Starlink works with a bunch of mounting options, including the Starlink telescoping pole.
While some mounts are available on the Starlink site and suited to mount Starlink satellite dishes, custom ones are available from third-party vendors.
The telescoping pole for Starlink is a handy accessory that keeps your dish free from ground-level damage, improves the satellite dish’s field of view, and reduces tripping risks. It works best if it’s mounted on your RV ladder.
We’ll give you a clean installation guide to mounting it for minimal obstruction.
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- Why Should You Get A Starlink Telescoping Pole
Why Should You Get A Starlink Telescoping Pole
Custom mounting options, such as the tower and Starlink pole mount, elevate your Starlink satellite dish to get a better signal and unobstructed view.
However, they have a ‘permanent’ height. Sometimes, you need slight adjustments, especially when you’re on the move.
Traveling with your Starlink if you’re not using Starlink ROAM or using the permanent flat, high-performance Starlink dish means reinstalling the dish in every new location.
With constant changes comes the challenge of adjusting your pole to get the clearest skies in every new location.
The telescoping pole for Starlink has multiple sections to find different heights every time.
You can easily increase the height in a heavily wooded area or shorten it to stabilize it in a clear yet windy environment.
Besides adjustability, here are more reasons to get the Starlink telescoping pole.
RV with a satellite dish on the roof
Portability is a huge selling point for the Starlink telescoping pole. It targets frequent travelers who want a reliable mounting solution for their RVs and home.
Unlike a tower mount, you can install Starlink on the telescoping pole and move around without detaching it from your RV.
Also, you can temporarily remove it from your RV and set it up on the ground before moving to a new location.
While Starlink doesn’t have an official telescoping mount, you have options that will work with the new generation 2 dishy.
From fiberglass poles to metal and electrical conduit poles, you can find telescoping poles that work with Starlink and other antennae.
Here are some options.
|TowerLink Telescoping Pole Bundle for Starlink||30 feature-assembled fiberglass construction Hitch mount for RV installation cable straps kitStarlink mount adapter2.5-inch pole base diameter|
|Easy Up Heavy Duty Telescoping Mast||24 feet Metal construction Four sections with friction clamps that lockCan support 20 pounds|
|Winegard TowerLink Telescoping Pole Bundle for Starlink||30 feetPre-assembled fiberglass construction Hitch mount for RV installation cable straps kitStarlink mount adapter2.5-inch pole base diameter|
Compatible with Starlink
Granted, you can only find aftermarket telescoping poles for Starlink; they are all compatible with Starlink dishes.
They come with Starlink adapters or the required measurements to fit Starlink accessories.
As mentioned, the Starlink telescope pole is meant for mobile travel. Even if you were to install it for stationary home use, you’d only need a few hours and basic tools.
Some third-party sellers pre-assemble it; you only have to install it as you’d like.
Sturdy Against Wind
Mounting a pole at home to get more height clearance
The telescoping pole for Starlink comes in various heights. Some of the longer poles reach 40 feet, with the shorter ones ranging between 10 and 20 feet.
There are concerns that longer poles are vulnerable to fast gusts of wind.
However, the poles are made from hardy material that keeps your dish stable and the pole secure against wind, rain, or snow.
How To Install a Starlink Telescoping Pole
- Open the Starlink app and choose an installation location with minimal obstructions.
- Dig a hole in a soft spot in the ground. Ensure the hole is ¼ of the telescope pole’s length. You can add about two inches to pour gravel for drainage. Make the hole at least a foot wide.
- Mix concrete in a nearby spot. Quick-setting concrete works best. Mix according to the pack’s instructions.
- Place the Starlink telescope pole in the hole and pour in the mix, keeping the pole upright. The concrete should take about 24 hours to cure fully. Cordone off the area and allow the concrete to set uninterrupted.
- Insert the Starlink dishy adapter on the top end of the pole. You can install the dishy before putting the pole into the hole. However, putting the dishy after the pole sets in place reduces the risk of it falling and getting damaged.
- Alternatively, compress the pole, insert the dishy, and pull up each section to your desired height. Lock all the sections in place.
- Ensure the dish is stable and doesn’t shake. The adapter comes with bolts to fasten the dish without voiding the warranty.
- Erect separate poles around the installation site as anchors for guy wires. The guy wires come in handy for extra long telescoping poles.
- Depending on the distance between the installation site and the Starlink router location, choose between digging a ground conduit for the Starlink ethernet cable or running the cable overhead.
- Reconnect your Starlink. We recommend placing the Starlink router closer to the installation site for neat cable management. Power up the router and wait for the boot sequence. Once the blue light comes on, set up Starlink using the app.
- Test the signal to check if the installation and reconnection were successful.
The telescoping pole for Starlink is arguably better suited for RVs. However, you’ll need a pre-installed brace to hold the base for the pole.
A bumper hitch mount that attaches at the base of the RV ladder/trailer is a vital component of a quick, successful telescope Starlink pole installation.
- Choose a hollow bumper hitch mount that can accept an L-shape base for the pole. All you have to do is attach the L-base to the pole, insert the base’s longer end into the hollow hitch mount, and tighten the hitch mount’s bolt at the top.
- Tighten the hitch mount on the sides to ensure the base is stable.
- Insert the telescoping pole into the vertical end of the L-base. Most telescoping poles for Starlink have a 2-inch diameter. It should fit snugly into the L-base.
- Ensure the Starlink dish is mounted to the pole’s top with the official Starlink dish pole adapter.
- Run the cable along the pole, into the RV, securing it with zip ties
- Reconnect the Starlink and power it up.
- Run the speed test to check if the installation was successful and you’re getting a stable connection.
Alternatively, attach the telescoping pole directly to the RV ladder using U-bolts.
However, we recommend attaching the pole on a different leverage point.
Having the Starlink on an independent point reduces the need to move it every time you need to use the RV ladder for a different purpose.
Concrete allowed to cure during ground installation.
Telescoping poles for Starlink are an excellent option if you move around with your Starlink.
They are stable, affordable, and durable. Their versatility makes them suitable for getting clearer Starlink signals in places with many overhead obstructions.