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New Amkom Products – Ku-Band and Low Ku-Band BUCs

New Amkom products are now available at Satcom-Services –

Ku-Band BUCs

  • Ku Band 16W BUC AMKU16
  • Ku Band 16W BUC Fanless Ext AFKU16
  • Ku Band 20W BUC AMKU20
  • Ku Band 20W BUC Fanless AFKU20
  • Ku Band 25W BUC Ext AMKU25
  • Ku Band 30W BUC Ext AMKU30
  • Ku Band 40W BUC Ext AMKU40
  • Ku Band 40W BUC Ext ALKU40
  • Ku Band 40W BUC AC Power Ext ALKU40NA
  • Ku Band 50W BUC Ext ALKU50
  • Ku Band 50W BUC AC Power Ext ALKU50NA
  • Ku Band 60W BUC ALKU60
  • Ku Band 60W BUC AC Power Ext ALK60NA
  • Ku Band 80W GaN BUC APKU80
  • Ku Band 100W GaN BUC APKU100

Low Ku-Band BUCs

  • Low Ku Band 16W BUC AMKL16
  • Low Ku Band 16W BUC Fanless AFKL16
  • Low Ku Band 20W BUC AMKL20
  • Low Ku Band 20W BUC Fanless AFKL20
  • Low Ku Band 25W BUC AMKL25
  • Low Ku Band 40W BUC AMKL40
  • Low Ku Band 40W BUC ALKL40
  • Low Ku Band 50W BUC ALKL50
  • Low Ku Band 60W BUC ALKL60
  • Low Ku Band 100W GaN BUC APKL100


  • DBS Band 10W BUC AMKD10
  • DBS Band 20W BUC AMKD20


  • 300W Outdoor/Indoor Power Supply ACDC-AM
  • 500W Outdoor/Indoor Power Supply ACDC-AM
  • Outdoor/Indoor Bias Tee AMBT-05
  • Outdoor/Indoor 10MHz Reference Bias Tee AMBT-05R
  • Indoor Bias Tee AMST-05N
  • WR75 Ku-Band 10-15 GHz Quick Disconnect AMK075-QD

Gogo has eyes on Middle Eastern Airlines

Gogo is keen to establish its 2Ku inflight connectivity solution on more Middle Eastern Airlines following its purchase by satellite giant Intelsat.

Intelsat recently purchased the commercial aviation arm of inflight connectivity company Gogo in a deal worth $400 million.

This saw Intelsat taking over the operation of Gogo’s nine leading airlines with more than 3,000 connected aircraft.

By vertically aligning itself with a provider of inflight connectivity solutions to airlines, Intelsat said it hoped that it could grow its business further.

Dave Bijur, Gogo’s senior vice president of commercial, said: “Gogo’s acquisition by Intelsat brought great synergy for the companies.

“We are seeing above-average activity for inflight connectivity in the region. Airlines continue to buy new aircraft and these all have to be configured for inflight connectivity. There is also a big backlog of companies looking to equip or upgrade existing aircraft in their fleets.

“Airlines have simply been in survival mode in 2020,” Bijur said. “But we have continued to be very active in the Middle East and maintain a presence in Dubai with leadership for that region in London.

“There is a great march towards providing inflight connectivity as a free service,” he said. “There is free internet everywhere else we go. On the whole, airlines remain one of the last places where you still have to pay for internet access.

“One of our ideas is to approach telecommunications companies (telcos) about bringing internet access to the air. Our relationship with Intelsat gives us access to a great sales staff who have access to telcos around the world.

“That is certainly an area I wish to explore,” Bijur said.

Gogo 2Ku promises “15/98/98” performance. That is, 15+ Mbps per passenger with 98% coverage per global flight hour and 98% service availability.

The Gogo 2Ku system uses the innovative dual VICTS (Variably inclined continuous transverse stub-2) phased-array Ku-band antenna from ThinKom.

First unveiled at AIX in 2014, the antenna itself is only 4.5 inches tall (6.5 inches with the radome), which Gogo says reduces drag compared with other satellite solutions.

