TracVision M5

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You want the best for your vessels and your crew, and with the high-performance, 18" (45 cm) diameter, TracVision M5 satellite TV system, you’ve got it. Quality, reliability, durability – the TracVision M5 stays locked on and connects you to premium satellite TV entertainment during those precious moments of leisure time onboard. Add KVH’s exclusive GyroTrac (Tuna Tower) Upgrade for outstanding performance in even the most extreme conditions. Plus, the TracVision M5 includes KVH’s exclusive RingFire™ antenna technology, giving you 30% greater reception and more range than any other 18" (45 cm) system so you can enjoy satellite TV where no 18" (45 cm) marine satellite TV antenna system has ever worked before! Now working offshore doesn’t have to mean leaving your favorite satellite TV entertainment at home!
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Options & Accessories


01-0286-01SL : TracVision M5 Baseline; Circular Dual-output LNB

01-0286-03SL : TracVision M5 Baseline; GLA Circular w/Dual Output LNB

01-0286-04SL : TracVision M5 Baseline; Linear Quad-Output LNB

01-0286-05SL : TracVision M5 Baseline; Sky Mexico Version; Linear Dual-output LNB

01-0286-06SL : TracVision M5 Baseline; Tri-Americas Dual Output LNB

01-0286-11SL : TracVision M5 w/GyroTrac (Tuna Tower) Upgrade; Circular Dual-output LNB

01-0286-13SL : TracVision M5 w/GyroTrac (Tuna Tower) Upgrade; GLA Circular w/Dual Outpu

01-0286-14SL : TracVision M5 w/Gyrotrac (Tuna Tower) Upgrade; Linear Quad-Output LNB

01-0286-15SL : TracVision M5 w/GyroTrac (Tuna Tower) Upgrade; Sky Mexico Version; Linear Dual Output LNB

01-0286-16SL : TracVision M5 w/GyroTrac (Tuna Tower Upgrade); Tri-Americas Dual Output

01-0286-21SL : TracVision M5 w/Master Control Panel; Circular Dual-output LNB

01-0286-23SL : TracVision M5 w/Master Control Panel; GLA Circular w/Dual Output LNB2

01-0286-24SL : TracVision M5 w/Control Panel; Linear Quad-Output LNB

01-0286-25SL : TracVision M5 w/Control Panel; Sky Mexico Version; Linear Dual Output LNB

01-0286-26SL : TracVision M5 w/Master Control Panel; Tri-Americas Dual Output LNB


02-1712-0129 : DISH Network 211K HD Receiver w/IR Remote; Preconfigured for satellites

02-1712-61 : DISH Network 211K HD Receiver w/IR Remote; Preconfigured for satellites 61, 110, 119

19-0503 :
DIRECTV D12 Standard Definition Receiver with IR Remote Control (110 VAC)


72-0412 : Master Receiver Selector (MRS) for DIRECTV or DISH Network


The best combination of big performance & small size.
For vessels 40+ feet.
Satellite Coverage Regions 1
Compatible Satellite TV Services
All Ku-band regional services worldwide2
Antenna Dish Diameter
45 cm (18")
Antenna Unit Diameter x Height/Weight
49 cm x 53.3 cm (19.3" x 21") /
13.6 kg (30 lbs)
Minimum EIRP4
48 dBW (Ku-band)
HDTV Compatible
(requires a compatible HD receiver, HD-ready television, and subscription)
Yes (Ku-band services)
Skew Control
LNB Options (polarization/output)
Circular Dual
Linear Dual
Linear Universal Quad
Tracking Technology
High-Performance (HP) tracking
User Interface
Master Control Panel (MCP)
GyroTrac (Tuna Tower) Upgrade Available
Tri-Americas LNB Compatible
Elevation/Azimuth Range
+10° to +80°/720°
System Power
12-16 VDC
3 amps nominal
3.5 amps peak
(Consult price list for alternative cabling options)
1 Power cable: 15 m (50')
1 Data cable: 15 m (50')
1 RF: RG6 15 m (50')
(Additional RF cables customer supplied)6
Antenna Operating Temperature
-20°C to +65°C (-4°F to +149°F)
Antenna Survival Temperature
-35°C to +70°C (-31°F to +158°F)
2 Years Parts, 1 Year Labor
North American System Configuration KVH Part Number
Circular Dual:
EMEA/Asia8, Brazil9 System Configuration KVH Part Number10
Linear Universal Quad: 01-0286-24
Latin American System Configuration KVH Part Number10
Galaxy Circular Dual: 01-0286-23
SKY Mexico System Configuration KVH Part Number10
Sky Linear Dual: 01-0286-25
Tri-Americas LNB Upgrade Kit Part Number10
MSRP (North American Configuration)
Circular Dual: $5,495
Tri-Americas: $6,995

