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All On Call Communications Fly Away Antennas are fully automated. What does that mean? Once assembled the antenna uses an on-board compass and GPS to determine where it is in relation to the satellite, point to the satellite and do its cros-pol and peak operations automatically saving you the time and effort of manually finding the satellite and calling in for a manual cros-pol and peak.


Fly Away Antenna Models


75 cm Single Case Ku Fly Away Antenna
90 x 66 cm Ultra-lite Fly Away Antenna
1.2 m Multi-band Fly Away (4 pc reflector) 1.2 Ku Band Fly Away ( 2 pc reflector)












How will automated satellite affect your operation?


Automated setup is much faster than manual setup and can be performed by non-technical operators. That means you won't have to send a satellite engineer out into the field to establish communications for your working team. Satellite communications can be quickly and easily established by virtually any member of your field team and then the automated system lets them focus on their primary responsibilities.


How long does it take to assemble a portable FlyAway Antenna?


Several flyaway antenna models are available with varying amounts of assembly required. Set up time ranges from less than five minutes to about 15 minutes. Lightweight, intuitive, toolless assemblies help you get on air quickly.


How many people does it take to set up a fly away antenna?


That depends a bit on which model you choose and how large and strong you are. We have ultra lightweight fly away antennas that can easily be set up by someone of virtually any size and antennas up to 2 meters which, of course, require larger, heavier components. Having a helper can speed the process up a bit and make it easier to assemble some of the larger models.

How do I select the best flyaway antenna for my project?


Every project is unique. Our sales and engineering team will help you review all the factors that go into making your communications endeavor a success by recommending the best fit and most cost effective satellite uplink system for your particular needs.


Here are some of the factors we can help you consider:


  • Transportation requirements: Do you need to take your satellite antenna system on an airplane or need a system that fits in the back of your pickup truck? Let us know what your transport requirements are and we'll help select the lightweight fly away that is right for you.


  • Bandwidth requirements: What applications are you using in the field? How many users? Do you know your average and peak traffic upload and download usage? Are you implementing Wide Area Network Acceleration (WANX) to get the fastest data transport with the lowest operating costs? Our experienced engineers review your current and future data, video and voice capacity needs to maximize your communications value.


  • Available satellite bandwidth: Do you have existing satellite bandwidth you want to operate on? or would you like us to source a satellite service for you? On Call will calculate a link budget to make certain that your hardware is adequate to provide the required throughput in most weather conditions and throughout your desired operating region.



Is a Fly Away the right antenna design for you? If not please see our other portable satellite antenna designs:


Fly and Drive Satellite Antennas


Vehicle Mount Satellite Antennas


Fixed Satellite Antennas



WEAU-TV (Eau Claire, WI) Showcases their new QuickSPOT system to SBE Chapter December-16-2013 December-16-2013

Society of Broadcast Engineers Picnic featuring QuickSPOT SNG satellite system
On September 3rd, Todd Ritchie and Ron Viste of WEAU (Eau Claire, WI) hosted Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE) Chapter 112 of Western Wisconsin for their annual steak picnic, which provided a great opportunity for the station to showcase their new QuickSPOT vehicle.  

Tim Jackson from On Call Communications was on hand to describe the system and provide an overview of the On Call QuickSPOT product, which greatly simplifies the process and increases affordability for satellite news gathering.  SBE members representing other stations from the LaCrosse/Eau Claire DMA were able to see for the first time how a hybrid TVU/satellite on-demand system can increase news coverage capabilities at a fraction of the cost of a traditional satellite news gathering vehicle.Get reliable, dedicated  high speed satellite Internet uplinks anywhere with QuickSPOT  

“We are thrilled to have recently rolled out our new QuickSPOT vehicle and look forward to getting our news crews comfortable with the simplicity and flexibility of the hybrid TVU/satellite system.  We are the only station in the market that won’t be limited by cellular and microwave limitations,” says Ron Viste of WEAU.  

Society Broadcast Engineers learns how to use their bonded cellular backpack over an IP satellite linkOn Call’s Tim Jackson states, “we were pleased to be part of SBE Chapter 112’s meeting and to show others in the market the features, benefits and simplicity of the QuickSPOT system.  We’re proud to support WEAU as the market leader in the LaCrosse-Eau Claire market as they greatly expand their newsgathering capabilities.”

On Call Supports CBS News Teams Live in Haiti Using QuickSPOT Satellite News Gathering Systems June-15-2010

On Call Communications sprung into action again in support of CBS News in Haiti providing live and taped video feeds, internet access and phone lines for their news teams covering the earthquake using the QuickSPOT satellite news gathering system.


 CBS News In Haiti uses QuickSPOT satellite news gathering system



On Call used the very portable QuickSPOT 96 centimeter fly and drive satellite news gathering antenna to establish a high speed internet pipe which CBS News crews used for their video and communications needs. The system transmitted both live and edited standard definition MPEG-4 video feeds for the producers in addition to establishing a mobile office complete with direct dial in/out phone lines and wireless internet access for email, web browsing and corporate communications .