Steel Tower Maintenance, