60cm Manual Backpack FlyAway SNG/Mil Antenna

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60cm Manual Backpack FlyAway SNG/Mil Antenna

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  • Ultra lightweight – weighs <35 lbs. packed into an airline carry-on compliant nylon backpack

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AvL’s 60cm Manual Backpack FlyAway Antenna System is ultra lightweight – weighing less than 35 lbs packed – and compact enough to fit into an airline carry-on-sized backpack, but the robust carbon fiber reflector is rugged enough for operations in harsh conditions. The antenna assembles in 5 minutes.

AvL’s Manual FlyAway Antennas are lightweight, compact, portable, and robust with carbon fiber reflectors and easy-to-assemble tripods. AvL’s Az/El positioners feature easy pointing as well as fine-tuning, and are easy and quick to assemble. As with all AvL antenna systems, the Manual FlyAway Antennas interface with any modem, RF electronics, or satellite service, and achieve pointing accuracy and pointing stability even in the most extreme conditions.

AvL Manual FlyAway Antenna Systems offer the following features and benefits:

Single- or multi-band options for worldwide operation

Prime focus offset optics with global mode-matched feed

Robust carbon fiber reflectors

Feed rotation for polarization

Lightweight, compact and portable configurations

Manual actuators enable full range of motion

Quick set-up – operational in minutes

Interface with all types of RF electronics and services

Numerous packaging options including backpacks and rugged cases


  • Ultra lightweight – weighs <35 lbs. packed into an airline carry-on compliant nylon backpack
  • Packs into commercial airline carry-on sized case
  • Fast interchangeable feed system with tri-band capability: Ku, Ka and X; DBS capable
  • Robust 60cm segmented 8-piece carbon fiber reflector for operations in harsh conditions
  • Feed rotation for polarization
  • Easy pointing and fine-tuning Az/El positioner
  • Manual actuators enable full range of motion

Az/El Drive Manually-driven fine and coarse adjustment (visual scales standard; 3-lobe knob for each axis)
Polarization Drive System Manual rotation of feed (visual scales standard)
Reflector Construction Segmented carbon fiber
Axis Travel
Azimuth 360 degree continuous
Elevation (reflector bore sight) 0-90 degrees
Polarization +/- 90 degrees
Standard Integration Interfaces
Tx Input @ Feed Waveguide flange (cover)
Rx Input @ Feed Waveguide flange (cover)
BUC (& other CFE) Mounting Contact Sales
Size & Weight (Basic manual Config.) <35 lbs packed in airline carry-on compliant backpack (less than 45” girth)
Wind – Survival Deployed: 60 mph (97 kph) (ballasted)
Wind – Operational 30 mph (48 kph) gusting to 45 mph (72 kph)
Available Options/Upgrades/Services
  • Upgrade from 2-Port Precision Ku Feed to: a) 2-Port Enhanced Cross-Pol (Mode-Matched) Ku; b) 2-Port X MIL; c) 2-Port Ka MIL; d) 2-Port Ka Comm.
  • Add co-polarization Kit (for 2-port Ku feeds only) - configures Rx and Tx to same polarization sense; may require additional transport case)
  • Add BUC/HPA mounting (NOTE: minimum elevation may be restricted by these options; may require additional transport case)
  • Upgrade to custom RF/IF I/O cabling configurations available
  • Custom colorization (contact factory for available finishes)
  • Add custom logo on reflector face (1- or 2-Color; per AvL Logo Policy)
  • Spare parts kit
  • Computer Assisted Pointing (CAP) Device
* Outside main beam
** Contact Sales for commercial Ka-band frequency range options and circular or linear polarization options.
*** Excluding optional filters
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