In reply to MM0FMF:
I’ve asked Mike 4 times on here and once by email what he was using
for an RF earth and he has not answered other than showing what he
used to bleed static from the antenna. It’s a fairly good bet that
there is no RF earth per se
I wonder where the static discharge goes? I have written several articles over many years on the design and use of kite antennas - most recently on my SOTAbeams facebook page. You might find them instructive Mike?