ThinKom says its antenna have proved their reliability over 7,000,000 flights with 100,000 hours mean time between failures (MTBF)

“2Ku is not only good in terms of throughout, but the antenna is really low profile, which makes a lot of sense in terms of reducing drag,” Bijur said.

“I think Intelsat is also keen to get 2Ku as a line-fit option on more new aircraft,” he said.

Qatar Airways became the first Middle Eastern airline to sign up for 2Ku when it announced a deal with Gogo for 70 aircraft at the 2019 Dubai Airshow. This was for an upgrade from the older, slower Inmarsat SwiftBroadband on its Boeing Dreamliners, both the 787-8 and 787-9 variants, as well as its Airbus A380s.

Qatar Airway’s chief executive Akbar Al Baker said in a press release: “Having access to the internet, and being connected and available is critical for passengers, and the demand for bandwidth will only increase. We are proud to be able to provide our customers with an excellent connectivity experience with Gogo 2Ku.”

Arabian Aerospace contacted Qatar Airways for an update on how this was progressing, but has so far got no response.

When asked if Gogo would now exclusively use Intelsat satellites for its services Bijur said no.

“We’ve signed deals with lots of providers around the world. Those deals came with us and there is a big benefit to using other providers to provide capacity just where it is needed,” Bijur concluded.

C-Com Manpack Antenna News

C-COM Receives $3.4 Million Manpack Antenna Order

C-COM Satellite Systems Inc., (TSXV: CMI and OTC: CYSNF) the world’s leading designer of commercial grade mobile auto-deploying satellite antenna systems, announced today that it has received orders worth $3.4 Million USD for its iNetVu® Manpack (backpack) antenna systems. Several antenna systems have already been delivered. The balance of this order will be completed, and the associated revenue earned in the first quarter of C-COM’s 2021 fiscal year.

iNetVu® MP-100-MOT

This significant purchase of the iNetVu® MP-100-MOT marks the second largest order the company has received for this specific system since its introduction in 2019. The 3-axis, fully motorized one-case backpack (iNetVu® MP-Series) is a lightweight, fully automatic antenna system that can be assembled in minutes without any tools and is able to locate the desired satellite, in less than 30 seconds, with the simple press of a button. This particular Manpack order will be deployed for disaster management and cellular backhaul by a significant end-user.

“We are not surprised that the iNetVu® Manpack series of antennas is turning out to be a best-selling product for C-COM,” said Leslie Klein, President and CEO of C-COM. “The rapid confirmation in the market for our latest technological development – a single case, carbon fibre, auto-pointing backpack system that can be carried and operated by one person – is validated by large orders like these,” Klein continued. “The Company continues to innovate and modernize the mobile SATCOM business by offering the highest quality products coupled with the best customer support available in the market today,” Klein added.

C-COM offers classic and next generation Driveaway, Flyaway, Fixed Motorized, and Manpack systems for any vertical market where communications are challenging due to disruption or deficiency. The Company’s products are integrated with all major modem manufacturers and approved world-wide with most major satellite operators. The company works closely with more than 500 active resellers / integrators in over 100 countries. C-COM is also collaborating with a renowned research team at the University of Waterloo on the development of an electronically steerable, Ka-band flat panel antenna system that is based on a patented phased array beam forming technology. This system has the potential to revolutionize satellite addressable mobility markets (land, air, maritime).


Advantech Wireless Technologies Releases New Line of Ka-Band Solid State Power Amplifiers and BUCs for LEO/MEO Satellites

Advantech Wireless Technologies Releases New Line of Ka-Band Solid State Power Amplifiers and BUCs for LEO/MEO Satellites

Advantech Wireless Technologies Releases New Line of Ka-Band Solid State Power Amplifiers and BUCs for LEO/MEO satellite up-link applications. The new state-of-the-art Dual Band Ka Solid State Power Amplifiers (SSPAs) and Block Up Converters (BUCs) from Advantech Wireless Technologies are specifically engineered for LEO/MEO ground station applications.

Based on Advantech’s proprietary technology, this new series of amplifiers delivers features that are sure to have a beneficial impact on both Cap-X and Op-X budgets and provide the highest availability through high MTBF and low MTTR.

