Wednesday, September 23, 2015

SATCOM/TACSAT Portable Antenna for your own Zero Dark Thirty

The SATCOM Communication system requires a specialized antenna that offers a right hand polarized method for improved reception. The satellites are also geostationary so for better reception you must have the tactical antenna pointed at the desired satellite within your reception footprint.

Thats why you see the comms guy pull out his tacsat antenna and point it where needed out in the field.

A popular antenna is the Dorne & Margolin DMC-120  which offers 6db of gain

My portable version offers similar gain and robustness, however it is not easily field packable. I magnetic mobile mount is still on the drawing board.

Either antenna is ideal for the Motorola LST-5B lightweight satellite terminal

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