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Maximum Antenna on a J-Mount?

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I'm looking at putting up a Winegard 8800 antenna + preamp + Rotor on my roof, and am thinking a J-mount is a cheap and simple way to go. But I can find no technical details about maximum windload for these things, or maximum recommended antenna size. I'm thinking that a dish, being a large, solid object, would have much higher wind load than a large bowtie UHF antenna, but I'm willing to be wrong. Anyone have any advice or specific information about J-mounts for antennas?
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A rotor will be too much weight for a J-mount. I used an existing J-mount for a "turnstile"-type FM antenna once and it seemed successful (no movement, no roof leaks) and if the bowtie antenna were the same weight as that, no problem. Rotors, though, are heavy.
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