Like most antennas, everything"works". The real question is how good does it work compared to other antennas. Don't want to hijack the thread and no I can't seem to find a way to insert a quote here LOL. Anyway I understand what Jerry said. For most of my 40+ years as a ham I have had less than optimum antennas often just a wire or a trap vertical (I thought I was living large when I could switch back and forth between a dipole and the vertical see which had the better sig) so I never knew what a good antenna was to know how poorly my 25 or 30 ft wire was performing. Many hams have to improvise what space, neighborhood restrictions and finances allow for and some of those folks have done quite well in contests and DX chasing others have not. Not many of us have enough room to properly compare antennas so to know what works and what doesn't. Newcomers to AR often ask what is the best antenna? The best antenna is the antenna that one is able to put up, installed safely where it can cause no harm like a trip hazard or RF burn following good engineering practices. Having experienced no antenna before any antenna is better than none. For my 40 X 45 ft clear area the Loop on Ground works for me. Jerry says it is less than optimum and I believe him but I do not have room for anything else in the line of receiving antenna and my noise level is S-9/+ on a transmit antenna. I put new DX in the log / LoTW using LoG and my mag loops. The LoG works how well compared to the other antennas mentioned? I may never know except to take Jerry at his word which I do. Live and let live!