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OPERATION MANUAL
FOR SEA TEL 4012 GX BROADBAND-AT-SEA
TRANSMIT / RECEIVE SYSTEM
Sea Tel, Inc.
4030 Nelson Avenue
Concord, CA 94520
Tel: (925) 798-7979
Fax: (925) 798-7986
Web: http://www.cobham.com/seatel
May 4, 2012
Sea Tel Europe
Unit 1, Orion Industrial Centre
Wide Lane, Swaythling
Southampton, UK S0 18 2HJ
Tel: 44 (0)23 80 671155
Fax: 44 (0)23 80 671166
Web: http://www.cobham.com/seatel
Sea Tel Inc is also doing business as Cobham Antenna Systems
Document. No. 136876 Revision A
These commodities, technology or software were exported from the United
States in accordance with the Export Administration Regulations. Diversion
contrary to U.S. law is prohibited.
Sea Tel Marine Stabilized Antenna systems are manufactured in the United
States of America.
Sea Tel is an ISO 9001:2008 registered company.
Certificate Number 13690 issued March 14, 2011.
R&TTE
CE
The 4012GX Maritime Satellite Earth Station complies with the requirements of directive
1999/5/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 March 1999 on Radio
equipment and Telecommunication Terminal Equipment. A copy of the R&TTE Declaration of
Conformity for this equipment is contained in this manual.
The Sea Tel 4012GX 1.0 Meter antennas will meet the off-axis EIRP spectral density envelope set forth in FCC
47 C.F.R. § 25.222(a)(1)(i) when the input power density limitations, listed in our FCC Declaration, are met..
These antenna systems also contain FCC compliant supervisory software to continuously monitor the pedestal
pointing accuracy and use it to control the “Transmit Mute” function of the satellite modem to satisfy the
provisions of FCC 47 C.F.R. § 25.222(a)(l)(iii).
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Inc.. This document may not be reproduced or distributed in any form without prior written consent of Sea Tel, Inc. The
information in this document is subject to change without notice. Sea Tel Inc, is also doing business as Cobham Antenna
Systems.
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Sea Tel, Inc.
4030 Nelson Ave., Concord
California, 94520, USA
T: +1 (925) 798-7979
F: +1 (925) 789-7986
Declaration of Potentially Hazardous Materials onboard for the Green
Passport Requirement
(Based on Annex 2 to the Industry Code of Practice on Ship Recycling, August 2001.*)
This inventory is part of the ship’s Green Passport and provides information with regard to materials known to be
potentially hazardous and utilized in the construction of the ship, its equipment and systems. It may be
supplemented, as appropriate, with technical information in respect of certain categories of potentially hazardous
materials listed in this document, particularly with regard to their proper removal and handling.
The Equipments Maker / Supplier have to declare if his equipment / equipments contain any of the hazardous
material listed below with concentration and duly signed and stamped.
Vessel Name/Hull Number/Shipyard:
Equipment Details: All Sea Tel manufactured antenna systems.
Supplier Details:
Sea Tel, Inc
4030 Nelson Ave
Concord, CA. 94520
Tel: +01 925 798 7979
PART 1 – POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS MATERIALS IN THE SHIP STRUCTURE AND EQUIPMENT
1A. ASBESTOS
Type of Asbestos Materials in
System/Equipment/Component
N/A
1B.
Approximate quantity/volume
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Paint with – Additives (Lead, Tin, Cadmium, Organotins (TBTs), Arsenic, Zinc, Chromium, Strontium, Other)
Type of Additives
N/A
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additives
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Location (If Applicable)
Approximate Quantity
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quantity/volume
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Components containing
plastic materials
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Materials containing PCBs, PCTs, PBBs at levels of 50mg/kg or more
Type PCBs/PCTs/PBBs
N/A
1E.
Refrigerants (R12/R22)
HALON
CO²
Acetylene
Propane
Butane
Oxygen
Other (Specify)
N/A
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quantity/volume
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containing such gases
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quantity/volume
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Chemicals in the equipment or machinery of supplied system
Type of chemicals
Anti-seize Compounds
Engine Additives
Antifreeze Fluids
Kerosene
White Spirit
Boiler/Water Treatment
De-ioniser Regenerating
Evaporator Dosing and
Descaling Acids
Paint/Rust Stabilisers
Solvents/Thinners
Chemical Refrigerants
Battery Electrolyte
Hotel Service Cleaners
Other (Specify)
1G.
