GD Satcom 1241 Series 2.4M Ku-Band Antenna System
The General Dynamics 1241 series antenna is ideally suited for demanding commercial VSAT and SCPC applications. The four-piece SMC reflector is precision manufactured for high-efficiency Ku and C-Band operation. The Az/El mount is designed for easy installation and features fine azimuth and elevation adjustments to dial in and optimize your satellite signal. The Az/El mount is constructed from heavy gauge, pre-galvanized steel for strength and corrosion resistance. An extended Ku Band linear cross pol Rx/Tx feed comes standard with the Series 1241 Antenna.
The 1241 features a four-piece reflector that reduces size and packaging to economize shipping. The reflector petals are designed to be “self-aligning” in the field and require no special tools. The 1241 is a very stout antenna system with robust reflector and feed support. For RF integration, this antenna system can support up to 12 lbs. directly on the feed or up to 100 lbs. on the center boom with the addition of the feed stabilizer support arm (shown in pic above) which makes it ideal for higher power transmit applications. The feed mount bracket allows for feed rotation to set your required polarity and the feed collar can be tightened down to lock the feed position in place.
The team at Satcom Resources has worked with GD antenna’s for over 20 years dating back to the Prodelin days. Our technical staff is available to assist you with any GD Antenna requirements including antenna selection, sizing and integration with antenna mounts, BUC’s, LNB’s, waveguide. cabling and modems. We specialize in providing complete VSAT systems and can typically ship a complete terminal in 24-48 hours.
Please contact us for assistance with any GD Satcom VSAT antenna for your next project.
- Antenna Size: 2.4M
- Antenna Optics: Prime Focus, Offset Feed, Four-piece reflector
- Reflector Material: Glass Fiber Reinforced Polyester SMC
- Mount Type: Elevation over Azimuth
- Mast Pipe Size: 6” SCH 40 Pipe (6.63” OD) 16.83 cm.
- Tx Operating Frequency: 13.75 - 14.5 GHz
- Rx Operating Frequency: 10.95 - 12.75 GHz
- Polarization: Linear Cross Pol
- Feed Interface: WR75 Waveguide Flange
- OMT/TRF, Tier 2 Feed Support
Satcom Staff Notes:
-Typical application: TDMA, SCPC, VSAT, Video
-Antenna assembly hardware: included
-Installation level of difficulty: medium
-Assembly time: 2 person, 1-2 hours
-Tools required: basic hand tools, step ladders
Installation notes: This is a large antenna that requires two people to install. It’s helpful to have two 6-8’ step ladders to lift and assemble the reflector. We find the fastest and easiest assembly method is to start with the Az/El cap on the pedestal and build the antenna from rear to front. The reflector support frame can be set in a horizontal position (aka.bird bath) to carry the weight of the reflector petals during alignment and assembly. The 1241 features at Tier 2 feed that can support up to 12 lbs. of weight on the feed for BUC and LNB direct feed mounting or up to 100 lbs. on the center boom with the addition of the feed stabilizer support arm. For boom mounted RF/BUC’s a longer piece of flex waveguide is required, call us for proper sizing.