Install Sticky or document

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Can one of the Champions  or one of the Viasat employees  do a sticky or a document that outlines the procedure for a good install and what to look for from the consumers side before they sign off on the install. Everything I've seen indicates the quality of the install makes a world of difference , I'm looking for something like a screenshot of the signal screen with minimum values , Connection and cable do and donts, ( drip loop ) I think with the new sat coming on soon it would be a valuable piece of information to arm the consumer with so they know beforehand what a good install is and what to look for 
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BBwithdrawls

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Old Labs

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http://bfy.tw/G3Wz

and bookmark first result but remember they're really guidelines and there are some exceptions that can be made (I've got one that I signed off on) - as always Google is your friend despite being evil.
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Awesome, thank you . One of the things I was looking for was the pole mount requirements. question on that , does installer make 2 trips , one to set pole and let dry or they try and do it all in one trip ? I get  it but seems like a ' rushed job" if the concrete isn't set properly , Im still looking but i didn't see a page with signal levels and attenuation
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They normally use the quick set concrete, made for setting fence posts, which sets up hard in less than an hour. They only make one trip.
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I think the signal levels, etc. are covered by the job aids/tools utilized to ensure acceptable ranges - with simply green, yellow, red visual indications.

P.S. Obviously, I wouldn't use any of the information to confront an installer but more to be able to ask relevant questions and guage responses. As you note, it's easy to say get a quality install but how do you determine it's a quality install without some standards? Some advocate going through a local dealer which makes sense - but the question becomes how do I choose a local dealer if I don't know what to expect (short of a recommendation from a friend)? Again the info may be useful in asking questions and guaging responses to determine the dealers competence - most good ones will gladly answer your questions. As Sy Sims always said "an informed consumer is your best customer".
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