These features include: Field serviceability, Low sparing costs and Component-level diagnostics.

Designed to serve as a solid state alternative to traditional tube based (TWT) technologies typically used in gateway earth stations. For communications purposes, all of the system elements communicate over Advantech’s new MicroManager (M²) M&C platform based on the latest open CANBus protocol. Suitable for hubmount and well as any mobile application such as military mobile or SNG. For more information click here


Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Contract Renewal with Telefonica Digital

Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ: CMTL), a world leader in secure and highly reliable location, public safety, navigation, and communication technologies, announced today its Location Technologies group, a division of Comtech’s Commercial Solutions segment, has finalized a contract renewal for location-based services with Telefonica Digital, a Madrid-based research and development company.

Telefonica Digital uses Comtech Location Technologies’ global location services solution for their machine-to-machine communication requirements and customer use cases.

“We are pleased to continue working with this innovative customer who has leveraged Comtech’s location technology to implement several dynamic applications that have contributed to the success of their company,” said Fred Kornberg, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp. “Our strong customer relationships help us understand their business challenges and enable the right solutions to be deployed.”

The Location Technologies group of Comtech Telecommunications Corp. is a leading provider of precise device location, mapping and messaging solutions for public safety, mobile network operators, and enterprise solutions. Sold around the world to mobile network operators, government agencies, and Fortune 100 enterprises, our platforms locate, map, track and message. For more information, visit

Comtech Telecommunications Corp. designs, develops, produces and markets innovative products, systems and services for advanced communications solutions. The Company sells products to a diverse customer base in the global commercial and government communications markets.


New GeoSat Microwave Products – BDCs, LNAs, and LNBs

New GeoSat Microwave products are now available at Satcom-Services –


  • Ku-Band BDC 10.7-11.8GHz
  • Ku-Band BDC 10.7-11.8GHz Ext. Ref.
  • Ku-Band BDC 10.95-11.7GHz
  • Ku-Band BDC 10.95-11.7GHz Ext. Ref.
  • Ku-Band BDC 11.7-12.20Ghz
  • Ku-Band BDC 11.7-12.20Ghz Ext. Ref.
  • Ku-Band BDC 11.7-12.75GHz
  • Ku-Band BDC 11.7-12.75GHz, Ext. Ref
  • Ku-Band BDC 12.2-12.7GHz
  • Ku-Band BDC 12.2-12.7GHz, Ext. Ref.
  • Ku-Band BDC 12.25-12.75GHz
  • Ku-Band BDC 12.25-12.75GHz, Ext. Ref.
  • Ka-Band BDC 17.2-18.2GHz
  • Ka-Band BDC 17.2-18.2GHz, Ext. Ref.
  • Ka-Band BDC 18.2-19.2GHz
  • Ka-Band BDC 18.2-19.2GHz, Ext. Ref.
  • Ka-Band BDC 19.2-20.2GHz
  • Ka-Band BDC 19.2-20.2GHz, Ext. Ref.
  • Ka-Band BDC 20.2-21.2GHz
  • Ka-Band BDC 20.2-21.2GHz, Ext. Ref.
  • Ka-Band BDC 21.2-22.2GHz
  • Ka-Band BDC 21.2-22.2GHz, Ext. Ref.
  • C-Band BDC 3.4-4.2GHz
  • C-Band BDC 3.4-4.2GHz, Ext. Ref.
  • C-Band BDC 4.5-4.8Ghz
  • C-Band BDC 4.5-4.8Ghz, Ext. Ref.
  • X-Band BDC 7.25 -7.75Ghz
  • X-Band BDC 7.25 -7.75Ghz, Ext. Ref.


