Re: Private land-Use Restrictions
Yes, they have talked to the National HOA, they are the leading opponent to the act. They have also discussed this with the FCC, but the FCC says it is not their call until Congress acts. If you live in an HOA then you need to convince them that emergency communications are good for the HOA. Then you need to show them that antennas can be erected in such a way as to not interfere with the neighbors view of the world. In AZ I made my wire antennas out of The Wireman’s 534-Antenna Wire, 26 AWG Copper-Clad Steel Stranded Jacketed antenna wire. It’s virtually invisible but handles 100watts with no problem. I had my antenna up for 10 years and no problems in an HOA that strictly forbid ham antennas. The problem is that people who live in HOA’s picture ham antennas as 70’ towers with lots of aluminum.
One of the problems with passing the law is that the National HOA verbally agreed to a deal where antennas would be allowed but they had to be approved by the HOA and the amateur community didn’t want that. Much unreasonableness on both sides.
From: ARRL-Antenna-Law-and-Policy@... <ARRL-Antenna-Law-and-Policy@...> On Behalf Of Ray
Sent: Tuesday, October 27, 2020 10:28 AM
Subject: Re: [ARRL-Antenna-Law-and-Policy] Private land-Use Restrictions
Have they talked to the HOA National about this? Are they having discussions with FCC?