This is a complete S-band antenna system comprising a 60 cm spun aluminium dish and patch feed, together with all necessary mounting parts.
To this you need to add the S-band pre-amplifier or converter of your choice and you're ready to receive outstanding S-band signals. The antenna can also be used for transmit, for example to uplink to the Es'hail-2 geostationary satellite.
Contemporary low noise converters only realise their full potential in conjunction with a low noise antenna, and this system offers just that. Lots of gain; low noise; excellent circularity.
A 60 cm (2 ft) system is remarkably small, and can be fitted to a camera tripod. So you can use it portable, from a condo balcony, indoors through a window, as well as conventionally on a mast.
View of dish and patch feed.
The kit comprises dish, feed support legs, screws and washers, clamps and cable grommet. The 60 cm dish has an f/d ratio of approximately 0.35, and together with the ON6UG/G3RUH patch feed delivers a measured gain of 21 dbic. With the best converters a Sun noise increase of 2.5 db is typical.
The dish is degreased, and drilled for mounting clamps to a boom up to 42 mm (1 5/8") diameter. Dish and feed are unpainted aluminium. Assembly is by six screws for the feed supports, four nuts for the boom clamps, and takes only moments.
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Frequency 2250-2450 MHz Gain 21 dbic -3db beamwidth 16° -10 db beamwidth 28° SWR < 1.2:1 Axial ratio 1.05:1 Polarisation RHCP Connector N-male [Option: N-female] Impedance 50 ohm Power handling 150 watt (possibly more; let me know!) Overall diameter 590 mm (23") Weight 1.4 kg (3 lb)
Price of the 60 cm S-band dish antenna system (i.e. dish, patch feed, legs and mounting) is £195 plus carriage at cost:
UK £ 15. EU £ 30, air-mail. USA £ 44, air-mail. AUS/NZ/Pacific £ 54, air-mail. FedEx also available - please ask.Frequently asked questions
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Stock as of date below is:
* 60cm S-band dish antenna kit, with patch feed qty. 23
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Last updated: 2019 Feb 16