Rail Mount for Large Antenna / Satellite Dish


3.00 LBS

Mount large antenna on the railing of a deck or stairway.

To ensure maximum stability and support, the recommended location of placing this is where the vertical rails intersect with either the bottom or top horizontal rail.

NEVER affix the Rail Mount on railing that is rusted, bent, cracked has deficient or broken welds/connections to the top or bottom horizontal rails, or railing that is not structurally stable in its connection to the building structure.

Anchor the Antenna (how to):  Seat and level the antenna mounting foot (not included) onto PLATE #3 using the 3/4" BOLTS (D) with the LOCK WASHER (A) and HEX NUTS (C), securely tighten to torque of 144lbs.

Made of High Quality Steel and Powder-coated for Long-Lasting Corrosion Resistance.

Hardware supplied with this unit, including all nuts, bolts and washers, are specifically designed and manufactured to meet the requirements of installation of this mount. The substitution of any other hardware may result in failure of the mount. Under no circumstances should any hardware or the mount be modified in any way other than the original intent of the manufacturer.

Positioning Satellite Antennas for Better Reception Using Mounts

The antenna should be mounted in a clear line of sight to the satellites to avoid signal blocking. In this regard, the mounting location should be free of trees, buildings, and other obstructions. Even though roof mount allows placement of antenna higher, for better reception, if there are no obstructions, it does not matter where the antenna is mounted. It can be on a balcony, on the side of a building or even the ground (use heavy-duty antenna mount). However, there should be no telephone lines, power lines, radars, electrical wires, radio towers, and other elements near the antenna to avoid magnetic or electrical signal interference.
For areas prone to strong winds, the rail mount should be secured appropriately with appropriate screws to keep the antenna level and firmly mounted. This will prevent movement which can interfere with signal reception. The antenna should be aligned in two planes – horizontally and vertically. The antenna should be positioned in a 30 degrees upright angle. This angle is called elevation of the antenna in the vertical plane.

Then in the horizontal plane, there is azimuth angle which determines how much the antenna needs to be turned either to the west or east to get the signals from target satellite. Both the azimuth angle and upright angle should be adjusted within a range of 1 degree in order to get optimal reception quality. A trial and error rotating of the antenna should be done to fine-tune the antenna to get the best signal.

Satellite communication has become an important part of communication in today’s world. The antenna is the most visible in satellite communication. A satellite antenna receives uplink signals from satellite or earth stations and transmits downlink signals to one or more earth stations depending on the requirement. For the satellite antenna to serve its purpose well, it needs to be mounted with reasonable precision to the target satellite for better signal reception.
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