Currently I live in a nice rural village at 100KM from Barcelona. It is a clean RFI zone without strong near transmitters. This area is very good for weak signal radio like Radio Astronomy, Seti and EME activities, except for one point: the wind.
Every January strong winds appears here, getting every year peaks of more than 100Km/h. But in 2009 we was get a explisive cyclogenesis with winds of more than 150Km/h destroying my 10 foot dish completely
After the destruction, the idea was mount a new dish and mount capable to support very strong winds. Thanks to Paul J Marsh I was get the contatact of a Denmark guy that was sell me a professional Non-Penetrating Roof Mount, and from my friend Joan Coll I was locate a Prodelin 1251 dish here in Spain.
This week, as every January we have get strong winds again getting the levels as in 2009. I was very worried about if the strong wind can damage the new dish.
Well, one time the cyclogenesis has passed, the dish has not been damaged and it is in good shape! 🙂