Tue, 04/29/2003 - 7:36am
Designed to simulate the satellite link during ground station set-up and alignment, new models of Loop Test Translator feature switchable frequency bands, accommodating multiple transponders or multiple satellites within a single 1U rack unit. A dedicated multiple Ku band unit has the ability to translate a common 13.75 - 14.50 GHz uplink into four separate downlink bands of 10.70 - 11.45 GHz, 10.95 - 11.70 GHz, 11.45 - 12.2 GHz, and 12.0 - 12.75 GHz enabling set-up to take place at most locations for the majority of Ku band broadcast and telecommunication satellite links. Mixed Ku and C band units are available. Input signal level is controllable over a 30 dB range by an easy-access front panel mounted manual attenuator with vernier dial for quick repeat resettability.