INSTALLATION AND OPERATION MANUAL FOR SEA TEL MODEL DAC-2200 ANTENNA CONTROL UNIT

WARNING: Antenna Pedestal must be properly restrained (stowed) to prevent damage to wire rope isolators, isolator springs and/or antenna pedestal mechanism during underway conditions when power is removed from the antenna assembly.

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Revision History REV X1 A B C ECO# N/A N/A N/A N/A Date 3/26/04 September 20. 2004 October 10. 2005 Description Initial PRELIMINARY Release Updated Text & Drawings for Production release Updated Tex & Drawings Updated text & drawings. 2004 October 12. Added FCC TX Mute compliance installation and testing information By MDN MDN MDN MDN iv .

............................................................................ 2-17 2..................................2.........................................................1..2...DAC-2200 Antenna Control Unit 1...........................................................6........ 2-18 2...........3................................. Tracking .......3............... .......................................6.......................................................................................................... QUICK START OPERATION ................................... 2-17 2..............................2........5.............................................................. Frequencies .......... ANTENNA information menus................................................................ GENERAL SCOPE OF THIS MANUAL................................................................2..................................... 2-3 2.. 1-1 1....... SATELLITE BASICS..............................................................................................2........... DISPLAY & ENTRY OPERATION MENUS............... BASIC SYSTEM INFORMATION ........................................................................................................................................................................ SITE SURVEY .................................................................................. 2-14 2...........5................................................................................... Azimuth ....................... Status information menus................................................ 2-4 2.......... TSC-10 Touch Screen Controller (OPTIONAL) .......................4......................................3..................4...2-7 2......................................... Antenna ADE Assembly .......... SAT information menus.....2...3... RADOME ASSEMBLY OPERATION....6..................................................7.. 3-1 3........................................ 3-5 4...... PREPARING FOR THE INSTALLATION................... 2-1 2...........5...... 2-5 2........ Antenna polarization....................... 3-2 3...............3......... 2-1 2.............................. TRACKING OPERATION ..... SEARCHING OPERATION ............. OPERATION...... SETUP Parameter display and entry menus..........3....................... GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF SYSTEM ...........................6................................. 2-17 2...........................................................................................3...................2..................................2......... 1-1 1.......................... Satellite Footprints...................4......................................7....2............................................................................ QUICK OVERVIEW OF CONTENTS ................................ 3-5 3.............1....................9.......... Signal level ...............5..............2........................2........6..................... 3-5 3................................................................................................................................. FRONT PANEL LAYOUT .................................................................................................3........ 3-4 3.1......................... 3-1 3................................ Stabilization ...................................................................................................3................................................. 2-2 2.2....................... AUTO-POLARIZATION OPERATION ....... 2-17 2.............................................................................................4................................. BASIC DESCRIPTION OF FRONT PANEL STATUS LEDS .........................................................................................1............................................5......................................................... 3-5 3.......................................................... 3-4 3... 3-2 3......................................... 3-4 3.......................... Antenna Control Unit .................... 2-18 2............................. 3-3 3.............................................................1............ BASIC FUNCTION OF FRONT PANEL KEYS ................................................... 4-1 4........................................... 2-2 2...........................................................................1.............. 2-18 3... COMPONENTS OF THE SYSTEM CONFIGURATION.................1.......................... 4-1 4............................... INTRODUCTION ...........................................................3....................................................................................... 3-3 3.......... 3-1 3........... 3-2 3..............................................5... Unwrap vs Unlimited Azimuth . Elevation..........1..................................... 3-4 3..........7.............................................4..................... Power Supply ..................6.......................... GENERAL CAUTIONS & W ARNINGS .. Internal Tracking Receiver settings.....................1..............................5.............................................................1.............................. DishScan Operation .......................... INSTALLATION.. 3-2 3....................................2...8..... Ship information menus.... Tracking Receivers ...................................... 1-1 1................................................................ Satellite Polarization ... 2-11 2................... C/X and Ku Band Selections ........ 3-1 3...........2............. 4-1 1-1 ................................................................................... ANTENNA BASICS .................................................................. 2-17 2............................................3................................................................8.................5.......................2........ 4-1 4..........................................................................................1......................1............ 3-3 3... 1-1 2...................3.......................

.......................8..................................................................... REMOTE TILT .................................................................................................. 4-2 4.......... 4-2 4........................ 5-7 5....................................................................................... 5-11 1-2 .3...................................................................................................... 5V OFFSET (NOT IN CURRENT SOFTWARE) ............................ 5-6 5.3................ 5-10 5........................... 4-5 ............13......................................1..................... Electrical .............9..............10.................... FINAL CHECKS ......................................................................10............................................................................................................................. 4-2 4..................................................................................................... 5-11 5............22...21.............9...................................................................... 5-11 5................................................... 4-2 4......................................... 4-4 4..................................................................................................DAC-2200 Antenna Control Unit 4.... MONITOR AND CONTROL CONNECTIONS .............................. 5-11 5. 4-4 4....... 4-4 4.......................................................... 5-8 5.............................................. SEARCH LIMIT ... SEARCH INC ......6....................... SETUP 5.....................7..................................................................................... 4-4 4...................2................................. EL TRIM ........................................ SAVE NEW PARAMETERS ........................ 4-4 4..... Unpack Shipping Crates and Inspect / Inventory .3................................................................3.......... POL SCALE ..................................................................................... RADIATION HAZARD AND BLOCKAGE MAPPING (AZ LIMIT PARAMETERS) .. Plan The Install................. 4-4 4....................................... 5-1 5...... INSTALL THE BASE MULTIPLEXER PANEL ...... DEFAULT SETUP PARAMETERS FOR YOUR ANTENNA ............................................. 5-9 5.....................................................................3............................................ GYRO TYPE .................................................................................................. 5-9 5........................................... 5-8 5........11............. 4-2 4........ STEP INTEGRAL ....................26............... REMOTE MONITOR........................................................................2............................................................................ SEARCH DELAY ............................................3................................................................ 4-5 4.............................................................15............................................ 4-2 4.3.............................. INSTALL THE TERMINAL MOUNTING STRIP (TMS)...........................................8................ 4-4 4..... TX POLARITY (NOT USED IN TVRO SYSTEMS) ......................................12............. AZ TRIM ............................ 5-6 5.....................................................................14.................. 4-1 4............................................................................................... 5-1 5..................... Visual inspection ....................... 5-11 5......................1........................... AZ STEP SIZE .........................................5..4..........................Double check wiring connections ............... 5-9 5.........................................................................13.................................. 5-7 5..........................18................................................................................ AZ LIMIT 2 ........ REMOTE COMMAND.....11............................... 5-7 5.........16........ SETUP PARAMETER DISPLAY AND ENTRY MENUS........................................ 5-1 5................................................................................20... Read the Installation Information............................................ POL OFFSET...................................................................... The Installing Cables............................ AGC TRACKING CONNECTION ................................... POLANG TYPE......................................... INSTALL THE TERMINAL MOUNTING STRIP (TMS).......12........... 4-1 4............................5............ 5-7 5.. 5-8 5......................5.......25..14..............................19....................................17.....4............... EL STEP SIZE............... AC POWER TO THE ACU ..................................................... 5-7 5............ 5-11 5.......................... SYSTEM TYPE ................................ 4-1 4.....................13........................................... 5-1 5........................... 4-2 4..............................................23................... 5-6 5.................................... AUTO THRES ..............6............. 5-11 5......... Preparing BDE Location.....................7........ 5V SCALE (NOT IN CURRENT SOFTWARE)........................................................ SETUP ... INSTALL OTHER BDE EQUIPMENT ......................................................................................................1................... 5-6 5....................... INSTALL THE ACU ..............................................2...................................................24...............................................................................................13................4................................... TERMINAL MOUNTING STRIP (TMS) CONNECTIONS ....................................................................................................................... POWER-UP .............................................................................................15........ OPERATOR SETTINGS ......................................................

....2..............5............................1.................4...................... ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS ............... DAC2200 ANTENNA CONTROL UNIT DRAWINGS ..1................................ Front Panel.............................7........................ IF Signal Cables ............................................................................... REMOTE UPLOAD................. 8-1 8................................2.......... 6-3 MAINTENANCE & TROUBLESHOOTING ................3.............................................. TERMINAL MOUNTING STRIP .... SHIP HEADING – GYRO COMPASS FOLLOWING CHECK .......................................... 7-2 7................1................ 8-3 8...............8.... 8-3 8.................................... 8..............................................................................1....................... 7-3 7..............1............................................................... DVB Compliant Tracking Receiver..... DAC-2200 ANTENNA CONTROL UNIT....... 8-3 8.... 8-1 8..... 7-2 7.... 6-1 6......................... REMOTE PARAMETERS..........................2..............6...................................2..................... J4 “Antenna” Pedestal Interface............ 8-1 8................ 8-1 8........................................ STEP-BY-STEP .................2.........3.............DAC-2200 Antenna Control Unit Introduction 6............. 6-1 6.................................1................................................... 5-12 5.................................................................................................7........ 8-2 8................... 6-2 6........................................................................................................................1................. BLOCKAGE CONDITION TEST ........................................................................................ AZIMUTH & ELEVATION DRIVE ......................1................. CHECK ACU PARAMETERS .......... 8-2 8............................................................5...............................................4................................................................................ Antenna Control Cable ..............5....................3.......... (OPTIONAL) TSC-10 TOUCH SCREEN CONTROLLER CHECKS .....................3............ Audio / Video cables.............................2............................................................................... 8-3 8................. 6-1 6................................... TSC-10 TOUCH SCREEN CONTROL PANEL (OPTIONAL)..........................................1...................... ACU / ANTENNA SYSTEM CHECK ........................................... 8-3 DRAWINGS .3.... FOUR QUADRANT TRACKING TEST ...............................2................ GENERAL CAUTIONS & W ARNINGS .............. 8-3 8.............. 7-1 7.................... 7-4 TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS ................................................................ 6-1 6...........3...................6.................1............................................... DISPLAY OFFSETS / OPTIMIZING TARGETING ............................................. SBS/Synchro Gyro Compass Interface Cable (Customer Furnished) ............1.... TROUBLESHOOTING SHIPS GYRO COMPASS PROBLEMS ..........................5.................................................................................................................................................................................................... 5-12 FUNCTIONAL TESTING..............................................................5.......27............................. 7-1 7...................................... 8-2 8...................................................................................................................................................... LATITUDE/LONGITUDE AUTO-UPDATE CHECK ...................................... 8-1 8...4. 360:1 Synchro ... General..........................3........................................................................................................ J3 “M&C” Aux Serial Interface for TSC-10 Touchscreen Control Panel .... 8-3 8............. 5.....................................................................28...................................................... 7.........................5................................................................2.. 7-1 7.................. Rear Panel ............................ 7-2 7......... 7-2 7.3....... J2 “NMEA” Interface...................................................... 8-2 8............5..........................................1.......... 9-1 1-3 .................................................................. 6-1 6..... DAC-2200 AC Power Cable ....... 8-1 8............................ CABLES ................ PEDESTAL CONTROL UNIT CONFIGURATION ................1................. 7-3 7..... 1:1 SYNCHRO ..........................................3.....................................4...........................1............................5.. 9-1 9............................................ DAC-2200 display is blank ................... DAC-2200 Status displays "REMOTE NOT RESPONDING" ......................................................................................................................................2..1..................5......................4.. 6-1 6.................................... 8-2 8............................................................... 6-2 6............ 7-1 7......................... TROUBLESHOOTING THE ACU ...........................5... 9..........

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Refer to the manual provided with your Shipboard Satellite TV Receive-Only Antenna and/or the TSC-10 Touch Screen Controller for installation and operating instructions for those equipments. or Narrow Band IF (NBIF) mode to allow tracking an L-BAND satellite beacon or narrow band data carrier. its’ operation and installation. The ACU accepts gyro compass input from Step-By-Step OR 1:1. Longitude and the desired Satellite Longitude position. A programmable pattern search will automatically scan the area for a desired satellite if no signal is found. setup. This Antenna Control Unit will be connected to an Antenna and other equipment to form a system. The shipboard gyrocompass input is used as the long-term azimuth reference. The front panel contains function keys used to select the desired information to be displayed. These two features make locating a new satellite very easy. Operation. the equipment essentially permits unattended operation. All external connections are brought out through connectors mounted on the rear panel. Its input allows full coverage wide L-Band (950 to 2150 MHz) for tracking video transponders in all TVRO satellites and may be set to Single Channel Per Carrier (SCPC). This internal receiver is a DVB compliant DSS compatible Satellite Identification receiver. It also allows you to connect your Gyro Compass to provide heading input to the system for accurate targeting of satellites. The system consists of two major groups of equipment. 90:1 or 360:1 Synchro OR NMEA serial interface. A GPS antenna is provided on. General Description of system The DAC-2200 ACU has been designed and manufactured so as to be inherently reliable. and simple to operate. functional testing and maintenance for the ACU are also contained herein. operating instructions.1. Two flexible ribbon cable connections to a terminal-mounting strip mounted on the rear of the rack enclosure separating the ship wiring from the Antenna Control Unit. 36:1. Introduction This manual describes the Sea Tel Model DAC-2200 shipboard Tracking Antenna Control Unit (ACU). 1. Refer to your antenna manual for more information about your system. Azimuth and Polarization pointing angles based on the ships Latitude. Data is displayed on a 2 line 20 character display. specifications and drawings relating to this DAC-2200 are all contained in this manual 1-1 . System information. your antenna pedestal to provide Latitude and Longitude input to the system. This ACU allows you to control the antenna that it is connected to. General scope of this manual This manual describes the Sea Tel Model DAC-2200 Antenna Control Unit. Except for start-ups. an Above-Decks Equipment (ADE) group and a BelowDecks Equipment (BDE) group. installation. easy to maintain. All equipment comprising the Above Decks is incorporated inside the radome assembly and is integrated into a single operational entity. installation. The ACU is a major part of the Below Decks group. The DAC-2200 automatically calculates the Elevation. maintenance. or when changing to operate with different transponders or satellites.DAC-2200 Antenna Control Unit Introduction 1.2. The DAC-2200 requires satellite signal input to its internal Satellite ID Tracking Receiver to keep the antenna peaked on satellite. or with. setup.3. The DAC-2200 is housed in a standard 19-inch rack mount enclosure. and/or changed. Quick Overview of contents The information in this manual is organized into chapters. basic system information. 1. functional testing. 1.

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refer to the operation section for the Satellite menu below. until the Pedestal Control Unit (PCU) completes initialization of the antenna pedestal. Use the LEFT/RIGHT arrow keys to select other digits to modify and the UP/DOWN arrow key to modify them as needed to enter the current ships gyro heading. 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 level. Press ENTER to save the value. Heading in most cases will be 000. If no signal is found: The Tracking LED will flash for a short period of time (per the SEARCH DELAY parameter) followed by the Search LED coming ON. If you are targeting a different satellite you will need to change the tracking receiver settings and then target the desired satellite. Entry of ships heading is not required when your system is connected to a 1:1 Synchro or NMEA 0183 Heading Gyro Compass output. Turn on the AC power switches for the Antenna Control Unit (ACU) and other Below Decks Equipment. The search movement will stop when the ACU receives a signal (AGC) value that is greater than the threshold value. Initialization takes approximately two minutes.DAC-2200 Antenna Control Unit Operation 2. When initialization is completed the PCU will report its Model & Software version (ie 4004 VER 2. then if desired. Press ENTER. 1 2 Quick Start Operation If your system has been set up correctly. 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. but may be updated if necessary. then the LEFT (or RIGHT) arrow and then ENTER to target the same satellite. the ACU Display will initially show “SEA TEL INC . the display will switch to “SEA TEL INC . The ACU will automatically set the tracking threshold and move the antenna in a spiral SEARCH pattern. B. A. 3 2-1 . Longitude and Heading values. If you are targeting the SAME satellite longitude as was used last. Press ENTER 3 times to select ship's heading (HDG) entry mode. is using factory default parameters and the ship has not moved since the system was used last … Quick start operation of the system from a cold start involves the following steps. increment/decrement it using the UP/DOWN arrow keys.REMOTE” and “REMOTE INITIALIZING”. Press NEXT to the Satellite display menu to target the satellite. Press NEXT to return to the Ship display menu.1. Operation Operation of your system is accomplished from the Antenna Control Unit (ACU) OR from the optional TSC-10 Touch Screen Controller. When power is turned ON. There is no Operation of the Radome or Antenna Pedestal.0 and you will have to enter the initial value of the ships current heading. Tracking will take over (Tracking LED ON) when AGC exceeds threshold and automatically peak the antenna position for highest receive signal level from the satellite which has been acquired.10L ). 2.MASTER” and the ACU software version (ie DAC-2200 VER 5. other than from the ACU. 10 seconds later. Press NEXT until the Ship menu is displayed to check the Latitude. Latitude and Longitude should still be correct. Upon completion of the above. If a satellite signal is found: The received signal level (AGC) will rise very rapidly to a value that is greater than the threshold value. refer to the operation section of that manual. If your system includes the TSC-10 Touch Screen Controller. Use the LEFT arrow to bring the cursor up under the ones digit.00 ).

