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Satellite Television
A Guide to TracVision G4
technical
manual
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KVH TracVision G4
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Installation
Configuration
Maintenance
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TracVision® G4 Wiring Quick Reference Guide
Data Cable
TracVision G4 can either receive power
through the ADCU (as illustrated in
the diagram) or directly from ship’s
power if that is more convenient.
Refer to "Alternate Method of Providing Power to
the Antenna" on page 32 for details.
Black
6
7
8
9
10 11 12
IRD Ground Wire
(to IRD)
13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36
Green/White
5
Orange/White
4
Not Used
48 47 46 45 44 43 42 41 40 39 38 37
White/Orange
3
White/Blue
Blue/White
Ground
2
White/Green
Ship’s
Power
(11-16 VDC)
+12 VDC
1
Gyro Power
Gyro TXD+
Gyro TXD-
TracVision G4 will suffer serious
damage if connected to power in
excess of 16 VDC. Complete details
regarding connecting TracVision G4
to ship's power have been provided in "Connecting
the ADCU to Vessel Power" on page 37.
TracVision
Power
Gyro RXDGyro RXD+
Ground
GyroTrac Sensor
Module Cable
Wiring Color Code Definitions
First Color: Wire
Second Color: Tracer
Example: Red/Orange = Red Wire with Orange Tracer
TVG4_TM_cover_540147_Rev.K
60 59 58 57 56 55 54 53 52 51 50 49
Green/White
Not
Used
White/Green
Blue/White
White/Brown
Brown/White
White/Blue
White/Orange
Orange/White
Not Used
Gray/White
White/Gray
Red
GyroTrac™ Advanced Digital Control Unit (ADCU) Menu Quick Reference Guide
ADCU Primary Display Options
See Section 3.2 for details
Compass Displays*
Pitch, Roll, Yaw
Magnetic Heading
###.#°
Pitch
#.#°
Roll
#.#°
Yaw
#.#°
Latitude/Longitude†
Rate of Turn
Mag/Hdg
#.#°
Rate/Sec
#.#°
Lat:
Long:
##
##
Antenna Displays
Tracking <Sat Name>
###.#°
##.#°
####
SELECTED DISPLAY
Mag/HDG
###.#°
Select Installed
Satellite A
True/HDG
###.#°
ANTENNA Initializing
No Antenna Information
Select Installed
Satellite B
Enter GyroTrac Mode Menus
†
* True North Display requires GPS data
Return to Selected Primary Display
GyroTrac Mode Menus
See Section 3.3 for details
See Section 3.4 for details
Setup display type?
Enter
Next
Return
Yes
compass?
Next
Setup data outputs?
Yes
Next
Return
Set sine-cos levels?
Yes
Next
Return
Return
Select Mag/True
Magnetic Heading
###.#°
Mag/HDG
###.#°
Set Reference Voltage
Setup configuration?
Yes
Next
Return
Yes
Set brightness?
Next
Return
See Section 3.6 for details
Control Compass?
Enter
Next
Return
Set AutoCal On/Off?
Yes
Next
Return
See Section 3.7 for details
Get Antenna status?
Enter
Next
Return
Get System Errors?
Yes
Next
Return
Autocalibration On or Off
Dim or Brighten
ADCU Display
See Section 3.8 for details
control antenna?
Enter
Next
Return
Man control antenna?
Yes
Next
Return
Errors Detected
Adjust Azimuth
Adjust Elevation
Restart antenna?
Yes
Next
Return
Set serial outputs?
Yes
Next
Return
Roll
#.#°
See Section 3.5 for details
Set Swing Voltage
True/HDG
###.#°
Pitch, Roll & Yaw?
Yes
Next
Return
Pitch
#.#°
Lat/Long Display requires GPS data
Select Serial Port 1, 2, or 3
Yaw
#.#°
Set Speed
Set Heading int/ext?
Yes
Next
Return
Select Internal or External
Heading Reference Source
Yes
Read Cal score?
Next
Return
Yes
Get version?
Next
Return
Antenna Restarts
Antenna Type and Version
Calibration Accuracy, Magnetic
Environment, and Calibration #
Set sleep on/off?
Yes
Next
Return
Select Output Type
Sleep Mode On/Off
Set NMEA Outputs
Yes
Rate of Turn?
Next
Return
Mag/Hdg
#.#°
Set Furuno outputs?
Yes
Next
Return
Set Gyro Offsets?
Yes
Next
Return
Select Mag/True
Set Offset Pitch
Set Data Rate
Set Offset Roll
Rate/Sec
#.#°
Set Offset Yaw
Default Display box?
Yes
Next
Return
Latitude Longitude?
Yes
Next
Return
Alert Screens
Lat:
Long:
##
##
Antenna display?
Yes
Next
Return
Clear Compass Cal?
Yes
Next
Return
Get serial number?
Yes
Next
Return
Antenna Serial Number
Compass Calibration Reset
The Control Compass Menus are only
available if the selected heading
reference source is INTERNAL.
Instant On Mode On/Off
Install satellite?
Yes
Next
Return
Install Sat Pair
Get Thres/sig level?
Yes
Next
Return
Display Default
Set Latitude
Set Longitude
Threshold and
Signal Levels
Certain operations temporarily halt data
output. In this event, the ADCU will display a
set of alert screens. Select “Yes” to proceed,
“No” to return to the Main Data Display.
** WARNING **
Data will be HALTED
set instant on/off?
Yes
Next
Return
Restart Antenna
Yes
Set TV com on/off?
Yes
Next
Return
Yes
Get skew angle?
Next
Return
Set Lat/Long?
Next
Return
Set Latitude
Set Longitude
TV Antenna Communication
On or Off
Tracking <Sat Name>
###.#°
##.#°
####
ANTENNA Initializing
No Antenna Information
LNB Skew Angle
Select Satellite?
Yes
Next
Return
* ARE YOU SURE? *
Yes
No
Select Active Satellite
Get bit error rate?
Yes
Next
Return
See "Alert Screens" on page 65
for more details.
Sat frequency scan?
Yes
Next
Return
Bit Error Rate
Update Frequency
TracVision G4-HP
Technical Manual Addendum
(ECO #7622)
The following changes apply to Revision K of the
TracVision G4-HP Technical Manual (KVH Part Number 54-0147).
5.3
TracVision G4 Field
Replaceable Units
Table 5-1 has been updated to show the new part number for the RF PCB.
FRU
Part Number
Radome
02-0925-03
Main PCB
02-0992
RF PCB
02-1524
Antenna Gyro Sensor
02-1090
Antenna Gyro Gasket
24-0139
Elevation Drive Belt
24-0105-104
Elevation Motor
02-1356
North American LNB†
02-0870
European LNB
02-1278
Data Cable
32-0619-50†
32-0619-100††
RF Cable
32-0417-50†
PC Cable
32-0628-06
Power Cable
32-0510-50
Ground Cable
32-0583-50
CPU Fuses
16-0017-3150
††
†
††
Table 5-1
TracVision G4 Field
Replaceable Units
North American system
European system
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TracVision G4-HP
Technical Manual Addendum
Sky Mexico Customers Only
(ECO #7247)
The following changes apply to Revision K of the
TracVision G4-HP Technical Manual (KVH Part Number 54-0147).
Installed Satellites
The Sky Mexico satellite TV service is broadcast via the PAS 9
satellite located at 58º West longitude. Therefore, the Sky Mexicoconfigured antenna (KVH part number 01-0231-05HPT) is
programmed to track the following satellites:
Satellite A
Satellite B
PAS_9
NONE
If you choose, you can install any other satellite from the
antenna’s satellite library as Satellite B (following the procedure
in Section 2.9, “Installing Satellites Using the ADCU” on page 44).
However, please note that the antenna may not be able to find
your selected second satellite when you switch from PAS_9 to
Satellite B, since the satellite may not be viewable from your
location. For example, in Mexico, you can receive Sky Mexico signals
from PAS 9, but you cannot receive signals from DSS_101, which
provides DIRECTV service to the U.S.
Multiswitch Restrictions
If you need to connect more than two receivers to the antenna
system for PAS 9 service, you must use an active multiswitch
that generates a 22 KHz tone (for example, Spaun models
5602NF or 5802NF).
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LNB “Skew” Adjustment
Unlike most satellite TV signals in North America, which are
circularly polarized, the PAS 9 signal is linearly polarized, which
means it is transmitted in a certain orientation. Your Sky Mexicoconfigured antenna is equipped with a special LNB that collects
these linear signals. To optimize reception, however, the LNB
must be oriented in the same way as the satellite signal. This
orientation adjustment is referred to as the LNB’s “skew.”
Figure 1 shows how skew determines the amount of signal the
LNB collects. The more signal it collects, the better the reception.
Figure 1 How Skew Works
Bad Skew
= Satellite Signal
Good Skew
Ideal Skew
= LNB "Signal Collector"
To set the skew, you simply need to rotate the LNB to the proper
angle, as shown in Figure 2.
Figure 2 LNB Can Be Rotated to Adjust Skew
The correct skew setting varies depending on your geographic
location, since the orientation of your antenna to the satellite
changes as you move. Follow the instructions on the following
pages to find the correct skew for your location and to adjust the
LNB’s skew setting.
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Finding the Correct Skew for Your Location
You can find the correct skew for your location by either:
A. Querying the antenna (by entering commands via
a laptop connection), or
B. Finding your location on the PAS 9 skew map.
Option A - Querying the Antenna
To find the correct skew, follow the steps below.
1. Turn on the antenna and allow the antenna to
initialize.
2. Press the center button on the ADCU until the
“Control Antenna?” screen appears.
3. Press the ENTER button to access the Control
Antenna Mode.
4. Press the NEXT button until the “Set Lat/Long?”
screen appears.
5. Follow the process shown in “Setting Latitude and
Longitude” on page 86 to enter your position into
the antenna.
6. After you’ve entered your position, press the
NEXT button until the “Restart Antenna?” screen
appears.
7. Press the YES button to restart the antenna.
8. Once the antenna has initialized, press the center
button on the ADCU until the “Get Antenna
Status?” screen appears.
9. Press the ENTER button to access the Antenna
Status Mode.
10. Press the NEXT button until the “Get Skew
Angle?” screen appears.
11. Press the YES button. The ADCU displays the
correct skew for the location you entered in Step 5.
Figure 3 ADCU Reports Skew Angle (Example)
Skew angle
65.5
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Option B - Using the PAS 9 Skew Map
If you do not have a laptop, you can find the approximate skew
for your location using the map below.
Figure 4 Approximate Skew Settings for PAS 9 Satellite
+50
+45
+40
+35
+30
+55
+60
+65
+70
When to Change the Skew
In general, if your LNB’s skew is set to within ± 8º of the ideal
skew for your location, the antenna should continue to provide
good satellite TV reception. However, if you travel to a location
in which your LNB’s skew differs by 9º or more, or if reception
degrades the further you travel, you should readjust the LNB’s
skew for your new location.
Example: If you traveled from El Salvador to Acapulco along the
coast, you wouldn’t need to change the skew, since the correct
skew is 66º for both locations. Even if you continued traveling
north to Cabo San Lucas, you should still have good satellite TV
reception, since the correct skew is 63º, a 3º difference. However,
if you traveled all the way to San Diego, where the correct skew
is 54º, a 12º difference, you might then need to readjust the skew
to enjoy satellite TV reception.
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Setting the Skew
To set your LNB to the proper skew, follow the steps below.
1. Turn off the power to the antenna.
2. Remove the radome and set it aside in a safe place.
3. Loosen the two wing screws securing the LNB
within the choke feed, as shown in Figure 5.
Figure 5 LNB Skew Adjustment
4. Refer to the skew labels on the end of the LNB and
on the LNB choke feed (shown in Figure 6) and
adjust the LNB as necessary to match as closely as
possible the correct skew.
Figure 6 Skew Labels
Positive
Skews
Skews for PAS 9 are all positive (+)
angles. Do not set the skew to a
negative number.
5. Retighten the wing screws.
6. Reinstall the radome.
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TracVision G4-HP
Technical Manual Addendum
(ECO #7243)
The following changes apply to Revision K of the
TracVision G4-HP Technical Manual (KVH Part Number 54-0147).
“Instant On” Mode Default Setting Is OFF
The default setting for Instant On Mode is now OFF, not ON.
When Instant On is set to ON, the antenna skips the startup
process to immediately receive the TV signal, as long as the
vessel has not moved since the antenna was last shut off. See
Section 3.8, “Control Antenna Mode” for details.
Antenna Restarts After =CALGYRO Command
When the antenna receives an =CALGYRO command, it
calibrates the gyro then restarts. This eliminates the need to enter
a ZAP command following the calibration process.
If your vessel is moored in calm
waters, you might be able to turn
on your receiver while leaving the
antenna turned off. As long as the
vessel has not moved since you
last turned off the antenna, you
might still get good TV reception.
However, once the vessel moves
and reception is lost, you will then
need to turn the antenna back on to
reacquire the satellite and resume
active tracking.
If you need to calibrate the gyro, follow the updated procedure
below. This procedure replaces the “Calibrating the Antenna
Gyro” instructions in Section 5.6, “Replacing the Antenna Gyro
Assembly.”
1. With a PC connected to the ADCU’s maintenance
port, apply power to the antenna unit.
> (<cr> = Press the ENTER key)
2. Type HALT<cr>
while the system is performing the limit switch
initialization routine.
Refer to Section 4.6, “Computer
Diagnostics” for details on
connecting a PC to the
maintenance port.
3. Type DEBUGON<cr> to enter Debug mode.
4. Type =LSTEST<cr>.
5. Type EL,300<cr>.
6. Type =CALGYRO<cr>. Verify that the Antenna
Gyro Azimuth scale factor is between -0.00090 and
-0.00110 and the Antenna Gyro Elevation scale
factor is between 0.00090 and 0.00110.
The antenna restarts. The gyro calibration process is
complete!
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TracVision G4-HP
Technical Manual Addendum
(ECO #7134)
The following changes apply to Revision K of the
TracVision G4-HP Technical Manual (KVH Part Number 54-0147).
The “=TV” configuration command printed in the manual is incorrect.
For your TracVision G4-HP system, the correct configuration command
is =TVG4HPT, not =TVG4HP.
You will need to enter the =TVG4HPT command whenever you replace
the main printed circuit board (PCB) or calibrate the antenna gyro, at
the steps noted below.
5.4
Replacing the Main PCB and
Fuses
Replacing the Main PCB
13. Type =TVG4HPT<cr> (<cr> = Press the Enter key).
5.6
Replacing the Antenna Gyro
Assembly
Calibrating the Antenna Gyro
8. Type =TVG4HPT<cr>.
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Welcome to TracVision G4
TracVision G4
Technical Manual
This manual provides detailed instructions on the proper
installation, configuration, troubleshooting, and maintenance of
the KVH TracVision G4 system. Complete instructions on how to
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
1
2
3
54-0147
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
1.1
TracVision G4 System Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
1.2
TracVision G4 Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
1.3
Materials Provided With the TracVision G4 . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
2.1
Planning the Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
2.2
Mounting the TracVision Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
2.3
Mounting the GyroTrac Sensor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
2.4
Mounting the ADCU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
2.5
Connecting the IRD(s) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
2.6
Wiring the ADCU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
2.7
Calibrating the Sensor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
2.8
Activating/Programming the IRD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
2.9
Installing Satellites Using the ADCU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
2.10
Setting the Skew Angle
(European Systems Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
2.11
Checking Out the System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
2.12
Changing Geographic Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
Using the ADCU Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
3.1
Startup and Self-test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61
3.2
Data Display and Accessing the Main Menu . . . . . . . . . . .63
3.3
Setup Display Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67
3.4
Set Data Outputs Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68
3.5
Set Configuration Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73
3.6
Control Compass Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77
3.7
Antenna Status Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79
3.8
Control Antenna Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81
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5
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91
4.1
Troubleshooting Matrix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93
4.2
Causes and Remedies for Common
Operational Issues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94
4.3
GyroTrac-specific Issues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97
4.4
IRD Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98
4.5
Antenna Gyro and LNB Faults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98
4.6
Computer Diagnostics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98
4.7
Maintenance Port Parser Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101
5.1
Warranty/Service Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103
5.2
Preventive Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103
5.3
TracVision G4 Field Replaceable Units . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104
5.4
Replacing the Main PCB or Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106
5.5
Replacing the RF PCB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109
5.6
Replacing the Antenna Gyro Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111
5.7
Replacing the Elevation Motor and Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . .114
5.8
Replacing the LNB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116
5.9
GyroTrac Field Replaceable Units . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .118
5.10
Preparation for Shipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119
Appendices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121
ii
A
System Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .123
B
TracVision G4 Baseplate Mounting Holes Template . . . .127
C
ADCU Flush Mount Panel Template . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .129
D
Comprehensive TracVision G4 System
Wiring Diagram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .131
E
Optional Rotating Card Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .135
F
Startup Data Sequences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .143
G
GyroTrac Data Outputs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .145
H
Maintenance Port Parser Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .151
54-0147
Introduction
1 – Introduction
This section provides a basic overview of the TracVision G4 system. It
explains how the system works and describes the function of each
component.
Contents
54-0147
1.1
TracVision G4 System Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
1.2
TracVision G4 Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
1.3
Materials Provided With the TracVision G4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
1
Introduction
1.1
TracVision G4 System Overview
A complete satellite TV system, illustrated in Figure 1-1, includes
the TracVision G4 antenna unit connected to the GyroTrac digital
gyro-stabilized sensor, Advanced Digital Control Unit (ADCU),
an IRD (satellite TV receiver), and a television set. A desktop or
laptop computer is used to conduct diagnostics. System
specifications are provided in Appendix A on page 123.
Figure 1-1
TracVision G4 System Diagram
TracVision G4 Antenna
11-16 VDC
3.5 - 4.5 Amps
Options Purchased Separately
Advanced Digital
Control Unit (ADCU)
Satellite Receiver 1
TV 1
Satellite Receiver 2
TV 2
Power
Data
PC Diagnostics
Interfaces to:
Autopilots
Radars
Plotters
Remote Displays
GPS or
Ship's Gyro
RF
RF
GyroTrac Sensor
System Compatibility
The TracVision G4 satellite antenna is fully compatible with
Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB®) satellites, as well as
DIRECTV®‘s Digital Satellite Service (DSS) satellites. The
system is also fully compatible with KVH’s TracNet™ 2.0 Mobile
High-speed Internet System (for more information about
TracNet 2.0, please visit our web site at www.kvh.com).
Figure 1-2
TracVision Identifies and
Compensates for Vessel Motion
In-motion Tracking
The TracVision G4 uses a state-of-the-art actively stabilized
antenna system. Once the satellite is acquired, the antenna gyro
continuously measures the heading, pitch, and roll of your vessel
and sends commands to the antenna motors to keep the antenna
pointed at the satellite at all times.
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Satellite Library
Your TracVision G4 includes a pre-programmed satellite library
of North American and European satellite services. When
configuring the TracVision G4, you may choose a pair of satellites
from the library to be active in the system and with your IRD.
TracVision G4’s default satellite
pairs are:
N. America (US DIRECTV):
DSS_101 & DSS_119
Europe: Astra 1 & Hotbird
Table 1-1
Available Satellite Pairs
- North America
(North American LNB required)
DSS_101
DSS_119
For the antenna to track and receive signals from two satellites,
they must be within 10º longitude of each other in orbit. As a
result, certain satellites can be paired only with certain other
satellites. Tables 1-1 and 1-2 list the possible satellite pairs that
may be selected in North America and Europe. If the satellite
service you wish to receive is not listed in the satellite library, you may
add two additional satellites of your choice to the library.
Echo_61
Echo_110
Echo_119
Echo_148
Expressvu
ExpressTV
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
DSS_101
✓
DSS_119
✓
Echo_61
Echo_110
✓
Echo_119
✓
Echo_148
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
Expressvu
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
ExpressTV
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
Astra 2N
Astra 2S
✓
✓
✓
✓
Table 1-2
Available Satellite Pairs - Europe
(European LNB required)
Astra 1
Astra 1
Hispasat
Hotbird
Sirius
✓
✓
Astra 2N
✓
✓
Astra 2S
✓
✓
Thor
Hispasat
Hotbird
✓
Sirius
✓
Thor
4
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
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1.2
TracVision G4 Components
Your TracVision G4 system includes the following components:
Antenna Unit
The antenna unit houses the antenna positioning mechanism, low
noise block (LNB), power supply, and control elements within a
molded ABS radome. Weathertight connectors on the bottom of
the baseplate join the power, signal, and control cabling from
belowdecks units.
GyroTrac
TracVision G4 includes KVH’s GyroTrac digital gyrocompass for
three-axis attitude/heading reference, ensuring superior open
water performance in any sea conditions. GyroTrac can also
operate as a fully functional, stand-alone heading sensor.
GyroTrac includes the following two components:
Sensor Module
The sensor module houses the system’s compass/yaw sensor,
inclinometer, rate gyros, and processing electronics and is
waterproof to a depth of one meter.
Advanced Digital Control Unit (ADCU)
The ADCU is the user interface, providing access to the system
and its functions through an LCD and three soft keys. The ADCU
also serves as the system’s junction box, allowing the system to
use ship’s power, interface with the sensor module, supply and
receive data to/from the TracVision G4 system, and supply and
receive data to/from other shipboard systems.
Integrated Receiver Decoder (IRD)
(Satellite TV Receiver)
The IRD (purchased separately) receives satellite signals from the
antenna unit for signal processing and channel selection, and
sends the signals to the TV set for viewing. Please refer to the
user’s manual provided with your selected IRD for complete
operating instructions.
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Before you can start watching
satellite TV using your TracVision
antenna, you will need to activate
your IRD. Refer to Section 2.8,
“Activating/Programming the IRD”
on page 42 for details.
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1.3
Materials Provided With the
TracVision G4
Table 1-3 lists the components and materials in the TracVision G4
shipping carton.
Table 1-3
TracVision G4 Packing List
For lists of items supplied in the
kitpacks, see Tables 2-3 and 2-4 on
page 10.
Component
KVH Part No.
Antenna Unit
02-0989-01HP†
02-0989-02HP††
Installation Kitpack
72-0099
Data Cable
32-0619-50†
32-0619-100††
PC Cable
32-0628-06
RF Cable*
32-0417-50
Power Cable
32-0510-50
Ground Cable
32-0583-50
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GyroTrac, which includes:
01-0226-01
Sensor Module
02-1154
ADCU
02-0961
Flush Mount ADCU Panel
20-0667
Horizontal Sensor Bracket
20-0658
Vertical Sensor Bracket
20-0666
Sensor to ADCU Cable
32-0623-30
Kitpack
72-0095
North American system
European system
* Not included with European systems
†
††
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2 – Installation
This section explains how to install, configure, and test the
TracVision G4 system. Follow the simple procedures in this section
sequentially to ensure a safe and effective installation.
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2.1
Planning the Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
2.2
Mounting the TracVision Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
2.3
Mounting the GyroTrac Sensor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
2.4
Mounting the ADCU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
2.5
Connecting the IRD(s) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
2.6
Wiring the ADCU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
2.7
Calibrating the Sensor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
2.8
Activating/Programming the IRD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
2.9
Installing Satellites Using the ADCU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
2.10
Setting the Skew Angle
(European Systems Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
2.11
Checking Out the System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
2.12
Changing Geographic Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
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2.1
Planning the Installation
Who Should Install the TracVision G4
KVH recommends that a KVH-authorized technician install the
TracVision G4 system. Installers should have experience
installing electronic equipment on a vessel.
