I have the Antron A99 on my roof. It's been there since 1992... 24 years. Use it on 4 watts for CB. I am planning to redesign the mounting system to something about 10 feet higher and much more stable, and adding the Ground Plane Kit. In fact, I just purchased the GPK for my A99. Question: Before I start this huge project, should I purchase a brand new A99? Is it possible that 24 years of wind, rain, snow, freezing temps, hot temps, and sun may have damaged the antenna? From the looks of it, it's got black spots all over it and is clearly all chipped. I have not looked at it closely yet... but I wonder if there may be cracks in it that let water in when it rains, etc.. So... should I get a new antenna or not?