LEFT or RIGHT sequences through the Tracking Band selection choices. Antenna .3. In the Antenna Main menu display. Antenna and Status (refer to the Operation Flowcharts). (Setup) . Ship . ON/OFF. Searching ON/OFF selection. it is selected and can be changed.Accesses the Antenna menus to display. UP turns Search ON.Accesses control of Tracking Band & ON/OFF selection. Front Panel Layout DAC-2200 Antenna Control Unit 2. Basic Function of Front Panel Keys Keyboard operation is very simple and straightforward. use the UP/DOWN to increment/decrement the selected character. press LEFT or RIGHT to enter editing mode. This brings up the cursor under the character to the left (or least significant bit) or right of the decimal point. When the cursor is under a character. DOWN turns Search OFF.2. Current signal level being received (AGC) and Conscan tracking signals are also displayed in some of the sub-menu screens. Satellite ID Tracking Receiver settings. Press the UP/DOWN arrow keys to move vertically Up and Down through the sub-menus. Network ID and current signal level being received (AGC). Press the LEFT/RIGHT arrow key to move the cursor Left or Right to select a character to edit.Accesses the Satellite menus to display. In the Status – Tracking window. Threshold. When a sub-menu item is being edited. Elevation & Relative antenna position and Polarization setting. In the Status – Search window. Satellite . This steps the selected entry one increment per sequential key-press or rapidly increments the selected entry when pressed & held. Ship.Accesses the Ship menus to display. press UP arrow to move the antenna up (EL up) or the DOWN arrow to move the antenna down (EL down). 2-2 . Longitude and gyro compass Heading information. Satellite. Error status and Remote Auxiliary value. enter or edit current Ships’ Latitude. Status . press LEFT arrow to move the antenna left (CCW or AZ down) or the RIGHT arrow to move the antenna right (CW or AZ up).Operation 2. enter or edit current Azimuth. In the Status – Error window. Basic function of each keys is: Press NEXT to sequence through the four main menus. In the Status – Tracking window. In the Antenna Main menu display.Press BOTH the LEFT and RIGHT arrow keys to access the setup parameters (refer to the Setup section of this manual). Press Track to toggle the state of Tracking. In a sub-menu display. enter or edit current Satellite Longitude. UP or DOWN clears the Error display. UP toggles Tracking ON/OFF.

Initializing . a SEARCH to acquire a signal that is greater than Threshold AND contains the desired NID. This does NOT save the new value to NVRAM. The ACU is actively issuing small azimuth & elevation position adjustments to the antenna to optimize the signal level (AGC). or continue. Blinking indicates that the satellite signal AGC value is less than the Threshold value. If the AGC does not rise above the Threshold before the count-down is completed. If the system was Searching. When viewing one of the sub-menus. the TRACKING LED will be OFF. press ENTER to execute the present value. This may be due to the operator turning Tracking OFF intentionally or that Tracking was pre-empted by SEARCH.Your system will automatically “unwrap” to wind/unwind the cables in the antenna. ON also indicates UNWRAP . When the SEARCH LED is ON. like the DOWN arrow does. Target . The satellite signal will be lost while the UNWRAP LED is ON. If an adequate satellite signal is not found at the targeted position. Power .After initialization of the antenna.(Green LED) ON indicates that the Antenna Control Unit is energized. 2-3 . and return to display mode of that sub-menu. Searching . The system will normally reacquire the satellite automatically when UNWRAP has completed (less than 2 minutes). the ACU will automatically start. If an adequate satellite signal is still not found. a 1 second “heartbeat” will be observed indicating that STATUS of the ACU & Antenna is normal (no errors or failures). This may be due to the operator turning Search OFF intentionally or that Tracking has pre-empted SEARCH. press ENTER to access the sub-menu items. the SEARCH LED will blink as the antenna re-targets to the desired satellite. The need to “unwrap” the antenna is based on how far the ship has turned in one direction or the other.(Yellow LED) ON indicates that the antenna is TARGETING to the calculated Azimuth & Elevation positions of the desired satellite (SAT). 2. the SEARCH LED will go OFF and the TRACKING LED will come ON. pressing the ENTER key will step down through the sub-menu items. the TRACKING will begin blinking (see above) until the next SEARCH is automatically started. the cursor is visible under a character in a sub-menu (whether it has been changed or not). Initialization of the antenna will take approximately two minutes.4.(Green LED) ON indicates that the ACU is Tracking a satellite signal whose AGC value is greater than the Threshold value AND contains the desired Network ID. OFF indicates that SEARCH is OFF.(Green LED) ON indicates that the Antenna is initializing. then the TRACKING LED will begin flashing (count-down) until the next SEARCH is automatically started. OFF indicates that Tracking is OFF. Basic Description of Front Panel Status LEDs The basic description of the front panel LED states are: Tracking . OR is not the desired Network ID. If an adequate satellite signal is found at the targeted position Tracking will commence. This also reads all settings & parameters from NVRAM for system use.(Yellow LED) ON indicates that the ACU is Searching for a satellite signal whose AGC value is greater than the Threshold value and whose NID matches the save value. Press RESET to reset the processors in the Antenna Control Unit. When the antenna arrives at the calculated position the TARGET LED will go OFF. If an adequate satellite signal is not found during the Search. When a satellite signal is found. The ACU is counting down (the number of seconds specified in the “SEARCH DELAY” parameter). When editing. the SEARCH LED will go OFF when the TRACKING LED turns ON.DAC-2200 Antenna Control Unit Operation At a main menu level. Blinking .

OFF indicates that no errors have occurred. the individual Operation menus containing explanatory text are followed by that Operation menu in flowchart form.(Red LED) ON indicates that one. 2. or more.5. In the following sections. Refer to Status – Error Code information menu to determine which error(s) have occurred.Operation DAC-2200 Antenna Control Unit Error . use the ENTER key to access the sub-menu of a selected group and then use the UP/DOWN arrow keys to move up and down the sub-menu items. Display & Entry Operation Menus The operation menus are arranged in four groups. discrete system errors have occurred. 2-4 . Use the NEXT key to cycle through the groups.

Display LAT 38 N HDG 000. left is the response from the pedestal and right is the local input from the gyrocompass.0 2-5 . Ship information menus.0 Operation Meaning Press the NEXT key until the Ship menu is displayed.0 000. For all other acceptable Gyro Compass input types the HDG MUST be initially set whenever the ACU power is turned ON. Longitude is used to calculate Azimuth. or right. Longitude is updated automatically by the GPS mounted on the pedestal. To manually update.0 N LON 122 W 000. This must be True north input. Latitude is updated automatically by the GPS mounted on the pedestal. NOT Magnetic north.0 LAT 38. Press ENTER to set the new heading value and return to heading display OR Press NEXT to abort and return to the main Ship display LON 122. During subsequent normal operation. HDG display may be a single value.1. Press DOWN or ENTER to access the Longitude entry mode.0 W HDG 000. you will not be able to set HDG to any other value than it receives from the Ships Gyro Compass. of the decimal point respectively. press the LEFT or RIGHT arrow key to bring the cursor up under the character to the left. This is the display of the current Ship information. Latitude is used to calculate Azimuth.DAC-2200 Antenna Control Unit 2. Press DOWN or ENTER to access the Heading entry mode. When Left and right values are displayed. Use the UP or DOWN arrow keys to increment or decrement the selected character.5. the HDG value should automatically follow the Ships Gyro Compass correctly (HDG value should agree with the value observed on the Gyro Compass). Elevation and Polarization for the desired satellite position. Heading is used to provide “True” Azimuth antenna position. or left and right values depending on the GYRO TYPE parameter. Continue to move the cursor until the desired character to be edited is underscored (selected). Elevation and Polarization for the desired satellite position. If the GYRO TYPE parameter is NMEA0183 data or 1:1 Synchro. Press ENTER to begin edit mode and access the Latitude sub-menu.

0 W Use the LEFT and RIGHT arrow keys to bring up.0 N Use the LEFT and RIGHT arrow keys to bring up. Use the UP or DOWN arrow keys to increment or decrement the selected character to the desired value. To SAVE & Execute. the cursor to select a character.0 Use the LEFT and RIGHT arrow keys to bring up. To EXIT OR .DAC-2200 Operation Flowchart .SHIP Menu From Status Display on Page 4 Ship LAT 38 N LON 122 W HDG 000.. To EXIT OR HDG 000. and move.. and move. Use the UP or DOWN arrow keys to increment or decrement the selected character to the desired value.0 000. the cursor to select a character.0 To Satellite Display on Page 2 LAT 38. the cursor to select a character. Use the UP or DOWN arrow keys to increment or decrement the selected character to the desired value. and move.0 000.Page 1 . To EXIT OR LON 122.. To SAVE & Execute. To SAVE & Execute.

0 East/West to 000.0 East to 180. SAT information menus. SAT 101. Press DOWN or ENTER to access the Threshold entry mode. LON & HDG) and issue those (AZ. Tenths may be entered (and will be used internally) but the main Ship display will round off to nearest whole degree. based on the current SHIP information (LAT.0-359. EL & POL) targeting values to the antenna. Range of acceptable latitude values is 000. Press ENTER to begin edit mode and access the Satellite Longitude entry menu. press the LEFT or RIGHT arrow key to bring the cursor up under the tenths digit to the left.0 W THRS 1234 2-7 . or the E/W character to the right respectively. Continue to move the cursor until the desired character to be edited is underscored (selected).2. Display SAT 101 W FREQ 1100 THRS 1234 NID 1234 Operation Meaning Press the NEXT key until the main Satellite menu is displayed. NID value displayed is the Network ID which is currently being received from the satellite that the antenna is pointed to. Press ENTER to set the new longitude and return to longitude display. which sets the Threshold value to 100 counts of AGC above the average “off satellite” AGC value whenever the ACU Searches. Azimuth and Polarity pointing angles. When the hemisphere character is selected press the UP or the DOWN key to toggle East/West hemisphere. however longitude may be entered as 000. Satellite longitude is used to calculate antenna Elevation. refer to the Setup section of this manual. Auto-Threshold will re-set as the antenna targets. Azimuth and Polarization that the antenna will be driven to. Targets or Unwraps.9 East if you prefer (181.0 East is the same as 179. To change the Automatic Threshold value OR to manually set threshold. The ACU will then calculate the Elevation. Default setup is Automatic Threshold.0 West). To manually update.0 West. This is the display of the current Satellite information.DAC-2200 Antenna Control Unit 2. Use the UP or DOWN arrow keys to increment or decrement the selected character.5. OR Press NEXT to abort and return to the main Satellite display.

In DVB Mode: BAUD 20000 AGC 1234 In SCPC Mode: KHz #### AGC 1234 To manually update. this selects Hi/Low band from tone controlled matrix switches. ON is used to select High Band frequencies and OFF is used to select Low Band frequencies from the matrix switch. of the decimal point respectively. Press DOWN or ENTER to access the Sat ID Receiver Baud entry mode. Current receivers can be set to any desired Baud Rate between 3000 and 30000 OR the KHz value of the desired L-Band frequency. or right. This will read input from X1 & X2 terminals on the Terminal Mounting Strip. Continue to move the cursor until the desired character to be edited is underscored (selected). [ IF = RF – LO ] Set Frequency to 0000 to select External AGC mode. subtract your Local Oscillator frequency (LO) of the LNB you have currently installed from the RF frequency of the satellite signal you want to track. Press DOWN or ENTER to access the Tone OFF AGC 1234. Use the UP or DOWN arrow keys to increment or decrement the selected character. Range of FREQ/MHz is the L-Band Intermediate Frequency (950-2150 MHz). or right. Use the UP or DOWN arrow keys to scroll through the choices. This setting of the Satellite Identification tracking receiver and the current signal level (AGC) will be displayed. Continue to move the cursor until the desired character to be edited is underscored (selected). or right. This is used to input the numeric value of Baud Rate (symbol rate) OR of the KHz value of the desired the Intermediate Frequency (950-2150) you want to use for Tracking. Press ENTER to tune the receiver to this frequency and return to the frequency display OR Press NEXT to abort and return to the main Satellite display. In SCPC Mode MHz 1111 AGC 1234 In DVB Mode Baud 20000 AGC 1234 In SCPC Mode KHz 0999 AGC 1234 Tone OFF AGC 1234 2-8 . Press ENTER to set the desired Baud/KHz and return to the Baud/KHz display OR Press NEXT to abort and return to the main Satellite display.Operation In DVB Mode FREQ 1100 AGC 1234 DAC-2200 Antenna Control Unit Press DOWN or ENTER to access the Sat ID Receiver Frequency entry mode. Use the UP or DOWN arrow keys to increment or decrement the selected character. To calculate the IF. Press ENTER to set the desired tone setting and return to the Tone display OR Press NEXT to abort and return to the main Satellite display. press the LEFT or RIGHT arrow key to bring the cursor up under the character to the left. of the decimal point respectively. you want to use for Tracking. This setting is used to turn the 22 KHz Tone output on the rear panel “F” connector ON/OFF. of the decimal point respectively. The individual settings of the Satellite Identification tracking receiver and the current signal level (AGC) will be displayed in each of the submenus below. In DVB Mode: FREQ #### AGC 1234 In SCPC Mode: MHz #### AGC 1234 To manually set. To manually update. Continue to move the cursor until the desired character to be edited is underscored (selected). press the LEFT or RIGHT arrow key to bring the cursor up under the character to the left. press the LEFT or RIGHT arrow key to bring the cursor up under the character to the left.

SCPC mode may be selected for narrow band use. select the appropriate FEC* choice from this list. NID MUST be set to 0000 in SCPC mode. This setting is used to select Voltage output on the rear panel “F” connector. The ACU will then generate its own unique forced NID (FFFE for DSS signals or FFFD for DVB signals) to represent the desired satellite. All other FEC selections are DVB mode. The Network ID is a four digit HEX value. of the decimal point respectively. which will change the FREQ and BAUD displays as noted above. This setting is used to enter the NID (or forced NID) of the satellite you want to Track. Default setting (AUTO) automatically scans through all the standard DVB & DSS FEC rates. Enter 0000 if no NID is available. Selections are. Continue to move the cursor until the desired character to be edited is underscored (selected). BAUD & FEC settings. or right. press the LEFT or RIGHT arrow key to bring the cursor up under the character to the left. Continue to move the cursor until the desired character to be edited is underscored (selected). Use the UP or DOWN arrow keys to increment or decrement the selected character. or to test for proper FREQ.DAC-2200 Antenna Control Unit Operation Volt HORZ AGC 1234 Press DOWN or ENTER to access the Volt HORZ AGC 1234. VERT (12VDC) or RHCP (12VDC). Press ENTER to set the desired Voltage setting and return to the Voltage display OR Press NEXT to abort and return to the main Satellite display. You will need to enter this pseudo NID in the NID setting below. Finally. BAUD and FEC lock. Press DOWN or ENTER to access the FEC AUTO AGC 1234. or right. Use the UP or DOWN arrow keys to scroll through the available fixed FEC rates to select one of the fixed rates. press the LEFT or RIGHT arrow key to bring the cursor up under the character to the left. or right. HORZ (18VDC). To manually update. If the satellite does not generate an NID but does have a unique combination of FREQ. of the decimal point respectively. of the decimal point respectively. Continue to move the cursor until the desired character to be edited is underscored (selected). press the LEFT or RIGHT arrow key to bring the cursor up under the character to the left. This setting is used to select the FEC rate for the desired tracking signal. Press DOWN or ENTER to access the NID #### AGC 1234. Press ENTER to set the desired NID and return to the NID display OR Press NEXT to abort and return to the main Satellite display. To manually update. Press ENTER to set the desired Voltage setting and return to the Voltage display OR Press NEXT to abort and return to the main Satellite display. LHCP (18VDC). Continue pressing the UP/DOWN arrow key to toggle through the available forced * (star’ed) FEC rates. FEC AUTO AGC 1234 NID 0000 AGC 1234 2-9 . To manually update. Use the UP or DOWN arrow keys to scroll through the choices. Range of NID is 0000-FFFF (HEX).

