Your neighbor is wrong. As long as it is on your property, you can install it.http://www.fcc.gov/guides/installing-consumer-owned-antennas-and-satellite-dishes
The HOA can not supersede the FCC rule.
What Types of Antennas Are Covered Under the OTARD Rules?
The following antennas or dishes are covered by these rules:
A "dish" antenna one meter (39.37 inches) or less in diameter (or any size dish if located in Alaska), designed to receive direct broadcast satellite service, including direct-to-home satellite service, or to receive or transmit fixed wireless signals via satellite.
An antenna that is one meter or less in diameter and is designed to receive video programming services via broadband radio service (wireless cable), or to receive or transmit fixed wireless signals other than via satellite.
An antenna that is designed to receive local television broadcast signals. Antennas used for AM/FM radio, amateur (“ham”) radio, CB radio, Digital Audio Radio Services (“DARS”) or antennas used as part of a hub to relay signals among multiple locations are not covered by these rules.
What Types of Properties Are Covered?
Under the OTARD rules, an owner or a tenant has the right to install an antenna (that meets size limitations) on property that he owns or over which he has exclusive use or control. This includes single family homes, condominiums, cooperatives, townhomes and manufactured homes. In the case of condominiums, cooperatives and rental properties, the rules apply to “exclusive use” areas, like terraces, balconies or patios. “Exclusive use” refers to an area of the property that only the renter and people allowed by the renter may enter and use. If the area is shared with others or accessible without the renter’s permission, it is not considered to be an exclusive use area.
Originally Posted by saeyedoc
Well install was a fail. Had LOS problems due to trees. Was about to install on a fence when my neighbor showed up and told me our HOA doesn't allow dishes visible from the street. Only option was a pole in the middle of our backyard. Now awaiting U-verse install later this month. So frustrating, I need my Dexter!