Quoting the Right Communication Tower
Unpainted guyed tower, Painted guyed tower, Painted guyed tower
In order to be able to quote you the right type of tower for your application (with or without installation), we need to have a reasonably good understanding what your tower is to be used for. Most established radio broadcasters, Telecommunications companies or commercial entities operating wireless networks have a clear understanding of what kind of tower might be needed, but this is often not the case for the first-time buyer.
During the past years, the demand for small to medium-size communication towers has dramatically increased to facilitate high-speed wireless Internet installations serving rural communities. Towers are also still purchased by HAM Operators to support the antennas for their amateur radio stations or by residents in rural settings to pick up TV and FM signals. Specialty towers may also be used for environmental measuring equipment, anemometer for wind-speed measurements, scientific research installations and many other applications. We would appreciate it, if you could provide us with the applicable answers to the questions below before you contact us for pricing and other information.
Free-standing (self-supporting) towers for light applications might be made of pre-galvanized + 16 gauge steel, diagonal angle iron horizontals or diagonals, often come in 8 - 10 ft sections where each section slip-fits into the next section. These towers might reach a height of up to 100 ft, and are typically not built to CSA approved procedures. Towers can also be constructed from tubular steel for the tower legs and solid rounds to be used as diagonals and horizontals. Stronger towers might use solid steel rounds for their legs and each all-weld constructed section could be up to 20 ft in length. Tall, heavy-duty towers are often constructed from hot-dipped galvanized steel where the tower legs are 20 ft in length and made of 120 degree angle iron with their horizontals and diagonals constructed of 90 degree angle iron. These towers are also called knock-down towers, since they are shipped in pieces to be field assembled on site.
Left: Roof-top mounted H-frame tower
Right: Free-standing tower