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    A Guide to TracVision 4 owner’s manual...

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    Congratulations! KVH Industries, Inc. 54-0150 Rev. D TracVision 4 Serial Number This serial number will be required for all troubleshooting or service calls made regarding this product.

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    ® ® TracVision and KVH are registered trademarks of KVH Industries, Inc. ® DIRECTV is an official trademark of DIRECTV, Inc., a unit of GM Hughes Electronics. ™ DISH Network is an official trademark of EchoStar Communications Corporation. ExpressVu is a property of Bell ExpressVu, a wholly owned...

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    The Digital Satellite System ......1-1 TracVision 4 System Overview ......1-1 1.2.1 The TracVision 4 Antenna Unit .

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Preventive Maintenance .......5-1 TracVision 4 Field Replaceable Units .....5-2 PCB Removal and Replacement .

  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Connecting Two Active Multiswitches to the TracVision 4 .......2-10 54-0150 Rev. D...

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    Shipping Restraint Placement .....5-11 TracVision 4 System Components ....1-3 Installation Process .

  • Page 8: Introduction, The Digital Satellite System, Tracvision 4 System Overview

    Introduction The Digital Satellite System * Contact KVH or DIRECTV for complete details on tracking and receiving signals from DSS 110. TracVision 4 System Overview 54-0150 Rev. D Introduction Figure 1-1 ision...

  • Page 9: The Tracvision 4 Antenna Unit, Integrated Receiver Decoder (ird)

    A Guide to TracVision 4 Figure 1-2 Figure 1-3 TracVision 4 Antenna Power 11-16 VDC 3.5 - 4.5 Amps Data 1.2.1 The TracVision 4 Antenna Unit 1.2.2 Integrated Receiver Decoder (IRD) Options Purchased Separately Satellite Receiver 1 TV 1 Satellite Receiver 2 TV 2...

  • Page 10: Additional Materials Required For Tracvision 4 Use, Installation

    Materials Provided With TracVision 4 System Component Antenna Unit Installation Kitpack Data Cable PC Cable Power Cable RF Cable IRD Ground Wire Switchplate 1.3.1 Additional Materials Required for TracVision 4 Use 54-0150 Rev. D KVH Part No. Table 1-1 01-0234-01...

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    Installation Step 1. Choose the hardware locations 2. Mount the Antenna Unit 4. Wire system components 5. Select active satellite 6. Check out system Materials and Equipment Required for Installation Below-decks Cable Lengths Cable (Function) Data Cable (IRD to Antenna Unit) Power Cable (Power to Antenna Unit) RF Cable (Antenna to IRD) IRD Ground Wire...

  • Page 13: The Best Reception, Installing The Antenna Unit

    A Guide to TracVision 4 The Antenna Unit should not be too high off the water (a height above the waterline no more than half the vessel length). The radome exterior is treated with a special finish selected for compatibility with the dome material and transparency to the satellite signals.

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    Tips for Successful Antenna Unit Placement and Mounting Antenna Unit Mounting Procedure 54-0150 Rev. D Installation Always lift the antenna unit by the gray baseplate structure, not the radome. Also be careful not to strike the exposed connectors extending from the bottom of the baseplate or allow them to carry the weight of the antenna unit.

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    A Guide to TracVision 4 Figure 2-3 Foam Seal J13 (power) J14 (data) Figure 2-4 Single IRD Installation Second IRD Installation The foam shipping restraint must be removed before power is applied. Save the foam for reuse and be sure to install it whenever the Antenna Unit is moved from place to place.

  • Page 16: Wiring The Tracvision 4 System

    Wiring the TracVision 4 System 54-0150 Rev. D Installation Figure 2-5 Figure 2-6 A full-scale panel cutout template has been provided in Appendix C.

