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HOA antenna Petition to the US Congress

Discussion in 'General Announcements' started by W7HU, Dec 21, 2021.

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  1. W7HU

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    this petition is to ask the US Congress to make a law that protects HAMS on an HOA antenna restriction so everyone helps is needed

    73 de W7HU
  2. N7WR

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    Never going to happen
    N2UHC, N1EN, WD4ELG and 2 others like this.
  3. KI4POT

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    only HAMS? What about hams or HamS or hamS or HAms? ;)

    As N7WR said, it'll never go anywhere. There are more pressing things to ignore.

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  4. N3RYB

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    While I can understand the plight of the space restricted ham, (I was off the air for about 10 years when I lived in DC) this is going to be a really hard sell.

    The problem with this petition is that what counts for a reliable antenna is vague. Reliable for which bands? For 160m?
    KC4YDY, KE0GXN and K0UO like this.
  5. KA2RRK

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    This device works wonders on the folks participating in HOA events. I have no idea why the score is not counted.


    It is rumored to generate 29,000,000 Volts, but I can tell you that it definitely prevents curious mice from stealing peanut butter off the traps set about, once you make few modifications. Let me tell you the mice never come back for a second try...

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  6. KI4POT

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    Handheld stun guns are only impressive to the uninformed.

    As for the HOA question, if this goes anywhere, it'll be agreed that something like a modest vertical (4BTV or similar) is acceptable and all the "copper spiderweb" hams will be up in arms because they can't string up 20 dipoles and have 2 80' towers in their quarter acre suburban lot. Discretion and restraint are not ham/HAM/hAm traits. So, instead of getting something that works and doesn't inflame the neighbor's sensibility, it'll result in restrictions remaining in place.

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  7. K0UO

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    I'm sure every politician is going to jump out and do that. That's going to be real popular with most people that vote for them
    .... ..

    73 from,
    The K0UO "Rhombic Antenna Farm" 2 miles of wire, I'm In the Air or On the Air daily
  8. WG7X

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    Hams and HOA's. A never ending quest for equality that will never happen!

    If you live in an HOA neighborhood or condo, you signed a contract that limits a lot of things; not the least of which is a ham radio antenna. If you were dumb enough to sign the contract, you have no recourse.


    The FCC will tell you the same thing; that is if they ever reply to the petition.
    N6HCM, N9YB, N3FAA and 1 other person like this.
  9. WB2WIK

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    FCC has already ruled on this: They won't do anything unless ordered to by Congress. And Congress has heard such petitions three times already, including bills initiated in the House, having co-sponsors.

    They were all bumped to committees and died in committee without a floor vote. Each Congress has a lifetime of just two years and bills need to be re-introduced to be heard again...

    I think if we want to get legislation at least voted on, we'd need more hams in Congress.:p
    WG7X likes this.
  10. WL7PM

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    Simple solution: Don't BUY land with covenants that you don't like.
    N2UHC, KC4YDY, WB2PKR and 8 others like this.

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