I have an old Antron 99 on a 30' tip over mast with a winch for easy repairs--but several bad storms have trashed it!--I have a few 102" whips I could put up there instead,but I'm unsure how good they will work without the "ground plane" that a car body provides...anyone run one on home base CB??...Or should I just get another "base" antenna??--I'd love a moonraker beam with a rotater,but thats a dream right now..I was also thinking of making my own antenna out of copper tubing,I have the book that shows how,but I'm leery of it attracting lightning!--anyone ever make their own?? I have an old Courier Centurion SSB base,its a huge thing,looks bigger than an old house stereo with a wooden cabinet--its a 40 channel with upper and lower sideband,with "extra channels"--I've talked with friends in NC on vacation with it!--and several other countries like the virgin islands and barbados..its got a sticky relay though,somtimes it wont return to "receive" when you let go of the mike button(turner 3+3 mike)--its a good rig though,but no one wants to touch it as far as repairs..Also have a cheapie 100 watt linear,but I never use it--others I talk to say it justs sounds distorted when I tried using it--tranmits better without it(maybe the base was "peaked"??)... What do you guys run for base units??--I had friends with Galaxy's,and Rangers that were excellent rigs,also Kenwood and Yaseu ham rigs with different channels for CB installed,one guy had a 1000 watt linear--I could hear him in NH on sideband in my truck!..