  • X-Band LNA 7.25-7.75GHz
  • C-Band LNA 3.4-4.2Ghz
  • C-Band LNA 4.5-4.8Ghz
  • Ku-Band LNA 10.7-12.75GHz
  • L-Band LNA 1150 – 1650 MHz
  • L-Band LNA 2100 – 2500 MHz
  • L-Band LNA 1000-6000 MHz
  • Ka-Band LNA 17.2-18.2Ghz
  • Ka-Band LNA 18.2-19.2Ghz
  • Ka-Band LNA 19.2-20.2Ghz
  • Ka-Band LNA 20.2-21.2Ghz
  • Ka-Band LNA 21.2-22.2Ghz


  • C-Band PLL LNB 3.4-4.2GHz
  • C-Band PLL LNB 3.625-4.2GHz
  • C-Band PLL LNB Ext. Ref 3.625-4.2Ghz
  • C-Band PLL LNB 4.5-4.8GHz
  • C-Band PLL LNB Ext. Ref 4.5-4.8GHz
  • C-Band PLL LNB, 3.7-4.2GHz
  • C-Band PLL LNB, Ext. Reference 3.7-4.2GHz
  • Ku-Band PLL LNB 10.95-11.7GHz
  • Ku-Band PLL LNB 11.7-12.GHz
  • Ku-Band PLL LNB 12.2-12.7Ghz
  • Ku-Band PLL LNB 12.25-12.75GHz
  • Ku-Band PLL LNB 4 L.O. 10.7-12.75GHz
  • Ku-Band PLL LNB 4 L.O. 10.7-12.75GHz Ext. Ref.
  • Ku-Band PLL LNB 2 L.O. 10.7-11.7 & 11.7-12.75Ghz
  • Ku-Band PLL LNB 2 L.O. 10.7-11.7 & 11.7-12.75Ghz Ext. Ref.
  • Ka-Band PLL LNB 18.2-19.2Ghz
  • Ka-Band PLL LNB 18.2-19.2Ghz Ext. Ref.
  • Ka-Band PLL LNB 19.2-20.2Ghz
  • Ka-Band PLL LNB 19.2-20.2Ghz Ext. Ref.
  • Ka-Band PLL LNB 20.2-21.2Ghz
  • Ka-Band PLL LNB 20.2-21.2Ghz Ext. Ref
  • Ka-Band PLL LNB 21.2-22.2Ghz
  • Ka-Band PLL LNB 21.2-22.2Ghz Ext. Ref
  • Ka-Band PLL LNB 4 L.O. 17.7-21.2GHz
  • Ka-Band PLL LNB 5 L.O. 17.2-22.2Ghz
  • Ka-Band PLL LNB 5 L.O. 17.2-22.2Ghz, Ext. Ref
  • Ka-Band Dual LO PLL LNB 18.2-19.2 & 19.2-20.2GHz
  • Ka-Band Dual LO PLL LNB 18.2-19.2 & 19.2-20.2GHz Ext. Ref.
  • Ka-Band Dual LO PLL LNB 19.2-20.2 & 20.2-21.2GHz
  • Ka-Band Dual LO PLL LNB 19.2-20.2 & 20.2-21.2GHz Ext. Ref.
  • Ka-Band Dual LO PLL LNB 20.2-21.2 & 21.2-22.2GHz
  • Ka-Band Triple LO PLL LNB 18.2-21.2GHz
  • Ka-Band Triple LO PLL LNB 18.2-21.2GHz, Ext. Ref.
  • Ka-Band Triple LO PLL LNB 19.2-22.2GHz
  • Ka-Band Triple LO PLL LNB 19.2-22.2GHz, Ext. Ref.
  • X-Band PLL LNB 7.25-7.75GHz
  • X-Band PLL LNB 7.25-7.75GHz Ext. Ref

Terrasat Products Available For Immediate Shipment

Terrasat offers the IBUC family of integrated BUC/SSPAs. The advanced IBUC yields superior performance at a lower cost than traditional RF Transceivers. The complete product range includes C, X, Ku and Ka-band IBUCs, associated power supplies, interface units and our innovative 1:1 protection systems. Our first-of-its-kind IP M&C interface is included as standard along with RS485/232, FSK and Hand Held Terminal interfaces.

