I know someone who used to be a DXer but his wife wanted to move into a
community that had restrictions on antennas. In fact, he can't even put up
a dipole for listening! He's been trying to figure out how to load up a
metal rain gutter. That's all he has to work with. He could put up an
indoor wire antenna but I have a feeling its performance won't be too hot.
So he either uses someone else's station, uses an Internet-accessible
remote station, or gets divorced and moves elsewhere. With him, I don't
think the last one is going to happen.
73, Zack W9SZ
On Fri, Apr 13, 2012 at 12:18 PM, Jack/W6NF <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On 4/11/2012 2:22 AM, Paul O'Kane wrote:
> > <snip>
> > Those who claim "it's the only way I can get on the air"
> > deserve no sympathy.
> > 73,
> > Paul EI5DI
> This is the one statement that really gets my boxers in a bunch, Paul. I
> know folks who are in exactly this situation and to say they deserve no
> sympathy is utterly callous.
> There are plenty of communities in the US where local governments,
> homeowner's associations and neighbors wish to, and *do*, severely
> restrict or prohibit antennas of *any* sort. Folks in these situations
> may not have sufficiently deep pockets to simply pull up roots and move
> to a friendlier environment, not to mention the *very* deep pockets it
> can take to effectively fight such unwarranted restrictions.
> In these all too common circumstances people should be applauded for
> their efforts to remain active, whether in contests or simple daily
> operation, and not derided for utilizing technology that is improper in
> your narrow view.
> Jack, W6NF
> Silver Springs, NV
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