I'm not sure where that balun connection is or that 800 element. perhaps a pic or diagram would identify it if you have one.TeRayCodA said:The 800 Mhz element is the closest to the balun connection,it will be another 3" parasitic element.
The older Channelmasters did'nt have these.It's a shame they are discontinued,those were some"hot"antennas.
The fiberglass idea sounds good just get one of those fiberglass rods they use as markers on bikes and use a black tie down or electrical tape to attach. Hopefully it won't add to the weight on the verticle pieces.