DAC-2200 Operation Flowchart . Use the UP or DOWN arrow keys to increment or decrement the selected character to the desired value. the cursor to select a character. the cursor to select a character. the receiver will be in SCPC Mode. and move. and move.. and move. OR To EXIT . and move. the cursor to select a character. The mode selected effects the displays above. the cursor to select a character.SATELLITE menu From Ship Display on Page 1 Satellite SAT 101 W FREQ 1100 THRS 1234 NID 1234 To Antenna Display on Page 3 SAT 101. In DVB Mode “FREQ 1100 AGC 1234” will be displayed. In DVB Mode “BAUD 00000 AGC 1234” will be displayed. Use the UP or DOWN arrow keys to increment or decrement the selected character to the desired value. To EXIT OR Volt HORZ AGC 1234 Use the LEFT and RIGHT arrow keys to bring up. In SCPC Mode “kHz 0999 AGC 1234” will be displayed. the cursor to select a character. Use the LEFT and RIGHT arrow keys to bring up. To SAVE & Execute. Use the UP or DOWN arrow keys to increment or decrement the selected character to the desired value.Page 2 . and move. the cursor to select a character. See FEC setting below. and move. and move. To SAVE & Execute. Use the UP or DOWN arrow keys to increment or decrement the selected character to the desired value. To EXIT OR FREQ 1100 AGC 1234 Use the LEFT and RIGHT arrow keys to bring up... To SAVE & Execute. To EXIT OR THRS 1234 Use the LEFT and RIGHT arrow keys to bring up. Use the UP or DOWN arrow keys to increment or decrement the selected character to the desired value. In SCPC Mode “MHz 1111 AGC 1234” will be displayed. and move. To SAVE & Execute. See FEC setting below... the cursor to select a character.. To EXIT OR BAUD 00000 AGC 1234 To SAVE & Execute.. Use the UP or DOWN arrow keys to increment or decrement the selected character to the desired value. All other FEC rate settings are DVB Mode. the cursor to select a character. To EXIT OR NID 0000 AGC 1234 To SAVE & Execute.0 W Use the LEFT and RIGHT arrow keys to bring up. To EXIT OR Tone OFF AGC 1234 To SAVE & Execute. Use the LEFT and RIGHT arrow keys to bring up. Use the LEFT and RIGHT arrow keys to bring up. Use the UP or DOWN arrow keys to increment or decrement the selected character to the desired value. Use the UP or DOWN arrow keys to increment or decrement the selected character to the desired value.. If SCPC is selected. To EXIT OR FEC AUTO AGC 1234 Use the LEFT and RIGHT arrow keys to bring up. To SAVE & Execute.

Continue to move the cursor until the desired character to be edited is underscored (selected). Display AZ 123. This allows you to set a value to Target the antenna to and displays the current True Azimuth position of the antenna [the sum of ships heading (HDG) and antenna relative (REL) position reduced to 0-359. 4. Use the UP or DOWN arrow keys to increment or decrement the selected character. ANTENNA information menus.7 AGC 1234 REL 234.5. REL is a display of the antenna position relative to the bow of the ship and is used to set Radiation Hazard & Blockage Mapping points (see AZ LIMIT parameters). Sequentially pressing the desired arrow key will step the antenna in small individual increments.3.5 Operation Meaning Press the NEXT key until the Antenna menu is displayed. or right. LEFT or RIGHT arrow key to move the antenna in those respective directions. OR Press NEXT to abort and return to the main Antenna display. Use the UP or DOWN arrow keys to increment or decrement the selected character. turn Tracking OFF and press the UP. DOWN. Current IF signal level (AGC) is displayed to assist you in manually peaking EL for best signal level. 4.7 # AGC 1234 2-11 . press the LEFT or RIGHT arrow key to bring the cursor up under the character to the left. 6 or 8 are normal DishScan tracking signals.4 # AGC 1234 EL 056. To manually drive the antenna in elevation (assure that Tracking is OFF): DishScan tracking signals ( # ) will appear in the lower left of the display. of the decimal point respectively. or right. Continue to move the cursor until the desired character to be edited is underscored (selected). To manually update. OR Press NEXT to abort and return to the main Antenna display.4 EL 056.9 degrees]. Periodic 2. Press DOWN or ENTER to access the Elevation position entry mode. Press ENTER to target the antenna to the new Azimuth position and return to Azimuth display. This is the display of the current Antenna information. AZ 123. Press & Hold the desired arrow key to slew the antenna up or down in rapid steps. Periodic 2. To manually drive the antenna in azimuth (assure that Tracking is OFF): DishScan tracking signals ( # ) will appear in the lower left of the display. Current IF signal level (AGC) is displayed to assist you in manually peaking AZ for best signal level. 6 or 8 are normal DishScan tracking signals.DAC-2200 Antenna Control Unit 2. of the decimal point respectively. press the LEFT or RIGHT arrow key to bring the cursor up under the character to the left. To manually update. To manually move the antenna. Press ENTER to target the antenna to the new Elevation position and return to Elevation display. This allows you to set a value to Target the antenna to and displays the current Elevation angle of the antenna (0-90.0). Press ENTER to begin edit mode and access the Azimuth position entry mode.

To optimize.0-700. or manually adjust. Continue to move the cursor until the desired character to be edited is underscored (selected). Press ENTER to target the antenna to the new Relative position and return to Relative display. ranging from 020. To manually drive the antenna in Relative (assure that Tracking is OFF) and press the LEFT or RIGHT arrow key to bring the cursor up under the character to the left. UNWRAP should occur at REL 023. Press DOWN or ENTER to access the Polarization entry menu. This allows you to set a value to Target the antenna to and displays the current Relative azimuth position of the antenna.5 AGC 1234 POL 0000 AGC 1234 2-12 .0 & 697.0. with 360. of the decimal point respectively. OR Press NEXT to abort and return to the main Antenna display. polarization refer to the Setup and Maintenance sections of this manual REL 234. The REL position of the antenna is also used to set Radiation Hazard & Blockage Mapping points (AZ LIMIT 1 and AZ LIMIT 2).0.Operation DAC-2200 Antenna Control Unit Press DOWN or ENTER to access the Relative Azimuth position entry mode. Use the UP or DOWN arrow keys to increment or decrement the selected character. AutoPolarization is the DEFAULT method of polarization adjustment.0 indicating when antenna is pointed in-line with the bow. or right. REL is a diagnostic display of the antenna position relative to the bow of the ship.

7 AGC 1234 To Status Display on Page 4 Use the LEFT or RIGHT arrow keys to move the antenna Left (Down) or Right (Up) in Azimuth. the cursor to select a character.4 # AGC 1234 Use the LEFT and RIGHT arrow keys to bring up. the cursor to select a character.4 REL 234. the cursor to select a character.5 EL 056. AZ 123.. To SAVE & Execute. To EXIT OR . To EXIT OR REL 000.7 # AGC 1234 Use the LEFT and RIGHT arrow keys to bring up...0 AGC 1234 Use the LEFT and RIGHT arrow keys to bring up. and move. Use the UP or DOWN arrow keys to increment or decrement the selected character to the desired value.ANTENNA menu From Satellite Display on Page 2 Antenna AZ 123. and move.. Use the UP or DOWN arrow keys to increment or decrement the selected character to the desired value. Use the UP or DOWN arrow keys to increment or decrement the selected character to the desired value. the cursor to select a character. To EXIT OR POL 0000 AGC 1234 Use the LEFT and RIGHT arrow keys to bring up. and move. To SAVE & Execute. To SAVE & Execute. and move. To EXIT OR EL 056. To SAVE & Execute.DAC-2200 Operation Flowchart .Page 3 . Use the UP or DOWN arrow keys to move the antenna Up or Down in Elevation. Use the UP or DOWN arrow keys to increment or decrement the selected character to the desired value.

Use the DOWN arrow key (two times within 3 seconds) to toggle the BAND selection (Ku or C/X). When KuLo or C is selected the SW1 output is open (floating). This is the power-up display of the Master (ACU) and Remote (PCU) Model & Software Version(s) information. Use the UP arrow key to cause a manual SEARCH to begin (SEARCH 2 ON and the Search LED goes ON). To test the blockage output press the RIGHT arrow key to bring up and move the cursor to the far right.MASTER DAC-2200 VER 5.5 amps max) to control below decks band selection tone generators or coax switches. Then use the DOWN arrow key once to toggle between KuHi/KuLow OR C/X. Press the LEFT arrow key and then press the UP arrow key to turn the BLOCKED condition OFF and open on SW2.5 amps max) to control below decks dual antenna coax switches or TX inhibit control to a satellite modem for radiation hazard control or TX mute for FCC compliance.5.01 CONTROL TRACKING KuHi OFF DAC-2200 Antenna Control Unit Meaning Press the NEXT key until the Status menu is displayed. This function controls the logic output state of SW2 output terminal on the 25 pin Terminal Mounting Strip PCB. This is the display of the current Tracking information. If AZ Limits have been set to mask a blockage zone “BLOCKED” will appear at the end of the second line when the antenna is in the described blockage zone(s). When KuHi or X band is selected the SW1 output will be shorted to ground (current sink of 0. Display SEA TEL. Press the UP arrow to simulate BLOCKED condition and short on SW2. Band selection controls the local logic output state of SW1 output terminal on the 25 pin Terminal Mounting Strip PCB and remote C/Ku relays on the antenna pedestal.Operation 2. Status information menus. CONTROL SEARCH 2 OFF 2-14 .4.INC . Use the DOWN arrow key to stop a search (SEARCH 2 OFF and the Search LED goes OFF). Press the ENTER key once to display the Status – Tracking menu. When BLOCKED the SW2 output will be shorted to ground (current sink of 0. Press DOWN or ENTER to access the Status – Searching menu. Press ENTER to save and execute or press NEXT to abort and return to the main Status display. Use the Tracking or UP arrow key to toggle Tracking ON/OFF.

Error Code . LLLL . Pressing UP arrow key and then the ENTER key clears error count. This is typically used to indicate Temperature or EIRP readings from the antenna. RRRR .indicates the SUM of the discrete error(s) that have occurred. It does not indicate how many of a particular error have occurred. STATUS REMOTE AUX 0000 2-15 . Refer to your antenna manual. Press DOWN or ENTER to access the Status – Remote Aux menu.Comms Error Count .DAC-2200 Antenna Control Unit STATUS ERROR LLLL RRRR Operation Press DOWN or ENTER to access the Status – Error menu. 128 Satellite Out Of Range 64 Reserved for future use 32 Reserved for future use 16 Conscan Error 8 Pedestal Error 4 ACU-PCU Communication Failure 2 Wrong Synchro Converter Type 1 Gyro Read Error Refer to the Maintenance section of this manual for troubleshooting frequent or constant errors.Indicates the number of times that a Pedestal M&C communication message (between the ACU and PCU) was not received correctly. Occasional counts are normal but more than 10 per minute indicates a problem that needs attention (refer to Troubleshooting section). Diagnostic display of Remote auxiliary read. status code and extinguishes the Error LED.

Page 4 . To SAVE & Execute.STATUS Menu To Ship Display on Page 1 From Antenna Display on Page 3 Status SEA TEL INC . To SAVE & Execute.00 CONTROL TRACKING Ku OFF Use the LEFT and RIGHT arrow keys to scroll through the Tracking Band selections Ku Lo. Ku Hi. RRRR . Pressing UP arrow key clears error count.MASTER DAC-2200 VER 5.indicates the SUM of the discrete error(s) that have occurred. use the DOWN arrow to turn Tracking OFF.display (only). DLA and DSS. Typically used to display temperature of EIRP readings. Use the DOWN arrow key to turn search OFF. To EXIT OR STATUS REMOTE AUX 1234 Remote Auxiliary read diagnostic display.Comms Error Count . To SAVE & Execute. To EXIT OR STATUS ERROR LLLL RRRR LLLL . Use the Tracking button to toggle ON/OFF state OR use the UP arrow to turn Tracking ON. To EXIT OR CONTROL SEARCH 2 OFF Use the UP arrow key to turn expanding square search pattern ON. To SAVE & Execute.DAC-2200 Operation Flowchart .Error Code . status code and extinguishes the Error LED. To EXIT OR .

A 2 = DOWN. The internal tracking receiver settings must be set correctly and the EL STEP SIZE. Operation Access to the password protected system setup parameters is only required after installation or repairs of your antenna system. Internal Tracking Receiver settings The internal receiver settings must be correctly for either Tracking mode to be able to properly peak the antenna on the desired satellite. For C. 2. The display will indicate which band is selected. 2. When Tracking is turned OFF these commands indicate movement direction that is needed. a portion of the circle movement will have higher signal level than the rest of the circle. If the dish is slightly mispointed. Tracking must be turned ON to keep the antenna peaked on the satellite.6. as needed. The received signal is evaluated throughout each full circle rotation of the antenna to determine where the strongest signal level is and will issue the appropriate Azimuth and/or Elevation steps to the antenna. Tracking Operation You can toggle Tracking ON/OFF by simply pressing the Tracking key. DishScan will then issue a step in Azimuth. which continuously drives the antenna in a very small diameter circle at 60 RPM. called DishScan. and/or Elevation. 4 = LEFT. CAUTION: Improper setting of these parameters will cause your system to not to perform properly. AZ STEP SIZE and STEP INTEGRAL parameters will be set accordingly. Refer to the “Satellite” menu operation above. 6 = RIGHT and 8 = UP. SETUP Parameter display and entry menus. C/X and Ku Band Selections Band Selection must be set to the appropriate selection for Tracking to operate properly.6.6. 6 or 8) will be visible in the lower left corner of the display. 2-17 . DishScan Operation This system uses a variation of Conical scanning. the signal received (AGC) throughout each full circle will be equal. a RIGHT (Azimuth UP) step will be issued to the antenna]. 2. X and Ku band systems the pre-set tracking parameters for Conscan can be changed in the TRACKING window by pressing the DOWN arrow. 4. the DishScan commands (2. AZ STEP SIZE and STEP INTEGRAL parameters must all be set to 0000 for DishScan to operate properly. to move the antenna in the direction of the stronger signal.8. 60 times per minute. as DishScan drives the antenna through one circle rotation it will evaluate that the signal is slightly higher to the RIGHT. When you are in the AZIMUTH or ELEVATION entry menu. to maximize the level of the satellite signal being received. Tracking optimizes the pointing of the antenna. in very fine step increments. If the antenna is already perfectly pointed. Refer to the SETUP information in the Installation section of this manual. This also selection controls an External Tone Generator logic output on the Terminal Mounting Strip AND remote C/Ku coax relays mounted on Dual C / Dual Ku Antenna systems. The EL STEP SIZE. These parameters should only be changed by an authorized service technician.DAC-2200 Antenna Control Unit 2. [EXAMPLE: If the dish is mispointed slightly to the LEFT of the satellite peak.5. 2. but the commands will not be issued to the antenna to actually re-position it.5.7.6. therefore.6.

