Alternate mounting ideas for 76cm dish?

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I have a dedicated dish fixed on 87. I've had it mounted on a J-pole with "wings" attached to a board. It was only meant to be a temporary fix; I need to either mount the mast and pole on something that won't warp and rot, or put it on the roof. I'd prefer to keep it close to the ground, but I don't have room for another non-penetrating mount. Any ideas/suggestions?

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My idea would be to get a longer pole and mount the 90cm on the bottom. Do you still have issues with 125w with the other dish?
 
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Do you still have issues with 125w with the other dish?

Yeah, I gave up. I think the dish is just too small for the DVB-S2. I put 103 on the roof dish (stronger satellite). I also have 95 on a retrofit 1000.2, 87 on a 76cm, and 91, 99 and 105 on the 90cm.

Speaking of DVB-S2 woes, that Infowars channel on 99 is hard to pin down as well, and I get choppiness on it. That’s with the 90cm.
 
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Infowars is about the only channel that I can’t pick up on my 76cm. The Q is 44%
 
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why not use slotted angle iron and make a frame to put the blocks into .

That could work. Does that stuff rust easily though? And what could I use for the bottom (to mount the mast on)?
 
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plan A- Drill and bolt pole direct to the concrete (sidewalk?)
Plan B -Find the biggest (heaviest) concrete patio block(s) and bolt the dish (J-pole) directly to that. That way you are not drilling into the sidewalk and you can move it if you have to. Think I have seen 36X36X1.5", should be more than enough to hold a 36" dish as long as the pole isn't too high.

I don't think the cement panel in the link above would hold much.
 
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I don’t think you even need to mount the wings for a 76cm. It’s not too heavy, so you’ll be ok without the wings.
 
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Would probably need special concrete-boring drill bits for cinder block drilling, correct?
 
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Hardware stores often have kits with a cement drill bit and bolts. 1/4" should be fine for a small dish. Might require a hammer drill though.
 
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