Tampa ManPack terminals have been designed specifically for the needs of the dismounted troop, or first response user and are capable of operating in the world’s most challenging environments. Built to be air-dropped, jumped or carried, they can be setup and operated by a single user, with minimal training.

Available with a 65 or 95cm antenna, major system components have been modularised into field separable parts, with the receiver / transmitter, modem and power modules common to all models, allowing for simple upgrades and maintenance. This also allows terminals to be configured for X, Ku (co-pol and cross-pol) and Ka band operation, offering a flexible, futureproof satcom solution.

Please click here for an assembly movie:

Tampa Manpack Movie

With no fans, or filters, the ManPack’s system architecture eliminates the need for forced air cooling further enhancing reliability and operating time in the field. Packaging options include small backpacks, a single, commercial aircraft compliant overhead hard case and soft side rollaboard luggage.

(each terminal is supplied with two case options: a soft backpack (carry on with many airlines) and a rugged hard case)

Key Features

  • Available in 65cm and 95cm models
  • 65cm model weighs 12.2kg
  • Quick change between X, Ku and Ka bands, with no tools required
  • Fits into a single backpack or hard case
  • Simple “BGAN like” setup in under 10 minutes
  • No fans or filters, for a reliable and low maintenance design
  • Battery and charger solutions available

Technical Specification

System Parameters65cm Antenna95cm Antenna
EIRP X band P1dB43.6 dBW @ 8150 MHz47.2 dBW @ 8150 MHz
EIRP Ku band P1dB49.0 dBW @ 14.125 GHz52.2 dBW @ 14.125 GHz
EIRP Ka band P1dB51.4 dBWKa not available
G/T X-Band11.4 dB/K @ 7500 MHz15.2dB/K @ 7500MHz
G/T Ku-Band14.9 dB/K @ 11.35 GHz18 dB/K @ 11.35 GHz
G/T Ka-Band16.4 dB/KKa not available
System Weight12.2kg (27lbs)13.6kg (30lbs)
Environmental Parameters
Humidity95% Condensing
Salt FogMethod 509.4
Blowing RainMethod 506.4
Sand and DustMethod 510.4
VibrationMethod 514.4
Power Input85-265 VAC, 47-400Hz10-36 VDCoptional solar panel
Receive ParameterX BandKa Band
Rx1 LO7.25 to 7.75 Ghz 6.3 Ghz10.95-11.75 GHz 10.0 GHz20.2-21.2 GHz
Rx2 LON/A11.75-12.75 GHz 10.8 GHz19.2-20.2 GHz
RX-1 IF-frequency950 to 1450 MHz950 to 1750 MHz1-2 GHz
RX-2 IF-frequencyN/A950 to 1950 MHz1-2 GHz
PolarizationRCP/LCP selectableLinear V/H Cross/Co poleRCP/LCP selectable
CertificationsWGS 12-221
Tx1 LO7.9 to 8.9 Ghz 6.95 Ghz13.75-14.5 GHz 12.8 GHz30-31 GHz
Tx2 LON/AN/A29-30 GHz


Used by MilitaryUsed by Emergency RespondersUsed by GovernmentNot used in the Commercial sectorNot used by Aid Agencies

Product Code

GRC-014964-GRC - (pictured)

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