Ron's work on a vertical antenna... Overall View, Remote Tuner At Base and remote tuner covered
Drawing of K7VOA's flagpole vertical base. The counter poise is 64 square feet of galvanized fence centered on the mount and covered with gravel. The mast is 20 feet high.
This is the base of N9MW's vertical. The insulator is 2 inch solid delrin reduced to fit into 2 inch aluminum tubing. The tubing goes up 8 feet then is epoxied to a MFJ telescoping mast with a wire inside to a height of 37 feet. The ground plane is 3 feet wide heavy gauge galvanized fence in an X pattern 50 feet and 25 feet then covered with the yard stone. A MFJ remote tuner is at the base reducing coax loss and shield currents.
AIM scan of N9MW's vertical antenna. Red line is SWR