I ended up buying a Hustler 6BTV and mounting it behind my shack. The
noise is a little worse but the signals come in at least twice as strong as
with my dipole, (however, the dipole is more like a monopole with a single
counterpoise). You may want to checkout www.dxengineering.com. They have a lot of
fun stuff that may help your installation go more smoothly. Home depot also
sells a 3-legged stand that you could use for temporary installations. Best of
luck on your endeavor and hang in there...its worth it. We're patiently
waiting to chat with you on the air.