The 2408LT is an outdoor fiber optic transmitter for RF signals in the satellite L-Band or wider frequency range. It accepts a single RF input on coaxial cable and provides a single output for optical transmission. Packaged in a compact, standalone enclosure, the 2408LT is ideal for mounting on or near the satellite dish antenna structure. The -WP version features dust and water protection allowing outdoor mounting without a secondary enclosure. A full power RF monitor output provides a convenient means of obtaining peak satellite signal strength, or additional signal distribution.

Gain may be adjusted manually or managed automatically via AGC. With SmartMON™, incoming RF signal strength, LNB current, status of connected 2400PSU-8 power supply and other data are relayed over the fiber output for monitoring through SNMP/VistaLINK® (requires SmartMON™ capable companion fiber receiver). The 2408LT also provides a DC pass through mode for LNB power and comprehensive indicators that provide status information on the input DC power and RF drive level as well as LNB power status.

For GPS applications, 2408LTA13-5V-B50 can be used to power-up GPS antenna with 5V supply and transport GPS signals over fiber.


  • Directly mount to antenna structure or other outdoor locations
  • -WP Weatherproof version - does not require secondary enclosure
  • Wide frequency range for extended L-Band, over the air DTV and other signals
  • Protocol-independent design - transports all modulation formats
  • DC pass-through and 13V DC modes for LNB power
  • LNB current limit & short circuit protection
  • LNB current monitoring
  • Minimizes coaxial cable length for superior CNR performance
  • 22kHz tone on/off for LNB local oscillator control
  • RF monitor output for signal peaking and signal distribution
  • Manually adjustable or AGC gain modes
  • Tri-color LED status indicators for Link RF drive strength, LNB voltage and DC input voltage level
  • SmartMON™ capability provides remote status monitoring via SNMP without a separate data connection
  • Fiber link provides electrical isolation between antenna and facility mitigating ground loop and lightning issues
  • GPS antenna systems


RF Input

Number of Inputs 1
Connector F-Type (50Ω BNC optional)
Conductor Range 23-18 AWG (0.26-0.82 mm2)
Input Impedance 75Ω (50Ω optional)
Frequency Range 88 – 3000MHz
Return Loss
88 – 500MHz > 11dB
500MHz – 3GHz > 15dB
Input Power Range -10dBm to -60dBm
Manual Gain Range +2 to +30dB in 2dB steps
AGC Hold Range -8 to -38dBm ±2dBm
Input IP3 +10dBm
IMD < -55dBc at -15dB input and min.gain
LNB Power
Voltage DC input-0.5V DC, 13.5V DC, off (selectable)
Current 500mA
Protection Short circuit, current limited
LO Control 22kHz on/off (selectable)

RF Monitor Output

Number of Outputs 1
Connector F-Type (50Ω BNC optional)
Conductor Range 23-18 AWG (0.26-0.82 mm2)
Output Impedance 75Ω (50Ω optional)
Return Loss > 15dB
Frequency Range
Output Level Within -2dB of input signal

Optical Output

Number of Outputs 1
Connector Female FC/APC
Operating Wavelength
Standard 1310nm DFB
CWDM 1270-1610nm
Output Power
Standard 1310nm +2dBm
CWDM +2dBm

RF System Performance 2408LT+7708LRA pair

950 – 2150MHz ±1.5dB
88MHz – 3GHz ±2.0dB
±0.25dB on 36MHz BW to 2.3GHz
Gain Variation over Temperature ±2dB (from -20°C to +70°C)

10MHz Performance

2408T13 – 10MHz + 7708R – 10MHz pair
Manual Gain Range -5 to +10dB
Input Power Range +10 to -40dBm
OIP3 +29dB
Harmonic Rejection +60dB

DC Input

Voltage +18V DC nominal, +11 to +20V
DC range (> LNB min input voltage required when powering an LNB)
Power 2 watts max excluding LNB Power
Connector F-Type
Conductor Range 23-18 AWG (0.26-0.82 mm2)


Dimensions with flanges
5.4"L x 2.4"W x 1.2"H
(138mm L x 61mm W x 31mm H)


Laser Safety Class 1 laser product, complies with 24 CFR 1040.10 and 1040.11 IEC 60825-1
EMI/RFI Complies with FCC part 15, Class A EU EMC directive
Safety CSA Listed to CSA C22.2 No. 60065-03, UL 60065-03 IEC 60065 - (2001-12) 7th edition


Temperature -30 to 75°C
Dust/Water Protection IP65 (-WP version only)

Ordering Information

2408LT13 L-Band/Wideband standalone fiber transmitter, SmartMON™, 1310nm DFB laser
2408T13‑10MHz 10MHz standalone fiber transmitter, 1310nm DFB laser
2408LTA13‑5V‑B50 L-Band/Wideband standalone fiber transmitter, 1310nm DFB laser. 5VDC powering for GPS antenna. 50Ω BNC Connectors
2408LTxx L-Band standalone fiber transmitter, SmartMON™, CWDM DFB laser
2408Txx‑10MHz 10MHz standalone fiber transmitter, CWDM DFB laser

Ordering Options

+PS External DC power supply brick, 100 – 240V AC auto-ranging input, indoor mounting with F-Type connector
-WP Weatherproof option

Connector and Impedence Options

Notes standard RF connectors are 75Ω F-Type
-B50 50Ω BNC connector