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Further to Koene:
Standoffs, either for leadin wire to backstay or for separate wire antenna, can be fashioned from small PVC pipe.
Plastic Pipe should be larger diameter than backstay.
Cut Pipe into approximately 1" pieces, using a large diameter drill bit or hole saw. Thus, the ends of the resulting spacers are concave.
Insert a Tie Wrap (wire tie) into the spacer, wrap around the antenna wire, and back through pipe. Wire is now held captive to spacer.
Lay other end of spacer against backstay, and complete wrap around stay, pulling very tight. Trim excess tie-wrap end CLOSE to retainer (gently file end, if neccesary).
Use LOTS of spacers - perhaps every 8 - 10".