I am in a similar situation than the original poster. I am thinking about an inverted L configuration with the vertical part being about 9 meters long and slightly sloped (somewhere around 30 degrees).
I am thinking about running the antenna just below the roof for the whole length of the house. Then it would pass around the corner of the house and go down along the wall, to the window of the room where I would keep my rig. Does this sound like a reasonable solution? Would it work? What would be the drawbacks of it?
How “far” need to be the stubs from the main wire? How many degrees minimum? If I find a way to keep them horizontal, would that work or is it going to be sub-optimal?
I also would like to know if it is possible to tune to non supported bands (for example 17 meters) with an autotuner.