Materials and Equipment Required for Installation
Plan the entire installation before
proceeding! Take into account
antenna unit placement, cable
running distances between units,
and accessibility to the equipment
after installation.
Before you begin installing the TracVision G4 system, you need to
verify that you have all of the following tools and materials:
•
Electric drill
•
3
•
Socket wrenches
•
7
•
Flat head and Phillips screwdrivers
•
Crimp tool (Augat T1000 or equivalent)
•
Light hammer; center punch; tape; scriber/pencil
•
Terminal lug crimping tool; wire strippers
•
A PC with terminal emulation software such as
Windows Hyperterminal or PROCOMM.
•
RG-6 or RG-11 cable with F-type connectors for
extra RF signal cables as needed. Refer to Table 2-1
to determine the number of RF cables that you will
need.
⁄8" (10 mm) drill bit and 3" (80 mm) hole saw
⁄16" open end wrench
Connecting to:
RG-11 or RG-6 cable with F-type
connectors is required for all RF
wiring. Use of any other cable will
result in degraded performance.
Use RG-6 cable for distances up to
75 ft (23 m); use RG-11 cable for
distances greater than 75 ft (23 m).
The KVH warranty does not cover
degraded performance due to
improper wiring.
# RF Cables
North American Systems
One IRD
1
Two or more IRDs
2*
Table 2-1
Number of RF Cables to Connect
to the Antenna
European Systems
One IRD
1
Two IRDs
2
* Multiswitch needed for three or more IRDs. Follow multiswitch
manufacturer’s guidelines.
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You may want to connect two RF
cables to the antenna in all cases.
That way, if an IRD is added in the
future, no additional RF cables will
need to be run.
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•
Table 2-2
Recommended ADCU-to-Ship’s
Power Cable Specifications
Power cable to connect the ADCU to ship’s power
(Table 2-2 provides proper gauge and length
specifications).
Cable Length
Cable Gauge
to 50 ft (15 m)
14 AWG (1.5 mm2)
+50 ft (+15 m)
12 AWG (2.5 mm2)
Kitpack Contents
The kitpacks packaged with your antenna unit and GyroTrac
contain various hardware and other materials that will be needed
to complete the TracVision system installation. Ensure that the
kitpacks contain all of the items listed in Tables 2-3 and 2-4.
Table 2-3
Antenna Unit Kitpack Contents
Part
⁄4"-20 x 3" hex head screws
4
1
⁄4" flat washers
8
1
⁄4"-20 self-locking nuts
4
Plastic screw covers
6
Foam seal
1
Tie-wraps
2
Core clamp (ferrite)
1
1
Table 2-4
GyroTrac Kitpack Contents
10
Qty.
Part
Qty.
#8 fiber washers
10
#8 flat washers
10
#8-32 self-locking nuts
5
#10 flat washers
5
#10 lock washers
5
#10-32 Phillips head screws
5
#8 Phillips head screws
5
#8-32 Phillips head screws
5
#8 lock washers
5
#8 Phillips head (black) screws
5
Velcro self-adhesive backings
4
Velcro washers
4
4" tie-wraps
5
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Qty.
Tie-wrap screw mount
6
Terminal strip connectors
5
Sensor module to ADCU power wire ferrite
1
#4-24 thread-forming screws
4
Table 2-4
GyroTrac Kitpack Contents
(Continued)
Choosing Component Locations
The major considerations in locating the TracVision components
are described below.
Cable Lengths
When determining component locations, keep in mind
accessibility and cable lengths between units. Lengths of these
cables are as follows:
Cable (Function)
Length
Data Cable (ADCU to Antenna Unit)
50 ft (15 m)†
100 ft (30 m)††
PC Cable (ADCU to PC)
6 ft (2 m)
RF Cable (Antenna to IRD)*
50 ft (15 m)†
Power Cable (Power to Antenna Unit)
50 ft (15 m)
Sensor to ADCU Cable (GyroTrac)
30 ft (10 m)
IRD Ground to ADCU Ground Cable
50 ft (15 m)
Table 2-5
Lengths of Provided
Belowdecks Cables
North American system
European system
* Not included with European systems
†
††
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Choosing the Best Location for the TracVision Antenna
There are several factors to consider when choosing the location
for the TracVision antenna.
•
Since the TracVision antenna requires a clear view
of the southern sky to receive satellite signals, the
ideal antenna site has an unobstructed view of the
horizon/satellite all around. The less blockage, the
better the system performs.
•
Keep the antenna clear of any obstructions above
decks. The antenna requires a 15º to 85º look angle
to receive satellite signals.
Figure 2-1
Antenna Blockage
Blocked!
TracVision Antenna
Mast
Vessel Platform
12
•
To minimize tracking errors, place the antenna
unit as close as possible to the intersection of the
vessel’s fore-and-aft centerline and midships.
•
The mounting surface should be flat and strong
enough to carry the complete assembly (30 lbs/
13.6 kg). To prevent warpage to the antenna
baseplate, make sure that the mounting surface is
rigid so that it cannot flex when the vessel
vibrates. If necessary, add a strength member to
the mounting site to stiffen it.
•
Be sure to account for the height and base
dimensions (see Figure 2-2 on the following page).
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Figure 2-2
Antenna Unit Dimensions
21" Max
54 cm
The radome exterior is treated
with a special finish selected for
compatibility with the dome material
and transparency to the satellite
signals. Application of additional
paints or finishes WILL degrade
performance, potentially beyond
acceptable limits.
19.3"
49 cm
9"
(22.9 cm)
4.5"
(11.4 cm)
4.5"
(11.4 cm)
9"
(23 cm)
A full-size template of the baseplate
mounting holes has been provided
in Appendix B on page 127.
4 x 5/16"
( 8 mm)
19.3"
(49 cm)
Radar Concerns
The TracVision antenna must be kept out of line with nearby
radars, as their energy levels may overload the antenna’s frontend circuits. In an ideal installation, the antenna is mounted four
feet (1.2 m) above and four feet (1.2 m) away from the radar
(measured from the center of the antenna dome to the center of
the radar).
The best placement for the TracVision antenna is above the radar.
However, if there will be a significant horizontal separation
between the radar and TV dome (i.e., at least 8 to 10 feet (2.5 to
3 m)), the TracVision antenna can be placed below the radar as
there will be little chance of signal blockage.
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Choosing the Best Location for the GyroTrac Sensor
•
Ideally, the sensor module should be mounted as
low as possible in the center of the vessel – but
NOT in the bilge.
•
The mounting surface should be free of excessive
vibration and flexing.
• Maintain at least four feet (1.3 m) separation
between the sensor module and any magnetized
materials, large ferrous masses, cranes, engines,
derricks, other antennas, cables carrying high
amperage direct current, or battery banks.
•
Take extra care when mounting the sensor module
on a steel vessel. Enclose the sensor module in a
fiberglass container and use an aluminum, brass,
plastic, or wood (NOT steel or iron) platform to
position the sensor at least four feet (1.2 m) above
and six feet (1.8 m) away from the steel surface.
• Be alert for devices that change their magnetic
If uncertain of the best location
for the sensor module, make a
temporary installation and conduct
a calibration (as described in
Section 2.7, “Calibrating the
Sensor” on page 40). Any
necessary adjustments to the
sensor location can be made based
on the calibration scores.
characteristics when in use, such as CRTs
(computer and TV screens), radar magnetrons,
electric winches, loudspeakers, windshield wipers,
and other devices with DC motors. GyroTrac
cannot compensate for changing magnetic fields
created by these devices.
• If you need to fabricate custom mounting brackets
for the sensor module, they should be made from
non-ferrous materials such as wood, brass,
aluminum, fiberglass, or plastic. Be sure to use
stainless steel bolts or nails.
Choosing the Best Location for the ADCU
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•
The ADCU should be mounted in a dry location,
allowing enough room at the back for connecting
system cables.
•
The ADCU should be placed so that the LCD
display is visible and the buttons are accessible.
•
The ADCU is not susceptible to magnetic
interference and does not need to be mounted on a
level surface.
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Mounting the TracVision
Antenna
1. Make sure that you have chosen a suitable
mounting location based upon the guidelines in
“Choosing the Best Location for the TracVision
Antenna” on page 12.
2. Using the template provided in Appendix B on
page 127 or the dimensions shown in Figure 2-3,
lay out the four mounting bolt holes and cable
access hole at the mounting site. Make certain that
the “FWD” arrow is parallel with the vessel’s
centerline and pointed toward the bow.
Figure 2-3
Antenna Mounting Holes Layout
FWD
9" (229 mm)
Drill 3/8" (10 mm)
Bolt Hole
a
for C ble A
c
ut
ss
ce
Cut
o
Drill 3/8" (10 mm)
Bolt Hole
9" (229 mm)
9" (229 mm)
3" (80 mm)
Drill 3/8" (10 mm)
Bolt Hole
9" (229 mm)
Drill 3/8" (10 mm)
Bolt Hole
3. Drill the four 3⁄8" (10 mm) bolt holes and cut out the
3" (80 mm) diameter cable access hole (following
the layout in Step 2). Smooth the edges of the cable
access hole to protect the cables.
4. Bring the data cable, power cable, and RF cable(s)
from belowdecks up through the cable access hole
in the mounting surface (see Table 2-1 on page 9 to
determine the number of RF cables required).
5. Remove the antenna unit from its shipping carton.
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Always lift the antenna unit by the
gray baseplate and never by the
radome or any portion of the
antenna assembly. 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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6. Remove and save the three screws securing the
radome to the baseplate. Carefully lift the radome
straight up until clear of the antenna assembly and
set it aside in a safe place. If you bring the radome
topside, be sure to secure it with a lanyard so that
it does not fall overboard.
7. Remove the foam shipping restraint from the
antenna unit.
8. Using a 10 mm wrench, remove the two azimuth
shipping restraint bolts, washers, and spacers from
the antenna unit, as shown in Figure 2-4.
Figure 2-4
Azimuth Shipping
Restraint Removal
Bolt
Washer
Spacer
The shipping restraints must be
removed before power is applied.
Save the restraints for reuse and be
sure to install them whenever the
antenna unit is moved from place to
place. See Section 5.10, “Preparing
for Shipment” on page 118 for
instructions on preparing for
shipment.
9. Place the foam seal in position on the mounting
surface with the hole centered over the cable
access cutout. Do not remove the paper backing at
this time. Align the seal with the vessel’s centerline
and the narrow end pointing toward the bow (see
Figure 2-5). Scribe a line all around the seal.
Figure 2-5
Baseplate/Foam Seal Orientation
(Bottom View)
Foam Seal
Power
Bow
RF1
RF2
Data
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10. Position the baseplate assembly in place over the
mounting holes and cable access, with the
baseplate’s “Forward” arrow (shown in Figure 2-6)
pointing toward the bow. Ensure that all holes line
up and that the connectors are centered over the
cable access. Make any necessary adjustments
before seating the foam seal in place permanently.
For the antenna to work properly,
the baseplate’s “Forward” arrow
MUST be parallel with the vessel’s
centerline and pointed toward the
bow.
Figure 2-6
Baseplate “Forward” Arrow
11. Clean the mounting surface where the foam seal
will be placed. Remove the paper backing from the
foam seal to expose the contact cement, then lay
the foam seal in place, adhesive side down, and
press down firmly to bring the adhesive into full
contact along the mounting surface. Ensure the
narrow end points toward the bow.
12. Connect the data, power, and RF cables from
belowdecks to the baseplate as shown in
Figure 2-7. Turn the power and data cable
connectors down until locked in place; don’t use
excessive force. Connect the RF cable(s) using a 7⁄16"
wrench, applying 30 pounds of torque. If you
connect more than one RF cable, label both ends of
each RF cable to match its antenna baseplate
connector (RF1 or RF2). Do NOT use teflon gel on
the cable fittings as it reduces signal strength at
higher frequencies.
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Figure 2-7
Baseplate Connector Assignments
(Bottom View)
Single IRD
Installation
RF1
RF2
Power
Data
Second IRD
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13. Place the antenna baseplate over the holes drilled
in the foundation, ensuring the “Forward” label
(shown in Figure 2-6) points toward the bow.
When rotating the azimuth
mechanism by hand, go slowly.
Hitting the mechanical stops with
excessive force will damage the
azimuth limit switch.
14. At each of the four baseplate mounting holes,
place a 1⁄4" flat washer on a 1⁄4"-20 bolt and insert the
bolt into the hole from above, as shown in
Figure 2-8. Carefully rotate the azimuth
mechanism plate to expose all four mounting
holes.
Figure 2-8
Bolting the Antenna Unit to
the Deck (Side View)
Bolt
Flat Washer
Antenna Unit Base
Foam Seal
Deck
Flat Washer
Lock Nut
15. Apply a 1⁄4" flat washer and 1⁄4"-20 lock nut from
below, as shown in Figure 2-8.
16. Tighten securely (but do not overtighten) until the
foam seal is compressed as far as it will go and all
four feet are bottomed against the mounting
surface.
17. If you are installing a European system:
Leave the radome off for now; you will install it
later.
If you are installing a North American system:
Place the radome over the baseplate. Align the
three radome screw holes with the baseplate nut
holders, insert the #10-24 screws and tighten.
Install a protective plastic screw cap from the
kitpack over each screw.
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2.3
Mounting the GyroTrac Sensor
GyroTrac comes with the following two mounting brackets:
Horizontal Sensor Bracket
Attaches directly to the sensor module housing
and must be used in all mounting arrangements
Figure 2-9
Horizontal Sensor Bracket
Vertical Sensor Bracket
For mounting the sensor to a vertical surface
These two brackets should enable you to place the sensor module
as level as possible. If you are unable to place the sensor module
in a level arrangement, refer to “Entering Gyro Offset Values” on
page 75 to compensate for the offset.
Figure 2-10
Vertical Sensor Bracket
To mount the GyroTrac sensor, choose either of the following
options:
Option 1 - Mounting the Sensor to a Horizontal Surface
Option 2 - Mounting the Sensor to a Vertical Surface
The following sections describe how to mount the sensor for both
of these options.
Be sure to follow the guidelines in
“Choosing the Best Location for the
GyroTrac Sensor” on page 14.
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Option 1 - Mounting the Sensor to a Horizontal Surface
1. Choose a mounting location based upon the
guidelines in “Choosing the Best Location for the
GyroTrac Sensor” on page 14.
2. Orient the sensor so that the forward reference on
the end cap is pointed forward and is parallel to
the vessel’s fore-and-aft axis (to ±5°). The proper
orientation is illustrated in Figure 2-11.
Figure 2-11
Proper Orientation of
the Sensor Module
D
AR
W
TO
W
BO
5¡
5¡
3. Position the horizontal sensor bracket so that the
sensor module will be properly oriented when
placed in the bracket.
4. Using the holes in the bracket feet as a template,
mark locations for the four mounting screws.
Center punch and drill the four holes with a 1⁄8"
(3.5 mm) bit. Reposition the bracket over the
mounting holes.
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5. Insert #8 fiber washers into the mounting bracket’s
four mounting holes on both sides of the
mounting bracket (see Figure 2-12).
T-nuts contained within
sensor housing track
Figure 2-12
Securing the Sensor Module and
the Horizontal Sensor Bracket
Flat washer, lock washer,
and #10 screw
#8 screw, flat washer,
and 2 fiber washers
6. Insert #8 flat washers and #8 Phillips screws into
the mounting bracket’s four mounting holes from
above. Secure the bracket to the mounting surface.
7. Place the sensor module in the bracket with the
proper orientation (up/forward).
8. Thread #10-32 screws through lock washers, flat
washers, and bracket, and then into the captive
extrusion T-nuts within the sensor module
housing, as shown in Figure 2-12.
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Should you ever need to replace
the #10-32 screws used to secure
the housing to the bracket, the
screws must be no longer than 3⁄8"
(10 mm) to avoid damaging the
housing.
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Option 2 - Mounting the Sensor to a Vertical Surface
1. Choose a mounting location based upon the
guidelines in “Choosing the Best Location for the
GyroTrac Sensor” on page 14.
2. The module must be oriented so that the forward
reference on the end cap is pointed forward and
parallel to the vessel’s fore-and-aft axis (see
Figure 2-11 on page 20). The brackets are designed
so that the sensor module may be mounted
perpendicular or parallel to the mounting surface,
as pictured in Figure 2-13.
Figure 2-13
Bracket Orientations
Vessel
Centerline
OR
Vessel
Centerline
3. The module must be level with the vessel’s deck.
You may fine-tune this placement using the
ADCU’s pitch and roll data. Adjust the brackets so
that the pitch and roll are 0 (zero) when the vessel
is docked and under normal load.
4. When choosing a location for the unit, make
certain that there is sufficient overhead clearance
for both brackets and the sensor module.
5. Using the holes in the vertical sensor bracket as a
template, mark locations for the four mounting
screws. Center punch and drill the four holes with
a 1⁄8" (3.5 mm) bit.
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6. Secure the vertical sensor bracket to the mounting
surface with #8 Phillips screws and flat washers
(see Figure 2-14).
If you do not use the supplied #8
screws, be sure to use equivalent
hardware that ensures secure
mounting and minimum vibration.
Figure 2-14
Mounting the Vertical
Sensor Bracket
#8 screw and washer
7. Position the horizontal sensor bracket over the
mounting holes in the vertical sensor bracket, as
shown in Figure 2-13.
8. Insert fiber washers into both sides of the
mounting brackets, as shown in Figure 2-15.
#8 Pan Head Screw
Horizontal
Bracket
#8 Flat Washer
Figure 2-15
Securing the Horizontal Bracket
to the Vertical Bracket
Fiber Washer
#8 Self-locking Nut
Vertical
Bracket
9. Insert #8 flat washers and #8-32 Phillips screws
into the horizontal bracket’s mounting holes from
above and through the vertical bracket. Secure in
place with #8 self-locking nuts and flat washers.
10. Place the sensor module in the horizontal bracket
with the proper orientation (up/forward).
11. Thread #10-32 machine screws through lock
washers, flat washers, and bracket, and then into
the captive extrusion T-nuts within the sensor
module housing, as shown in Figure 2-12.
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Should you ever need to replace
the #10-32 screws used to secure
the housing to the bracket, the
screws must be no longer than 3⁄8"
(10 mm) to avoid damaging the
housing.
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2.4
Mounting the ADCU
Mount the ADCU using either of the following options:
Option 1 - Velcro Fastening on a Horizontal Surface
Option 2 - Flush-mounting
The following sections describe how to mount the sensor for both
of these options.
Option 1 - Velcro Fastening on a Horizontal Surface
When choosing a location, take into
account the space required to
route, position, and strain-relieve all
cables that will be attached to the
back of the ADCU. Directions for
proper wiring are presented in
Section 2.6, “Wiring the ADCU” on
page 29.
1. Choose a location based upon the guidelines in
“Choosing the Best Location for the ADCU” on
page 14.
2. Remove the four squares of Velcro fabric from the
kitpack. Clean the bottom of the housing with a
mild detergent and water to remove oils, etc. Peel
the protective backing from the squares and apply
them to the bottom of the housing at each of the
four corners (see Figure 2-16).
Figure 2-16
Mounting the ADCU with
Velcro Attachments
Fabric Strips
Hook Disks
3. Position the four Velcro hook disks where the
ADCU will be mounted. Drill screw holes for the
disks and secure in place with the #4-24 screws
supplied in the kitpack.
4. Press the ADCU firmly into place so that the loop
material engages the hook disks.
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Option 2 - Flush-mounting
1. Choose a location based upon the guidelines in
“Choosing the Best Location for the ADCU” on
page 14.
2. A template has been provided in Appendix C on
page 129 as a guide to mark and cut the proper
hole for the flush mount bracket. Cut the hole and
make certain the bracket and ADCU will fit easily.
3. Attach the flush mount bracket to the ADCU by
loosening the two screws on the underside of the
ADCU. Slide the flush mount bracket backward
over the ADCU until the two notches meet the
screws as shown in Figure 2-17.
Figure 2-17
Securing the ADCU to the
Flush Mount Bracket
4. Tighten the screws to secure the ADCU to the
bracket.
5. After completing the wiring described in
Section 2.6, “Wiring the ADCU,” insert the ADCU
and bracket into the hole and secure the unit to the
mounting surface with the #8 (black) screws and
#8 washers supplied in the kitpack.
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2.5
Connecting the IRD(s)
For the TracVision system to work, you must connect the
following cables to your satellite TV receiver(s) (IRDs):
•
RF Cable
•
Ground Wire
Connecting the RF Cable(s)
Each RF cable must be an RG-11 (75 ohms) or RG-6 (75 ohms)
cable fitted with F-type connectors. The RF cable(s) should
already be connected to the antenna baseplate (see Step 12 of
Section 2.2., “Mounting the TracVision Antenna” on page 17). The
following sections explain how to connect the RF cable(s) to your
IRD(s).
For instructions on RF wiring for
TracNet, please refer to the TracNet
Owner’s Manual or Technical
Manual.
To connect the TracVision antenna to your IRD(s), choose one of
the following configurations (based on the number of IRDs you
will connect to the antenna):
Option 1 - Connecting One IRD
Option 2 - Connecting Two IRDs
Before you connect an RF cable to
an IRD, turn on the IRD and TV
and verify that there is no AC
voltage present on the IRD’s input
connector, measured between
center conductor and shield. If AC
voltage is present on the connector,
DO NOT connect the RF cable until
you have corrected the problem.
This is a potentially dangerous
condition that will damage the
antenna’s electronics.
Option 3 - Connecting Three or More IRDs
(North American systems only)
Option 1 - Connecting One IRD
One end of the RF cable should already be connected to the
connector labeled “RF1” on the base of the TracVision antenna.
Connect the other end of the RF1 cable to the IRD connector
labeled “LNB,” “ANT/SAT,” or “SATELLITE IN.”
Option 2 - Connecting Two IRDs
Two RF cables should already be connected to the connectors
labeled “RF1” and “RF2” on the base of the TracVision antenna.
Connect the other ends of these RF cables to the connector
labeled “LNB,” “ANT/SAT,” or “SATELLITE IN” on the two
IRDs.
The IRD that is connected to the RF1 cable controls which
satellite the antenna is tracking. The IRD connected to RF2 can
select different channels on that satellite but not change the
satellite selection itself.
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Option 3 - Connecting Three or More IRDs
(North American Systems only)
To connect three or four IRDs to the TracVision antenna, you will
need to install an active multiswitch (Channel Master model
6214IFD or equivalent) between the antenna and the IRDs. Two
RF cables should already be connected to the connectors labeled
“RF1” and “RF2” on the base of the TracVision antenna.
Figure 2-18 shows a typical wiring arrangement for three or four
IRDs. Mount the multiswitch unit in accordance with the
manufacturer’s instruction sheet.
TracVision Antenna Baseplate
RF1
Power
Due to the signal polarization in
European satellites, the use of a
multiswitch will result in a loss of
signal and less than optimal
operation with TracVision G4
systems used in Europe.
Figure 2-18
Single Multiswitch Installation
(North American systems only)
RF2
Data
DC Power
DC In
RHCP
+13v
VHF/UHF
LHCP
+18v
Multiswitch
Out 1
IRD #1
Out 2
IRD #2
Out 3
IRD #3
Out 4
IRD #4
1. Connect the RF cable labeled "RF1" to the
multiswitch input labeled "LNB RHCP +13V.”
