- Aug 20, 2006
the 6' dish isn't up yet, just got it- Sadoun's C-band motorized kit ...I just took it out of the box ...
I think I will go get 6" OD and weld a 3" at the top of it and if I later buy the 2.4meter SatPro polar mount one I linked to for $600, it uses 3" pole too http://www.satpro.tv/Prime-Focus-Dish-Pole-Mount.aspx
and if I get something free needing 6" pole, then I'm all set, or if I get a free dish needing 4 or 4.5" ... I'll borrow my neighbor's welder again.
I keep finding free or cheap 10 or 12 foot mesh dishes, but they are all mounted where I'd need a crane/ get on a roof to uninstall them to get them down(that's how they installed them here in Texas) (I'm alone and too old to do that to get free/cheap dishes my arm is too short) So ... that's why I'm looking at buying a new unassembled 2.4m for $600 if I need to
Example of what I keep seeing, but do not have the height/tools/ladders/resources to actually get
It won't fit on my Toyota...
this one actually wouldn't be all that hard to take down a sawsall cutting 2/3 of the way through ( on base backside ) will allow you to slowly fall it like a tree until you or another person can grab it. loading it might be another story if it was me i would bring a trailer and remove the buttonhook and lay it face down might have to build a small cradle to hold it. taking it apart is also an option just the less you take apart the less you have to put back together.
as for pole usually you count 1/2 the dish size plus about 4 ft below ground this allows you one at ground level . if you plan on mowing below it you would need additional footage so a 12 ft pole would allow a 8 ft dish to be off the ground about 4 ft.