Model 1.2m 1050FA SNG/Mil Tri-Band Motorized FlyAway Antenna

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Model 1.2m 1050FA SNG/Mil Tri-Band Motorized FlyAway Antenna

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  • Enhanced wind tolerance of 45 mph gusting to 60 mph for Ku operation
  • Packs into two rugged cases

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AvL’s 1050FA case-based positioner FlyAway SNG/Mil antenna systems offerenhanced-wind tolerance witha compact, rugged and portable package. The 1.2m antenna systemspack into two rugged cases to be shipped anywhere, then set up and operational within minutes.

AvL’s FlyAway 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.

Each Flyaway Antenna is priced to include the AvL carbon fiber antenna and auto-acquisition controller for ease of operation. As with all AvL antenna systems, no laptop is necessary to operate the controller, the antennas interface with any modem, RF electronics, or satellite service.


  • Enhanced wind tolerance of 45 mph gusting to 60 mph for Ku operation
  • Packs into two rugged cases
  • 1.2m segmented 4-piece AvL carbon fiber reflector with optional (1.4m) extender panels
  • Available in Ku- (precision or mode-match), X- and Ka-band for commercial or military applications; upgradable to L-Band
  • Motorized AvL Cable Drive for reliable positioning
  • One button auto-acquisition controller
  • Interfaces with all types of RF electronics and satellite services
  • The 1.2m 1050FA FlyAway SNG antenna family includes the following models:
  • Model 1.2m 1050FA is a tri-band Ka, Ku or X-band antenna system that packs into two cases, and the positioner is integrated into one case. The 1.2m reflector is expandable to 1.4m with attachable segments for X-band communications
  • Model 1.2m 1050-T is a tri-band antenna system with tripod configuration

Az/El Drive Motorized AvL Zero Backlash Cable Drive (Patent Pending)
Polarization Drive System Motorized Rotation of Feed
Reflector Construction 1.2m Segmented 4-piece Carbon Fiber
Axis Travel
Azimuth ±200°
Elevation (operational) 5°-100° of reflector bore sight from calibrated inclinometer (El range may vary depending upon CFE)
Polarization (Ku only) ±95°
Az/El Speed
Slewing/Deploying (typical) 2°/second Az
1°/second El
Peaking 0.2°/second
Motor 24V DC variable speed, constant torque
BUC Mounting Feed boom or behind reflector (additional CFE case or optional case required)
RF Std. 50 ohm Coax (2) at base, cover flange at feed Tx port
Electrical 30 ft. cable with connectors for controller
Manual/Emergency Drive Hand crank for Az and El, Knob on Pol axis
Configuration Two rugged, weather-resistant plastic cases, total weight 260 lbs. (typical)
Positioner 27” x 20” x 22”, 110 lbs. max, 100 lbs. typical
Outriggers/Feed Boom/Reflector 43” x 28” x 21”, 150 lbs. max (Includes Ku or Ka Feed), 140 lbs. typical
Additional Feeds 43” x 28” x 21”, 70 lbs. typical, dependent on feed options selected
Set-up Time Less than 15 minutes
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. Optional hand-held control and separate power supply. Certified for auto-commissioning on most satellite services.
Size Embedded ACU with separate 1 Rack Unit Controller Interface Panel (CIP) power supply with LCD and keypad. 250 W and 500 W (1.6m and larger antennas) versions available.
CIP Input Power 120/240 VAC 60/50 Hz, 6/3 A Max. Power consumption is antenna size dependent: During acquisition 150 W or 300 W is typical, ~ 50 W Idle
Available Options, Upgrades & Services
  • Standard Configuration: Case-Based
  • Beacon Receiver and Inclined Orbit Tracking Mode
  • Optional Configuration: Tripod
  • Ku-band Mode Matched Feed (Eutelsat)
  • BUC/HPA mounting
  • Ku-band Co-pol Kit
  • Stabilization leg options
  • DBS, Commercial Ka Feeds (future)
  • Waveguide interconnect options
(View our PDF Datasheet for more information)

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