After receiving help on my previous post (Stopping/reducing wobbliness in threaded rod), I've decided to come back and ask another question: how can I actually hold the satellite dish into place? I don't wish to have the dish steerable (as this will probably require too much work considering the size of the dish), but I want it to at least be able to point ("look") directly upwards (to local zenith). The dish weights 16kg and has a diameter of 1.5 meters.

This is where I plan on installing the dish: enter image description here

As it seems, there's nothing the dish has to offer for this kind of things (I got it used from someone who no longer needed it): enter image description here enter image description here enter image description here

Any ideas on how to hold the dish in place to point to local zenith would be appreciated!

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    $\begingroup$ You suggested nuts before, so why not? $\endgroup$
    – Solar Mike
    Commented Feb 16, 2019 at 18:06
  • $\begingroup$ @SolarMike Could you explain how nuts could be used to keep the dish in place? Where would I use nuts? $\endgroup$ Commented Feb 16, 2019 at 20:15
  • $\begingroup$ You stated "held the threaded rod from the little hole in the center of the dish (again, using nuts)"... $\endgroup$
    – Solar Mike
    Commented Feb 16, 2019 at 20:18
  • $\begingroup$ @SolarMike Yeah, but where am I going to put the nuts to hold what? That's how I'm visualizing the dish, could you point me to where I'd place the nuts? Because I don't really understand your visualization.. i.imgur.com/LbhHB3E.png $\endgroup$ Commented Feb 16, 2019 at 20:38
  • $\begingroup$ I was hoping you knew what you had planned when you said you were using nuts... $\endgroup$
    – Solar Mike
    Commented Feb 16, 2019 at 20:56

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You can always use cinderblocks and place plastic anchors to attach to your antenna.

Basically you make three short pedestals with cinderblocks and cement. No need to penetrate the roofing and worry about leaks.

This is provided your antenna is out of view and wont be a like a sore eye.

or you can search eBay for brackets.

  • $\begingroup$ Can you please elaborate with a sketch or something? I don't really understand what you're suggesting. $\endgroup$ Commented Mar 28, 2019 at 16:49

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