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Post time: 2016-07-08 00:29:59
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I will be starting my dish install this weekend.  I say starting it because the forcast is calling for mid to upper 90's with the heat index it will be like 102+ and I will be digging with a post hole digger and a spade to make the hole wider than 5".  

If I have an 8 foot dish how deep should the pole be?  I have a 3 1/2" pole that is 9 1/2' long.  My plan was to have 3 1/2 - 4 foot deep.  I live in an area that does get some wind but little to no snow, and the dish is aluminum mesh.  What is recommended for such an area etc?

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Post time: 2016-07-08 04:56:07
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If the frost line is really not an issue I would suggest digging a hole 3' deep. I live in a frigidly cold climate so my poles are 4' deep.
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 Author| Post time: 2016-07-08 22:53:36
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I live in coastal NC in the Outer Banks area deep freeze isn't an issue here.
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 Author| Post time: 2016-07-15 03:56:38
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I did not work on the dish install over the weekend because I am trying to determine what the best location is.  My first choice for obvious reasons would be as close to the existing cable box as possible.  
The cable box is located on the south east side of my house.  There is currently a DTV satellite dish installed but I know I will not be able to use that location because it is too close to my house so I am thinking the best location would be behind my house which faces south.
The problem with my preferred location is I would have a 15 - 20 foot pear tree in approx. 10 - 15 foot to the right of the dish.  So I am more than likely going to have to set the dish up near the mid-point of my house and I have a deck which I am not sure if it would cause me problems.  
I live just across the VA, NC state line and was wondering someone could give me an idea of how much radius the dish needs to b e able to move in relation to a DTV dish?  I am sorta using the existing DTV dish as a reference to where I need to aim and point the BUD.  ANy help would be greatly appreciated.
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Post time: 2016-07-15 04:12:18
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Edited by sideswiper at 2016-07-15 04:14

You always set up a BUD to your True South sat. for me it was 78 W or it will not track the arc properly Direct Tv uses 99, 101 & 103 sats

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 Author| Post time: 2016-07-15 04:31:14
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How do I determine what satellite is my true south sat?
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 Author| Post time: 2016-07-15 08:12:50
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My longitude is 76.1552 W. Would that mean my true south satellite is would be 75 W? I was also reading something about magnetic deviation.  I read that deviation is the degree between magnetic North and true north?
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 Author| Post time: 2016-07-16 05:00:26
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Post time: 2016-07-16 11:50:21
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go to dishpointer that wiil help you.
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Post time: 2016-07-16 19:38:42
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Considering your longitude and the lack of sats in the 70 degree range, I would think that SB at 78w would be your true south sat and not the easiest of sats to scan in.
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