Location (If Applicable)
Gases sealed in the equipment or machinery of supplied system
Type
1F.
Components containing
such materials
N/A
Equipment/Component
containing such
chemicals
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Other Substances inherent in the machinery, equipment or fittings of supplied system
Type
Lubricating Oil
Hydraulic Oil
Lead Acid Batteries
Alcohol
Methylated Spirits
Epoxy Resins
Mercury
Radioactive Materials
Other (Specify)
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Equipments/Components
contain such materials
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All of the plastics used on Sea Tel antenna systems are completely inert and pose no harm when in use or when
scrapped.
All of the lubricating oils used on Sea Tel antenna systems are completely inert and pose no harm when in use or
when scrapped.
All of the anti seize compounds used on Sea Tel antenna systems are completely inert and pose no harm when in
use or when scrapped.
We hereby declare that the above inventory of potentially hazardous material truly correspond to the equipment /
equipments supplied to ship.
Oct 06, 2011
John Phillips
VP Engineering
Sea Tel, Inc
4030 Nelson Ave.
Concord, CA. 94520
Tel: +01 925 798 7979
Date
Cobham plc is an international company engaged in the development, delivery and support of advanced aerospace and defence systems for land, sea
and air platforms. The company has five technology divisions and one in the service sector that collectively specialise in the provision of components,
sub-systems and services that keep people safe, improve communications and enhance the performance of aerospace and defence platforms.
Copyright © Sea Tel, Inc 2011
Document Number 136150 rev A
Sea Tel Inc.
4030 Nelson Ave., Concord
California, 94520, USA
T: +1 (925) 798-7979
F: +1 (925) 798-7986
R&TTE Declaration of Conformity
Sea Tel Inc. declares under our sole responsibility that the products identified below are in
compliance with the requirements of:
DIRECTIVE 1999/5/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 March 1999 on
Radio equipment and Telecommunication Terminal Equipment and the mutual recognition of
their conformity.
Product Names:
4012GX Ku Band Tx/Rx Maritime Satellite Earth Stations.
These products have been assessed to Conformity Procedures, Annex IV, of the above Directive by
application of the following standards:
EMC:
EMC standard for Radio Equipment (Maritime)
EMC standard for Radio Equipment (Common)
EMC standard for Radio Equipment (General)
Marine Navigational and Radio Communication
Equipment and Systems – General Requirements:
Satellite Earth Stations and System (SES):
Harmonized EN for Very Small Aperture
Terminals (VSAT):
Harmonized EN for satellite Earth Stations
on board Vessels (ESVs)
Safety:
Safety of Information Technology Equipment:
ETSI EN 301 843-1 V1.4.1 (2004-06)
ETSI EN 301 489-1 V1.4.1 (2002-08)
ETSI EN 300 339 (1998-03)
IEC EN 60945:1997
ETSI EN 301 428-1 V1.3.1 (2006-02)
ETSI EN 302 340 V1.1.1 (2006-04)
IEC EN 60950-1:2001 (1st Edition)
Certificates of Assessment were completed by and are on file at BACL Labs, Santa Clara, CA.
Peter Blaney, Chief Engineer
Sea Tel, Inc
Concord, CA
Doc Number 137201 Revision A
13 April 2012
Sea Tel Inc.
4030 Nelson Ave., Concord
California, 94520, USA
T: +1 (925) 798-7979
F: +1 (925) 798-7986
FCC Declaration of Conformity
1.
Sea Tel, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures and services marine stabilized antenna systems for
satellite communication at sea. These products are in turn used by our customers as part of their Kuband Earth Station on Vessels (ESV) networks.
2.
FCC regulation 47 C.F.R. § 25.222 defines the provisions for blanket licensing of ESV antennas
operating in the Ku Band. This declaration covers the requirements for meeting § 25.222 (a)(1) by
the demonstrations outlined in paragraphs (b)(1)(i) and (b)(1)(iii). The requirements for meeting §
25.222 (a)(3)-(a)(7) are left to the applicant. The paragraph numbers in this declaration refer to the
2009 version of FCC 47 C.F.R. § 25.222.
3.
