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Thanks Ken. You and I understand the problem was the excessive length of the ground lead and not the below ground components. The reason I raised the question again was because Marshall posted:
“The 3-meter rule would, specifically for the Rangemaster, not allow for what would be a ground radial system and ground lead in excess of the maximum length (3-meters).”
Perhaps not intended, but this implies that the ground radial system is counted as part of the 3 meter length. My point is that I am not aware that this is the case since I have never seen a NOUO where the below ground conductors were mentioned.
Edited to add: I am referring to buried radials and I do not know about rooftop or above ground radials per se. They may well be counted in the 3 meter length. The safest way is to install buried radials and mount the transmitter at earth level with a short ground lead to the radials.