The second type of pole is the Jackite 31 foot pole. This pole more substantial and expensive running about $70. It has the advantage of extra height and it can even support the center of a dipole with RG-8X running up the pole. To plant this 31 foot pole in the ground, I use a sand spike made for fishing. I found a good deal on the sand spike on Ebay. Search for Two Custom Fabricated Heavy Duty 44" Sand Spikes. $44 for a pair.
Of course, you can make good use of one pole for verticals, sloping wires or inverted vees. Two or three poles can get more wire higher. If the ground is too hard you can strap a pole to a fence or whatever is available.
|31 ft Jackite pole with sand spike for support
|20 ft crappie pole with step in electric fence post for support.
|31 ft Jackite pole supporting 33 ft end fed half wave for 20 meters
|Three 20 ft crappie poles supporting a Norcal Doublet