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Old 05-27-2016, 05:22 PM
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Anyone have the KVH TV1 satellite receiver?
Just decided to make the purchase, and want some feedback.

We usually fish LT 40 miles from Pensacola, FL

Online reviews seem to be positive, what say THT?
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I have had a Tv1 and used it personally. I have also sold a good number of them and do not recall any complaints about its performance. KVH has. Great map to show its coverage.

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Starting from the top working to the bottom the list goes from farthest out reception to nearest . The TV1 is the white line on the map

Key Antenna Size Products EIRP
1 m (41.5")
TracVision HD11 42 dBW
81 cm (32")
TracVision TV8
and all other 81 cm (32") KVH antennas 43-44 dBW
60 cm (24")
TracVision TV6
and all other 60 cm (24") KVH antennas 46-47 dBW
45 cm (18")
TracVision TV5
and all other 45 cm (18") KVH antennas 48-49 dBW
37 cm (14.5")
TracVision TV3
and all other 37 cm (14.5") KVH antennas 50 dBW
32 cm (12.5")
TracVision TV1

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Old 05-27-2016, 08:16 PM
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the TV3 doesn't work where I am the signal is too weak. the 1 wouldn't have a chance. where you are, hopefully it'll be ok.

I've had much better luck with intellian.
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If staying along the coast the TV1 wiill work fine. If going very far north, south or offshore then you'll need to get a bigger unit. If you are within the TV1's coverage area then it is a very nice product.
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Only problem we have is when the go pro is up on rocket launcher you can hear the whirling swirling sound out fishing😜
But seriously, works great 80-90 miles off Georgia and the kids love it.
Never have had a signal issue
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Thanks guys! The box just arrived this week. Now to find an installer.
Any recommendations in Orange Beach AL?
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One of our installation partners. Tell him Jim sent ya

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HMS Marine Electric, LLC - 251-591-3283
400 Myrtle Avenue
Fairhope, AL 36532
CONTACT: Maclin Smith Jr.
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Thanks, just sent an email.

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HMS Marine Electric, LLC - 251-591-3283
400 Myrtle Avenue
Fairhope, AL 36532
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