Water and excessive condensation promote rust & corrosion of the antenna pedestal. SEARCH LIMIT and SEARCH DELAY. the ACU will send a command to the PCU to drive the 24V DC motor drive on the feed to peak the polarization. Radome Assembly Operation When operating the system it is necessary that the radome access hatch. The system may be put into manual polarization mode for diagnostic and troubleshooting purposes (refer to your antenna manual). The search. salt water and wind from entering the radome. 2-18 . If the polarization of the feed is not properly peaked. Search is also affected by the Threshold and the internal receiver settings under the Satellite menu. Wind gusts will disturb the antenna pointing. pressing the DOWN key will stop a search. The size and direction of the movements are increased and reversed every other time resulting in an increasing spiral pattern as shown. This prevents rain.9. Auto-Polarization Operation Another feature of the ACU is auto-polarization. Searching Operation DAC-2200 Antenna Control Unit A search pattern will automatically be initiated when AGC falls below the current Threshold setting (indicates that satellite signal has been lost). 2. Search is terminated automatically when the AGC level exceeds the threshold value. While in the Searching window. be closed and secured in place at all times. or door.8. it’s pattern dimensions and timing are determined by the SETUP searching parameters SEARCH INC. Longitude and the Satellite Longitude.Searching menu and pressing the UP key. 2. There is no other operation of the radome.Operation 2. The ACU automatically calculates the required polarization angle for the feed every 2 seconds based on ship's Latitude. Search is conducted in a two-axis pattern consisting of alternate movements in azimuth and elevation (forming expanding square). There is no other operation required when the system is in auto-polarization mode.7. Search can be initiated manually by selecting the Status .

like a paint shed or a berth with a roof.1. the antenna will not be able to stay locked onto the satellite signal. When travelling outside this minimum signal coverage area. 3.753. If an object that is large and dense is positioned in the path of the signal from the satellite.2 Statute Miles directly above the equator. Rain Fade . Signal will be lost when the boat is housed inside an enclosure that the signal cannot penetrate. it will prevent sufficient signal from arriving at the dish. Focusing the signal into a narrower beam concentrates its energy over a smaller geographic area. buildings. Rain drops in the atmosphere reduce the signal from the satellite. The dish is actively driven to remain pointed at the satellite (toward the equator) so. When the amount of rain has decreased sufficiently. Satellite Basics The satellites are in orbit at an altitude of 22. There are several conditions that can cause a temporary loss of satellite signal. Basic System Information This section provides you with some additional information about the satellites you will be using. therefore. This makes it possible for you to use a smaller antenna size to receive that satellite signal. as the boat turns a mast or raised structure of your boat may become positioned between the satellite and the dish. cranes or other larger ships near your boat. these objects and the reception will be degraded or completely interrupted.75 GHz). Blockage . Blockage may also be caused by a person standing near the radome. some basics of your satellite antenna system and other equipment within your system configuration. The antenna system must be geographically located in an area where the signal level from the satellite meet.Blockage is loss due to an object in the path of the signal from the satellite to the dish. At these frequencies the signal from the satellite travels only in a straight line and is affected by weather changes in the atmosphere.1. They will interrupt services only as long as the cause of the loss persists. This limits the number of satellites that can be used and the geographic areas where the boat can travel where the signal level is expected to be strong enough to continue providing uninterrupted reception. The most common receive frequency bands are C-Band (3. For more information about you specific antenna. thereby increasing the signal level throughout that area of coverage. the antenna will re-acquire the satellite signal. The signal can not bend around.1. tall mountains. In weaker signal areas the effects would be more pronounced. Moving or rotating the boat to position the antenna where it has an unobstructed view to the desired satellite will restore the antennas’ ability to receive the satellite signal.1. bridges. The heavier the rain the higher the amount of signal loss. Their orbital velocity matches the Earth’s rotational speed. 3.7-4. the minimum satellite signal level required for your size of antenna (refer to your Antenna manual) to provide suitable reception.95-12. Signal level The level of the receive signal is dependant upon how powerful the transmission is and how wide the signal beam coverage area is. or penetrate through. 3-1 .2 GHz) and Ku-Band (10. or exceed. even within an area where the signal level is known to be adequate.Atmospheric conditions that may cause sufficient loss of signal level include rain. heavy fog and some solar activities (sun spot and flare activity). each appears to remain at a fixed position in the sky (as viewed from your location). snow. Frequencies Your antenna can be provided with the appropriate feed and LNB(s) to operate using Linear or Circular polarized satellite signals in a variety of frequency bands.2. The most common of these normal temporary losses are blockage and rain fade. refer to its manual. 3. In a strong signal area.DAC-2200 Antenna Control Unit Basic System Information 3. it is normal for the system to experience an interruption in its ability to provide the desired satellite services until entering (or re-entering) an area of adequate signal level (refer to the satellite footprint information below). When the amount of loss is high enough. rain fall of about four inches per hour will cause complete loss of signal. The most common of these is referred to as “rain fade”.

the antenna should be pointed generally toward the equator. Antenna Basics The following information is provided to explain some of the basic functions of the antenna: 3. Footprint charts graphically display the signal level expected to be received in different geographic locations within the area of coverage. require periodic adjustment of “polarization”. or when trying to acquire a satellite. the satellite signals will appear to be rotated clockwise or counter-clockwise from pure horizontal and vertical. Polarization adjustment is required to optimize the alignment of the LNB to match the angle of the signal from the satellite. 3. Heading and the longitude of the satellite. Refer to the satellite footprint information in Antenna manual. Circular reception does NOT require Polarization adjustment to optimize the reception. In the Northern Hemisphere.2.1. longitude. the signal strength is affected by weather (ie rain fade). or west.1. is required during stabilization. provided by the azimuth motor. however. tracking and unwrap operations of the antenna. It is important to know that in normal operation on a satellite. 3-2 . The signal will always be strongest in the center of the coverage area and weaker out toward the outer edges of the pattern. Azimuth The CW / CCW rotation of the antenna is known as Azimuth.Basic System Information 3. Your Antenna may be fitted with the correct feed assembly to operate with Linear (with linear LNB installed) OR Circular (with circular LNB installed) satellite transmissions. When the satellite is east or west of your longitude. the actual coverage area and signal level may vary. Satellite Polarization Satellites may transmit their signals in one of two different polarization modes. or greater than 180 degrees respectively.3. Azimuth drive. 3. Satellite Footprints DAC-2200 Antenna Control Unit The focused beam(s) from the satellites are normally aimed at the major land masses where there are large population centers.2. When checking for blockage you can visually look over the antenna radome toward the equator to see if any objects are in between the antenna and the satellite. the azimuth angle to the satellite will be 180 degrees true (relative to true north) if the satellite is at the same longitude that you are on. If the satellite is east. Also. it contains some of the footprint charts that are expected to be adequate for your antenna model to be used. The amount of rotation is dependent on how far east or Figure 3-1 Satellite Signal Polarization west the satellite is from you and how close you are to the Equator. If you are not able to find any satellites it may also be useful to remove the radome top to see if the dish is aimed in the correct direction (towards the equator). linear or circular. The actual azimuth pointing angle to the satellite is determined by your latitude.4. azimuth is driven in the opposite direction to remain pointed at the satellite. When you are on the same longitude as the satellite. The coverage areas are intended to be a guide to reception. Both horizontal and vertical signals from a satellite will appear to be rotated the same amount and are always perpendicular to each other.1. searching. When the boat turns. its’ horizontal and vertical signals will be purely aligned to your horizon. Horizontal and vertical linear polarized satellite transmissions. of your longitude the azimuth will be less than.

the elevation angle will be low when you are at high latitudes and will increase as you get closer to the equator. it is NOT necessary to readjust it as long as the boat remains in the same geographic area and stays on the same satellite. Once polarization adjustment has been optimized. Figure 3-2 Circular and Linear Polarization 3. or west. Elevation Basic System Information The antenna can be driven in elevation from 0 degrees (horizon) to 90 degrees (zenith). It also adjusts the polarization of the feed when changing from one satellite to another. Elevation drive.DAC-2200 Antenna Control Unit 3.2. In general. rolls or pitches under it. is required during stabilization. To accomplish this. Auto-Polarization makes small polarization adjustments periodically as the boat changes geographic locations by a significant amount of latitude and longitude. 3-3 . 3. If the satellite is east.2. If you have a linear polarization LNB installed.4. the elevation will be highest when the satellite is at the same longitude that you are on. Simply put. Antenna polarization If you have a circular polarization LNB installed. of your longitude the elevation angle will be lower. Stabilization The Sea Tel antennas are stabilized in all three axes of motion. Stabilization is the process of decoupling the ships’ motion from the antenna. provided by the elevation motor.3. you do not need to adjust the “polarization” of the antenna. The actual elevation pointing angle to the satellite is determined by your latitude & longitude and the longitude of the satellite.2. Elevation (EL) and Cross-Level (left-right tilt) are actively stabilized automatically by the PCU as part of its normal operation. this allows the antenna to remain pointed at the satellite while the boat turns.2. the Pedestal Control Unit (PCU) on the antenna pedestal assembly senses the motion and applies drive to the appropriate motor(s) in opposition to the sensed motion. searching and tracking operations of the antenna. the system should have been adjusted properly and set-up in Auto-Polarization mode. Refer to figure 3-1 above and note that from any given latitude. Azimuth (AZ).

Evaluation of this information is used to continuously make minor pointing corrections to keep the signal level “peaked” as part of normal operation. 3. 3. Unwrap vs Unlimited Azimuth Your antenna may have mechanical stops that limit its azimuth rotation. The Below-Decks Equipment (BDE) includes the Antenna Control Unit. It is normal for the satellite signal to be lost until the antenna completes unwrap and resumes tracking the satellite.2. and will have satellite receiver(s). Television Receive Only (TVRO) Systems are comprised of two major sections: The Above-Decks Equipment (ADE) is comprised of the Sea Tel antenna & radome assembly which is mounted outside. therefore. When searching for the selected satellite this receiver compares the present satellite ID to the targeted satellite ID code. do NOT require UNWRAP. Unwrap will occur when the boat continues turning far enough in one direction for it to be required. Multiplexer and all other ancillary communications equipment that is mounted in various locations throughout the interior of the ship. 3-4 . When properly setup.2.2. The Below-Decks Equipment (BDE) includes the Antenna Control Unit. on an upper deck location chosen for best satellite reception. Tracking The ACU actively optimizes the pointing of the dish for maximum signal reception. Components of the System Configuration The following text provides a basic functional overview of the system components and component interconnection as referred to in the System Block Diagram for your model antenna.7. refer to your Antenna manual. to stop searching (and begin tracking the desired satellite). 3.3.6. may include the optional Touch Screen Controller panel. This function is called UNWRAP.Basic System Information 3. Unlimited Azimuth antennas do not have mechanical stops in azimuth. on an upper deck location chosen for best satellite reception.5. Transmit/Receive (TXRX) Systems are also comprised of two major sections: The Above-Decks Equipment (ADE) is comprised of the Sea Tel antenna & radome assembly which is mounted outside. Tracking Receivers DAC-2200 Antenna Control Unit Satellite Identification Receiver . TV set(s) and all other ancillary equipment that is mounted in various locations throughout the interior of the ship. By rotating 360 degrees the azimuth position of the antenna will have returned to the previous position and will resume normal satellite tracking. may include the optional Touch Screen Controller panel.The Satellite Identification Receiver located in the Antenna Control Unit (ACU) is used to acquire. If you have the optional Touch Screen Controller (TSC-10) you can setup multiple “favorite satellites” and subsequently switch to different “favorite” satellite in two touches on the screen. the antenna will be driven 360 degrees away from that stop. This process is called tracking and is accomplished by continuously making small movements of the dish while monitoring the level of the received signal. the settings for the satellite are saved to expedite future acquisition of the desired satellite. This “unwinds” the cables that are routed through the pedestal assembly and repositions the antenna to a mid-point between the two stops. The system must have adequate satellite signal level. To find out if your antenna is unlimited or not. and will have satellite modem. identify and track a specific satellite by its unique hexadecimal ID code. The Antenna inside the radome has Transmit & Receive RF equipment mounted on it. If the ID code does not match the antenna will continue searching until the correct satellite is found. AND the matching NID. When the azimuth rotation is within 5 degrees of either mechanical stop.

Much of the ship. It allows you to setup several “favorite” Figure 3-4 TSC-10 Touch Screen Controller (OPTIONAL) satellites and switch from one to another in a single touch of the screen! All other functions of antenna setup. An external composite video input is displayed in an inset window. The ACU should be mounted in the front of the equipment rack where it is easily accessible. ships Gyro Compass and to the optional Touch Screen Controller (when included). Total power consumption will depend on the number of satellite receivers and television monitors used.3. antenna and status information can be viewed on the home display of the panel.1.3. satellite.3. Antenna Control Unit The Antenna Control Unit allows the operator to control and monitor the antenna pedestal with dedicated function buttons.3.2. This allows you to control the antenna from a user friendly SVGA graphic user interface panel. which can be expanded to full screen with a single touch. 3. The Terminal Mounting Strip is normally mounted on the rear of the equipment rack. weather or navigation displays). 3-5 . Figure 3-3 DAC-2200 Antenna Control Unit 3. computer. radome and interconnecting cables. Power Supply AC Voltage . satellite receivers and television monitors. Antenna ADE Assembly Basic System Information Refer to your Antenna manual for specific information about your antenna. The Antenna Control Unit is connected to the antenna. TSC-10 Touch Screen Controller (OPTIONAL) A Touch Screen Controller may be included in your configuration. The ACU and its Terminal Mounting Strip are normally mounted in a standard 19” equipment rack.3.4. LED’s and a 2 line display. Refer to the manuals for these devices for voltage and power consumption of each.DAC-2200 Antenna Control Unit 3. It is recommended that the antenna control panel be mounted near one of the Satellite Receiver locations where you can see the television screen while you are controlling the antenna. The video input (NTSC or PAL) can be from one of your satellite receivers or any other composite video source (ie. operation and even operator troubleshooting are also just a few touches away! 3.An appropriate source of AC Voltage will also be required for the ACU.

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Allow only an authorized dealer to install or service the your Sea Tel Television Receive Only System components.DAC-2200 Antenna Control Unit Installation 4.3. CAUTION . The installation of the Antenna Pedestal (ADE) is outlined in the Pedestal Installation and Operation manual and may already have been performed. 4-1 . Read this complete section before starting. Installation Below are basic steps to guide you in installing this equipment.3.2. install vents and/or fans to evacuate the heat. General Cautions & Warnings CAUTION .3. Site Survey Find the best location for the ACU and other Below Decks Equipment. The installation of the OPTIONAL Touch Screen Controller is outlined in the TSC-10 Installation and Operation manual and may already have been performed. Unauthorized installation or service can be dangerous and can invalidate the warranty.2. Assure that the Gyro Compass output is turned OFF when handling and connecting wiring to the Terminal Mounting Strip. Terminal Mounting Strip and base multiplexer panel.1. They should have sufficient cable to pull the equipment out of its mounting location and disconnect the cables attached to it. Preparing BDE Location Prepare the Rack (or other location) for the ACU. Inspect everything to assure that all materials have been received and are in good condition. 4. 4. If the mounting location is a closed space. The following instructions describe the installation procedures for installing the DAC-2200 Antenna Control Unit. There should be plenty of air space between units to allow heat to vent off of the equipment. Prepare the mounting locations for the other Below Decks Equipment throughout ship.3. 4. 4.1. 4. Preparing For The Installation Always prepare for the installation before you actually start.Electrical Shock Potentials exist on the Gyro Compass output lines. but you may choose to completed installation steps in a different order.3. Unpack Shipping Crates and Inspect / Inventory Unpack the crates. Assure that each piece of equipment is properly mounted. assure that the equipment will not be damaged by trapped heat. 4. Read the Installation Information Read the Installation section of the ACU and Antenna Pedestal manuals to be familiar with the installation of each.

