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 a natural state.  A team of tower professionals trained in using proper equipment can quickly decommission a broadcast antenna. 

In the following five videos, we see the decommissioning of a broadcast antenna located in Midwest of the United States during the last week of February.  The colder temperatures required the team to wear protection to stay warm.  Despite the cold, it was a beautiful day to be working on a tower!

Ground Work

Heading Up

Coming Down

Shielding Removal

Antenna Detachment

Tools of the Trade

In the videos above we see lots of climbing and safety gear.  The team also used many tools and machinery ensure the antenna is properly secured before removing and lowering to the ground.  Following is a list of some of the climber gear used.

Gear List

  • Harness
  • Helmet
  • Gear Bag
  • Bolt Bag
  • Cable Sleeve
  • Positioning Lanyard
  • Steel Carabiner
  • Shock-Absorbing Lanyard
  • Spreader Bar
  • Gloves
  • Ascension Handled Rope Clamp & Ascender
  • Descender
  • Energy Absorber
  • Fixe Pulley
  • Adjustable Sling
  • Rope Grab
  • Tool Tethering and Lanyards

Many teams of tower professionals are able to perform other services as well – such as guy wire tensioning, lighting system upgrades, grounding system improvements and resurfacing/painting.