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Just a little to add. I have been president and served on the design review committee of our HOA and can share some of my experience. Our HOA is rather accomodating to reasonable requests and I realize others may be more “by the book”.
Our CCRs do not specifically address antennas but do have a catch all phrase which says “any structure added to a property must have design committee approval”. We reviewed each proposal on its own merit and I don’t recall denying permission to any of them.
I obtained permission to mount a 2 meter Ringo Ranger (a stick antenna) ham antenna to my chimney by demonstrating that it could not be seen from the street nor from the neighbor’s front and back yard. I also painted it black to further blend it into the visual environment and the feed line is painted to match the stucco. It has been there for 18 years with no comments or complaints.
Make a good drawing of your proposed antenna installation showing the elevation view and another showing the placement on your land. This should also show the footprint of the buildings and distances from the lot lines. Submit this to your HOA with a request for permission to erect. You could also make a full size mockup of the antenna to show them physically how it will appear. Talk to your adjacent neighbors about this because they will probably be asked to comment by the review committee. That way they will not be blindsided by a committee request and it gives you a chance to personally explain and sell what you propose in advance.
You really have nothing to lose because in the worst case the HOA will say no which is where you are now.