Wednesday, June 17, 2015

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 news feeds are updated daily.  You can follow our blog community with a free e-mail subscription or by tapping into the blog RSS feed. Thanks for joining us today!  Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).