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by MRAM 1500 kHz
There’s always the disquise flag pole option. A nice way to hide a vertical antenna and display your colors at the same time.
If you can’t devise and insulated base for a metal pole, make it out of schedule 80 PVC and run your antenna wire up the inside of the pole.
One of those plastic ball-type fence post toppers painted gold on the top, a pulley and rope and your in business. The weather-tight box at the base could be hidden by plantings or other decoration.
Seems I’ve seen similar projects in the ARRL handbook.