s6HD Intellian For Marine Satellite TV Antenna

s6HD Intellian Satellite
s6HD Intellian Satellite

The full DirecTV HD experience in a compact unit

The Intellian s6HD is a complete all-in-one satellite TV solution that enables boaters to enjoy high-definition TV channels just like at home. The antenna’s stylish polished radome design makes it a perfect fit for boats over 45 feet. See more for less, with the s6HD.

s6HD Intellian Satellite Application
s6HD Intellian Satellite Application

s6HD Highlights

  1. Track all 3 DirecTV Satellites at once.
  2. Experience DirecTV just like home: updated channel guide and seamless channel changing.
  3. Built-in HD module for Ka-band DirecTV channels.
  4. Simplicity of design, no external compass or rate sensors required.
  5. Wide elevation range from +5° to +90° ensures uninterrupted satellite reception throughout the US even in rough weather conditions.
  6. Watch HD TV onboard, underway or at anchor.
  7. Built in Wifi enables one touch diagnostic and updates from your PC or iOS device.
  8. Built in Wifi enables one touch diagnostic and updates from your PC or iOS device.
  9. 60° per second turn rate ensures signal lock at high speeds or in rough seas.

Performance Delivered

The s6HD incorporates Intellian’s proprietary iQ² Technology, which guarantees boaters the fastest signal acquisition and most rock-solid TV reception in all sea conditions. Unlike conventional systems, the s6HD is lightweight has a wide elevation angle (5°-90°) and boasts a next generation alignment control system that delivers seamless, uninterrupted satellite reception for boaters travelling throughout US waters.

With its Single Wire Multi-switch (SWM) the Intellian s6HD enables up to 16 receivers to view all DirecTV channels, with the possibility to upgrade to 32 SWM receivers.

s6HD Features

Fully Automated System

  • Automatic satellite search and identification.
  • 2-axis high speed tracking system.

Enhanced Antenna for dual bands

  • Dual Ku and Ka-band feed with automatic alignment to maintain the best quality picture.
  • Highly efficient parabolic antenna enables reception at 47dBW minimum EIRP.

 Quick&Quiet℠ Technology

  • iQ² Technology allows you to tune in quickly, maintain a solid signal lock, and enjoy your favorite TV programming in quiet comfort.
  • The Wide Range Search (WRS) Algorithm delivers the fastest signal acquisition available anywhere.
  • Dynamic Beam Tilting (DBT) technology uses intelligent, real-time beam analysis to ensure superior signal quality while eliminating intrusive background noise experienced with conventional antennas.

Fully Automated Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB-S2) Network Identification

  • DVB Decoder with LDPC enables high speed Network Identification.

Wi-Fi Enabled Antenna Control Unit

  • Wireless updates and diagnostics via the Aptus PC.
  • Intuitive controls and digital satellite information display on the ACU.
  • Simple antenna status quick reference.

 Built-in GPS and NMEA 0183 Interface

  • The s6HD includes a built-in GPS inside of the antenna unit for faster signal acquisition.
  • The ship’s GPS can also be connected through the NMEA 0183 port on the rear panel of the ACU.

Lightest HD Antenna Available

  • Antenna weighs less than 22 kg (48 lbs).
  • 60cm (24 in) antenna reflector diameter.

Lightest HD Antenna Available

  • Antenna weighs less than 22 kg (48 lbs).
  • 60cm (24 in) antenna reflector diameter.

Technical Specification


B4-639HDs6HD DirectTV HDTV Multi-Feed Antenna System


Radome Height72 cm (28.3 inch)
Radome Diameter70 cm (27.5 inch)
Reflector Diameter61 cm (24 inch)
Weight21.6 kg (47.8 lbs)


Operating Temp. Range-25°C ~ 55°C (-13°F ~ 131°F)
Storage Temp. Range-40°C ~ 80°C (-40°F ~ 176°F)
Water IngressIPX6
ApprovalsCE / FCC
Warranty3 Years Parts and 2 Year Labor


Reception FrequencyKa-band : 18 ~ 22 GHz, Ku-band :10.7 ~ 12.75 GHz
Minimum EIRP47 dBW
Azimuth Range680°
Elevation Range5° ~ 90°
Ship’s MotionRoll ±25°, Pitch ±15°
Roll & Pitch Response Rate45° / sec
Turn Rate45° / sec
RF OutputQuad Output


Dimensions (W × D × H)17.8cm × 21.7cm × 5.4 cm (7.0 inch × 8.5 inch × 2.1 inch)
Weight1.2 kg (2.6 lbs)
Display2 line 20 character VFD module
Control Key5 Integrated Push Buttons
Power Input9.0~30.0V DC (Typ. 30W, max 50W)
GPS InterfaceBuilt-In (NMEA 0183 GPS)

System Diagram And System Dimensions

System Diagram And System Dimensions
System Diagram And System Dimensions

Advance Diagram

Advanced Diagram
Advanced Diagram

What’s in the box?

All Satellite Systems include the following parts as standard

  • Antenna & Radome 60 cm (23.6 inches); Reflector & Dual Ka – Ku-Band LNB
  • ACU (Antenna Control Unit)
  • PC Controller Program (Software CD included)
  • Installation & Operation Manual
  • Installation Template
  • Quick Installation Guide

Installation Kit

  • ACU Table Mounting Bracket × 2EA
  • 15 m (49 ft) × 2EA Antenna-ACU RG6 Coaxial Cable
  • 3 m (10 ft) × 2EA ACU-IRD RG6 Coaxial Cable
  • 10 m (33 ft) × 1EA Power Cable
  • 1.8 m (6 ft) × 1EA PC Serial Cable
  • SWM Power Supply; 1EA
  • 1.8 m (6 ft) × 2EA SWM 8-Way Splitter
  • Connectors & Screws

Compare Antennas

Antenna Dish Size61 cm (24 inch)83 cm (32.7 inch)109 cm (42.9 inch)
Radome Dimension(WxH)70×72 cm (27.5×28.3 inch)113×120.5 cm (44.5×47.4 inch)138×151.4 cm(54.33×59.64 inch)
Antenna Weight21.6 kg (47.8 lbs)86.2 kg (190 lbs)100kg (220 lbs)
Minimum EIRP47 dBW43 dBW42 dBW
Automatic Skew ControlYesYesYes
Antenna Control UnitYesYesYes
Built-in HDTV ModuleYesYesYes
Built-in Trisat FunctionYesYesYes
Built-in GPS SystemYesYesYes
GPS InterfaceYesYesYes
Compatible Satellite TV ServiceAmericasWorldwides100HD

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