Global Skyware 0.96m RxTx Class 1 Antenna

Global Skyware 0.96m RxTx antennaThe Type 961 0.96m Class I RxTx Global Skyware Antenna is a rugged commercial grade product suitable for the most demanding applications. The reflector is thermoset-molded for strength and surface accuracy. Molded into the rear of the reflector is a network of support ribs which strengthens the antenna and sustains its critical prabolic shape necessary for transmit performance. The reflector optics feature a long focal lenghth for excellent cross-pol performance.

The heavy guage steel Az/El mount provides a rigid support to the reflector. This mount secures the antenna to any 73-76 mm (2.88″-3.00″) O.D. mast and prevents slippage in high winds. A special powder paint process offers protection from weather-related corrosion.

The antenna features a unique feed which provides cross-pol performance that exceeds industry standards.



  • All materials comply with EU directive No. 2002/95/EC (RoHS).
  • One-piece precision offset thermoset-molded reflector
  • Long focal length optics for low cross-pol performance
  • Available with Hu-Band co-pol or cross-pol feeds
  • Galvanized 19 mm (.75″) O.D. feed support legs for lightweight outdoor units (ODU’s)
  • Plated hardware for maximum corrosion resistance
  • Az/El mount includes both elevation and azimuth fine adjustments
  • Class I system designed for typical 1 W and 2 W Ku-band Rf Electronics*

* 1.7 kg or 3.7 lb max. weight (For BUC and LNB)
* 1.9 kg or 4.2 lb max. weight (For Transceiver)

Global Skyware Type 961 0.96m Class I RxTx Antenna Specifications


Download Global Skyware 0.96M Antenna Specification Sheet

RF Performance

Frequency Range 10.70 – 12.75 GHz (Receive)
13.75 – 14.50 GHz (Transmit)
Gain (± dBi) 39.7 dBi @ 12Ghz (Receive)
41.2 dBi @ 14.3 Ghz(Transmit)
VSWR 1.5:1 (Receive)
1.3:1 (Transmit)
Antenna Noise Temperature 53° K at 10° elevation
39° K at 20° elevation
32° K at 30° elevation
Polarization Linear orthogonal standard, (co-pol Optional)
Antenna Cross-Polarization >30 dB in 1 dB Contour
Isolation (Port to Port) >40 dB(Receive)/90 dB (Transmit)
Output Flange Interface WR75 Flat flange


Wind Survival 200 km/h (125 mph)
Wind Operational 80 km/h (50 mph)
Temperature -50° C to 80° C
Humidity 0 to 100% (Condensing)
Solar Radiation 360 BTU/h/ft²


Azimuth 360° Continuous; ±5° Fine Adjustment
Elevation 5° – 90° Continuous Fine Adjustment
Slewing/Deploying 2°/second typical
Peaking 0.2°/second
Motors 24V variable speed, constant torque
RF Interface
BUC Mounting Feed boom (maximum weight 25 lb.)
Waveguide Flex waveguide from feed with O-ring groove
Coax Two Type F connectors on panel at antenna base
Mounting Elevation over Azimuth