2-meters and 70-cm, I am using a COMET GP-9 mounted on an eave-fascia
mount purchased from Denny's (http://dennysantennaservice.com).
is a picture of the eave-fascia mount from Denny's web site. The mast
is not included; I used the 5 foot mast from Radio Shack (Model 1016-6,
Catalog 15-297) and both work very well. The antenna, with the mast and
mount, survived Hurricane Sandy, where we had gusts of up to 68 mph and
sustained winds of 40+ mph for over a day.
For HF, I completed a 5-band Cobweb based upon the design of Steve
is at a height of 28 feet above the ground using surplus DoD fiberglass
mast sections acquired from eBay. I would like to get the antenna
height to at least 32+ feet, but not with the current mast
sections.....too much wiggle and not enough courage.
I used 16-gauge marine grade wire for each of the bands;
it is tinned stranded copper with a UV-resistant PVC jacket.
The support sections are 3/8" fiberglass poles inserted into
fiberglass poles, all from DX Engineering (http://www.dxengineering.com/).
The balun, was built to G3TXQ's specs and was enclosed in a weather proof
electrical box from Lowe's; the support sections and the support pole from
the balun are mounted with stainless hardware to a 1-foot square, 1/4"
thick, piece of aircraft grade aluminum (6061). It was guyed with 550
paracord in 5 places....it has survived 56 mph gusts, an ice storm, and
countless birds. What it didn't survive from was a very narrow
bandwidth. It was taken down and now I'm setting up a QSO King end-fed
antenna from Bruce, NU0R.
Here is a picture of the
5-band Cobweb when it was installed: