[Tagging] tower vs mast vs antenna

Jonathan Bennett jonobennett at gmail.com
Thu Feb 7 10:12:30 UTC 2013

On 06/02/2013 20:59, fly wrote:
> What we call man_made=mast is still a tower and man_made=antenna should be mast,
> where as antennas are only the transmitter/receiver.

To this British English speaker:

Tower == any self-supporting structure, irrespective of material or purpose

Mast == Usually guyed structure that exists solely to raise something
else (e.g. antenna, sail) above ground level

Antenna/aerial == Electrical device used for sending and/or receiving
radio signals, but not any structure it's attached to.

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