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Automatic Satellite Internet Systems

KU-BAND AUTOMATIC SYSTEMS
as of July 20, 2018 – Fly-away systems not included below.

Vendor:
Oregon RV Satellite Service
If you’re looking for used MotoSat equipment (because there is no longer any new equipment), then Don Marr’s web site is the place. He carries refurbished MotoSat dishes along with a supply of MotoSat parts.

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Equipment:

  • Used Datastorm F1 ($2 – 3k) – 0.74M dish, D2 or D3 controller, Hughes HN7000s modem.
  • Used Datastorm F2 ($4 – 5k) – 0.98M dish, D3 controller, Hughes HN7000s or iDirect X5 modem.
  • Used Datastorm F3 ($5 – 6k) – 1.2M dish, D3 controller, Hughes HN7700s or iDirect X5 modem.
  • Used Datastorm XF2 ($7 – 8k) – 0.98M dish, D3, D4 or J1 controller, Hughes HN7000s or iDirect X5 modem.
  • Used Datastorm XF3 ($7 – 8k) – 1.2M dish, D3 or J1 controller, Hughes HN7700s or iDirect X5 modem.
  • Used Datastorm G74 ($5k) – 0.74M dish, D3 or D4 controller, Hughes HN7000s modem.
  • New RFM Series 980 ($15k) – 0.98M dish, ACU-2 controller, iDirect X5 modem.
  • New RFM Series 1200 ($15k) – 1.2M dish, ACU-2 controller, iDirect X5 modem.

Data Plans:
See Mobile Satellite Technologies HughesNET plans.

Vendor:
Mobile Satellite Technologies

RF Mogul RFM 1200

Equipment:

  • RFM Series 980 ($15k) – 0.98M dish, ACU-2 controller, iDirect X7modem.
  • RFM Series 1200 ($15k) – 1.2M dish, ACU-2 controller, iDirect X7 modem.

Data Plans:
iDirect plans (Data caps on all plans, 2-year contract):

  • 2Mbps plans (starting at $159/mon) – 0.84M dish required.
  • 3Mbps plans (starting at $179/mon) – 1M dish required.
  • 6Mbps plans (starting at $199/mon) – 1.2M dish required.
  • 10Mbps plans (starting at $499/mon) – 1.2M dish required.

HughesNET plans (18-month contract):

  • Access 100 ($79.99/mon) – 0.74M dish required, HN7000s modem, 1Mbps down, 200kbps up, 425MB/mon data cap.
  • Access 200 ($129.99/mon) – 0.98M dish required, HN7000s or HN7700s modem, 1.5Mbps down, 300kbps up, 550MB/mon data cap.
  • Access 300 ($209.99/mon) – 0.98M dish required, HN7000s or HN7700s modem, 2Mbps down, 500kbps up, 1.3GB/mon data cap.
  • Access 400 ($409.99/mon) – 1.2M dish required, HN7700s modem, 2Mbps down, 1Mbps up, 1.3GB/mon data cap.

Vendor:
RF Mogul
They manufacture all the RF Mogul satellite television (e.g., Eagle) and satellite Internet (e.g., RVDataSat 840) dishes along with their own line of controllers (Eagle II, ACU-1, ACU-2).

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Equipment:

  • RVDataSat 840 ($6495) – 0.84M dish, ACU-1 controller, iDirect X5 modem.
  • RFM Series 980 ($15k) – 0.98M dish, ACU-2 controller, iDirect X7modem.
  • RFM Series 1200 ($15k) – 1.2M dish, ACU-2 controller, iDirect X7 modem.

Data Plans:
None listed on their web site.

Vendor:
RVDataSat

RVDataSat 840

Equipment:

  • RVDataSat 840 ($6495) – 0.84M dish, ACU-1 controller, iDirect X5 modem.

Data Plans:
iDirect – No data caps, but streaming services and VoIP given low priority:

  • Access 100 ($79.99/mon) – max 1Mbps down, 200kbps up.
  • Access 200 ($129.99/mon) – max 1.5Mbps down, 300kbps upp.
  • Access 300 ($209.99/mon) – max 2Mbps down, 500kbps up.
  • Access 400 ($409.99/mon) – max 2Mbps down, 1Mbps up.
  • RV Entertainment ($199/mon) – max 2Mbps down x 256kbps up (allows Netflix download between 12an – 6am).
  • RV Entertainment Plus ($329/mon) – max 4Mbps down, 512kbps up (allows Netflix download between 12an – 6am).

Vendor:
Montana Satellite Supply  – this is the online store for Montana Satellite.

Equipment:

  • RVDataSat 840 ($6495) – 0.84M dish, ACU-1 controller, iDirect X5 modem.
  • RFM Series 845 ($8995) – 0.84M dish, ACU-2 controller, iDirect X7modem.
  • RFM Series 1200 ($15k) – 1.2M dish, ACU-2 controller, iDirect X7 modem.
  • Cobham Explorer 8100 ($23,995) – .98M Ku-band (iDirect) upgradeable to Ka-band (Exede).

Data Plans:
Internet Access Plans (Basic) – No data caps, but streaming services and VoIP given low priority. 1-year contract or 20% more for month-to-month:

  • IA100 ($79.99/mon) – max 1Mbps down x 200kbps up.
  • IA200 ($129.99/mon) – max 1.5Mbps down x 300kbps up.
  • IA300 ($209.99/mon) – max 2Mbps down x 300kbps up.
  • IA400 ($409.99/mon) – max 2Mbps down x 500kbps up.

Other plans include: Business Economy, Full Time Unimited iDirect Low Contention, and Metered (Pay-As-You-Go).

KA-BAND AUTOMATIC SYSTEMS

Vendor:
Mobile Satellite Technologies

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Equipment:

  • Winegard WV750A (~ $17k) – 0.75M dish, Winegard 2U rack-mount controller, ViaSat/Exede modem.

Data Plans:
Exede – max 18Mbps down, 5Mbps up, 1-year contract:

  • EENB-3 ($225/mon) – 3GB per mon data cap.
  • EENB-50 ($1145/mon) – 50GB per mon data cap.
  • EENB-100 ($2179/mon) – 100GB per mon data cap.
  • EENB-1250 ($28,745/mon) – 1.25TB per mon data cap.
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