I am a newbie. I do not know anything about "standard practices" in this area.
1) The mast I have purchased is an 5' 18 gauge x 1.25"OD mast. The antenna seems to reference use of a 2" OD mast. Should the 1.25 OD mast be sufficient?
2) This one is a greater concern. I have purchased a Ronard 4560 Adjustable Universal Eave Mount. I should have done the geometry before... At full extension, because of the slope roof, I am only going to get 14-15" inches of vertical separation between the two mount points for the mast. Given the size/weight of the 7696 antenna, is that generally enough to keep the antenna from being brought down by wind or a little ice (Atlanta GA) and wind? Are their any general guidelines regarding the distance between the mount points and the height of the antenna on the mast?