Unwrapping or is mispointed 0. 4. You may wish to follow a different order of installation steps than is recommended in these manuals. SW2 . Connect the 9 pin ribbon cable from this PCB to J13 “NMEA” jack on the rear panel of the ACU.S2 and S3 screw terminals to connect the Synchro Gyro Compass to the ACU.5. 4. 4-2 . TB-2 Control Interface Connections. Mute the Transmit output of the Satellite Modem used in TX/RX antenna configurations when the antenna is positioned where people may be harmed by the transmit power emanating from the antenna (RF Radiation Hazard). The coax switches select which antenna is feeding signal to the matrix switch. Use the R1. 4.4.7. Refer to the System Block Diagram in your Antenna manual. Plan The Install DAC-2200 Antenna Control Unit Plan your installation.4. They are: CAUTION . This output is commonly used to drive: • • Dual Antenna Arbitrator coax switches in TVRO dual antenna configurations. • • TB-1 Synchro Gyro Compass Input. Terminal Mounting Strip (TMS) Connections There are several functional connections that may be made on the TMS connectors.3. This output will short to ground whenever the antenna is within the AZ LIMIT zone(s) or is Searching.Installation 4. 4. Install the ACU Install the Terminal Mounting Strip (TMS) Install the ACU in the front of the standard 19” equipment rack or other suitable location.3. Install the Base Multiplexer Panel Install the panel in the rear of the standard 19” equipment rack or other suitable location. The Installing Cables Installing appropriate cables from location to location. Targeting.5. S1. R2. Install the TMS in the rear of the standard 19” equipment rack or other suitable location. 4.Electrical Shock Potentials exist on the Gyro Compass output lines. but they are listed here for you to decide which ones you do need to make during the installation.The Blockage/TX Mute Control output is driven by Blockage and RF Radiation Hazard functions. You may not need to make all of these connections. Assure that the Gyro Compass output is turned OFF when handling and connecting wiring to the Terminal Mounting Strip. Connect the 25 pin ribbon cable from this PCB to J3 “Gyro Compass” jack on the rear panel of the ACU.5 degrees from satellite peak.8.

positive going voltage proportional to satellite signal input level and must be real-time in its response to antenna pointing. Be sure to properly retune the receiver frequency when you are finished testing the external input.222 TX Mute requirement). then change it to 78 or 79) and NID MUST be set to 0000.In NORMAL operation. AGC must be above Threshold AND external MODEM Lock input must be locked to Track the satellite. for band selection functions. To enable the external modem input you must include a 2 in the SYSTEM TYPE parameter (If your system type is presently 76 or 77. If you are tracking a satellite signal and the AGC is above threshold (Tracking light on solid) but the external AGC signal rises above 2. set the tuning frequency to 0000. or more. SW1 .Band Selection control output. and keep it muted until the antenna has been within 0. This input is NOT used for Tracking purposes. The tone generators are commonly used to provide band control of an Americas LNB.2 degrees of peak pointing to the satellite for a period of 5 seconds (FCC part 25.221 & 25. it is only used for satellite identification to acquire the correct satellite during search.DAC-2200 Antenna Control Unit Mute the Transmit output of the Satellite Modem used in TX/RX antenna configurations when the antenna is mispointed by 0. NOTE .5 volts for more than 20 seconds (external MODEM input UNLOCKED) the ACU will automatically retarget the selected satellite. an external diode will need to be installed across the modem signal and ground (Cathode to modem signal. [If you find the AGC reading for locked and unlocked conditions to be reversed you must add 128 to your current SYSTEM TYPE parameter].External AGC. Low voltage indicates modem lock.The input connections from the modem can be tested by selecting the external AGC input and monitoring the displayed value. Testing . • Tone generators are used to provide a 22 kHz tone. To select external AGC. input. The expected signal from the modem is 0VDC to +5VDC. External Modem Lock from a satellite modem is used as a positive ID that the antenna is on the desired satellite. high voltage indicates modem unlock. • • • • 4-3 . This output is used to control below decks tone generator(s). • External AGC input must be 0 to 5 Volts DC analog signal.5 degrees. or Modem Lock.The modem lock signal connects to EXT AGC and a ground reference from the modem connects to GND. Normally. Voltages up to +/. Operation .15 VDC can be used with addition of a resistor voltage divider to supply 0-5VDC into the ACU . Anode to ground). AGC readings below 2048 are considered a low condition and indicate modem lock and AGC readings above 2048 are considered a high condition and indicate modem unlock. AGC & GND . • Connections . Turn tracking OFF when checking the external AGC inputs. or coax switch(s). tone ON when hi band is desired and tone OFF selects low band. • Installation Coax switches might be used to select which signals are to be routed to the matrix switch. The band selection control output is driven by the band selected in the MODE – TRACKING display. An example of external components is show here.If the modem signal produces a negative voltage.

Installation • DAC-2200 Antenna Control Unit TB-3 Step-By-Step (SBS) Gyrocompass Input.screw terminals are used to provide GPS NMEA GPGGA output to a Satellite Modem used with Sea Tel Transmit/Receive (TX/RX) antennas. Use the COM. Connect the null modem cable between J11 on the rear panel of the ACU and the ASCII terminal or PC serial interface port (COM port). AC Power To The ACU Assure Power switch on the front panel of the ACU is turned OFF.screw terminals are commonly used to connect GPS (Latitude and Longitude) or Gyro Compass (Heading) NMEA inputs to the ACU J-13 communications port. no parity (9600 baud operation is available on the Aux Serial Board only by installing a jumper at D1). Electrical . RX+ and RX. B and C. • 4.1. 4. connect a cable between the AGC or TM output of the master receiver or modem and the terminals labeled “EXT AGC” and “ GND” TB2 of the Terminal Mounting Strip.13. Dual Antenna Arbitrator or other below decks tone generators or switches. 8 bits. 4.9.11. 4. B and C screw terminals to connect the SBS Gyrocompass to the ACU. 4.2. For external AGC. Connect AC Power cord to the ACU and to the AC Power outlet. 4-4 . a null modem cable as shown in drawing 116670 is required. Monitor And Control Connections The Monitor and Control port allows external control from a PC using a communications program such as HyperTerminal. +24V and GND screw terminals are commonly used to provide +24 VDC operating voltage to a GPS.12. TX+ and TX. 4. Some SBS Gyro distribution boxes have terminals which are labeled S1. Final Checks 4.Double check wiring connections Double check all your connections to assure that it is safe to energize the equipment. A. S2 & S3 instead of A.10.13. Set the terminal or PC to 4800 baud. The Monitor & Control computer connection to the ACU MUST be a null modem cable as shown on Sea Tel drawing 116670. TB-4 NMEA 9-pin PCB.13. AGC Tracking Connection Connect the IF Coax from one of the available outlets on the splitter or matrix switch to “RF IN” jack on the rear panel of the ACU. CAUTION: DC Voltage exists Aux Serial Port connectors that will damage your computer COM port. Visual inspection Do a visual inspection of your work to assure that everything is ready to proceed. The ACU is wired as a DTE device for direct connection to another DTE device such as a terminal or PC. Install Other BDE Equipment Install and connect the other below decks equipment.

After initialization. turn ACU Power ON. 4-5 .xx”. You will need to assure that the ACU is setup correctly and that the antenna acquires the correct satellite before you will be able to completely check all the satellite receivers for proper operation. Setup If your system includes the Touch Screen Controller.DAC-2200 Antenna Control Unit 4. Power-Up Installation Refer to the Antenna and Touch Screen Controller to complete installation of those items BEFORE turning the ACU Power ON. the bottom line of the remote display will display the antenna model number and the software version of the PCU (ie 4004 VER 1.14. About 10 seconds later the display will change to “SEA TEL – REMOTE and INITIALIZING”. refer to the Setup chapter in the TSC-10 manual to setup the ACU. This will apply DC Power to the antenna and it will begin Initializing. The ACU will initially display “SEA TEL – MASTER and DAC-2200 VER 5.15.xx). If not. Energize and check the other Below Decks Equipment to verify that all the equipment is operating. 4. When all equipment has been installed. refer to the Setup instructions in the next section of this manual to assure that the ACU settings and parameters are set correctly.

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Setup

5.

Setup

Below are basic steps to guide you in setting up the ACU. Assure that the Antenna Pedestal (ADE) has been properly installed. If your system includes the OPTIONAL Touch Screen Controller, refer to the Operation & Setup chapters in the TSC-10 manual to setup the ACU.

5.1.

Operator Settings

Refer to the Operation chapter of this manual to set the Ship information. Latitude and Longitude should automatically update when the GPS engine mounted on the antenna pedestal triangulates an accurate location, but you may enter this information manually to begin. You will have to enter the initial Heading of the ship, subsequently the Gyro Compass will then keep the ACU updated. Next, set the Satellite information. Longitude of the satellite you wish to use and the receiver settings for it are especially important. At this point you should be able to target the desired satellite. Continue with the setup steps below to optimize the parameters for your installation.

5.2.

Default Setup Parameters For Your Antenna

Refer to the Setup section of your antenna manual for the Default Setup Parameters which were entered into your ACU at the Factory. When your system was installed, your dealer will have changed some of these parameters so that the ACU will read your Gyro compass input properly, optimize azimuth and elevation targeting, optimize polarization and to assure that Tracking is in Conscan mode. In normal operation you should NOT need to change these parameters. CAUTION: Improper setting of these parameters will cause your system to not perform properly. If you need to set, or change, a parameter refer to the Flow-Charts and individual parameter setting information below to optimize you settings.

5.3.

SETUP Parameter display and entry menus.

Press and hold BOTH the LEFT and the RIGHT arrow keys for 6 seconds to access to the system setup parameters (at the EL TRIM selection). Press BOTH the LEFT and the RIGHT arrow keys momentarily to access to the system setup parameters (at the SAVE NEW PARAMETERS parameter). Access is only required after installation or repairs of your antenna system. These parameters should only be changed by an authorized service technician. Access is only required after installation or repairs of your antenna system. These parameters should only be changed by an authorized service technician. CAUTION: Improper setting of these parameters will cause your system to not perform properly. Also refer to the SETUP section of your Antenna manual.

5-1

DAC-2200 Setup Flowchart - Page 1
Setup (Page 1)
Press and HOLD both Setup keys for 6 seconds to enter Setup Mode.

To Operation Flowchart Page 4 - Status menu

SETUP EL TRIM

0000

Use the LEFT and RIGHT arrow keys to bring up, and move, the cursor to select a character.. Use the UP or DOWN arrow keys to increment or decrement the selected character to the desired value.

To SAVE & Execute.

To EXIT

OR

SETUP AZ TRIM

0000

Use the LEFT and RIGHT arrow keys to bring up, and move, the cursor to select a character.. Use the UP or DOWN arrow keys to increment or decrement the selected character to the desired value.

To SAVE & Execute.

To EXIT

OR

SETUP AGC THRES 0100

Use the LEFT and RIGHT arrow keys to bring up, and move, the cursor to select a character.. Use the UP or DOWN arrow keys to increment or decrement the selected character to the desired value.

To SAVE & Execute.

To EXIT

OR

SETUP EL STEP SIZE 0000

Use the LEFT and RIGHT arrow keys to bring up, and move, the cursor to select a character.. Use the UP or DOWN arrow keys to increment or decrement the selected character to the desired value.

To SAVE & Execute.

To EXIT

OR

SETUP AZ STEP SIZE 0000

Use the LEFT and RIGHT arrow keys to bring up, and move, the cursor to select a character.. Use the UP or DOWN arrow keys to increment or decrement the selected character to the desired value.

To SAVE & Execute.

To EXIT

OR

SETUP STEP INTEGRAL 0000

Use the LEFT and RIGHT arrow keys to bring up, and move, the cursor to select a character.. Use the UP or DOWN arrow keys to increment or decrement the selected character to the desired value.

To SAVE & Execute.

To EXIT

OR

SETUP SEARCH INCR

0010

Use the LEFT and RIGHT arrow keys to bring up, and move, the cursor to select a character.. Use the UP or DOWN arrow keys to increment or decrement the selected character to the desired value.

To SAVE & Execute.

To EXIT

OR

To/From Setup page 2

DAC-2200 Setup Flowchart - Page 2
To/From Setup page 1 To Operation Flowchart Page 4 - Status menu
Use the LEFT and RIGHT arrow keys to bring up, and move, the cursor to select a character.. Use the UP or DOWN arrow keys to increment or decrement the selected character to the desired value.

SETUP SEARCH LIMIT

0100

To SAVE & Execute.

To EXIT

OR

SETUP SEARCH DELAY 0030

Use the LEFT and RIGHT arrow keys to bring up, and move, the cursor to select a character.. Use the UP or DOWN arrow keys to increment or decrement the selected character to the desired value.

To SAVE & Execute.

To EXIT

OR

Blank Step
To EXIT

OR

SETUP SYSTEM TYPE 0005

Use the LEFT and RIGHT arrow keys to bring up, and move, the cursor to select a character.. Use the UP or DOWN arrow keys to increment or decrement the selected character to the desired value.

To SAVE & Execute.

To EXIT

OR

SETUP GYRO TYPE 0002

Use the LEFT and RIGHT arrow keys to bring up, and move, the cursor to select a character.. Use the UP or DOWN arrow keys to increment or decrement the selected character to the desired value.

To SAVE & Execute.

To EXIT

OR

SETUP POLANG TYPE 0072

Use the LEFT and RIGHT arrow keys to bring up, and move, the cursor to select a character.. Use the UP or DOWN arrow keys to increment or decrement the selected character to the desired value.

To SAVE & Execute.

To EXIT

OR

SETUP POL OFFSET 0030

Use the LEFT and RIGHT arrow keys to bring up, and move, the cursor to select a character.. Use the UP or DOWN arrow keys to increment or decrement the selected character to the desired value.

To SAVE & Execute.

To EXIT

OR

SETUP POL SCALE 0090

Use the LEFT and RIGHT arrow keys to bring up, and move, the cursor to select a character.. Use the UP or DOWN arrow keys to increment or decrement the selected character to the desired value.

To SAVE & Execute.

To EXIT

OR

To/From Setup page 3

the cursor to select a character. To EXIT OR Blank Step To EXIT OR SETUP SAVE NEW PARAMETERS Press the UP arrow and then press the ENTER key to save the parameters. To EXIT OR Blank Step To EXIT OR To/From Setup page 4 ... the cursor to select a character.DAC-2200 Setup Flowchart . the cursor to select a character. Use the UP or DOWN arrow keys to increment or decrement the selected character to the desired value.. Use the UP or DOWN arrow keys to increment or decrement the selected character to the desired value. To SAVE & Execute. the cursor to select a character. and move. and move. the cursor to select a character.Status menu Use the LEFT and RIGHT arrow keys to bring up. To EXIT OR SETUP 5V OFFSET 0000 Use the LEFT and RIGHT arrow keys to bring up. To SAVE & Execute. and move. Use the UP or DOWN arrow keys to increment or decrement the selected character to the desired value. SETUP AZ LIMIT 1 0000 To SAVE & Execute. Use the UP or DOWN arrow keys to increment or decrement the selected character to the desired value. To EXIT OR SETUP 5V SCALE 0000 Use the LEFT and RIGHT arrow keys to bring up.. To SAVE & Execute. To SAVE & Execute. and move. Use the UP or DOWN arrow keys to increment or decrement the selected character to the desired value..Page 3 To/From Setup page 2 To Operation Flowchart Page 4 . and move. To EXIT OR SETUP AZ LIMIT 2 0000 Use the LEFT and RIGHT arrow keys to bring up. To SAVE & Execute. To EXIT OR SETUP TX Polarity 2 Use the LEFT and RIGHT arrow keys to bring up. “Settings Saved” will be displayed.

Page 4 To/From Setup page 3 To Operation Flowchart Page 4 . To EXIT OR REMOTE UPLOAD Used to upload new software into the Pedestal Control Unit. To SAVE & Execute. To SAVE & Execute. refer to the troubleshooting section of the manual. To SAVE & Execute. To SAVE & Execute.Status menu REMOTE COMMAND Use to enter diagnostic commands. To EXIT OR REMOTE TILT Used to adjust the level cage to be level fore/ aft and left/right. Refer to the troubleshooting section of the manual.DAC-2200 Setup Flowchart . To EXIT OR REMOTE MONITOR Use to monitor diagnostic commands. To SAVE & Execute. refer to the troubleshooting section of the manual. Refer to the troubleshooting section of the manual. To EXIT . “Settings Saved” will be displayed. To EXIT OR REMOTE PARAMETERS Press the UP arrow and then press the ENTER key to save the parameters.

This will usually be around 100 counts (3 dB) for a typical antenna configuration. Offsets true azimuth display to compensate for installation alignment errors when used with Ships Gyro Compass input reference.1. Must be entered twice within 6 seconds. press the LEFT arrow key to bring the cursor up under the least significant character. Searches or Unwraps. Note the Peak “on satellite” AGC value. Calculate the Difference between Peak AGC and Noise Floor AGC. Searching or Unwrapping. Continue to move the cursor until the desired character to be edited is underscored (selected). To update: While in the EL TRIM sub-menu. The new AGC threshold is set to the average signal level input (approximate background noise level) plus the AUTO THRES offset value. therefore.Setup DAC-2200 Antenna Control Unit 5. Refer to “Optimizing Targeting” in the Setup section of your antenna manual. press the LEFT arrow key to bring the cursor up under the least significant character. When AUTO THRESHOLD is enabled. To manually update. Use the LEFT or RIGHT arrow key to move the cursor left or right to select other characters to modify. Minus values are entered by decrementing below zero.5. Then re-target the satellite several times to verify that targeting is now driving the antenna to a position that is within +/. the operator would have to manually enter a threshold value.0 degrees of where the satellite signal is located. Adjusts display to correct for antenna alignment errors or imbalances in the antenna system. EL or SAT). Press the UP or DOWN arrow key to increment or decrement the selected digit. To change the Automatic Threshold value OR manually set threshold. the DAC-2200 automatically re-sets the AGC tracking threshold whenever the antenna Targets (AZ. AUTO THRES should be set to 1/3 (to ½) of the Difference. AZ TRIM Azimuth trim offset. Use the UP or DOWN arrow keys to increment or decrement the selected character. Increase number to increase display. Continue with Azimuth trim. When you are finished modifying press ENTER to execute the new value OR press NEXT to abort and exit setup mode. press the LEFT arrow key to bring the cursor up under the ones digit.6. A setting of 0 disables auto threshold. approximately 30 counts/dB. then re-target the satellite several times to verify that targeting is now driving the antenna to a position that is within +/. When you are finished modifying press ENTER to execute the new value OR press NEXT to abort and exit setup mode. press the LEFT arrow key to bring the cursor up under the ones digit. Units are in pedestal step resolution and should be left at your antennas’ default value for Conscan or Step Track Tracking Mode. Threshold will be set to approximately 1100 while the antenna is targeting. Refer to your antenna manual. 5. 5. refer to the Setup Flowchart to key in and save the desired value. Continue to move the cursor until the desired character to be edited is underscored (selected). Use the UP or DOWN arrow keys to increment or decrement the selected character. move EL and note the “off satellite” (Noise Floor) AGC value. Use the LEFT or RIGHT arrow key to move the cursor left or right to select other characters to modify. AUTO THRES Sets offset of AGC tracking threshold above the average noise floor. Units are in A/D counts. 5. Does not affect REL azimuth reading. Press the UP or DOWN arrow key to increment or decrement the selected digit. Increase number to increase display. EL STEP SIZE Sets elevation Conscan sensitivity or the Step Track trial movement size. EL TRIM Elevation trim offset. When you are finished modifying press ENTER to execute the new value OR press NEXT to abort and exit setup mode. Refer to “Optimizing Targeting” in the Setup section of your antenna manual. EXAMPLE: If the Noise Floor off satellite is 1000 counts of AGC and Auto Threshold is set to 100. 5-6 . Minus values are entered by decrementing below zero.1.4.7. If you wish to change this parameter. To update: While in the AZ TRIM sub-menu. Use the LEFT or RIGHT arrow key to move the cursor left or right to select other characters to modify. To manually update.0 degrees of where the satellite signal is located.

