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did you read the lengthy email exchange linked in the first post? they want him to plant 7 feet tall shrubs (which he cannot find for purchase anywhere).I bet if he offers to plant a bush to cover it there will not be problem.
After reading through the lengthy e-mails, I truly have no sympathy for you. The process started in October. You should've had DirecTV provide a letterhead signed response saying it couldn't be moved or had the dish moved. You appeared to be jerking the HOA's chain for several months. They appeared to give you viable options but you simply fought them all the way.
The Association is prohibited from the following:
(1) Restrictions that impair the installation, maintenance or use of antennae to receive video programming as well as satellite dishes which are less than thirty-nine (39) inches in diameter.
(2) Restrictions that unreasonably delay or prevent, or unreasonably increase the cost of, the installation, maintenance or use of such antennae, or which preclude the reception of an acceptable quality signal.
First thing I would say is that their requirement to get permission on where to place this dish is an unreasonable delay. When I move in to a house the first thing my famiily is going to want is to watch TV. So day one I'm going to install the dish.
The second thing is I can install the dish for free and if they require it to be in a certain place I may have to pay for an install so that is a infinite percentage increase that I'm not going to do.
One thing I would do for spite/fun in this instance is put in a request for the largest antenna allowed by the OTARD (which I belive is 12 feet above your roofline) rules. I might also stick in something about needing it due to not having a dish any longer because of them.
My former HOA had a "no dish" clause at all. They of course couldn't and didn't try to enforce the rule. But later they came out with a new amendment that you couldn't have an outdoor antenna at all and that they were going to enforce it. I wrote back along with several others that this was against the FCC rules. They stuck to it anyway. No one took down their antenna and in a show of support I put one up. They sent out fine notices to all that had one. We sent the info to the FCC and they contacted the HOA. Five days later there was another amendment to the rules changing the antenna rules.
Once the rules were changed to allow antennas I took mine down.