Okay, sorry for my frustration at this fundamental subject, but I am going completely insane not understanding it! All this near-field / far-field stuff is messing with my head. I simply want to know how RF works. Let's start simple. HOW IN THE WORLD IS AN RF SINGAL MADE!? Let's say I have some AC current. It's flip flopping nice and awesome. All since wave and stuff. Where the heck is the RF generated? Are the two wires connected together, and then an antenna is sticking off of that loop? That can't be right cuz that's a short and it'd burn out right away. And it can't be a coil, right? Cuz that'd just make a stupid magnet. And it can't be an open circuit cuz, well, then no current would flow and that doesn't make any sense. Some, please. Save me. I can't find anything anywhere that explains it.