Using a fence post to mount a dish?

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DuncanEK3

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1 pain in the arse neighbour has put a stop to the plan of mounting a 90cm on the rear of the house. However, if I mount the dish below fence height, he can't see it, so he can't moan. The problem here is the dish will be need to be mounted on soft uneven ground.

The best solution I can come up with is to use a fence post to mount the dish on. Not as part of a fence, but on it's own as a single post, using something like this:

http://diy.com/diy/jsp/bq/product/product.jsp?CATID=181697&entryFlag=false&PRODID=182163&paintCatId=

Will using a fence post like that be adequate? I have my doubts whether it will be stable enough... and whether or not the wind will rip the bolts right out of the wood, perhaps a concrete post would be better? It's the only easily reversible solution I can come up with.
 
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Have a look at post number 25 on this thread -

http://www.satellites.co.uk/php-bin/forum/showthread.php?t=23437&page=2&pp=15

and you will see that I use a couple of fenceposts to mount my 13E dish.

Closer view here:

http://www.selkirkshire.demon.co.uk/analoguesat/fencepostmount.html

If the 90cm dish is the only dish on your property, you dont live in a conservation area, and there are no special restrictions on your property, the neighbour cant stop you. You dont need planning permission for dishes up to 90cm.


Edit:

Having had a look at the fence post mount you listed, I wouldnt risk that with a 90cm dish. A good storm will knock it over in no time.... How about concreting in a post nice and fimly?
 
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Thanks for the reply :)

We also have a minidish on the side of the house, a 2nd dish needs to be as hidden as possible, and in the garden is pretty much invisable.

The problem is the house isn't mine, so a semi permanent setup is needed, concreting isn't really an option. I thought a fence post would be good as it could be taken out and patched up with a little bit grass without much problem, also installation at ground level seems to be a lot easier and less dangerous.
 
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