I was on a mission to mount my new over the air (OTA) antenna in my attic, but I didn’t want to spend $50+ for a mount. In order to do it cheaply I recycled an old satellite mount which was left on my roof from the previous home owners. If you don’t have a satellite on your roof like I did, I’m sure you can find a neighbor or friend who does that would gladly give you the mount to take down the eyesore. Here’s what you’ll need to build the mount.
- Old satellite mount
- 4 15cm (6″) hex bolts
- 8 washers
- 8 nuts
- 10″ punched flat metal strap
Now to put it all together:
- 1. Take the satellite off the mount
- 2. Put a washer on each hex bolt and put them on the antenna mount. Just to keep everything together I put a nut on the bolt to hold it to the mount.
- 3. Cut 2 15cm (6″) straps. I used tin snips
- 4. Put another washer and nut at the end of the bolt to hold the straps on
- Climb into the hot, hot attic and mount the antenna to a 2×4
That’s it. If you need an idea for what to do with your old satellite might I suggest a Halloween costume?