Tuesday, April 25, 2017

10 Ultra Stealth Antenna Designs for HOAs. Post #1112.

10 Ultra Stealth Antenna Designs for HOAs
(http://forums.qrz.com/index.php?threads/10-ultra-stealth-antenna-designs-for-hoas.260566/).
Author:  KC8VWM.
Accessed on 26 April 2017, 05:35 hrs, UTC.
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Comment:

Operating from a deed-restricted property can be challenging.  Just because the "housing police" says "no antennas" doesn't mean you can't get on the air.  You have to be clever and "stealthy" to erect an antenna where restrictive rules are the order of the day.

In this article by KC8VWM, we learn how common, everyday objects such as old satellite dishes, bicycles, and even a badminton net can be used as makeshift antennas without your neighbors even knowing about your real intentions.

Here are 10 ideas for making an "ultra stealth antenna" in deed-restricted housing:

Use a Weather Instrument project as an antenna.
Solar powered lights can be used for informal vertical antennas, especially for 20 through 10 meters.
Old satellite dishes can be remade into VHF/UHF antennas.
The detachable speakers from an old AM/FM portable radio can be used to support a small dipole antenna.
Build a Purple Martin Birdhouse on a tall pole.
Make a tire swing vertical.
Make a badminton net antenna.
Use a bicycle to support a vertical helix antenna.
Use a long crappie fishing pole leaning against your house as a vertical antenna.
Use a patio umbrella loop.

This list should give you some ideas for operating under restrictive circumstances.

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