2016-09-22 Amateur radio antenna camouflage
I am considering putting a vertical antenna for the 2 meter and 70 centimeter amateur bands on our roof. But I would like such an antenna to be as invisible as possible. One step will be to put it on the back of the dormer, as close to the center of the roof as possible. This would make it hard to see from the front side and from the backyard. Another option for making an antenna less visible dawned on me when I saw an antenna at our radio club recently that was spray-painted in a red/brown colour to blend in with brickwork: it is possible to pain the outside cover of an antenna as long as the paint does not interfere with the radio frequencies. Searching some more about this option I found an article at Diamond X50 Antenna Camouflage which describes an elaborate attempt at camouflaging a Diamond X50 antenna. My choice of colour would be some sort of grey colour to be less visible against the average sky around here.