I'd like to boost my radio signal. The mast on my antenna has a hard black coating on it. Can I apply copper wire to it or do I have to remove the coating first? If so, how...with sandpaper? The mast is a little twisty. Does the copper wire need to be soldered on or can it be taped on? I lived in Alberta for 40 years and moved to St. Hubert on the south shore of Montreal. There are 2 country stations that fade in and out. I think it's interference from power lines. I gotta have my country music!!!