APC Industrial and Commercial Towers

Antenna Products started in the communications industry as a tower manufacturer.  Since the company’s start in communications it has designed and built towers from 8’ to 700’+ for all types of applications.  APC’s RTR towers are designed and built to exceed their requirements. New to the company’s RTR line are platform towers with internal stairs in heights varying from 20’ to 90’ and face widths up 24’ capable of supporting up to 24 ground to air antennas.

Antenna Products Corporation (APC) is your one stop shop for Remote Receive/Transmit (RTR) Towers as well as many of the items that can be found on them.  With over 50 years of experience designing and building mission critical steel structures, APC’s towers are utilized worldwide in some of the most extreme environments imaginable.  APC is a leading provider of RTR Towers across the United States.   

Next Generation WBS RTR Towers

In addition to its traditional RTR Towers, APC has recently introduced and begun shipments to the FAA of its Wide Base Stair (WBS) RTR Towers.  The WBS RTR Towers have been specifically designed for the next generation requirements of the FAA for RTR Towers.  The WBS RTR Tower is distinguished from traditional RTR Towers by its much larger tower base with faces as wide as 20 feet compared to the typical RTR Tower face of 4-8 feet.  Having a much larger base the WBS RTR Tower can support much larger platforms as well with current platforms as large as 24X24 feet and larger versions possible based on requirements.  The most important feature of the WBS RTR Tower is the integration of staircases with the towers to replace the ladders and harness climbing systems found on traditional RTR Towers.  Greatly increasing safety and ease of access the staircases are a complete game changer for the installation and maintenance of the equipment mounted on the platform of the RTR Tower.  WBS RTR Towers deliver significant advantages over traditional RTRs including:

  • Real world, long-term proven reliability
  • Superior design and performance optimization
  • All steel structures with galvanization to maximize corrosions resistance
  • Towers can be provided unpainted, painted to specification and even with powder coating over galvanize for the greatest corrosion resistance, particularly in marine environments
  • Hundreds of APC RTR Towers currently in use in the National Air Space (NAS)

Advantages of APC’s RTR Towers include:

Safety

By providing integrated cases, all access to the top platform is provided by merely walking up several flights of stairs.  Stair access is greatly superior to the climbing ladders on current RTR Towers in that it is significantly safer, does not required the use of fall arrestor protection (climbing harness) and certified climbers and allows for easier and more regular maintenance and inspection.

              

Cost

Since the WBS RTR Towers have much larger platforms than traditional RTR Towers, each WBSC RTR Tower can support a significantly larger number of communications antennas so the number of WBSC RTR Towers required at a facility can be significantly less than traditional RTR Towers.

Ease of Use

Being able to check on the status of tower top equipment just by walking up a few flights of stairs dramatically reduces the physical burden and total costs of ownership as compare to a RTR Tower that is only accessible by utilizing a ladder, climbing system and certified climbers.

RTR Tower Equipment

The purpose of an RTR Tower is to support the transmission equipment used for the operations of the airport and most importantly, to provide communications with the air traffic in the area.  APC has a long history of providing mission critical UHF/VHF antennas to the FAA, airports and every branch of the U.S. Military.  APC’s DPV line of omni-directional UHF/VHF antennas are the preferred solution for the FAA under multiple long term contracts that have been renewed and extended multiple times.  APC has supplied tens of thousands of out DPV antennas to the FAA spanning decades.  In addition, to the antennas, APC can provide the whole suite of products for a complete RTR Tower system including:

  • Obstructions lights
  • Airstrikes
  • Coax cabling including custom cable assemblies
  • Grounding kits
  • Surge suppression

RTR Towers 100′ Guyed RTR Antenna Tower 6 Arm KD

  • Height: 100'
  • Support: Guyed
  • Arms/Mounts: 6
  • Assembly: Knock-down (unassembled)
  • Part Number: 1500-0451-202
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RTR Towers 70′ Guyed RTR Antenna Tower 8 Arm KD

  • Height: 70'
  • Support: Guyed
  • Arms/Mounts: 8
  • Assembly: Knock-down (unassembled)
  • Part Number: 1500-0448-204
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TS-74C< >70′ SS RTR Antenna Tower 8 Arm Assembled

Height: 70' Support: Self-supported Arms/Mounts: 8 Assembly: At Factory Part Number: 1500-0473-203

TS-7220 20′ Steel Antenna Tower 72″ Face

Section Length: 20' Section Weight: 1,280 lbs Face Width: 72" Load Capacity: 133,010 lbs  View Product Specs   |   Request Quote Not finding what you're looking for? We can custom-build antenna products to your exact specifications. Contact us here or call 1-940-325-3301 for more information.

TS-3620 20′ Steel Antenna Tower 36″ Face

Section Length: 20' Section Weight: 525 lbs Face Width: 36" Load Capacity: 95,000 lbs  View Product Specs   |   Request Quote Not finding what you're looking for? We can custom-build antenna products to your exact specifications. Contact us here or call 1-940-325-3301 for more information.

TS-2420 20′ Steel Antenna Tower 24″ Face

Section Length: 20' Section Weight: 210 lbs Face Width: 24" Load Capacity: 41,300 lbs  View Product Specs   |   Request Quote Not finding what you're looking for? We can custom-build antenna products to your exact specifications. Contact us here or call 1-940-325-3301 for more information.