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Old 10-06-2009, 06:08 PM   #1
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Plans for PVC Satellite Dish Stand

This is my second post and my first request. I have found much useful information on these forums. I got my awning modified and my radio fixed because of what I read.

Does any one have plans to build a PVC satellite dish stand? I have seen a couple of designs last winter but did pay enough attention to build one. Pictures of one may be enough.

Thank you in advance.
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Old 10-06-2009, 07:59 PM   #2
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What exactly would you like to do? A tripod or stand alone kind of thing or a ladder mounted dish? Before our roof mounted dish we used a tripod available through Camping world that worked great and I think compared to the PVC to make one and your time involved you might find it a suitable solution for the money. If you do use PVC I would be inclined to use something like SCH40 rather than the lighter stuff so that it can't flex.
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Old 10-06-2009, 08:29 PM   #3
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I saw some that were very close to the ground so they were stable without having to have elaborate stakes required by the tripods. Most had four stubby legs, maybe about four inches or so high. An advantage people said was that they could get a sighting under the trees.
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Old 10-07-2009, 07:42 AM   #4
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Check this site.I think they have what you want.http://www.bbrv.dreamstation.com/index.html
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I saw some that were very close to the ground so they were stable without having to have elaborate stakes required by the tripods. Most had four stubby legs, maybe about four inches or so high. An advantage people said was that they could get a sighting under the trees.
The tripod I use only has a single corkscreew anchor that you screw into the ground under it. It has a bungie cord built in that holds the tripod to the anchor, was really easy to use but the big issue is that what ever you go with you have to be able to get the vertical mast very straigt or perpendicular to the ground in order to align the dish correctly for signal. With many other types of mounts I have seen this looks like it would be hard to do on un-even ground.
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Old 10-07-2009, 02:53 PM   #6
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Thank you very much bdb2047 that is exactly what I was looking for.
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