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Both #1 and #2 are the same. Accelerating currents are what sum up to create an EM field. And the law of conservation of charge requires that the currents be balanced. If you have a quarter wave vertical over a vast and solid highly conductive ground plane, then whatever current you accelerate up the vertical from the feed point will be balanced by an ...


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Radials do both, but reflect is the wrong word and the reasoning behind increasing conductivity misses the point. A monopole vertical antenna is really still a dipole, except that the vertical portion of the antenna is only half of the dipole. The other half of the dipole must exist for the antenna to work correctly, but it can take many forms. If the ...


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