I forgot to mention the most important fact..
IF YOU HAVE PME DO NOT USE ANY EARTH STAKE UNLESS YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING, OR HAVE TAKEN ADVICE FROM SOMEONE WHO DOES.
PME is where a group of building have a single earthing point & any additional earth could leave you at risk of electrocution if there is a fault anywhere in that system.
ur5by9 wrote: While I want to make sure I have a nice clean set up this was making me look at grounding the mast via a ground spike and also would I ground my radio station via the same spike
There is more than one type of earth in an amateur radio station, so use separate earth stakes for separate types of earth.
In general earth stakes should have the shortest possible wires to them, so take that into consideration too, as in certain applications, the longer the wire, the more chance it can became part of the antenna system, which is undesirable, as it can or almost certainly will, create it's own problems.
If you need an earth for a first, second floor shack then an artificial earth is worth considering. But do tape the end of any tunable counterpoise or artificial earth, as the voltages at the end of a tuned wire can be rather high & thus a fire risk.
Edited to add. Do not use your homes plumbing for an earth. Some people do, but that can again produce problems, due to the plumbing picking up & feeding unwanted electrical noise into your radio system. Plus if you do not have PME, guess where your mains electricity is earthed to?