Earth Station Antenna Refurbishment




Antenna System Refurbishment protects your investment by keeping the fundamental antenna structure viable for up to 25 years or more while increasing system performance. When your antenna system reaches its end-of-life (EOL) cycle, one important decision must be made; to refurbish or install a new antenna. Our refurbishment program enables you to extend the life of your capital assets while improving system performance and significantly reducing your operation and maintenance expenses.

Improved system performance results into less downtime, more throughputs and ultimately more revenue.

Skybrokers' technicians will inspect your antenna system and provide a site-survey report prior to perform the refurbishment of the existing antenna on site.





Refurbishment of an existing antenna


Skybrokers delivers, installs and maintains new and used earth station antennas worldwide. We are working with professional antenna installers that have a can-do mentality and high flexible attitude. We have performed many installations, relocations and maintenance programs worldwide. We do have knowledge of almost all Earth Station antenna systems from 3m to 16m.

Skybrokers Satellite Earth Station Antenna refurbishment services on an existing antenna includes:



Pressure washing

• Reflector and sub-reflector

• Back Structure and hub (antenna-drum)

• Kingpost- or tripod mount

• AZ / EL Jackscrews with boots

• Antenna Foundations


Reflector coating

• Reflector, Sub reflector and arms primer

• Reflector, Sub reflector and arms white Diffusing Coating

• Brush & Roll-painting (for high traffic & sensitive areas)



We are using non-ironized and non-reflective coatings.


Greasing and lubrication

• AZ & EL Jacks

• Gear Boxes and motors

• Pivot Points



We are using the Mobile SHC-600 series Gearbox oil and LELubricants grease.


General Maintenance

• AZ & EL Jack Boot Replacement

• Feed Window Replacement

• Motor and gear box repair

• De-ice system troubleshooting

• Antenna tuning and reflector re-alignment


Antenna Repair

• Gear Box Replacement

• AZ & EL Motor Replacement

• Reflector Panel Repair/Replace

• Antenna Control System (ACU) Troubleshooting

• Cabling Replacement



Refurbishment and delivery of a used antenna


Skybrokers' focus is on used earth station antenna systems. These antennas come out of a working environment and will undergo a complete refurbishment program prior to shipping and re-installation. Our technicians are checking each part and replace it when required. This is done at one of our facilities in Europe or USA.



Our refurbishment program consists of the following activities:






Pressure washing

• Reflector and sub-reflector

• Back Structure and hub (antenna-drum)

• Kingpost- or tripod mount

• AZ / EL Jackscrews 



Reflector sanding & coating



• Reflector, Sub reflector and arms sanding and primer

• Reflector, Sub reflector and arms white Diffusing Coating

• Brush & Roll-painting (for high traffic & sensitive areas)



We are using non-ironized and non-reflective coatings


Greasing and lubrication

• AZ & EL Jacks

• Gear Boxes and motors

• Pivot Points



We are using the Mobile SHC-600 series Gearbox oil and LELubricants grease.


Parts replacements



• Parts that are in poor condition or broken will be replaced

• Motors will be replaced by new and gearboxes are checked out and replaced if required

• Resolver brackets are replaced by new

• Provisioning of optional new OEM tracking packages