Birdwood Satellite position 5
Location: On top of the church roof. Dish would be
mounted on a pole that extends through roofing and is attached to the
Good points: Allows better receiver location. High location
minimizes human and animal interference.
Bad points: Probably require engineering reports for roof
strength. Possibly susceptible to storm (wind) damage and
interference problems if there is any movement by wind. Requires good
waterproofing. Harder to work on angled roof, but easier to work in
roof cavity. Unsightly: dish would be visible from the road.
Lightning damage a possibility.
Details: A pole extends through the roofing iron, adjacent to
an A-frame and rests on a wooden beam. Pole is bolted to the A-frame
it passes. Where pole passes through roof, a rubber and zinc
waterproofing device is fitted with silicone. Dish is mounted on top
of pole. The dish might be visible from the road, and may look
unsightly. Proximity to fuse box and car park may add to
interferance. Receiver could be located in youth or pastor's rooms,
which would probably be a better location.
Updated December 22, 2000