  • Page 17: Wiring The Antenna Unit Data Cable

    A Guide to TracVision 4 Figure 2-7 Figure 2-8 Tips for Safe and Successful Wiring 2.3.1 Wiring the Antenna Unit Data Cable BLU/WHT Not Used WHT/BLU Not Used BRN/WHT PC GND WHT/BRN PC TXD Data Cable ORG/WHT PC RXD to Antenna...

  • Page 18: Wiring The Antenna Unit Power Cable, Connecting To Ship's Power

    Ground (Black) — Cable #32-0510-50 Ground — Lamp Lamp Socket +12 Vdc — Ship’s Power Ground — Ship’s Power Installation Figure 2-9 Figure 2-10 Power supplied to the TracVision 4 MUST NOT exceed 16 Vdc or the TracVision power supply will suffer serious damage!

  • Page 19: Ird Ground Cable, Installing The Switchplate

    A Guide to TracVision 4 Figure 2-11 Before securing the switchplate to the mounting surface, be sure to strain relieve the wires connecting to the switchplate connectors. several tie-wraps have been provided to aid in strain relieving the wires. 2.3.4 IRD Ground Cable...

  • Page 20: Connecting The Antenna Rf Signal Cable To The Ird

    2.3.6 Connecting the Antenna RF Signal Cable to the IRD Multiswitch Installation (Three or More IRDs) 54-0150 Rev. D For single IRD installations, the RF cable is connected to the RF1 plug on the base of the antenna. If a second IRD is added, the additional RF cable connects to the RF2 plug.

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    A Guide to TracVision 4 Multiple Multiswitch Installation Figure 2-13 2-10...

  • Page 22: Selecting The Active Satellite

    Commissioning the IRD EchoStar Commissioning Issues Selecting the Active Satellite DSS_101 DSS_110 DSS_101 DSS_110* ü DSS_119 Echo_61 Echo_110 Echo_119 Echo_148 Expressvu * Contact KVH or DIRECTV for complete details on tracking and receiving signals from DSS_110. 54-0150 Rev. D DSS_119 Echo_61 Echo_110 ü...

  • Page 23: Installing Your Selected Satellites

    A Guide to TracVision 4 Figure 2-14 2-12 2.4.1 Installing Your Selected satellites Connecting to the TracVision 4 Maintenance Port...

  • Page 24: Programming User-defined Satellites

    Installing the Satellite of Choice HALT Command: SATINSTALL,<sat_a_name>,<sat_b_name><cr> Where: <sat_a_name> = the name of your choice for Satellite A <sat_b_name> = the name of your choice for Satellite B Command: @L,x<cr> Where: x = A or B (one of your selected satellites as defined during the SATINSTALL process) 2.4.2 Programming User-defined Satellites HALT...

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    A Guide to TracVision 4 2-14 Entering User-defined Satellite Data Command: SATCONFIG,USERX,YYY,Z,D,L<cr> Where: X = 1 or 2 (satellite alternative) YYY = longitude (0-180) Z = E (East) or W (West) D = decoding type (0=test, 1=DSS-A, 2=DSS-B, 3=DVB) L = LNB polarization (C=circular, L=linear)

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    Command: @SATCONFIG,X,N,F,S,C,ID,P,B,D<cr> Where: @SATCONFIG = directs data to the RF Board X = satellite location A or B N = satellite table # (98 & 99 are slots for user- configured satellites) F = frequency in MHz (either 00000 or a range from 10700 - 12700) S = the satellite transponder symbol rate in Mbit/second (01000 - 30000)

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    A Guide to TracVision 4 2-16 @SAVE,A @DEBUGOFF An Example of Configuring a User-defined Satellite Yoursat 101 at 7 West, DVB decoder, Linear Polarization LNB Horizontal High Frequency 11.966 GHz Symbol Rate 27500 FEC Code Network ID 2048 (dec) = 0x0800...

