2019 State of Ham Radio Survey

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by N8RMA, Mar 1, 2019.

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  1. ND6M

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    Getting annexed by who/what?
  2. KA1FWW

    KA1FWW Ham Member QRZ Page

    Anyone ever hear the Phil Hendries Radio Show with episodes of "Bobby Dooley, HOA President"?
    Absolute riot. Bobby is a woman (voice by Phil) confronting callers against her plan to enter people's garages to verify they have proper seat belts in their cars among an endless multitude of trivial and invasive HOA infractions that she will uncover and punish. Absolute riot, can probably be found on youtube.
  3. N1KFC

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    I started answering the survey but partway through, I chose not to answer some questions but since they are required, I dumped the survey. FYI.
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  4. WZ7U

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    You had nice things? :eek:
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  5. WN1MB

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    Darn! Missed one. Should have read:

    "They're ewe Gogh again about spell Czech."

    I feel much better now...
  6. WD4IGX

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    In many places you have only a few choices: 1) Move into an HOA community, 2) move into a run down high-crime community, or 3) move so far away from your work that you spend hours every day commuting.

    The damn things are everywhere - like fungus.
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  7. WD4IGX

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    I've never heard of THAT! Here the only way for an HOA to come about where there isn't one already is for 70% of the home owners to vote to do so. Most of them are set up by the developers of new housing developments.

    I'm not saying it couldn't happen somewhere of course, I just never heard of an HOA being able to "annex" anyone.

    I can't wait for my land in the boonies. If I could afford it I'd buy a mountain top. And fence the entire mountain in. With concertina wire. And a moat. With alligators. And maybe piranha...
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  8. KE7WNB

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    I'm not aware of an HOA annexing any areas either. But, here in the Portland, Oregon metro area, all developments (thats I'm aware of) have an HOA. I followed the sale of some farmland and the development of it, and the county/city required the developer to create the HOA so that the country/city isn't responsible for the utilities in the development. But not all HOA's restrict antennas, etc. I'm not sure when the development/HOA connection started. But most newer homes will be in an HOA. We made sure to buy an older home that is not part of a development and therefore no HOA.
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  9. WD4IGX

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    When I bought my house it had an optional HOA - I never joined. Some flooding in 2009 did massive damage to the pool and tennis courts and the HOA disbanded. I have looked around for my next house and it's possible to find them not in HOAs but they do all seem to be older. My plan is to move to the north Georgia mountains anyway where people even oppose zoning and an HOA would never go. It's a very, um, independent minded area. :)
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  10. N8RMA

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    Those are some excellent questions, ones that I will consider heavily for 2020. If you compare the survey from back in 2017 to today, you'll find that much of it has grow from suggestions just like this.

    I appreciate the feedback and look forward to bring those to the table in 2020!
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