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Glad you are not concerned about lightning, but I think you should give it some thought.
You do not need a direct hit to suffer damage. The tremendous energy of a strike induces current in things near the strike. There is also a very high voltage gradient produced in the soil (such as 20,000 volts/meter). I have seen cattle in the field killed while the farmer standing with them was not harmed. Know why? Hint: two legs vs four.
If your pole were hit, you still would be exposed.
Lightning does not always strike the tallest or most conductive object in an area. I have read about a “cone of protection” around tall objects, but I have personally witnessed a strike to a sidewalk which was next to a house and trees. I also remember when I was young, sitting on the livingroom floor watching television when, during a storm, an orange plasma lightning fireball came out of the wall (crank type) telephone, bounced across the floor, and hit the TV with a loud pop. The phone and TV were damaged.
There is no need to obsess over this but I would give some thought to protection where your station wires enter your house.