Ahh yes..that information would be important:
> 1) What bands?
> 2) How large of an antenna?
Hustler SF-2 with MKR-2 Radial Kithttp://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/hamantm/1999.htmlhttp://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/hamantm/1977.html
> 3) Where will you mount the tripod?
> 4) Height of mast above tripod?
Zero. I intended to place the Radial Kit directly on top of the tripod mast by feeding Coax through the mast. Im mainly looking for anything better than my rubber ducky using parts that I already own
> 5) Maximum windspeed rating in your area?
No idea...but it would be used during storm season in the midwest for skywarn spotting. I suspect I'll need to brace the tripod during heavy wind.
> 6) How heavy-duty of a tripod?
Pretty heavy duty to me..but here's a link to a picture of it...not much on details.http://www.ambientweather.com/ExtDesc.asp?id=1139
I believe the weakest link is that the mast is two pieces of tubular steel with the top one slipping into the bottom one and a couple u-bolts holding it together by compression. I should probably replace that with a single tube I suspect.
I currently have a bunch of weather stuff hanging off it and sitting in my backyard and it's lasted the rainy season without issue.
I was mainly concerned with any lightning issues I need to consider but your questions made me think.