Sea Tel hereby declares that the antennas listed below will meet the off-axis EIRP spectral density
requirements of § 25.222 (a)(1)(i) with an N value of 1, when the following Input Power spectral
density limitations are met:
*0.6 Meter Ku Band, Models 2406 and USAT-24 are limited to
*0.75 Meter Ku Band, Models 3011 and USAT-30 are limited to
1.0 Meter Ku Band, Models 4003/4006/4009/4010 are limited to
1.0 Meter Ku Band Model 4012 is limited to
1.2 Meter Ku Band, Models 4996/5009/5010 are limited to
1.5 Meter Ku Band, Models 6006/6009 are limited to
2.4 Meter Ku Band, Models 9797 and 9711QOR are limited to
-21.6 dBW/4kHz
-21.6 dBW/4kHz
-16.3 dBW/4kHz
-16.6 dBW/4kHz
-14.0 dBW/4kHz
-14.0 dBW/4kHz
-14.0 dBW/4kHz
4.
Sea Tel hereby declares that the antennas referenced in paragraph 3 above, will maintain a
stabilization pointing accuracy of better than 0.2 degrees under specified ship motion conditions,
thus meeting the requirements of § 25.222 (a)(1)(ii)(A). Those antennas marked with * will
maintain a stabilization pointing accuracy of better than 0.3 degrees. The Input Power spectral
density limits for these antenna have been adjusted to meet the requirements of§ 25.222 (a)(1)(ii)(B).
5.
Sea Tel hereby declares that the antennas referenced in paragraph 3 above, will automatically cease
transmission within 100 milliseconds if the pointing error should exceed 0.5 degrees and will not
resume transmission until the error drops below 0.2 degrees, thus meeting the requirements of §
25.222 (a)(1)(iii).
6.
Sea Tel maintains all relevant test data, which is available upon request, to verify these declarations.
Peter Blaney, Chief Engineer
Sea Tel, Inc
Concord, CA
Document Number 130445 Revision G
13-April-2012
Table of Contents
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3.
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INTRODUCTION .......................................................................................................................................................................................... 1-1
QUICK START OPERATION .................................................................................................................................................................. 2-1
2.1. IF SATELLITE SIGNAL IS FOUND AND NETWORK LOCK IS ACHIEVED:................................................................................................... 2-1
2.2. IF NO SIGNAL IS FOUND: ............................................................................................................................................................................... 2-2
2.3. IF SATELLITE SIGNAL IS FOUND BUT NETWORK LOCK IS NOT ACHIEVED:........................................................................................... 2-3
2.4. TO TARGET A DIFFERENT SATELLITE .......................................................................................................................................................... 2-5
2.5. BASIC DESCRIPTION OF THE FRONT PANEL STATUS LEDS ................................................................................................................... 2-6
4012 GX USER MENUS ............................................................................................................................................................................ 3-1
3.1. USER LOGIN .................................................................................................................................................................................................... 3-1
3.3. SATELLITE SIGNAL AUTOMATIC SEARCH.................................................................................................................................................. 3-4
3.4. SATELLITE CONFIGURATION ........................................................................................................................................................................ 3-5
3.5. GRAPHS ............................................................................................................................................................................................................ 3-6
3.6. POSITION ANTENNA ...................................................................................................................................................................................3-10
3.7. ACTIVITY .......................................................................................................................................................................................................3-17
3.8. DATA EXPORT ...............................................................................................................................................................................................3-21
3.9. CHANGE PASSWORD ...................................................................................................................................................................................3-26
3.10. FAQ................................................................................................................................................................................................................3-27
3.11. HELP ...............................................................................................................................................................................................................3-28
STOWING THE ANTENNA ..................................................................................................................................................................... 4-1
4.1. INSTALLING THE STOW RESTRAINTS ......................................................................................................................................................... 4-1
4.1.1. Installing the AZ Shipping/Stow Restraint ...................................................................................................................4-1
4.1.2. Installing the EL Shipping/Stow Restraint ....................................................................................................................4-2
4.1.3. Installing the CL Shipping/Stow Restraint ....................................................................................................................4-4
4.2. REMOVING THE SHIPPING/STOW RESTRAINTS PRIOR TO POWER-UP .............................................................................................. 4-4
4.2.1. Removing the AZ Shipping/Stow Restraint ..................................................................................................................4-4
4.2.2. Removing the EL Shipping/Stow Restraint ...................................................................................................................4-5
4.2.3. Removing the CL Shipping/Stow Restraint ...................................................................................................................4-7
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Introduction
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Introduction
The 4012 GX VSAT antenna:
•
Is based on the best 1m maritime antenna,
model 4009
•
Has a frequency tuned radome to operate
in Ku and Ka band networks.