The use of an active multiswitch will
interfere with the 22 KHz tone sent
by DIRECTV DSS Plus™ IRDs to
the antenna. As a result, the
antenna will not receive the signal
to change satellites when you
change channels using your
DIRECTV DSS Plus remote. You
will need to use the ADCU front
panel buttons to switch between
satellites.
2. Connect the RF cable labeled “RF2” to the
multiswitch input labeled "LNB LHCP +18V.”
3. Connect the multiswitch outputs to individual IRD
inputs. Use RG-6 cable with F-type connectors for
all RF connections. Terminate all unused output
connectors with 75 ohm DC blocks (Channel
Master #7184, Radio Shack #15-1259 or equivalent).
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Multiple Multiswitch Installation
If you need to connect more than four IRDs to the TracVision
antenna, you may carry out a multiple multiswitch installation,
as shown in Figure 2-19.
Figure 2-19
Multiple Multiswitch Installation
(North American systems only)
TracVision Antenna Baseplate
RF1
Power
RF2
Data
RF Splitters/
Power Dividers
DC Power
DC In
RHCP
+13v
Out 1
Out 2
VHF/UHF
LHCP
+18v
Multiswitch
IRD #1
IRD #2
Out 3
IRD #3
DC Power
Out 4
IRD #4
DC In
RHCP
+13v
VHF/UHF
LHCP
+18v
Multiswitch
Out 1
IRD #5
Out 2
IRD #6
Out 3
IRD #7
Out 4
IRD #8
Connecting the IRD Ground Wire
Be sure to connect a ground cable
from each IRD to a suitable DC
ground, ideally the ADCU ground
terminal.
A grounding wire has been provided to connect your IRD to a
suitable ground. Attach the grounding wire to any suitable screw
on the rear panel of the IRD with a good contact with the IRD
chassis. The other end should be connected to a suitable DC
ground, ideally to the ADCU ground terminal (route the ground
wire to the ADCU and leave unconnected for now). Each IRD that
you connect to the TracVision system should have a similar
ground connection.
If you are using a multiswitch, you can ground the multiswitch instead
of the individual IRDs.
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2.6
Wiring the ADCU
All other wiring for the TracVision system connects at the rear
panel of the ADCU. Included in the GyroTrac kitpack are five
terminal strip connectors with terminal connectors numbered 1
through 60 (see Figure 2-20). You will connect all wires to these
terminal strip connectors first, then you will insert the connectors
into the rear panel of the ADCU.
Figure 2-20
Terminal Strip Connectors
Red Label
Yellow Label
38 37
43 42 41 40 39
48 47 46 45 44
50 49
55 54 53 52 51
60 59 58 57 56
35 36
30 31 32 33 34
25 26 27 28 29
23 24
18 19 20 21 22
13 14 15 16 17
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10 11 12
Green Label
Blue Label
White Label
For the TracVision system to work, you must wire the following
cables to the ADCU:
•
Antenna Data Cable
•
Antenna Power Cable (unless you are connecting
antenna power to its own circuit)
•
GyroTrac Sensor Cable
•
Vessel Power Cable
•
IRD Ground Cable(s)
Connect all wires to the terminal
strip connectors first. DO NOT
attach the terminal strip connectors
to the ADCU until you have
completed and verified all wiring.
You may also connect other external devices, such as an
autopilot, plotter, remote display, or GPS, to the ADCU.
Figure 2-21 on the following page shows all available connections
to the ADCU.
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Figure 2-21
ADCU Wiring
SENSOR DATA FEED
(to Antenna)
Data Cable
TXD- (Green/White)
Antenna Ground (Black)
NOT USED
TXD+ (White/Green)
Antenna Power (Red)
+11-16 VDC
TRACVISION
POWER
(to Antenna)
Power Cable
48 47 46 45 44 43 42 41 40 39 38 37
Red Label
PC RXD (Orange/White)
DSS Ground (White/Orange)
TRACVISION PORT
(to/from Antenna)
Data Cable
DSS TXD (Gray/White)
PC TO ANTENNA
DATA LINES
Data Cable
PC TXD (White/Brown)
DSS RXD (White/Gray)
PC Ground (Brown/White)
GTX- (White/Blue)
GTX+ (Blue/White)
NOT USED
GPS NMEA (to Antenn
Data Cable
N/C
60 59 58 57 56 55 54 53 52 51 50 49
Yellow Label
Green Label
1
SHIP’S POWER
(11-16 VDC)
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10 11 12
Power In (Red)
Sine
Sine (inverted)
Ground In (Black)
IRD Ground Wire (to IRD)
SINE/COSINE
(3-wire or 4-wire)
Refer to "Connecting the
Sine/Cosine Interface" for
complete intructions
Cosine
KVH Display Power
Cosine (inverted)
TX1A(+)
SERIAL PORT #1: RS-422
(NMEA, Cetrek, KVH Data)
4800 baud
Ref
TX1B(-)
Ground
Ground
Blue Label
13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
Ground (White/Green)
GPS A+
GPS B-
TX(+) (White/Blue)
GYROTRAC
SENSOR MODULE
GPS or SHIP’S GYRO
NMEA DATA INPUT
(RS-422 @ 4800 bps 8.N.1)
KVH Display Power
TX(-) (Blue/White)
Pass-through Duplicate of
SERIAL PORT #1: RS-422
4800 baud
TX1A(+)
RX(-) (White/Orange)
RX(+) (Orange/White)
TX1B(-)
Ground
+12v (Green/White)
White Label
25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36
SERIAL PORT #3: RS-422
(NMEA, Cetrek, KVH Data)
4800 or 9600 baud
Unavailable with TracVision G6.
To modify, refer to "Selecting
TracVision or GyroTrac-only
Operations"
Ground
Ground
TX3A(+)
SERIAL PORT #2: RS-422
(NMEA, Cetrek, KVH Data)
4800 or 9600 baud
30
Data H
Data L
TX3B(-)
Shift H
Ground
TX2B(-)
TX2A(+)
FURUNO
DATA
Shift L
Ground
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Tips for Safe and Successful Wiring
• When inserting a wire into a terminal connector,
make certain that the wire insulation is not
pinched in the connector.
• After inserting and securing wire, tug gently to
ensure that the connection is solid.
• Position cables behind the ADCU so that they
connect neatly to the terminal strips.
• Do not tin (solder) the wire ends.
•
Each cable provided with the TracVision G4
should be routed and dressed before terminating
at the ADCU. The antenna data and power cable
wires may be trimmed to desired length. However,
be sure to cut back the drain wire (shield); do
NOT connect the drain wire to anything.
Do NOT connect the antenna data
cable’s drain wire (shield).
Connecting the Antenna Data Cable
Connect the antenna data cable to the red and yellow ADCU
terminal strip connectors as shown in Figure 2-22.
Figure 2-22
Antenna Data Cable
to ADCU Wiring
Green/White
White/Green
48 47 46 45 44 43 42 41 40 39 38 37
Red Label
Orange/White
White/Brown
White/Orange
Brown/White
Gray/White
White/Blue
White/Gray
Blue/White
60 59 58 57 56 55 54 53 52 51 50 49
Yellow Label
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Cut back and insulate any unused
wires from the Data Cable.
A comprehensive wiring diagram of
the entire TracVision G4 system
has been provided for technical
reference in Appendix D on
page 131. A color quick reference
guide to wiring the
TracVision G4 is also provided
on the inside front cover of this
manual.
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Connecting the Antenna Power Cable
For single-switch convenience, the ADCU has been designed to
serve as a junction box between ship’s power and the antenna
unit. Connect the antenna power cable to the red ADCU terminal
strip connector as shown in Figure 2-23.
Figure 2-23
Antenna Power Cable
to ADCU Wiring
Black
Red
48 47 46 45 44 43 42 41 40 39 38 37
Red Label
Alternate Method of Providing Power to the Antenna (Optional)
The antenna unit’s power cable
connector cannot accept cables
larger than 14 AWG (1.5 mm2).
Rather than using the ADCU as its power source, the antenna
unit can be connected directly to a separate 5-amp switch and
breaker if such a configuration is more convenient or if the
ADCU is placed more than 50 ft (15 m) from the antenna unit.
For example, this configuration would be preferred if you needed
to be able to turn off the antenna while keeping the GyroTrac
powered on.
If the power cable is longer than 50 ft (15 m), be sure to verify the
voltage at the antenna to ensure that there is sufficient power to
drive the antenna under load (11-16 VDC). If not, carefully
increase the voltage to the antenna unit to compensate for any
drop in power over the length of the cable and ensure that the
voltage reaching the antenna unit is between 11 and 16 VDC.
Do NOT connect the antenna to vessel power until all other
wiring is completed. Also, be sure to follow the same power
wiring guidelines provided in “Connecting the ADCU to Vessel
Power” on page 37.
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Connecting the GyroTrac Sensor Cable
1. Connect the connectorized end of the sensor cable
to the GyroTrac sensor module. Twist until locked
in place.
Figure 2-24
GyroTrac Sensor Connector
Sensor Cable
Connector
2. Connect the other end of the sensor cable to the
blue ADCU terminal strip connector as shown in
Figure 2-25.
Blue Label
13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
Figure 2-25
Sensor Cable to ADCU Wiring
White/Green
White/Blue
Blue/White
White/Orange
Orange/White
Green/White
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Connecting External Devices to the ADCU (Optional)
GyroTrac can be integrated with many types of onboard
equipment, including autopilots, radars, remote displays,
plotters, global positioning systems (GPS), and computers. All
connections between the ADCU and external devices are made at
the terminal strip connectors located on the rear of the ADCU.
Follow these guidelines when wiring additional equipment to the
ADCU:
If the ADCU is receiving data from
a ship’s gyro, all compass outputs
are automatically configured as
True North and cannot be set to
Magnetic.
• Make certain any additional equipment complies
with NMEA Standard 2.2.
• Data conductor wire should be minimum 18 AWG
(0.75 mm2), twisted pair, stranded, tinned marine
cable.
• Do not use cables with a wire diameter larger than
12 AWG (2.5 mm2), as this is the largest size the
ADCU connector plugs can accept.
• The cable provided with the optional KVH
rotating card display is fully compatible with
GyroTrac requirements. Note that cables to other
external devices should follow the manufacturer’s
recommendations.
•
For power cable specifications, refer to Table 2-2
on page 10.
As noted in Figure 2-21 on page 30, the output for Serial Ports 2
and 3 can vary from 4800 baud to 9600 baud. This is determined
automatically based upon the selected output. Serial Port 1
provides 4800 baud output only.
When the TracVision G4 antenna is connected to the GyroTrac
system, GyroTrac Serial Port 3 will not be able to provide output
to other equipment. Serial Port 3 will only provide outputs if the
antenna unit is disconnected from the ADCU and GyroTrac is
configured to operate as a stand-alone system as described in
“Selecting TracVision or GyroTrac-only Operations” on page 76.
Connecting the Rotating Card Display (Optional)
For complete instructions on properly wiring the optional
rotating card display, refer to Appendix E on page 135.
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Connecting the Sine/Cosine Interface (Optional)
The GyroTrac ADCU sine/cosine interface provides the following
outputs:
•
sine
•
cosine
•
inverse sine
•
inverse cosine
•
reference voltage
Green Label
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Figure 2-26
Sine/Cosine ADCU Wiring
10 11 12
Sine
Sine (inverted)
Cosine
Cosine (inverted)
Ref
Ground
Because the reference voltage is a reference output, not an input,
connecting this output to another reference output from an
autopilot or other system will cause problems.
In this case, connect the following wires from the autopilot (or
other system) to the green ADCU terminal strip connector:
Autopilot/Other System Wire
Terminal Connector
Sine
12
Cosine
10
Internal Power Ground
(not chassis ground!)
7
Reference (INPUT)
Table 2-6
GyroTrac/Autopilot Sine/Cosine
Wiring Arrangement
8 (KVH Output)
DO NOT connect the autopilot or other system to the ADCU reference
output (ADCU terminal 8) if the autopilot has its own internal
reference. Review the user’s manual for the selected equipment.
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an OUTPUT, not an INPUT.
Connecting this output to the
reference output for an autopilot or
other system can cause problems.
This section explains how to resolve
most issues.
Before connecting the Autopilot
internal ground to ADCU terminal 7,
use a low impedance voltmeter to
make certain that there is no DC
voltage between the two terminals.
A DC surge could damage one or
both systems.
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To adjust the GyroTrac reference to match the reference of the
autopilot (or other system), connect a voltmeter to GyroTrac
ADCU terminal (#8) and the reference terminal of the autopilot
(or other system). Adjust the GyroTrac reference voltage as
described in “Setting the Sine/Cosine Data Output” on page 69 until
the voltmeter indicates 0 VDC.
The sine/cosine interface should now operate with optimal
precision.
Connecting GPS for True North Capability (Optional)
When the vessel is stationary,
certain GPS models may not output
the data required for GyroTrac to
determine true north.
GyroTrac is capable of determining true north that is accurate,
under most conditions, to within ±1º. This capability requires a
GPS data input to the GyroTrac
NMEA sentences from the GPS must contain one or all of the
following sentences: VTG, VHW, or BWC. The sentence structure
must comply with the NMEA 0183 V2.20 standard and run at
4800 bps 8.N.1.
As illustrated in Figure 2-27 and the GyroTrac wiring quick
reference guide on the back cover of this manual, GPS interface
cables connect to the blue ADCU terminal strip connector at
terminals 23 and 24. Refer to your GPS user manual for the
correct NMEA data out configuration.
Figure 2-27
GPS to ADCU Wiring
Blue Label
13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
GPS A+
GPS B-
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Connecting the ADCU to Vessel Power
Short circuits may result in severe electrical shock or burns. Turn
off vessel power and test the circuit to ensure that no power is
present before connecting any power cables. Do NOT reapply
power until all system wiring is completed and all terminal
strip connectors are installed on the ADCU rear panel, as
described in “Connecting the Terminal Strip Connectors to the
ADCU” on page 38.
The TracVision G4 system requires an 11-16 VDC power input.
Since it does not have a dedicated power control (ON/OFF
switch), a quick-tripping circuit breaker or fuse should be
installed between vessel power and the ADCU. Circuit overload
protection should be rated for 5 amperes. For recommended
power cable specifications, refer to Table 2-2 on page 10.
Before connecting the power cable,
turn off vessel power and test the
circuit to ensure that no power is
present.
Power supplied to the
TracVision G4 MUST NOT exceed
16 VDC or the TracVision power
supply will suffer serious damage!
If vessel power fluctuates widely or is noisy, a 12 VDC, 5-amp
AC/DC power supply or a wide-range DC/DC converter power
supply should be installed. Test the voltage and polarity before
making connections to vessel power.
Connect power to the green ADCU terminal strip connector as
shown in Figure 2-28. If the user-supplied power cable has a
drain or shielded wire, DO NOT connect the drain or shield to
either the ADCU or to ground.
Green Label
1
Vessel Power
(11-16 VDC)
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10 11 12
Figure 2-28
Vessel Power to ADCU Wiring
Power In (Red)
Ground In (Black)
IRD Ground Wire (to IRD)
Connecting the IRD Ground Wire
If you’ve routed an IRD ground wire to the ADCU (as
recommended in “Connecting the IRD Ground Wire” on page 28),
connect the wire to terminal 2 of the green ADCU terminal strip
connector (see Figure 2-28).
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Connecting the Terminal Strip Connectors to the ADCU
Now that you have connected all wires to the terminal strip
connectors, insert the connectors into the ADCU’s rear panel as
shown in Figure 2-29.
Figure 2-29
Attaching the Terminal Strips
to the ADCU
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Double-check all wiring. Be certain
to plug terminal strips into the
correct positions. If wiring is
incomplete or incorrect or the
terminal strips exchange positions,
serious electrical damage can
occur to the TracVision antenna
unit, the GyroTrac, and interfacing
electronics.
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Be sure to attach the terminal strip connectors in their correct
positions, as shown in Figure 2-30.
Figure 2-30
Proper Terminal Strip Order
Maintenance Port
Connectors 60 - 37
60 59 58 57 56 55 54 53 52 51 50 49
48 47 46 45 44 43 42 41 40 39 38 37
Yellow Label
Red Label
Green Label
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10 11 12
Blue Label
White Label
13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36
Connectors 1 - 36
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Effective Strain Relief for ADCU Terminal Connections
Due to both the potential number of wires that connect to the
rear of the ADCU and the dynamic environment aboard ship, it is
critical that the terminal connections be properly strain-relieved
using tie-wraps (a number of which are included in the GyroTrac
kitpack).
Some things to consider when strain-relieving wires:
• There should be no tension on the wires
connecting to the terminal strips. Removing slack
is important, but the wires should not be taut.
•
Leave enough slack in the wires to allow easy
access to the ADCU’s rear panel in case of future
software upgrades.
• If the cable is equipped with a ferrite, the ferrite
should be as close as possible to the terminal
connections.
• Strain-relieve wires and cables as close to the
ferrite as possible. A good arrangement includes a
tie-wrap behind the ferrite (on the side furthest
from the ADCU); an ideal design includes a tiewrap on either side of the ferrite.
Figure 2-31
Examples of Effective
Strain Relief
Terminal Strip Connector
Good Strain-relief
Arrangement
Tie-wrap
Ideal Strain-relief
Arrangement
Ferrite
Tie-wrap
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2.7
Calibrating the Sensor
Every sensor module is calibrated at the factory in a perfectworld environment. However, hard and soft iron effects on your
vessel can distort the local magnetic field, causing errors in the
reported heading. These errors are minimized by mounting the
sensor module in a suitable location and are further removed by
GyroTrac’s autocalibration feature, which compensates for minor
magnetic distortions.
You must calibrate the GyroTrac
sensor after installation so that it
can compensate for any magnetic
distortions.
After installing the GyroTrac, you must calibrate the sensor as
described below and achieve a good calibration score to ensure the
highest degree of heading accuracy.
1. Select a calm day and a clear area. Avoid excessive
pitching and rolling, as this can distort the
calibration data.
The ADCU is equipped with a fuse
to protect against high-voltage
spikes. If the system is installed
correctly and power is available, but
the system is non-functional, refer
to Section 4.3, “GyroTrac-specific
Issues” on page 97 for instructions
on checking and replacing the fuse.
2. Apply power to the ADCU and note your
approximate heading so that you will know when
you have completed a full circle.
3. Steer your vessel at a slow, steady speed through a
full circle that takes at least 2 minutes to complete.
(Try to time your turn so that it takes 30 seconds or
more to turn 90º.) After completing a full circle,
continue the process with a second circle. The
circles do not need to be perfectly round as long as
you make a complete 360º turn.
4. Once you have completed two full circles, your
GyroTrac should be calibrated. Check the
calibration score as described on the following
page.
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The Calibration Score
Each calibration results in a calibration score that is stored in the
system’s memory.
Figure 2-32
Sample Calibration Score Screen
Magnetic Environment
Accuracy
Calibration Update
Number
ACC
CAL<1°
MagEnv
GOOD
Cal#
3
Table 2-7
Possible Compass Accuracy Levels
Accuracy (ACC)
The ACC data indicates the degree of accuracy the GyroTrac will
provide based on the quality of the last calibration. Table 2-7 lists
the five possible accuracy levels.
Magnetic Environment (MAGENV)
ACC Score
Accuracy
<1º
Better than 1º
<2º
Better than 2º
<4º
Better than 4º
<8º
Better than 8º
BAD CAL
Recalibrate
The MAGENV score (GOOD, OK, POOR, BAD) indicates the
quality of the installation location. If the quality is POOR or BAD,
the sensor module probably should be moved to a more
favorable magnetic environment.
Calibration Update Number (CAL #)
The CAL # indicates the number of times the sensor has been
calibrated. It is used primarily to verify whether a new
calibration has been accepted by the system.
For guidelines on finding a suitable
location, refer to “Choosing the
Best Location for the GyroTrac
Sensor” on page 14.
A complete explanation of the
GyroTrac menus is provided in
Section 3, “Using the ADCU
Interface” on page 59. Specifics
regarding calibration are provided
in Section 3.6, “Control Compass
Mode” on page 77.
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2.8
Activating/Programming the IRD
Before it can be used, your IRD (satellite receiver) must be
activated and/or programmed, as described below.
DIRECTV Activation
KVH makes it easy to activate your DIRECTV IRD. Just call KVH
at 1-888-584-4163 and select the TracVision Product Activation
Department (Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST).
DISH Network Activation
To activate your DISH Network IRD, please call DISH Network
directly at 1-800-333-DISH (3474).
Other IRD Activations
Please refer to the user manual that accompanied your IRD for
activation instructions.
Programming European IRDs
Before the TracVision G4 system can be used in Europe, the IRD
must be programmed to receive signals from the selected DVB
satellite services. Programming is conducted using menu
selections displayed on the TV screen. Please refer to your IRD
owner’s manual for specific instructions.
Table 2-8 provides some key data for use when programming
the IRD.
Table 2-8
Key IRD Settings
When programming the IRD with
the antenna configuration data,
make certain that your choices for
Antenna Alternatives 1 and 2 match
those installed as Satellites A and
B during the Install Satellite
procedure detailed in Section 2.9,
“Installing Satellites Using the
ADCU” on page 44.
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Configuration Item
Setting
Antenna Alternative 1
DiSEqC 1
Antenna Alternative 2
DiSEqC 2
LNB Frequency
Universal
It is also important that the IRD’s settings for Antenna
Alternatives 1 and 2 match the ADCU’s installed satellite settings
as follows:
•
Antenna Alternative 1 = Satellite A
•
Antenna Alternative 2 = Satellite B
Section 2.9, “Installing Satellites Using the ADCU” on page 44
provides details on the satellite installation process.
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Programming DSS Plus IRDs
If you are using multiple DSS Plus IRDs and intend to shift from
one satellite to another, only one of the IRDs can be configured as
a two-satellite receiver. All other IRDs must be configured as onesatellite receivers. The two-satellite IRD will determine which
satellite the antenna is tracking while the other receivers can
watch any channels available via that satellite. Refer to your IRD
owner’s manual for complete details on this process.
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If you use an active multiswitch to
connect three or more IRDs, the
multiswitch will interfere with the
22 KHz tone sent by DIRECTV
DSS Plus™ IRDs to the antenna. As
a result, the antenna will not
receive the signal to change
satellites when you change
channels using your DIRECTV DSS
Plus remote.
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2.9
Table 2-9
Available Satellite Pairs
– North America
(North American LNB required)
DSS_101
DSS_119
Installing Satellites Using
the ADCU
The TracVision G4 can track a variety of DVB-compatible and
DIRECTV (DSS) satellites. The system contains a preprogrammed
library of North American and European satellites. It also has
two open slots that you may use to program two additional
satellites of your choice. Tables 2-9 and 2-10 list the possible
satellite pairs. Two of these satellites may be selected to reside in
the system’s active memory as Satellites A and B.
