TracVision TV3

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TracVision TV-series Product Configurator

Superior Tracking and Reception from a Compact Satellite TV System
Bring live news and the crew’s favorite satellite television programming onboard with TracVision TV3, a 37 cm (14.5-inch) antenna from KVH, the leader in marine satellite television for 20 years. TracVision TV3’s exclusive RingFire antenna technology provides stronger signals, wider geographic coverage, and better reception. No matter what the mission or patrol duties are, the crew can count on satellite TV for news and entertainment.

Advanced Technology in a System that’s Easy to Install and Easy to Use
With a single coaxial cable for power, data, and video, TracVision TV3 is easy to install whether a vessel is new or undergoing a retrofit. Single and dual linear LNB options are available, meaning the TV3 supports DIRECTV, DISH Network, Bell TV, and circular and linear Ku-band services worldwide. An innovative TV-Hub includes IP-enabled antenna control unit and the capability for fast system troubleshooting from smartphones or devices.

The TracVision TV3 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

01-0366-07 : TracVision TV1 Satellite TV Antenna System w/IP-enabled TV-Hub A; Circular LNB with stacked dual-output; for N. American Services (DIRECTV, DISH Network & Bell TV)

01-0368-02 : TracVision TV3 Satellite TV Antenna System w/IP-enabled TV-Hub B; Linear Universal Single-output LNB*

01-0368-09 : TracVision TV3 Satellite TV Antenna System w/IP-enabled TV-Hub B; Linear Universal Dual-output LNB

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

72-0563 :
RF Remote Control Kit for DIRECTV H25 HD receiver




A compact 37 cm (14.5-inch) antenna for vessels frequenting cruising areas located within 100 nautical miles offshore

Satellite Coverage Regions 1
Compatible Satellite TV Services
Most Ku-band services worldwide including DIRECTV, DISH Network & Bell TV in North America2
Antenna Dish Diameter
37 cm (14.5")
Antenna Unit Diameter x Height/Weight

39.4 cm x 44.7 cm (15.5" x 17.6") /
7.7 kg (17 lbs)

Linear Universal Dual: 9.1 kg (20 lbs)

DVB-S2 Compatible
Minimum EIRP4
50 dBW (Ku-band)
HDTV Compatible5
(requires a compatible HD receiver, HD-ready television, and subscription)
Yes (Ku-band services)
Skew Control
LNB Types Available (polarization/output)
Linear Universal Single6
Linear Universal Dual
Tracking Technology
High-Performance (HP) tracking
User Interface
TV-Hub web interface
GyroTrac (Tuna Tower) Upgrade Available


Tri-Americas LNB Compatible
Elevation/Azimuth Range
+10° to +80°/Continuous
Linear Dual: +10° to +80°/720°
System Power
10-30 VDC
42 watts nominal
(Consult price list for alternative cabling options)
1 Power/RF cable: RG6 15 m (50') (single cable) included8
Antenna Operating Temperature
-25°C to +55°C
(-13°F to +131°F)
Antenna Survival Temperature
-25°C to +70°C
(-13°F to +158°F)
2 Years Parts, 1 Year Labor
North American System Configuration KVH Part Number
Circular: 01-0368-07
EMEA/Asia10, Brazil11 System Configuration KVH Part Number12
Linear Universal Single:
Linear Universal Dual:
Latin American System Configuration KVH Part Number12
SKY Mexico System Configuration KVH Part Number12
Linear Universal Single:
Linear Universal Dual:
Tri-Americas LNB Upgrade Kit Part Number12

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 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 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
BROCHURE - TracVision TV-series Product Selector Guide - For EMEA & APAC PDF file 4.5 MB / 4 pg
BROCHURE - TracVision TV-series Product Selector Guide - For Americas PDF file 3.6 MB / 4 pg
DATASHEET - TracVision TV3 PDF file 629 KB / 2 pg


Document File Info
INSTALLATION GUIDE - TracVision TV3 - For systems with TV-Hub S/N XXXXXXXXX - 180601014 PDF file 7.3 MB / 42 pg
INSTALLATION GUIDE - TracVision TV3 - For systems with TV-Hub S/N 180601015 - Present PDF file 6.6 MB / 40 pg
QUICK START GUIDE - TracVision TV-series PDF file 1 MB / 2 pg
USER'S GUIDE - TracVision TV3 PDF file 2.6 MB / 103 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)

The Integrated CommBox Modem (ICM) is the streamlined all-in-one belowdecks unit that drives the TracPhone V7-HTS. It features a browser-based user interface and a convenient iPhone® app for system status, updates, and support. Replacing a full rack of components required for competitors’ systems, the 2U-high ICM contains:
  • IP-enabled antenna control unit
  • CommBox™ Network Manager
  • High-throughput modem
  • Voice over IP (VoIP) adapter
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and Ethernet switch
  • Content storage and access for IP-MobileCast™ and Videotel™ training content
  • Support for over-the-air software updates for the ICM and antenna unit


  • 37 cm (14.5-inch) diameter antenna features proprietary RingFire™ technology for stronger signals, wider geographic coverage, and better reception
  • Supports DIRECTV, DISH Network, Bell TV, and circular and linear Ku-band regional services worldwide 
  • 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
  • HDTV compatible (Ku-band services only)
  • Integrated Single Wire Multiswitch (SWM-8) built into belowdecks TV-Hub supports up to 8 DIRECTV receivers 
  • Single coaxial cable for power, data, and video enables easy installations and retrofits
  • DVB-S2 compatible
  • Advanced inertial-based stabilized search for fast satellite acquisition
  • High performance tracking with advanced algorithms for crystal-clear television picture in heavy seas
  • Built-in worldwide satellite library
  • IP AutoSwitch option for multiple receiver installations – for simple auto-switching on Dish Pro and DiSEqC-compatible services
  • World-class warranty coverage and support

Featured Options

IP AutoSwitch
IP AutoSwitch for multiple receiver installations delivers simple auto-switching on Dish Pro and DiSEqC-compatible services so you can easily access the channels and programs you want to watch – even when they are not on the same satellite.

Complementary Systems
Complement your KVH TracVision satellite television system with a KVH TracPhone V-IP satellite communications system for fast and reliable satellite Internet and VoIP services. TracPhone V3-IP, V7-IP, and V11-IP are designed exclusively for KVH’s mini-VSAT Broadband network, the world’s no.1 maritime VSAT service.

Exclusive Technology

TracVision TV-Hub
The innovative TracVision TV-Hub integrates the advanced functionality of the TV-series system 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, and with whatever service you use
  • Built-in SWM-compatible technology supports DIRECTV programming
  • Built-in DISH Pro output supports DISH Network and Bell TV service
  • Built-in DiSEqC protocol supports linear TV services around the world
  • 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
  • NMEA 0183/2000 input for heading and GPS enable fastest satellite acquisition

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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