Saturday, April 30, 2016

Simple Ham Radio Antennas--DX80 HOA Hell stealth setup. Post #762.


If you're having difficulty viewing this video, please insert this title link into your brower search box: https://youtu.be/0nsomb-V-3s.  Operating in a HOA/CC&R restricted area presents some unique challenges.  Antennas must be "stealthy" (unseen), simple, easily deployed, and quickly taken down if suspicions are raised by your neighbors.  While this stealth installation of a RadioWavz 80 OCF (off center-fed) dipole is a bit complicated, it can be done quite quickly if you plan carefully and avoid prying eyes during the installation phase.  Please note how this radio amateur uses a privacy fence, trees, and property geography to hide this antenna from public view.  Although this antenna arrangement won't beat a 3-element yagi on the bands, it will get you on the air with a decent signal without being seen.  A basic rule applies:  Out of sight, out of mind.  Good luck. For the latest Amateur Radio news and events, please check out the blog sidebars.  These news feeds are updated daily. Thanks for joining us today!  Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).