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Public-images-osm logo.svg man_made = mast
Mobile phone base station 2010 12 30 165211 PC304165.jpg
Description
Mast is a vertical structure built to hold for example antennas
Rendering
Mast-communications-16.svg
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysshould not be used on areasshould not be used on relations
Useful combination
See also
Status: In use

A man_made=mast is usually a small tower of only a few meters height. It is often built from concrete or steel and only for a single application like a mobile phone base station. A tower is accessible and provides platforms, whereas a mast only offers ladder steps to climb it. You can also find masts next to motorways or railways. High masts may be fastened to ground with guy wires.

Often masts are built to hold antennas. You could tag a mobile phone base station like this: Proposed_features/Telecommunications_tower

Engineering definition

In structural engineering, mast is a vertical structure, supported by external guys and anchors.



First question: Is it a mast or a tower?

Second question: What kind of services are being provided?

Examples

BTS GSM-R Jistebnik.jpg
Mobile communications mast.JPG

Mobile phone

Bayreuth - Einsatzzentrale PP Oberfranken.jpg

Police radio

Richtfunkantennen.jpg
Frazier Peak microwave relay tower.jpg

Microwave link(s) (German: Richtfunk)

Greifswald Funkturm Hans-Beimler-Straße July-2010 SL274692.JPG

No mast any more, but a tower

Sender Burgwindheim.jpg

Really big communications towers >= 100 m:



See also

Note

Related terms: ‹ post › ‹ mast ›