“Probably one of the easiest and most fun ways to get started with satellite communications”
Presenting to you, the SATRAN MK2…
Compact, aluminum housing
The outer dimensions are only approx 18x15x15cm and houses the two DC motors and various gears. With a weight of only 1 kilogram (2lbs) its popular for mobile applications, but sturdy enough for permanent setups.
The external housing is made completely out of rainproof cast aluminum. Every Satran is mostly handmade and assembled in Sweden from over 150 individual pieces per unit.
Cables run through center
The azimuth turntable has no center, allowing for power and RF cables to run through. Perfect for mounting it on top of a pipe or a PA-speaker tripod (35mm as standard).
Potentiometer sensors continuously keep track of the direction, not to twist the cables too far. When tracking and it reaches straight north, the azimuth automatically turns back 360 degrees and continues tracking beyond the end position.
Wifi connectivity + app
The rotator runs wirelessly either directly connected to the built-in access point or via your local WLAN-setup (b/g/n-type). You can predict the satellites trajectory and control the rotator with the free android app, or with the popular and free Gpredict software for Windows.
Covers the entire sky
The azimuth turntable can rotate a full 360 degrees, and the elevation from 0 to 90 degrees, covering the entire sky.
Use the Satran MK2 with any directional antenna up to 700grams in weight, and you have enough precision to communicate with any satellite in low earth orbit.