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Since I am planning to build my first outdoor AM antenna with radials I am worried about the transmitter being close to the ground where kneeling down to tune it every once in awhile will be uncomfortable and present a risk of electrocution if the ground is moist.
It seems that mounting the transmitter up at 36″ above the ground (1-yardstick) would make it a lot easier, more comfortable, and safer. Then of course there would be a 36-inch “convenience” ground lead down to the rod/radials with the 3-meter pipe up above.
Am I to believe that there are some people so bound-in-knots about “The Little Rules” that 36-inches of ground lead would cause insomnia and loss of appetite?
Doubt any such person would reveal so deep a pettiness.