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I and others may have missed it, End 80, so if you have accurate knowledge of the specific position of the FCC about the use of elevated counterpoises and/or top-hat loading with Part 15 AM systems, would you mind posting such facts in this thread?
Well.. It’s was not the elevated counterpoise or top-hat loading per se of which I was referring to; but rather the additional length being added to the antenna system by the employment of those elevated radials/tophat..
Thus resulting in a violation of the 3 meter rule..
However, after reading 12voltmans post above.. I rather confused.. I have always believed that the reason ground radials did not radiate was due to its direct contact with earth.. but his post above states the reason radials do not radiate is because they are horizontal –?? REALLY?
Is this not the same as saying that a horizontally positioned antenna will not radiate? Certainly this isn’t true. …??
Richard, the reason I expressed an amazement that you “of all people” made the statement that the FCC’s position on an elevated counterpoise is unknown, is because I considered it to be equivalent to saying: The FCC’s position on an antenna system exceeding 3 meters is unknown..
Now, I’m simply awe struck at what is being described… I’m quite confused.