  • Page 28: Checking Out The System

    Installation SATCONFIG,USER1,7,W,3,L @DEBUGON @SATCONFIG,A,98,11966,27500,34,0x0800,H,H @SATCONFIG,A,98,11823,27500,34,0x0800,V,H @SATCONFIG,A,98,00000,27500,34,0x0000,V,L @SATCONFIG,A,98,00000,27500,34,0x0000,H,L @SAVE,A @DEBUGOFF Checking Out the System Completing the Installation Process 54-0150 Rev. D 2-17...

  • Page 30: Antenna Unit Operation

    Antenna Unit Operation Tips to Get the Best Reception with TracVision 4 Automated Operations 54-0150 Rev. D Antenna Unit Operation To minimize the time it takes the antenna to acquire the satellite, do not change the channel during the startup process or cable unwrap.

  • Page 31: Watching Your Selected Satellites

    A Guide to TracVision 4 Watching Your Selected Satellites Maintenance Port Switch Command: @L,x<cr> Where: x = A or B (one of your selected satellites as defined during the SATINSTALL process) DIRECTV Satellite Subscribers...

  • Page 32: Watching Tv Underway And At Rest

    Antenna Unit Operation EchoStar and Expressvu Satellite Subscribers 3.1.1 Watching TV Underway and at Rest “Instant On” Operation Conical Scan Tracking While Underway 54-0150 Rev. D...

  • Page 33

    A Guide to TracVision 4 Sleep Mode...

  • Page 34: Troubleshooting, Causes And Remedies For Common Operational Issues

    Troubleshooting SYMPTOM Causes and Remedies for Common Operational Issues 54-0150 Rev. D Troubleshooting Figure 4-1...

  • Page 35: Blown Fuse, Low Power, Or Wiring, Satellite Signal Blocked, Outside Satellite Coverage Zone

    A Guide to TracVision 4 4.1.1 Blown Fuse, Low Power, or Wiring 4.1.2 Satellite Signal Blocked 4.1.3 Outside Satellite Coverage Zone...

  • Page 36: Radar Interference, Vessel Turning During Startup, Incorrect Or Loose Rf Connectors, Using A Passive Multiswitch

    4.1.4 Radar Interference 4.1.5 Vessel Turning During Startup 4.1.6 Incorrect or Loose RF Connectors 4.1.7 Using a Passive Multiswitch 54-0150 Rev. D Troubleshooting Baseline RF levels are included as part of the startup sequence provided in Appendix F.

  • Page 37: Antenna Gyro And Lnb Faults, Computer Diagnostics

    A Guide to TracVision 4 Figure 4-2 EchoStar IRD Commissioning Antenna Gyro and LNB Faults Computer Diagnostics...

  • Page 38: Maintenance Port Parser Commands

    Maintenance Port Parser Commands 54-0150 Rev. D Troubleshooting...

  • Page 40: Maintenance, Warranty/service Information, Preventive Maintenance

    Maintenance Warranty/Service Information Preventive Maintenance Monthly 54-0150 Rev. D Maintenance The serial number for your TracVision 4 will be required during any service or calls. You will find the serial number on the inside front cover of this manual.

  • Page 41: Tracvision 4 Field Replaceable Units

    A Guide to TracVision 4 TracVision 4 components receive power from multiple sources. Do not open any electrical assemblies or attempt servicing until IRD power and vessel input power are disconnected. Table 5-1 Semi-Annually TracVision 4 Field Replaceable Units Radome...

  • Page 42: Pcb Removal And Replacement

    Maintenance Figure 5-1 PCB Removal and Replacement 54-0150 Rev. D...

  • Page 43: Cpu Board

    A Guide to TracVision 4 Figure 5-2 The PCB cover fits snugly over the PCB. When removing or replacing the cover, take care to ensure that the cover does not dislodge any of the Molex connectors as this will cause system errors and improper operation.

  • Page 44: Rf Detector

    5.4.2 RF Detector 54-0150 Rev. D Figure 5-4 Figure 5-5 Maintenance...

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    A Guide to TracVision 4 Figure 5-6 Ferrules Failure to hold the ferrules tightly while loosening the RF connectors can result in damage to the cables and reduce the signal quality. Figure 5-7...