SEARCH INC Sets size of search pattern increment. Use the UP or DOWN arrow keys to increment or decrement the selected character. 0000 disables the automatic search feature. press the LEFT arrow key to bring the cursor up under the least significant character. SEARCH LIMIT Sets the overall peak to peak size of the search pattern. Continue to move the cursor until the desired character to be edited is underscored (selected). press the LEFT arrow key to bring the cursor up under the least significant character. press the LEFT arrow key to bring the cursor up under the least significant character. Range is 0-255 seconds. 5. To manually update.10. 5. STEP INTEGRAL Sets the integration time for Tracking Mode. Use the UP or DOWN arrow keys to increment or decrement the selected character. Use the LEFT or RIGHT arrow key to move the cursor left or right to select other characters to modify. Units are in pedestal step resolution and should be left at your antennas’ default value for Conscan or Step Track Tracking Mode. Continue to move the cursor until the desired character to be edited is underscored (selected). Use the UP or DOWN arrow keys to increment or decrement the selected character. After you have optimized your Targeting (TRIM settings above) and have verified that you are able to accurately Target you may wish to reduce the size of the Search pattern to avoid Tracking on an adjacent satellite (ie set to 50% of its default value to only search half as far from your targeted position). Continue to move the cursor until the desired character to be edited is underscored (selected). SEARCH DELAY Sets the time-out for automatic initiation of a search after the signal level drops below threshold. Refer to your antenna manual. Refer to your antenna manual. press the LEFT arrow key to bring the cursor up under the least significant character. Use the LEFT or RIGHT arrow key to move the cursor left or right to select other characters to modify.8. Refer to your antenna manual.11. When you are finished modifying press ENTER to execute the new value OR press NEXT to abort and exit setup mode. Refer to your antenna manual. Continue to move the cursor until the desired character to be edited is underscored (selected).12. 5. When you are finished modifying press ENTER to execute the new value OR press NEXT to abort and exit setup mode. AZ STEP SIZE Sets azimuth Conscan sensitivity or the Step Track trial movement size. Units are in pedestal step resolution. Must be entered twice within 6 seconds To manually update.9. When you are finished modifying press ENTER to execute the new value OR press NEXT to abort and exit setup mode. When you are finished modifying press ENTER to execute the new value OR press NEXT to abort and exit setup mode. Use the UP or DOWN arrow keys to increment or decrement the selected character. Units are in processor timing cycles and should be left at your antennas’ default value for Conscan or Step Track Tracking Mode. Units are in pedestal step resolution (1/12 degree for xx04). The suggested setting is equal to 1/2 the 3dB beamwidth of your antenna. Use the LEFT or RIGHT arrow key to move the cursor left or right to select other characters to modify. To manually update. press the LEFT arrow key to bring the cursor up under the least significant character. To manually update. Use the UP or DOWN arrow keys to increment or decrement the selected character. 5. Use the LEFT or RIGHT arrow key to move the cursor left or right to select other characters to modify. To manually update. Units are in seconds. 5-7 .DAC-2200 Antenna Control Unit Setup Use the LEFT or RIGHT arrow key to move the cursor left or right to select other characters to modify. When you are finished modifying press ENTER to execute the new value OR press NEXT to abort and exit setup mode. Continue to move the cursor until the desired character to be edited is underscored (selected). 5.

POLANG TYPE Default setting is 0072 for Auto-Polarization mode.15. Refer to your antenna manual. 5. 5. Continue to move the cursor until the desired character to be edited is underscored (selected). Continue to move the cursor until the desired character to be edited is underscored (selected). Refer to your antenna manual. press the LEFT arrow key to bring the cursor up under the least significant character. When you are finished modifying press ENTER to execute the new value OR press NEXT to abort and exit setup mode. 362 for 360:1 Synchro with S/D Converter 360 for 360:1 Synchro with SBS Converter 90 for 90:1 Synchro with S/D Converter 36 for 36:1 Synchro with S/D Converter 2 for Step-By-Step gyro or NMEA gyro 1 for 1:1 Synchro with S/D Converter 0 for No Gyro (No Heading input available) To manually update. Continue to move the cursor until the desired character to be edited is underscored (selected). press the LEFT arrow key to bring the cursor up under the least significant character. Set to 0009 (Manual Polarization) for troubleshooting or polarization alignment purposes OR if you desire to manually adjust the polarization of the feed as the ship travels.Setup DAC-2200 Antenna Control Unit Use the LEFT or RIGHT arrow key to move the cursor left or right to select other characters to modify. If the feed is not properly oriented. This automatically adjusts the polarization of the feed by calculating the required polarization angle for the feed every 2 seconds based on ship's Latitude. the DAC-2200 will send a command to the PCU to adjust the feed. When you are finished modifying press ENTER to execute the new value OR press NEXT to abort and exit setup mode. Use the UP or DOWN arrow keys to increment or decrement the selected character. The system will function with all 24V DC motor driven feeds assemblies. Use the UP or DOWN arrow keys to increment or decrement the selected character. 128 Reverse External Modem Lock input polarity (logic hi = lock) 64 Enables LNB voltage output 32 Display Relative in the Azimuth entry display 16 Reverse blockage output logic (blocked=hi) 8 Enable AFC in NBIF Mode 4 Auto SAT load after SEARCH failure 2 Enable External Modem Lock Input (logic low = lock) 1 Auto SAT load on “hot” RESET and ACU Power-Up To manually update. Longitude and the Satellite Longitude.14. GYRO TYPE Selects the type of gyro compass interface for ship turning compensation. When you are finished modifying press ENTER to execute the new value OR press NEXT to abort and exit setup mode. press the LEFT arrow key to bring the cursor up under the least significant character. 5. Use the UP or DOWN arrow keys to increment or decrement the selected character. Use the LEFT or RIGHT arrow key to move the cursor left or right to select other characters to modify. To manually update. SYSTEM TYPE Selects system options according to the following table. 5-8 . Add together all the desired options to determine the proper entry. Use the LEFT or RIGHT arrow key to move the cursor left or right to select other characters to modify.13.

5 Amp. The lower and upper limits are user programmable and are stored in NVRAM within the ACU parameter list. “RF Radiation Hazard” or “FCC TX Mute” logic output. even if it is numerically larger). To manually update. 5-9 . tracking and the SW2 logic contact closure will open. 2 3 “BLOCKED” will be displayed in the TRACKING window wherever the antenna is inside one of the zones. Pressing the 5 key when the TRACKING window is selected can simulate a manual BLOCKED condition to test SW2 logic output. The ACU provides a contact closure to ground on the SW2 terminal of the Terminal Mounting Strip when the antenna is pointed within any one of the blockage/hazard zones or the system is searching. Refer to Optimizing Auto-Polarization in the setup section of your antenna manual. Timeout and re-target will continue until the satellite is re-acquired and tracking can resume. If you enter the two relative points incorrectly. The contact closure is a transistor switch with a current sinking capability of 0. When you are finished modifying press ENTER to execute the new value OR press NEXT to abort and exit setup mode.18. POL OFFSET CCW 24V Polang pot position reference.DAC-2200 Antenna Control Unit Setup Use the LEFT or RIGHT arrow key to move the cursor left or right to select other characters to modify. unwrapping or is mis-pointed by 0. Each increment equals one degree of polarization rotation (0038 = +8 degrees). and signal is lost. 5. When the antenna exits the zone it will be on satellite. 5. This Switch output provides a “Blocked”. targeting. CAUTION: The Lower Relative AZ limit is the more counter-clockwise of the two points (even if it is numerically larger) and the Upper Relative AZ limit is the more clockwise of the two points. 5.5 degrees or more (FCC TX Mute function for Transmit/Receive systems only). Radiation Hazard and Blockage Mapping (AZ LIMIT parameters) The ACU can be programmed with relative azimuth sectors (zone) where blockage exists or where transmit power would endanger personnel who are frequently in that area. When you are finished modifying press ENTER to execute the new value OR press NEXT to abort and exit setup mode. Use the LEFT or RIGHT arrow key to move the cursor left or right to select other characters to modify. press the LEFT arrow key to bring the cursor up under the least significant character. When the AGC value drops below Threshold the antenna will wait “Search Delay” parameter amount of time and then re-target the satellite you targeted last. Leave at factory default (0090). AZ LIMIT 2 is the Upper Relative AZ limit (the more clockwise of the two points) for pattern mapping of ZONE 1. decrement below 30 for minus polarization (0022 = -8 degrees). When used as simple “BLOCKED” logic output for a single Sea Tel antenna. A contact closure to ground (or an open if the blockage logic is reversed – See SYSTEM TYPE 16 value) is provided on the SW2 terminal of the Terminal Mounting Strip. May be incremented to adjust polarization while in Auto-Pol mode to optimize cross-pol isolation. When the AZ LIMIT parameters are set to create this ZONE. UP arrow key is pressed to turn the simulated blocked condition OFF.17.16. Tracking and Searching will be adversely affected. this output could be used to light a remote LED and/or sound a buzzer to alert someone that the antenna is blocked. Continue to move the cursor until the desired character to be edited is underscored (selected). AZ LIMIT 1 is the Lower Relative AZ limit (this is the more counter-clockwise of the two points. several things happen when the antenna is within one of the zones: 1 Tracking continues as long as the AGC value is greater than the Threshold value. POL SCALE 90 degree 24V Polang pot motion scale factor. Use the UP or DOWN arrow keys to increment or decrement the selected character.

Use the LEFT or RIGHT arrow key to move the cursor left or right to select other characters to modify. Use the UP or DOWN arrow keys to increment or decrement the selected character. When you are finished modifying press ENTER to execute the new value OR press NEXT to abort and exit setup mode. Refer to the previous information. The default output is contact closure to ground when the antenna is mis-pointed. Continue to move the cursor until the desired character to be edited is underscored (selected). only the mast forward does. Elevation of the antenna in normal use also must be taken into consideration. In this example the Stack does NOT block the satellite. In this example zone 1 is caused by the mast. A Mast or other structure may cause blockage at low elevation angles. AZ LIMIT 2 AZ LIMIT 2 is the Upper Relative AZ limit for pattern blockage mapping. Multiply these Relative positions by 10. or RF Radiation Hazard. exists. Enter the beginning of the first blockage region as AZ LIMIT 1 and the end of the region (clockwise direction from AZ LIMIT 1) as AZ LIMIT 2 parameters in the ACU. When the mute condition is due to antenna mis-pointing. 5. press the LEFT arrow key to bring the cursor up under the least significant character. EXAMPLE 1 . This may be done by monitoring the received signal level and the REL display readings while the ship turns or by graphing the expected blockage pattern. Only zones which are needed should be mapped (in AZ LIMIT pairs). All unneeded zone AZ LIMIT pairs must be set to 0000. therefore provides a ground to “Mute” the satellite modem on the SW2 terminal of the Terminal Mounting Strip.19. To manually update. this output could be used to suppress RF transmissions while the antenna is pointed where people would be harmed by the transmitted microwave RF power output. it will not un-mute until the pointing error of the antenna is within 0. A mast is forward and an engine exhaust stack is aft. this output could be used to suppress RF transmissions whenever the antenna is mis-pointed 0. In unlimited antenna systems the Relative position of the antenna must have been calibrated by properly setting the Home Flag Offset (HFO) value in the PCU. searching. The HFO calibrates Relative to be 0000 when the antenna is pointed in-line with the bow of the boat/ship (parallel to the bow). targeting or unwrapping. When used as simple “RF Radiation Hazard” logic output for a single Sea Tel TXRX antenna. and vice versa.2 degrees. is blocked. When used for “FCC TX Mute” logic output for a single Sea Tel TXRX antenna. The SW2 output would be interfaced to the satellite modem to disable the TX output signal from the Satellite TXRX Modem whenever the antenna is within the RF Radiation Hazard zone(s). press the LEFT arrow key to bring the cursor up under the least significant character. Convert the relative readings to AZ LIMIT values by multiplying by 10.One blockage Zone: A ship has a Sea Tel antenna mounted on the center line of the ship. Up to three zones may be mapped. zone 2 and zone 3 are not needed: ZONE 1 begins (AZ LIMIT 1) at 352 degrees Relative and ends (AZ LIMIT 2) at 8 degrees Relative. If your satellite modem requires an open to “Mute”. Programming instructions: Determine the Relative AZ positions where blockage. refer to SYSTEM TYPE parameter 16 value to reverse the output logic from the ACU.5 degrees or more. 5-10 . To manually update. Enter AZ LIMIT 1 value of 3520 and AZ LIMIT 2 value of 0080. this logic output(s) is used to control Dual Antenna Arbitrator panel of coax switch (or switches) to switch the source inputs to the matrix switch from Antenna “A” to Antenna “B”. The SW2 output would be interfaced to the satellite modem to disable/mute the TX output signal from the Satellite TXRX Modem. but may not cause blockage when the antenna is at higher elevation angles.Setup DAC-2200 Antenna Control Unit In a “Dual Antenna” installation.

Refer to your antenna manual. 5V SCALE (Not in current software) 90 degree 5V Polang servo motion scale factor.23. TX Polarity (Not used in TVRO systems) Selects TX polarity override to disable Polang selection and coordinate TX polarities. Use the LEFT or RIGHT arrow key to move the cursor left or right to select other characters to modify. 5.26. Press UP/DOWN arrow to adjust tilt forward and back. 5.20. A “Parameters Saved” message will be displayed. Use the LEFT or RIGHT arrow key to move the cursor left or right to select other characters to modify. Continue to move the cursor until the desired character to be edited is underscored (selected). 5. 5. Refer to your antenna manual. REMOTE COMMAND Use to enter diagnostic commands to the PCU.22. When you are finished modifying press ENTER to execute the new value OR press NEXT to abort and exit setup mode.DAC-2200 Antenna Control Unit Setup Continue to move the cursor until the desired character to be edited is underscored (selected). REMOTE MONITOR Use to monitor the results of a diagnostic command which was sent to the PCU. press the LEFT arrow key to bring the cursor up under the least significant character. 0 Indicates no TX polarity override 2 (Default) Indicates Vertical desired TX polarity 4 Indicates Horizontal desired TX polarity To manually update. REMOTE TILT Allows easy access to the tilt adjustment commands.24. press the LEFT arrow key to bring the cursor up under the least significant character. Refer to your antenna manual. Use the UP or DOWN arrow keys to increment or decrement the selected character.25. When you are finished modifying press ENTER to execute the new value OR press NEXT to abort and exit setup mode. When you are finished modifying press ENTER to execute the new value OR press NEXT to abort and exit setup mode. Use the LEFT or RIGHT arrow key to move the cursor left or right to select other characters to modify. 5V OFFSET (Not in current software) CCW 5v Polang servo position reference. Refer to your antenna manual. 5. 5. Continue to move the cursor until the desired character to be edited is underscored (selected). Use the UP or DOWN arrow keys to increment or decrement the selected character. press the LEFT arrow key to bring the cursor up under the least significant character. Continue to move the cursor until the desired character to be edited is underscored (selected). To manually update. 5-11 . 5.21. Press LEFT or RIGHT arrow bring up the cursor and begin adjustment. they will still be effective but will be lost when power is removed or when the RESET is pressed. To manually update. Refer to your antenna manual. Use the UP or DOWN arrow keys to increment or decrement the selected character. SAVE NEW PARAMETERS Press RIGHT arrow and then press ENTER to save any recent changes in NVRAM for permanent storage. Use the LEFT or RIGHT arrow key to move the cursor left or right to select other characters to modify. Use the UP or DOWN arrow keys to increment or decrement the selected character. If changes are made and not stored. When you are finished modifying press ENTER to execute the new value OR press NEXT to abort and exit setup mode.

