Well, this is essentially what has happened here. Since I'm leasing, the HOA has sent a letter to the owner of the condo informing them of the "violation" they are "enforcing". The FCC petition has me intrigued- the problem is the timing and whether it would be effective or not. Just the threat of it, or the action of the petition taking place won't be enough. I can say that bullying the HOA isn't going to work. They just flat out don't care. Bring it on is their attitude, calling any and every bluff. The landlord has been helpful and is even willing to pay the difference switching back to cable would cost. I'm trying my best not to cause problems for him because I know it's not in his interest to spend significant time/money on this. What I'm reading in the HOA master deed is that refusing to take something down gives them the right to enter my unit, remove it themselves, and charge me for the costs involved. Obviously they can also revoke my landlord's ability to lease here, killing my ability to lease from him here. Is there any way I can get Dish Network to throw their weight around? I'm guessing they'd just say tough luck, here's your ETF.