Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Simple Ham Radio Antennas--Stealth Antenna Beating the HOA. Post #622


If you're having difficulty in viewing this video, please insert this address into your browser search box: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4CQ3WDcfYBU&feature=youtu.be.  Here's another stealth antenna idea for those radio amateurs living in deed-restricted areas (HOAs and CC&Rs). Rich Rogers is using a 55-foot/16.15 meters Ultimax DXtreme Antenna to get on the air.  When I lived in a CC&R apartment (bottom floor, thankfully), I used a telescoping fiberglass mast to support a vertical antenna with as many radials as I could fit into my small backyard.  I usually operated CW at night and nested the antenna to ground level during the day.  I was indeed lucky not to have been caught.  Rich's idea is certainly better than my apartment idea.  Try to get your antenna outside if you can.  For the latest Amateur Radio news and events, please check the blog sidebars. 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).