REMOTE PARAMETERS Allows easy access to the save remote parameters command sequence.28. 5.Setup DAC-2200 Antenna Control Unit Press LEFT/RIGHT to adjust the tilt left and right. (You must save the new tilt settings using the REMOTE PARAMETERS function below. Press RIGHT arrow and then press ENTER to save the parameters in the remote PCU's NVRAM. A “Parameters Saved” message will be displayed.27. 5. REMOTE UPLOAD Used to upload new software into PCU. 5-12 . Press ENTER to restore normal system operation.

loosen the mooring lines enough to allow the ship to turn a few degrees at the pier. Satellite. Press the UP arrow key repeatedly and verify that the antenna moves up in elevation. 6. Press ENTER to access edit mode and view the current Latitude value. Antenna and Status menu displays. This verifies that the antenna moves in the correct response to the keys.4. If not already ON. Wait 10 seconds for the display to change to "SEA TEL INC . refer to the Troubleshooting Section of this manual. 6. Monitor the Heading value to verify that the display changes in the correct response to the Gyro Compass input (Heading value should always be exactly the same as the Gyro Compass repeater value).. This verifies that the Heading display is actually following the Ships Gyro Compass. Press the LEFT arrow key repeatedly and verify that the antenna moves down in azimuth. 2 If the boat is NOT underway. The display should immediately show a latitude value one degree higher. press UP and then hit ENTER. If the display shows "REMOTE INITIALIZING” wait for approximately 2 minutes for the antenna to complete initialization and report the Antenna Model and PCU software version. 6. 2 3 Press the LEFT arrow key to bring the cursor up under the ones digit. but then will be overwritten within several seconds (back to the previous value) by the GPS engine.5. This test does not need to be repeated in the Longitude menu.3. monitor the Heading value to verify that the display changes in the correct response to the Gyro Compass input (Heading value should always be exactly the same as the Gyro Compass repeater value). This verifies that the displays change in the correct response to the keys.2.1. (OPTIONAL) TSC-10 Touch Screen Controller Checks ACU / Antenna System Check 1 Press RESET on the ACU front panel to initialize the system. Refer to the functional testing chapter of the TSC-10 manual for check to perform.DAC-2200 Antenna Control Unit Functional Testing 6. Turn ON the Power switch on the front panel of the ACU. Functional Testing 6. Press the RIGHT arrow key repeatedly and verify that the antenna moves up in azimuth. Verify the display shows "SEA TEL INC . If the boat is underway. Latitude/Longitude Auto-Update check 1 Press the NEXT key repeatedly to display the Ship menu. 2 3 4 5 Press the Tracking key to toggle Tracking OFF. If “REMOTE NOT RESPONDING" is displayed. 2 Press the NEXT key repeatedly to display the Ship. Ship Heading – Gyro Compass Following Check 1 Press the NEXT key repeatedly to display the Ship menu. Azimuth & Elevation Drive 1 Press the NEXT key several times to display the Antenna menu. This verifies that the GPS position information is automatically updating. Press the DOWN arrow key repeatedly and verify that the antenna moves down in elevation. 6-1 .MASTER" and the ACU software version number. 6.REMOTE" and the PCU software version number.

This logic output control signal is used for: • When used as simple “BLOCKED” logic output for a single Sea Tel antenna. When the mute condition is due to antenna mis-pointing. and vice versa. 3 4 5 6. refer to SYSTEM TYPE parameter 16 value to reverse the output logic from the ACU. • When used as simple “RF Radiation Hazard” logic output for a single Sea Tel TXRX antenna.2 degrees. Note the current peak ACG value. The contact closure is a transistor switch with a current sinking capability of 0. Blockage Condition Test Blockage output function is used to modify the behavior of Tracking and Searching when there is a known blockage zone. Press the NEXT key several times to display the Antenna menu. this logic output(s) is used to control Dual Antenna Arbitrator panel of coax switches to switch the source inputs to the matrix switch from Antenna “A” to Antenna “B”. press the UP arrow key repeatedly to move the antenna up in elevation until AGC falls about 100 counts. it will not un-mute until the pointing error of the antenna is within 0. • When used for “FCC TX Mute” logic output for a single Sea Tel TXRX antenna. that Tracking is signaling correctly and that the Tracking commands are being carried out (antenna drives to peak).5 Amp. targeting or unwrapping. Press the Tracking key to toggle Tracking OFF. targeting.5 degrees or more (FCC TX Mute function for Transmit/Receive systems only). The ACU provides a contact closure to ground on the SW2 terminal of the Terminal Mounting Strip when the antenna is pointed within any one of the blockage/hazard zones or the system is searching. press the DOWN arrow key repeatedly to move the antenna down in elevation until AGC falls about 100 counts.5 degrees or more.Functional Testing 6. 6-2 . To Test the blockage function: 1 2 Press the NEXT key until you are at the Status menu. The SW2 output would be interfaced to the satellite modem to disable the TX output signal from the Satellite TXRX Modem whenever the antenna is within the RF Radiation Hazard zone(s). therefore provides a ground to “Mute” the satellite modem on the SW2 terminal of the Terminal Mounting Strip. Turn Tracking ON and verify that the antenna moves back up in elevation and that the AGC rises to its’ previous high value. Press the RIGHT arrow key to bring up and move the cursor to the far right. Press the Tracking key to toggle Tracking OFF.6. this output could be used to suppress RF transmissions while the antenna is pointed where people would be harmed by the transmitted microwave RF power output. BLOCKED will appear in the Tracking display. Turn Tracking ON and verify that the antenna moves back down in elevation and that the AGC rises to its’ previous high value. Press the Tracking key to toggle Tracking OFF. Turn Tracking ON and verify that the antenna moves back up in azimuth and that the AGC rises to its’ previous high value. Note the current peak ACG value. • In a “Dual Antenna” installation. searching. Turn Tracking ON and verify that the antenna moves back down in azimuth and that the AGC rises to its’ previous high value.7. press the LEFT arrow key repeatedly to move the antenna down in azimuth until AGC falls about 100 counts. Four Quadrant Tracking Test 1 2 DAC-2200 Antenna Control Unit This verifies that the antenna moves in the correct response to the keys. is blocked. Note the current peak ACG value. The SW2 output would be interfaced to the satellite modem to disable/mute the TX output signal from the Satellite TXRX Modem. this output could be used to suppress RF transmissions whenever the antenna is mis-pointed 0. Press the Tracking key to toggle Tracking OFF. If your satellite modem requires an open to “Mute”. Press ENTER to access the Tracking menu. The default output is contact closure to ground when the antenna is mis-pointed. Press the UP arrow to simulate a manual BLOCKED condition. press the RIGHT arrow key repeatedly to move the antenna up in azimuth until AGC falls about 100 counts. and signal is lost. this output could be used to light a remote LED and/or sound a buzzer to alert someone that the antenna is blocked. unwrapping or is mis-pointed by 0. Note the current peak ACG value.

Verify that SW2 terminal is open circuit (or ground if you have logic reversed) and that the external alarms deactivate OR the Satellite Modem TX is un-muted.DAC-2200 Antenna Control Unit 3 4 5 Functional Testing Verify that SW2 terminal shorts to ground (or open circuit if you have SYSTEM TYPE configured to reverse the output logic) and that the external alarms actuate OR the Dual Antenna Arbitrator coax switches toggle (if antenna B is not blocked) OR the Satellite Modem TX is disabled/muted. Press the LEFT arrow key and then press the UP arrow key to turn the simulated blocked condition OFF. The Dual Antenna Arbitrator coax switches should not toggle until you manually block Antenna B ACU. 6-3 . 6. BLOCKED will disappear from the Tracking display. Check ACU Parameters Assure that the parameters are set correctly (you may wish to record them).8.

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Assure that the Gyro Compass output is turned OFF when handling and connecting wiring to the Terminal Mounting Strip. DAC-2200 display is blank This indicates no power to the internal electronics.2. CAUTION .1. Check the cables on the rear panel of the ACU to assure they are properly connected. One at a time disconnect (and check display status) the cables plugged into J1 M&C.Allow only an authorized dealer to install or service your Sea Tel System components. Power Cord and internal power supply fuses. then J_ Gyro Compass to see if one of these cables is shorting the ACU Power. accomplish the Operator Testing and Troubleshooting in the Diagnostics screens. Troubleshooting The ACU If the OPTIONAL Touch Screen Controller is included in your system. wiring diagrams and assembly drawings to aid in diagnosing any type of failure. Refer to the Drawings section of this manual. Following the problems are suggestions of where to start looking to solve the problem. Maintenance & Troubleshooting Below are the common adjustments. Call your dealer to report this failure and arrange for repair service. Verify that the SETUP PARAMETERS are set correctly (refer to the Setup section of this manual). the Antenna manual and (if included) the Touch Screen Controller manual for any/all pertinent block diagrams. Check the AC line voltage. with most Gyro Compass types you MUST enter the beginning Heading value EVERY time you power-up the ACU. Assure that the front panel Power switch is ON. schematics. 7. Unauthorized installation or service can be dangerous and can invalidate the warranty. 7-1 .DAC-2200 Antenna Control Unit Maintenance & Troubleshooting 7.2. 7. use the Diagnostics section on the panel to guide you through initial testing and troubleshooting of the system. then J_ NMEA. before you will be able to retarget your desired satellite.Electrical Shock Potentials exist on the Gyro Compass output lines.1. If your system includes the OPTIONAL TSC-10 Touch Screen Controller. The following paragraphs list the problems you might encounter when performing the functional checkout steps in the previous section of this manual. 7. Try pressing RESET first and then in some cases you may want to turn Power OFF for a short period of time then turn it back ON to see if that restores normal operation. Remember. maintenance and troubleshooting that may be required in the lifetime of your system. General Cautions & Warnings CAUTION .

DAC-2200 Status displays "REMOTE NOT RESPONDING" This indicates a problem in the Antenna Control coax cable or communications modems in the ACU and/or Antenna PCU. If the ERROR LED illuminates again.Heading display is different from the actual Gyro heading. Read between S1 and S2. the problem is in the 4 connections to A.Electrical Shock Potentials exist on the Gyro Compass output lines. If the direction is correct but the heading is incorrect go to step C. B. If it moves but in the wrong direction (even if it does not display the correct heading) go to step 2. IF it is illuminated. Determine the type of gyro compass that is used on the ship. put in the correct ship's heading again and verify that the display reading now follows the Gyro heading. if it has moved in the opposite direction then reverse connections A and B. The voltage level will change as the ship turns. 7. If one reading is very close to 0 volts wait until the ship has made a major change in heading and then check voltage again. STEP-BY-STEP 1 Verify that the GYRO TYPE parameter is set correctly. compare the new gyro heading with the reading on the display. If it moves in the correct direction but does not display the correct heading go to step 3.3. access the Heading entry menu and key in the correct heading value (refer to the operation Ship menu section). Each reading should either be near zero or 35 to 70 VDC. The ship's heading display does not indicate the correct heading. They should all read between 0 and 90 VAC. Press RESET on the front panel. If it does not move at all go to step 1. 3 4 5 Check the connections to the Terminal Mounting Strip and to the ACU. Measure the voltage between COMMON and A. 7. Caution: there is 90 VAC between them! Verify that when the ship changes direction the display shows change in the same direction. S1. If the reading is still very low there is a problem in the line between the gyro repeater and the ACU or a problem in the gyro repeater itself. 1 The Ships Heading display does not change when the ship changes direction. C and COMMON. Troubleshooting Ships Gyro Compass problems Ships Heading display does not follow ships movement and/or you are getting frequent or constant ERROR CODE 0001. this indicates that an error was detected in the Step-By-Step input.3. Reset the ACU. If the Ship . 2 Observe the ERROR LED on the FRONT panel. The gyro compass connects to the Terminal Mounting Strip on TB3 R1. Note the reading.2. CAUTION .2. check the repeater fuses.3.1. After the ship has turned more than one degree. assure that the GYRO TYPE parameter is set correctly (refer to the setup section of this manual) and then proceed to the step that lists the troubleshooting for the correct type of Gyro Compass Signal.Maintenance & Troubleshooting DAC-2200 Antenna Control Unit 7. S2 and S3 and finally S3 and S1. If the display is off by 60. call your dealer to report this failure and arrange for repair service. Switch the secondary leads S1 and S2. 7. Using a multimeter read between R1 and R2. R2. 1:1 SYNCHRO Observe the ship's heading display on the ACU. Assure that the Gyro Compass output is turned OFF when handling and connecting wiring to the Terminal Mounting Strip. The display changes in the direction opposite of the movement of the ship. and C. S2 and S3. If the connections are good. 180 7-2 2 3 . B. If all three are zero.2. It should read 115 VAC. Compare its movement with that of the ship. If some read negative and some read positive or if one reads an intermediate values the COMMON terminal is not properly connected. If it does not then a fuse is blown at the gyro repeater or there is an open between the repeater and the ACU. Check the Antenna Control Cable connections at the J4 “Antenna” jack on the rear of the ACU and at the antenna pedestal inside the radome.

and S3 to S1).3. Verify that the ship's heading is correct. Reverse R1 and R2 and recheck the heading display. 7.4. Key in the correct heading using the numeric keys and press ENTER. 2 3 7. This action will offset the display by 120 degrees. 1 The Ships Heading display does not change when the ship changes direction. The gyro compass connects to the Terminal Mounting Strip on TB3. you will need to re-evaluate the elevation trim if the antenna has been rebalanced. S2 and S3. this indicates that S1. 360:1 Synchro Observe the ship's heading display on the ACU. If one reading is very close to 0 volts wait until the ship has made a major change in heading and then check voltage again. R2. You may correct the displayed positions to optimize targeting by following the procedure described in the Maintenance section of your antenna pedestal manual. If the reading is still very low there is a problem in the line between the gyro repeater and the ACU or a problem in the gyro repeater itself.3. Note their positions and carefully move the connections one position over (S1 to S2. If it moves in the correct direction but does not display the correct heading go to step 3. Read between S1 and S2. However. the EL & AZ TRIM parameters need to optimized. The is because the targeted positions may be different than the calculated look angles due to mechanical installation or antenna alignment offsets. S2 and S3 and finally S3 and S1.R1.0 degrees of the satellite actual Elevation and Azimuth location of the desired satellite. S1. If the display is off by 120 or 240 degrees. If it does not move at all go to step 1. It should read 115 VAC. If it moves but in the wrong direction (even if it does not display the correct heading) go to step 2. Display Offsets / Optimizing Targeting If the antenna does not target to within +/. S2 and S3 are in the right order but off by one place. Switch the secondary leads S1 and S2. 7-3 . select the HDG function in the SHIP display mode by pressing the SHIP key 4 times.1. If not move all three leads one more time in the same direction as last time. The voltage level will change as the ship turns. Assure that the Gyro Compass output is turned OFF when handling and connecting wiring to the Terminal Mounting Strip. The display changes in the direction opposite of the movement of the ship. If the ship's heading is different than the bridge. They should all read between 0 and 90 VAC. this indicates that R1 and R2 are reversed. Compare its movement with that of the ship. If the direction is correct but the heading is incorrect go to step C. If it does not then a fuse is blown at the gyro repeater or there is an open between the repeater and the ACU. S2 to S3. Targeting should have been optimized when the system was installed and should not need to be re-adjusted in normal operation. Check if the display now reads correctly. Using a multimeter read between R1 and R2. Caution: there is 90 VAC between them! Verify that when the ship changes direction the display shows change in the same direction.Electrical Shock Potentials exist on the Gyro Compass output lines. CAUTION .DAC-2200 Antenna Control Unit Maintenance & Troubleshooting or 300 degrees.

the PCU must be re-configured to operate with the pedestal it is installed on. In this configuration the Level Cage will be driven normally but the PCU will not drive any of the three torque motors to prevent damage to the unknown pedestal.xx” the PCU is not configured for a specific Antenna Series or MODEL number.5. Pedestal Control Unit Configuration DAC-2200 Antenna Control Unit If the power up display of the ACU says SEA TEL – REMOTE “xx04 VER 1.Maintenance & Troubleshooting 7. If the PCU is replaced or the NVRAM in the PCU should become corrupt. 7-4 . To configure the PCU refer to the Maintenance section of your antenna pedestal manual. The default configuration for the PCU is model “xx04”. The configuration information that is unique to each pedestal type is stored in a Non Volatile Random Access Memory (NVRAM) in the PCU enclosure.

