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Old 04-18-2022, 10:44 AM   #1
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Mounting a pole for Starlink

Just installed a mounting pole for my Starlink dish. This is not intended to stay up while traveling... Can be taken down in 3 minutes by unscrewing the wingnuts...

For now, I have the cable run under the Airstream (2019 30' Classic RBQ) and in through the rear trunk (which is accessible from the inside). When I get a solar and lithium upgrade in the fall I will run the cable through the underbelly under the front couch, like the current battery cables. Picture for reference.

The clamps are just a hair too big for the Starlink pole, so I wrapped the pole a couple of times with the silcon tape.

1. (Amazon) House Tuning Bar Clamps 2.25 inch -Pack 2, 2 1/4 inch Roll Bar Clamp Bracket,Led Light Mount Clamp,Roll Bar Mounting Brackets,Tube Light Mount for Light Bar (2.25" Clamp - Pack 2)

2. (Amazon) House Tuning Tube Clamps 1.875 inch , Bar Clamps 1 7/8 inch Roll Cage Holder Mount Clamp for Fog Light Bar (2pcs-1.875" Clamp)

3. (ACE Hardware) 2 - 3/8 x 1 1/2 bolts and 2 - 3/8 wing nuts

4. (ACE Hardware) Seal Self Fusing Silicone Tape - 1 Inch Wide and 15 Feet Long Weatherproof Self Fusing Silicone Sealing Tape for Emergency Pipeline Repair/Cable Bandage/Tool Fixing(Black)

5. (ACE Hardware) Shepherd Hardware 9077 1-3/4-Inch Round Rubber Furniture Cups, 4-Pack

6. (Starlink.com) Starlink ground mounting pole
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Old 04-18-2022, 10:51 AM   #2
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Have you had it in high winds yet? I assume the antenna by itself must be capable of withstanding high wind.
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Old 04-18-2022, 11:07 AM   #3
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[QUOTE=ronalddodge;2591636]Just installed a mounting pole for my Starlink dish. This is not intended to stay up while traveling... Can be taken down in 3 minutes by unscrewing the wingnuts...

Great looking install Ronald. Have you been able to test the new starliink system out on a camping trip away from home base yet?
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Old 04-18-2022, 11:11 AM   #4
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Does it work without a fixed address? The Reddit forums have been saying it wont work for some time now, but allegedly that might have changed when Musk made it available for Ukrainians on a widespread basis and there was a new firmware upgrade.
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Old 04-18-2022, 02:21 PM   #5
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My Starlink is being delivered tomorrow and Ive been thinking of the best way to mount. Im going to give it a try like this. Thanks for posting!
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Old 04-18-2022, 09:45 PM   #6
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I have not... but I am not worried. It is super stable. This is the pole sold by Starlink and basically secured with the same stability as they recommend... just using two clamps vs cementing into the ground.
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Old 04-18-2022, 09:46 PM   #7
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Yes... in fact, away from home base right now! Works like a champ!
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Old 04-18-2022, 09:48 PM   #8
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My "home address" is just outside of Yuma AZ where it was running for about 2 months. I arrived just south of San Jose Ca about a month ago... and it has worked flawlessly. I did not change my service address... just relocated and turned it on. Magic!
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Old 04-19-2022, 09:27 AM   #9
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Roaming appears to be working for now. I just received one and it is working outside my cell without changes. Excited to get a mount going and try this out this summer!
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Old 04-26-2022, 08:55 PM   #10
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QQ: where do you stow the anetenna

I have a starlink that I use with my airstream. Currently I have the antenna on the stand outside the trailer and the cable running through the rear boot (2011 Flying cloud RB) and to the router in the cabinet by the bed. When I want to put my antenna away - I "stow" it and then remove the antenna from it's base and then place both in the boot with the cable from the antenna to the router still connected.

Just curious how you solve the antenna cable issue.
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Old 05-01-2022, 10:17 AM   #11
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How does Starlink compare cost wise to Weboost say, with ATT unlimited monthly plan? Advantage is non interrupted signal, right?
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Old 05-01-2022, 10:18 AM   #12
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Thanks for the post. I have seen others post using this “TechnoRV Suction Cup RV Antenna Mount” from Amazon for a cellular antenna. It even has a picture using this on an AS trailer! I like your idea better.
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Old 05-01-2022, 10:23 AM   #13
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Does it work without a fixed address? The Reddit forums have been saying it wont work for some time now, but allegedly that might have changed when Musk made it available for Ukrainians on a widespread basis and there was a new firmware upgrade.
We've been able to roam for almost two months now, ever since Elon Musk turned on roaming for all the systems that he sent to Ukraine - that allowed roaming for the rest of the world. It works at home and on the road - never had any issues with it getting connected and working within a minute or so of deploying it. It's a game-changer for sure. You can be in the middle of nowhere without any cell signal at all and now you have WiFi!
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How does Starlink compare cost wise to Weboost say, with ATT unlimited monthly plan? Advantage is non interrupted signal, right?
- the real advantage is that you don't have to have a cell signal to use StarLink. You can talk on your cell phone and access the internet without there being any cell signal at all!
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Old 05-01-2022, 03:29 PM   #15
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Mounting brackets

Where did you get the brackets for the jack stand pole?
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Old 05-01-2022, 08:31 PM   #16
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I wish they would just send me my starlink! Was supposed to get it early this year. Now saying next year.
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Thanks for the post.
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Looks like the cost is around $500+ for the installation kit, and $100-$500/month? The warning caught my eye...

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Important warning: Starlink is the only non-Russian communications system still working in some parts of Ukraine, so probability of being targeted is high. Please use with caution.

Looking like the Weboost option may be "safer"?
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Thank youuuuu! My Starlink is arriving tomorrow and we're picking up our used (new to me) Airstream this weekend. Love this mounting location. Thanks!
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Ron, Thank you for sharing your set up. Great idea!
I am think about where I’ll store the pole when not in use. The Starlink pole comes in two sections. The instructions for the pole say something about banging the joint to set it. Are you able to separate the two parts when you go to store it?
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