So yesterday after noon we took the pole and the concrete and set the pole in the ground for the C-Band dish.
We mixed up the concrete, poured it in and leveled the pole. Now we wait and give it 24 hours to set up.
I found a spot in the yard where I have a pretty good view of the arc. My DP AR (Dish Pointer Augmented Reality) app on iOS shows as follows…
I think that is not too bad given what I have to work with. It will lead to longer cable runs though. Getting to my PC / Computer room is going to be all of 100′-120′. Can anyone message me and tell me what Im missing on C-band past 129° west and east of 30°? Thats probably where all the good stuff is, right? My luck. If its any good on the east, that tree is history.
This is it once it was up. I think it looks really good, but thats just me. Its a nice height where I can remove one bolt in the back and then lean it forward to work on the LNBF. I can easily stand behind it to move it and get to the actuator. Im pretty happy with this arrangement. Except for the cable run of course but I am going to work on it near by at first with a TV outside before trench any cable.
I also had a 5 gallon bucket around and I put concrete and a 1 5/8″ pole for my GEOSat Pro 90 cm offset Ku dish with PLL lnb. That way I can move it around the yard and shoot for birds and just play around hunting feeds or whatnot.
From what I understand all LNBF covers have wasps in them and I was ready for them when I was taking this off for the first time yesterday and of course the nests were they but no wasps.
Here’s the GEOSat Pro in it’s “Portable”
mount. Its not quite as portable as I was expecting it to be. That bucket is HEAVY!