  • Page 46: Antenna Gyro Assembly

    Antenna Gyro Assembly Antenna Gyro Calibration HALT<cr DEBUGON<cr> DEBUGON<cr> 54-0150 Rev. D Maintenance Make sure the cable jacket passes through the PCB access slot to protect the wires from the edge of the PCB frame.

  • Page 47: Elevation Motor And Belt Replacement

    A Guide to TracVision 4 Refer to Section 2.4, “Checking Out the System” for complete details in connecting a PC to the system via the maintenance port. Figure 5-8 =CALAZ<cr> =CALEL<cr> ZAP<cr> HALT<cr> Elevation Motor and Belt Replacement Drive Belt...

  • Page 48: Drive Belt Removal And Replacement, Elevation Drive Motor Removal And Replacement

    Maintenance 5.6.1 Drive Belt Removal and Replacement 5.6.2 Elevation Drive Motor Removal and Replacement 54-0150 Rev. D...

  • Page 49: Antenna Lnb Replacement

    A Guide to TracVision 4 The short screw must go in the upper left hole on the motor flange (as viewed from the motor housing end with the cable extending down). Refer to Figure 5-8 for proper screw location. Excessive belt tension may result in antenna reflector vibration.

  • Page 50: Preparation For Shipment

    Preparation for Shipment 54-0150 Rev. D Maintenance When rotating the azimuth mechanism by hand, go slowly! Hitting the mechanical stops with excessive force will damage the azimuth limit switch. Figure 5-10 Foam Shipping Restraint 5-11...

  • Page 52: Appendix A System Specifications, A.1 Antenna Specifications

    Appendix A System Specifications A.1 Antenna Specifications Physical Characteristics Antenna Unit 53 cm (21") h x 49 cm (19.2") d; 13.6 kg (30 lbs) Operating temperature –25° to +55° C (–13° to +130° F) Storage temperature –40° to +85° C (–40° to +185° F) Humidity to 100% non-condensing Input Power...

  • Page 54: Appendix B Tracvision 4 Baseplate Mounting Holes Template

    TracVision 4 Baseplate Mounting Holes Template Appendix B TracVision 4 Baseplate Mounting Holes Template 54-0150 Rev. D...

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    Drill 3/8" (10 mm) Bolt Hole 9" (229 mm) Drill 3/8" (10 mm) Bolt Hole 9" (229 mm) Appendix B TracVision 4 Baseplate Mounting Holes Template 3" (80 mm) 9" (229 mm) Drill 3/8" (10 mm) Bolt Hole 9" (229 mm) Drill 3/8"...

  • Page 56: Appendix C Switchplate Panel Cutout Template

    Switchplate Panel Cutout Template Appendix C Switchplate Panel Cutout Template 54-0150 Rev. D...

  • Page 58: Wiring Diagram

    Comprehensive TracVision 4 Wiring Diagram The comprehensive TracVision 4 wiring diagram is unavailable in PDF format. If you require a copy of this wiring diagram, please contact KVH Technical Support at +1 401 847-3327 or via email at techs@kvh.com. A copy of the diagram...

  • Page 60: Appendix E Echostar Commissioning Procedure

    EchoStar Commissioning Procedure Appendix E EchoStar Commissioning Procedure Manual Satellite Acquisition and IRD Commissioning HALT <CR> 54-0150 Rev. D...

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    A Guide to TracVision 4 EL,xxx<CR> . AZ,xxxx<CR>...

  • Page 62: Appendix F Startup Data Sequences

    Startup Data Sequences Appendix F Startup Data Sequences ?PGM TracVision G4 Controller Rev C - Version 3.02 - Serial number 12345678 RF: ZAP *** Initializing RF Controller *** RF: S,A,V,U,V RF: SATINSTALL,55,C,57,C RF: SATCONFIG RF: F,A,12368,20000,67,0X0000,V,U,2 -------Satellite configuration data, Satellite A RF: F,A,12368,20000,67,0X0000,V,U,2 RF: F,A,12238,20000,67,0X0000,H,U,2 RF: F,A,12238,20000,67,0X0000,H,U,2...

