Question about KVH Tracvision C3 European
In order to rectify this you need a laptop and software to update your dish. Available from KVH. Here's the deal, It has a large footprint, 31 inches, bur very low 12 inches, for me this was no problem. I did not want to go with the m1 as it only works one Tv and the coverage was only 30 miles offshore (will not cover
In order to rectify this you need a laptop and software to update your dish. Available from KVH. Here's the deal, It has a large footprint, 31 inches, bur very low 12 inches, for me this was no problem. I did not want to go with the m1 as it only works one Tv and the coverage was only 30 miles offshore (will not coverthe Bahamas). The C3 will do HD as well, I have a direct TV account at the house and I simply took one receiver out of the bedroom and it works fine. So no extra charges. The dish is set up for Direct TV so it acquired it automatically. I shut it down when I am not using it to save power and it takes about 15 minutes to lock on and start working. it needs 110 power as the system is 15 volts so I ran it through the inverter. You will need to have the plug accessible for the receiver box as from time to time you will have to unplug to reset it. We were in 2 to 3 foot seas and never lost the signal. I have a 54 foot ocean going trawler, so we do not move around as much as some sailboats. I was looking at the trac it system and for $900 dollars and this was $1495 this was the logical choice as it is covered and protected and works underway.
One thing to remember is that if you are hooking all this up yourself you MUST use the proper wire and connectors. You can't use regular cable wire. Both systems require RG-6 (or RG-6Q) cable. You cannot use the thinner RG-59 wire. The system will either give you only partial signal or will eventually fry itself out and potentially cause a fire. If you look on most wires, there will be some numbers on the insulation. If not, look at the inside wire: RG-6 is about the thickness of an ink pen tip and will be fairly rigid whereas RG-59 is more like thicker fishing line and moves around easily.
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Posted on Sep 27, 2010
Are you getting anything? Any lights or change in display?
Posted on Sep 28, 2010
Hi, this sounds like the antenna tracking drive may be stuck, or something is obstructing it from tracking, you will have to remove the dome, and get someone to switch on the system and then the switch-plate, and observe what the antenna does, it could be something simple if its new at the bottom of the antenna, two tie-wraps prevent the internal antenna assembly from moving during shipment if you have not removed these, that will be the cause...hope this helps
Posted on Sep 27, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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