TracVision A9

TracVision A9
Special Offer for DIRECTV and DISH Network Customers

Live Satellite TV for Emergency Situations
In an emergency situation, seconds can make all the difference. That’s why it’s critical to have access to live satellite TV while you’re en route to the scene. The rugged, ultra-low-profile TracVision A9 from KVH offers homeland security, law enforcement, and emergency responders a new standard for real-time situational awareness on the road with live DIRECTV or DISH Network programming right on your vehicle’s video screens. Don’t rely simply on radio or wait to stop to set up a television feed.

Rugged and Reliable for Extreme Conditions
KVH’s TracVision A9 travels wherever your vehicle goes. The patented, automotive-grade housing offers the reliable, durable design needed for command vehicles in even the worst situations, including wind, rain, snow, dirt, and extreme temperatures. Make sure that your crews have the vital information they need as they roll to the crisis. Equip them with TracVision A9 and live satellite TV throughout the continental United States.

Streamlined TracVision TV-Hub
The compact and powerful system controller is the TracVision TV-Hub and it makes system operation easier than ever. The TV-Hub is IP-enabled and is designed to provide access to system information from any mobile device or laptop.

The TracVision A9 is controlled by the Export Administration Act of 1979, as amended (Title 50, USC App 2401 et seq.) and its implementing regulations, the Export Administration Regulations, 15 CFR 730 et seq. Diversion contrary to U.S. law is prohibited.

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Options & Accessories

01-0385-02 : Tracvision A9 with IP-enabled TV-Hub for DIRECTV & Dish Network service; Direct Roof Mount; includes DISH or DIRECTV Receiver

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

19-0860 : DIRECTV Ethernet Coax Adapter (DECA); for automatic switching in multi-receiver applications

19-0866 : DISH ViP 211Z Mobile Receiver w/IR Remote Control - Certified

72-0634 :



19-0980 : DISH Network HD Wally receiver with RF Remote Control


Low-clearance satellite TV antenna solution
Satellite Coverage Regions 1

North America
(Full in-motion reception of satellite TV signals on open roads with a clear view of the TV satellites in the southern sky throughout most of the continental U.S.)

Compatible Satellite TV Services
Antenna Unit Diameter x Height/Weight
81 cm x 12.7 cm (32" x 5")/

22.5 kg (49.5 lbs)

HDTV Compatible


LNB Types Available (polarization/output)

Stacked Circular

User Interface

TV-Hub web interface

Satellite Acquisition


Supports Multiple Receivers (dual-output LNB)
Receiver Included


Available Dome Colors


Automatic Satellite Switching


High Signal Strength Acquisition (50-51 dBW)


Elevation/Azimuth Range

+31° to +57°/Continuous1

System Power

10-30 VDC
42 watts nominal

Single Cable

1 Years Parts, 1 Year Labor 7

North American System Configuration KVH Part Number
01-0385-01 (Roof Rack Mount)

01-0385-02 (Roof Mount)

EMEA System Configuration KVH Part Number


MSRP (North American Configuration)


1 Services may require different LNB types.
2 Limited coverage in certain regions in N. America and Europe; visit for details.
3 Requires region-specific LNB, receiver, and service; receiver not included.
4 Ku-band services only.
5 Compatible with Ku-band HD services worldwide. Details at For DISH Network subscribers, requires DISH Network VIP211 HDTV receiver.
6 Single receiver system.
7 Unless subject to in-country regulations.
8 Optional system configuration – contact KVH for details and pricing.

Brochures & Datasheets

Document File Info
HANDOUT - TracVision A9 Highlight Sheet PDF file 1.5 MB / 1 pg


Document File Info
INSTALLATION GUIDE - TracVision A9 PDF file 6.7 MB / 43 pg
INSTALLATION GUIDE - TracVision A9 - For systems with TV-Hub S/N 180601015 - Present PDF file 6.7 MB / 41 pg
QUICK START GUIDE - TracVision A9 PDF file 1 MB / 2 pg
USER'S GUIDE - TracVision A9 PDF file 2.4 MB / 96 pg



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)


  • In-motion reception of local programming1 along with more than 300 channels of DIRECTV or DISH Network satellite TV programming and 50+ channels of satellite radio2
  • 5-inch high, patented dome3 available in high-gloss black automotive-grade finish
  • Compatible with virtually all standard factory-installed and aftermarket video systems
  • Sleek IP-enabled TracVision TV-Hub delivers easy setup and operation, and easy user interface for system information from any smartphone, tablet, smart TV, or computer
  • World-class warranty coverage and support
  • NEW! Includes satellite TV receiver for either DISH Network or DIRECTV U.S.4

1 TracVision A9 provides full in-motion reception of satellite TV signals on open roads with a clear view of the TV satellites in the southern sky throughout most of the continental U.S.
2 Access to local channels is subject to local availability and satellite accessibility.
3 Low-profile (flat) domes are ideally suited for in-motion operation and may experience rain fade from pooling water in some stationary applications. Dry conditions must exist for stationary operation.
4 DISH Network or DIRECTV U.S. receiver sent separately; requires pre-activation of service. See for details.

Featured Options

Multiple Installation Options
The TracVision A9 offers the convenience of multiple installation options, including the standard roof rack system and the roof mount system.

Exclusive Technology

Superior Performance & Technology
The ultra-low-profile TracVision A9 achieves its superior performance by using KVH’s patented hybrid phased-array antenna technology. Within the rugged housing lies a flat panel antenna capable of tracking DIRECTV and DISH Network’s satellites 22,500 miles above the equator, even while you’re cruising down the highway. Ultra-quiet, GPS-enhanced, and equipped with advanced tracking software, TracVision A9 ensures rapid satellite acquisition, a crystal-clear picture, and the outstanding reliability KVH is known for worldwide.

TracVision TV-Hub
The innovative TracVision TV-Hub integrates advanced functionality into one streamlined unit:

  • IP-enabled antenna control unit with Ethernet connection and built-in Wi-Fi interface allows access to system information from any Wi-Fi device
  • Automatic satellite switching makes it easy to access all programming and local channels wherever you travel
  • Built-in SWM-compatible technology supports DIRECTV programming
  • Built-in DISH Pro output supports DISH Network service
  • Two output ports provide the flexibility to use legacy receivers and expand SWM capability
  • Status indicators quickly convey information about antenna function and power
  • 10-30 VDC input provides power to the TV-Hub, which in turn provides power to the antenna

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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