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Mast radiator


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A mast radiator is a radio mast or tower in which the entire structure functions as an antenna. This design, first used in radiotelegraphy stations in the early 1900s, is commonly used for transmitting antennas operating at low frequencies, in the VLF, LF and MF ranges, in particular those used for AM broadcasting. The metal mast is electrically connected to the transmitter. Its base is usually mounted on a nonconductive support to insulate it from the ground. A mast radiator is a form of monopole antenna.
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    • Electrical design 

    • Feed system 

    • Mast height and radiation pattern 

    • Anti-fading designs 

    • Electrically short masts 

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    • Grounding system 

    • Fencing 

    • Aircraft warning lights 

    • Lightning protection and grounding switch 

    • Colocated antennas 

    • Tallest guyed masts 

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