How high is your BUD mounted ?

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Lone Cloud

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Mine is at 30 feet up. My house is in a canyon with some big oaks around. So a site survey ended up that the only place I could see east and west was five feet above my roof line at the far east end of my house. The advantage is, because of the trees, the dish isn't easily seen from the street or from most houses around me.

There isn't a spot near the ground on my property where I could get more that two satellites. I had to go where I did above my roof.
 

truckracer

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Mine is at 30 feet up. My house is in a canyon with some big oaks around. So a site survey ended up that the only place I could see east and west was five feet above my roof line at the far east end of my house. The advantage is, because of the trees, the dish isn't easily seen from the street or from most houses around me.

There isn't a spot near the ground on my property where I could get more that two satellites. I had to go where I did above my roof.

I bet that is fun to work on! That's high up!
 

Kraven

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Am in the suburb of a major city and I had the perfect spot for my BUD.. however the minister of zoning (my girlfriend) just expropriated that spot for the new pool deck.
Now my only other possibility is the other end of the yard, but it needs to be high to clear all the trees. problem is, I can't really draw any attention to it due to our "picture perfect Milbury image" townhall is proud of.

When this project gets done, i'll be one happy camper.

Cheers, K

BTW- Do 5ft offset dishes exist?
 

Anole

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BTW- Do 5ft offset dishes exist?
6' and even 8' offsets are seen in the lower 48 of the USA.
5' dishes are made, and sold in other countries, but just don't seem popular here.
I'm sure you can get 'em on special order.
But with the general availability of surplus 6' Prodelines, I wouldn't bother.
 

pro96

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I used to have a 5ft solid aluminum ring mount dish in the early 90's when I lived at home with parents. Moved out with my current wife and left it behind. When I asked about it about a year later.. dad had placed it by the curb and gone to whom ever took it. So sad indeed as I could of still used it today :(

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up on the roof in SinCity
however the minister of zoning (my girlfriend) just expropriated that spot for the new pool deck.
girlfriend ???
wife maybe but............ how long this girlfriend ? lol


Am in the suburb of a major city and I had the perfect spot for my BUD.. however the minister of zoning (my girlfriend) just expropriated that spot for the new pool deck.
it's only 3.5'' of ground space build around it ? gives free shade..

Now my only other possibility is the other end of the yard, but it needs to be high to clear all the trees.
how hi ?

good luck
 

truckracer

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6' and even 8' offsets are seen in the lower 48 of the USA.
5' dishes are made, and sold in other countries, but just don't seem popular here.
I'm sure you can get 'em on special order.
But with the general availability of surplus 6' Prodelines, I wouldn't bother.

I was going to say the same....foreign countries have them.
 

johnnynobody

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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

My 12 foot KTI is 10 feet. I wish it could be 30 feet......
 

johnnynobody

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Am in the suburb of a major city and I had the perfect spot for my BUD.. however the minister of zoning (my girlfriend) just expropriated that spot for the new pool deck.
Now my only other possibility is the other end of the yard, but it needs to be high to clear all the trees. problem is, I can't really draw any attention to it due to our "picture perfect Milbury image" townhall is proud of.

When this project gets done, i'll be one happy camper.

Cheers, K

BTW- Do 5ft offset dishes exist?

Yep. City ordinances can limit the height.
 

Mr Tony

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When mine was up it was on a table that was 3 feet high (to clear the roofline)...total probably 4 1/2 feet

Both of those tables were made of that cheap particle wood so when I moved I cut them up....those things were so bloated it was like you threw a loaf of bread in the bathtub
 

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Kraven

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Nice setup on for the stationary BUD. Have any ideas w/ one with a polar mount? Thought about the whole pole in a bucket w/ cement but that would just be a pain in the arse..

Also, I recall you installed a dish on a bumper, now a 2nd floor deck... is there a spot you DIDNT install on?

Cheers, K
 
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