Installing a .98 meter satellite dish, May 26, 2005

I normally use the Datastorm mobile dish on the roof of my motor home for internet access, including when I am at home. In the latter case the motor home is parked in the driveway and the signal is used in the house wirelessly.

The motor home will be in the shop for an extensive period later this summer, so I decided to install a fixed dish along the east side of the house. A .98 meter dish was used because I use higher-than-normal-speed service, and may have still higher service in the future.

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Digging the hole for the pole was the hardest part of the job.
The dish mount fits on top of a 2-inch galvanized pipe (2-3/8-inch outer diameter).
The reflector goes on next.
The support for the transmitter and feedhorn is supported by two arms.
Up and running. The tilt of the dish is for polarization with the satellite, which is above the equator 33 degrees of longitude east of our location.

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