Why lease tower space?
Most tower sites are located in the most advantageous hills and high spots already taken. With the current trend of no-more permits being available, in a lot of areas, leasing tower space is the only alternative in many parts of the country. When you lease tower space, all the worry of maintaining the structure, insurance, painting, lighting, building maintenance, and climate are taken care of for you. Your antenna is located at a predetermined height and the communications equipment installed into the provided building. It's the owner's problem to maintain and provide the services that you are paying for. Getting a good tower site location on the edge of town can make a real difference in the total performance of your communication system.
How high must I be for good coverage?
Communications Relay, LLC has been in the tower leasing business since 1984 and has a lot of experience in this field. Our special topography generated computer programs will provide a realistic approach to solving this problem. Height verses range is a trade off of many factors. Just putting up an antenna as high as possible is not the solution. The frequency and average terrain are important considerations and line loss is a critical factor. Yes, it is possible to put an antenna so high that all the signal is eaten up in the transmission line before it gets to the antenna. This is why communication antennas are usually below 400 feet. Skip (interference) becomes a major issue as you ascend higher off the ground. No use having great communication distances if everyone is interfering with your transmissions all day.
What do I do next?
If you are interested in leasing tower space on any of our eight towers please contact us. We will arrange to consult with you. regarding location and your critical system requirements, licensing and installation as part of our total service package.