[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


ok


> 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:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:2008-07-28_Mast_radiator.jpg

cheers,
Martin



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