On the occasions when you want to test the latest homebrew wire antenna at home, here is a temporary pole support which permits the antenna to be elevated and tested at a height that matches activation conditions.
Materials: 20 ltr Bucket, a length of 50 mm PVC tube and a bag of ready mix cement. Select a pipe diameter of choice.
I have done the exact opposite. We already had a very heavy umbrella stand and I machined a tube that would screw into the base. It is super solid. Plus, I get some exercise moving it around the patio.
The cursory similarity between my hexbeam and a clothes dryer has been drawn to my attention more than once. One friend even suggested he might pick a day when I was out to lower the mast, hang some laundry on the hexbeam, and put it back up to 40 feet…