Why do you want to run this rig on 27MHz? I think you'll find it's illegal to do so. (OK so what's new here? Only thing is you're jeopardizing your new ham ticket!
Just for the record My antenna was bought and installed for a legal CB, I do not want to operate my Ham Rig on CB frequencies. I was trying to dial my antenna in to the 80 meter band, and was not getting very good results.
So my fears were founded that a horizontal antenna 10 feet off the ground would be a waste of time and money, I will take your advise and read a old ARRL handbook (just happen to have one from 1970)
Thanks everyone for all the help