I had an upgrade DTV HD installation in early November. My previous DTV dish was one of the old 18" round dishes. I installed it myself @14 years ago. The previous owners had a Primestar dish mounted on a very high quality pole mount installation (2-3/8" outside diameter, heavy iron pole set very solidly in concrete, all cable run inside the pole through PVC conduit underground into the basement through the foundation). I had used a set of stand-off brackets to attach my previous 18" dish to this pole and was able to use all of the existing wiring. I never had a problem with this dish in the 14 years it was in use. The installer who did my upgrade in November would not use this pole. Instead, he took a piece of 2" galvanized pipe and flattened one end. He them used a pole driver to drive it into the ground about a foot from the previous pole. No hole, no concrete. He installed the dish on this and then used the existing wire from the original pole. I had great signal strength (nothing lower than 90 on any tuner, any transponder on 101, 99, 103) until a couple of days ago. We had a fierce wind storm (winds clocked at a steady 50 MPH with some gusts close to 70 MPH for about 14-16 hours) and I came home to find no signal and my pole listing at about a 20-30 degree angle. I have since brought it upright and am holding it with a couple of sacks of sand. I don't have the strongest signals (highest readings are in the 80s with some as low as the 30s) but I am able to get reception on most channels we watch. I am going to call D* to fix but am wondering if there is any way to use the existing 2-3/8" old Primestar pole. Is there a commercially available "step-down" that will attach to the top of this existing 2-3/8" pole to bring it down to 2"? If so, where can I get one? I have seen adapters that will "step-up" a 1.67" pole to the 2" diameter but I haven't seen anything that will do what I want. Any suggestions?