So I am considering installing a crank up tower with a StepIR urbanbeam antenna. It may take me a while to get from point A to point B, due to cost, as well as approval from the HOA I live in. I am considering an Urbanbeam due to sizing and aesthetics. I've read good things about them, except that they aren't cheap (~$2600 for their top of the line model that comes with the SDA 2000 OptimizIR). Since I am in an HOA, and I have a tree line behind my house, I am thinking of installing a crank up 35-40' tower directly behind my pool enclosure. Since the beam is multi-band, what sort of performance hit will I take if it is only going to be off of the ground about 35 feet? I presently am running a Hustler 6BTV right now that is ground mounted with radials in the tree line, and it works great! I am looking for more though, especially after some discussions I had at Hamcation with some folks. I talked to Alumatower, and they have a crank up tower that looks like it may fit the bill nicely (and they are local here in Orlando as well and they'd deliver it without a fee!). Obviously I need to get a permit from the city, which I don't think will be a big deal. The bigger deal will be convincing the HOA. There are no covenants specifying no antennas - they approved a 2m/70cm vertical for my roof! I'm thinking if I get a crank up tower, and leave it down when I'm not using it, it won't be visible from the road unless I put it up to use it.