So... I have searching unsuccessfully for information on installing a satellite TV system. Here's our situation:
We live in rural Idaho Falls. Within two blocks of our place are cowzzss - we live in the sticks. For a while there XM radio - we are long time subscribers - was carrying our beloved Boise State football team (with apologies to Oklahoma fans) - but not last year. So next season we have decided to subscribe to Direct TV so that we can see the Broncos - who will be broadcast on ESPN.
We are new to satellite TV having only used our air antenna these many years. That is, we no nothing about how to install the antenna, the receiver, etc. I want to do the installation myself, to the extent that it is possible to do so.
I do not want to place the satellite antenna on our roof (we will be replacing our roof with standing seam metal), or on the side or the house, on nearby on the ground. What I want to do is place the antenna on a 40 foot antenna tower, together with a) a lightening rod, a new air antenna, c) a new FM radio antenna. This tower - I am thinking about a two-piece crank-up that does not require guy wires. This antenna will be about 200 feet from the receiver. I will provide 120V AC at the tower to drive an antenna rotator and other devices as needed. The coax and the 120V AC will be buried underground.
What is the very best equipment that you would recommend for a) satellite antenna for receiving Direct TV, crank-up antenna tower, c) coax cable from the antennas to the receivers, d) air antenna, e) antenna rotator, and f) Direct TV receiver. How does one shield the coax from picking up any stray AC noise?
Many thanks in advance for your help.