How high is your BUD mounted ? (1 Viewer)

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Kraven

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Snow is melting, BUD installin' is some upon me. My goal is to install a BUD discretely without attracting attention.

Am guessing there is no minimum as long as it's got a clean LOS. How high/low is yours?

Cheers, K
 
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All of mine are mounted at approximately 1200' high...above sea level.

I say the lower the better if you have LOS, just get them off the ground far enough for snow clearance, mowing...and keeping Steven Wright from easily crawling in and taking a nap.
 
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Kraven

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I just thought of it... I put BUD and HIGH in the topic.

This site might get some extra traffic over the weekend via google searches

Cheers, K
 

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5.5ft to the top of the pole. Gives about 2ft to the bottom lip clearance to the ground on the 10. (A bit less now with the Ku dish mounted there) Your latitude will 'come to play' in this. Further south = more clearance.
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... keeping Steven Wright from easily crawling in and taking a nap .
Who?
Steven Wright - wikipedia - list of Quotes (some may not be authentic, but the dish one is. I remember hearing him say it, on TV, many yrs ago)
 

raoul5788

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I used to have one mounted on a 37' Rohn 45 tower, but I took it down last year since I hadn't used it in many years.
 

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Mine is mounted about 3ft tall sitting a ground mount. Fortec Star 6ft dish.
 

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Mine is about 5 and a half feet.
 

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7' for my 10 foot BUD. Perfect height all around, for clearance, yet not too tall for setting it in the first place. Also, if they are mounted much higher, it's nearly impossible to get to the lnb's for working on when motored to the highest part of the arc.

You really don't want to make a big stretch on a tall step ladder, and fall into your dish! :eek: That can happen if one of the ladder legs starts sinking into the ground... I place a flat board under mine to keep that from happening...
 

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Yea, you have to get them up in the air to see around the neighbors.
 

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