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AN/GSC-49
Jam-Resistant Satellite Communications Terminal

The AN/GSC-49 SATCOM terminal provides jam-resistant secure communications. The terminals are provided in either a fixed or transportable configuration. All transportable terminals can be transported by truck, railroad, ship, and fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft. The terminals are designed specifically to support the Worldwide Military Command and Control System, jam-resistant secure communications point to point, secure voice and graphics conferencing, and Air Force tactical warning and attack assessment data transmission requirement.

Technical Characteristics

    Type of Service ...............50000KF9W (single-channel voice and FSK)
    Frequency Range:
      Transmit............... 7.29 to 8.4 GHz
      Receive............... 7.25 to 7.75 GHz
    Planning Range............... 6,093 km (10,000 mi)
    Power Input............... 120/208 V AC, 50/60 Hz
    Power Source............... Two generators (30 kW)
    Power Output............... 3.2 kW max
    Antenna............... System One quick-reaction, 8-ft parabolic
    One 20-ft parabolic that can transmit multiple carriers
    Set-up Time............... Approximately 1 hour to satellite acquisition
    with small antenna; within 12 hours for large dish


AN/GSC-49
Jam-Resistant Satellite
Communications Terminal

Sources and Resources

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




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