View our new Products Available For Immediate Shipment page to see what Terrasat products are currently in stock


New Equipment Transit Cases from SATCOM Services

New Equipment Transit Cases are now available at Satcom-Services –

  • 19″ Racks
    • Amazon 19 Inch Case
    • ERack 19 Inch Case
    • SatRack 19 Inch Case
  • Protective Cases
    • 3i Series Cases
    • Amazon Protective Cases
    • Custom Rotomolded Cases
    • Pelican Cases and Injection Molded Cases
    • Airship Protective Case
  • Climate Control
    • Transit Climate Control
  • Options
    • Custom Foam Inserts
    • Partitions & Dividers
    • EMC/EMI Shielding

New MFC Microwave Filter Company Products

New MFC Microwave Filter Company products are now available at Satcom-Services –

  • 3.625 – 4.200 GHz | MFC 13961WE-I International C-Band Interference Elimination Filter
  • 5.800 – 6.725 GHz | MFC 7983D C-Band Radar Elimination Interference Filter
  • 5.800 – 6.725 GHz | MFC 7894D C-Band Radar Interference Elimination Filter
  • 5.850 – 6.725 GHz | MFC 17190 Multi-Purpose C-Band Transmit Reject Filter
  • 3.700 – 4.200 GHz | MFC 12086 C-Band Transmit Reject Filter
  • 5.800 – 6.725 GHz | MFC 11383 C-Band Interference Elimination Filter
  • 3.400 – 4.200 GHz | MFC 16600 Super Extended C-Band Transmit Reject Filter
  • 6.725 – 7.025 GHz | MFC 18663 INSAT C-Band Receive Filter
Quintech Electronics

New Quintech Electronics Products

New Quintech Electronics products are now available at Satcom-Services –

  • L-Band Matrix Switches
    • XTREME-256 Fan-out 256 L-band Switch XTREME 256 PORT FAN-OUT (DISTRIBUTING) MATRIX
    • XTREME-256 C Combining 256 L-band SwitchXTREME 256 PORT FAN-IN (COMBINING) MATRIX
    • XTREME-80 C | 80 Port Combining L-band RF Matrix SwitchXTREME 80 PORT FAN-OUT (DISTRIBUTING) MATRIX
    • XTREME-80 80 Port L-Band Matrix SwitchXTREME 80 PORT FAN-IN (COMBINING) MATRIX
    • QE3 64×64 RF Matrix Switching SystemQE3 64×64 L-BAND SWITCH
    • QRM 2500 Fan-out Matrix SwitchQRM 16×16 FAN-OUT MATRIX
    • QFM Fan-in Matrix SwitchQFM 16×16 FAN-IN MATRIX
  • Test And Measurement
    • NEXUS-3 32×32 ( .7 – 3 GHz ) FULLY NON-BLOCKING SWITCH
    • NEXUS-4 Universal Bi-Directional RF Matrix Switch for Wireless technologies up to 4GHzNEXUS-4 32×32 ( .7 – 4 GHz ) FULLY NON-BLOCKING SWITCH
    • NEXUS-L 16×16 SwitchNEXUS-L 16×16 ( .7 – 3 GHz ) FAN-OUT TEST SWITCH
    • NEXUS-L 32×32 L-Band Matrix SwitchNEXUS-L 32×32 ( .7 – 2.8 GHz ) FAN-OUT TEST SWITCH
    • NEXUS-R 32×32 Matrix SwitchNEXUS-R 32×32 ( .7- 3 GHz ) HIGH POWER SWITCH
  • Splitters And Combiners
    • S 2150 L-Band Splitter LS SERIES PASSIVE SPLITTERS
    • LC 2150 L-Band Active CombinerLC 2150A ACTIVE COMBINERS
    • LS 2150 Active L-Band Splitters lS SERIES ACTIVE SPLITTERS
    • LSC 1000 Passive Broadband Splitters and CombinersLSC 1000 SPLITTERS COMBINERS
    • LC 1000 Active Broadband CombinersLC 1000 ACTIVE cOMBINERS
    • LS 1000 Active Broadband Splitter LS-1000 ACTIVE SPLITTERS
  • Redundancy Switch
    • RFS 2150 RF Sensing Redundancy Switch RFS REDUNDANCY SWITCH
  • Amplifiers
    • AMP 2150 L-BAND LINE AMP
  • Redundant Power Supplies