VSAT Technology and Installation

BDE-VSAT-dish-300x231This course has been designed for Technicians who are entering into the satellite communications industry from another area of electronics engineering or for VSAT installers who want to better understand the system that they are installing. It provides a basic understanding of the component parts of a VSAT system and how the terminal is installed, commissioned and maintained.



  • The Geostationary orbit
  • Regulatory matters
  • System block diagram
  • System  topology


  • BUCs vs Transceivers
  • LNBs
  • Waveguide components
  • Antenna types
  • Antenna mounts
  • Indoor equipment


  • Routine maintenance
  • Fault diagnosis
  • Decommissioning


  • Site survey
  • Electrical requirements
  • Documentation
  • Preparation


  • Antenna installation
  • Lightning protection
  • Cabling
  • Antenna alignment
  • Activation procedure


Preparation details

Duration             One day

Participants        Due to the “hands-on” session, the maximum number of participants is normally 5.

Location             We often hold this course in a conference room in a hotel or at the customer site

Lunch                 Lunch is provided. Please notify us of any special dietary requirements beforehand

Materials            A course handbook is provided for each participant to use and then afterwards keep

Experience        Each participant should have a background in electronic engineering

Prerequisites    As the practical session takes place outdoors, please bring suitable clothing