Echo_61
Echo_110
Echo_119
Echo_148
Expressvu
ExpressTV
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
DSS_101
✓
DSS_119
✓
Echo_61
Echo_110
✓
Echo_119
✓
Echo_148
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
Expressvu
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
ExpressTV
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
Astra 2N
Astra 2S
✓
✓
✓
✓
Table 2-10
Available Satellite Pairs – Europe
(European LNB required)
Astra 1
Astra 1
Hispasat
Hotbird
Sirius
✓
✓
Astra 2N
✓
✓
Astra 2S
✓
✓
Thor
Hispasat
Hotbird
✓
Sirius
✓
Thor
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
The satellites listed in TracVision G4’s preprogrammed satellite
library will be sufficient for most users. However, if you wish to
install one or two satellites that are not in the library, skip to
“Programming User-defined Satellites” on page 47. After configuring
these user-defined satellites, return to the satellite installation
process in “Installing Your Selected Satellites” on page 45.
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Installing Your Selected Satellites
To install your selected satellites as Satellite A and B, follow the
steps below.
1. Apply power to the ADCU.
2. Following the startup sequence, press the center
button until the “Control Antenna?” screen
appears.
Control antenna?
Enter
Next
Return
Figure 2-33
Control Antenna Screen
3. Press the ENTER button to access the Control
Antenna Mode.
4. Press the center button until the “Install Satellite?”
screen appears.
Install satellite?
Yes
Next
Return
5. Follow the process shown in Figure 2-35 on the
following page to install your selected satellites. At
the end of the process, be sure to press the YES
button to restart the antenna.
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Figure 2-34
Install Satellite Screen
Section 3, “Using the ADCU
Interface” on page 59 provides
complete details on the use of the
ADCU menus, including complete
antenna control details in
Section 3.8, “Control Antenna
Mode” on page 81.
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Figure 2-35
Install Satellite Process
Install Satellite?
Yes
Next
Return
-
Latitude:
Enter
##N
+
Proceed to "Setting Latitude
and Longitude"
Install A <SAT NAME>
Yes
Next
Cancel
-
Longitude:
Enter
###E
+
Selecting NEXT will cycle
the display through all
available satellites
Install B <SAT NAME>
Yes
Next
Cancel
Installing sats
Please wait
Latitude:
Longitude:
Selecting NEXT will cycle
the display through all
satellites that can be paired
with the selection for
Satellite A. If no satellite is
available for a pair or you
wish a single satellite
configuration, select NONE.
Enter your latitude. Use the -/+
keys to select each number and
choose between NORTH and
SOUTH. Selecting ENTER will
cycle the display through each
digit and the direction option and
then launch the LONGITUDE
screen.
##N
####E
Enter your longitude. Use the -/+
keys to select each number and
choose between EAST and
WEST. Selecting ENTER will cycle
the display through each digit and
the direction option and then
display the selected latitude and
longitude.
Restart antenna?
Yes
No
Refer to Tables 2-9 and
2-10 for available satellite
pairs.
<SAT Name> and
<SAT NAME> installed
Restart
Antenna
System
If a GPS is providing latitude and
longitude to TracVision G4, this
data will automatically be used in
the satellite installation process. In
this event, the Latitude/Longitude
menus will skip directly to “Restart
Antenna.”
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Programming User-defined Satellites
The TracVision G4 satellite library has the capacity for two userdefined satellites in case you want to track a satellite that is not
currently preprogrammed in the library. User-defined satellites
can only be configured via the ADCU’s maintenance port. To
configure a user satellite, information about the satellite must be
provided, including:
•
Satellite name
•
Satellite position (longitude)
•
Transponder information for each of the following
polarizations/frequencies:
- vertical high
- vertical low
How to tell the difference between
High and Low bands:
- horizontal high
High: 11.700 - 12.750 GHz
- horizontal low
Low: 10.700 - 11.700 GHz
OR
- right
- left
•
Transponder information includes:
- frequency
- symbol rate
- FEC code
- network ID (in hexadecimal format)
This information can be obtained from your satellite service
provider or from a number of sites on the Internet, such as
www.satcodx.com.
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For your reference, the satellite
configuration information for the
predefined satellites is available on
our web site at www.kvh.com/
footprint.
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Connecting a PC to the ADCU Maintenance Port
To program your user-defined satellites into the TracVision G4
satellite library, you need to connect a PC to the ADCU’s
maintenance port. This procedure requires Windows
Hyperterminal (or other terminal emulation software, such as
PROCOMM). Use the settings appropriate to your application
and follow the steps below.
1. Connect one end of the PC data cable to
the DB9 maintenance port connector on the rear of
the ADCU. Connect the other end to the serial port
on your PC (a 9-pin/25-pin connector adapter may
be needed for some PCs).
Figure 2-36
ADCU Maintenance Port
Maintenance
Port (DB9)
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1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10 11 12
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13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36
2. Open the terminal emulation software and
establish the following settings:
• 9600 baud
• no parity
• 8 data bits
• 1 start bit
• 1 stop bit
• no flow control
3. Apply power to the TracVision G4 system and
allow the system to complete full initialization.
Data should be scrolling on the PC display to
identify any system problems detected. If no data
is seen, recheck your connections and the terminal
software setup for the correct COM port.
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Entering User-defined Satellite Data
To configure your user-defined satellites, follow the steps below.
1. Using your PC’s terminal emulation program, type
HALT<cr> (<cr> indicates a carriage return/ENTER
key). This command puts the antenna in Idle mode.
2. Enter the SATCONFIG parser command:
Command:
SATCONFIG,USERX,YYY,Z,D,L<cr>
Where:
X = 1 (USER1 satellite) or 2 (USER2 satellite)
Table 2-11
SATCONFIG Parser Command
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)
Function:
configures one of the user-configurable satellites
with the longitude provided
Response:
if valid entry, echoes the input data
if invalid entry, returns error message
3. Type @DEBUGON<cr> to enter DEBUG mode.
4. Enter the satellite’s transponder information:
Command:
@SATCONFIG,X,N,F,S,C,ID,P,B,D<cr>
Where:
@SATCONFIG = directs data to the RF Board
X = satellite location (A = USER1, B = USER2)
Table 2-12
Satellite Transponder
Data Sequence
N = satellite table # (98 = USER1, 99 = USER2)
F = frequency in MHz (either 00000 or a range from
10700 - 12700)
S = the satellite transponder symbol rate in
Mbit/second (01000 - 29999)
C = the FEC code (e.g., 12, 23, 34, 56, 67, 78)
ID = the satellite network ID in hexidecimal format
(0x####)
P = the LNB polarization (V = vertical,
H = horizontal, R = right, L = left)
B = the LNB down conversion frequency (L = low,
H = high, U = USA)
D = decoding type (0 = test, 1 = DSS-A,
2 = DSS-B, 3 = DVB)
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5. Repeat Step 4 for each of the following
transponder categories:
•
vertical high
•
vertical low
•
horizontal high
•
horizontal low
right
•
left
OR
•
TracVision G4 requires that the data fields for all
transponder categories be provided. If the selected
satellite does not have information for one or more of
the transponder categories, default information should
be entered in the fields as follows:
Table 2-13
Satellite Transponder
Default Data
Transponder Data
Default Value
Frequency
00000
Symbol Rate
27500
FEC Code
the same value as provided for those
transponders with data
Network ID
0x0000
Polarity and Band
whichever combinations are not
already provided
6. Type ZAP<cr> to restart the antenna.
7. If you need to configure a second user-defined
satellite, repeat this procedure starting with Step 1
to enter data for the USER2 satellite.
You have now added your user-defined satellite(s) to the
system’s satellite library.
If you want the antenna to track one or both of these user-defined
satellites, you need to install it. To install a satellite, you can use
either the ADCU, as described in “Installing Your Selected
Satellites” on page 45, or you can use the SATINSTALL command,
as described on the following page.
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Installing User-defined Satellites via the Maintenance Port
1. Type HALT<cr> to put the antenna in Idle mode.
2. Enter the SATINSTALL parser command:
Command:
SATINSTALL,<sat_a_name><sat_b_name><cr>
Where:
<sat_a_name> = the name of your choice for
Satellite A (for example: USER1)
<sat_b_name> = the name of your choice for
Satellite B (for example: USER2)
If you only want to install and track one satellite,
enter NONE as the name of Satellite B.
3. Once you’ve assigned satellites as Satellite A and
Satellite B, you need to tell the antenna which of
the two satellites it should initially acquire and
track. This step should be performed the first time
a satellite is selected, allowing the system to
download the channel guide. To do so, enter the
following parser command:
Command:
@L,A or B<cr>
Where:
A = track Satellite A
B = track Satellite B
4. Type ZAP<cr> to restart the antenna.
Examples of the user-defined satellite configuration process are
provided for reference in the next two sections.
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An Example of Configuring a User-defined Satellite (N. America)
The following is an example of configuring the fictional
YOURSAT 123 as the USER1 configured satellite. Prior to
configuring this satellite or any others, be certain to get the most
up-to-date information from one of the sources previously
discussed.
Table 2-14
Sample Satellite Configuration
Data (North America)
YOURSAT 123 at 122 West, DVB decoder, Circular Polarization LNB
Right
Frequency
12.225 GHz
Symbol Rate
20000
FEC Code
5/6
Network ID
4100(dec) = 0x1004
Frequency
12.456 GHz
Symbol Rate
20000
FEC Code
5/6
Network ID
4100(dec) = 0x1004
Left
Based on this information, the data entered via the PC would
look like this:
HALT
SATCONFIG,USER1,122,W,3,C
@DEBUGON
@SATCONFIG,A,98,12225,20000,56,0x1004,R,U,3
@SATCONFIG,A,98,12456,20000,56,0x1004,L,U,3
@SAVE,A
ZAP
To install and start tracking the USER1 satellite, the following
additional data would be entered:
HALT
SATINSTALL USER1,NONE
@L,A
ZAP
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An Example of Configuring a User-defined Satellite (Europe)
The following is an example of configuring the fictional
YOURSAT 123 as the USER1 configured satellite. Prior to
configuring this satellite or any others, be certain to get the most
up-to-date information from one of the sources previously
discussed.
Yoursat 123 at 7 West, DVB decoder, Linear Polarization LNB
Horizontal High
Frequency
11.966 GHz
Symbol Rate
27500
FEC Code
3/4
Network ID
2048(dec) = 0x0800
Table 2-15
Sample Satellite Configuration
Data (Europe)
Vertical High
Frequency
11.823 GHz
Symbol Rate
27500
FEC Code
3/4
Network ID
2048(dec) = 0x0800
Vertical Low
No Data Listed
Horizontal Low
No Data Listed
Based on this information, the data entered via the PC would
look like this:
HALT
SATCONFIG,USER1,7,W,3,L
@DEBUGON
@SATCONFIG,A,98,11966,27500,34,0x0800,H,H,3
@SATCONFIG,A,98,11823,27500,34,0x0800,V,H,3
@SATCONFIG,A,98,00000,27500,34,0x0000,V,L,3
@SATCONFIG,A,98,00000,27500,34,0x0000,H,L,3
@SAVE,A
ZAP
To install and start tracking the USER1 satellite, the following
additional data would be entered:
HALT
SATINSTALL USER1,NONE
@L,A
ZAP
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2.10 Setting the Skew Angle
(European Systems Only)
To optimize channel reception, the antenna’s LNB skew angle
must be adjusted. Refer to your satellite service provider for the
proper skew angle for your selected satellite service and
geographical location. You can also find the proper skew angle
from the ADCU, as long as a GPS is providing data to the ADCU
or the vessel’s correct latitude and longitude are entered into the
ADCU. Refer to “Antenna Status Data Screens” on page 80 for
details on viewing the ADCU-calculated skew value.
Adjusting the LNB Skew Angle
1. Turn off the power to the antenna unit.
2. If the radome is not already removed, remove the
radome and set it aside in a safe place.
3. Loosen the two wing screws securing the LNB
within the choke feed as illustrated in Figure 2-37.
Figure 2-37
Adjusting the European
LNB Skew Angle
Skew Labels
Figure 2-38
Skew Angle Labels
4. Refer to the LNB skew angle labels on the end of
the LNB and on the LNB choke feed (shown in
Figure 2-38) and adjust the LNB as necessary to
match as closely as possible the skew angle
provided by your service provider or the ADCU.
5. Retighten the wing screws.
6. Reinstall the radome. Align the three radome
screw holes with the baseplate nut holders, insert
the #10-24 screws and tighten. Install a protective
plastic screw cap over each screw.
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2.11 Checking Out the System
Now that you’ve installed the TracVision G4, you need to verify
that the system functions properly. Check the system startup
routine to ensure that the system is operating within normal
parameters.
To view the startup routine, connect a PC to the ADCU’s
maintenance port. The diagnostics procedure requires Windows
Hyperterminal (or other terminal emulation software, such as
PROCOMM). Use the settings appropriate to your application.
1. Connect one end of the PC data cable to
the DB9 maintenance port connector on the rear of
the ADCU. Connect the other end to the serial port
on the PC (a 9-pin/25-pin connector adapter may
be needed for some PCs).
Maintenance
Port (DB9)
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1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10 11 12
Figure 2-39
ADCU Maintenance Port
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25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36
2. Open the terminal emulation software and
establish the following settings:
• 9600 baud
• no parity
• 8 data bits
• 1 start bit
• 1 stop bit
• no flow control
3. Apply power to the TracVision G4 system and
allow the system to complete full initialization.
Data should be scrolling on the PC display to
identify any system problems detected. If no data
is seen, recheck your connections and the terminal
software setup.
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A sample startup sequence has
been provided in Appendix F on
page 143 with the typical ranges
and responses for the
TracVision G4 during startup and
operation.
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Be certain to fill out and submit the
warranty card to KVH to ensure
that your TracVision G4 is fully
covered under the 2-year parts and
1-year labor warranty.
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4. After completing the review of the startup and
operational routines, turn on the IRD and television
and check the channels on the selected satellites.
For European systems, check both horizontally and
vertically polarized channels, if possible.
5. When all checks are completed, shut down the
system.
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2.12 Changing Geographic Location
If you move to a different geographic area, you will need to
modify your TracVision G4 system to receive satellite TV signals
in the new location. To begin receiving satellite signals in the new
area, perform the following steps.
Swap LNBs
To receive the proper satellite signals in the new geographic
location, your TracVision antenna must be equipped with the
appropriate LNB for that location. If moving to the U.S., you will
need to install a North American-style LNB; if moving to Europe,
you will need to install a European-style LNB. Table 2-16 lists the
part numbers for ordering these LNB options.
Part Name
Part Number
European-style LNB Replacement Kit
02-1033-02
North American-style LNB Replacement Kit
02-1033-01
Table 2-16
LNB Part Numbers
With the new part, you will receive a simple instruction sheet for
swapping the LNBs.
Install New Satellites
When you move to a new area, the list of available satellites
changes. If you’re moving to the U.S., you will need to choose a
new satellite pair from the list of available North American
satellites (see Table 2-9). If you’re moving to Europe, you will
need to choose a new satellite pair from the list of available
European satellites (see Table 2-10). For details on installing these
new satellites, refer to Section 2.9, “Installing Satellites Using the
ADCU” on page 44.
Replace the IRD
In order to receive satellite TV service in your new geographic
location, you will need to purchase an IRD designed for that
location. Refer to your satellite TV service provider for more
information.
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You may also need to replace your
television when changing
geographic location. In North
America, your TV must support the
NTSC video standard. In Europe,
your TV must support the PAL
video standard.
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3 – Using the ADCU
Interface
This section explains how to use all of the ADCU functions. You will use
the ADCU to operate, control, and monitor the TracVision G4 and
GyroTrac.
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Startup and Self-test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61
3.2
Data Display and Accessing the Main Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63
3.3
Setup Display Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67
3.4
Set Data Outputs Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68
3.5
Set Configuration Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73
3.6
Control Compass Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77
3.7
Antenna Status Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79
3.8
Control Antenna Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81
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3.1
Startup and Self-test
1. Turn on the IRD and television.
2. If a GPS receiver is connected, ensure that it has
obtained an accurate position.
3. Apply operating power to the ADCU.
4. Wait while the system conducts a brief self-test
sequence. Test status messages are displayed on
the ADCU for approximately two seconds each.
KVH Industries Inc.
GyroTrac Rev. #.#.
No data from Gyro
System not running
System Testing
Microcontroller
system Testing
Global Position Sys
system Testing
Memories
No GPS Data while
System powerup
system Testing
Sine Cosine Circuit
" !#
"
* GyroTrac Config *
As a TV System
!
* GyroTrac Config *
As a GyroTrac System
system Testing
Gyroscope
Figure 3-1
Startup and Self-test Sequence
The absence of valid GPS data is
not a fault; the status message
merely indicates that valid GPS
data is not present and that those
navigation functions that use GPS
inputs are not available.
The GPS must be turned on first for
TracVision G4 to use the GPS
position data during initialization.
If the self-testing routine detects faults in any of the first four selftests, the screen pictured in Figure 3-2 is displayed. Operation
halts at this point and the GyroTrac cannot operate. The unit
should be returned to your local authorized KVH dealer,
distributor, or service center.
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Figure 3-2
Startup Error Screen
Errors detected on
XXXXXXX
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TracVision Startup and Self-test Screens
When configured as a component of a TracVision system,
GyroTrac conducts a series of startup routines and self-tests to
verify antenna operation. The TracVision self-test status screens
are only displayed when the main data display is set to show the
antenna status information (as described in Section 3.3, “Setup
Display Mode” on page 67.
Figure 3-3
TracVision G4 Startup Screens
Antenna initializing
Waiting for POS data
** Search mode 1 **
###.#°
##.#°
####
Init RF Controller
Waiting for POS data
** Search mode 2 **
###.#°
##.#°
####
Initial Ext Sensor
Waiting for POS data
** Search mode 3 **
###.#°
##.#°
####
Initial Antenna
###.#°
##.#°
####
Antenna is Tracking
###.#°
##.#°
####
Initial Rate Bias
###.#°
##.#°
####
Network ID Check
###.#°
##.#°
####
Tracking <SATNAME>
###.#°
##.#°
####
To Main Data Display
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3.2
Data Display and Accessing
the Main Menu
As soon as the self-test routine is completed, the LCD panel
shows one of five data displays selected in the Display Setup
Mode (described in Section 3.3, “Setup Display Mode” on page 67.
When any of the primary data displays are on screen, the soft
keys allow you to switch between the two installed satellites as
well as enter the Main Menu. The key functions and display
options are as follows:
Figure 3-4
Soft Key Functions and
Primary Data Displays
Primary Data Displays*
Magnetic Heading
###.#°
Pitch
#.#°
Mag/Hdg
#.#°
Lat:
Long:
Roll
#.#°
Yaw
#.#°
Rate/Sec
#.#°
##°
##°
Tracking <Sat Name>
###.#°
##.#°
####
Track Installed
Satellite A
Enter Main
Menu Track Installed
Satellite B
* Variations on these displays are also presented in Figure 3-9.
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Main Menu
Pressing the center key will cycle the Main Menu through the
available functions as follows:
Figure 3-5
Main Menu Functions
Magnetic Heading
###.#°
Select Installed Satellite A
Select Installed Satellite B
Setup display type?
Enter
Next
Return
Proceed to Section 3.3,
"Setup Display Mode"
(set data displayed on the LCD
during normal operation)
Setup data outputs?
Yes
Next
Return
Proceed to Section 3.4,
"Set Data Outputs Mode"
(set type and format
of data outputs)
Setup configuration?
Yes
Next
Return
Proceed to Section 3.5,
"Set Configuration Mode"
(set heading reference source,
enter gyro offsets, reset to factory
defaults, and turn TV comm on/off)
Proceed to Section 3.6,
"Control Compass Mode"
(set calibration, read cal score, and
clear compass calibration)
Proceed to Section 3.7,
"Antenna Status Mode"
(check status and version of
antenna, get antenna serial #, get
signal level & threshold, display skew
angle, and measure bit error rate)
Proceed to Section 3.8,
"Control Antenna Mode"
(adjust antenna azimuth and
elevation manually, restart system,
install satellite pairs, set lat/long,
select active satellite, and update
satellite frequency data)
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Control Compass?
Yes
Next
Return
This menu will only appear
if the heading reference is
configured as INTERNAL.
Get Antenna status?
Enter
Next
Return
Control antenna?
Enter
Next
Return
These menus will not
appear if GyroTrac is
configured to operate as a
stand-alone system (e.g.,
COMM OFF).
To Factory Default or
Chosen Data Display
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Alert Screens
Certain operations require GyroTrac to temporarily cease its data
output or alter its configuration so that new parameters or
configurations may be entered. When you enter one of these
functions, a pair of alert screens will appear, informing you of
what will happen. Selecting “Yes” will allow you to continue into
the function. Selecting “No” will return you to the Main Menu.
** WARNING **
Data will be HALTED
ARE YOU SURE?
Yes
No
Figure 3-6
Sample Alert Screens
The RETURN and CANCEL Keys
Throughout the GyroTrac menus, the right-hand key will often be
designated as either RETURN or CANCEL. These options have
the following functions:
•
RETURN – Returns to the main data display. If no
keys are pressed within 10 seconds, the menu will
automatically default to the main data display.
•
CANCEL – Cancels current action and returns to
the start of the action without making any
changes.
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Antenna Error Messages
At times, the ADCU will display error messages alerting you to a
specific problem (e.g., you have selected an invalid satellite pair).
There are also two general antenna error messages that are not
related to a specific action.
“Antenna response incorrect” (shown in Figure 3-7) indicates that
the ADCU received an incorrect answer from the antenna in
response to a request. The solution to this error is simply to
repeat your requested operation.
Figure 3-7
Incorrect Response Error Message
ERROR: Antenna
response incorrect
“Antenna not responding” (shown in Figure 3-8) indicates that
no messages are being received from the antenna. This is usually
the result of the antenna not being powered up or the antenna
being disconnected from the ADCU.
Figure 3-8
Non-responsive Antenna
Error Message
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ERROR: Antenna
not responding
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3.3
Setup Display Mode
The Setup Display mode selects the data that will be displayed
on the ADCU LCD after startup and self-test; it does not control
the data sent to remote heading display units, north-up radars,
autopilots, etc.
Setup display type?
Enter
Next
Return
Figure 3-9
Setting Display
Proceed to Section 3.4,
"Set Data Outputs Mode"
ALERT SCREENS
New Data Display
Compass screen
determined by
availability of GPS
data for True North.
Yes
compass?
Next
Return
Magnetic Heading
###.#°
Mag/HDG
###.#°
True/HDG
###.#°
Pitch, Roll & Yaw?
Yes
Next
Return
Pitch
#.#°
Roll
#.#°
Yaw
#.#°
Yes
Mag/Hdg
#.#°
Rate of turn?
Next
Return
Rate/Sec
#.#°
Latitude Longitude?
Yes
Next
Return
Lat:
Long:
##°
##°
Antenna display?
Yes
Next
Return
This menu will not appear if
GyroTrac is configured to
operate as a stand-alone
system.
Tracking <Sat Name>
###.#°
##.#°
####
Antenna screen
determined by
availability of
TracVision G6 and
time in the startup
sequence
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No Data from Antenna
Antenna Initializing
waiting for POS Data
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3.4
For more details about the available
data outputs, refer to Appendix G,
“GyroTrac Data Outputs” on
page 145.
