Microwaves and Communication Microwave communication technology is commonly used across the United States and elsewhere to provide reliable transfers of data used for TV stations, cell phone companies, wireless internet companies and many federal programs for defense communications. In this article we will break down what constitutes a microwave (versus a radio wave or others […]
What is a Communication Tower Audit? Tower audits are inspections performed by professional companies who inspect, document and recommend maintenance actions to keep your tower and equipment in tip-top working condition. Scheduling an annual audit is recommended. An immediate or emergency inspection should be performed when any visual damage is noticed, especially after a storm […]
Broadcast Antenna Decommission Tower decommission projects and broadcast antenna decommission projects remove tower components and equipment. Many projects include the removal of the tower structure itself along with the foundation. Even fencing and other site structures can be included. Complete decommissioning can include the grading of property. Grass seed planting can return the land to […]
Cranes Throughout History The earliest cranes were used in ancient Mesopotamia around 3000 BC and was called a shadoof, or later the well pole or well sweep. This crane helped people gain mechanical advantage thru leverage to help in irrigation systems. The pole would have a bucket attached at one end and counterbalanced on the […]
What is Tower Maintenance? Tower maintenance is not a single event. Inspections performed on a periodic and regularly scheduled basis is the most effective way to protect towers and the equipment collocated on those towers. Ground level inspections can be quite effective especially when performed on a frequent basis or after significant weather storm. On-tower […]
Spring Cleaning Your Tower – 1000 Feet Above the Ground The winter snows are melting and spring showers are bringing about flowers, green grasses and…rust. That’s right, your towers have survived another long and harsh winter. The cold winds, ice storms and abrasion from dirt and dust cause any tower structure to slowly wear and […]
TOWER CLIMBER SAFETY TIPS Tower climbers and other professionals in the elevated workforce are critical to the on-going maintenance and operation of communication towers around the world. Tower climbers perform several types of jobs, such as maintaining and repairing cell phone, microwave, radio or television towers. Each type of tower involves a slightly different approach […]
Tower owners can benefit from regular obstruction lighting system audits every 24 months.