Satellite Dishes at Family Housing Quarters
The installation of satellite dishes at family housing quarters is allowed; however, a request
must be submitted and approved prior to installation. Guidelines have been developed in order
to prevent damages to quarters which result in costly repairs. Occupants are responsible to
comply with the following standards developed by the Housing Division.
If occupants have additional questions concerning installation of satellite dishes, they
may contact their perspective village office.
- Prior approval must be given by RCI Private Partner.
- Satellite system must be installed in a manner that is not unsightly and does not
damage the quarters.
- Roofs will not be penetrated (satellite dishes will not be nailed into roofs).
- Holes will not be made into steel siding.
- Satellite dishes will be placed in backyards only (within the area the occupant
- Tree limbs will not be cut in efforts to obtain a better signal. Remember, our trees
- Vendor/installer must obtain a digging permit from the Family Housing Maintenance
Contractor, Bldg 4318, when digging or excavating is required.
- Vendor/installer will use existing cable wiring from the junction box at the residence
and will not change the location. When required to install a second parallel cable, it
must be cosmetically acceptable, and the existing entrance hole on the quarters will be
used. No additional holes will be made in the interior or exterior surfaces of the
- Vendor or system owner is responsible for removing system and restoring grounds upon
- Occupants must remember they are ultimately financially responsible for damages to
their quarters and grounds resulting from satellite dish installations. It is also the
occupant's responsibility to ensure that private companies they hire to install the
dishes comply with these standards. For these reasons, the best option for occupants is
to mount the dish on a pole or tripod which is not attached in any way to the quarters.