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This is a Catch 22. Not everyone can mount there Tx on the ground, but the Tx needs to be grounded for lightning protection. Also you the transmitter up high reguardless of ground, but again it needs to be grounded for lighning protection. it’s ridiculus. One branch of the FCC says one thing, the other says something else, The agents either approve or dissaprove. it’s all a crapshoot. it’s actually nonsense. they should just right that part out of the rules and just go with a attached 3 meter radiator and allow what ever ground you want. but this is just my opinion. I’m done anyway certified transmitter or not. the FCC got me running over the f/s limits for FM, so if they come back they are not likely to allow even my certified transmitter to pass. just to be hardnoses they’ll find a way to make it illegal. the government needs to find something better to do, like actually catching terrorists.
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.”
the desk jockeys in washington are laid back, some of these feild agents act like a police officer, actually a police officer shows more respect to the public than some of these agents.