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Ku-Band VSAT Photos (click here)
Photo's from a project I was responsible for in 2010 installing telephone and internet connectivity for several UAV bases in Afghanistan consisting of eight Patriot 1.2 meter Ku-band VSAT TDMA systems using iDirect modems.

iDirect 5150 Satellite Modem.
CODAN 8 Watt BUC.
LNB: 1209HCF 10 GHz LO. 10.95-11.7 GHz.

A Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT), is a two-way satellite ground station with a dish antenna that is smaller than 3 meters. Most VSAT antennas range from 75 cm to 1.2 m. Data rates typically range from 56 Kbit/s up to 4 Mbit/s.

More about VSAT systems here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Very_small_aperture_terminal

http://www.comsys.co.uk/vsatinfo.htm
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