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[quote=frankh19]I read it.
Also, not beat a dead horse but, if your ground is very lossy liike what we have here in Florida, burying the wires makes the function of the “image” even harder because the radio system is working thru lossy ground. The best situation is directly on top of the ground surface. Look at FCC test sites where they use a ground mat to “establish ground in relationship with the antenna.” It’s on the surface. Ground rods driven deep are good for lightning.
Better yet, think of the vertical antenna as 2 plates of a capacitor. The top “vertical” is big and round as a result of the near field and the 8 foot ground rod is…….an 8 foot ground rod.
Hope this helps…and Have Fun!