1 For details, visit
2 Requires region-specific receiver and service.
3 N. America DIRECTV only; DIRECTV receiver included.
4 Please note that all circular Ka-/Ku-/Ka-band Minimum EIRP values are average approximate figures that may vary according to actual transponder frequency and location.
5 Single receiver system.
6 Some system configurations require additional RF cables
7 Unless subject to in-country regulations.
8 Some services in Asia require unique circular LNBs to work; contact KVH or your local dealer for more information.
9 Sky Brazil service.
10 Optional system configuration – contact KVH for details and pricing.
11 Limited coverage regions in Europe; visit for details
12 Tri-Americas Circular is a dual-band LNB for both DIRECTV L.A. and DIRECTV U.S. services.

Brochures & Datasheets

Document File Info
BROCHURE - Marine Satellite TV Selector PDF file 1.3 MB / 4 pg
DATASHEET - TracVision Series - Commercial Applications - For the Asia Pacific Region PDF file 938 KB / 2 pg


Document File Info
INSTALLATION GUIDE - TracVision M5 - Control Panel Configuration - For Antenna S/N 090500341 - Present PDF file 4.1 MB / 37 pg
INSTALLATION GUIDE - TracVision M5 - GyroTrac Configuration - For Antenna S/N 090500341 - Present PDF file 6.1 MB / 50 pg
INSTALLATION GUIDE - TracVision M5 - Switchplate Configuration - For Antenna S/N 090500341 - Present PDF file 3.5 MB / 31 pg
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS - TracPhone FB250 / FB150 & TracVision M5 - Dome Assembly and Mounting PDF file 242 KB / 6 pg
USER'S GUIDE - TracVision M5, M7 & M7SK - Control Panel Configuration - For Antenna S/N 080600675 - Present PDF file 5.2 MB / 89 pg
USER'S GUIDE - TracVision M5, M7 & M7SK - GyroTrac Configuration - For Antenna S/N 080600184 - Present PDF file 5 MB / 106 pg
USER'S GUIDE - TracVision M5, M7 & M7SK - GyroTrac Configuration - For Antenna S/N 080600675 - Present PDF file 5.2 MB / 111 pg
USER'S GUIDE - TracVision M5, M7 & M7SK - Switchplate Configuration - For Antenna S/N 080600675 - Present PDF file 3.7 MB / 77 pg



Please refer to the TracVision quick start guide or installation manual for details on Bell TV receivers that KVH has tested and approved.

Empty domes are available should you wish to have a matching dome installation on your boat. Also, KVH's TracPhone domes are identical to their TracVision counterparts, enabling you to have a balanced, dual-dome installation that offers satellite TV and satellite communications. Click here to find a KVH dealer near you for information and pricing.

Due to expanding channel lineups, satellite TV services such as DISH 500, DISH TurboHD, ExpressVu, and some DIRECTV packages broadcast programming from two or more satellites. All new KVH TracVision satellite TV systems are fully capable of switching automatically among two or three satellites simply by changing the channel using the remote control when one or two receivers are installed.

