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Track-It-TV on a Carver 355

Discussion of radars, GPS, autopilots, stereos and TV's. Also iPad and other mobile navigation devices.
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Track-It-TV on a Carver 355

Postby timjet » January 26th, 2015, 8:01 am

I want to install this sat tracking device and want to see if anyone else with a Carver has done this and how they did it.
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Re: Track-It-TV on a Carver 355

Postby g36 » February 3rd, 2015, 6:54 am

posted reply on yachtforum to your same question have you read that?
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Re: Track-It-TV on a Carver 355

Postby Larryrek1 » February 3rd, 2015, 7:20 pm

I have installed KVH TracVision on many boats. The antenna must have a clear view of the sky from about 30 - 70 degrees in all directions. I typically use a mount by PYI Seaview. The rest is running the wires and mounting the junction box and receivers. Let me know if I can help you out.
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Re: Track-It-TV on a Carver 355

Postby timjet » February 12th, 2015, 11:33 am

Thanks Larry, the Track-it-tv is not the same as a dome unit like TracVision. You must install the track-it-tv is such a way as you can adjust the elevation of the dish. It tracks azimuth but not elevation which must be adjusted ever 60 miles of north south travel.
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Re: Track-It-TV on a Carver 355

Postby Aimhii » April 21st, 2015, 8:43 pm

Too Bad you are not in Canada Larry....Could use your help here... : )

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Re: Track-It-TV on a Carver 355

Postby Gfmackenzie » April 26th, 2016, 2:41 pm

Hello to All, What I have found to be a great alternative to kvh and others is a Sling Box. I've used it on the last 2 boats on my lap top and just installed the Amazon fire tv on my New C40. Sling box works on the net from your home tv. I have wi-fi and 4G the saving is tremendous. Total hardware cost is under $700.00 Good luck
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Re: Track-It-TV on a Carver 355

Postby Lyndon670 » April 27th, 2016, 6:05 pm

That is exactly what I am using. I have set up a wifi connection on my boat and have an Android stick on all of the TV's. No need for Tracvision or anyother connection. If I have a cell connection - I have TV.
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