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TracVision HD7 Commercial Marine HDTV Antenna

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TracVision HD7

Enjoy Satellite TV on Commercial Vessels

Merchant ships can experience satellite TV at sea like their crew is used to at home with KVH’s robust TracVision HD7 commercial maritime satellite TV antenna system. The HD7’s innovative antenna design brings high-definition programming from DIRECTV® onboard using KVH’s exclusive TriAD™ technology, which simultaneously receives broadcasts from all three DIRECTV satellites. The HD7 provides commercial marine ships with the most reliable HDTV reception whether at port or while en-route at sea.

Great Features, Industry-leading Technology

  • Outstanding reception from KVH’s advanced technology, including unique tri-rod dielectric feed
  • Optional Tri-Americas™ LNB for great satellite TV reception when the vessel travels through the Americas
  • Enhanced tracking algorithms for DIRECTV’s Ka- and Ku-band satellites
  • IP-enabled antenna control unit and corresponding TracVision iPhone® app for easy and intuitive setup and system control

Promote Crew Welfare with Satellite TV

  • Provides an efficient and cost-effective way of boosting morale, retaining crew, and meeting the MLC-2006 requirements
  • Full DVR support enables the whole crew to watch the TV programming they like during their off-duty hours.

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Options & Accessories

01-0323-01SL : TracVision HD7 w/Ka/Ku/Ka-band TriAD technology for DIRECTV HDTV

01-0323-03SL : TracVision HD7 w/TriAmericas LNB w/Ka-Ku-/Ka-Band TriAD technology; for DIRECTV & DIRECTV Latin America

19-0660 :
DIRECTV HR24 HD/DVR Receiver with IR/RF remote control (110 VAC) - for H

19-0730 : DIRECTV H25 HD Receiver with IR Remote Control (110 VAC) - for TV Series


01-0325-01 : TracVision HD7 w/Ka/Ku/Ka-band TriAD Technology; for DIRECTV U.S. HDTV; in TV8-size dome


Delivering DIRECTV® HDTV just like you enjoy at home!
For vessels 30+ ft.
Satellite Coverage Regions 1
North, Central2, and South America2
Compatible Satellite TV Services

DIRECTV - North America:
Ku- and Ka-band services2
DIRECTV - PanAmericana:
Ku-band services (Tri-Americas LNB required)

Antenna Dish Diameter
60 cm (24")
Antenna Unit Diameter x Height/Weight
66.3 cm x 69.6 cm (26.1" x 27.4") /
27.7 kg (61 lbs)
DVB-S2 Compatible
Minimum EIRP4
46 dBW (Ku-band)
47 dBW (Ka-band)
HDTV Compatible5
(requires a compatible HD receiver, HD-ready television, and subscription)
Yes (Ka- & Ku-band services)
Skew Control
Stabilized (Tilt)
LNB Types Available (polarization/output)
Circular Ka-/Ku-/Ka-band
Tracking Technology
Multi-axis High-Performance (HP) tracking
User Interface
Internet Protocol-enabled Antenna Control Unit (IPACU)
Tri-Americas LNB Compatible
Elevation/Azimuth Range
+15° to +75°/720°
System Power
100-250 VAC
60 watts nominal
70 watts peak
(Consult price list for alternative cabling options)
1 Power cable: 30 m (100')
1 Data cable: 30 m (100')
1 RF: RG11 30 m (100')
Antenna Operating Temperature
-25°C to +65°C (-13°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/Asia10, Brazil11 System Configuration KVH Part Number12
Latin American System Configuration KVH Part Number12
SKY Mexico System Configuration KVH Part Number12
Tri-Americas LNB Upgrade Kit Part Number12
MSRP (North American Configuration)
Circular Dual: $12,995
Tri-Americas: $14,490

1 For details, visit www.kvh.com/tvfootprints.
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 In U.S. HD programming available with DISH Network only. For DIRECTV HD see TracVision HD7.
6 Single receiver system.
7 Two-receiver system only, for most satellite services.
8 Some system configurations require additional RF cables
9 Unless subject to in-country regulations.
10 Some services in Asia require unique circular LNBs to work; contact KVH or your local dealer for more information.
11 Sky Brazil service.
12 Optional system configuration – contact KVH for details and pricing.
13 Limited coverage regions in Europe; visit www.kvh.com/tvfootprints for details
14 Tri-Americas Circular is a dual-band LNB for both DIRECTV L.A. and DIRECTV U.S. services.

