All On Call Communications Fly Away Antennas are fully automated. What does that mean? Once assembled the antenna uses an on-board compass and GPS to determine where it is in relation to the satellite, point to the satellite and do its cros-pol and peak operations automatically saving you the time and effort of manually finding the satellite and calling in for a manual cros-pol and peak.
How will automated satellite affect your operation?
Automated setup is much faster than manual setup and can be performed by non-technical operators. That means you won't have to send a satellite engineer out into the field to establish communications for your working team. Satellite communications can be quickly and easily established by virtually any member of your field team and then the automated system lets them focus on their primary responsibilities.
How long does it take to assemble a portable FlyAway Antenna?
Several flyaway antenna models are available with varying amounts of assembly required. Set up time ranges from less than five minutes to about 15 minutes. Lightweight, intuitive, toolless assemblies help you get on air quickly.
How many people does it take to set up a fly away antenna?
That depends a bit on which model you choose and how large and strong you are. We have ultra lightweight fly away antennas that can easily be set up by someone of virtually any size and antennas up to 2 meters which, of course, require larger, heavier components. Having a helper can speed the process up a bit and make it easier to assemble some of the larger models.
How do I select the best flyaway antenna for my project?
Every project is unique. Our sales and engineering team will help you review all the factors that go into making your communications endeavor a success by recommending the best fit and most cost effective satellite uplink system for your particular needs.
Here are some of the factors we can help you consider:
Transportation requirements: Do you need to take your satellite antenna system on an airplane or need a system that fits in the back of your pickup truck? Let us know what your transport requirements are and we'll help select the lightweight fly away that is right for you.
Bandwidth requirements: What applications are you using in the field? How many users? Do you know your average and peak traffic upload and download usage? Are you implementing Wide Area Network Acceleration (WANX) to get the fastest data transport with the lowest operating costs? Our experienced engineers review your current and future data, video and voice capacity needs to maximize your communications value.
Available satellite bandwidth: Do you have existing satellite bandwidth you want to operate on? or would you like us to source a satellite service for you? On Call will calculate a link budget to make certain that your hardware is adequate to provide the required throughput in most weather conditions and throughout your desired operating region.
Is a Fly Away the right antenna design for you? If not please see our other portable satellite antenna designs:
Fly and Drive Satellite Antennas
Vehicle Mount Satellite Antennas
Fixed Satellite Antennas
WEAU-TV (Eau Claire, WI) Showcases their new QuickSPOT™ system to SBE Chapter
On September 3rd, Todd Ritchie and Ron Viste of WEAU (Eau Claire, WI) hosted Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE) Chapter 112 of Western Wisconsin for their annual steak picnic, which provided a great opportunity for the station to showcase their new QuickSPOT vehicle.