I'm considering buying a vertical HF antenna (Such as the Cushcraft R8), and a tripod antenna stand, such as the MFJ-1918, and setting it up on my back porch when I'm operating (Which won't be all of the time. Is this a feasible idea, and if not, can you suggest an alternative? Also, what should I be aware of with such a set up (Weather related, for instance)?
My plan is to set this up during contests and other periods where I'm wanting to make a lot of contacts, and take it down during the rest of the time. I'm planning on running the wires underneath the porch, but I'd like no visibility above the porch when I'm not operating ideally, and fairly minimal work to set up the mounting point. Odds are pretty good that I'll occasionally have it up overnight, but not for extended periods.