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Thanks for pointing that out.
… I am certain that PhilB is not suggesting we violate the 3-meter rule.
Oops, I guess it looks like I violated my own previously stated position of neutrality on the 3 meter rule. I did only wish to point out that the Isotron manual says there must be a ground, either by grounding the bottom of the mast pipe, or through the coax, when used. The lightning safety issue is simple and mandates a ground wire to earth. I should have added words around the phrase “improve performance” to point out that it raises the 3 M rule issue and should be considered by the individual user. I really didn’t intend it as a recommendation to violate the 3 meter rule, but it obviously came out the wrong way. Its too late to edit that post.