Grounding Switch

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Grounding Switch

 

a double-throw switch used for direct grounding of an outside antenna.

In one position the grounding switch connects the antenna to the radio equipment (the transmitter or the broadcast receiver); in the other position it connects the antenna to a grounding device, thus protecting the radio equipment from the dangerous effects of any strong atmospheric electrical charges, such as lightning, that may occur nearby.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.