Set Data Outputs Mode
The Set Data Outputs function is used to select several types of
data formats available from the GyroTrac. The message formats
are as follows:
• 1 sine/cosine (either 4-wire or B&G 3-wire)
• 3 serial message formats:
- NMEA 0183
- KVH pitch, roll, and yaw
- Cetrek
• 1 Furuno AD10S
Figure 3-10
Data Outputs Mode
Menu Sequence
These messages are output to displays and external navigation
systems only if selected via the ADCU. Selection procedures are
presented in the following sections.
Setup data outputs?
Enter
Next
Return
ALERT SCREENS
Set sine-cos levels?
Yes
Next
Return
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Set serial outputs?
Yes
Next
Return
Set Furuno outputs?
Yes
Next
Return
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Setting the Sine/Cosine Data Output
The sine/cosine setup is done in three stages: first the magnetic
or true heading option is selected, then the reference voltage is
set, and finally the swing voltage is set. The valid range for
reference and swing voltages is between 0 and 6.5 volts. The
default value for reference voltage is 2.5 volts. The default value
for swing voltage is ±1.67 volts. Refer to your autopilot manual
for correct voltage requirements.
Figure 3-11
Setting Sine/Cosine Data Output
Setup data outputs?
Yes
Next
Return
Proceed to Section 3.5,
"Set Configuration Mode"
ALERT SCREENS
Set sine-cos levels?
Yes
Next
Return
Proceed to "Setting the
Serial Outputs"
Sine Cosine is: Mag
Mag
ENTER
True
Set Ref:
Enter
Setting will blink "Mag" or
"True" based on the
current selection. Pushing
the MAG or TRUE buttons
will toggle between
selections.
If the GyroTrac is receiving data
from a ship’s gyro, all compass
outputs are automatically
configured as True North and
cannot be set to Magnetic. If this is
the case, the following variation on
the magnetic/true selection screen
will be displayed:
only True available
2.50 V
+
Set Swing:
+/- 1.67 V
Enter
+
If the system is NOT connected to
a GPS or a ship’s gyro, only
magnetic heading data will be
available and the following variation
on the magnetic/true selection
screen will be displayed:
Only Mag available
The system will then proceed to the
“Set Ref” screen.
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Setting the Serial Outputs
Figure 3-12
Setting Serial Outputs
The GyroTrac can output as many as three serial messages
simultaneously in any combination of NMEA version 2.2,
KVH RS-422, or Cetrek proprietary format. NMEA message
options and the KVH and Cetrek formats are described briefly in
Appendix G on page 145. Follow the procedures illustrated below
to set the serial outputs. The factory default speed setting is
10 Hz.
Set serial outputs?
Yes
Next
Return
Proceed to "Setting the
Furuno Output"
Select serial port 1
Yes
Next
Cancel
Opens menus for Serial Ports 2 & 3.
All three serial ports have the same
selection options. However, the output
from Port 1 is only 4800 baud.
Serial port 1 config
Output Data: NMEA
Serial Port setting information will be
displayed for 2.5 seconds. Setting can be:
None, NMEA, KVH, or Cetrek
-
Set speed: 10 Hz
Enter
+
Resetting outputs?
Yes
No
If GyroTrac is configured as a
component of a TracVision system,
the following screen will appear when
attempting to configure Serial Port 3:
No Port 3. TV setup
Yes
Next
Cancel
No Action
Outputs erasing
Please Wait
Return to
"Set Serial Outputs?"
Return to "Select Serial Port 1"
Refer to "Selecting TracVision or
GyroTrac-only Operations" to
configure the system as GyroTraconly and activate Serial Port 3.
Select output type
NMEA
KVH
Cetrek
Proceed to
"Setting the
NMEA Outputs"
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Cetrek data is: Mag
Mag
ENTER
True
This screen will only
appear if GPS is available
to provide True North
Data, otherwise the
default is "Mag."
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Setting the NMEA Outputs
GyroTrac is fully compatible with NMEA input versions 1.5
and 2.2. However, the individual serial ports can only be
programmed to use NMEA version 2.2 as an output.
Select output BWC?
Yes
Next
Cancel
Custom configurations are not
available on GyroTrac.
Figure 3-13
Setting NMEA Outputs
Return to "Setting the Serial Outputs"
By choosing "Next" or completing the
configuration for each output, GyroTrac will cycle
through the remaining NMEA outputs in the
following order:
GGA – GLL – HDG – HDM – HDT – VTG – XTE
setting selection
Please Wait
Each output follows the same sequence of
screens as illustrated in this flow chart.
Setup output GGA?
Yes
Next
Cancel
Return to "Setting the Serial Outputs"
By choosing "Next" or completing the
configuration for each output, GyroTrac will
cycle through the remaining NMEA outputs.
Each output follows the same sequence of
screens as illustrated in this flow chart.
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When Serial Ports 2 or 3 are
selected to provide NMEA output,
the baud rate is automatically
changed to 4800 baud from the
default of 9600 baud. Serial Port 1
and its pass-through duplicate only
provide 4800 baud output.
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Setting the Furuno Output
This option selects two available options for the Furuno
output: magnetic or true heading reference and 25 millisecond
or 200 millisecond data output rate.
Figure 3-14
Setting Furuno Output
Set Furuno Outputs?
Yes
Next
Return
Return to "Setting the
Sine/Cosine Data Output"
If the system is NOT connected to
a GPS or a ship’s gyro, only
magnetic heading data will be
available and the following variation
on the magnetic/true selection
screen will be displayed:
Furuno data is: MAG
MAG
ENTER
True
Set data rate: 200 mS
25mS
ENTER
200mS
Setting will blink "Mag" or
"True" based on the
current selection. Pushing
the MAG or TRUE buttons
will toggle between
selections.
Only Mag available
Data rate setting will blink "25ms"
or "200ms" based on current
selection. Pushing the 25ms or
200ms buttons will toggle
between selections.
The system will then proceed to the
“Set Data Rate” screen.
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3.5
Set Configuration Mode
The Set Configuration function is used to set the display
brightness, select an internal or external source for heading
data, enter offset values that correct for mechanical mounting
alignment errors, reset the system to its factory defaults, and
turn TV communications on/off.
Figure 3-15
Configuration Mode
Menu Sequence
Setup Configuration?
Enter
Next
Return
ALERT SCREENS
Yes
Set brightness?
Next
Return
Default display box?
Yes
Next
Return
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Set Heading int/ext?
Yes
Next
Return
Set Gyro offsets?
Yes
Next
Return
Set TV com on/off?
Yes
Next
Return
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Setting Display Brightness
The ADCU display’s brightness may be adjusted to suit your
preferences. Press the right key to make the display brighter, the
left key to make it dimmer. When you are satisfied with the
setting, press the center key to accept the setting.
Figure 3-16
Display Brightness Controls
Yes
Set brightness?
Next
Return
Min
Bright
*****************
Dim Display
Max
Brighten Display
Proceed to "Selecting
Heading Reference
Source"
The ADCU display offers
20 levels of brightness,
each of which is indicated
by an asterisk that
appears or disappers
when the Dim and
Brighten keys are pressed.
Selecting Heading Reference Source
The Heading Reference Source menu provides the option to
override the GyroTrac’s external sensor module in favor of
another source, such as a ship’s gyro, as follows:
Figure 3-17
Internal/External Reference Menus
•
INTERNAL – GyroTrac will receive and use
heading data from its sensor module. The Control
Compass menus will be available.
•
EXTERNAL – GyroTrac will receive and use
heading data from an external heading source. As
a result, the Control Compass menus will be
inactive and hidden. Refer to Figure 2-21 on
page 30 for details on connecting a ship’s gyro to
the ADCU.
Set Heading int/ext?
Yes
Next
Return
Proceed to "Entering
Gyro Offset Values"
Reference: Internal
Int
ENTER
Ext
Setting will blink "Internal"
or "External" based on the
current selection. Pushing
the INT or EXT buttons will
toggle between selections.
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Entering Gyro Offset Values
The sensor module housing must be mounted as close to level in
pitch and roll as possible, with its long axis parallel to the vessel’s
centerline. Sometimes allowances must be made for the particular
installation where pitch, roll, and azimuth references cannot be
met. The offset values adjust for this. The allowable offset values
for pitch and roll are ±45º; the offset for azimuth can be up to
±180º. Once entered, offset values will not need to be changed
unless the sensor module is relocated.
Figure 3-18
Entering Gyro Offset Values
Set Gyro offsets?
Yes
Next
Return
Set offset Pitch?
Yes
Next
Cancel
Set Pitch: +XX.X°
Enter
+
Set offset Roll?
Yes
Next
cancel
-
Set Roll: +XX.X°
Enter
+
Proceed to
"Choosing the
Default Display"
Pitch, roll, and yaw settings are
determined by the sensor module’s
internal inclinometer, not external
measurements.
To set pitch, roll, and yaw properly,
initially enter zeros for all
measurements. Choose the Pitch,
Roll, and Yaw display from the Main
Menu and record those numbers.
Reverse the value of the Pitch and
Roll (positive becomes negative,
negative becomes positive).
Return to the Gyro Offset menu
and enter the recorded numbers.
Set offset Yaw?
Yes
Next
Cancel
-
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Set Yaw: +XXX.X°
Enter
+
This process should be carried out
in still water or at the dock.
As noted in Section 2.3, “Mounting
the GyroTrac Sensor” on page 19,
the sensor must be aligned to
within ±5º of the vessel’s fore-andaft centerline. Deviation beyond ±5º
will degrade pitch, roll, and yaw
accuracy.
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Choosing the Default Display
This option resets the ADCU display settings to their factory
defaults (i.e., compass, 50 percent brightness).
Figure 3-19
Selecting the Default Display
Default display box?
Yes
Next
Return
Proceed to "Selecting
TracVision or GyroTrac-only
Operations"
ALERT SCREENS
Display defaulting
Please Wait
Default display done
If the main display is set to show
antenna tracking information but
the antenna communications are
OFF, the following display will be
shown:
TV comms is off
No data from antenna
To correct the error, turn antenna
communications ON or change the
main display setting.
Figure 3-20
Selecting TracVision or
GyroTrac-only Operations
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Selecting TracVision or GyroTrac-only Operations
GyroTrac’s factory default configuration is to operate as a standalone system (Antenna Comm: OFF). Connecting a TracVision
antenna will reconfigure GyroTrac to function as a component of
a TracVision system (Antenna Comm: ON).
Set TV com On/Off?
Yes
Next
Return
Return to "Setting Display
Brightness"
Antenna Comm is: ON
On
ENTER
Off
The antenna communication
setting will blink "ON" or "OFF"
based on current selection. ON
allows GyroTrac to function as
a TracVision system
component. Pushing the ON
and OFF buttons will change
the selected setting.
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3.6
Control Compass Mode
These screens are only seen if heading reference is INTERNAL.
The Control Compass function provides control over the
GyroTrac sensor module, including turning autocalibration on
and off, reading the calibration score, and manually clearing the
compass calibration.
Figure 3-21
Compass Control Mode
Menu Sequence
Control Compass?
Enter
Next
Return
ALERT SCREENS
Set Autocal on/off?
Yes
Next
Return
Yes
Read cal score?
Next
Return
Clear COMPASS cal?
Yes
Next
Return
Selecting Autocalibration
These screens are only seen if heading reference is INTERNAL.
GyroTrac is fully capable of autocalibration to ensure that the
navigation data is as accurate as possible.
Figure 3-22
Setting Autocalibration
Set AutoCal On/Off?
Yes
Next
Return
Proceed to "Reading the
Calibration Score"
ON
AutoCal is: ON
ENTER
OFF
Autocalibration setting will blink "ON" or
"OFF" based on current selection.
Pushing the ON or OFF buttons will
change the selected setting.
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to GyroTrac’s accuracy. If you shift,
remove, or add equipment near the
sensor, KVH suggests turning
autocalibration on so that the
sensor will automatically recalibrate
itself.
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Reading the Calibration Score
These screens are only seen if heading reference is INTERNAL.
The calibration score should be checked during the installation
process and whenever adjustments are made to vessel equipment
that can affect the compass’ accuracy. A complete explanation of
the calibration score is provided in “The Calibration Score” on
page 41.
Figure 3-23
Reading Calibration Score
Yes
Read Cal Score?
Next
Return
Proceed to "Clearing Compass
Calibration"
ACC
CAL<#°
MagEnv
XXXX
Cal#
#
Clearing Compass Calibration
These screens are only seen if heading reference is INTERNAL.
Clearing the compass calibration will reset the system to the
factory defaults.
Figure 3-24
Clearing Compass Calibration
Clear COMPASS Cal?
Yes
Next
Return
ALERT SCREENS
After resetting this autocalibration,
the following screen may appear:
Return to "Selecting
Autocompensation"
AutoCal resetting
Please wait
System Halted
Power system Off/On
AutoCal reset done
Turn system Off/On
This may result from a temporary
lack of communication with the
compass. Restart the system to
restore compass data.
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Turn off power to GyroTrac for two
seconds then turn it back on to reset.
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Antenna Status Mode
These screens are only seen if Antenna Comm is turned ON.
This sequence of steps allows a user to scan for system errors,
access antenna type, version, and serial number information,
check the signal and noise levels, indicate the skew angle, and
display the bit error rate.
Figure 3-25
Antenna Status Mode
Menu Sequence
Get Antenna status?
Enter
Next
Return
ALERT SCREENS
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Get system error?
Yes
Next
Return
Yes
Get version?
Next
Return
Get serial number?
Yes
Next
Return
Get Thres/sig level?
Yes
Next
Return
Yes
Get skew angle?
Next
Return
Get bit error rate?
Yes
Next
Return
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Antenna Status Data Screens
These screens are only seen if Antenna Comm is turned ON.
Figure 3-26 shows the information available through the Get
Antenna Status mode. The Skew Angle and Bit Error rates are
only available when the GyroTrac ADCU is connected to a
TracVision G4.
Figure 3-26
Antenna Status Data Screens
Get Antenna status?
Enter
Next
Return
Proceed to Section 3.8
"Control Antenna Mode"
ALERT SCREENS
Get system errors?
Yes
Next
Return
Get Thres/sig level?
Yes
Next
Return
(If errors detected)
No errors detected
Testing OK
Test Types
Azimuth Motor
Elevation Motor
Antenna Gyro
External Sensor
IRD Comms
RF Comms
RF Signal
OR
Signal level =
Threshold =
Test <Test Type>
Testing Failure
Push any Button to Proceed
Push any Button to Proceed
Yes
Antenna type =
Antenna Ver =
Get Version?
Next
Return
TVX
X.XX
Push any Button to Proceed
Yes
Skew angle
##.#
Push any Button to Proceed
Get bit error rate?
Yes
Next
Return
Get serial number?
Yes
Next
Return
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Get skew angle?
Next
Return
Antenna serial #
########
Bit error rate
###
Push any Button to Proceed
Push any Button to Proceed
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Control Antenna Mode
These screens are only seen if Antenna Comm is turned ON.
This sequence of steps allows a user to adjust the antenna’s
azimuth and elevation manually, restart the antenna, turn Sleep
Mode on/off, turn Instant On Mode on/off, install a new pair of
active satellites, set the latitude and longitude, select the active
satellite system, and update satellite frequency data.
Figure 3-27
Control Antenna Mode
Menu Sequence
Control antenna?
Enter
Next
Return
ALERT SCREENS
Man control antenna?
Yes
Next
Return
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Restart Antenna?
Yes
Next
Return
Set sleep on/off?
Yes
Next
Return
Set instant on/off?
Yes
Next
Return
Install satellite?
Yes
Next
Return
Yes
select satellite?
Yes
Next
Return
Sat frequency Scan?
Yes
Next
Return
Set Lat/Long?
Next
Return
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Manually Controlling the Antenna
In certain circumstances, you may need to control the azimuth,
elevation, and tracking of the TracVision G4 antenna manually,
using the process shown in Figure 3-28. Use the + and - keys to
manually move the dish. Azimuth measurements are reported as
relative to the bearing of the vessel’s bow.
Figure 3-28
Manual Antenna
Control Procedure
Man control antenna?
Enter
Next
Return
Proceed to "Restarting the
Antenna"
ALERT SCREENS
If the manual adjustment of the
antenna reached the maximum
rotation (720°), the antenna will
rotate 360° and return to the
Manual Control Antenna screens.
Finding limit switch
Please wait
This screen may appear under
certain conditions in antenna
software revision H or later.
AZ = XXX.X° EL = XX.X°
Azimuth
+
If the system started up in Instant
On mode, the following message
may be displayed:
InstantOn Reboot
Please wait
AZ = XXX.X° EL = XX.X°
Elevation
+
Make antenna track?
Yes
No
Cancel
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YES tells the antenna to begin
actively tracking the set azimuth
and elevation. NO leaves the
antenna halted in its current
position.
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Restarting the Antenna
After resetting satellite parameters, it is necessary to restart the
antenna before the new settings take effect.
Figure 3-29
Restart Antenna Menu
Restart antenna?
Yes
Next
Return
Proceed to "Turning Sleep Mode
On/Off"
Antenna Restarted
This screen is displayed for 3 seconds
before returning to startup sequence
and main data display
Turning Sleep Mode On/Off
Sleep Mode turns off conical scan tracking if the antenna holds
the same position for one minute. As soon as the vessel moves,
the system will automatically begin tracking the satellite again.
Figure 3-30
Sleep Mode Menu
Set sleep On/Off?
Yes
Next
Return
Proceed to "Turning Instant On
Mode On/Off"
On
sLEEP mode: ON
ENTER
Off
The antenna communication setting will
blink "ON" or "OFF" based on current
selection. ON activates Sleep Mode.
Pushing the ON and OFF buttons will
change the selected setting.
The factory default setting for Sleep
Mode is ON.
Turning Instant On Mode On/Off
Instant On allows the antenna to immediately receive a TV signal
if the vessel has not moved since the antenna was last shut off. If
the vessel moves after acquiring the satellite via Instant On, the
antenna will undergo its standard initialization process, resulting
in a brief interruption of the TV signal.
Figure 3-31
Instant On Mode Menu
Set instant On/Off?
Yes
Next
Return
Proceed to "Installing a New
Satellite Pair"
iNSTANT mode: ON
On
ENTER
Off
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The antenna communication setting will
blink "ON" or "OFF" based on current
selection. ON activates Instant On Mode.
Pushing the ON and OFF buttons will
change the selected setting.
The factory default setting for
Instant On Mode is ON.
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Installing a New Satellite Pair
These screens are only seen if the GyroTrac ADCU is connected
to a TracVision G4.
TracVision G4 permits two satellite services (Satellites A and B) to
be installed simultaneously. There is also an option for NONE on
Satellite B, permitting single satellite operation.
Figure 3-32
Install Satellite Pair Process
Install Satellite?
Enter
Next
Return
Proceed to "Setting Latitude
and Longitude"
Install A <SAT NAME>
Yes
Next
Cancel
Latitude:
Longitude:
##N
####E
Selecting NEXT will cycle
the display through all
available satellites
Restart antenna?
Yes
No
Install B <SAT NAME>
Yes
Next
Cancel
Selecting NEXT will cycle
the display through all
satellites that can be paired
with the selection for
Satellite A. If no satellite is
available for a pair or you
wish a single satellite
configuration, select NONE.
Installing sats
Please wait
Restart
Antenna
System
Refer to Tables 3-1 and
3-2 for available North
American and European
satellite pairs.
<SAT Name> and
<SAT NAME> installed
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Latitude:
Enter
##N
Longitude:
Enter
###E
+
+
Enter your latitude. Use the -/+
keys to select each number and
choose between NORTH and
SOUTH. Selecting ENTER will
cycle the display through each
digit and the direction option and
then launch the LONGITUDE
screen.
Enter your longitude. Use the -/+
keys to select each number and
choose between EAST and
WEST. Selecting ENTER will cycle
the display through each digit and
the direction option and then
display the selected latitude and
longitude.
If a GPS is providing latitude and
longitude to TracVision G4, this
data will automatically be used in
the satellite installation procedure.
In this event, the menus will skip
directly to “Restart Antenna.”
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Table 3-1
Available Satellite Pairs
- North America
(North American LNB required)
DSS_101
Echo_61
Echo_110
Echo_119
Echo_148
Expressvu
ExpressTV
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
DSS_101
DSS_119
DSS_119
✓
✓
Echo_61
Echo_110
✓
Echo_119
✓
Echo_148
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
Expressvu
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
ExpressTV
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
Table 3-2
Available Satellite Pairs - Europe
(European LNB required)
Astra 1
Astra 1
Astra 2N
Astra 2S
✓
✓
Hispasat
Hotbird
Sirius
✓
✓
Astra 2N
✓
✓
Astra 2S
✓
✓
Thor
Hispasat
Hotbird
✓
Sirius
✓
Thor
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✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
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Setting Latitude and Longitude
These screens are only seen if the GyroTrac ADCU is connected
to a TracVision G4.
When installing a satellite pair, it is also necessary to enter the
vessel’s latitude and longitude to ensure that the installed
satellites are viewable as well as to permit the system to set
several internal parameters.
Figure 3-33
Set Latitude/Longitude Procedure
Enter
Set Lat/Long?
Next
Return
Proceed to "Selecting Active
Satellite"
-
If the latitude and/or longitude
entered is not valid for the installed
satellite pair, the following screen
will appear:
-
Latitude:
Enter
Longitude:
Enter
##N
+
###E
+
Lat/Long not valid
for sat pair
Latitude:
Longitude:
Recheck and re-enter your latitude
and longitude and verify your
installed satellite pair to resolve this
issue.
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##N
###E
Use the -/+ keys to select each
number and choose between NORTH
and SOUTH. Selecting ENTER will
cycle the display through each digit
and the direction option and then
launch the LONGITUDE screen.
Use the -/+ keys to select each number
and choose between EAST and WEST.
Selecting ENTER will cycle the display
through each digit and the direction
option and then display the selected
latitude and longitude.
This screen is displayed for
3 seconds before returning to
"Set Lat/Long?"
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Selecting Active Satellite
These screens are only seen if the GyroTrac ADCU is connected
to a TracVision G4.
After installing the active pair of satellites, use the Select Satellite
menu to choose which of the installed satellites will be active.
Select Satellite?
Enter
Next
Return
Figure 3-34
Select Active Satellite
Proceed to "Updating Satellite
Frequency Data"
Sat Name A
corresponds to the
first satellite selected
during the Install
Satellite process.
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Yes
Next
Cancel
Select <SAT NAME B>
Yes
Next
cancel
<SAT NAME A> selected
<SAT NAME B> selected
Sat Name B
corresponds to the
second satellite
selected during the
Install Satellite
process.
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Updating Satellite Frequency Data
Do NOT use this function unless
directed by KVH Technical Support
or a KVH-authorized technician.
Improper data selection may affect
the system’s operation.
If the antenna is unable to find a satellite, the satellite’s frequency
data may have changed. The Satellite Frequency Scan feature
allows you to update the frequency data of any satellite stored in
the system’s library.
This function should not be used unless directed by KVH
Technical Support or a KVH-authorized technician.
With the desired satellite, band, and polarization selected, the
system will automatically search for the frequency with the
strongest signal. The system will then update that satellite’s
programmed data with the new frequency (and associated
network ID) and store it in the satellite library.
To update the satellite frequency data, follow the steps below:
1. Place your IRD in the satellite signal meter mode.
2. Select the desired satellite on the ADCU. Ensure
the TV signal meter indicates that you have a
strong signal.
If the antenna is unable to find the selected
satellite automatically, you can manually point the
antenna using the Manual mode (see “Manually
Controlling the Antenna” on page 82).