No parity.4. Power. Front Panel Status Indicator Display: Alpha Numeric Display: Next Button 4-Position Keypad Enter Button Reset Button Controls: 6 LED enunciators for Tracking. General Physical Dimensions: Input Voltage: Power Requirements: Fuses: Rackmount: 1. Technical Specifications 8. 50/60 Hz 160 Watts maximum (including the stabilized antenna pedestal and TSC-10 Touch Screen Controller) 2 Amp 110v input. Satellite. Searching.1. Target.1.75" x 17" x 14" 110/220 VAC.1. Initializing. 1Stop Bit Full Duplex FSK Modulated RS422 at 70 KHz (TX) & 120 KHz (RX) 30 Volts DC Type F female 8-1 .3. and Status Cycles cursor Up / Down / Left / Right AC Power On/Off 8. J4 “Antenna” Pedestal Interface Communications Parameters: Interface Protocol: Antenna Power: Interface Connector: 9600 Baud.DAC-2200 Antenna Control Unit Technical Specifications 8. both lines fused 1 Amp 220v input. both lines fused 8.1. Rear Panel Connectors: J1 “Gyro Compass” J2 “NMEA” RS-422 Serial I/O J3 “M&C” RS-422 Serial I/O J4 “Antenna” Control RF and Pedestal DC Power J6 “RF IN” Tracking Receiver IF Input J7 “AC Input Power” 25 pin female D-Subminiature 9 pin male D-Subminiature 9 pin female D-Subminiature Type F female Type F female IEC receptacle with power cord 8. Antenna. DAC-2200 Antenna Control Unit The technical specifications for the DAC-2200 ACU and some of the specifications for general Below Decks are: The technical specifications for the DAC-2200 ACU are: 8.2.1. 8 bits. and Error 2 Line 20 Character Alpha Numeric Cycles display between Ship.1.

5/6. Polarity switching 13 VDC output to select Vertical OR RHCP polarity. 8. 2/3.4 inches diagonal. or DVB without NID (forced NID). Tuning range 950 to 2150 MHz in 1 MHz increments in DVB Mode.5.3. 4:3 aspect ratio SVGA 300 Nits 8.62 inches deep DB9 for Serial Data and DC power from ACU. J2 “NMEA” Interface Communications Parameters: Interface Protocol Interface Connector NMEA GPS Sentence: NMEA Heading Sentence: 4800 Baud.7. BNC for Video Input.6. No tone to select Low band. 7/8. QPSK Demodulator 3000 to 30000 kbaud (ksps) FEC Decoder 1/2.2. RJ45 network connection Embedded Linux 10.1. No parity. 18 VDC to output select Horizontal OR LHCP polarity Band Switching: 22kHz continuous tone output to select High band.78 inches wide x 9. 1Stop Bit Optically Isolated RS-422/RS232 DE9S 8. 8 bits. 3/4. Terminal Mounting Strip 5 screw terminal connections 4 screw terminal connections 2 screw terminal connections 4 Screw terminal connections Synchro Interface: SBS Interface External AGC NMEA GPS 8-2 . 125 KHz increments in SCPC or 62. Automatic. 6/7.25 inches tall x 1. J3 “M&C” Aux Serial Interface for TSC-10 Touchscreen Control Panel Communications Parameters: Interface Protocol: Interface Connector: 9600 Baud. Pipeline Decoder DVB or DSS compatible.1.1 Optically isolated RS-422/RS232 DE9P xxGLL typically GPGLL or LCGLL xxHDx typically HCHDM or HCHDT 8. QPSK demodulator and FEC decoder lock for DSS.N. 333 KHz in SCPC Mode or 125 KHz in NBIF with AFC mode. TSC-10 Touch Screen Control Panel (Optional) Dimensions Interfaces Operating System Touchscreen Size Display Resolution Brightness 12.5 KHz increments in NBIF mode. Satellite ID Network ID for DVB signals.Technical Specifications DAC-2200 Antenna Control Unit 8. DVB Compliant Tracking Receiver Internal Satellite Identification Receiver Input Range -85 to -35 dBm typical Sensitivity 30 mV / dB typical Bandwidth Selectable 7.1.5-30 MHz in DVB Mode. 8. SCPC or NBIF.

8-3 .4. RG11 or equivalent for runs up to 150 feet. Please consult with Sea Tel for longer coaxial cable lengths. SBS/Synchro Gyro Compass Interface Cable (Customer Furnished) Type: Number of wires Wire Gauge: Insulation: Multi-conductor.5.5.1. Audio / Video cables Customer supplied. 113480 Sealed Type F Male. Please consult with Sea Tel for longer coaxial cable lengths. 113480 Sealed Type F Male. Shielded 4 Conductors for Step-By-Step Gyro. Connects the DSS receiver outputs to you video monitor.5. 5 Conductors for Synchro 18 AWG 600 VAC 8. DAC-2200 AC Power Cable 8.5.5.DAC-2200 Antenna Control Unit 8.5. Non-condensing 8. each end Part Number: Connectors: 8. Environmental Conditions Technical Specifications The following requirements apply to equipment installed in weather protected locations.5.3. IF Signal Cables Type: RG6 or equivalent for runs up to 50 feet. TV. Temperature 0 to 40 degrees C Humidity Up to 100% @ 40 degrees C. Antenna Control Cable Coax RG6 or equivalent for runs up to 50 feet. RG11 or equivalent for runs up to 150 feet. each end Part Number: Connectors: 8. Cables Voltage: Power: 110 or 220 volts AC 160 Watts maximum (including the stabilized antenna pedestal and TSC-10 Touch Screen Controller) 8. or stereo system.2.4.

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1.DAC-2200 Antenna Control Unit Drawings 9. 9. Drawings The drawings listed below are provided as a part of this manual for use as a diagnostic reference. DAC-2200 Antenna Control Unit Drawings Title DAC-2200 Rackmount General Assembly DAC-2200 Chassis Wiring Diagram DAC-2200 ACU PCB Schematic 12 Bit S/D Converter PCB Schematic Conscan/Aux Serial Port PCB Schematic DVB Receiver Interface PCB Schematic FSK Modem PCB Schematic Remote Sensing Power Supply Schematic ACU Terminal Mounting Strip Schematic M&C Interface Cable Diagram. DAC to Touch Panel 9-2 9-5 9-6 9-7 9-8 9-9 9-10 9-11 9-12 9-13 Drawing 122342_H2 122759_C 112226_H1 114648_B1 113744_C1 120433_E 122339-2_C2 122635_A 116685_A3 122709_A 9-1 .

BDE. 4-40 x 1/4. DAC-2200 PCB ASS'Y. 4-40 X 5/16 SCREW. CONSCAN WITH REMOTE SU PCB ASS'Y. REFERENCE DESIGNATOR DAC-2200.4A PCB ASS'Y. HIGH VOLTAGE WARNING SCREW. SWITCHING 24V. 13 IN. 9-PIN. ACU ASS'Y COVER. S. DC-DC CONVERTER HARNESS ASS'Y. 3. POWER SUPPLY.SINGLE LEVEL MFG BILL OF MATERIAL FIND 1 2 3 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 21 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 41 42 QTY 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 10 6 EA EA EA EA EA EA EA EA EA EA EA EA EA EA EA EA EA EA EA EA EA EA EA EA EA EA EA EA EA PART NO 122299 122300 122302 120385-2 122655 122445 119667-5 122307 122338-2 122332 113747 122654 119828 122634 114836 123046-1 119668-7 112646-13 122660-2 122659 112918-12 120740 116589-3 116669-13 122704 122657 123070 110941-3 114588-106 REV DESCRIPTION G D1 C X1 D X1 A B D3 B G2 C C A A A1 A2 A1 A C B A B B B1 A B ENCLOSURE. 12 BIT CABLE ASS'Y. DAC-2200 PCB ASS'Y. DAC-2200 ENCLOSURE BRACKET. 3A DVB RECEIVER ASS'Y. AUX SERIAL PORT PCB ASS'Y. DAC-2200 FRONT PANEL ASS'Y. 120KHz PCB ASS'Y. JACK. GP32 ADAPTER PCB ASS'Y. DUAL RESET CABLE ASS'Y. DATE 12-Oct-05 SHT 1 OF 2 DRAWING NUMBER 122342 REV H2 . PHIL. 20 PIN CABLE ASS'Y. AUX. LID. ACU W/ DVB. SERIAL. S/D CONVERTER. RACK-MOUNT LID. DUAL AUX. DVB RECEIVER CABLE ASS'Y. FSK MODEM. 120V. DAC-22 CABLE ASS'Y. RACKMOUNT ASS'Y PROD FAMILY COMMON EFF. POWER SUPPLY REMOTE SE PCB ASS'Y. SINGLE CABLE ASS'Y. CABLE ASS'Y. SERIAL PORT ADAPTER BRACKET. D-SUB. PAN HD. RIBBON. DC POWER POWER SUPPLY. DAC-2200 POWER ENTRY MODULE. CROSS-OVER CABLE ASS'Y. AC ENTRY.S. FSK MODEM DECAL.

S. S.S.S. S. DAC-2200 SCREW. PAN HD. S STANDOFF. FLAT.S.11 SOFTWARE. 6-32 x 3/8. WASHER. 6-32 X 3/8. 6-32. PHIL. 6-32. M/F. B COVER. HEX.SINGLE LEVEL MFG BILL OF MATERIAL FIND 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 55 56 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 QTY 11 9 2 11 20 6 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 8 8 8 1 2 2 1 8 EA EA EA EA EA EA EA EA EA EA EA EA EA EA EA EA EA EA EA EA EA EA PART NO 114583-005 114588-144 114576-144 114588-146 114580-007 114583-007 119967 119952-031 122569-3642 120090-18 120090-20 120090-17 122815 123187 114576-112 114580-005 114581-005 123411 120452-32 114588-103 110203-17 119961-007 REV DESCRIPTION NUT. PAN HD.25. NMEAH SERIAL MICRO ASS'Y. 4-40.S. STANDOFF. S.S. SCREW. HEX. 12-BIT SDC 5. S. WASHER. S. STAR. #4. FLAT. HEX.S. #6. S. 6-32 X . PAN HD. S. NUT. PHIL. HEX. 4-40 x 5/8. PANEL. NUT.S. SCREW. SMALL PATTERN. DAC-2200 A A DC FAN ASS'Y SCREW. SCREW. HEX. S. CONSCAN SERIAL MICRO ASS'Y. 6-32 x 1/4. 6-32 x 1/4. FLAT HD. PHIL. DATE 12-Oct-05 SHT 2 OF 2 DRAWING NUMBER 122342 REV H2 . GP32 ADAPTER. 6-32 X . S. LOCK. S. BLACK SCREW. INTERNAL TOOTH. PHIL. 4-40 x 1/8. RND HD. 3/8. FSK MODEM. FLAT HD.25 OD X 1 1/ MICRO ASS'Y.S. 3/8-32 A1 WASHER. REFERENCE DESIGNATOR REF ITEM 12 REF ITEM 13 REF ITEM 16 REF ITEM 14 DAC-2200. S.S.25 OD X . NUT. HEX. RACKMOUNT ASS'Y PROD FAMILY COMMON EFF.S. M-F. #4. PHIL. WASHER. PHIL.

250 VAC AC POWER RF IN J6 ANTENNA J4 M&C J3 NMEA J2 SHIP GYRO J1 A A l O POWER REFERENCE DRAWINGS: NOTES.Tracking Searching Power NEXT Initializing Ship Satelite Antenna Status Setup Setup ENTER DAC 2000 ANTENNA CONTROL UNIT Target Error TRACK RESET 95 . UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED: DAC 2200. RACKMOUNT ASS'Y 122342 H2 .

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000 111.1uF R1 330 L1 68 uH L3 70uH Torroid R14 D4 1N4001 1 U2A 2 74AC04 R3 1M R2 1K VCC 16 10 C3 .428 66. -2 xx04 SHEET DRAW ING NUMBER REV MODEL: 1 OF 1 122339-2 C2 .1K V CC R9 470K C12 470pF U4 INPUT Q-DET Q-DET + 2 6 5 D1 LED R6 1K V CC R4 1K JP1 1 D2 1N4001 C7 .REV B C C1 C2 ECO # 4305 4005 4369 4388 C1 DATE 03-03-04 04-06-04 04-19-04 04-08-04 ADDED R17 ADD D4. FSK MODEM.U2-6 L H H L P4321 1000 0111 Div 8 9 KHz 125. DESCRIPTION BY PB PB MSF PGB D4 ORIENTATION CORRECTED FOR BDE MODEM (122338-2) UPDATE FREQUENCY DIVIDER NOTES AND JUPMER SETTINGS V CC V CC VBB C1 .U2-6 L H H L P4321 0010 0000 Div 14 16 KHz 71. BDE 120KHz.068uF ADE (-1) R7 18K C14 .1uF U5 2 CLK P1 P2 P3 P4 CLR LD PE TE 9 12 3 3 V CC 11 R10 2 5K R8 180K R11 100K C13 180pF 8 1 R16 10K R15 10K 1 5 U 2C 6 74AC04 2 2 3 16 8 RX7 RX+ TC 15 1 9 7 10 U 2F 12 74AC04 1 3 3 4 5 6 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 14 13 12 11 VCC 4 TX.666 CON8 BDE (-2 ACU) Frequency settings RX. REV B PCB FAB.1uF VBB 2 GND 1 ADE (-1 PCU) Frequency settings RX.018uF C9 .111 REFERENCES: 122340 TEST PROCEDURE 122338 PCB ASS'Y MODEM DAC 2000 122337 PCB FAB MODEM DAC 2000 SCALE: DATE: TITLE: APPROVED BY: DRAWN BY: D W G SIZE: PGB C 5/29/03 SCHEMATIC.4 GND U2E 10 74AC04 R19 100 8 13 74AC161 R13 510K 11 TX+ 5 /N U 2D 8 74AC04 9 C15 330pF R17 100 TX REF 6 J1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 VBB U7 LM7805 GND V CC VO VI D3 1N4001 C16 .1uF EFO-MC4004A4 14 10 VCC 2 1 JP5 1 2 L2 100uH 2 C11 .1uF U1A 14 2 3 U2B 4 74AC04 7 4 1 5 J K CLK CLR PRE 74AC109 Q Q 6 7 14 13 12 15 11 J K CLK CLR PRE GND U1B Q Q 10 9 C2 .1uF C8 .047uF 3 8 74AC109 U3 C5 .1uF C17 .047uF V CC C4 .068uF 1 2 J2 F Connector 1 GND OSC1 OSC2 4 MHz V CC BDE(-2) /2 /2 C10 .1uF 3 C6 680pF 13 T-CAP T-CAP VREF 9 T-R Q-DET FILT GND LOOP DET FSK IN DATA OUT XR2211 3 N252005 7 R12 5.

7K R6 2K GND_SENSE R8 500 J1-2 R5 10K 1% R7 10K 1% R9 10K 1% R10 100 GND J1-1 SCALE: DATE: TITLE: APPROVED BY: DR AWN BY: DWG SIZE: DD A 12/30/03 POWER SUPPLY.1 uF C2 220 uF 35V LESR + C5 .2K 3 C4 . REMOTE SENSING DAC 2200 SHEET DRAWING NUMBER REV MODEL: 1 OF 1 122635 A .L1 J1-4 +28V 25 uH 5 2 U1 VIN VC LT1074 GND VSW FB 4 1 L2 70 uH C1 1 uF 35V J1-3 GND + R1 2.1 uF D1 MUR405 + C3 470 uF 25V +5V_OUT J1-6 R2 100 J1 GND GND_SENSE GND +28V +5V_SENSE +5V_OUT 1 2 3 4 5 6 CON6 +5V_SENSE J1-5 R3 10K 1% 8 3 + 2 4 U2A MC34072 1 R4 2.

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