Originally Posted by 41ford
I believe the unit comes with instructions that provide you with generic information on where to place your unit and a template for mounting. I know mine did.
Since we've only had our 5'er since April, I'm going to wait until next year to decide whether or not to mount the antennae on the roof. I really have no problem sitting it up on a tripod or table.
Mounting on the roof could give me problems with trees blocking the signal.
FWIW, I called Winegard and asked if I could use it as a 'portable' on a base, sit on picnic table, something.........and they adamantly said no. Said it would not only not work, but would void the warranty totally, and is stated as being not allowed.
Beats me why!!! But that's what they said.
Someone, someday, is going to make a DirecTV HD Automatic Dish System!!!! And get filthy rich.