RF specification

The RF specifications for RockBLOCK are listed in the table below. These specifications are not required to use the RockBLOCK, but may be required for some local regulatory equipment approvals.

Parameter

Value

Frequency Range

1616 MHz to 1626.5 MHz

Duplexing Method

TDD (Time Domain Duplex)

Polarization

RHCP

Multiplexing Method

TDMA/FDMA

Average Power during Transmit slot (max)

1.6W

Selecting an external antenna

You must use an Iridium-approved external antenna. Rock 7 recommend these manufacturers:

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Do not use a GPS antenna!

If you are planning a long (>1.5m) cable run between RockBLOCK and the antenna, then you must use a suitable grade of coaxial cable to avoid loss.