TracVision R1ST

Satellite TV Wherever You Go
When you want to bring DIRECTV® on the road, check out KVH’s affordable TracVision R1ST. It’s the smallest and lightest in-motion satellite TV system on the market, bringing you premium standard-definition satellite TV entertainment from DIRECTV throughout the continental U.S.

Innovative Technology
Thanks to KVH’s RingFire™ technology, the 12.5” diameter TracVision R1ST antenna offers the highest gain in its class, so you’ll get great reception even in poor weather. The system’s streamlined design ensures easy operation:

  • Single-cable design for quick installation, no laptop required
  • Exclusive integrated 12V mobile receiver/controller with onscreen system control for ease of use
  • WhisperDrive™ for ultra-quiet operation

In KVH’s hands, the in-motion satellite TV experience keeps getting better.

Looking for compatibility with DISH Network® and its premium HD programming? Check out the TracVision R1DX !

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Options & Accessories


01-0314-05 : TracVision R1ST Antenna System w/12V Mobile Standard Definition Receiver for DIRECTV; with RF Remote Control; Circular Dual-output LNB


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



In-motion DIRECTV satellite TV antenna system

Radome Diameter x Height
13.5" x 13"
(34 cm x 33 cm)
Antenna Unit Weight (Dish + Radome)

7.5 lbs (3.4 kg)

Single Cable


Compatible Satellite TV Services
Satellite Acquistion


In-motion Tracking


Supports HDTV


Supports Multiple Receivers (dual-output LNB)


DewShield (Electronic Dew Elimination System)


Receiver Included


Available Radome Colors


Automatic Satellite Switching


High Signal Strength Acquisition (50-51 dBW)


Antenna Unit Power

10-16 VDC

2 Years Parts
1 Year Labor
Suggested Retail Price

$2,195 USD

1 For complete regional coverage areas, visit the TracVision satellite coverage page.
2 Ku-band services only.
3 Compatible with all HDTV services from DISH Network and Bell TV (R1DX is not compatible with Bell TV). Details at
4 For DISH Network subscribers, requires DISH Network VIP211k HDTV receiver; some configurations may require the KVH Master Receiver Selector, sold separately. Details at
5 DISH Network VIP211k HDTV receiver not shipped with antenna; ships separately and requires activation through KVH.
6 Please note that all Minimum EIRP values are average approximate figures that may vary according to actual transponder frequency and location.

Brochures & Datasheets

Document File Info
DATASHEET - TracVision R1 - U.S. format US (English) PDF file 602 KB / 2 pg


Document File Info
INSTALLATION GUIDE - TracVision R1ST PDF file 1.7 MB / 13 pg

Additional Documents, Forms & Pricing

Policies and AgreementsFile Info
KVH Industries, Inc. 2 Year/1 Year – LIMITED WARRANTY STATEMENT PDF file 42 KB / 1 pg



The Master Receiver Selector (MRS) is an enhanced active multiswitch that allows the user to select which satellite receiver is controlling the TracVision antenna satellite selection.  Only one receiver at a time can control the antenna, and the MRS has a 4 position knob allowing a user to select which one of their up to 4 satellite receivers is in control of the antenna.  The MRS is a required component for some "cable wrap" TracVision systems (R4, R5, M5, M7, M9) in order to view Dish Network programming on the 129W satellite.  The MRS can also be used with DIRECTV Standard Definition installations when using the 101W and 119W satellites to select a master receiver, and is required for automatic satellite selection when more than 2 receivers are in the system.


1) If you own a TracVision HD7 or HD11, set up the receivers as Dish Type 03:Slimline-3, Switch Type 01:SWM, and if a DVR is used set Tuners to 02:Dual (accessed by Menu->Parental Favorites and Setup->System Setup->Satellite->Repeat Satellite Setup)

2) If not an HD7 or HD11, set up the receivers as Dish Type 02:3-LNB 18x20, Switch Type 02:Multiswitch (accessed by Menu->Parental Favorites and Setup->System Setup->Satellite->Repeat Satellite Setup)


  • 300+ channels of digital satellite TV and music
  • In-motion operation with rapid satellite acquisition
  • KVH Whisper Drive™ for ultra-quiet operation
  • KVH’s exclusive, integrated 12V mobile receiver/controller with RF remote control, featuring onscreen system set-up and control
  • Single cable design and multiple mounting options for easy installation

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.

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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