I don't have frost to deal with, and don't know what your ground is like, but I suspect good sense will prove a winning combination.For a small dish, if you dig hole, and drop in pole that has a fin below frost line (48"), and omit the cement -- is it a recipe for periodic problems? It's my temporary arrangement, just wondering what to expect.
It is installed as of 2 days ago.
I used some thick nylon spacers for the bottom 2 lag bolts and leveled out the arm properly.
I have nothing against roof installs, I am only against having to go up on roof myself, since I am not a roof person.
...hrmmm... nylon spacers, eh?
Not feelin' the love, there.
Maybe you should post some pictures and show us how well it worked out.
As for 'roof' , I've gone as far as the eaves with a few dishes, and that's my limit.
If it was a two-story house, then I wouldn't even go that high.
The days of ham antenna above the roof are long gone.