Question About Dish Network Pole Install.

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Back in the winter, the dish tech attached the dish to the tree. No biggie, we will move it to a pole.
My dish went out of whack, the tech just left. All is good.
He mentioned that in order to mount to a pole, Digsafe would have to do their thing. Ok, no problem.
He says , now, if you are a do it yourselfer, I can leave you a pole, bag of sacrete and you can do it, eleminate digsafe...etc. I am an advanced do it yourself kinda guy. There is not a lot I haven't done at this point.
My question is in regards to the pole he left.
It has a flat section near one end. I would assume that part stays out, as a clamping surface, correct?
We are pretty happy with dish so far, just can't remember what the man said about that flat spot.
I appreciate any help.
 
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The flat end goes in the ground so the pole won't spin.
 
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Ok, if that is what its for, then I will do it that way.
3 feet in sound good?
 
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Never heard of a tech attaching a dish to a tree. Aren't trees like living things? Don't they move and stuff?
 
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Never heard of a tech attaching a dish to a tree. Aren't trees like living things? Don't they move and stuff?
Haha yep.. Way back when I first started as an installer, I did that thinking I was being slick... Then that job got qc'd and I had to go move it to a pole.. But yes, the tree will move/grow and affect the signal

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The pole should be at least as deep as the frost line in your area.
 
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Never heard of a tech attaching a dish to a tree. Aren't trees like living things? Don't they move and stuff?
I do it all the time for temp mounts. Easier than setting up a non-pen and hauling bricks. Once in a while it is the only option, way up in a tree to get LOS.
 

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