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[quote:2e84867163=”techpuppy”]I will have to disagree about the tower, mast and grounding radials being a consideration in the part 15 antenna specifications. The rules specify ground “lead” and not the grounding system.[/quote:2e84867163]
You are not disagreeing with me, though, because I did not state that the ground radials were part of the 3-meter limit on antenna length. Here is a paste of my statement from earlier in this thread:
“Probably the FCC and its Canadian counterpart would [b:2e84867163]not[/b:2e84867163] view a buried radial ground system, or any other buried ground conductors as part of the radiating portion of the antenna subject to the 3-meter limit.
Buried radials do not themselves radiate in any way to improve groundwave field strength. They only provide a low resistance path to Earth potential that is used as a reference ground for the 3-meter-long radiator system defined by the Rules.”
This low-resistance path to true Earth potential reduces antenna system losses, and THAT is why distant field strength improves when using a good radial ground system. ”