Well, as I said, I wanted to setup a compact portable TV antenna system. This is what I finally settled on.
1 $29 antenna from Fry's Electronics
2 $0 standoff pipe made from scraps from my awning project and cabinet storage
3 $19 3-section collapsible pole from Amazon
4 $0 Old gutter mount CB antenna clamp that came with Rig.
Antenna assembles with a few wing nuts. It stores after use in small box. Pole stores in lower side compartment.
The antenna is 11 feet high, stable enough for me. It has a motorized rotator to boot! My preliminary test ( I know.... unrealistic, because I am just outside Dallas, Texas) pulled in 68 High Definition digital channels.