Tallest pole

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  1. danderson101

    danderson101 Mentor

    Oct 25, 2005
    What's the tallest pole anyone has used?
    If over 15', what was the aprox. diameter of the pole?
    Was it considered a standard installation- i.e. no additional charge?
  2. FTA Michael

    FTA Michael Hall Of Fame

    Jul 21, 2002
  3. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

    Jun 14, 2003
    Salem, OR
    I don't think any pole mount (including tripod) qualifies as a "without extra cost" installation.

    Where's my pipe bending moment table???

    What is the worst case wind situation at this location (I'm thinking pretty severe for North Carolina)? Obviously, the taller the pole, the more rigid (or supported) it must be to prevent even casual bending (elevation) or twisting (azimuth). Given that the target is 22K miles away, there isn't much wiggle room.
  4. lakebum431

    lakebum431 Icon

    Jun 30, 2005
    Not true. I got a pole mount for a must carry dish (61.5) at no charge straight from Dish.
  5. dougmcbride

    dougmcbride AllStar

    Apr 17, 2005
    I had a 61.5 dish on a 20 ft TV mast at about the 15 ft level and never had any issues with it. However, you need to use guy wires on standard masts every 10 ft or you risk lots of wind movement. Towers are a different animal, but also more expensive.


  6. SaltiDawg

    SaltiDawg Active Member

    Aug 30, 2004
    Any Pole over 7' oughta play in the NBA. :hurah:
  7. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator

    Apr 17, 2003
    I have two Ku dishes at work pole mounted on the same pole. The lowest one is about six feet off of the ground and the highest is around 12ft. These are decent size dishes, bigger than a Superdish. The pole was welded and installed by a local sat installer who started in C Band and now does primarily Dish and DirecTV.

    If you want to make something work hard enough you will work hard enough to make it work. In this case, you'll need a really strong pipe.

    You can probably get some statistics on the strength of selected pieces of pipe. They really don't expect you to leave one end floating above the other on the stats sheets but it will give you some idea.
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