Posted by: bluesyemre | January 4, 2013

The World’s Tallest Freestanding Towers

  • The essential function of all tall towers is to enable broadcasters to transmit line-of-sight signals to their customers. “Broadcasting is a big stick industry, where one tower can cover a whole market,” according to Kelly Williams, senior director of Engineering for the National Association of Broadcasters. “You put up a tower to facilitate broadcasting wirelessly.” Towers host a wide variety of antennae, which transmit over the air (analog) television signals, AM and FM radio, telco long lines (which transmit data), pager signals and emergency service channels (including two-way radio).


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