Like most of what I do, I got the inspiration to build my own home base "fixed" antenna from videos available on the Internet.
I had an old windsurfer aluminum mast that I had previously used for our pirate flag. It is 14' and tapered, perfect for my first home brew antenna. I watched a video on it, sourced the materials and built it with the help of my neighbors in pretty short order.
2 Meter VHF Quarter Wave Ground Plane Antenna