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  • 75cm ODU/SurfBeam 2 Point and Peak Job Aid

    Release Date: November 2014

    2006 - 2014 ViaSat, Inc. Page 1 of 12

    Proprietary For use only pursuant to

    company approval and instructions

    Terms of use.

    Summary

    This Job Aid covers:

    Preparing the Antenna for Pointing and Peaking

    Configure the SurfBeam 2 Modem and 75cm TRIA

    Point Elevation

    Set the Skew

    Point Azimuth

    Peak Azimuth

    Peak Elevation

    Push/Pull Test

    RX SNR in the Modem Browser Interface

    This Job Aid supports all Installer audiences.

    This Job Aid supports all 75cm SurfBeam 2 User Terminals: VS1100, VS1101, VS1200, and VS1300.

    Note: Images for the VS1100 appear on the left; images for the VS1200/VS1300 appear on the right.

    Preparing the Antenna for Pointing and Peaking

    The following information reviews the steps necessary to prepare the satellite modem and the Ka-band

    antenna to support the ViaSat Point and Peak process. The installer is required to complete this process during every ViaSat Service installation.

    Warning: Confirm that the modem is unplugged from the wall before beginning any preparation steps.

    Setting 'Zero'

    Before aligning an antenna, confirm that these items are present. These three settings represent the 'zero' settings.

    The Elevation gauge is set to the Elevation listed on the work order

    The Azimuth Fine-adjust bolt is centered in its zero position. o VS1100: If not, loosen the Azimuth base plate bolts, and rotate the bolts hex head until the

    right-rear base plate bolt is in the center of its arched slot. o VS1200/ VS1300: If not, loosen the Azimuth base plate bolts, turn the Fine Azimuth adjustment

    nut until the indicators on the base of the AZ/EL are at Zero (0). The Skew is set for 90 degrees

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  • 75cm ODU/SurfBeam 2 Point and Peak Job Aid

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    Required Tools

    To point and peak a 75cm ODU using the SurfBeam 2 (SB2) modem, an installer needs these tools:

    A computer with a Ethernet port and Ethernet cable

    Note: This may be either the customers computer or the installers laptop.

    The WildBlue Inclinometer bracket

    An inclinometer

    13mm open wrench 13mm ratchet and socket

    Configure the SurfBeam 2 Modem and 75cm TRIA

    Recall that the 75cm TRIA receives its polarity setting from the SurfBeam 2 (SB2) modem, which in turn receives its satellite and beam assignments, and frequency set information from the Modem Key found on the work order.

    These steps assume that the 75cm ODU is sitting on its mount, and that cabling and grounding are complete.

    Follow these steps to configure the SurfBeam 2 modem and 75cm TRIA prior to beginning the Point and Peak process.

    Step Action

    1. Connect the computer to the SB2 modem using the Ethernet cable between the LAN ports on both devices

    2. Connect the COAX cable between

    the Transmit (TX) port on the TRIA, and the TX port on the SB2 modem.

    Note: If the SB2

    modem has a single IFL port, use this port.

    3. Plug the modem AC power cord into the power outlet. Wait approximately two minutes for the SB2 to power on.

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    Step Action (continued)

    4. Open the computers Internet Explorer

    browser and type this URL into the Address bar:

    http://192.168.100.1/install

    Click the forward arrow in the Address bar. The modem enters the Installation Mode.

    Note 1: Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox are the preferred

    browsers for this step. Other browsers may have different results.

    Note 2: If a website not found error appears, click the browsers refresh button until the page appears

    5. Find the 16-digit Modem Key on the work order, and type it into the fields.

    Click the large forward arrow in the lower right corner of the screen.

    Important: Do not press Enter,

    as this makes the modem leave the Installation mode.

    6. The Installation Configuration page changes.

    Confirm that these two events are happening:

    The SB2 modems RX and LAN lights are flashing.

    The TRIA is emitting the 'heartbeat' tone

    The SB2 and TRIA are ready for the Point and Peak process.

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    Point Elevation

    The following information reviews the steps to complete the point (coarse) antenna Elevation adjustment.

    Step Action

    1. Slightly loosen the Lockdown Nuts in the Arched Slots on

    sides of the Elevation Bracket. Next, turn the top -inch Nut on the Elevation Rod away from the top of the Pivot Casting.

    2. Follow the steps for the appropriate antenna:

    VS1100

    Step Action

    1. Set the marker on the Inclinometer

    to the Arm angle shown on the work order.

    2. Lay the WildBlue Inclinometer bracket over

    the Boom Arms. Place the Inclinometer on top of the Inclinometer bracket.

    VS1200/VS1300

    Step Action

    1. Using the Elevation setting found

    on the work order, set the marker on the Inclinometer using this formula:

    90 Elevation = Boom Arm Angle

    2. Lay the Inclinometer on the outside edge of the Back Bracket, near the Skew ring.

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    Step Action (continued)

    3. Use the open wrench to turn the Bottom Nut in the

    direction necessary to align the Inclinometer floating arrow to the marker.

    4. Handtighten the top nut on the Elevation rod to the Pivot Casting. Finally, tighten the Lockdown Nuts in the Arched Slots on each side of the Elevation Bracket with the open wrench or ratchet.

    Set the Skew

    After pointing the Elevation, the antenna is skewed using the setting found on the work order.

    Follow these steps to set the Skew. VS1100 images are on the left; VS1200 images are on the right.

    Step Action

    1. Locate the skew setting on the work order.

    2. Loosen the four bolts that

    hold the Antenna Back Bracket to the Skew plate.

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    Step Action (continued)

    3. Rotate the reflector dish so that the Skew pointer aligns with the Skew setting on the scale.

    4. Tighten the four bolts.

    Point Azimuth

    Point the antenna to the course azimuth.

    SB2 TRIA tone sequence

    Recall that the SB2 modem must learn about its frequency set. This happens when the installer sweeps the antenna from each side of the azimuth or the elevation.

    Inside the Frequency Set the TRIA emits

    Outside the Frequency Set the TRIA emits

    During Point Azimuth Ring ring, low/slow, high/fast, high/steady Heartbeat

    During Peak Azimuth/Elevation

    Low/slow, high/fast, high/steady None always inside the frequency set

    Tone Frequencies

    For those who use hearing

    aids, or other audio augmenting devices, the frequencies for the tones are as follows:

    Tone Frequencies

    Heartbeat 3KHz

    Pointing Tones 2.5 3.1KHz

    Peaking Tones 2.5, 2.95,3.1 and 3.3KHz

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    Follow these steps to point the Azimuth of the 75cm ODU.

    Step Action

    1. Sweep the antenna from side to side, checking the tightness of the three flange nuts on the mount canister. The antenna should move, but not too easily. Tighten or loosen the flange nuts as needed.

    Note: After placing the antenna on the mount tube, the Installer aligned it to the desired compass setting.

    2. Sweep the antenna to the right, about 10 degrees away from the line-of-sight selected during the Site Survey.

    3. Sweep the antenna toward the left, listening for the TRIA to emit the ring ring tone. Continue sweeping

    the antenna toward the left until the TRIA emits the heartbeat tone. Stop, as this is the end of the first learning pass.

    Note: Disregard any 'beep bop' tones. The TRIA does not recognize these satellites.

    4. Reverse the direction of the

    sweep, and listen for the TRIA to progress through the tone sequence. Stop the sweep when the TRIA emits the heartbeat tone. This is the end of the second learning pass.

    Note: Use a slow, consistent tension

    on the antenna during this sweep. Not all of the tones may be heard.

    5. Reverse the dire