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Keith says about the elevated radials and he quotes:” Most I speak with (FCC) are fairly laid back and easy to get along with as far as the grey areas of the law (elevated ground radials) unless they sense that you are pulling sonething on them.”
“Elevated ground radials” are electrically different from the long, conducting path to the ground plane at physical earth that is used by many elevated Part 15 AM tx+3-m antennas, and as is shown in the drawing on the Rangemaster website. Antenna physics shows that symmetrical, elevated radials of equal lengths arrayed in the horizontal plane at the base of a 3-m elevated vertical, and used as reference ground don’t radiate significantly in ANY plane.
OTOH, that long, vertical conductor from the elevated Part 15 tx chassis to the ground plane at physical earth will generate considerable radiation in the vertical plane — often more than the 3-m section, itself.
Are you saying (or reporting) that the FCC doesn’t care if the radiating structure exceeds 15.219(b) as long as you aren’t “pulling something on them?”
Isn’t a radiating structure that exceeds 3 meters in fact “pulling something?”