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The Value of a Good Pole Mount

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by RobertE, May 23, 2008.

  1. RobertE

    RobertE New Member

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    This was from a recent field bulletin.

    The photo below was sent in from New Bern / Greenville, NC.

    A technician from Mastec was sent out and found that the KAKU 101 signal was at 98% and the 72.5 was at 96%.

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  2. Balzacula

    Balzacula New Member

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    Wow!! I guess Mastec should have set up the trailer for them too!!!:lol:
     
  3. dave29

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    haha, unbelievable!
     
  4. bwaldron

    bwaldron Impossible Dreamer

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    I agree ... though I mean that a Mastec install stood up to the winds ;)
     
  5. davemayo

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    Was there a news story about this or is this picture just floating around the internet? I ask because the dish looks like it was superimposed on the background. Photoshop anyone?
     
  6. RobertE

    RobertE New Member

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    I did a quick cut-n-past from an internal field bulletin. Just copied the image to paint (thus the huge white background). So that may add to it. It's as real as it gets.
     
  7. davemayo

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    Cool. :)
     
  8. RobertE

    RobertE New Member

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    I think the dude that lived in the trailer would disagree. :lol:

    How bad would that suck. Wonder if his 100 inch flat screen is still attached to the wall? Or is that the ceiling now? :confused:
     
  9. David MacLeod

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    lol, now during the rebuild the new house will have to have a setback from existing structures which the pole will count as.
    nah, just fooling.
     
  10. TigersFanJJ

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    There are a few things about that photo that make me wonder if it is real or a photoshop.
     
  11. lowmazda

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    With everything else tossed around in that picture, why are they sending out a tech to check the signal? I think that's the least of the priorities at this point.
     
  12. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    Now you know why I had them use 150 lbs of concrete to set mine in place in a 4 foot deep hole (8' pole)....it ain't goin' anywhere either! :D
     
  13. David MacLeod

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    I believe it could stay like that.
    slightly OT but possibly related, had to mount a direcway dish on pole in my yard. due to soil/wind/etc I went 5 feet (12 foot pole) deep on 6 inch hole. took a lot of cement bags to fill that one.
    of course I had to remove it a few years later. neighbors Long tractor burst hose on bucket trying to pull it.
    finally hooked my Crown Vic to it (3/8 chain) and hit end of chain at approx30 mph. after the rear of the car rebounded from the squat it started to pull out. next hit (after getting seatbelt finally unhooked :) ) at 15 finished the job.
     
  14. tcusta00

    tcusta00 Active Member

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    Was this an episode of "Redneck Landscaping" or what? :D
     
  15. joe diamond

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    That is why they tell ya not to mount them on trailers!

    Joe
     
  16. David MacLeod

    David MacLeod New Member

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    lol, you gotta do what you gotta do. the tree that fills that hole now grows about 5 feet a year so some good did come from it :)
     
  17. tcusta00

    tcusta00 Active Member

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    I bet it was hilarious to watch... :lol: git 'er done!
     
  18. MarkN

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    let me guess....the wires are still hooked up to the working reciever!!!
     
  19. erict

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    And I used 6 80# bags of cement in my 12"x44" hole:hurah: :hurah: :hurah: :hurah: :hurah: :hurah: :hurah:
     
  20. David MacLeod

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    wish I had thought to take a video of it. coming up against the chain really sucked :)
     

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