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[quote=Rich]Of course. But installing a Part 15 AM tx+3-m whip on an elevated mount with a long conducting path to the ground plane at physical earth IS a violation of 15.219(b), because that conducting path to ground radiates, and the length of the antenna structure then exceeds the 3 meters allowed by 15.219(b). This is a fact of physics that cannot be ignored.[/quote]
Remember that the FCC does give some latitude on the grounding taking note that grounding is also for protecting your antenna from lightning damage. Thus would not violate part 15.