cross-Pol comp.
• Automatic Vehicle Tilt Compensation
• Automatic Cross-Pol Alignment 
• Key Features
- 1.4m AvL Composite 1-Piece Reflector
- Stows to 18.3" H (46.5 cm H)
- Versatile vehicle-mount pallet
- Optional Thule bar interface

Product Code: avl_1478

AvL 1478 1.4m Motorized Vehicle-Mount SNG Satellite VSAT Antenna 2-Port Precision Ku-Band (LP) (Standard Cross-Pol comp.)

AvL 1478 Premium 1.4m Motorized Transportable Vehicle-Mount Satellite Tx/Rx Antenna 2-Port Precision Ku-Band Product Picture, Price, Image, Pricing
AvL 1478 1.4m Motorized Vehicle-Mount SNG Satellite VSAT Antenna 2-Port Precision Ku-Band (LP) Standard Cross-Pol comp.  AvL's Model 1478 Vehicle-Mount Mobile VSAT antenna features an offset 1.4m reflector and the patent-pending AvL Cable Drive positioner for reliability and ease of operation. The new sleek design is lighter weight to allow for use on smaller vehicles such as an SUV or van, and includes a versatile vehicle-mount pallet with an optional Thule bar interface.   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 1478 Ku-Band Vehicle-Mount Premium Antenna Systems feature:
• 1.4m AvL Engineered Composite Reflector
• Zero Backlash AvL Cable Drive
• Optional Transmit Rotary Joint on Feed
• Stows to 18.3" H (46.5 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 1478 1.4m Motorized Vehicle-Mount SNG Satellite VSAT Antenna 2-Port Precision Ku-Band (LP) (Standard Cross-Pol comp.)


Az/El Drive Motorized AvL Zero Backlash Cable Drive (Patent Pending)
Polarization Drive System Motorized Worm Gear Drive
Reflector Construction 1.4m Single Piece AvL Engineered Composite
Axis Travel
Azimuth 400° (±200°)
- Mechanical 0° to 90° of Reflector Bore sight (may be limited by BUC integration and/or cowling)
- Electrical Standard Limits at 5° to 65° (CE approval) or 0° to 90°
Polarization ±95° for 2-port and 3-port Feeds;
±50° for 2-port Wideband and 4-port Feeds
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 25 lbs (11.3 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 25 ft. (8m) or 30 ft. Cable with Connectors for Controller
Manual/Emergency Drive Hand crank on AZ and EL and Pol Axes
Weight (approximate) 165 - 195 lbs. (75 - 88 kg) depending on options selected
Stowed Dimensions 77 L x 56 W x 18.3 H inches (196 L x 142 W x 47 H cm)



Wind - Survival

Deployed: 60 mph (96 kph); Stowed: 100 mph (161 kph)

Wind - Operational

30 mph (48 kph), Gusts to 45 mph (72 kph)


Pointing Loss in Wind (Ku RX)


20 mph (32 kph)

0.9 dB typical

30 mph gusting to 45 mph

1.8 dB typical





-22° to 125° F (-30° to 52° C)


-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 Standard
Gain (mid-band) (dBi) 43.0 44.5
Beamwidth (-3dB) 1.3° 1.1°
Antenna Noise Temperature @ 20° El, midband 54° K
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) 28 30
Feed Port Isolation – Tx to Rx (dB) 35 80 (includes filter)
Satellite System Compliance Intelsat and all other major service providers
Features 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
• Thule Bar roof mounting kit
• 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
Technical Specifications Diagram