•
Uses IP based, secured communication
•
Has a monolithic software architecture
•
Has extensive diagnostic capability
•
Is optionally upgradable to GX
The ICU (Integrated Control Unit) is at the center of the antenna operation.
•
The operator interacts with this system by way of a computer (owner-supplied).
•
The computer communicates with the MXP (Media Xchange Processor).
•
The MXP communicates the operator’s commands to the ICU (Integrated Control Unit), and it passes system
information back to the operator.
•
The ICU controls the antenna, and monitors it.
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Quick Start Operation
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Quick Start Operation
If your system has been set up correctly, and if the ship has not moved since the system was used last, the system should
automatically acquire the satellite from a cold (power-up) start. Once the satellite has been acquired, the modem then should
achieve lock and you should be able to use the system.
2.1.
If satellite signal is found AND network lock is achieved:
1.
Tracking will take over (front panel
Tracking LED will be ON) and automatically
peak the antenna position for highest
receive signal level from the satellite.
2.
When the ICU has signal above threshold
AND modem has network lock the
antenna will continue to track the satellite.
3. Satellite Name (if entered), Tracking
indicator, Modem Lock indicator and
signal level (number value and bar graph)
will be displayed in the header of the MXP
GUI pages.
Upon completion of the above, the system will
continue to operate automatically, indefinitely until:
•
AC power to the system is interrupted
OR
•
The satellite signal is blocked OR
•
The ship sails into an area of
insufficient satellite signal
strength/level.
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2.2.
Quick Start Operation
If no signal is found:
If the system does NOT automatically find the satellite from a cold start, follow the steps below:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
The Tracking LED will flash for a short
period of time (Search Delay) followed by
the Search LED coming ON.
The ICU will automatically move the
antenna in the selected Search pattern
until looking for a signal value that is
greater than the threshold value (red bar in
the bar graph).
Not finding a signal greater than
Threshold, the bar graph will stay red and
the antenna will reach the end of the
prescribed search pattern.
The antenna will retarget and the cycle will
repeat (Search Delay timeout, conduct
search pattern followed by retarget).
Check Latitude, Longitude and Heading.
These should be correct, but may be
updated if necessary.
Access the System Status screen.
Find the Latitude, Longitude and Heading
displayed values. If they are correct skip
to step 12.
If the Latitude & Longitude values are not
correct, access the Communication
Interfaces screen and enter the ships
Latitude & Longitude position in the fields
provided.
Click Save.
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10. If the Heading value is not correct, enter
the correct value in the lower right field of
the Communication Interfaces screen.
11. Click Save.
12. Check for blockage (this is the MOST
common cause of not being able to
acquire the desired satellite).
13. Verify that the correct satellite is selected.
14. Check cable connections to assure that a
cable has not been disconnected.
2.3.
If satellite signal is found but network lock is NOT achieved:
1.
2.
3.
The Tracking LED will flash for a short
period of time (Search Delay) followed by
the Search LED coming ON.
The ICU will automatically move the
antenna in the selected Search pattern
until it receives a signal value that is
greater than the threshold value (red bar in
the bar graph). If signal above Threshold is
found, Tracking will take over (Tracking
LED ON) and automatically peak the
antenna position for highest receive signal
level from the satellite which has been
acquired. The system will wait for the
modem to achieve lock. If the modem
does not get lock, the antenna will resume
its search pattern.
If the system does not acquire the correct
satellite within the prescribed search
pattern, the antenna will retarget and the
cycle will repeat (Search Delay timeout,
conduct search pattern followed by
retarget).
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4.
5.
Check Latitude, Longitude and Heading.
These should be correct, but may be
updated if necessary.
Access the System Status screen.
6.
Find the Latitude, Longitude and Heading
displayed values. If they are correct skip
to step 11.
7.
If the Latitude & Longitude values are not
correct, access the Communication
Interfaces screen and enter the ships
Latitude & Longitude position in the fields
provided.
Click Save.
8.
Quick Start Operation
9.
If the Heading value is correct, enter the
correct value in the lower right field of the
Communication Interfaces screen.
10. Click Save.
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11. Check for blockage (this is the MOST
common cause of not being able to
acquire the desired satellite).
12. Verify that the correct satellite is selected.
13. Check for polarization drive failure.
14. Check for improper polarization
alignment/position.