However, TracVision owners who subscribe to a two-satellite package AND have a TracVision installation that includes three or more receivers will require KVH's simple one-button TV/SAT Switch to support the satellite switching process. This is due to the use of an active multiswitch in the installation, which blocks the signals from the remote control and receiver from reaching the TracVision antenna.

Current TracVision systems that will require a TV/SAT Switch in this circumstance include:

Marine TracVision: C3, M5 (switchplate option), M7 (switchplate option)
Land Mobile: TracVision R4SL, R5SL, R4, R5

Note: The TV/SAT Switch is not compatible with three-satellite services, including DISH Network's DISH TurboHD.

To order a TV/SAT Switch, contact either your local TracVision dealer or the KVH sales department at 888-584-4163 to request part #01-0245.

No. All TracVision antennas can support multiple video screens and multiple receivers so each TV screen can show a different channel.
Yes, a single TracVision antenna can support multiple video screens. As with satellite TV in your house, if you have a single receiver, all of the TV screens will show the same programming. However, if you install multiple receivers, each video screen can watch a different channel simultaneously. All TracVision antennas support both configurations, however, some models require additional hardware.
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  • Includes an ultra-high efficiency 18″ diameter antenna with proprietary RingFire technology for outstanding reception and signal gain when heading offshore in vessels 40-60 ft.
  • Compatible with popular Ku-band HDTV1 and standard-definition satellite TV programming around the globe for unmatched choices in entertainment
  • Versatile Master Control Panel for trouble-free set up, easy system monitoring, multi-satellite configuring, and easy switching between satellite TV services
  • Supports automatic satellite switching from your remote control (a KVH exclusive) and multiple TVs and receivers so everyone onboard can enjoy the TV programs they want2
  • High-Performance (HP™) DVB® tracking for superior offshore performance in even the most demanding conditions
  • World-class warranty coverage and support

1 Requires a compatible HD receiver and HD-ready television. Additional accessories may be required for some configurations. For details, visit
2 May require region-specific LNB and receiver. Ku-band satellite services only. Coverage areas vary by antenna size. For complete region coverage capabilities, visit the TracVision Satellite Coverage page.

Featured Options

  • GyroTrac Upgrade
    KVH’s exclusive Gyro Trac (Tuna Tower) Upgrade is a rugged, gyro-stabilized digital compass that allows your TracVision M5 to find the satellite faster when you start up and provides outstanding tracking, even in rough seas.
  • Master Receiver Selector
    KVH's Master Receiver Selector is an exclusive, enhanced multiswitch for TracVision systems. It supports installations with multiple DIRECTV, DISH Network, or Bell TV receivers and TVs, allows you to choose which receiver will be the “master” capable of switching satellites, and offers full support for DISH Network’s TurboHD programming broadcast by the 129°W satellite. 
  • Tri-Americas LNB
    If your vessels travel from North America to South America and back again, enjoy seamless satellite TV throughout your journey with KVH's Tri-Americas LNB!
  • Complementary Systems
    Check out KVH’s TracPhone FB250 Satellite Communications System, with the same size and styling plus powerful Inmarsat Fleet service, for the perfect match on your boat.

Exclusive Technology

  • RingFire Technology
    KVH’s proprietary RingFire technology is a remarkable breakthrough in antenna design, fusing precisely shaped, tuned parabolic dish antennas with custom-designed, dual-mode feed tubes and uniquely modified LNBs. RingFire technology provides unmatched illumination of the reflector resulting in signal strengths comparable to competitors’ larger antennas. This means that with TracVision, you'll enjoy wider geographic coverage and better reception than with competing antennas, even in extreme weather.

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Satellite Coverage

The following satellite footprint information is intended as a general reference only. The satellite maps do not guarantee coverage and may change without notice. Also be aware that various conditions may cause signal quality to degrade along fringe coverage areas.

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