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Originally I used 3/4″ wood pole which snapped off in a bad summer storm and since have built one out of PVC of various sizes simple wire ties and black tape to keep the wire steady and straight. The top 2 ft is 1″ with the base 1 1/2″. Agree buildings are an issue. Our small town is also on a high point which also adds to coverage. I wish I had an old windmill and I could get 50 – 60 feet of height, but not sure my wife would like me doing that. Key is the rich farm soil in the area, we went through a bad dry spell from sept through oct and distance diminished a lot, but back up to the good two mile range now it is wet again. All distances are on a good car radio.