When I was quite a bit younger I bought a Hammerlund receiver from a neighbor. I worked all summer to pay for it but that is beside the point of this story.
I built a multi band fan dipole out of five conductor rotor cable.
I installed it on the ceiling of my bedroom in a huge S shape.
Sure I was not using it to transmit with but it did work very well for the receiver.
Tho I wasn’t born with a amateur radio license in hand I have been interested in the hobby for a real long time, perhaps not as long as some of the other people on this board but what seems like a long time to me.
From what I have garnered over the years is if you put up what you can and try it you will probably manage to make some contacts. In time you will try something else that may or may not work better, the thing is,… do something and get on the air, make the contacts you can. Hope for happiness and if you don’t find it try something else and hope again.
That’s part of the fun of it all.
Any tool is a weapon if you hold it right.
“The only difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.” A. Einstein