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Amateur Radio Antennas
Out in the Country
Living out in the country, the space constraints many Amateur Radio Operators face are minimal, providing that you can convince the chief financial officer of your household that it is a necessary and critical expense on the one hand, and the chief esthetics officer of your household that masts, towers and beams really are attractive.
Given that you can achieve some degree of agreement on these issues, you can actually get some sort of antenna on the air.
Many erroneously seem to think that great big antennas and kilowatts of transmitter power are necessary. Apparently, this comes from Air Force thinking. Somehow, the Navy did get by with transmitters ranging from 100-1000 watts output, using relatively simple 35-foot whip antennas and they could communicate around the world most of the time. (Yes, they use satellite phones now days, but 40+ years ago...)
AA3LS Antenna Farm
I tried unsuccessfully to convince the tax assessment folks that our land is primarly agricultural, but they couldn't find "antenna farm" in their books!