15. Check cable connections to assure that a
cable has not been disconnected.
16. Check the modem for failure.
2.4.
To Target a different satellite
1.
To target a different satellite go to the
Satellite Search Auto screen and select
the desired satellite from the drop
down list.
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2.
Quick Start Operation
When you make that selection you will
see the temporary message:
Acquiring Satellite Signal…Please Wait
3.
Shortly after that you will see the
temporary message:
Satellite Signal Found.
Modem Lock: LOCKED
2.5.
Basic Description of the Front Panel Status LEDs
The basic description of the front panel LED states are:
Tracking - (Green LED)
ON indicates that the MXP has identified and is actively tracking the desired satellite to optimize the signal
level (AGC).
Blinking indicates that the MXP is in search delay or is analyzing a satellite signal.
OFF indicates that Tracking is OFF.
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Searching - (Yellow LED)
ON indicates that the MXP is actively searching for your satellite signal.
OFF indicates that SEARCH is OFF.
Target - (Yellow LED)
ON indicates that the antenna is TARGETING (driving) to the specified Azimuth and/or Elevation position(s).
Power - (Green LED)
ON indicates that the Antenna Control Unit is energized.
Initializing - (Green LED)
ON indicates that the Antenna is initializing. Initialization of the antenna will take approximately two
minutes.
Error - (Red LED)
ON indicates that one, or more, discrete system errors have occurred. Refer to Status – Error Code
information menu to determine which error(s) have occurred.
OFF indicates that no errors have occurred
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The following is a complete listing of all of the menu screens and the parameter setting available on each of those screens.
3.1.
User Login
Log in to the MXP from the computer. If the computer has not been set up for you by the dealer, refer to the
Installation manual for instructions. When you access the MXP you will first see the login screen:
Enter the login ID as “User” and password as “seatel3”. Both of these are case sensitive.
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System Status
There are no entries that you can make on this screen. It is read only, and is periodically refreshed. The System Status
screen would also be displayed if you had clicked on the word “System”, under the “Status” menu group. There are five
groups of parameters on this screen
The System group on this display provides
indicators for
Modem Rx Lock
Tx Mute
Error
This display can also be viewed in the header of
every menu screen.
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The Front Panel LED group on this display
provides the same six indicators that are on the
front panel of the MXP
Error
Initializing
Power
Target
Search
Tracking
These represent the six LEDs seen on the front
panel of the MXP.
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3.3.
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Satellite Signal Automatic Search
The ship’s position (Latitude & Longitude) and Heading are displayed in the header of every menus screen. The
Latitude & Longitude are also displayed on this screen where you view the satellite which is currently selected, or select
the satellite you want to target.
Here you can select a satellite by clicking on the drop down menu and choosing the desired satellite from this
saved/configured satellites in the drop down list.
Once a satellite is selected, targeting and inclined searching is performed automatically.
Clicking on the drop down box will allow you to see the selections.
This is the method of satellite selection that will most commonly be utilized by the users, under the “User” Log-in.
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Satellite Configuration
Your dealer should have set up at least one
satellite for you. If your screen is blank none
have been set up.
To target a desired satellite, simply select it from
the drop down list.
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3.5.
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Graphs
You may be asked by your dealer to run a graph
for them to use for diagnostics purposes.
Select the desired graph from the dropdown list.
All graphs are driven by live data.
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You have the choice of displaying live or historic
data.
Live allows viewing & recording live information.
Historical allow the historical data to be viewed.
There are four zoom levels.
Live allows viewing & recording live information.
Historical allow the historical data to be viewed.
In a zoom level, live data is drawn from left to
right, within a specified time interval.
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To read out a value of an event:
Count the number of divisions
Multiply the number of divisions by the unit on
that axis.
Add the number labeled as the base on that axis.
If the antenna position makes a large change the
plot may go off screen (in it’s graph).
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If the plot goes to one of the max ends of the
graph:
Change the zoom level to change the amount of
data being displayed.
Reselect a graph from the graph mode list.
For Dealer and SysAdmin an input field for CLI
(Command Line Interface) commands is
provided to change AZ, EL, CL, etc.
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3.6.
4012 GX User Menus
Position Antenna
This is the screen that you would use to
manually locate a satellite.
These settings and commands only apply to the
selected satellite.
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You will enter the working satellite parameters:
Longitudinal position of the desired/selected
satellite.
