Pub Member / Supporter
- Sep 21, 2010
Agree 100% and can state I have to adjust my big "P" almost twice a year beause it is on a 6 by 6 wooden post. One of these days/years I may get some energy and replace it with a nice pole.Clean install! Great for temporary testing.
Would suggest a 3x3 metal post or pole with a few through-bolts set in compacted road grind or granite chips instead of the wood. Wood posts twist in the seasonal weather. The grain swells and twists one direction with moisture and contracts while drying and twists the other direction.
If you are out there playing with dishes and realigning, it shouldn't be a problem. Just wanted to give a heads-up to newbies that this wouldn't be suggested for permanent and reliable dish installs.
True in most cases. I have seen 2x4's twisted more than 30 degree. Never happens to metal tubing.Wood posts twist in the seasonal weather.
Wow! That is just too wet. I am lucky with my "gold sand" around here. Sucks up water like crazy. During a heavy rain a few puddles may show up, but as soon as it stops, the sand sucks it up fast. I have had a hole dug in my yard 7-1/2 feet and no water ever showed up. I don't have any water problems here just cold, in cold, cold Michigan.Sometimes, my backyard becomes a swamp. Somehow, other neighbors' ground is a foot or more higher than ours.
After heavy rain, we have a swamp, too.
C band is manly from 127w further on to the west expect for 129w dn bird everything on that on is scrambled.