Hi, I am new to the forum. I have just been lurking around getting tips on an upcoming D* installation. I want to make sure I have my bases covered for the install. Ok, when I originally moved into my apartment I arranged for d* to come the morning and install a dish. However, I got a NLOS. Which, is pretty much expected since my apartment balcony is facing the north and my community will not let me still install a dish on the front of the building. So I have been living with comcrap for the past couple months. I desperately want to get rid of comcrap due to the all of the BS they give me and refusal to air university of michigan football games, in Ann Arbor, MI of all places . Back on topic. This time around I have permission from both the apartment office and my neighbors on the first floor to install it a few feet away from their patio which has an open view of the southern sky. I was originally going to do the old 5 gal bucket of cement and a 2 in OD galvanized pole mount and secure it next to a privacy fence. However, I have read on here that the cement bucket trick may not be suitable for the new slimline dish's. Would it be better if I just got one of the nonpenetrating roof mounts and just used it on the ground secured by 6 cinder blocks? I would prefer a nonpermanent mount, aka digging a 3 foot hole in the ground because I will only live at my apartment for at most 3 more years till I graduate grad school. I am also forbidden to drill any holes in the outside of my apartment. So I am planning to just use a short bit of flat coax to run the RG6 through a window that i never open. So would this be acceptable?