Radio Masts and Towers

Radio masts and towers are, typically, tall structures designed to support antennas (also known as aerials) for telecommunications and broadcasting, including television. They are among the tallest man-made structures. Similar structures include electricity pylons and towers for wind turbines.

Masts are usually named after the broadcasting organisations that use them, or after a nearby city or town.

The Warsaw Radio Mast was the world's tallest supported structure on land, but it collapsed on August 8, 1991, leaving the KVLY/KTHI-TV mast as the tallest.

In the case of a mast radiator or radiating tower, the whole mast or tower is itself the transmitting antenna.

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