My mounting base reached the end of its life recently. It became flexiable. I toyed around with the idea of stiffening it. THe closer I looked the more I want to build a new one. The original was made from 7/16 roof sheathing in about 15 minutes. It lasted longer than I had expected.
The new one is made entirely out of 1X3s. Screwed and glued together. It is slightly larger than the old one, lighter and stiffer. I have the paint and will be painting it as soon as I can. This one should last much longer.
My new dish is smaller and lighter than my old one. A new signal meter has helped as well. The Accutrac III+
Michelle TAC MT-0
Looking for a 1962 Flying Cloud