I have a EFHW antenna that seems to be working pretty well at my house. I have a small parcel of land in the city and have maxed out the possible use of the land with an inverted V configuration. I made my own antenna mast out of steel chain link fence top rails and some other goodies for guy wires.
It does not seem like the conductive nature of the mast is effecting my antenna much or at all. It is hanging on an plastic isolation loop. Just curious if anybody has any input on this, I did my own research before I erected the antenna and it has worked accordingly. Debating if its worth pulling it down to wrap the top few feet of the antenna in something insulated. I am being spotted sometimes up to 3000 miles away using CW on 10 Watts. Any input or thoughts would be appreciated.
Also weather is breaking in the big mountains here soon and the 10 pointers are going to be getting activated daily =]