One of the most problematic Things in HAM Radio these days is the Antennasituation. In Cities you hardly are allowed to mount your Antennas and even if you live in your own house its often prohibited to mount an Antenna to get on the air.
I live on the Countryside where people hav other problems than the look of an Antenna so that was not an Issue. The most problem was to convince my Girlfriend.
Here you need to get the right tactic. I said i need a 15m metal mast with a miltiband beam mounted on Top in the Backyard. I them showed her some pictures of really nice antennas.
I had different ideas about the mast. I wanted a non conductive mast mounted on the roof that could be tilted down if needed.
In germany i found a company that sells fiberglass poles at a giod prize. I ordered a 60x40x3000mm fiberglass tube.
I painted the tube eith spraypaint and i climbed on the roof to make a plan.
I found a wooden beam that is mounted under the roof and i decided this woold be the spot where i mount my mast.
I did not want to drill holes in the beam so i decided that i would make 2 metall plates that i can clamp on the beam. The plates were bend on the edges to get some strengh. I also welded some reinforcement on the plates.
After an hour or so we mounted the brackets and the mast itself.
After that we mounted the 2m/70cm sntenna on top of the mast and the 5band HyEndFed antenna on its side.
This was a good day.