3. Select the desired polarization and band on the
IRD.
4. Do not move the vessel. Your boat must remain
motionless during the entire Satellite Frequency
Scan process.
5. Follow the ADCU menus on the next page. The
scan itself will take a couple of minutes. Once
complete, restart the antenna and ensure the
antenna will track the new frequency.
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Figure 3-35
Satellite Frequency Scan
Sat frequency Scan?
Yes
Next
Return
Return to "Manually Controlling the
Antenna"
Symbol Rate: XXXXX
Enter
+
Use the -/+ keys to select each
number. Selecting ENTER will cycle
through each digit and then launch
the FEC code screen.
(Valid settings are 01000-39999.)
-
Set FEC Code: X/X
Enter
+
Use the -/+ keys to scroll through
the available FEC codes:
1/2 - 2/3 - 3/4 - 5/6 - 6/7 - 7/8.
Use the ENTER key to accept your
selection.
Scan frequencies
Please Wait
To find a valid symbol rate and FEC
code, refer to an up-to-date satellite
table either in a magazine or on the
Internet. For your convenience, this
data is available (for the system’s
predefined satellites) on our web
site at www.kvh.com/footprint.
This scan may take up to
10 minutes to complete.
The vessel must remain stationary
during this process.
Update frequency?
YES
NO
If no strong satellite signal is found
at the selected frequency, the
screen will display:
Updating frequency
Please wait
Restart antenna?
YES
NO
No strong frequency
Exit
Exit returns you to the "Sat
Frequency Scan" screen. Try the
process again, but using a different
symbol rate or FEC code.
Restart
Antenna
System
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4 – Troubleshooting
This section identifies basic trouble symptoms and lists their possible
causes and solutions.
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Troubleshooting Matrix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93
4.2
Causes and Remedies for Common
Operational Issues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94
4.3
GyroTrac-specific Issues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97
4.4
IRD Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98
4.5
Antenna Gyro and LNB Faults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98
4.6
Computer Diagnostics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98
4.7
Maintenance Port Parser Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99
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4.1
Troubleshooting Matrix
The troubleshooting matrix shown in Table 4-1 identifies some
trouble symptoms, their possible causes, and references to
troubleshooting solutions.
Table 4-1
Troubleshooting Matrix
Key
1 = Anyone can do
2 = Electronics know-how recommended
3 = Dealer service recommended
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Antenna non-functional
1
Antenna not switching satellites
1
1
No picture on TV set
Certain channels do not work
1
Intermittent picture for short intervals
1
System works at dock but not on the move
1
Snowy television picture
1
Pixelating television picture
1
No antenna-specific menus on GyroTrac
No data output through Serial Port 3
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1
1
1
1
1
1
2
3
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
1
System will not find satellite
Antenna and GyroTrac not communicating
1
1
1
1
1
3
3
1
2
2
3
2
2
3
2
3
2
2
2
2
2
3
2
3
2
3
1
3
3
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Causes and Remedies for
Common Operational Issues
There are a number of common issues that can affect the
performance of the TracVision G4. The following sections address
these issues and potential solutions.
Blown Fuse, Low Power, or Improper Wiring
Blown Fuse
The antenna unit is equipped with two fuses
mounted on its main printed circuit board (PCB).
The ADCU is equipped with one fuse mounted on
its upper PCB. If any of these fuses has blown or
been broken, the system will not work. For details
on replacing an antenna unit fuse, refer to
Section 5.4, “Replacing the Main PCB and Fuses” on
page 106. For details on replacing the ADCU fuse,
refer to Section 4.3, “GyroTrac-specific Issues” on
page 97.
Low Power
If the power cable from the antenna unit to the
power source or ADCU is more than
50 ft (15 m) long, the power level can decrease
over the course of the cable, resulting in a voltage
level at the antenna unit that is too low to power
the system. Refer to “Connecting the ADCU to
Vessel Power” on page 37 for details on supplying
adequate power to the antenna unit.
Wiring
If the system has been improperly wired, the
antenna unit will not operate correctly. Refer to
Section 2.6, “Wiring the ADCU” on page 29 for
complete system wiring information.
Vessel Turning During Startup
If the vessel turns during the 60-second startup sequence that
occurs immediately after turning on the power to the
TracVision G4, the antenna gyro will record that variable
motion as “standing still.” This may cause the antenna to track
improperly. To solve this problem, turn the TracVision G4 off
for at least 10 seconds. Turn the system back on, ensuring that
the vessel is either motionless or traveling in a straight line for
the 60 seconds immediately following power-up.
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Incorrect Satellite Configuration
(European Systems Only)
The satellite configuration on European IRDs must match the
satellite settings on the TracVision G4 system.
•
Satellite A on the TracVision G4 must be the same
satellite as IRD Alternative 1 (or A, based on your
IRD) and must be assigned the IRD DiSEqC 1
setting.
•
Satellite B on the TracVision G4 must be the same
satellite as IRD Alternative 2 (or B, based on your
IRD) and must be assigned the IRD DiSEqC 2
setting.
Refer to your IRD user manual for complete instructions on
configuring your IRD.
Satellite Signal Blocked
Satellite signals can be blocked or degraded by buildings, other
vessels, or equipment on the vessel itself. Refer to “Choosing the
Best Location for the TracVision Antenna” on page 12 to make certain
that the TracVision G4 antenna unit is in the optimal location.
Simply moving the vessel to clear an external obstruction will
also restore signal quality.
Satellite Coverage Issue
TracVision G4 will provide outstanding reception within the
18" (45 cm) antenna coverage area for your satellite television
service of choice. However, signal quality can be degraded as you
approach the fringe coverage areas. Refer to your satellite
television service manual to check the viable coverage area for a
18" (45 cm) antenna.
For your convenience, KVH
provides links to several web sites
that offer satellite coverage
information. Simply go to our web
site at www.kvh.com/footprint.
Radar Interference
The energy levels radiated by radar units can overload the
antenna’s front-end circuits. Refer to “Choosing the Best Location
for the TracVision Antenna” on page 12 to make certain that the
TracVision G4 antenna unit is in the optimal location with regard
to your radar unit.
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Satellite Frequency Data Changed
If some channels work, while one or more other channels do not,
or the antenna cannot find the satellite, the selected satellite’s
frequency data may have changed. To update this frequency
data, refer to “Updating Satellite Frequency Data” on page 88.
Incorrect or Loose RF Connectors
As part of preventive maintenance (described in Section 5.2,
“Preventive Maintenance” on page 103) KVH recommends checking
the antenna unit’s cable connections. A loose RF connector can
reduce the signal quality. In addition, if you are unable to switch
satellites using your IRD remote, make sure that your IRD’s RF
cable is connected to the antenna baseplate connector labeled
“RF1” (see Section 2.5, “Connecting the IRD(s) on page 26).
Type of Multiswitch Used
(North American Systems Only)
An active (not passive) multiswitch must always be used to
connect the TracVision G4 system to multiple IRDs. Refer to
Section 2.5, “Connecting the IRD(s)” on page 26 for directions on
proper multiswitch/multiple IRD cabling.
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4.3
GyroTrac-specific Issues
The GyroTrac is designed for reliable, easy use. This section
provides a brief overview of some potential operational issues.
Issue 1:
System is installed correctly and power is available, but the
system is non-functional.
Figure 4-1
ADCU Fuse Location
(Top Cutaway)
Solution:
Check the 4-amp fuse within the ADCU. Remove the two screws
securing the top and the base of the ADCU, and remove the
ADCU’s top cover. The fuse is secured in brackets on the upper
printed circuit board (PCB). Remove the damaged fuse and
replace with a new, functional fuse.
Issue 2:
System fails the startup routine and the ADCU displays “Errors
Detected.”
4-amp Fuse
(Upper PCB)
Solution:
GyroTrac will not operate unless the system passes the startup
self-tests. The following actions may be taken in this instance.
• Shut down the system, then restore power.
• Shut down the system and verify proper wiring as
detailed in Section 2.6, “Wiring the ADCU” on
page 29.
• Contact a KVH dealer or distributor for further
assistance.
Issue 3:
GyroTrac is connected to a TracVision G4 system but there is no
communications between GyroTrac and the antenna, and you are
unable to access antenna-specific menus on the ADCU.
Solution:
Verify that GyroTrac is configured as a TracVision component, as
detailed in “Selecting TracVision or GyroTrac-only Operations” on
page 76.
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Issue 4:
There is no data output through Serial Port #3.
Solution:
Serial Port #3 provides no output when GyroTrac is
configured as a component within a GyroTrac-compatible
TracVision system.
4.4
IRD Troubleshooting
The IRD that was provided with your satellite television service
may also be the cause of less-than-ideal operation. First check the
IRD’s configuration to ensure it is set up for the desired
programming. In the case of a faulty IRD, refer to your IRD user
manual for service and warranty information. If the IRD is both
configured properly and fully functional, contact your local KVH
dealer or service center for assistance.
4.5
Antenna Gyro and LNB Faults
Section 5, “Maintenance” on page 101 provides detailed instructions
for authorized service personnel who may be required to replace
the TracVision G4 antenna gyro or the LNB.
4.6
Computer Diagnostics
TracVision G4 has been designed to provide diagnostic readouts
viewed on a PC having an RS-232 serial communication port. If
you are unable to isolate a system problem, set up for computer
diagnostics as described on the following page. System problems
will most likely be found somewhere through the diagnostic
readouts.
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The diagnostics procedure requires Windows Hyperterminal (or
other terminal emulation software, such as PROCOMM). Use the
settings appropriate to your application.
1. Connect one end of the PC data cable to
the DB9 maintenance port connector on the rear of
the ADCU. Connect the other end to the serial port
on your PC (a 9-pin/25-pin connector adapter may
be needed for some PCs).
Maintenance
Port (DB9)
60 59 58 57 56 55 54 53 52 51 50 49
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10 11 12
Figure 4-2
ADCU Maintenance Port
48 47 46 45 44 43 42 41 40 39 38 37
13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36
2. Open the terminal emulation software and
establish the following settings:
• 9600 baud
• no parity
• 8 data bits
• 1 start bit
• 1 stop bit
• no flow control
3. Apply power to the TracVision G4 system and
allow the system to complete full initialization.
Data should be scrolling on the PC display to
identify any system problems detected. If no data
is seen, recheck your connections and the terminal
software setup.
4.7
Appendix F on page 143 shows the
diagnostic information available in
the startup data sequence.
Maintenance Port Parser
Commands
TracVision G4 system parser commands are detailed in
Appendix H on page 151.
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Maintenance
5 – Maintenance
This section identifies system components that may be replaced in the
field, details how to replace those components, and lists preventive
maintenance routines.
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Warranty/Service Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103
5.2
Preventive Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103
5.3
TracVision G4 Field Replaceable Units . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104
5.4
Replacing the Main PCB or Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106
5.5
Replacing the RF PCB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109
5.6
Replacing the Antenna Gyro Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111
5.7
Replacing the Elevation Motor or Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113
5.8
Replacing the LNB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .115
5.9
GyroTrac Field Replaceable Units . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117
5.10
Preparation for Shipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .118
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Maintenance
5.1
Warranty/Service Information
For information on KVH warranty, repair, and liability policies,
please refer to the complete warranty statement provided at the
conclusion of this manual. If you have any questions, please call
your local authorized dealer/installer or distributor, or contact
KVH or KVH Europe directly.
IMPORTANT! Before returning the product, be sure to obtain
an RMA number from KVH’s Technical Support Department
and write the number on the outside of the box. Shipments
received without an RMA number will be returned to you at
your expense.
5.2
Detailed information on KVH’s
global support program and how to
contact KVH or a dealer near you is
available at www.kvh.com/
global_support.
Preventive Maintenance
TracVision G4 requires minimal preventive maintenance. The
following tasks are sufficient to maintain peak performance.
Monthly
•
Wash the exterior of the radome and baseplate
assembly with fresh water; a mild detergent may
be added to remove grime. Use caution when
spraying the radome directly with high-pressure
water.
•
Do not apply abrasive cleaners or volatile solvents
such as acetone to the ABS radome.
•
Check all connectors at the sensor module, ADCU,
antenna baseplate, and IRD. Remove connectors
and examine for signs of corrosion; clean as
needed.
When cleaning the radome, avoid
any compounds that react with
plastic.
Semi-Annually
•
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the antenna unit for signs of corrosion, loose
connections, or frayed or broken wires.
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5.3
The serial number for your
TracVision G4 will be required
during any troubleshooting or
service calls. You will find the serial
number on the first page of this
manual.
TracVision G4 Field
Replaceable Units
The TracVision G4 has been designed with durability and low
maintenance in mind. If you experience an operating problem or
otherwise require technical assistance, please contact your local
authorized TracVision G4 dealer/installer or distributor. If an
authorized dealer/installer or distributor is not located nearby,
contact KVH or KVH Europe directly at the telephone, fax, or
e-mail listings on the first page of this manual.
Replacement part numbers for field replaceable units (FRUs) that
can be serviced in the field are listed in Table 5-1. GyroTrac field
replaceable units are listed in Section 5.9, “GyroTrac Field
Replaceable Units” on page 117. These parts may be obtained from
any KVH authorized dealer/installer or may be ordered directly
from KVH.
Table 5-1
TracVision G4 Field
Replaceable Units
To help us continually improve the
quality and reliability of our
systems, please return any failed
component to KVH or KVH Europe
(care of the mailing address listed
on the first page of this manual)
after you receive your replacement
part.
FRU
Part Number
Radome
02-0925-03
Main PCB
02-0992
RF PCB
02-1342
Antenna Gyro Sensor
02-1090
Antenna Gyro Gasket
24-0139
Elevation Drive Belt
24-0105-104
Elevation Motor
02-1356
North American LNB†
02-0870
European LNB††
02-1278
Data Cable
32-0619-50†
32-0619-100††
RF Cable
32-0417-50†
PC Cable
32-0628-06
Power Cable
32-0510-50
Ground Cable
32-0583-50
CPU Fuses
16-0017-3150
†
††
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Maintenance
The antenna unit’s printed circuit boards (PCBs), gyro, LNB,
elevation motor, and elevation drive belt may be removed and
replaced on site using common hand tools. Other TracVision G4
service must be done by your authorized dealer/installer,
distributor or by KVH. Evidence of tampering or unauthorized
repairs will void the warranty. The following sections provide
step-by-step procedures for removing and replacing field
replaceable units.
Figure 5-1 depicts the location of a number of components within
the TracVision G4 antenna unit.
TracVision G4 components
receive power from multiple
sources. Do not open any
electrical assemblies or attempt
servicing until IRD power and
vessel input power are
disconnected.
Figure 5-1
TracVision G4 Antenna Unit
(Baseplate Cut Away)
European LNB
U.S.-style
LNB
Antenna Gyro
RF Board and Cover
Elevation Drive
Motor Assembly
Antenna Support Frame
PCB Cover
and CPU
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5.4
Replacing the Main PCB
and Fuses
The main PCB is protected by a cover fastened to the antenna
support frame. This cover must be removed to gain access to the
main PCB and fuses discussed in the following sections.
Removing the Main PCB Cover
1. Using a 3⁄8" nut driver/socket, remove the three
nuts and washers from the PCB cover’s bottom
flange.
Figure 5-2
PCB Cover Removal
PCB Cover
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.
2. Remove the three Phillips screws and washers
from the PCB cover’s upper flange.
3. Remove the PCB cover and set aside.
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Maintenance
Replacing the Main PCB
1. With a PC connected to the ADCU’s maintenance
port, apply power to the antenna unit.
2. Record the system serial number for later re-entry
(the serial number is listed at the beginning of the
startup sequence, as shown in Appendix F on
page 143).
3. Disconnect power from the antenna unit and the
IRD.
Refer to Section 4.6, “Computer
Diagnostics” on page 98 for
complete details on connecting a
PC to the system via the
maintenance port.
4. Remove the PCB cover, as explained in “Removing
the Main PCB Cover” on page 106.
5. Disconnect all Molex connectors from the main PCB
(see Figure 5-3).
Main PCB
Azimuth
Motor
Figure 5-3
Main PCB Connector Locations
(Rear View)
Elevation
Motor
Cable Wrap
(External Sensor)
to RF PCB
Power/Data
Antenna Gyro
Azimuth/Elevation
Limit Switches
Fuses
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6. Remove the nine #6-32 screws that secure the PCB
to the antenna frame (see Figure 5-4).
Figure 5-4
Main PCB Mounting (Top View)
Support Frame
Main PCB
7. Remove the PCB from the antenna frame.
8. Reverse this process to install the replacement
PCB. Reconnect all connectors removed in Step 5.
9. Reinstall the PCB cover.
10. Apply power to the antenna unit.
11. Type HALT<cr> (<cr> indicates a carriage return/
ENTER key).
12. Type DEBUGON<cr>.
13. Type =TVG4HP<cr>.
14. Type =SERNUM,<serial number><cr>, where
<serial number> = the system serial number you
recorded in Step 2.
15. Type ZAP<cr> to restart/reinitialize the system.
16. Calibrate the antenna gyro as explained in
“Calibrating the Antenna Gyro” on page 112.
17. Reinstall your selected satellites as directed in
Section 2.9, “Installing Satellites Using the ADCU” on
page 44.
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Replacing a Fuse
Two 5x20 mm, 3.15-amp, 250-volt fast-blow fuses are mounted to
the main PCB (see Figure 5-3 on page 107). If one of these fuses
has blown or been broken, simply remove the bad fuse and
replace with a good fuse of the same rating.
5.5
Replacing the RF PCB
1. The RF PCB receives operating voltages from both
the main PCB and the IRD (via the RF cable).
Ensure that all power (including the IRD) is
turned off before proceeding.
2. Using a 5⁄16" socket wrench, remove the four nuts
and washers securing the RF PCB cover (see
Figure 5-5). Set the hardware and cover aside.
RF PCB Cover
Support Frame
Figure 5-5
RF PCB Mounting (Top View)
RF PCB
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3. Unplug the Molex connectors from the RF PCB
(see Figure 5-6).
Figure 5-6
RF PCB Connector Locations
(Rear View)
Standoff
Molex Connectors
RF Connectors
4. If the top RF cable is not already marked, label it
so that the RF cables can later be plugged into the
proper positions on the new PCB.
Figure 5-7
RF Cable Ferrules
5. Using a 7⁄16" wrench, carefully remove the two RF
cables from the RF PCB. Hold the RF connector
ferrules while loosening the connectors to avoid
excess stress on or twisting of the cables (see
Figure 5-7).
6. Using a 1⁄4" nut driver/socket, remove the four 11⁄16"
standoffs and set aside.
7. Remove the old RF PCB.
Ferrules
Failure to hold the ferrules tightly
while loosening the RF connectors
can result in damage to the cables
and reduce the signal quality.
8. Install the new RF PCB, making certain to align
the PCB so that the RF connectors are facing
inward (see Figure 5-1 on page 105).
9. Apply a drop of Loctite to one end of the four 11⁄16"
standoffs. Install the four standoffs, Loctiteapplied ends facing the RF PCB. Secure in place
using the nut driver.
10. Reattach the RF cables, making certain to connect
them in their original positions (marked cable on
top). Do not exceed 5 in-lbs of torque.
11. Reattach the Molex connectors to the RF PCB.
12. Insert the split rubber grommet surrounding the
Molex connector cables into the small slot on the
new RF PCB cover.
13. Secure the RF PCB cover using the nuts and
washers removed in Step 2.
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5.6
Replacing the Antenna Gyro
Assembly
1. Remove the main PCB cover, as described in
“Removing the Main PCB Cover” on page 106.
2. Remove the four Phillips screws, four washers,
and the counterweight from the end of the
antenna gyro (see Figure 5-8).
Figure 5-8
Replacing the Antenna Gyro
Assembly
Bracket
Gasket
Gyro
Standoffs
Counterweight
3. Using a 3⁄8" nut driver/socket, remove the four
standoffs and washers securing the antenna gyro
to the reflector bracket (see Figure 5-8). Slide the
tie-wrap, which secures the antenna gyro cable, off
the bottom right standoff.
4. Remove the tie-wraps securing the gyro cable to
the RF cables.
5. Disconnect the antenna gyro Molex connector
from the main PCB (see Figure 5-3 on page 107).
Remove the old antenna gyro assembly.
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6. Connect the new antenna gyro’s Molex connector
to the main PCB.
7. Replace the antenna gyro gasket (see Figure 5-8).
Make sure the cable passes
through the PCB access slot to
protect the wires from the edge of
the PCB frame.
8. Using the standoffs and washers removed in
Step 3, secure the new antenna gyro to the
reflector bracket. The antenna gyro should be
oriented so that the cable extends from the top of
the gyro, as shown in Figure 5-8.
9. Using a tie-wrap, secure the antenna gyro cable to
the bottom right standoff.
10. Reattach the counterweight, screws, and washers
removed in Step 2.
11. Redress the gyro and RF cables using tie-wraps.
When rotating the antenna by
hand, go slowly! Hitting the
mechanical stops with excessive
force will damage the azimuth limit
switch.
12. Carefully move the reflector through its range of
motion to ensure that the cable moves freely
between the elevation mechanism and the lower
assembly. Adjust the antenna gyro cable as
necessary to ensure proper motion.
13. Reinstall the PCB cover.
Calibrating the Antenna Gyro
1. With a PC connected to the ADCU’s maintenance
port, apply power to the antenna unit.
Refer to Section 4.6, “Computer
Diagnostics” on page 98 for
complete details on connecting a
PC to the system via the
maintenance port.
2. Type HALT<cr> (<cr> indicates a carriage
return/ENTER key) while the system is performing
the limit switch initialization routine. The system
will complete the initialization function by finding
the azimuth and elevation switch limits and then
go to the home position.
IMPORTANT! Record the 8-digit serial number
displayed in the startup message.
3. Type DEBUGON<cr> to enter Debug Mode.
4. Type CLEAREE<cr>.
5. Type ZAP<cr> to restart/reinitialize the system.
6. Type HALT<cr>.
7. Type DEBUGON<cr>.
8. Type =TVG4HP<cr>.
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9. Type HALT<cr>.
10. Type DEBUGON<cr>.
11. Type =LSTEST<cr>.
12. Type EL,300<cr>.
13. Type =CALGYRO<cr>. Verify that the Antenna
Gyro Azimuth scale factor is between -0.00090 and
-0.00110 and the Antenna Gyro Elevation scale
factor is between 0.00090 and 0.00110.
14. Type =SERNUM,<serial number><cr>, where
<serial number> = the system serial number that
you recorded in Step 2.
15. Type ZAP<cr> to restart/reinitialize the system.
If you have a GPS connected to the GyroTrac, no further action is
required. If you do not have a GPS connected to the GyroTrac,
KVH recommends that you complete the following steps to
speed satellite acquisition and improve system performance:
16. Type HALT<cr> while the system is performing
the limit switch initialization routine. The system
will complete the initialization function by finding
the azimuth and elevation switch limits and then
go to the home position.
17. Determine your vessel’s current latitude and
longitude to the nearest degree.
18. Type GPS,AA,B,CCC,D<cr> where:
• AA = Latitude in degrees
• B = N (North) or S (South)
• CCC = Longitude in degrees
• D = E (East) or W (West)
19. Verify that the response shows the correct
parameters.
