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Getting around HOA antenna restrictions. Post #1382.

If you can't views this video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psUdNEfDIc4. Here's another stealth antenna for those unfortunate enough to live in deed-restrictive housing (i.e. HOAs and CC&Rs).  This antenna consists of a LDG S9v31 antenna with 24 radials made from CAT 5 cable.  Like many things in life, antenna use in an HOA/CC&R situation implies a certain amount of risk, so be careful how and when you build, erect, and lower the stealth antenna.  Another workable alternative is to use a "flagpole" mast to support our national colors as well as support a simple vertical with a buried radial system. The best stealth antenna I've used is an "on the ground" antenna designed by Tom Moia (K3MT).  Just search my blog pages or index for this antenna.  A google search will turn up variations of this unlikely antenna which does work, given its limitations.  In any case, this post shoul

Simple Ham Radio Antennas--Getting around HOA antenna restrictions. Post #852.

If you're having trouble viewing this video, please insert this title link into your browser search box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psUdNEfDIc4.  Here's another antenna idea for those radio amateurs living in deed-restricted homes or apartments.  In this video, "signa2424" uses a LDG S9v31 telescoping mast to support a HF vertical antenna.  The radial system consists of 24 ground radial wires made from CAT 5 cabling.  The antenna is raised only during operations. It's nested on the ground when operations are over.  Signa2424 notes that his fiberglass pole is painted green and and blends in well with his surroundings.  He also knows when the HOA conducts its inspections.  Of course, an unannounced inspection could reveal the presence of the antenna, raised or not.  The design, placement, and use of a "stealth" antenna take some forethought and planning. Don't assume all HOA inspections will be done according to a pre-set schedule. Other than un

Simple Ham Radio Antennas--Getting around HOA antenna restrictions. Post #609.

If you're having trouble viewing this video, please insert this into your browser search box: https://youtu.be/psUdNEfDIc4.  Here's another antenna idea for those of us living in HOA and CC&R communities.  "Supra2424" is using a "stealth" antenna comprised of a LDG S9v31 fiberglass support pole (31-feet/9.45meters), 24 ground radials made from CAT 5 cable, and LMR 400 coaxial cable as the feed line . The antenna is raised upright during operating hours and lowered when activity is over.  Supra2424 says the antenna is painted green, so it blends well into the surrounding vegetation.  For the latest Amateur Radio news and events, please check out the blog sidebars.  These news feeds are updated daily. You can follow our blog community with a free email subscription or by tapping into the blog RSS feed.  Thanks for joining us today! Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM). Related articles Tackling Cellphone Signal Boosting in a 9-Story Condo Complex Jer

Simple Ham Radio Antennas--Getting around HOA antenna restrictions. Post #464

If you have trouble viewing this video, please insert this URL into your browser search box:  https://youtu.be/psUdNEfDIc4. Here's another clever way to erect an antenna in HOA/CC&R restricted zones.  "Supra 2424" use a LDG S9v31 vertical antenna with 24 ground radials made from CAT 5 cabling.  He has painted the antenna a dark green , so it remains fairly invisible.  He also lowers the mast when he's done operating and knows when HOA inspectors will be making their rounds.  The arrangement works fairly well and, so far, it has not been found.  The only weak point in the system is concealment while the green mast is on the ground. Suspicious inspectors may believe what's on the groun can be up in the air, and, therefore, a violation of the rules.  Otherwise, the antenna system seems safe for the moment. An excellent antenna arrangement for these troubled times.  For the latest Amateur Radio news and events, please check out the blog sidebars.  These new