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Old 12-16-2016, 02:18 AM   #14
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Originally Posted by N3LYT View Post
Quite true Carl not all antennas require grounding but all require a return path. http://www.arrl.org/grounding #2 in the article is what I'm referring to as far as a station ground.
The article you point to is a little bit wrong, but you are right. Some antennas need a return, but in no case does that return need to be to the soil of the planet. The soil of the planet is a rather lossy return, usually, and almost any other kind of return "ground" is better.
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