20. Type ZAP<cr> to restart/reinitialize the system.
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5.7
Replacing the Elevation Motor
and Belt
The elevation motor is mounted to the inside of the support
frame. Machine screws and washers hold the drive motor in
position to maintain proper tension on the toothed drive belt.
Figure 5-9 shows the arrangement of motor, drive belt, and
antenna pulley.
Figure 5-9
Elevation Drive Mechanism
Side View
Front View
Pulley
Drive Belt
Roller
Drive Motor
Motor Screws and Washers
P-clip
In-line Connector
Replacing the Drive Belt
1. Loosen the four #8-32 Phillips screws until the
motor is free to move upward. Raise the motor to
the top of the slots and retighten the screws to
hold it there.
2. Roll the belt over the motor hub while slowly
moving the antenna reflector through its vertical
travel. Work the belt out from between the antenna
pulley and reflector.
3. Carefully work the new belt in between the
antenna pulley and the reflector. Ensure that the
teeth are on the inside of the belt. Feed the belt
behind the roller and over the motor hub. Once
the belt is in place, work it back and forth to
ensure that the belt is aligned and the teeth are
engaged with the motor pulley.
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4. Loosen the screws and gently press downward on
the motor hub until the drive belt is at proper
tension. Adjust the belt tension for a maximum of
1
⁄8" (3 mm) deflection with moderate finger
pressure between the motor and antenna pulley.
Some readjustment may be necessary if the belt
tension results in excessive antenna reflector
vibration.
5. Tighten the screws.
Replacing the Elevation Drive Motor
1. Remove the P-clip that secures the elevation motor
cable to the support frame (see Figure 5-9 on
page 114).
2. Disconnect the elevation motor cable from the
in-line connector (see Figure 5-9).
3. Remove the four Phillips screws and washers that
secure the motor to the support frame (see
Figure 5-9). Remove the motor assembly.
4. Install the new motor assembly with the elevation
motor cable facing down, as shown in Figure 5-9.
Reinstall the screws and washers but do not
tighten.
5. Raise the motor and work the toothed drive belt
over the outer lip of the motor hub. Press down
gently on the motor body while rotating the
antenna reflector up and down to ensure free
movement.
6. Adjust the belt tension for a maximum of
1
⁄8" (3 mm) deflection with moderate finger
pressure between the motor and antenna pulley.
Some readjustment may be necessary if the belt
tension results in excessive antenna reflector
vibration.
Excessive belt tension may result in
antenna reflector vibration.
7. Tighten the screws.
8. Connect the new elevation motor cable to the
in-line connector.
9. Secure the elevation motor cable to the support
frame using the P-clip that you removed
previously.
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5.8
Ensure that the IRD is turned off or
disconnected from its power source
before removing or reconnecting
the LNB.
Replacing the LNB
The LNB assembly receives power from the IRD via the RF PCB.
Be certain that the IRD is turned off or disconnected from its
power source before removing or reconnecting the LNB.
Replacing a North American LNB
1. Using a 7⁄16" wrench, carefully disconnect both RF
connectors from the LNB.
2. Loosen the two wing screws on the throat of the
choke feed until the LNB is free to slide out.
Withdraw the LNB as shown in Figure 5-10.
Figure 5-10
North American LNB Removal
3. Insert the replacement LNB as far as it will go,
ensuring it reaches the bottom of the feedhorn. Be
careful not to puncture or dislodge the plastic seal
covering the LNB throat. Orient the LNB to align
with the strut holding the pair of RF cables.
4. Apply a small amount of thread-locking
compound (Loctite 425 or equivalent) to the wing
screw threads and tighten the screws to secure the
LNB in position.
5. Reattach the RF connectors to the LNB.
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Replacing a European LNB
1. Using a 7⁄16" wrench, carefully disconnect the RF
connectors from the LNB.
2. Note the currently set skew value, as indicated by
the stickers on the LNB and choke assembly (see
Figure 5-11).
Figure 5-11
Skew Angle Labels
3. Loosen the wing screws and remove the LNB from
the choke assembly as shown in Figure 5-12.
Figure 5-12
European LNB Removal
Skew Labels
4. Insert the replacement LNB as far as it will go,
ensuring it reaches the bottom of the feedhorn. Be
careful not to puncture or dislodge the plastic seal
covering the LNB throat. Adjust the LNB’s
position so that it has the same skew value noted
in Step 2.
5. Apply a small amount of thread-locking
compound (e.g., Loctite 425 or equivalent) to the
wing screw threads and tighten the screws to
secure the LNB in position.
6. Reattach the RF connectors to the LNB.
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5.9
GyroTrac Field
Replaceable Units
GyroTrac has been designed with durability and low
maintenance in mind. If you are experiencing an operating
problem or otherwise require technical assistance, please contact
your local KVH dealer or distributor. Have the GyroTrac serial
number ready with a list of the trouble symptoms. If an
authorized dealer or distributor is not located nearby, contact
KVH directly at the telephone, facsimile, or e-mail listings on the
first page of this manual.
Replacement part numbers for components that can be serviced
in the field are listed in Table 5-2. These parts may be obtained
from any KVH-authorized dealer/installer or may be ordered
directly from KVH.
Table 5-2
GyroTrac Field Replaceable Units
Figure 5-13
Data Cable Terminal Arrangement
FRU
KVH Part No.
Sensor Module
02-1154
ADCU
02-0961
Flush Mount ADCU Panel
20-0667
Horizontal Sensor Bracket
20-0658
Vertical Sensor Bracket
20-0666
Terminal Strip Connectors
23-0223-12
Sensor to ADCU Data Cable
32-0623-30
ADCU PCB Fuse, 4-amp
16-0017-4000
Figure 5-13 and Table 5-3 provide the pin assignments for the
Sensor to ADCU Data Cable (Part Number 32-0623-30).
Connector Terminal
Table 5-3
Data Cable Wiring/Terminal
Assignments
Wire Color
Function
1
Wht/Blu Stripe
FE_TXD+
2
Blu/Wht Stripe
FE_TXD-
3
Wht/Org Stripe
FE_RXD-
4
Org/Wht Stripe
FE_RXD+
10
Wht/Grn Stripe
GND
11
Grn/Wht Stripe
+12V
Shield
---
Shell
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5.10 Preparing for Shipment
If you need to repack the antenna unit for shipment, the shipping
restraints removed during installation must be replaced. Follow
these steps to reinstall the restraints.
1. Rotate the azimuth mechanism slowly to find the
limit switch stop. The front of the antenna should
be facing the forward arrow.
2. Rotate the azimuth mechanism 180º in the
opposite direction to ensure that the mechanism is
not resting on the limit switch stop.
3. Insert the two azimuth shipping restraint bolts,
washers, and spacers (removed during
installation) into the rotating plate, as shown in
Figure 5-14. Using a 10 mm wrench, secure the
rotating plate to the metal base.
When rotating the azimuth
mechanism by hand, go slowly!
Hitting the mechanical stops with
excessive force will damage the
azimuth limit switch.
Figure 5-14
Azimuth Shipping
Restraint Placement
Bolt
Washer
Spacer
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4. With the antenna reflector slightly elevated, slip
the narrow end of the elevation shipping restraint
beneath the lip of the reflector. Gently wedge the
restraint inside the baseplate as shown in
Figure 5-15.
Figure 5-15
Elevation Shipping Restraint
Placement
KVH is not liable for damage
caused by improper shipping.
Before returning the product, be
sure to obtain an RMA number
from KVH’s Technical Support
Department and write the
number on the outside of the
box. Shipments received without
an RMA number will be returned
to you at your expense.
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5. Pack the TracVision G4 antenna unit in its original
package.
6. As detailed in the warranty accompanying this
product and printed on the last page of this
manual, a Return Material Authorization (RMA)
number is required prior to the return of the
TracVision G4 system to KVH. Contact the KVH
Technical Support Department at +1 401 847-3327
or via e-mail at techs@kvh.com to obtain the RMA
number. Please review your warranty to
familiarize yourself with all requirements,
liabilities, and policies.
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Appendices
Appendices
This section contains several appendices of supplemental information,
including mounting templates, wiring diagram, and parser commands.
Contents
Appendix A
System Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .123
Appendix B
TracVision G4 Baseplate Mounting Holes Template . . . . . . . . . . .127
Appendix C
ADCU Flush Mount Panel Template . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .129
Appendix D
Comprehensive TracVision G4 System Wiring Diagram . . . . . . .131
Appendix E
Optional Rotating Card Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .135
Appendix F
Startup Data Sequences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .143
Appendix G
GyroTrac Data Outputs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .145
Appendix H
Maintenance Port Parser Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .151
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Appendix A
System Specifications
A.1
Antenna Specifications
Physical Characteristics
Antenna Unit
21" (53 cm) h x 19.2" (49 cm) d;
30 lbs (13.6 kg)
External Sensor
7.8" (19.8 cm) l x 5" (12.7 cm) w x
5" (12.9 cm) h
ADCU
7.3" (18.5 cm) d x 8.2" (20.8 cm) w x
2.6" (6.6 cm) h
Operating temperature
-25°C to +55°C (-13°F to +130°F)
Storage temperature
-40°C to +85°C (-40°F to +185°F)
Input Power
Input
11-16 VDC @ 3.5 amps nominal
(4.5 amps peak)
Antenna System Performance
Minimum EIRP
50-51 dBW
Elevation range
15°- 85°
Azimuth range
720°
Pitch/roll range
±15°
Pitch/roll rate
45°/second
Turn rate
45°/second
Yaw
±90° in 10 seconds
Tracking rate
30° per second
Position repeatability
0.1°
Surge/sway/heave
±0.2 G
Shock
20 G, 11 msec
Vibration
0.9 G rms over 5-33 Hz
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TracVision G4 Antenna
Physical Specifications
Table A-2
TracVision G4 Power Specifications
Table A-3
TracVision G4 Performance
Specifications
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A.2
Table A-4
TracVision G4 GyroTrac
Performance Specifications
GyroTrac Compass
Specifications
Performance Data
Accuracy
±3.0° peak; ±1.0° typical1
Repeatability
±0.25°
Resolution
±0.1° (gyro ±0.01)
Tilt angle/pitch & roll range
±45°
Rate gyro drift
0°/minute (auto-corrected)
Maximum angular velocity
45°/second
Bandwidth
10 Hz
Power/consumption
12-32 VDC/330 mA (stand-alone)
TracVision component: 11-16 VDC
3.5 amps nominal, 4.5 amps peak
Data I/O format
RS-422 (NMEA 0183 Version 2.2)
Zero point stability
±0.8°
1. After calibration, free magnetic field to tilt angles of ±20°; accuracy ±5.0
RMS to ±45° tilt or roll.
Table A-5
TracVision G4 GyroTrac
Environmental Specifications
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Environmental Data
Operating temperature
-13°F to +130°F (-25°C to +55°C)
Storage temperature
-40°F to +185°F (-40°C to +85°C)
Maximum shock (performance)
20G, 11 msec
EMI/RFI
IEC 945; FCC Part 15J, Class B
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Interface Data (Choice of 4 Simultaneous Outputs)
NMEA 0183 ver. 2.2:
BWC
Bearing, distance to waypoint
GGA
GPS fix data
GLL
GPS latitude, longitude
HDG
Stabilized magnetic heading
HDM
Magnetic heading
HDT
True heading
VTG
Course over ground, speed over ground
XTE
Cross-track error (measured)
Cetrek
Table A-6
TracVision G4 GyroTrac
Interface Specifications
Proprietary digital output
Sine/Cosine
3-wire
User-selectable reference/swing voltage
4-wire (B&G)
Set reference voltage to 3.5 V
Furuno
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Appendix B
TracVision G4 Baseplate
Mounting Holes Template
A template for the four mounting holes is presented on the
following page.
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Drill 3/8" (10 mm)
Bolt Hole
9" (229 mm)
Drill 3/8" (10 mm)
Bolt Hole
Appendix B
TracVision G4 Baseplate
Mounting Holes Template
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to
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C
9" (229 mm)
3" (80 mm)
Drill 3/8" (10 mm)
Bolt Hole
9" (229 mm)
9" (229 mm)
Drill 3/8" (10 mm)
Bolt Hole
.63"
(16 mm)
3.08"
(78 mm)
1.83"
(46 mm)
.63"
(16 mm)
4x .19" (5 mm) Thru
4x R .63" (16 mm)
7.62"
(194 mm)
8.87"
(225 mm)
ADCU Flush Mount Panel Template
Appendix C
ADCU Flush Mount
Panel Template
(Scale 1:1)
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Appendix D
Comprehensive TracVision G4
System Wiring Diagram
The wiring diagram is presented on the following page.
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Optional Rotating Card Display
Appendix E
Optional Rotating Card
Display
Weight
39 oz (1110 gm)
E.2
NW
SE
5.6" (142 mm) x 5.6" (142 mm) x 3" (76 mm)
NE
E
Dimensions
N
W
Specifications
SW
E.1
Figure E-1
Optional Rotating Card Display
S
The optional rotating card display presents true or magnetic
heading using a compass card rotating under a fixed lubber line,
with user-selectable red or green backlighting.
Mounting the Rotating
Card Display
The rotating card display may be mounted either of two ways:
Option 1 - Free-standing on its Bracket
Option 2 - Flush with the Panel
Templates for either method are provided at the end of this
appendix. The unit should be located no closer than 36" (1 m) to
any magnetic compass. Before installing, remove the display unit
from its stand by removing the latch knobs on either side.
Option 1 - Bracket Mounting
1. Select a site with room for the unit to rotate in its
bracket. Using Template E-1, mark and drill four
1
⁄4" (6 mm) holes in the mounting surface. Fasten
the bracket in place with the screws provided.
2. Reattach the display unit to the bracket
temporarily. Skip to Section E.3, “Wiring the
Rotating Card Display” on the following page.
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Option 2 - Flush Mounting
1. Using Template E-2, mark the cutout area in the
mounting surface. Cut out the marked area and
smooth the edges with a file. Test-fit the display
unit in the cutout opening.
2. Remove the two 6 mm machine screws from the
back of the display unit. Insert the display unit
into the cutout; then place the panel mounting
bracket clamp in position behind the display unit.
Reverse the 6 mm screws and reinsert into the case
through the bracket clamp. Tighten the screws to
secure in place.
E.3
Wiring the Rotating Card Display
1. Refer to Figure E-2. To remove the backplate,
remove 8 screws (a) and withdraw the backplate
assembly. Separate the two pigtail plug connectors
from the card assembly.
Figure E-2
Rotating Card Display –
Removing the Backplate
8 Screws (a)
FUSE (1A)
(b)
PACKING GLANDS
(c)
(d)
2. Pass the power supply and data cables through
their packing glands (b, c, and d) from the outside
and tighten the gland nuts before connecting
wires.
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3. Refer to Figure E-3 below; connect the power and
data wires to the terminal block as listed in
Table E-1.
1
Term. #
2
3
4
5
6
7
Figure E-3
Rotating Card Display – Terminal
Strip Wiring
8
Table E-1
Rotating Card Display – Terminal
Strip Wiring Details
Function
1
Output B (linked to terminal 5)
2
Output A (linked to terminal 6)
3
Shield for output cable
4
Shield for input cable
5
Input B (NMEA 0183 data)
6
Input A (NMEA 0183 data)
7
11-40 VDC NEG (-)
8
11-40 VDC POS (+)
4. Set the jumpers as shown in Figure E-4 to select
red or green night illumination.
1
Red
2
Black
Power
Supply
Plug
PC BOARD CONNECTORS
4
Red
3
Blue
Figure E-4
Rotating Card Display –
PC Board Jumpers and Connectors
NMEA
Data
Plug
ILLUMINATION JUMPERS
BACKPLATE GASKET
(Red)
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5. Check that the backplate gasket is in place. Return
the power and data pigtail plugs to their
respective PC board connectors.
6. Arrange the internal wiring before replacing and
tightening the backplate screws.
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Template E-1 Rotating Card Display
Bracket Mounting
2.04"
(52 mm)
3.43" (87 mm)
6.02" (153 mm)
0.23" (6 mm)
4 places
1.18"
(30 mm)
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Template E-2 Rotating Card Display
Panel Mounting
5.4" (137 mm)
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Appendix F
Startup Data Sequences
The data on the following pages presents a sample startup
data sequence registered by the TracVision G4. These sequences
may vary based on the software version loaded onto the
TracVision G4 system. This data can be recorded using the data
port and a PC.
TracVision G4 Controller Rev X - Version X.XX - Serial number XXXXXXXX
EAD Motors
RF: CHECKSUM
RF: ZAP
RF: ?PGM_908
RF: CHECKSUM: 0xF807
*** Initializing RF Controller ***
RF: S,A,V,U,V
RF: SATINSTALL,50,C,53,C
RF: L,B -------------------------------------------Identifies Satellite A or B as currently
RF: SATCONFIG
loaded for acquisition
RF: F,A,12574,20000,56,0x0100,R,U,3---------------Satellite Configuration Data, Satellite A
RF: F,A,12574,20000,56,0x0100,R,U,3
RF: F,A,12383,20000,56,0x0100,L,U,3
RF: F,A,12383,20000,56,0x0100,L,U,3
RF: F,B,12370,20000,56,0x1004,R,U,3---------------Satellite Configuration Data, Satellite B
RF: F,B,12370,20000,56,0x1004,R,U,3
RF: F,B,12326,20000,56,0x1004,L,U,3
RF: F,B,12326,20000,56,0x1004,L,U,3
RF: RF PCB Version X.X ---------------------------Current RF software revision
RF: DVB/DSS 4
RF COMM: PASS-------------------------------------PASS is expected
*** Initializing Antenna ***
*** NO GPS-Default Used ***
GPS: EXPRESSVU AZ = 208.5, EL = 38.1
Limit Switch Test
GPS: UTC: 083000.00, Lat: 4131.00N, Long:
7115.00W----GPS data from NMEA port
GPS: ECHO_119 AZ = 238.9, EL = 22.1---------------Calculated satellite position based on GPS
Limit Switch Status: PASS-------------------------PASS is expected
*** Initializing Ext Sensor ***
˛=h,0˛S˛=h,1
RF: S,B,H,U,V
ES Status = @@
˛=h,0˛5˛=h,1
ES Cal Score = 991--------------------------------Confirmed data from external sensor
EXT SENSOR: PASS
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*** Initializing Rate Bias ***
RF: S,B,V,U,V
A/D: 2134 2034 456
A/D: 2139 2016 425
RF: S,B,H,U,V
A/D: 2125 1992 370
A/D: 2117 2112 384
Gyro Bias: Az = 2118.22, El = 2024.11---------Expected range is 1700-2300
Gyro Uncertainty: Az =
3.00, El =
3.00
*** Limit Switch Search ***
RATE BIAS: PASS--------------------------------PASS is expected
Searching for ECHO_119, Threshold = 1000
+POS: 353.3
22.1
419
22.1
425
RF: S,B,H,U,V
+POS:
59.6
Satellite Found: AZ = 251.2, EL =
22.1, RF = 1373
*** Entering Tracking ***
RF: Freeze #1
RF: Freeze #2
+POS: 350.7
22.0 2667
RF: S,B,V,U,V
+POS: 351.2
22.1 2982
RF: S,B,V,U,V
+POS: 352.0
22.4 2953
RF: S,B,V,U,V
+POS: 352.7
22.6 2821
RF: S,B,V,U,V
*** Network ID Check *** ----------------------Comparing the tracked satellite’s network ID to
+POS: 354.1
22.6 2370
the selected satellite’s network ID
RF: S,B,V,U,V
+POS: 353.9
21.9 2788
RF: S,B,V,U,V
+POS: 354.9
22.5 1819
RF: Y,0x1004 ----------------------------------Indicates positive satellite identification
*** Tracking ECHO_119 ***----------------------Identifies satellite currently tracked
Avg:
22.3
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
(TV broadcast image should be available)
RF: S,B,V,U,V
+POS: 354.5
22.1 3116
RF: S,B,V,U,V
+POS: 355.0
22.5 1868
RF: S,B,V,U,V
+POS: 354.0
22.0 2912
RF: S,B,V,U,V
+POS: 354.5
21.9 2114
RF: S,B,V,U,V
+POS: 353.1
Avg:
22.3
21.9 2680
21.8
Saved Sat Pos: AZ =
144
0.0
248.2, EL =
22.0
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Appendix G
GyroTrac Data Outputs
The GyroTrac transmits up to five selectable message types
simultaneously to external navigation devices connected to the
ADCU. One output port is dedicated to the sine/cosine signal
format, one is dedicated to the Furuno AD10S signal format, and
three separate serial ports allow outputs of NMEA 0183, KVH
RS-422, and Cetrek proprietary signal formats. Each of these
message formats is described below. Step-by-step instructions for
selecting desired message outputs is given in Section 3, “Using the
ADCU Interface” on page 59.
G.1
Sine/Cosine Output
GyroTrac may be configured to provide either 3-wire or 4-wire
sine/cosine output, but not both. Sine/cosine output message
options are magnetic or true heading and a combination of
reference and swing voltages used to denote the heading value.
The reference and swing voltages are set through the ADCU to
suit the requirements of the device using the data. [Default
reference voltage is 2.5 volts; default swing voltage is ±1.67 volts.]
The allowable range for reference and swing voltages is 0 to
6.5 volts in 0.01 volt increments. The sine/cosine output is
commonly used in ComNav, Robertson, and other autopilots.
B&G 4-wire Sine/Cosine
Refer to “Connecting the
Sine/Cosine Interface” on page 35
for complete instructions on
properly configuring GyroTrac and
other navigational systems to use
the sine/cosine output.
The maximum current that can be
drawn from the sine/cosine output
is 10 mA.
The B&G 4-wire sine/cosine output (also known as “differential
sine/cosine”) is a substitute of the Halcyon® compass. The
reference voltage should be set to 3.5 volts.
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G.2
Serial Port Outputs
Serial ports #1 and #2 may be individually programmed
to output any of the message formats described on the following
pages. Up to four NMEA 0183 listening devices can be connected
to each of the serial ports. Serial Port #1 also has a pass-through
duplicate port.
NMEA
The NMEA message format conforms to the
NMEA 0183 version 2.20 standard for message
structure.
Port 3 is not used if GyroTrac is
connected to the TracVision
antenna.
KVH RS-422
The KVH message format is an RS-422 message
format giving stabilized pitch, roll, and yaw data.
Data output from Port 1 will be at 4800 baud while
data from Ports 2 and 3 will be at 9600 baud; this
message may be used in any device capable of
receiving this data rate.
Cetrek Proprietary
The Cetrek proprietary message format is a
stabilized heading output for use with Cetrek
autopilots.
Each serial port can be independently programmed to output data
at a rate of 1 Hz to 20 Hz, selectable in 1 Hz increments. The default
data rate is 10 Hz.
