How to Mount a Starlink High Performance Dish to Your Building – A Step-by-Step Guide

Hey there, fellow tech enthusiasts! Today, I’m super excited to share with you a much-needed guide on mounting a Starlink High Performance Dish to the side of your building – all without the worry of damaging your precious roof. This is for all of you who, like me, are searching for a sturdy, reliable, and cost-effective solution. So, let’s dive right in!

What You’ll Need:

  1. RCA Antenna Wall Mount Bracket Kit: Easily found at your local big box store.
  2. 6 ft Chain-link Fence Post (Corner Post): A sturdy, rust-resistant option that’s lighter on the wallet than galvanized pipes. Plus, it’s the perfect fit for your Starlink mount. Also easily found at your local big boxer
  3. Starlink High Performance Pipe Adapter: Essential for attaching the dish to the post. Bought straight from Starlink
  4. Longer U-Clamps: The ones with the antenna mount will NOT fit the chain-link post. Go to the hardware section of the Big Boxer and grab one that’s about 1.5″ longer
  5. Fastener Screws: Choose according to your building’s material – Tapcon screws for concrete, 3/8 Lag bolts for wood.
  6. Common Tools: Drill and wrench set.

Getting Started: Location, Location, Location

Before anything else, it’s crucial to find the perfect spot for your Starlink dish. You’re aiming for a clear, unobstructed view of the sky. In my case, facing north was the key, but this might vary based on your location. The Starlink App comes in handy here, offering a neat tool to help pinpoint the ideal installation spot.

Step-by-Step Installation:

  1. Assemble Your Mast: Attach your chain-link fence post to the RCA Antenna Mount, ensuring about 24 inches of distance between the two clamps for maximum stability.
  2. Choose the Perfect Spot: Aim for a high point on your building, keeping at least 16 inches of the pole above the roofline for a clear sky view. Use the Starlink app to assist in finding the best location.
  3. Mark and Drill: Hold the assembly against the building where you plan to mount it, mark the holes, and pre-drill them for easier installation.
  4. Secure the Mast: Mount the mast to your building, ensuring it’s firmly attached. It helps to have a friend assist you, especially if you’re working on a ladder.
  5. Test the Mount: Give the mast a good shake to ensure there’s no movement. It needs to be rock-solid.
  6. Assembling the Dish: This is a bit heavy, so having a friend to help is a great idea. Assemble the pipe adapter on the ground first, pre-screwing the bolts into the pipe clamp.
  7. Mounting the Dish: Carefully climb up and place the Starlink dish onto the pipe clamp. Ensure it’s angled correctly, with the port at the bottom. Tighten the bolts securely.
  8. Final Steps: Connect the dish using the included cable, creating a drip loop to prevent water damage. Then, route the cable into your building.

Enjoy Your High-Speed Connection!

Once everything is set up, you’re ready to enjoy the blazing-fast internet speeds that Starlink offers. This setup not only guarantees a robust connection but also protects your roof from any potential damage.

I hope this guide helps you in your Starlink journey. If you’ve got any questions or additional tips, feel free to drop them in the comments. Let’s keep the conversation going!