There are various kinds of antenna towers that include pole systems, mast type, and lattice type. These primary types of antenna towers are focused on the construction of the microwave and cell antennas that we know today. These are also known to be one of the largest manmade structures related to the communication and broadcast field as well as power systems. These fields will not properly function without antenna towers.
- Pole System Towers
These towers are stylish and fashionable. These are also known as freestanding towers. They can be the best alternative to other kinds of antenna towers if the right materials are used to construct them. Mostly, they are made from metal or concrete and because of these materials, pole system towers are able to support components of medium weight. They can even support these components for as high as 100 feet without needing any extra support like wires.
- Mast Type Towers
Alternatively, mast type towers may be called “mast” or simply “tower” depending on the industry where it is being used. Usually, antenna towers of this type are vertical structures with square bases. They are used to elevate equipment for communication industries. They are also used to emit electronic signals to produce a strong line of sight among other receiving sites. One of the reasons why mast type towers are used is because of its total cost in terms of development. It is cheaper compared to other types and it only requires insignificant real estate to build especially in urban spots where location size may be an issue.
- Lattice Type Towers
This type of tower is quite similar to mast types because they are built vertically. However, instead of having a square base, lattice towers look triangular. They can also look like an extended box shape. Extended box shaped lattice towers looks to have a wider base compared to its top structure. It is also built by making a series of internal triangular assemblies or a series of horizontal lines/ladders. This type of construction secures the three or four-legged base of the tower.