Birdwood Satellite position 6
Location: In the car park, in area that is generally fenced
off for sheep. See diagram.
Good points: Out of the way, small chance of radio
interference from building.
Bad points: Long cable may loose some signal strength,
requires long trench, lots of conduit and cable. Possible problems
with cars parking, animals and falling branches. Extra cost for
running cable and hut (if constructed). Potential problem of
interferance from cars (ignition systems).
Details: Dish mounted on a pole high enough so that animals,
people and cars do not interfere with the signal. Fence may be
required around the base. A long trench is required. Receiver either
located in church or in a specially constructed hut, which may have
temperature problems. If receiver is in the church, there might be a
lot of signal loss from the long cable.
Updated December 22, 2000