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How do we attach antennas the smart way?

Attaching antennas to a telecommunication mast in a smart way involves utilizing the most robust points in the structure, known as nodes. Here’s how to do it effectively:

  1. Identify Nodes: Nodes are the locations where cross members meet on the corner pipe of the mast. These points are inherently strong and are designed to withstand significant forces.
  2. Distribute Loads: When mounting antennas, aim to distribute the load evenly across multiple nodes to minimize stress on any single point. Mounting brackets or fixtures should be securely attached to these nodes usually with use of U-bolts.
  3. Consider Weight and Size: Choose antennas that are appropriate for the mast’s load-bearing capacity and size. Heavier or larger antennas may require additional reinforcement or support to prevent structural strain.
  4. Use Proper Hardware: Use high-quality, corrosion-resistant hardware to attach antennas to the mast. Ensure that mounting brackets or fixtures are compatible with the mast’s design and construction materials. General rule is to stay with the same material – if mast is aluminum, let all mounting elements to be aluminum as well. If tower is made from zinc plated steel – booms also shall be steel.
  5. Consult Experts: If you’re unsure about the best approach for mounting antennas, consult with structural engineers or mast manufacturers. They can provide guidance on optimal placement and attachment methods based on the specific characteristics of your mast.

By attaching antennas to the nodes of the telecommunication mast and distributing loads evenly, you can maximize the structural integrity and longevity of the mast – especially in bad weather conditions.