Having not been set up with a station for quite a few years I am thinking of setting up an end fed antenna for HF. It seems the only way I will enjoy a little 'hamming' again is to start out simple and quick. Trying to avoid clutter in the middle of the yard. I have enough tower sections get a little ways up in the air using a house bracket. Thinking about end feeding a wire using the tower as a counterpoise. Antenna books mention schemes like this but was wondering if anyone here has experience with it. I have enough real estate at this particular location to get about 70 feet of wire off of the tower. This would be a little over 1/4 wave for 80 meters. My concern is excessive RF voltage when the wire would be a 1/2 wave on 40 meters. Most of my experience with antennas involves center feed. Has anyone had experience matching antennas like this with a toroidal balun versus an actual balanced matcher? Contemplating scrounging around for an EF Johnson Matchbox or maybe something new. I understand there are some new products out there that are actual balanced matching networks instead of the simple T-network.