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Counterpoise - The misuse of the word

The term counterpoise has a long history in antenna engineering and amateur practice. Today, it may be among
the most misused terms in amateur circles. Indeed, if we examine both the history of the term, its meaning,
and its misuses, we might reach an interesting conclusion: there is no such thing as a counterpoise in antenna
analysis, even though the term has a long and somewhat respectable use in antenna engineering.

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