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AvL 1878 1.8m Motorized Vehicle-Mount VSAT Satellite Antenna C-Band

AvL 1878 1.8m Motorized Vehicle-Mount VSAT Satellite Antenna C-Band

AvL 1878 Premium 1.8m Motorized Transportable Vehicle-Mount Satellite Tx/Rx Antenna 2-Port C-Band Standard

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 C-Band
- Receive: 3.625-4.20 GHz
- Transmit:
5.85 -6.425 GHz
• Automatic Vehicle Tilt Compensation
• Automatic Cross-Pol Alignment
• Key Features
- 1.8m Single Piece AvL Composite Reflector
- Stows to 22.1" H (56.1 cm H)
- Versatile vehicle-mount pallet
- Optional Thule bar interface
Product Code: avl_1878c-standard

AvL 1878 Premium 1.8m Motorized Transportable Vehicle-Mount Satellite Tx/Rx Antenna 2-Port Precision Ku-Band

AvL 1878 Premium 1.8m Motorized Transportable Vehicle-Mount Satellite Tx/Rx Antenna 2-Port C-Band Standard Product Picture, Price, Image, Pricing
AvL 1878 1.8m Motorized Transportable Vehicle-Mount VSAT Satellite Antenna 2-Port C-Band AvL's Model 1878 Vehicle-Mount Mobile VSAT antenna features an offset 1.8m reflector and the patent-pending AvL Cable Drive positioner for reliability and ease of operation. The Model 1878 mobile broadband antenna system is a motorized, palletized antenna with a Fixed 2-Port C-Band. The Model 1878 provides connectivity in remote environments worldwide where larger aperture antennas are desired to combat rain-fade and weaker satellite signals. 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 1878 C-Band Vehicle-Mount Premium Antenna Systems feature:
• Offset 1.8m AvL Engineered Composite Reflector
• Zero Backlash AvL Cable Drive
• Standard Transmit Rotary Joint on Feed for C-Band
• Can be mounted onto large SUV or van
• Versatile vehicle-mount pallet with optional Thule bar interface
• Fixed 2-Port Standard C-Band
• Feed rotation for polarization
• 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 heigh
Technical Specifications Diagram    

AvL 1878 Premium 1.8m Motorized Transportable Vehicle-Mount Satellite Tx/Rx Antenna 2-Port C-Band Standard


Az/El Drive Motorized AvL Zero Backlash Cable Drive (Patent Pending)
Polarization Drive System Motorized Worm Gear Drive
Reflector Construction 1.8m Single Piece AvL Engineered Composite
Axis Travel
Azimuth 400° (±200°)
- Mechanical 0° to 90° of Reflector Boresight
- Electrical Standard Limits at 5° to 65° (CE approval) or 0° to 90°
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 Mounting Feed boom 50 lbs. max. weight; BUC envelope
25 L x 22 W x 9 H inches (64 L x 56 W x 23 H cm)
(Minimum elevation may be restricted by these options)
Feed Tx WR 137 flat flange with Pol Rotary Joint
Coax RG59 Rx from feed to base plus 25 ft. (8m);
Tx coax as required per customer specification
Electrical Interface One 25 ft. (7.6 m) cable with connectors to controller
Manual/Emergency Drive Hand crank on AZ and EL and Pol Axes
Weight (approximate) Approximately 300 lbs. (136 kg) depending on options
Stowed Dimensions 101 L x 71.5 W x 22.1 H inches
(256.5 L x 181 W x 56.1 H cm)
(With standard controller. Stow height with optional controller: 23.0 H inches (58.4 H cm) )
Time to Acquisition Less than 15 minutes, 8 minutes typical
Mounting Pallet for vehicle roof mounting
Wind - Survival Deployed: 80 mph (128 kph); Stowed: 125 mph (201 kph)
Wind - Operational 30 mph (48 kph) gusting to 45 mph (72 kph)
Pointing Loss in Wind (Ku RX)
20 mph (32 kph) 0.2 dB typical
30 mph gusting to 45 mph 0.6 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 C-Band

Frequency Range (GHz) 3.625 - 4.20 5.85 - 6.425
Polarization Configuration Linear Orthogonal Standard
Gain (mid-band) (dBi) 35.0 39.2
-3dB 3.0° 1.9°
-10dB 5.4° 3.5°
Power   75 watts per port
Antenna Noise Temperature @ 20° El, midband 45° K @ 10° elevation,

Radiation Pattern Compliance 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)
Output Flange Interface WR229 Flat flange WR137 Flat flange
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 and satellite peaking with LNB signal
Auto-acquisition One-button acquisition of selected satellite including peaking and optimization of cross-pol (certified for auto- commissioning on most satellite services)
Size Size Two Rack Units (2RU)
Input Power 110/240 VAC, 1 phase, 50/60 Hz, 10/5 A peak, 1 A continuous
Optional Controller AvL AAQ
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 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
• Thule Bar roof mounting kit
• Without Mounting Pallet: stow height = 18.8 H inches (47.8 H cm)
• 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