If you have to paint your antenna pole which colour to use?

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  1. G0PUD

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    Bit left field here but if you need to paint a 20ft antenna pole to please the neighbours which is the best colour to use that might camouflage it a little.. Serious question!
  2. KA0HCP

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    Black or gray.
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  3. KP4SX

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    In England I would think grey :)
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  4. W0PV

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    For my yard its Rustoleum Hunter Green (darkish) up to about 20ft, then gray above that if needed.
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  5. WN6U

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    If you need to please the neighbors, why not ask the neighbors what colour they prefer? o_O
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  6. KU4X

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    Same colour as your house?

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  7. N0TZU

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    What is the background made of and what is it's color? Will it be viewed against the sky or against a house, or vegetation, etc?

    If there isn't a specific color that needs to be matched then as noted earlier, a flat medium grey (battleship grey) or a flat black are good general purpose choices.

    (And, is it even possible to please the neighbors? Some can't be!)
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  8. K7MH

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    I'd go with teal green in a Paisley print!
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  9. AE7BT

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    I painted mine green since behind it is all evergreen trees. It blends in well, making the antenna(s) less sore-thumby, and it shows I made a little effort to think of the neighbors and The One Who Must Be Obeyed.
    Harmony in a spray paint can. ;)
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  10. W1TRY

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    Cover it with a mirror like finish so you get a good reflection, then see who says it's ugly when the look at it. Put some color swatches on it and ask the complaining neighbors what they would like.
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