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Post time: 2016-07-17 04:42:47
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If you get heavy winds (Hurricanes/Tornadoes) and you have sandy soil I would go 5'-6' deep on the pole.   
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 Author| Post time: 2016-07-17 10:09:06
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Wow, I went to Dishpointer and I got a lot more info.  

Satellite: 91W GALAXY 17 (G-17)
Elevation: 44.8°
Azimuth (true): 204.1°
Azimuth (magn.): 215.0°
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 Author| Post time: 2016-07-17 10:14:57
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Is 91 W hard to point to?
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Post time: 2016-07-17 14:32:31
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Edited by Bow at 2016-07-17 14:44

You have to walk before you can run, as Sideswiper said on a moving dish you have to first set the elevation on a satellite straight south of you so the dish will track correctly along the satellite Arc, for you on the Coastline of NC and Virginia your straight South Satellite is around 77W (Echostar 8 or 1)     FYI -  The elevation for Echostar 8 or 1 is around 47.5 degrees for the coast near the NC/Virg state line.     Pretty sure those are both Ku Band.

http://www.satbeams.com/footprints

After you get a satellite straight south of you located (and watchable) then lock down the dish and you can then use the dish mover and find and set your (East and West Motor Limits) on the Polar Arc, the satellites are on a permanent Arc in the South sky and you must set south first (a compass can be used), if not done correctly at one end of the Arc the dish and LNB will be too high (above the satellites) and the other end of the Arc the dish will be too low (below the satellites).

Then after the dish is locked onto your south satellite and Arc limits are set, then you can find other satellites like G17 at 91W.   Most all Satellites give good signals (especially for a BUD dish) and that satellite has good sports channels on it but walk before you run.

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 Author| Post time: 2016-07-18 08:58:07
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Thanks for all your advice.  This will help me determine the best location for my dish.  I will not really be able to point my dish until I get a new LNB and the Hellobox.  Once the dish is set up I will be placing my order.
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 Author| Post time: 2016-07-18 09:10:12
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Bow 2016-07-17 04:42
If you get heavy winds (Hurricanes/Tornadoes) and you have sandy soil I would go 5'-6' deep on the p ...

I have not been here a full year yet so I am not sure how much heavy wind we get but hurricanes are possible.   The post I have is 9 1/2 foot and I plan on going as deep as I can, which I think is going to be 3 1/2 - 4 foot.  I wish I would have put a tape measure on the dish when I took it down but I didn't have one with me.  I know the dish was freaking huge at least 8 foot I may have even been 10 foot.  
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 Author| Post time: 2016-07-18 09:10:17
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Bow 2016-07-17 04:42
If you get heavy winds (Hurricanes/Tornadoes) and you have sandy soil I would go 5'-6' deep on the p ...

I have not been here a full year yet so I am not sure how much heavy wind we get but hurricanes are possible.   The post I have is 9 1/2 foot and I plan on going as deep as I can, which I think is going to be 3 1/2 - 4 foot.  I wish I would have put a tape measure on the dish when I took it down but I didn't have one with me.  I know the dish was freaking huge at least 8 foot I may have even been 10 foot.  
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Post time: 2016-07-18 11:16:03
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Edited by Bow at 2016-07-18 11:39
mux22 2016-07-18 09:10
I have not been here a full year yet so I am not sure how much heavy wind we get but hurricanes ar ...

I would try to put at least 1/2 of the 9ft poles length underground (4 1/2 ft minimum) on a big heavy dish like it sounds like you have as it will be affected even more by winds, etc. due to its weight and dish size.    Bigger diameter dish catches more wind, even if it is mesh.

Also double the poles hole diameter/oversize the hole and put sack concrete in the hole around the poles length in the ground (3-4 sacks 'sackcrete' from a lumber yard/hardware store) put in a sack (add water and tamp it down with a 2x4) and do the same to the next 2-3 sacks (watering and tamping)  Try to fill the hole to the top with concrete to keep rain water from running into the hole and sitting next to and rusting the pipe.

Besides the sacks of concrete/sackcrete you also need to make sure the dish pole is kept perfectly verticle when putting in the concrete and when done.   You do not want to find after the concrete dries that the pole/pipe is not perfectly verticle, there are several different brands of these round levels, here is one (Johnson Magnetic Angle Finder - $19.00 from Home Depot) or you may find a different brand round level at a Hardware Store and make sure the pole is perfectly verticle (0 degrees) when measured in all four directions as a leaning pole will not allow the dish to stay on the satellite Arc.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Johns ... cator-700/100161689

Allow the pole to sit for at least 2 days for the concrete to properly cure/harden before putting on the dish.    FYI - That same round level can also help you set the dishes elevation (As I mentioned earlier in your case your southern satellites are at around 47.5 degrees) and you may have to adjust the dish up or down slightly from there to (find the sweet spot) on elevation.
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Post time: 2016-07-19 01:15:41
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Edited by sideswiper at 2016-07-19 02:36

If your dish gets Hit by a Hurricane / Tornado having your pole in the ground 5-6 feet Will Not Save it, it will be Damaged or Gone anyways . Plus you said your pole is 9 1/2 feet long you have to  consider snow build up in the winter & do not want your Dish Plowing Snow when moving it.  I have  both of my poles 3 1/2 feet in the Ground i have a 10 foot Mesh & a 9 1/2 Spun Aluminum (Very Heavy Dish takes a 6 inch Pole) & live in the Great White North Canada & also have Sandy Soil i used  around 5 bags of Ready Mix Cement Per Dish & my Dishes have been in Perfect working order for about 15 years. I have 6 feet sticking out of the ground & when i move the Dish to 139 W my Dish is Only 24 inches off the ground & i do have to shovel snow around it in the winter at times.  So if you only have 4 1/2 feet of pole left after putting 1/2 of a 9 1/2 foot pole in the ground that will only leave you 6 inches or so when you move it to 139 W & i Sure would not want my dish that low to the ground.
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Post time: 2016-07-19 12:43:47
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Edited by Bow at 2016-07-19 12:53

Not going to argue Sideswiper but I live in Kansas and i've lived here since 1981 with my 10ft BUD up almost all those years and i've had 2 different tornadoes within eyesight of my house (inside 1/4 mile) of my house and my home has been hit by 70-80 mph winds a number of times and i've lost large tree limbs and i've lost a number of shingles off my homes roof.   Having a dish pushed over is a definite possibility for my area and the shallower you plant the post (especially is loose sandy soil) you increase the odds if you get hit by high winds.   

(I was speaking as to strong winds associated with those type storms) but not a direct Tornado hit as that would destroy a house and the dish would be the least of your problems.

The most snow i've ever had on the ground here is about 15" inches and the bottom of my 10ft dish is about 2 feet off the ground at its East and West Limits even with a 48" motor, about 3.5ft looking straight south so its never been an issue for me.     A person that gets lake effect snows like in Buffalo NY where they sometimes get 30-40 inches of snow I agree it would be an issue but I believe Mux22 said they don't get much snow where he is at but they could get high winds from a Hurricane along the coast.    Plus he is far enough south that his dish will be aimed up some (47.5 degrees) helping keep his dish off the ground.
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