Brochures & Datasheets

Document File Info
DATASHEET - TracVision HD7 - Commercial Applications PDF file 891 KB / 2 pg


Document File Info
INSTALLATION GUIDE - TracVision HD7 - For Antenna S/N XXXXXXXXX - 181200715 PDF file 4 MB / 38 pg
INSTALLATION GUIDE - TracVision HD7 - For Antenna S/N 181200715 - Present PDF file 4 MB / 28 pg
INSTALLATION GUIDE - TracVision HD7 - 32" Version - For Antenna S/N XXXXXXXXX - 181200715 PDF file 4 MB / 35 pg
INSTALLATION GUIDE - TracVision HD7 - 32" Version - For Antenna S/N 181200715 - Present PDF file 4 MB / 29 pg
INSTALLATION GUIDE - TracVision HD7 in TracPhone V7-IP Dome - For Antenna S/N XXXXXXXXX - 181200715 PDF file 3.8 MB / 29 pg
INSTALLATION GUIDE - TracVision HD7 in TracPhone V7-IP Dome - For Antenna S/N 181200715 - Present PDF file 3.65 MB / 29 pg
USER'S GUIDE - TracVision HD7 - For Antenna S/N XXXXXXXXX - 181200715 PDF file 6 MB / 2 pg
USER'S GUIDE - TracVision HD7 - For Antenna S/N 181200715 - Present PDF file 3 MB / 2 pg


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.

Absolutely. With the addition of the dedicated Crew Calling Gateway, you equip your mini-VSAT Broadband system with a separate telephone line exclusively for crew and passenger use. Passengers and your crew will be able to place calls anywhere in the world using the Crew Calling phone while crew usage is tracked separately from your standard usage for easy service management and tracking.

Offering access to this service is simple:

  • Purchase $25 or $100 mini-VSAT Broadband Crew Calling cards for resale, or
  • Minimize your administrative needs and allow the crew or your charter guests to use the crew calling phone to buy minutes directly from KVH Industries using their credit card.

Visit the crew calling page for complete details.

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.
Yes, we have a comprehensive dealer database available on-line. Simply visit our "Where to Buy" page. From here you choose the product category and product model of interest and then search by state, zip/postal code, or country to find the dealer, distributor, or sales representative nearest you.
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  • Simultaneous tracking of DIRECTV’s primary Ka- and Ku-band satellites for uninterrupted reception of HD and standard-definition TV
  • KVH’s Single-Wire Multiswitch enables installation of up to 8 HD receivers or 4 HD DVRs1 with a single RF cable; identical mounting design as KVH’s TracVision 6/G6 and M7, making upgrades a breeze
  • Rack-mountable, IP-enabled ACU with Ethernet connection, built-in WiFi interface, and USB port
  • Exclusive TracVision iPhone App lets you check signal strength, switch to secondary satellites, download antenna software updates, and send information directly to KVH technical support right from your iPhone or iPod® touch
  • Enhanced tracking algorithms and stainless steel bearing construction for the best performing antenna KVH has ever built
  • World-class warranty coverage and support

1 With DIRECTV Genie, only three additional standard DIRECTV HD receivers or one HD DVR may be added. To add more receivers, a SWM expansion kit is available as an accessory.

Featured Options

  • Tri-Americas LNB
    If you rely on your boat to take you to exciting ports of call all through the Americas, check out KVH’s exclusive Tri-Americas™ LNB for the TracVision HD7 for the ultimate convenience! Never change antenna hardware again – the optional Tri-Americas LNB makes moving between DIRECTV HD and DIRECTV PanAmericana as easy as flipping a switch.

Exclusive Technology

TriAD Technology
KVH’s revolutionary TriAD technology1 – a breakthrough in compact antenna design – simultaneously receives broadcasts from three separate satellites. These signals are concentrated by the sculpted reflector and tuned subreflector before reaching the unique tri-rod dielectric feed. And when you’re underway, the multi-axis dynamic tracking stays locked on even in the roughest seas.

This means every TV on board can be tuned to any channel on any of the three satellites, with no waiting for satellite switching or blank screens. Plus, your receivers won’t lock up, reboot, or perform lengthy satellite searches unexpectedly due to expired program guides or receivers looking for the wrong satellite because, unlike other systems, the advanced TracVision HD7 receives DIRECTV’s program data constantly and sees all three satellites all of the time!

1 patent pending

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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