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Old 03-26-2015, 07:14 PM
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This forum can be very harsh at times. You raise a very good question. The problem is we have too many people here that are willing to bend over and grab their ankles whenever the cable or satellite providers ask them to. Keep posting as you will get some good information.
Agree. Not everyone here has unlimited funds,and believe it or not, there are some retirees who are pinching their pennies. This information might be useful for them.
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Wow. So if I can't afford basic cable, I should just forget about watching anything off air? Sorry, but your comment seemed harsh to the many folks that can't afford cable.
There are many choices and trade offs. Most people living in TV are able to have enhanced TV .The OP's point was that federal regulations trumped our local deed restrictions. Why he made the point I am not sure.
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Old 03-26-2015, 08:43 PM
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There were a few previous threads that indicated some good luck with an outdoor antenna. I never got around to trying as the websites that I looked at indicated the reception was marginal in my location (Pinellas). Most of the stations appear to be in the Orlando area, so I suspect the installers are aiming the antennas in that direction, however, I think there were some in other locations, which would require a rotor.
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You don't want a rotor. All the local station for this area are out of Orlando in a cluster. In Pinellas you're about 117-119 degrees. You don't want the channels to the north as Jacksonville weather won't help us down here.
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So, what would you recommend for those who live in manufactured homes? An antenna in the attic is not an option and I doubt anyone would want to have an antenna in their home. Wouldn't this leave the extended type for them?
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I am very easily confused. With all this talk about attics & tall antennas with rotors I forgot, can you put up a dish outside or not?
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Ya, I guess that's all you can do. However if you plan on having Internet, you can sign up on a Comcast Internet only plan for $19.99 per month (for 12 months) and you won't need an antenna

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Yes, you can have a sat disk - lots of folks around where I am have DirectTV and Dish Network - small sat dishes mounted either on their roof or a pole by the side of their house.

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We dumped cable TV over a year ago. It's not only a question of affordability, it's what you choose to spend money on. We'd flip through channels and find little of interest on Comcast TV. And all the while the rates were increasing.

When the TV bill approached the electric bill, that's when we cut out Comcast TV.
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This article was taken from the POA January Bulletin
Questions & Answers November's 2014 Forum.

>3) I had heard that there was a small group
of individuals who had received permission to
install external TV antennas on their homes in
order to receive ‘free’ television viewing.
Have you heard anything about this? A)

We are not aware of this situation which would
likely involve the resident’s deed restrictions,
but we will contact District Staff for a response.
District Staff responded that, "…
television antennas fall under the same guidelines
as the satellite antennas. The Federal
Communication Act supersedes any deed restrictions
which states the communication device
may be placed in the location where a
signal may be reached. I am 'assuming' the
question refers to the 'old' type antennas
which is 'free' television, but you are only receiving
your 'local' station…there certainly
would not be any HBO, ESPN, etc…. The installation
of an antenna does not require ARC
approval. Many residents call and ask where
the antenna can be installed. We give the suggested
guidelines and inform them that if they
want to attach it to the side of a home or roof
that they may want to check with the home
warranty department to make sure that it will
not violate the warranty on their home. But
yes…the 'old' type of television antennas may be installed."<

So,what do y'all think about the quote"The Federal
Communication Act supersedes any deed restrictions
which states the communication device
may be placed in the location where a
signal may be reached
????
The Federal Law does superceed any deed restrictions as long as the antenna is mounted on the roof of the house. These fights have already been adjudicated to the highest court in the land. This also includes Amateurs Radio Equipment. Now that being said that does not mean you will not have to go to court to fight it. Anybody with a way to the court house and $75 can start the proceedings. Who has more resources you or the POA. I have installed TV antennas in my attic and I can get all the networks.
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Is someone looking for grounds for a class action suit?
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Yipes! I sure would not like to see roof top antennas here - in NYC it fits but not here. In TV I have also seen short wave radio poles/antennas mounted in the front yard and wires running back to the house and it sure looks bad but evidently it is allowed even though the signals were knocking out neighborhood circuit breakers. I like deed restrictions and developer control and it is not a secret that there are restrictions when one buys here.
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While the neighbors may not like the fact you installed an outdoor TV antenna they will not have any other recourse but to live with it and to ban you from the neighborhood parties. But here is something to remember, we live in a huricain zone. If you decide to take this route please have it professionally installed taking into account the fact that the big wind will be here someday. Never know they may dislike the fact that you are putting up an antenna so bad they just might pay for your cable or satellite dish.. ��
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Well....I think it might be time to get to Radio Shak before they close all their stores and pick up some coils, transisters and a capacitor or two.....and maybe a voltage magnifier, and build a little radio signal jammer in case any of these things pop up near us! lol
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Old 03-27-2015, 10:22 AM
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Well....I think it might be time to get to Radio Shak before they close all their stores and pick up some coils, transisters and a capacitor or two.....and maybe a voltage magnifier, and build a little radio signal jammer in case any of these things pop up near us! lol
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