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Interesting posts, but I have a question. If the ground is in place and connected why does connecting the audio cables lower the monitored voltage? Does tuning the antenna with the audio cables connected bring it back to spec? I also wonder, because I do not know, if the 12 volt target is the same for the antenna described or if it applies only to a ground level antenna.
Have you never heard of the Law of Maximal Inclemency which states “An antenna’s performance is proportional to the inclemency of the weather at the time of construction.”? Worked for me….put up a dipole from tree to tree in my woods in December 18 years ago and except for having to replace the buried feed line, it has worked great.