What to Do BEFORE Moving to an HOA

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by K8QS, Jun 28, 2021.

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  1. KI6PMD

    KI6PMD Ham Member QRZ Page

    Sell you rigs & find a new hobby !!!!
     
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  2. KI4POT

    KI4POT Ham Member QRZ Page

    Because the only way to do radio is from your house with a giant antenna farm. :eek:o_O

    Chris
     
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  3. W5OXL

    W5OXL Ham Member QRZ Page

    I don't live in an HOA area and wouldn't because of the horror stories of just a very few that didn't even deal with antenna installations. We haven't even had deed restrictions/covenants since 2001 which was 14 years before I bought the land. This is a rural area in Texas and most Texas counties have few restrictions. We have a few problem residents. Some folks tried to form an HOA a few years ago to address these people but it was resoundingly shot down. If you could make a minimally restrictive HOA and make it very hard if not nearly impossible to change the bylaws maybe it would work.

    About 35 years ago, I was looking at houses and found one subdivision that did not permit radio emissions and found another that did not allow outdoor antennas and radio output of over 250 watts. I ended up in one that had no HOA and few deed restrictions. But currently, I understand that in most areas all new developments have HOAs. I have even heard that local governments will not give the go-ahead unless there are severe restrictions on the properties. The last town I lived near and could possibly annex me, was anti-Amateur Radio. They stated twice in their zoning that getting a permit to install a tower had to do with appearance and only once for safety. I never saw any towers in their city limits even in semi-rural areas.
     
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  4. W2AI

    W2AI QRZ Lifetime Member #240 Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    Not Really; there are many non-HOA housing out there for folks to choose from. Matchbox, over-regulated, restricted community living isn't for everyone.
     
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  5. W2AI

    W2AI QRZ Lifetime Member #240 Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    Death is a reality of life.
     
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  6. NU4R

    NU4R Ham Member QRZ Page

    Become the chairman for the HOA's Architectural Review Committee...start handing out $10.00 and $20.00 bills
     
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  7. KA3QOT

    KA3QOT Ham Member QRZ Page

    That's an insulting, uncalled-for statement. In many states, the majority of available and affordable are in HOA communities.
     
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  8. KA3QOT

    KA3QOT Ham Member QRZ Page

    What if they can't afford it? I'm really tired of arrogant hams looking down at people who can only afford HOA housing.
     
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  9. KA3QOT

    KA3QOT Ham Member QRZ Page

    Another arrogant post.
     
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  10. W7UUU

    W7UUU Principal Moderator Lifetime Member 133 Administrator Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    Please - ENOUGH.

    Keep it civil, on topic, or the thread will have to be closed.

    Let's all just get along, shall we? :)

    Thanks

    Dave
    W7UUU
     
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