shunt-excited antenna

shunt-excited antenna

[′shənt ik¦sīd·əd an′ten·ə]
(electromagnetism)
A tower antenna, not insulated from the ground at the base, whose feeder is connected at a point about one-fifth of the way up the antenna and usually slopes up to this point from a point some distance from the antenna's base.
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