Model 2.4m 2020FA FlyAway SNG/Mil Quad-Band Motorized FlyAway Antenna

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Model 2.4m 2020FA FlyAway SNG/Mil Quad-Band Motorized FlyAway Antenna

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  • Packs into four or five cases depending on options selected; positioner is integrated into one case for stability and ease of set-up

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AvL’s Model 2.4m 2020 FlyAway SNG antenna system offers strong performance in a lightweight, rugged, portable, 2-man liftpackage that packs into four cases. All 2020FA FlyAway SNG antenna systems have positioners integrated into cases for easy set-up; these antennas can be flown 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.


  • Packs into four or five cases depending on options selected; positioner is integrated into one case for stability and ease of set-up
  • 2-man lift
  • 2.4m segmented carbon fiber reflector
  • 2020 case-based positioner
  • Quad-band feed capability: C (LP or CP), X (CP), Ku (LP) or Ka (CP or LP)
  • Zero Backlash AvL Cable Drive
  • Elevation over azimuth mount geometry
  • Polarization adjustment by motorized rotation of linear feeds
  • Fully compliant for FCC and Intelsat; Eutelsat compliance optional

Az/El Drive Motorized AvL Low Backlash Cable Drive System (Patent Pending)
Polarization Drive System Motorized Rotation of Feed
Reflector Construction 2.4m Segmented 9-piece Carbon Fiber
Axis Travel
Azimuth ±200°
Elevation (operational) 7° to 90° of reflector bore sight from calibrated inclinometer
Polarization ±95° Adjustable to within 1°
Az/El Speed
Slewing/Deploying (typical) 2°/second Az; 1°/second El
Peaking (typical) 0.2°/second
Motors 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 Four or five rugged, weather-resistant plastic cases
2020 Motorized Positioner 26 x 24 x 30 inches, 170 lbs. (66 x 61 x 76 cm, 77 kg)
Outriggers/Feed Boom/Ku or Ka Feed 44 x 44 x 18 inches, 150 lbs. (112 x 112 x 46 cm, 68 kg), includes Ku or Ka feed
Reflector Panels (2 cases) 44 x 44 x 18 inches, 150 lbs. each (112 x 112 x 46 cm, 68 kg each)
Additional Feeds 43 x 28 x 21 inches, 70 lbs. (109 x 71 x 53 cm, 32 kg) typical, dependent on feed options selected (optional)
Set-up Time Less than 15 minutes
Wind – Survival (anchored) 80 mph in zenith stowed position
Wind – Operational
Without Anchoring 25 mph
With Anchoring 30 mph gusting to 45 mph
Pointing Loss
Ku-band Rx, Operational winds 1.3 dB typical, 2.4 dB max
Ka-band Rx, Limited wind* 1.0 dB typical, 2 dB max, 20 mph gusting to 30 mph
Operational -22° to 125°F (-30° to 52°C)
Survival -40° to 140°F (-40° to 60°C)
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 feed is 2-Port Ku-Band Precision (standard Cross-Pol comp.)
    Optional feeds include 4-Port Ku-Band Precision, 2- or 4-Port Ku-Band Mode Match (enhanced Cross-Pol comp.), 2- or 4-Port C-Band CP, 2- or 4-Port C-Band LP, 2-Port C-Band Troposcatter, 2- or 4-Port Ka-Band Commercial, 2- or 4-Port Ka-Band MIL (WGS) and 2-Port X-Band MIL (WGS) with optional Rx/Tx Reject Filter Kit
  • BUC/HPA mounting
  • Optional 75 ohm coax
  • Waveguide interconnect options
  • Beacon receiver – inclined orbit tracking – resolvers/upgrade
  • Grounding options (lightning conductor)
  • Anchoring kit options
  • Custom logo on reflector face (1- or 2-color; per AvL Logo Policy)
  • Controller options – see above
  • Spare parts kit
*Active wind tracking required for Ka-band for higher wind
(View our PDF Datasheet for more information)

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