Frequency in MHz (ie 1234.567 MHz).
Skew of the satellite in degrees & tenths of
degrees.
The choices for Search Pattern are:
Inclined (used for inclined satellites ONLY).
Sky Search (used when no gyro compass mode
is selected).
Spiral (default)
The choices for Tx Polarity are
Horizontal Polarity
Vertical Polarity
Left Hand Circular Polarity
Right Hand Circular Polarity
Circular polarity choices are for future use.
Select the LNB frequency band (refer to LNB
specifications).
As mentioned before, the 4012 GX is s single
reflector system, so there will be no “Secondary”
selection for it.
The LNB is set to either cross pol or co-pol.
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In Auto Threshold the system adds the “noise
floor” off-satellite AGC level to this Auto
Threshold value, and calculates the Threshold.
The threshold is recalculated whenever the
antenna goes into Search, or is commanded to
target a satellite. This is what is represented by
the red line on the Signal Level graph.
In Manual the Threshold level stays fixed,
regardless of the state of the antenna.
If you are in the “fringe” area of a footprint, you
may not have sufficient carrier-to-noise ratio, so
you might need to set the Threshold extremely
low, just to be able to track the desired satellite.
After you make the selections, click the Submit
button to submit it to RAM.
Then click the “Save” button.
Note: The Submit button submits it to working
memory and “Save” submits it to the equivalent
of NVRAM.
So, if you cycle Power, these parameters will be
lost if not saved.
Contact your network service provider for the
correct settings for all of the satellites that this
system might be used on.
Configure all of the satellites and save them as
“favorites”.
The Left, Right, Up, and Down arrows give you
the ability to move the antenna in incremental
steps.
(Each key press is 0.3 degrees.)
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The displayed AZ and EL represent the actual
angle of the reflector.
AZ, EL, and CL entry fields give you the ability to
submit that target command. CL should always
be left at 0.0 except when testing CL drive
capability.
These values may not match.
The left values are displays.
The right boxes are entry fields only, which do
not change unless the operator enters new
values into them.
The values displayed on the left are constantly
updated to accurately reflect the actual antenna
Azimuth and Elevation.
AZ, EL and CL Target are the last command that
the operator entered.
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Turning Tracking OFF inhibits an Auto Search
pattern from beginning, or continuing.
You can turn a Search pattern on or off.
And the search pattern is determined by the
Search Pattern drop down selection.
If you have “ON” selected the antenna will go
into Auto Search.
If the antenna completes a Search Delay
timeout, and AGC is still below threshold, it will
go into a Search.
If the antenna is in the middle of a Search
Pattern, and you want to stop it, select Off.
Slow Scan changes drive to a motor.
There are certain instances where we may want
to drive the antenna extremely slowly (ie 0.2 or
0.3 degrees per second).
Slow Scan mode smooth’s out the drive so we
can really see effects of any stickiness in the
bearings or physical restrictions.
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An example of when you need to drive the
antenna slowly, or at a very specific speed, is
when you are doing a side lobe test.
You would drive the antenna off in Azimuth,
then drive up at a very steady slow rate to
display the low side lobes, then main beam, then
continue to drive it off through high side lobes.
Tx Mute inhibits transmitting.
If you are in Manual Pol you will be able to enter
the value of where you want to drive the polarity
of the feed to.
The values you see in the target boxes are “last
submitted”.
In this example it is in Auto mode, so the entries
are grayed out and manual control is disabled.
This is similar to the AZ, EL, and CL Target, in
that you enter the desired position on the right
entry boxes, and the readout shows the actual
position on the left.
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In summary, the operational sequence is:
1. Go to the upper part of the Position Antenna
screen, and establish known values.
3. Go to the Satellite Configuration page, and
click the “Add Satellite” button.
2. Enter a Satellite name. (This makes it
available in the drop down list.)
3. Add the appropriate parameter values for the
desired satellite.
4. Click the “Save” button (to create that preset).
From this point on, the User will simply go to the
Satellite “Auto” screen, and select the desired
satellite from the drop down list.
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Activity
All of the information is color coded according
to the four categories of:
Error (Red)
Warning (Yellow)
Information (Green)
Test (White)
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The information can be sorted by any of the
four categories, just by clicking on the category
title.
The default sort category is “Type”.
You can also sort by date range.
You can export data by right-clicking on the
“Export” icon.
