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How I Deal With Stucco...

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by WJ6F, Mar 26, 2017.

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  1. K9BPS

    K9BPS Ham Member QRZ Page

    I chose to live in the country. 5 acres. My only problems with putting antennas up are a lack of really tall trees and my wife not thinking they're "pretty". Haha.
    I did put a 2m/70cm ladder line end fed antenna behind the Sheetrock in my garage between the studs. I've hit repeaters 45-50 miles away and the top of the antenna might be 8 feet.
  2. W0PV

    W0PV Ham Member QRZ Page

    Or as George "Kingfish" Stevens infamously said, " I sold you a stucco house, and under the law, you is the stuckee. ... "

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  3. W1YW

    W1YW Ham Member QRZ Page

    Thanks Amos:)
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  4. KA4EET

    KA4EET Ham Member QRZ Page

    I have a good friend that has a house with a metal roof (I am here in W Florida) and put up a small hustler vertical with the 3 resonators.....on his metal one can hardly see it......he get out fantastic!!!!!!
  5. AC7CW

    AC7CW Ham Member QRZ Page

    One thing about the chicken wire that always worried me: if it corrodes the junctions can become diodes, rectify everything that comes their way and produce harmonics. Could this be a source for noise?
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  6. WJ6F

    WJ6F Ham Member QRZ Page

    The problem is trying to find a place to live that is NOT deed restricted. It is becoming increasingly more and more difficult to find areas NOT encumbered by HOA's.
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  7. N0TZU

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    Here in CO, the population has increased by a 4X since antenna (and many other) CC&Rs became standard in new housing developments. As a result, most of the housing stock is antenna restricted or prohibited.

    The advice of "don't move into a deed restricted community" doesn't work very often here. In many areas there isn't any older housing at all except the odd farm house that somehow survived when development came. And, the roads are extremely crowded so it's usually impractical to get a house far away and commute to work.

    It really has become a coercive situation here. In most cases, if you want to live in a house, you will live under restrictions.
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  8. AB4D

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    I agree with your statement. I am preparing to relocate to the coast of North Carolina, and nearly every nice property is located within a community that has an HOA. Sure, someone can buy in an older neighborhood without an HOA, but frankly I don't want to live next door to Fred Sanford's wrecking yard, or Farmer Ruth and her collection of wayward animals and whimsical yard art. I'm prepared to give up ham radio for the most part, except for a bit of mobile or portable operating.
  9. K2RIC

    K2RIC Ham Member QRZ Page

    When you drill a hole and insert the long barrel extension it will served as a radials to your antenna. It's a good grounding.
  10. K0CMD

    K0CMD Ham Member QRZ Page

    Ever try to connect to that chicken wire and radiate the house?
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