Describes in plain language the assembly of an inexpensive ($700 to $1000) Shipboard terminal. The terminal was assembled from "off the shelf" radio components and provides high quality voice and digital data transmissions. A compass with electrical output, connected to the rotor, keeps the antenna trained toward the satellite regardless of ship direction. The antenna pattern is so wide, no rotor is needed to account for other ship motion.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at RTCM Assembly Meeting, April 18-21, 1977, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Radio Technical Commission for Marine Services

    /Federal Communications Commission
    Washington, DC  United States  20554
  • Authors:
    • Turner, S
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Pagination: 9 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00178699
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Radio Technical Commission for Marine Services
  • Report/Paper Numbers: V2, Pap 105-77/DO-97
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 29 1978 12:00AM