I'm designing the mounting system for my CB antenna. I will be using the A99 with the Ground Plane Kit. My plan is to have a 36-foot heavy metal pole cemented about 5-feet deep into the ground. I will attach the antenna to the top of the pole. I have a grounding-rod already 8-feet into the ground. Here are some questions: 1.) Since the metal pole is cemented into the ground, do I need to attach a ground wire from the metal pole to the grounding-rod? or will the metal pole being already in the ground suffice for grounding? 2.) Since the antenna will be attached to the metal pole, will I need a separate grounding-wire from the antenna to the grounding-rod? or will the metal pole's grounding suffice for both itself and the antenna? 3.) Some have suggested that, when using the Ground Plane Kit, the antenna should be isolated from the metal pole. If this is true, how exactly should I do this? 4.) A99 says that a lightning arrestor is not necessary. What do you think? Any other advice you have would be greatly appreciated!