Beat The HOA With A Stealth Antenna

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  1. WJ6F

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    Tired of dealing with the Home Owner's Association (HOA), and their anti-antenna rules? Then this video may just help you with that! Again I update my 2m / 440 stealth antenna using a Diamond VX50. The Diamond VX50 allows for a more stealth antenna since it doesn't have the three ground radials found on the Diamond X-50A.

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  2. W9QK

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  3. N6SWR

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    Good camouflage, I have the x50 also yours looks good but using it simplex may be a problem on the ground like that.
    I also live in a HOA Condo complex with same rules, I mounted my X50 in my attic and get out great to repeaters and simplex, also have 10 element Diamond yagi on my roof I just tell everyone it a TV antenna on a rotor I work out to about 150 miles north and south from my Bakersfield, CA location. Also have 130 long wire antenna out to complexes Palm tree. lot's can be done if you try to make it work!


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  4. W0MN

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    Well I guess it is fine for VHF etc but HOA and HF just do not go together. Hoe I never have to live under that. 83 in a few weeks and ham since 1953 and never had to put up with that .
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  5. KA1YBS

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    "Beat the HOA with a stealth antenna"

    I almost actually watched one of these videos... until I realized this wasn't about running around with a 144Mhz whip antenna, shoo-ing away the neighbors.

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  6. M1WML

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  7. WJ6F

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    I had wanted to put an antenna in my attic, however, all of the roofing plywood is lined with what looks like aluminum foil, so I figured my signal would be hindered greatly. I would like to put an antenna on the roof as I can see Catalina Island from there so I know I would get some good distance into north Orange County.
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  8. PA0MHS

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    Aren't HOA rules that prevent erecting antennas an infringement of the human right to gather information? On this side of the pond, the European Convention on Human Rights does so and article 10 warrants the right of every human being to freedom of speech and to collect information without the infringement of any public rules. It is often successfully used by hams in lawsuits against local authorities that forbid erecting antennas.
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  9. K2WO

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    Where did you obtain a Diamond VX-50? I can't find one anywhere. Not even listed on the Diamond Antenna Website.
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  10. N6SWR

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    Most state law allows Satellite Dish Antenna's at HOA's !
    So just put up a 2 meter slot antenna disguised as a Satellite Antenna How too instruction at I have made a few and they do work quite well it's a bit unusual but heck there are lots of used one around and it a very easy antenna to make!

    Last edited: Aug 3, 2021
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