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    A Guide to TracVision 4 RF: S,A,H,U,V A/D: 2084 2069 125 RF: S,A,H,U,V RF: S,A,H,U,V A/D: 2077 2072 121 Gyro Bias: Az = 2088.73, El = 2079.39 ----Expected range is 1700-2300 Gyro Uncertainty: Az = 0.59, El = 0.76 *** Entering Search Mode 1A ***...

  • Page 64: Appendix G Maintenance Port Parser Commands, G.1 System Commands

    Appendix G Maintenance Port Parser Commands STATUS HELP G.1 System Commands Software Version Function: reports software version and system type Command: VERSION Argument: none Response: KVH TV4 Version XX.XX System Status Report Function: reports general system status Command: STATUS Argument: none Response: system status string...

  • Page 65: G.2 Manual Positioning Commands

    A Guide to TracVision 4 Table G-2 Help on Parser Commands Function: lists parser commands Command: HELP Argument: none Response: print a list of all parser commands G.2 Manual Positioning Commands HALT Azimuth Angle Function: commands a manual azimuth angle that the...

  • Page 66: G.3 Operational Commands

    Azimuth CCW Step Function: commands a 0.1 deg CCW manual step in azimuth angle Command: Argument: none Response: echoes the command Elevation UP Step Function: commands a 0.1 deg UP manual step in elevation angle Command: Argument: none Response: echoes the command Elevation DOWN Step Function: commands a 0.1 deg DOWN manual step in...

  • Page 67

    A Guide to TracVision 4 Table G-4 Current Cable Wrap Angle Function: sets or reports current cable wrap angle, defined as 0° (CCW limit) to 700° (CW limit); the value is expressed as 0000-7000 with an implied decimal Command: WRAPANGLE,xxxx...

  • Page 68

    G.5 RF Board Commands Serial Communications, Status/Polarization Report, Tone Changes Function: start serial communications, reports status & polarization/tone changes Command: Response: S,s,p,b,m <cr> every 5 seconds until ><cr>is returned from system software Where: s = Satellite (a = Primary, b = Secondary) p = Polarization (v = Vertical, h = Horizontal, x = No LNB Power) b = Band (h = High Band, l = Low band, u = USA)

  • Page 69: G.6 Installation Commands

    A Guide to TracVision 4 Table G-6 Set RF Tracking Parameters Function: sets RF tracking parameter Command: @SATCONFIG,X,N,F,S,C,ID,P,B,D<cr> Response: Echoes the input data Where: @SATCONFIG = directs data to the RF Board X = satellite location A or B N = satellite table # (98 & 99 are slots for user-...

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    G.7 Debug Commands Report Offset Angles Function: reports system offset angles Command: OFFSETS OFFSETS,XXXXX,YYYY Response: Offsets= XXXXX.X XXXXX.X Where: X = new azimuth offset (-1800 - 1800) Y = new elevation angle (-450 - 450) Applies Default Values to Default Satellites Function: updates the default satellites to the default values Command:...

  • Page 72

    Limited Warranty on Hardware KVH Industries, Inc. warrants the KVH product purchased against defects in materials for a period of TWO (2) years and against labor costs for a period of ONE (1) year from the date of original retail purchase by the original purchaser.

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    ® KVH Europe A/S KVH Industries, Inc. 50 Enterprise Center Middletown, RI 02842 U.S.A. Ved Klaedebo 12 2970 Hoersholm Denmark Phone: +1 401 847-3327 Fax: +1 401 849-0045 Phone: +45 45 160 180 Fax: +45 45 867 077 E-Mail: info@kvh.com Internet: http://www.kvh.com...

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