I have a 30cm satellite dish (for sky digital)
It's excellent as I can't get freeview and I live in an apartment (do
At the moment - OLD FLAT - It just sits on the window sill (due to
position of window facing correct place in the sky)
But in MY NEW FLAT - SEE PHOTOS - I have to have the dish stick out by
about two feet, then point it 90 degrees to the left (bad wording -
hard to explain)
Where can i buy a pole that I can stick out the window (PLEASE SEE
PHOTO - A SPECIFIC GAP) and how on earth can I stop it falling out ?
Please see photos here:
Given that it's 6th floor and you would be held legally responsible for
any accidents, get a professional installer to mount the dish.
Whilst with some experience it isn't terribly difficult to fabricate /
install a mounting, it isn't a novice project unless you're certain you
can do so safely.
I had a similar situation in a property I lived in a few years ago, when
satellite dishes were 60cm across. I ended up building quite a elaborate
bracket out of bits of wood, which clamped to the window sill, and backed it
up with bungee cords. I only put it up when I wanted to watch TV, and it
wasn't useable in high winds.
You're probably looking at a DIY job, but http://www.satcure.co.uk/ might
Presumably you're looking for something that you can fit and remove easily.
I'd say you want to make a kind of bracket that "hangs" over the window
ledge and has a board that lies flat against the window, which would ensure
it points in the same directiion each time it's fitted.. For safety reasons
it needs to be very secure, and preferably be backed up by a cord attached
to a radiator or something.
Alternativelt, could you make a lightweight 45 degree reflector out of a
piece of metal sheet, and temporarily mount that outside the window, while
fixing the dish permanently inside.
- glass blocks the satellite signals
- it has to point the left (on the photo) i.e. 90 degrees... so it
would have to 'see' through the walls
(in my old house the window happened to be pointing to the right place
in the sky)
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