I've narrowed down my antenna options to fit a small urban garden. It's tough, space is tight and a neighbour three doors down reports everything I do to the council so I'm routinely inspected for planning compliance. Either way I will need to pay the £250 planning fee. I think I'd be happy just getting onto the 20m band.
What are your opinions and views on my following options, I've shown them all on the satellite image which you can click to view in full:
- Antenna on my chimney, ~10m above ground, planning permission would probably restrict it to 5m or less, obviously no radials possible.
- Wire dipole, 10m long. But would only be 2.5m above ground as it would need to attach to the steel gate.
- Vertical, max 5m height, I could put in some radials but only covering 180 degrees projecting into my garden. Would be within 3m of the carport which has a steel frame. Would be next to a 3m tall bush.
- Vertical, max 5m height. I could put in many radials over 360 degrees, they would project into the neighbours parking area which isn't a big deal and she's agreed to this if they are 1cm under the ground. Ground is compacted hardcore. Would be away from houses, but long 45m cable, next to parked cars, and within 15m of railway line.
I greatly appreciate the help and comments from this group.