Not a dig at you @kippysat my friend, but you might want to get a reputable satellite installation firm involved they will know what to do.Hello Friends,
Thanks for the replies and appreciate all the information and suggestions.
So just to update you. The job is restricted. There are trees and buildings blocking signal reception from
all satellites looking right to left 60W to 16E (Includes 1W, 13E, etc). There is a small possibility of a signal
The unobstructed sightline is from right to left 23.5E to 55.0E. A motor would have been the optimal solution.
They don't want one, so we "gives the peoples what they want" so to speak.
There could definitely be trouble brewing with reliability and disecq switches, etc, but hopefully if we get the
install right the callouts should be minimal if at all.
Would love to get them the Africa signals/beams, but we are unlikely to install anything larger than a 1.25 gibbo.
I discussed the larger dish options, cost and complexity. I also explained that the larger dishes need to be securely
attached and installed to withstand extreme wind. The larger the dish the larger the "sail".
One of the complexities of this job is that they want it installed in their garden with no structure to attach T & K
brackets etc. I am currently consulting with an engineer on what to erect in the garden that will house the dish.
We can't simply put a few bricks, concrete and small pole in the ground at a low level as the neighbours fence
is well over 6ft+ high including gravel boards.
We told them that we need to get the dish at least 4m+ high above ground to get the signal reception needed.
Hence, we are now racking our brains about the cheapest structurally sound and secure construction option that
could house a dish, and can be done under permitted development, thus not requiring planning permission.
Also, before you suggest it, there is no building that they can mount the dish on. It's a unique job.
How close is the fence to the possible dish installation ?