If you have ever tried transmitting on HF from a tall block of apartments, where it’s just not possible to erect a substantial aerial system, then this article is for YOU!
The limitations imposed are not so much that of limited space (although this can be a problem) but strict Rules and Regulations that prevent the erection of any beam or vertical rod aerial.
However, the very fact that the signal is going to leap into space from a good height above ground can be, in certain respects, a bonus, so all is not lost.
It IS possible to install an aerial…a wire aerial and using low power to enjoy some interesting contacts. The satisfaction of making contacts can be most rewarding.
What we need to do is be a little sneaky here. By this, I mean that we should just fit a length of wire, discreetly, tune it up and have a go! Perhaps you have already discovered or learned from others that applying in the normal way for permission will, almost certainly, result in the request being denied.