Monday, May 13, 2019

Antenna Agreement Reached Between Arizona Hams and Homeowners' Association

The 75 hams living in the Sun City Grand community outside Phoenix, Arizona, have won the right to put up outdoor antennas. According to Newsline, the homeowners' association board of directors voted 6-1 to allow certain outdoor amateur antennas. These include flagpole antennas no more than 16 feet high (which may be erected in the front yard), as well as backyard verticals extending no more than 5 feet above the peak of the roof and wire antennas subject to the same height restrictions. Applications must first be approved by the standards office of the 10,000-home community's architectural review committee. The hams stressed the public safety value they can provide during emergencies in their negotiations with the HOA.