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AvL 1812 Premium SNG 1.8m Motorized Vehicle-Mount Satellite Antenna Mode-Matched Ku-Band

AvL 1812 Premium SNG 1.8m Motorized Vehicle-Mount Satellite Antenna Mode-Matched Ku-Band

AAvL 1812 Premium SNG / Military 1.8m Motorized Transportable Vehicle-Mount Satellite Antenna 2-Port Precision Ku-Band (standard Cross-Pol comp.)

IKtechcorp is the distributor for AVL Antanna Systems, a leading manufacturer and supplier of commercial satellite equipment. AVL 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 Mode-Matched Ku-Band (CP)
- Receive: 10.95 - 12.75 GHz
- Transmit: 13.75 - 14.50 GHz
- Enhanced Cross-Pol comp.
Stows to 17.7" H (45 cm H)
• Key Features
- High precision azimuth bearing
- 3-Axis Jog Controller w/ Auto-Stow
- Zero backlash AvL Cable Drive
- 400° Az & 0-90° El Movement

Product Code: avl_1812_ku_premium

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AvL 1812 Premium SNG / Military 1.8m Motorized Transportable Vehicle-Mount Satellite Antenna 2-Port Mode-Matched Ku-Band (Enhanced Cross-Pol comp.)

AvL's 1.8m vehicle-mount / drive away SNG antenna systems offer strong performance in a small, lightweight and low-profile package. The 1.8m antenna systems offer standard Ku-band, with L- and X-band optional. The antennas feature integrated GPS and level sensors for automatic vehicle tilt compensation.    

AvL’s SNG antennas are designed to meet and exceed the highest performance requirements around the world to guarantee both satellite authority compliance and peak in performance, reliability and availability. Typically these antennas are used in signal contribution for high data rate and bandwidth as well as high power broadcast or similar applications.

AvL 1812 Ku-Band Vehicle-Mount Premium SNG Antenna Systems feature:
• Non-load-bearing 1.8m AvL carbon fiber single-piece reflector with surface treatment for Ka-band
• High-precision azimuth bearing
• Integrated backing structure for minimized stow height
• Wide booms to allow larger HPA envelope
• Jog control or fully automatic auto-acquisition controllers
• Feed options for Ku-, Ka- and X-band; optional C-band for international
• RF electronic mounting either on feed boom, back of reflector, base, or inside vehicle
• 25ft (8m) RG59 coax and controller interconnect cables
• Zero backlash AvL Cable Drive with 400° Az & 0-90° El movement
• Stows to 17.7" H (45 cm H)
• Optional saddlebag mount for larger HPAs
• High-torque elevation motor
• Through-pedestal cross-axis waveguide kit
• Optional Transmit Rotary Joint on Feed
• Limited function 3-axis jog controller with auto-stow
• Optional aerodynamic cowlings
• Aerodynamic cowling is available


Technical Specifications Diagram    

AvL 1812 Premium SNG / Military 1.8m Motorized Transportable Vehicle-Mount Satellite Antenna 2-Port Mode-Matched Ku-Band (Enhanced Cross-Pol comp.)



Az/El Drive

Motorized Zero Backlash AvL Cable Drive (Patent Pending)

Polarization Drive System

Motorized Worm Drive

Reflector Construction

1.8m Single Piece AvL Carbon Fiber

Axis Travel



Standard: 400°;   Optional dual waveguide through pedestal: 270°



- Mechanical

0-90° antenna boresight

- Electrical

Standard limits at 5° to 65° (CE Approval) or 5° to 90°


±95° for 2-port and 3-port Ku-Band Feeds;  
±50° (100º Effective) for Dual Ku-Band, 4-port


Az/El Speed


Slewing/Deploying (typical)


Peaking (typical)




24 VDC Variable Speed, Constant Torque


RF Interface


BUC Mounting

Feed boom (100 lbs.;   Max BUC envelope: 30 L x 22 W x 9 H inches (76 L x 56 W x 23 H cm)) orinside truck

Axis Transition

Twist-flex or optional rotary joints for Ku-Band;   Pol rotary joint standard for C-Band


WR75 Cover Flange at Interface Point


RG59 run from feed to base plus 25 ft. (8m)


Electrical Interface

25 ft. (8 m) Cable with Connectors for Controller

Manual/Emergency Drive

Handcrank on Az, El and Pol axes, leads from 12VDC Pol Motor


295 lbs. (134 kg)

Stowed Dimensions

100 L x 71.4 W x 18.2 H inches (254 L x 181 W x 46.2 H cm); H with opt. controller: 19.3 in (49cm)

Time to Acquisition

Less than 15 minutes, 8 minutes typical


Optional pallet for vehicle roof mounting




Wind - Survival

Deployed: 80 mph (128 kph); Stowed: 125 mph (201 kph)

Wind - Operational

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

Pointing Loss in Wind (Ku RX): ▼


20 mph (32 kph)

0.1 dB typical

30 mph gusting to 45 mph

0.5 dB typical



(48 kph gusting to 72 kph)





-22° to 125° F (-30° to 52° C)


-40° to 140° F (-40° to 60° C)



Receive Transmit

Feed Type

Mode-Matched Ku-Band Feed

Frequency Range (GHz)

10.95 - 12.75

13.75 - 14.50

Polarization Configuration

Linear Orthogonal Standard, Optional Co-Pol


Gain (mid-band)



2-Port Feed

45.0 dBi

46.7 dBi

4-Port Feed

44.8 dBi

46.5 dBi


-3dB (Degrees)



-10 dB (Degrees)




Radiation Pattern Compliance

FCC §25.209, ITU-R S.580.6

First Sidelobe Level (typical) (dB)



Antenna Noise Temperature (midband)

48° K @ 10° El


G/T, midband, clear horizon

24.7 dB/˚K w/ 50°K LNB



Cross-Polarization Isolation (dB)






Off-Axis (within pointing cone)







Power Handling Capability


1KW at Tx Port

Feed Port Isolation - Tx to Rx (dB)

85 dB




Controller Type

Three-axis Jog Control & Display with Auto-Stow

Optional Upgrades


Semi-automatic Operation

Drive to calculated position based on operator entered vehicle location, heading, plus satellite (longitude or listed)

Automatic Operation

Drive to calculated position based on auto GPS and Flux-Gate Compass data & satellite peaking w/ LNB signal


One-button acquisition of selected satellite including peaking and optimization of cross-pol (certified for auto- commissioning on most satellite services)


Two Rack Units for Semi-automatic & Automatic Controllers

Input Power

110/240 VAC, 1 phase, 50/60 Hz, 10/5 A peak, 1 A continuous




Optional Controller



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.


Embedded ACU with separate1 RU power supply

Input Power

100 - 240 VAC 50/60 Hz   4 A peak, 300 W power supply


Available Options, Upgrades & Services

• Upgrade Feed to 3- or 4-Port Ku-Band, 2-Port C-Band, 2- or 4-Port Ka-Band, or 2-Port X-Band
• Optional H/V switch (Ku Wideband)
• Optional Rotary Joint on Pol Axis with opt. Flex W/G to BUC
• Mounting Pallet (adds 4.5” (11.4 cm) to stow height)
• Add BUC/HPA Mounting (NOTE: minimum elevation may be restricted by these options)
• 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



Compliance Standard