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National Association of Broadcasters Engineering Handbook, 11th Edition by Garrison C. Cavell

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Chapter9.1

Tower Design, Erection, and Maintenance

John Wahba, PhD, P Eng, P.E.

Turris Corp.

Introduction

The purpose of this paper is to provide some useful and practical information regarding the design, construction and ongoing maintenance for a broadcast tower. It provides some insight on what is involved in the design, installation and maintenance of a broadcast tower

Selection of Towers

When we think of broadcast facilities, we often think of the costly antennas and transmission methods required to provide the coverage demands. However, one key component that is often overlooked is the tower structure required to support those antenna systems at the requisite height for proper coverage. In fact, the tower structure is just as important ...

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