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Old 08-10-2016, 02:37 PM   #1
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Satellite Dish Anchoring?

I have a new tripod DirecTV dish set-up not yet tried.
Somewhat worried about the anchoring and stability of the dish in winds, etc.

Any ideas from other users of same that make the set-up no more difficult, but give peace of mind as to the dish stability?

Plywood base, steel base, whatever?
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[QUOTE=frjeff;436998]I have a new tripod DirecTV dish set-up not yet tried.
Somewhat worried about the anchoring and stability of the dish in winds, etc.

Any ideas from other users of same that make the set-up no more difficult, but give peace of mind as to the dish stability?

Plywood base, steel base, whatever?[/QUOTE

I have a 5 gallon bucket that I tie to the center of the tripod just slightly off of the ground and fill it with water. Works like a champ. A 3 gallon bucket would probably be ok too. Just make sure you spread the tripod legs out relatively wide to give it more stability. Never lost mine yet.
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I have a new tripod DirecTV dish set-up not yet tried.
Somewhat worried about the anchoring and stability of the dish in winds, etc.

Any ideas from other users of same that make the set-up no more difficult, but give peace of mind as to the dish stability?

Plywood base, steel base, whatever?[/QUOTE

I have a 5 gallon bucket that I tie to the center of the tripod just slightly off of the ground and fill it with water. Works like a champ. A 3 gallon bucket would probably be ok too. Just make sure you spread the tripod legs out relatively wide to give it more stability. Never lost mine yet.
Sounds like a good and simple system. Thanks!
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I have a new tripod DirecTV dish set-up not yet tried.
Somewhat worried about the anchoring and stability of the dish in winds, etc.

Any ideas from other users of same that make the set-up no more difficult, but give peace of mind as to the dish stability?

Plywood base, steel base, whatever?
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