Marine VSAT, TVRO and satellite television training

Course Content

  • Satellite communications: a brief history
  • Basic satellite communications theory
  • Hardware overview of marine VSAT antennas
  • Targeting and tracking satellites
  • Antenna Control Unit Operation
  • Modem and software operation
  • Satellite television theory
  • Footprints and finding channels
  • TV signal distribution throughout the vessel
  • Configuring common Sat TV receivers
  • Analysing signals with a spectrum analyser
  • Common maintenance and admin tasks
  • Common troubleshooting exercises

Spectrum : VSAT and Satellite Television Training for Crew

This VSAT and Satellite TV training course covers a broad range of subjects.  The class is ideal for crew on-board all sizes of yachts, passenger vessels and offshore installations.  Our focus is to deliver an overview of the common tasks and knowledge, together with familirisation of the most common equipment.  As such, we feature equipment from both Intellian and Cobham / Seatel.  On completion, students gain our Operator certification, which is also endorsed by Intellian.

However, we don’t just cover the VSAT and TVRO equipment itself.  Because on-board a yacht or passenger vessel, more than that is required.  You also need good knowledge and experience with satellite television.  So we’ll teach you SatTV from start to finish.  Hands on.  No other training course offers you all this.

Experienced industry-expert tutors will begin by teaching you the basic theory.  After this, you’ll be shown common operation and maintenance tasks.  We strongly believe in learning by doing.  Accordingly, we’ll give you assignments to complete to prove yourself.  We’ll also recreate some commonly encountered problems for you to resolve.  Perhaps we’ll throw you a curve ball, just like a yacht guest might!

Easy to Access

This class runs from our new academy in the historic port city of Liverpool, UK.  You’ll be able to reach us easily via Liverpool and Manchester Airports.  These are just 25 and 45 minutes away respectively.  Additionally, Liverpool is also just 2 hours to London by train.  This means we are easily accessible via all 5 London airports too!

All About You!

Our company is independently owned and run.  All our classes are run without bias towards any industry product, service or company.  We don’t have any other agendas other than your training.  Our only focus is that you get the most out of your time with us.

Just ETOs has now rebranded to Superyacht Electronics Academy.

Please head over to our new website to see our latest training course schedule!



This unique class is exactly what crew need, to learn the basics of operating satellite communications.  This course helps increase the up-time of onboard connectivity, and reduce dependency on external support for basic issues.

Scott Molloy

Managing Director, Just ETOs Ltd

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I won’t bother sending you the feedback form for the satellite communications training course – I think it was perfect, so there’s nothing else to comment.

Liam O Tuairisg

Chief Engineer, 65 metre yacht