Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by K8QS, Jun 28, 2021.
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What to Do BEFORE Moving to an HOA???
K0UO Rhombic Antenna Farm is located at the Kansas QTH with over Two miles of Wire in the Air & On the Air, “The RF Gotta-Go-Somewhere"!
HOAs can be highly variable. I've lived in this one for 20 years and haven't had many issues (and all of those resolved in my favor after a quick conversation). In my specific case, I'm more restricted by the size of my lot (antennas have to be vertical or nearly so) and the population density (townhomes) than the HOA. Over the 15 years I've been a ham, I've had a number of antennas and not once have I been told to take them down. The rule is they can't be seen from the street. You can hide a lot behind a 3 story TH.
Yes, some don’t care, some have leeway, and some absolutely ban outside antennas - like the one I used to live under before I renewed my interest in radio. Otherwise it was a reasonable HOA (and I was on the board). I plan not to be in an HOA again if I can possibly avoid it.
Nor do I, but I have other concerns and interests aside from radio. If it takes moving to an HOA to address the other concerns, then I'll find another way to do radio. I'm probably 80% portable anyway (mainly because I prefer that mode of operating to sitting indoors).
Sure, few of us are one dimensional. We have (and had) other activities that require no restrictive covenants which is why we opted to live where do now after 14 years in the HOA house. However, life changes and one must be flexible, especially as one contemplates downsizing options or the eventual “assisted living”…
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I'm here.... I've not seen any worthy new anti HOA comments... just variations of the same old claptrap! Commenting would just be a waste of bandwidth...
Assisted living is possible, but not eventual.
I would prefer it to a sudden, final alternative.