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I seem to recall a couple years ago a post was made here that spotlighted a ham operator in an similar situation. He was i believe in a HOA neighborhood, the hoa frowned upon antennas but this guy showed the hoa and his neighbors that since he is a federally licensed ham, the hoa would have to answer to the f.c.c. since the ham operator is a valuable asset in times of emergency. And he stated the hoa would have to challenge the f.c.c. in court if they wanted this guy to remove his antenna’s.
As far as i know, he won which is why this story made it on the news on t.v. and someone presented this newscast on Youtube.
In short, when you hold a license of any kind in communications, be it am/fm/sw or ham you are licensed by the federal government not by some local gov’t wanna-be’s.
I’ll look around and see if i can dig up that newscast then post it here.
EDIT: i haven’t had much luck finding that video on youtube but found this from the fcc:
However, if you signed any contracts or agreements with the HOA it will be even harder to fight this. Especially if you inadvertently signed the papers without fully understanding the fine print. More than likely “no antennas” is one thing you unknowingly agreed to.