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I agree that confusion set into the ongoing discussion about cage monopole, complete with a mistake I made in one of my posts.
At the outset of the discussion, Mr. Ken Norris was looking for an advantage to a 10-foot AM antenna by way of better range. Then at the more recent posting Mr. Norris expressed doubt that cage-monopole would be of benefit in an AM medium wave Part 15 installation….. Well, to the best of my understanding a cage-monopole is a substitute for a wide-width pipe antenna, known to increase the bandwidth at the operating frequency. This would not increase range, but would increase frequency spectrum for the audio modulation.
My variation on the cage-monopole discussion was to contemplate a horizontal cage constructed of four dipoles connected in parallel. My mistake was to accidentally say “connected in serial conformation,” which I don’t think makes any sense.
As indicated, I run an FM cage-monopole and the increase in range is just barely observable on the S meter of a receiver at the other end of the house…. very small. BUT the big advantage I’ve found is that the signal is solid everywhere in its range and is not fluttered or multi-pathed by me walking through the house. Is there a comparable problem on the AM band? Not that I’ve noticed.
Hope you try it sometime.