Hi all, I'm about to build my second BOG antenna. My first one was tore up after Hurricane Michael blew down all the trees, and the land owner brought in bulldozers to clear the lot. My main interest is AM BCB but also enjoy 160M and 80 M. I have a little over 260ft to run the BOG antenna. I plan on loading it to bring the VF down to make it seem longer, but not down to 50% where I understand the directionality starts to falter. I plan on using Military Field phone wire, like here, https://www.sparks-military.com/en/radio/307-field-telephone-wire-roll.html. Unless someone convinces me otherwise, and I will just use both wires and solder the the two wires together at each end. (Is it better to have 1/2 the wire resistance or worse to have more capacitance to ground by a the double wire?) I have noted ingress problems using coax feed lines which degrades the pattern. I found an improvement using twisted speaker wire as my feed line. This build, I think I will use outdoor rated Cat 6 cable. I will use a termination resistor of the proper value, to be determined using my RigExperts antenna analyzer. I may make this variable in the future. I had a variable previously, but lightning took it out. Since I have extra wires in the CAT 6 cable for power, I may even try comparing a transformer to Dallas Lankfords, FET follower amp on the BOG. about 330k input and 150 ohm output. If requested I'll send more info about that. I will be putting the antenna on the edge of a drainage ditch, I have a question about putting it on the ground or 1" of the ground, is there a best way? I'm in Fl, no snow but plenty of rain. Anyway, Those are my thoughts, I'm looking for as much info as I can get before I start to build, so I can get it right the first time. Thanks for your feedback, Mikek btw, I have a video comparing my first 250ft BOG to a 150ft longwire . I think the BOG shows off well.