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I'll check to see if I can hit Mt Vaca. I only have 2m in the Jeep, which is on blocks in the driveway.
That's Salono county?

Right now waiting on the Rocket Lab rocket launch in Virginia.

Yes, I'm a bit of a Rocketry nut too....

I believe so @Solano Co.

Hoping to pick up an HF rig soon and try some 10 Meter. Picked up a 10 Meter dipole antenna cut resonant to it.
 
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Lol! No. Wouldn't that be quite the sight to see, haha! It'll be at home using a 15' telescoping pole.
I'm about to install a 10 meter dipole inside my attic. The attic's shape is so convoluted it'll barely fit there. We just moved here in May and the HOA says no outside antennas so I'm stuck on 10m lol. Getting its RG8x cable into my office will be a frigging nightmare though. I'm still not sure how that'll happen lol.
 

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I'm about to install a 10 meter dipole inside my attic. The attic's shape is so convoluted it'll barely fit there. We just moved here in May and the HOA says no outside antennas so I'm stuck on 10m lol. Getting its RG8x cable into my office will be a frigging nightmare though. I'm still not sure how that'll happen lol.

RG8X, 10M - suppose its "good enough". You hear the ARRL is attempting to pass a bill banning HOA's infringement on amateur radio antennas again? (or is that still?)
 

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RG8X, 10M - suppose its "good enough". You hear the ARRL is attempting to pass a bill banning HOA's infringement on amateur radio antennas again? (or is that still?)
The HOAs get around that by the fact we home owners sign a private agreement with them agreeing to its T's and C's in order to buy a house in the HOA. This effectively explains why there's no hope in this situation. https://www.wtplaw.com/news-events/...he federal Telecommunications Act,“ham radio”)%20antennas.
 
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Will someone PLEASE explain why seemingly ALL newer housing developments are saddled with HOAs? Is it because the local building department require them (won't approve the development otherwise) so they can't be blamed for overbearing bullshit shifting that tyranny to the private sector?

I know that the county here was told by irate home owners about 15 years ago that "You are NOT an HOA, BUTT OUT!!" So perhaps HOAs are a backdoor way to enforce bullshit? *shrug*
 
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I'm about to install a 10 meter dipole inside my attic. The attic's shape is so convoluted it'll barely fit there. We just moved here in May and the HOA says no outside antennas so I'm stuck on 10m lol. Getting its RG8x cable into my office will be a frigging nightmare though. I'm still not sure how that'll happen lol.

The HOA bullshit is real. Sorry to hear you have to jump thru the hoops, but as a Ham, you just find a way. 10 meter is hot right now, so it ain't all bad.
 
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The HOA bullshit is real. Sorry to hear you have to jump thru the hoops, but as a Ham, you just find a way. 10 meter is hot right now, so it ain't all bad.
Good to know it has been a while since I have been on the HF bands so I was wondering how 10m was. I've done a lot of SSB, even some CW, DX on 10m, probably most of it on that band.
 
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I'm working on getting an antenna tower (read that as pole) put up and thank heaven I don't have a HOA to deal with. I'm starting out with a 20ft pole for 2m and 70cm however, I noticed that my neighbor happens to have what looks like a 40ft tower laying in sections behind his barn. I'm eyeballing it and hoping I can cut a deal with him to get it. I live on 3 acres out in the country so no unreasonable restrictions on what I can put up.