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Mounting the Dish
The dish must be mounted on a solid brick or concrete surface and be absolutely rigid to obtain good signal strength. Unlike with satellite TV antennas which are "receive only" movement of 1 – 2 mm can make a huge difference to the signal on this sophisticated equipment. Mounting on the wooden cladding of barns or fences for instance is not satisfactory, as when the wood expands and contracts with seasonal temperature changes, the dish will move an unacceptable amount and your signal would be degraded.
If you are planning to install the antenna at ground level, you could get a local builder to create a small concrete raft or plinth for the antenna to mount on. Our engineers can do this for you, but it will involve extra costs.
You need to think that the cable run between the dish and the indoor modem is a maximum of 25 metres and so your location will be influenced by this. If you need to use the service more than 25m from the antenna, you can lengthen the cable run by continuing onwards from the modem using CAT5/6 Ethernet cable from the modem to your PC or router.
Will I need planning permission ?
Though conditions may vary slightly, normally planning permission is not required for the antenna you will be supplied with, provided you don't have other dishes on your building. If your building is a protected historical building official permits may be required. Most issues with planning (or if you have a listed building) can be overcome by installing the antenna on a brick (not-listed) outbuilding or down at ground level.
It is your responsibility to understand and comply with the rules and regulations regarding the placement of equipment on the building you occupy. We will try to guide you where possible.