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Discussion in 'General Technical Questions and Answers' started by N4AHS, Jan 12, 2007.

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  1. N4AHS

    N4AHS QRZ Member QRZ Page

    Moving to a community that does not allow antennas. The house will have a wooded area about 30 yards behind the house. Might could sneak in a ground mounted verticle. I will have to bury feedline to the house. Any suggestions about type of antenna and how to feed it best will be appreciated.

    Wayne N4AHS
  2. WA7KKP

    WA7KKP Ham Member QRZ Page

    First mistake is moving to a place that forbids anything external, especially antennas. What about TV/FM antennas, and/or DishTV antennas being allowed?

    I'd get books on "stealth" antennas, and might even just put up a dipole of sorts in the attic. Won't be the greatest, but it should work, if you don't get RF back in the power lines, telephone wiring, etc. Worst of all it might affect the neigbors, and you'd be up the proverbial creek without suitable propulsion.

    Gary WA7KKP
  3. N8YX

    N8YX Ham Member QRZ Page

    Do they allow flagpoles?

    Get a 6BTV and cover it with PVC pipe; gold-painted toilet-tank ball float on top ...

    Tune in the dead of night, before you slip the PVC cover on. Radials are important. Push 'em an inch or two into the soil and make sure you put lots of them down.
  4. W8ZNX

    W8ZNX Ham Member QRZ Page


    no insult intended
    what the blank

    that over with

    use your brain

    walk around think like a old spy
    needs to get out a signal
    but if caught is shot

  5. KI4NGN

    KI4NGN Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Get a StepIR BigIR vertical. Green fiberglass pole that is a tuned vertical on every frequency.

    BTW, an HOA cannot prevent anyone from mounting a satellite dish that is <36 inches in diameter. FCC regs (with the power of law) on the subject supercede any attempts to prevent it.
  6. N2RJ

    N2RJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Good luck on using that as an effective HF antenna.
  7. KC0PKA

    KC0PKA Ham Member QRZ Page

    They also make a antenna that looks like a exhaust pipe on your roof, neighbors will think it is. exhaust pipe looks like theres but it will fool them!
    obvious but only to you!!!!!!!HEHE [​IMG]

    Mike KC0PKA [​IMG]
  8. W8ZNX

    W8ZNX Ham Member QRZ Page

    yes but it's a antenna for 2 meters fm

    2 meter antenna is so small
    that you realy don't need to do much to hide it

    think what Wayne had in mind
    is a hf antenna

    you know a real antenna
  9. KB0TT

    KB0TT Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Wayne, sorry, I agree with Mac...

    What were you thinking ?

    You have already put yourself behind the eight ball ..

    That was YOUR choice ....

    Too bad ...


  10. WA3KYY

    WA3KYY Ham Member QRZ Page

    You could probably but a wire up in the trees with the feedline against the trunk then run buried back to the house. Another option is a vertical up the trunk of one of those trees with buried radials and feedlines.

    Go onto the SCG web site and download their pamphlet on Stealth Antennas. One of my favorites is an Inverted L type. Run the wire up the side of the house painted to match the siding the along the roof ridge. Place a tuner at the base and run couterpoise wires around the base of your house foundation. If you have landscaping bushes in to hide the tuner and wires, so much the better.

    The StepIR vertical hidden in the trees with buried radials and feedline is also an option.

    Good luck!

    Mike WA3KYY
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