Transmission Tower

What Does Transmission Tower Mean?

A transmission tower is a structure set up for the purpose of transmitting and receiving power, radio, telecommunication, electrical, television and other electromagnetic signals. Transmission towers can be separately identified as electric towers or cellular phone towers depending on the purpose they serve. Transmission towers are a common sight in industrialized states and cities.

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Techopedia Explains Transmission Tower

Transmission towers are not only used for the purpose of transmitting electrical power over large distances, but they are now more commonly used for broadcasting, telecommunication and mobile telephony. They have a sound structure with a lattice pole construction that is designed to withstand tough weather conditions without damage. Some of the heavy transmission power lines can be up to several hundred feet long. Material used for tower construction can be wood or concrete in the case of power transmission, and other metallic material in the case of radio and telecommunication. Usually a cellular network transmission tower is thin and supported by long wires called guy wires.

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