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The installer is going to install the AT9 on a pole (he expressed reservations about mounting it on the foundation of our house - where our current dish is - because he 'hasn't had much luck drilling the holes'; I didn't feel like pressing the issue too much since the pole will go right in front of where the dish is now so it won't look too bad)

The question: He is saying that with a pole installation the extra arm brace is not necessary. Is this true?

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litzdog911 said:
That's correct. I'm not even sure how you would use the monopole supports with a pole mount, except to possibly brace the pole to the house or other nearby support.
I guess it depends on the pole. I was out riding around last weekend when the wind was blowing and I saw a pole mounted Phase III "waddling" in the wind. I'm pretty sure they weren't getting stable reception. I can't say that the correct equipment was used as the pole and the dish were painted. Another one of those self-righteous self-installs I'm guessing.
 

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harsh said:
I guess it depends on the pole. I was out riding around last weekend when the wind was blowing and I saw a pole mounted Phase III "waddling" in the wind. I'm pretty sure they weren't getting stable reception. I can't say that the correct equipment was used as the pole and the dish were painted. Another one of those self-righteous self-installs I'm guessing.
They Pole Mounted mine about 2 weeks ago. Grant you the house helps shield it from some ot the wind, but it doesn't move at all. The Pole is at least 2.0" OD and seems very sturdy. I know the old triple LNB dishes were maybe 1.5" OD.

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The install is complete and it certainly appeared to be stable when I left to go to work. The installer dug a hole around 2 feet deep, stuck in the pole and poured concrete, keeping it level while the concrete hardened.

I get around the high 80's signla strength-wise which is about what I was getting with my old dish. Tonight I'll check out how stable the pole is, but I think it wll be fine.
 
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