Mounting locations, Dish assembly – Shaw SAC-00-094 User Manual

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Key points to remember when installing your Shaw Direct System:

do not drill any holes until you’ve confirmed the best location for the dish.

make sure the installation of the dish conforms to local electrical and
building codes, zoning requirements and other applicable laws and
regulations. if you are unsure, contact a local electrician or building
inspector for assistance.

For possible periodic removal of snow, choose a site that is easily

ensure there are no visible obstructions between the dish and your line of
sight to the satellites. Keep in mind that trees will grow up and outward and
may eventually block the signal.

the maximum allowable length for the rG-6 coaxial cable connecting
the receiver to your dish is 125 feet. consult Shaw direct if the cable will
exceed this length.

Use only rG-6 grade coaxial cable. Using lower grade rG-59 coaxial cable
may result in excessive signal loss and poor reception. cable grade type is
indicated on the outer jacket of the cable.

Do not install the dish:

Under power lines

Where it may be easily tampered with

Where it is exposed to high winds, during windy or stormy conditions

2. moUntinG LocationS

Your dish will typically be mounted on a solid base. To ensure your
dish doesn’t move in windy conditions, choose a location where it
can be securely fastened. The mounting surface should be rigid
and solid.

important: the elliptical dish has a turn radius of +/- 35 degrees. if you are
mounting the dish on the side of your house, check the assembled dish and
mounting pole to see if you can rotate the dish in the desired azimuth setting.
if you can’t rotate the dish, choose an alternate location.

Key things to remember when choosing a mounting location:

the mounting surface should be flat, even and in good condition.

if you install the dish on the roof or side of your house, be sure to attach
the bolts into a building stud, rafter or other solid surface.

When mounting on the roof of your house, use an adequate/approved
sealant (for your type of roofing material) around the holes where the base
of the universal mount meets the mounting surface. this will prevent the
roof from leaking. consult with a roofing expert to confirm best sealant.

We do not recommend:

mounting the dish on a railing

installing the dish on aluminum or vinyl siding (these are unlikely to be
structurally sound)

Keep grounding requirements in mind (see section 10 for additional
information on grounding).

note: We do not recommend mounting the dish on the roof unless absolutely
necessary. We also recommend that you consult a building expert for future tips
on preventing roof leakage.

3. diSh aSSemBLY

Step 1: To avoid losing any hardware components, select a clear
area for dish assembly.

Step 2: On the Universal Mount, insert the (2) 1/4˝ X 1/2˝ Carriage
Head Bolts (Mast Adjusting Bolts), through the mast and the
curved slot of the mount. Capture with (2) 1/4˝ External Tooth
Washers and (2) 1/4˝ Whiz Nuts. Tighten the bolts just enough to
hold in place (see Figure A).

Step 3: Attach the dish to the Clamp Mount Assembly using the
(2) 1/4˝ X 1-3/4˝ Long Carriage Head Bolts (Antenna Mounting
Bolts-Painted Head), (2) 1/4 Flat Washers and (2) 1/4˝ Whiz Nuts.
Ensure the Center Pivot Pin on the Clamp Mount Assembly is
inserted in the mating hole of the Dish (see Figure B).

FiGUre a

assemble mast adjusting Bolts with Whiz nut loose

enough to allow movement in curved slot, without

damage to painted surface.

1/4˝ External Tooth Washer,

both sides

1/4˝ Whiz Nut

1/4˝ x 1/2˝ Carriage Head Bolt

(Mast Adjusting Bolt)