Click “Save Target As” to choose where you
want the data to be saved.
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Choose the name and location to download it
to.
Then click “Save”.
When the download is complete click the “Open”
button.
Choose the program to view it in (notepad is
very good for this) and click the “OK.” Button.
At the Open File prompt click the “Open” button.
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You can see that it lists the date, time, category,
and details.
You could print out, save, or send this file to
someone (ie attached to an email).
You can select ranges of data for the past seven
days.
If you want to see data from more than one
week ago refer to the next section on “Data
Export”.
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The Data Export screen allows you to
specify a longer or shorter period of time.
The red coded file names consist of onehour collections of data.
Click on the “From” box.
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Notice that the format of the file name is
a date and time code.
2012: Year
02: Month
03: Day
1710: Time (5:10 PM)
To see the contents of the file you right
click on it.
Click on “Save Target As”.
Choose the name and location to save the
file to.
Then click “Save”.
When you see the “Download Complete”
dialog box click the “Open” button.
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Choose the program to view it in (notepad
is very good for this) and click OK.
When you see the “Open File” dialog box
click the “Open” button.
You can see that it lists the date, time,
category, and details. You can print, save,
or send this file (ie attached to an email).
You can pick a point in time by specifying
the From and To dates, and open the
record of activity.
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Click on the “Export” icon.
Click “Save Target As”.
Choose the name and location to
download it to.
When you see the “Download Complete”
dialog box click the “Open” button.
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Choose the program to view it in and click
OK.
When you see the “Open File” dialog box
click the “Open” button.
You can see that it lists the date, time,
category, and details.
You can choose to download graphic data
also.
Click on the “Graphic Data” button.
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On this screen you can click on the date
range and also the type of graphic record
you want to download.
This operates in the same was as you have
already seen in the three previous
examples.
3.9.
Change Password
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The user is able to change their own password.
If you should forget your password, contact
your dealer to reset it for you.
3.10.
FAQ
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The FAQ page will provide you with answers to
commonly asked questions.
You get to it by clicking on the FAQ button,
found at the lower left area of every screen.
3.11.
Help
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The Help page provides valuable information
related to configuration, operating tips, etc.
You get to it by clicking on the Help button,
found at the lower left area of every screen.
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This antenna must be properly stowed if the ship will be underway while AC power to the Above Decks Equipment (ADE) is deenergized. Failure to do so may void your warranty. It is strongly recommended that AC Power to the ADE be supplied from an
adequately rated Un-interruptible Power Supply (UPS).
CAUTION: There are three Stow restraints that MUST be installed on this
antenna pedestal if the ship will be underway while the Above Decks
Equipment is de-energized.
4.1.
Installing the Stow Restraints
The order in which the restraints are installed is not critical.
4.1.1.
1.
2.
3.
Installing the AZ Shipping/Stow Restraint
The AZ Shipping/Stow restraint is formed by a
pin bolt that is lowered into a channel in a
stowage block on the upper plate of the
pedestal (as shown).
Remove the pin bolt from the “STOW” hole
(this only stows the pin bolt, not the antenna).
Rotate the antenna to center the LOCK hole
directly over the stow block channel.
Pin bolt (this is the UN-Stowed position of the
antenna)
Stow Block Channel
4.
5.
To restrain azimuth rotation of the antenna,
install the pin bolt in the “Lock” hole and
assure that the pin drops into the channel in
the stow block below.
Verify that the stow pin is engaged in the
channel of the stow block and that the
antenna does NOT rotate in Azimuth.
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1.
2.
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Installing the EL Shipping/Stow Restraint
The EL Shipping/Stow restraint is formed by a
Stow pin-bolt mounted through a bracket and
is engaged into a hole/slot in the elevation
driven sprocket when the dish is at zenith (90
degrees elevation).
In the un-stowed position the hardware from
left to right is Stow pin-bolt head, hex nut,
washer, bracket, washer, hex nut so that the
pin section of the Stow pin-bolt is NOT
inserted into the hole in the elevation driven
sprocket.
EL Stow Pin-Bolt head
Hex Nut & Washer
Bracket
Washer & Hex Nut
Elevation Driven Sprocket
3.
4.
To restrain the elevation axis of the antenna,
unthread the hex nut nearest the elevation
driven sprocket. Using a ¾” open end wrench,
remove the hex nut and washer from the stow
pin-bolt.
Remove the stow pin-bolt from the bracket.
