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AN/FSC-9

The AN/FSC-9 terminals have been used since the earliest days of military SATCOM. Two of these terminals were built and much of the research leading to the development of all present SATCOM systems (commercial and military) was conducted using these two terminals. The AN/FSC-9 terminal at Camp Roberts, California, is the only AN/FSC-9 terminal in operation and provides communications via satellite from the Pacific area to the continental United States (CONUS).

Technical Characteristics

    Type of Service............... 500000KF9W (multilink, multivoice, and data)
    Frequency Range:
      Transmit............... 7.9 to 8.4 GHz
      Receive............... 7.25 to 7.75 GHz
    Planning Range............... 16,093 km (10,000 mi)
    Power Input............... 115/230 V AC, 50 to 60 Hz
    Power Source............... Any appropriate AC power source
    Power Output............... Up to 20 kW
    Antenna............... System Paraboloid surface, 18.29 m (60 ft) in diameter, weight 172.3 MT (190 t)


AN/FSC-9 Satellite Communications Terminal

Sources and Resources

  • FM 24-24 SIGNAL DATA REFERENCES: SIGNAL EQUIPMENT Section V. Multichannel Satellite Communications Terminals




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