[Tagging] tower vs mast vs antenna

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Thu Feb 7 11:33:17 UTC 2013

2013/2/7 Jonathan Bennett <jonobennett at gmail.com>:
> 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

ok, (I guess "any" is not meant literally)

> 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.

but: there are antennas where the whole structure acts as antenna
(mast=antenna). Maybe this is an example:


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