cant put the antenna outside with out getting HOA approval even though it within OTARD
Q: What restrictions prevent a viewer from receiving an acceptable quality signal? Can a homeowners association or other restricting entity establish enforceable preferences for antenna locations?
A: For antennas designed to receive analog signals, such as TVBS, a requirement that an antenna be located where reception would be impossible or substantially degraded is prohibited by the rule. However, a regulation requiring that antennas be placed where they are not visible from the street would be permissible if this placement does not prevent reception of an acceptable quality signal or impose unreasonable expense or delay. For example, if installing an antenna in the rear of the house costs significantly more than installation on the side of the house, then such a requirement would be prohibited. If, however, installation in the rear of the house does not impose unreasonable expense or delay or preclude reception of an acceptable quality signal, then the restriction is permissible and the viewer must comply.
It is not an unlimited license. They can require you to keep the antenna hidden from the street, unless doing so prevents you from receiving signal.
jmc98 said:this is the problem for installing anything outside our hoa ccr " No antennae shall be installed or used for the purpose of receiving of electronic unless installed in the attic of a Residence or otherwise not in view from any public or private street shall not be more than 24" in diameter." thus the reasoning for the attic install and my intial question, can anyone recommend any good installers in DFW ?
homeyg said:Iceberg--I want to install an OTA antenna in my attic. I visited multiple sites and once again seek the advice of SG. Local channels and other. I'm in SW FL--lightening capital of the world. I prefer attic mount unless...
I Have an HOA and submitted multiple posts regarding my (and your) HOA sat dish experiences.
I hope you did not cut and paste that quote, because it is gramatically and therefore legally horrendous and makes no sense.
Additionally, the size limitation (according to OTARD) is only applicable for satellite dishes.
OTA TV antennas must be sized according to the frequency of the channels to be recieved and the strength of the antenna, that limitation would rule out rabbit ears outside as they are more that 24" from tip to tip.
You may locate an antenna outside, out of street view, if it works for you to receive the DFW OTA channels.
If you cannot receive your local channels with such an antenna, then you may do whatever is necessary, relocate, elevate, whatever in order to receive those channels satisfactorily.
This is not an esthetic issue, with the FCC it is a public safety issue and therefore trumps any and all HOA and local rules and regulations.
If you cannot receive local channels, you may not be able to receive emergency warnings and those who prevent you from receiving those warnings are liable for any and all property and personal injury and loss that might have been prevented without their obsitinace.
One should note that Mike has previously admitted to being on his HOA BoD.
How far should that go, Mike? If the HOA accepts a payment from the local cable company and then passes a rule banning dishes, is it proper to roll over and let them take their kickback? Seems to me that the compromise works both ways. I would certainly consider their opinion before putting the big antenna on the roof, but if it is the only way to avoid a $100/month cable bill, I might do it anyway.
In my experience, it isn't my neighbors I annoy. It is 2-3 people in a neighborhood of 100 families that want to make every house look just like theirs.
Jay (no longer in a HOA community )