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6.
7.
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Remove the washer from the stow pin-bolt
and unthread the hex nut from the bolt.
Put one of the washers onto the stow pin-bolt
and insert it into the bracket toward the
elevation driven sprocket.
Put the other washer, and then thread the 2
hex nuts onto the bolt.
Tighten the hex nuts to prevent the hardware
from loosening while in the stowed
configuration.
Verify that the antenna does not rotate in
Elevation.
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4.1.3.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
4.2.
Stowing the Antenna
Installing the CL Shipping/Stow Restraint
The CL Shipping/Stow restraint is formed by a
red locking bar with adjustable bumpers at
each end of the bar. This mechanism is
placed under the cross-level beam to lock it in
place (at level).
If not already removed, remove an adjustable
bumper, by removing the bottom nut, from
one end of the locking bar.
If not already loosened, loosen the top nut up
toward the rubber bumper.
Insert vacant end of the locking bar through
the opening under the cross-level beam.
Insert the adjustable bumper into the vacant
hole on the end of the locking bar.
To restrain the cross-level axis of the antenna
use a 7/16“ open end wrench to tighten the
nut on the top side of the locking bar until the
rubber bumper is forced up against the
bottom of the cross-level beam.
Verify that the antenna does NOT rotate (tilt
left & right from level).
Re-install and tighten the bottom nut on the
under side of the locking bar.
Removing the Shipping/Stow Restraints PRIOR to Power-Up
The order in which the restraints are removed is not critical.
CAUTION: There are three shipping/Stow restraints on this antenna pedestal
that MUST be removed, before energizing the antenna, for normal operation.
4.2.1.
1.
Removing the AZ Shipping/Stow Restraint
The AZ Shipping/Stow restraint is formed by a
pin bolt that is lowered into a channel in a
stowage block on the upper plate of the
pedestal (as shown).
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2.
To un-stow the antenna, remove the pin bolt
from the LOCK position.
3.
Install the pin bolt into the STOW hole and
tighten. This assures that it does not get lost
and will be ready for re-use if the antenna
needs to be stowed again at a later date.
Verify that the antenna is able to rotate freely
in Azimuth.
4.
4.2.2.
1.
2.
Removing the EL Shipping/Stow Restraint
The EL Shipping/Stow restraint is formed by a
Stow pin-bolt mounted through a bracket and
is engaged into a hole/slot in the elevation
driven sprocket when the dish is at zenith (90
degrees elevation).
In the stowed position the hardware from left
to right is Stow pin-bolt head, washer, bracket,
washer, hex nut, hex nut so that the pin
section of the Stow pin-bolt is inserted into
the hole in the elevation driven sprocket.
EL Stow Pin-Bolt head
Bracket
2 Hex Nuts
Pin inserted into Elevation Driven Sprocket
Elevation Driven Sprocket
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4.
5.
6.
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To un-restrain the elevation axis of the
antenna, unthread the two hex nuts. Using a
¾” open end wrench, remove the hex nuts
and washer from the stow pin-bolt.
Remove the stow pin-bolt from the bracket.
Remove the washer from the stow pin-bolt
and thread one of the 2 hex nuts onto the
bolt and tighten.
Put one of the washers onto the stow pin-bolt
and insert it into the bracket toward the
elevation driven sprocket.
Put the other washer, and then the other hex
nut onto the bolt.
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9.
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Tighten the hex nut to prevent the hardware
from loosening while in the un-stowed
configuration.
Verify that the antenna rotates freely through
its full elevation range of motion.
Removing the CL Shipping/Stow Restraint
The CL Shipping/Stow restraint is formed by a
red locking bar with adjustable bumpers at
each end of the bar. This mechanism is
placed under the cross-level beam to lock it in
place.
Cross-Level Beam
CL Shipping/Stow bar
Adjustable CL Locking Bumpers (only one end shown)
2.
To un-restrain the cross-level axis of the
antenna use a 7/16“ open end wrench to
loosen the nut on the top side of the locking
bar (either end of the bar).
3.
Remove the bottom nut off of that adjustable
bumper.
Remove the adjustable bumper from the
locking bar.
4.
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6.
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Extract the locking bar from the underside of
the cross-level beam and retain these parts for
later re-use if it becomes necessary to stow
the antenna.
Verify that the antenna rotates (tilts left &
right from level) freely through its full crosslevel range of motion.
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