Keep in mind that a BOG antenna really needs some kind of return (RF
ground). That could be a few radials buried just below the surface of the
earth (to minimize pickup from unwanted directions on the radials
themselves). Otherwise, the return is in the form of common-mode on the
outside of your coax's shield.

If it's not terminated, then a ground at the far end could be dispensed

BOGs and associated grounds have been discussed at length here. I suggest
you search back through the Topband archives. Lots of good advice there!
Pay particular attention to threads containing Guy Olinger's posts on this
subject. (Darned if I can remember Guy's callsign!)

73, Mike
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