GVF503H: Hughes HN/HX Terminal Installation

Course details

  • Intensive Hughes specific training covering Hughes HN and HX* network theory and step-by-step remote terminal installation and commissioning procedures.


Factory-authorized training covering the key aspects of how to install, commission, operate, and troubleshoot Hughes HN & HX series VSAT terminals. Animation and simulator-based interactivity are used throughout the course to explain critical skills and concepts. Topics covered include remote hardware options, approved IFL cables and connectors, web interface, commissioning processes, antenna pointing, and troubleshooting steps and tools.


This course is appropriate for engineers and field technicians who are responsible for installing and commissioning VSAT terminals with Hughes HN or HX modems, and NOC/support staff who interacting with the field technicians.


GVF courses 510, 520, and 521.


Animated & interactive HTML/Flash, self-paced, on-line format. Requires Internet access while studying the course material. High speed access is preferred but is NOT required. Student's computer must have a current browser and the current version of the Adobe Flash player (free) installed.


Each lesson contains a mandatory quiz; some lessons may also contain simulator-based skill assessments. All pages must be viewed and all quizzes and simulator tests must be passed in order to complete the course.


Students who pass this course and hold GVF Advanced VSAT Satcom Professional Certification will receive the Satcom Professional: Hughes Specialist Certification.

Reference materials included:

Students may download and keep the exclusive SatProf ""Hughes Terminal Installation Handbook,"" in addition to various Hughes manuals and guides.


11 lessons
  1. Learning system orientation
  2. Course introduction
  3. Hughes HN/HX system architecture
  4. Remote equipment overview
  5. IFL cables and connectors
  6. Basic web user interface
  7. Advanced web user interface
  8. Commissioning
  9. Antenna pointing technique
  10. Cross-pol adjustment technique
  11. Troubleshooting

Learning Objectives

  • Understand how the Hughes HN/HX network works
  • Compare different models of HN and HX IDU’s and radios
  • Identify and assemble all components in an HN and HX terminal
  • Know what external user equipment can be connected to an HN or HX terminal
  • Configure and activate an HN or HX terminal using Satellite-Based Configuration, with or without Automatic Cross Pol testing
  • Manually configure and activate an HN or HX terminal
  • Find and accurately point a typical antenna in an HN or HX terminal
  • Accurately set cross-pol using three different methods
  • Troubleshoot common HN and HX installation problems


Essential courses GVF 510, 520 and 521 have been converted to HTML5 and are available for use on all device types.

We are continuing to convert the remaining courses in the Training Membership throughout 2021.

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