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Looks like some sort of gizmo Tarzan might have in his treehouse. Jungle radio!
BTW, why would it make any difference if the wires are connected together at the top if they are already connected at the bottom? AFAIK, the worth of a cage monopole is that is ‘sides’ are connected, i.e., making it all one large dia. antenna, i.e., it gives it a dramatic increase of skin effect … idea-wise, similar to what a coil does to antenna length.