Great article I wanted to reshare from DX Engineering & an article written by a ham from Florida who deals w/ an HOA situation! A very well built flagpole vertical. This has given me a lot of ideas to think about! I’ve always considered a flagpole vertical given my HOA situation, but my lot is so small, not to be harsh on the old stars & stripes, but it would look almost out of place in this type of neighborhood I would think, though I could be wrong. A lot to consider!

DX Engineering

Many homeowner associations (HOAs) frown on ham radio antennas. So dedicated hams are forced to get creative, often turning landmarks into operable antennas.

John did just that, and shared his project with us this week.

John lives in The Villages, Florida, where more than 350 other hams reside, and 227 are members of the K4VRC ham radio club. He recently completed a custom-built antenna/flagpole project with the help of DX Engineering, and mailed us the following pictures and descriptions of the project.

John included a note that reads: “Tim, K3LR + Mark, W8BBQ: Thanks for time taken to answer my ‘many one last questions.’ Pictures are worth a thousand words and so is DX Engineering!”

1 “The beginning! This pipe accepts smaller pipe on antenna. When I got my ground rod driven down about 6 foot I could push the remaining 2 feet down with my foot! No wonder…

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