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This is a MONOPOLE antenna. A monopole absolutely requires an RF connection to ground to function at all. It drives me nuts whenever someone advertises that a ground is not required for their variation of a monopole antenna.
To be accurate, this ad states “no need for extra ground leads”. Interpretation of “extra” is fuzzy, but a non-tech reader will easily interpret this as “Hey, this is great. No ground needed”. WRONG!