Pole installations

10 ft. pole on chimney And satellite "j" arm on peak

Chimney's are the most common location to install a Fixed Wireless antenna because they are typically the highest point on your home.

You can also see a satellite "J" arm installation on the peak behind this chimney install. These antennas are pointing in two different directions because the one on the chimney is connected to a tower across the lake because of trees in it's way in the opposite direction where the satellite arm dish is pointing to a tower that is closer, but the trees are not in it's way.

As you can see looking beyond these antennas how trees can make a big difference in how far you can see and in which direction. Just moving over a few feet can change completely whether you can see a tower 10 miles away.

20 ft. pole with "w" brackets in 2x4 braces in chimney. two short guide wires to chimney corners and long one to roof.

Many times your home is just not tall enough to clear trees. Chimeys are a popular choice to mount your pole because they are typically on the back side of the house, so hide much of the pole from view from the front of the house.

Notice how the guide wires are added to keep this dish stable when the winds come!

20 ft. pole mounted on top of utility pole

Sometimes we can use a light or other utility pole to mount you dish to connect to a 281 tower. This is sometimes needed to avoid trees or hills that block access from your home.

Other times, you the home owner prefer doing this to avoid installation of a pole on your home's roof due to aesthetic reasons.

It's hard to see due to the lighting at the ground in this picture, but you can make out the white PVC pipe leading back to the house off the bottom of this photo. This picture was taken before this conduit was buried. An electrician installed a box with a power outlet inside at the bottom of this utility pole where the POE ("power of Ethernet") for the antenna at the top is located. And a long Ethernet cable runs inside the conduit back to their house where this client's router and WiFi are located.

20 ft. pole from ground with "w" bracket at eve and short guide wires

Sometimes you need just a little more height, and installing a short pole on your roof is not possible.

Here you see a 20 foot pole plus a little that is bracketed to the roof line and has some short guide wires attached to the roof and another wire attached to the porch roof for stability.

If a pole is more than 5 ft. above the roof/bracket, it will need to be guide!

30 ft pole free standing on composition roof

This is probably the 2nd most common roof mount after mounting to a chimney.

This pole is free standing, meaning it is only held up by it's guide wires. 281 can do this on many types of roofs, but now all. The roof must be sturdy and solid trusses underneath in your attic to support the weight of the pole and dish on top, but more importantly the added downward pressure the guide wires will literally be trying to pull the bottom of the pole into your roof.

Your 281 Installer will be able to tell you if your roof can handle this.

Full 40 ft from ground

Same pole showing guides

This is a 40 ft. pole from the ground. Really a 50 ft. pole that is not fully extended. There is double pole at the roof line by the ladder and near the top which makes the pole more rigid at these points and stronger.

Two of the guide points are attached to studs behind the eve which is the preferred point to guy to.

50 ft. pole installs from the ground and on top of roofs

This one is on a cinder block on the ground with guide wires to trees.

Here is a tall pole on top of a double wide home.

Another example of a tall pole from the ground guide to trees.

50 ft. pole have a lot of wires! These jobs can require two 281 Installers and take more than 1 day.

50 ft. pole with two dish antennas connecting to 281 tower and another house

There are two houses owned by the same family using the large grey dish near the top of this pole that is pointing to the right in the picture.

The smaller white dish is pointed to a 2nd house that also has a shorter 20 ft. pole to clear trees and connect it to this house.

281 Cloud Mesh 5 Node was used here. The two white dishes between the two houses are 2 nodes. Inside these houses each has an indoor node for WiFi inside, and the other house not pictured here has a outdoor node to cover their pool and cameras. This added $25/month for 281 Cloud Mesh 5 Node to their monthly invoice.

These two homes were able to share a much faster service for less per month than they could have had two separate services of slower speeds for each.