Re: Private land-Use Restrictions

Tom Fagan

Tom N6BT ( has a line of antennas shaped like flowers, dolphins, cactus, etc. I use his N6BT Bravo 5A antenna which is only 9 feet tall and I have over 20,000 QSO's on it. It is very efficient. I had that in a HOA area.
I'm currently moving to another HOA area with a larger yard. I could not find a nice house that was not in a HOA.
I'll still use the Bravo but will be able to put up a some wire antennas for the lower bands. I am hoping I can put up my satellite antennas.
Got to love the CC&R's here. No antennas, No Transmitters, No Receivers. Should be easy to fight unless they want to get rid of cars, cell phones, microwaves, TV antennas, Satellite antennas, garage door openers, key fobs, etc. I fought many HOA's for folks that had similar language and got reasonable accommodation for antennas added.

Tom K7DF
ARRL ASM, TS Arizona (Former SM)
Vail AZ

On Wednesday, October 28, 2020, 09:09:00 AM PDT, Tim Rodgers <timkc1twr@...> wrote:

Please do not discount those who use VHF. Having an exterior antenna benefits them greatly. I am currently using a copper pipe j-Pole in my upstairs bedroom, and have troubles reaching some repeaters I can hit from my car.

73,'Tim KC1TWR

On Wed, Oct 28, 2020 at 9:50 AM Chuck K4RGN <K4rgn@...> wrote:
> Twenty-five to 27 percent of the U.S. population now resides
> in a community association...

Yes, and the ratio of those residents to amateur radio licensees is about 100:1. And half of those licensees are Technicians who don't use HF. 

Even if the ARRL was the world's most effective inrterest group in terms of lobbying, it would be a miracle to get complete legislative relief. The NRA is considered to be highly effective by both supporters and opponents of gun control, but the NRA has 5.5 million members... more than 30 times the size of the ARRL.Even the Sierra Club is 4 times larger than the ARRL.

73 Chuck K4RGN 

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