I'm thinking of going with the pole-mount install because my roof is almost entirely obscured by trees. Also my roof is quite old and I don't want anyone poking around at it and drilling holes, etc. How secure is a satellite dish mounted on a pole? The installer is coming next week and I need to make a decision by then... I was told over the phone that they will be using a tripod.. Hmm I thought it would require a small slab of concrete, like a clothesline.