Finally did the deed.

ordered me one of these:
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It’s a signal strength gadget for aligning satellite dishes. Should have bought one during last year’s crisis, but we live and learn.

If this actually works, I’m gonna plant a piece of telephone pole in the ground with concrete and take the damn dish off the cabin entirely.

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5 Responses to Finally did the deed.

  1. Expat says:

    I would have thought it would come with a female connection on one end and a male on the other so you could stick it into the line and fiddle with the antenna.
    I once bought a super wiz-bang antenna that Amazon thoughtfully bundled together with a Wilson desktop cell phone booster. Only problem was it came with a connection that had not been seem by civilized man or at least by Radio Shack and various other disciples of the Ether.
    Good luck.

  2. jefferson101 says:

    I concluded a long time back that one does not attach a Satellite Dish to any kind of structure. I had about three of them go to crap because of that. The last one I got?

    I told them to put it on a steel pole that I planted out in the yard. They did, and I have not had a lick of trouble with it in about seven years, which is about four years longer than I ever went when they screwed one to the building or porch or something.

    Your telephone pole idea is good, but it’s bigger and heavier, and might shift and/or settle. A metal pole (Think steel fence post here) when cemented into the ground, won’t move much in the next 50 years or so.

    Yeah. I have concerns about lightning too, but if you keep it lower than the surroundings, it probably won’t be a target.

  3. harrysteele says:

    That gizmo you have coming wont work on satellite internet dishes…. different technologies…. that will only work on the tv satellites, Sorry

  4. Joel says:

    Oh? Well, that’s gonna be a bummer.

    What should I get, then?

  5. Jake says:

    http://www.satsig.net/sf.htm

    Might be a useful tool?

To the stake with the heretic!