I have the same antenna restrictions here at my home. When a member of the "board" has seen me outside my home working the satellites in my parking lot he asked me just that, "anyway you can put antennas in the attic?" I try to make it outside with my portable Arrow II or Elk setup but it has gotten to be really cold and with the recent blizzard tough or almost impossible. Be that as it may, I have been working handheld indoors but my receive is very poor at times. I have mad a few contacts but most likely I am getting out better than I receive which is not a good thing.
I used to have an old TV antenna rotor from Radio Shack that would at least help with azimuth and I could use a fixed elevation of about 30 degrees but I think it is long gone after the move years ago. I was thinking of putting a more elaborate AZ/EL setup in the attic as well and looking for suggestions. Also looking for suggestions on preamps as well to at least improve my signal on receive even if I work handheld for some time longer. I always enjoy and filled with envy when I hear stations working each other down to about 1 degree elevation at their QTH and dream of someday getting there, especially for HO-68 and the linear satellites.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated as well.
Pat N2VYT FN20un