Well since im a contractor in the city and county I gotta know what i can and cant do. Ive learned over the years of how to argue with the local government here. Of course every place is different. Honestly had I not already planned to install a c-band dish on the site i might have fought to put the Ku dish where I originally wanted, but even though it is on the roof now i think its a better place overall. My advice is to consider your options and dont get angry or mad at whoever is telling you no, and if you really feel your right (and in most cases you will be) call the FCC and visit with them. I have to say i had a top notch experience myself.At least your smart about it. I have yet to find a customer stand up to their landlord or city. They all think they can get kicked out of their home over a satellite dish.
The only problem is that the compromise bill allows the HOA to reject an antenna due to "esthetics". That makes it very subjective and therefore a bill of questionable value.The ARRL is working hard to get the Seante to pass the Amateur Radio Parity Act, which was passed by the House of Reps. on September 12th. Now it just needs the Senate.
It forces H.O.A.'s and cities to allow outdoor antennas for radio amateurs. If it passes, you could just get a Ham Radio 'Technician' license and put an 'effective outdoor antenna'. The Ham bands are not that far from OTA frequencies, and run a broad range of the radio spectrum extending from around 1.8MHz to over 10 GHz.
The idea is that amateur radio is a necessary part of the emergency communication infrastructure, and it requires antennas.
If you are interested, read more about it here: http://www.arrl.org/amateur-radio-parity-act
This has been a horrendous day for us with our HOA over a satellite dish. For seven years it was installed on the roof without any issue. The roofs were replaced this week and we were informed we couldn't put the satellite dish on the roof any longer since if invalidates the warranty. They also said it couldn't be installed on the siding which we understand. The only place that the satellite dish could be located to get a signal was on the exterior fence that exclusively surrounds our property. It is owned by the association, but we have exclusive access. No one else can use our fence or access our property since it is locked. There is an exterior fence beyond our exclusive fence surrounding the entire HOA property.
Anyone have any ideas? They said we could put it on a pole, but then the height they restrict will not allow us to get a signal. I'm just disgusted at this point and thinking of filing a request for a review of the HOA restrictions to see of there HOA rules violate FCC/OTARD>