Comtech 125W KU-Band BUC



Comtech 125W KU-Band BUC was refurbished by the manufacturer and then left unused.

The model number is LPK0-31 it has standard KU Band of 14 to 14.5 GHz

i never knew what LPOD stood for until I found this brief description.

The Comtech EF Data LPOD (Low Profile Outdoor Device) family includes various models designed for satellite communications. Let’s explore the Comtech EF Data LPOD C-, X-, or Ku-Band Block Up Converter (BUC)/SSPA (model LPK0-31):

  1. Purpose and Overview:
    • The LPOD series is designed for both fixed and mobile satellite communications.
    • It efficiently integrates the BUC (Block Upconverter) and SSPA (Solid-State Power Amplifier) in a compact, outdoor package.
    • The LPK0-31 specifically operates in C-, X-, or Ku-Band frequencies.
  2. Key Features:
    • Frequency Range:
      • C-Band: 950 – 1525 MHz
      • X-Band: 5.850 – 6.425 GHz
      • Ku-Band: 950 – 1750 MHz
    • Output Power: Not specified in the available data.
    • Compact Design: Designed to meet space and weight limitations.
    • Redundancy Options: Offers cost-effective solutions for 1:1 redundant TX and 1:1 redundant RX requirements.
    • Integrated Power Supply: Self-contained power supply eliminates the need for the modem to supply BUC voltage via the RF cable.
    • Data Logging Capability: Built-in data logging records critical operational parameters for system maintainability.
    • Advanced FSK: When used with compatible modems, it provides additional functionality for control without additional cabling.
  3. Additional Specifications (from available data):
    • Input Power Supply Requirements: 90 – 264 VAC, 47-63 Hz, Power Factor Corrected (48 VDC optional).
    • 3rd Order Intermodulation Level: -30 dBc typical, -25 dBc guaranteed.
    • Operating Temperature: -40°C to +70°C.

Comtech LPOD BUC Datasheet

LPOD Product Bulletin