reply to tobicat
I had my satellite dish relocated. I found that it was out of plumb, 1" in 36" rise. 1.56 deg. The pole is next to my drive, and am concerned that if it were bumped that I would have a difficult time re pointing it. I bought a Post Level, $5; and a 36" x 1/4" steel rod, and ground a flat point on it. With my trusty drill I drilled holes around the mound, keeping water in the holes to make the earth soft. I was able to pull the mount TRUE. I mounted a bar of Uni-strut on the pole, and a rod from the dish, and slightly rotated the mount, bit at a time. Maxed out the Signal Strength. I have not had any problem since. Well the Satellite Failed, once.
I was disappointed that I had no problem with Snow-pack. Wanted to try a heater, but with no snow, I could not try it.