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What is the radiation pattern of a center fed dipole on the ground?

The best way to answer this is with a NEC simulation of a dipole on the ground. Using a "Pastoral, medium hills and forestation" ground, Conductivity 0.006 S/m Relative Permittivity 13. 18 ...
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What is the radiation pattern of a center fed dipole on the ground?

Straight up and down. You create an earthworm sauna and a cloud burner. Half the power goes into the dirt, burned off as waste heat, and the other half goes straight up and will burn a hole in the ...
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Configuring an antenna for (short distance) ground wave propagation on 40 m?

A dipole is not very portable, nor "small", if by that you mean, small area needed for deployment. A vertical, would be the most space efficient, requiring only one anchor point, 20M or so, ...
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