Table G-1
NMEA1 Magnetic
Heading Output
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NMEA1 Magnetic Heading (HDM)
Communication:
4800 baud, 1 start bit, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit,
no parity
Update rate:
Selectable at 1 to 20 Hz (10 Hz default)
Sentence type:
$HCHDM,XXX.X,M,* hh <cr> <lf>
Sentence breakdown:
HCHDM
NMEA talker and sentence ID
XXX.X
Stabilized magnetic heading in
degrees and tenths
M
Magnetic heading, ASCII hex
0x4D
*
ASCII hex 0x2A
hh
Checksum
cr
Carriage return, ASCII hex 0x0D
lf
Line feed, ASCII hex 0x0A
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NMEA2 Magnetic Heading (HDG)
Communication:
4800 baud, 1 start bit, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit,
no parity
Update rate:
Selectable at 1 to 20 Hz (10 Hz default)
Sentence type:
$HCHDG,XXX.X, *hh <cr> <lf>
Sentence breakdown:
HCHDG
NMEA talker and sentence ID
XXX.X
Stabilized magnetic heading in
degrees and tenths
*
ASCII hex 0x2A
hh
Checksum
cr
Carriage return, ASCII hex 0x0D
lf
Line feed, ASCII hex 0x0A
NMEA3 True Heading (HDT)
Communication:
4800 baud, 1 start bit, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit,
no parity
Update rate:
Selectable at 1 to 20 Hz (10 Hz default)
Sentence type:
$HCHDT,XXX.X,T *hh <cr> <lf>
Sentence breakdown:
HCHDT
NMEA talker and sentence ID
XXX.X
Stabilized true heading in
degrees and tenths
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True heading, ASCII hex 0x54
*
ASCII hex 0x2A
hh
Checksum
cr
Carriage return, ASCII hex 0x0D
lf
Line feed, ASCII hex 0x0A
Table G-2
NMEA2 Magnetic
Heading Output
Table G-3
NMEA3 True
Heading Output
True Heading is only available
when GPS data input is received by
the ADCU. Refer to “Connecting
GPS for True North Capability” on
page 36 for complete details.
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Table G-4
KVH Output
Table G-5
Cetrek Output
148
KVH Format Special Output Sentence (Set at Factory Only)
Communication:
9600 baud, 1 start bit, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit,
no parity
Update rate:
Selectable at 1 to 20 Hz (10 Hz default)
Sentence type:
%AAAA,BBBB,CCCC <cr> <lf>
Sentence breakdown:
%
Sentence identifier
AAAA
Stabilized pitch attitude in tenths
of degrees
BBBB
Stabilized roll attitude in tenths
of degrees
CCCC
Stabilized magnetic azimuth in
tenths of degrees
cr
Carriage return, ASCII hex 0x0D
lf
Line feed, ASCII hex 0x0A
Cetrek Output Sentence
Communication:
4800 baud, 1 start bit, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit,
no parity
Update rate:
Selectable at 1 to 20 Hz (10 Hz default)
Sentence type:
$$MSB LSB B C Status D <cr> <lf>
Sentence breakdown:
MSB LSB Binary value 0 to 1023, equal to
0.0 to 359.6 degrees stabilized
magnetic heading
B
ASCII hex 0x00
C
ASCII hex 0x00
Status
ASCII hex 0x43
D
ASCII hex 0xAA
cr
Carriage return, ASCII hex 0x0D
lf
Line feed, ASCII hex 0x0A
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G.3
Furuno Output
The Furuno output is a proprietary message format typically
used with Furuno and other brands of radars and autopilots. Two
user-configurable options are available: true or magnetic heading
and 25 millisecond (40 Hz) or 200 millisecond (5 Hz) data rate.
The default rate is 200 millisecond/5 Hz.
Optional Stepper Components
An optional interface unit is available to generate a stepper
output. The stepper interface uses an NMEA HDM or HDT serial
message input to generate the stepper signal format. The stepper
signal replaces traditional gyro outputs used with satellite
communications systems, autopilots, and steering displays. The
Stepper Interface unit is shown in Figure G-1 while the
specifications are listed in Table G-6.
Figure G-1
Stepper Interface
Please refer to the Stepper Interface User Manual for specific
wiring instructions.
Stepper Interface
Dimensions
10.5" (267 mm) x 5.8" (147 mm) x 2.3" (58 mm)
Weight
13 oz (370 gm)
Input
NMEA 0183
Stepper Output
3, 6, 12, 24 steps/degree
Output Voltage
5 V standard (30-70 V option also available: Part
Number 19-0089)
Table G-6
Stepper Interface Specifications
Stepper Voltage Converter
A stepper voltage converter (KVH Part Number 19-0089) is
needed when the receiving stepper device uses a reference
voltage greater than the 5 volt maximum available from the
stepper interface. The converter is wired directly between the
stepper interface output and the receiving equipment to provide
the necessary reference voltage. An external 6-70 VDC power
supply is required to provide the necessary voltage to this device.
Figure G-2 on the following page shows the stepper voltage
wiring connections and wiring diagram.
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Figure G-2
Optional 6-70 V Stepper Voltage
Converter Wiring Diagram
negative
logic
positive
logic
Interface Box Function
Terminal
Core Color
Interface Connector
Terminal Number
1
2
3
4
Step Line 1
Step Line 2
Step Line 3
OV Common
Red
Yellow
Green
Blue
23
22
21
24
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Step O/P Line 1 -VE Switch Line (Open Drain)
Step O/P Line 2 -VE Switch Line (Open Drain)
Step O/P Line 3 -VE Switch Line (Open Drain)
+VE Supply Out
-VE Supply Out
Step O/P Line 3 +VE Switch Line (Open Drain)
Step O/P Line 2 +VE Switch Line (Open Drain)
Step O/P Line 1 +VE Switch Line (Open Drain)
13
14
Step Supply -VE
Step Supply +VE (15-70 VDC)
Load
Load
Load
Load
Load
Load
6-70 VDC input from converter power supply
The step supply is internally fused at 1 amp. Step output lines are opto-isolated from step input lines.
Fuse 1A
14
4
13
Fuse 1A
12
3
11
2
10
1
9
8
7
6
5
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Appendix H
Maintenance Port
Parser Commands
The TracVision G4 system parser commands are parsed when the
system receives an ASCII carriage return (Hex 0D). An ASCII line
feed (Hex 0A) is permitted but is ignored in any transmitted
command. All system responses are terminated with an ASCII
carriage return followed by a line feed and ending with either an
acknowledge character (ASCII > (Hex 3E)) or a not-acknowledge
character (ASCII ? (Hex 3F)). The parser commands are shown
below in boldface capital letters but they are not case-sensitive. In
most cases, the command is responded to with an echo; that is, if
you type ZAP, for example, and press “ENTER” the response
will be the command you have entered. For other commands, the
response is specific for each command, such as VERSION,
STATUS or HELP.
H.1
System Commands
Software Version
Function:
reports software version and system type
Command:
VERSION
Response:
KVH TracVision G4 Rev X - Version X.XX XXX Motors
Table H-1
System Commands
System Status Report
Function:
reports general system status
Command:
STATUS
Response:
system status string
Initialize/Restart the System
Function:
initializes the system (performs a soft reset)
Command:
ZAP
Response:
echoes the command, then reinitializes the system
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Help on Parser Commands
Function:
lists parser commands
Command:
HELP
Response:
lists all parser commands
Turn On Sleep Mode
Function:
turns on Sleep Mode
Command:
SLEEPON
Response:
echoes the command
Turn Off Sleep Mode
Function:
turns off Sleep Mode
Command:
SLEEPOFF
Response:
echoes the command
Turn On Instant On
Function:
turns on Instant On feature
Command:
INSTANTON
Response:
echoes the command
Turn Off Instant On
Function:
turns off Instant On feature
Command:
INSTANTOFF
Response:
echoes the command
Report Skew Angle
Function:
reports skew angle of the current satellite
Command:
SKEWANGLE
Response:
SKEW ANGLE = XXXX.X
Report Serial Number
152
Function:
reports system serial number
Command:
=SERNUM
Response:
SN = XXXXXXXX
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Enter Serial Number
Function:
enters system serial number
Command:
=SERNUM,XXXXXXXX
Where:
XXXXXXXX = the system’s serial number
Response:
SN = XXXXXXXX
Configure System
Function:
configures software for a particular system model
Command:
=TVXXXX
Where:
XXXX = system model (i.e., G4HP)
Response:
system configures software and antenna restarts
H.2
Manual Positioning Commands
To execute the following commands, first put the antenna unit in
idle mode by typing HALT and pressing “ENTER.” Positioning
commands may be entered after the antenna comes to rest.
Azimuth Angle
Function:
commands a manual azimuth angle that the
mechanism moves to
Command:
AZ,XXXX (range is 0000-3599)
Argument:
desired azimuth angle of the mechanism relative to
external magnetic reference, or baseplate fwd,
000°-359.9°
Response:
echoes the command; mechanism moves at a
fixed velocity
Table H-2
Manual Positioning Commands
Elevation Angle
Function:
commands a manual elevation angle that the
mechanism moves to
Command:
EL,XXX (range is 100-850)
Argument:
desired elevation angle of the mechanism relative to
up, or external sensor attitude reference, 10.0°85.0°
Response:
echoes the command; mechanism moves at a
fixed velocity
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Azimuth CW Step
Function:
commands a manual 0.1° clockwise step in azimuth
angle
Command:
6
Response:
echoes the command
Azimuth CCW Step
Function:
commands a manual 0.1° counter-clockwise step in
azimuth angle
Command:
4
Response:
echoes the command
Elevation UP Step
Function:
commands a manual 0.1° UP step in elevation
angle
Command:
8
Response:
echoes the command
Elevation DOWN Step
Function:
commands a manual 0.1° DOWN step in elevation
angle
Command:
2
Response:
echoes the command
H.3
Table H-3
Operational Commands
Operational Commands
Tracking Mode
Function:
starts active tracking of the satellite
Command:
TRACK
Response:
echoes the command
Idle Mode
154
Function:
halts active tracking and conical scan, then enters
Idle mode
Command:
HALT
Response:
echoes the command
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Tracking and Conical
Scan Commands
Target Location
Function:
reports the target location in antenna frame; data
format is E### for elevation in degrees 000-900 and
A#### for azimuth in degrees 0000-3599 with
implied decimals
Command:
TGTLOCATION
Response:
Target Location = A = E###, A####
B = E###, A####
Table H-4
Tracking and Conical
Scan Commands
Analog Signal Strength Report
Function:
reports signal strength from RF detector circuit in
A/D counts (000-FFF Hex)
Command:
SIGLEVEL
Response:
Signal Strength = XXXX
H.5
Sensor Module Commands
Report Platform Attitude
Function:
reports vessel attitude indicated by sensor module
Command:
ATTITUDE
Response:
Pitch +/-PP.P, Roll +/-RR.R, Yaw YYY.Y
Table H-5
Sensor Module Commands
Compass Calibration Score
Function:
reports compass calibration score
Command:
CALSCORE
Response:
Cal Score = XXX
Compass Calibration Enable
Function:
enables the sensor module compass calibration
Command:
CALON
Response:
echoes the command
Compass Calibration Disable
Function:
disables the sensor module compass calibration
Command:
CALOFF
Response:
echoes the command
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Compass Calibration
Function:
calibrates the sensor module
Command:
=CALGYRO
Response:
system initializes rate bias and calibrates the
azimuth and elevation axis gyros
H.6
Table H-6
RF Board Commands
RF Board Commands
Serial Communications, Status/Polarization Report, Tone Changes
Function:
starts serial communications, reports status and
polarization/tone changes
Command:
@S
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,
R = right, L = left, X = no LNB power)
b = band (H = high band, L = low band,
U = USA)
m = mode (V = valid, I = invalid)*
* The Mode bit is used to evaluate the Satellite, Polarization and Band
combination vs. the Frequency/Symbol Rate/FEC currently in RAM. This
bit will be set to invalid if the Frequency for the selected combination is
set to 0x0000; otherwise it will be set to valid. For example the Mode bit
will be set to invalid when the frequency is set to 00000 to indicate that
there is not a frequency to track for the LNB tone and voltage setting.
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Report RF Tracking Parameters
Function:
reports all RF tracking parameters for primary &
secondary satellites*
Command:
@SATCONFIG
Response:
F,x,fffff,S,C,ID,P,B,D <cr>
Where:
x = satellite (A = primary, B = secondary)
fffff = frequency in MHz (00000 and 10700 to
12700)
S = symbol rate in Mbit/Sec (1000 to 29999)
C = FEC code rate (valid rates = 12, 23, 34, 56,
67, 78)
ID = satellite network ID in hexidecimal format
(valid range = 0x0000 to 0xffff hex)
P = LNB polarization (V = vertical, H = horizontal,
R = right, L = left)
B = LNB down conversion frequency (L = low,
H = high, U = USA)
D = decoding type (0 = test, 1 = DSS-A,
2 = DSS-B, 3 = DVB)
* This command returns all eight combinations of the Satellite/Freq/Sym/
FEC/ID/POL/Band/Decode currently stored in RAM.
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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 userconfigured satellites)
F = frequency in MHz (either 00000 or a range from
10700 - 12700)
S = satellite transponder symbol rate in
Mbit/second (01000 - 29999)
C = FEC code (e.g., 12, 23, 34, 56, 67, 78)
ID = satellite network ID in hexidecimal format
(0x####)
P = LNB polarization (V = vertical,
H = horizontal, R = right, L = left)
B = LNB down conversion frequency (L = low,
H = high, U = USA)
D = decoding type (0 = test, 1 = DSS-A,
2 = DSS-B, 3 = DVB)
Switch Satellites
Function:
shifts tracking to the second satellite
Command:
@L,A or B
Response:
echoes the command
Where:
A = switches to Satellite A
or
B = switches to Satellite B
ID Match/Decoded Network ID
Function:
reports ID match and decoded network ID
Command:
@CHECKID
Response:
Y,0X####
N,0X####
Y,NoID
N,NoID
Where:
Y = yes
N = no
0X#### = network ID
NoID = satellite unidentified
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Frequency Scan
Function:
updates satellite frequency data
Command:
@SC,XXXXX,YY
Where:
XXXXX = symbol rate (010000 - 399999)
YY = FEC code (e.g., 12, 23, 34, 56, 67, 78)
Response:
system automatically searches for the frequency
with the strongest signal, then updates the
satellite’s programmed data with the new frequency
(and associated network ID) and stores it in the
satellite library
RF PCB Software Version
Function:
reports RF PCB software version
Command:
@VER
Response:
RF PCB Version X.X
Report Tracking Information
Function:
reports hardware/software locks, AGC value, bit
error rate, and ADC value
Command:
@I
Response:
I,X,G,B,D,Y
Where:
X = hardware lock (0 = not locked, 1 = locked on
satellite)
G = AGC value (signal level)
B = bit error rate
D = ADC value
Y = software lock (0 = not locked, 1 = locked on
satellite)
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Table H-7
Installation Commands
Installation Commands
Set/Report GPS Position
Function:
reports or sets default GPS position
Command:
GPS<cr>
GPS,XX,D,YYY,E
Response:
GPS = XXD YYYE
GPS: XXD YYYE
Where:
XX = latitude (0-90)
D = S (South) or N (North)
YYY = longitude (0-180)
E = E (East) or W (West)
Report Satellite Names
Function:
reports names for satellites A and B
Command:
SATINSTALL
Response:
SATINSTALL,<sat_a_name>,<sat_b_name>
Report Tracked Satellite
Function:
reports name of satellite currently being tracked
Command:
SAT
Response:
SAT = <sat_name>
Report Configured Satellite Names
Function:
reports names for all configured satellites
Command:
SATLISTA
Response:
SATLISTA,<sat_name1>,...,<sat_nameX>
Report Valid Satellite B Selections
Function:
reports names for all valid Satellite B selections for
a given Satellite A selection
Command:
SATLISTB,<sat_a_name>
Response:
SATLISTB,<sat_a_name>,<sat_b_name1>
...,<sat_b_nameX>
Install Satellite Pair
160
Function:
installs satellites A and B as the satellite pair
Command:
SATINSTALL,<sat_a_name>,<sat_b_name>
Response:
If valid pair, echoes the input data
If invalid pair, returns error message
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Configure Longitude of a User-configurable Satellite
Function:
configures one of the user-configurable satellites
with the longitude provided
Command:
SATCONFIG,USERX,YYY,Z,D,L
Response:
If valid, echoes the input data
If invalid, returns error message
Where:
X = 1 or 2
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)
Set Saved Satellite Position
Function:
sets saved satellite position
Command:
GOTO,AZXXXX,ELYYY
Response:
SAVED SAT POS: AZ = XXXX, EL = YYY
Where:
XXXX = azimuth (0000 - 3599)
YYY = elevation (100 - 850)
H.8
Debug Commands
Enter Debug Mode
Function:
enters Debug mode
Command:
DEBUGON
Response:
echoes the command, system enters Debug mode
Table H-8
Debug Commands
Limit Switch Test
Function:
performs a limit switch test
Command:
=LSTEST
Response:
Limit Switch Status: PASS
Set/Report Offset Angles
Function:
reports or sets system offset angles
Command:
OFFSETS
OFFSETS,XXXXX,YYYY
Response:
Offsets = XXXXX.X YYYYY.Y
Where:
X = azimuth offset (-1800 - 1800)
Y = elevation offset (-450 - 450)
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Apply Default Values to Default Satellites
Function:
updates the default satellites to the default values
Command:
SATPAIR,X
Response:
displays numerous frequency commands and
reports “Satellite Installation Complete”
Where:
X = 0 (satellites default to Astra1 & Hotbird)
or
X = 1 (satellites default to Expressvu and
EchoStar 119)
or
X = 2 (satellites default to DSS_101 and
DSS_119)
Report Last Satellite Tracked/Update Value
162
Function:
reports the last satellite tracked or updates the last
tracked satellite to the value input if it is different
from the current value
Command:
LASTSAT
LASTSAT,X
Response:
Last = <sat_name>
Where:
X = A (updates to Satellite A)
or
X = B (updates to Satellite B)
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KVH Industries Limited Warranty
TracVision G4
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 factory labor costs for a period of ONE (1) year from the date of original retail purchase by the original
purchaser. It is the customer’s responsibility to verify the date of purchase by returning the warranty card included with
the product to KVH within 30 days of purchase, or by providing a copy of a dated sales receipt for the KVH product
under warranty with the warranty claim. If this date cannot be verified, the warranty period will begin 30 days after the
date of manufacture of the original product purchased.
If you discover a defect, KVH will, at its option, repair, replace or refund the purchase price of the product at no charge
to you, provided you return it during the warranty period, transportation charges prepaid, to the factory direct. Please
attach your name, address, telephone number, a description of the problem and a copy of the bill of sale or sales
receipt as proof of date of original retail purchase, to each product returned to warranty service. Alternatively, you may
bring the product to an Authorized KVH dealer/distributor for repair. During the first year, and if the product was
installed by an Authorized KVH dealer/distributor (identified with the KVH Authorized dealer/distributor list), KVH will
cover the dealer’s/distributor’s labor charges for warranty repairs, provided the dealer/distributor contacts KVH for preapproval of the charges. Approval of charges is at KVH’s sole discretion.
This Limited Warranty does not apply if the product has been damaged by accident, abuse, misuse or misapplication
or has been modified without the written permission of KVH; if any KVH serial number has been removed or defaced;
or if any factory-sealed part of the system has been opened without authorization.
Return Authorization
A Return Material Authorization is required prior to returning the product to KVH Industries. Please call our Technical
Support Department at +1 401 847-3327 or send an e-mail to techs@kvh.com to obtain the RMA number. Write the
number in large, clear characters on the outside of the box. To avoid confusion and misunderstandings, shipments
without an RMA number clearly visible on the outside box will be refused and returned to you at your expense. If
possible, use the original box and packing material to protect the equipment from damage in shipment. KVH assumes
no responsibility for warranty shipments from the customer to the factory if not shipped in the manner prescribed
above.
THE EXPRESS WARRANTIES SET FORTH ABOVE ARE THE ONLY WARRANTIES GIVEN BY KVH WITH
RESPECT TO ANY PRODUCT FURNISHED HEREUNDER; KVH MAKES NO OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS,
IMPLIED OR ARISING BY CUSTOM OR TRADE USAGE, AND SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTY OF
MERCHANTABILITY OR OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. SAID EXPRESS WARRANTIES SHALL
NOT BE ENLARGED OR OTHERWISE AFFECTED BY TECHNICAL OR OTHER ADVICE OR SERVICE PROVIDED
BY KVH IN CONNECTION WITH ANY PRODUCT.
KVH's liability in contract, tort or otherwise arising out of or in connection with any product shall not exceed the price
paid for the product. IN NO EVENT SHALL KVH BE LIABLE FOR SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, TORT OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR LOST PROFITS OR GOODWILL (INCLUDING ANY DAMAGES RESULTING
FROM LOSS OF USE, DELAY IN DELIVERY OR OTHERWISE) ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE
PERFORMANCE OR USE OR POSSESSION OF ANY PRODUCT, OR ANY OTHER OBLIGATIONS RELATING TO
THE PRODUCT, EVEN IF KVH HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
If any implied warranty, including implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, cannot be
excluded under applicable law, then such implied warranty shall be limited in duration to ONE (1) YEAR from the date
of the original retail purchase of this product by the original purchaser.
Some states/countries do not allow the exclusion or limitation of implied warranties or liability for incidental or
consequential damages, so the above limitations may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights,
and you may also have other rights which vary from state/country to state/country.
GyroTrac Wiring Quick Reference Guide
60 59 58 57 56 55 54 53 52 51 50 49
6
7
8
9
10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36
Green/white
5
Orange/White
4
Blue/White
White/Orange
3
White/Green
White/Blue
Ship’s
Power
(11-16 VDC)
2
Ground
+12VDC
1
48 47 46 45 44 43 42 41 40 39 38 37
Data H
Data L
Ground
IRD Ground Cable
(to IRD)
Shift H
Furuno
Data
Shift L
Ground
KVH Display
Power
Port #1
RS-422
NMEA, Cetrek
KVH Data
4800 baud
TX1A(+)
TX1B(-)
Ground
TX2A(+)
Port #2
RS-422
TX2B(-)
NMEA, Cetrek
KVH Data
4800 or 9600
baud
Ground
Sine/Cosine
(3-wire or
4-wire)
Ground
Serial Port 3 is unavailable
for data output while the
system is connected to a
TracVision G4 antenna.
Ref
Cosine (inverted)
Refer to
page 35 for
complete
wiring details.
Cosine
Sine (inverted)
Sine
Ground
Gyro RXD+
GyroTrac Sensor
Module Cable
GPS/Ship’s
Gyro Data
Input
GPS A+ or HDG A+
GPS B- or HDG B-
Gyro RXDGyro TXD-
RS-422 @
4800 bps 8.N.1
Gyro TXD+
Gyro Power
KVH Display
Power
Duplicate
(pass-through)
TX1B(-)
Ground
A detailed wiring diagram and complete
instructions have been provided in
Section 2.6, "Wiring the ADCU."
®
Port #1
RS-422
NMEA, Cetrek
KVH Data
4800 baud
TVG4_TM_Back_Cover_RevK
TX1A(+)
Wiring Color Code Definitions
First Color: Wire
Second Color: Tracer
KVH Europe A/S
KVH Industries, Inc.
50 Enterprise Center Middletown, RI 02842-5279 U.S.A.
Phone: +1 401 847-3327 Fax: + 1 401 849-0045
E-mail: info@kvh.com Internet: www.kvh.com
Kokkedal Industripark 2B 2980 Kokkedal Denmark
Phone: +45 45 160 180 Fax: +45 45 160 181
E-mail: info@kvh.dk Internet: www.kvh.com
KVH® and TracVision® are registered trademarks of KVH Industries, Inc.
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