I bolted a long pool scooping pole to the top of a metal pole bolted to the top of a netball hoop stand resting on a balcony on the second floor. (It's tied to a coach bolt at roof line too).
The aluminium is a bit flexible up the top and I think I'm going to need some guy wires to keep this standing in a high wind.
There's a lot of band noise on 80m tonight but I listened in to the VK2WI broadcast this evening and was amazed at the signal strength peak being reported on the IC-718 dial (see below).
In the call-back I received a good report and comment that the antenna "is working", which is good to know.
Hmm peaking at 60dB over S9... seems a bit generous that's the sort of thing you get with a local signal generator.