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“IMO it may or may not pass such inspection, depending on the educational background, “marching orders,” and disposition of that inspector.”
Your phrase above sums it up perfectly. This is why installations on top of metal billboards have been allowed and churches with long ground wires have not. So we take our chances and don’t worry about it. If we are inspected and the agent has an issue, then we just politely correct it.
The one fly in the ointment from a commercial point of view is that if a customer is advised he can install up high with a ground, then there might be repercussions if someone complains and the installation has to be modified resulting in reduced range and the transmitter not being able to do what was promised.