Spectracom 8230 SecureSync GLONASS GPS 40dB High Gain Wideband Antenna w/ Mount [Used]
( 362723605509) )
Lightly Used • 40dB Gain • GPS & GLONASS Wideband Reception • Spectracom Part 8230 - Equivalent to Microsemi 990-15202-100 • Suits SecureSync Receiver • Mounting Bracket Included • TNC Connector
This is a high gain antenna (40dB rather than the usual 26dB) so it will give you better results if you have to use a longer than ideal downlead drop. The item is very lightly used, maybe never deployed. It ships in plain packaging. This is the same antenna that Microsemi sells for $500+ under part number 990-15202-100 for use with the SyncServer S600. I have a matching downlead and surge protector listed separately if required. Two hose clips for pipe mounting are included.
Overview - GPS/GNSS Outdoor Antenna Model 8230
High bandwidth to receive GNSS signals:
- GPS L1
- GLONASS L1
- BeiDou B1
- Galileo E1
- QZSS L1
- Designed for harsh environments (IP67 rated)
- High out-of-band rejection
The Model 8230 is a high gain (40 dB) GNSS outdoor antenna covering GPS L1, GLONASS L1, BeiDou B1, Galileo E1, and QZSS L1. It uses a three stage low noise amplifier, a mid-section SAW, and a tight pre-filter to protect against saturation by high level sub-harmonics and L-band signals.
The active antenna circuitry uses +5VDC (provided by the Orolia timing receiver over the antenna coax). Each antenna is terminated with a type N female connector.
Its weather-proof housing is IP67 compliant, offering a high degree of protection against dust and water. Its conical radome is made of high impact UV stabilized polycarbonate to minimize ice, snow and debris build-up.
It can be mounted in a 19mm diameter (3/4 inch) through hole or via its L-bracket.
Usually Sells for $267
The GPS/GNSS antenna must have an unobstructed line of sight to the sky. Rooftops that are clear of other structures or geographic features overhead, with views to the horizon, generally make good installation locations. Such a clear view allows the antenna to track the maximum number of satellites. Installations with obstructed views may experience reduced reception quality and may not be able to track the maximum number of satellites. When installing a GPS antenna, select a site at which the antenna will not become buried in drifting or accumulated snow. It should not be covered by foliage or placed in a position where it could become obstructed. If possible, avoid placing the antenna in close proximity to broadcast antennas.
Antenna Cable & Accessories [Not Included]
Orolia recommends low loss coaxial cable such as Times Microwave LMR-400 for the antenna cable. The attenuation characteristics of the LMR-400, or equivalent, at the GPS L1 frequency (1575.42 MHz), along with the high gain of the antenna allows the cable length to a maximum of about 125 meters (400 feet). Orolia offers standard and plenum rated cable assemblies.
For installations where the antenna cable length exceeds 125 meters, Orolia offers a variety of accessories to extend cable lengths including inline pre-amplifiers (Model 8227), fiber optic links and frequency down-up converters. The receiver powers the GPS antenna and most accessories. Orolia recommends installing a lightning protection device in the antenna line to protect the receiver and connected devices. We suggest a Surge Protector, Model 8226, to shunt potentially damaging voltages on the antenna coax to ground.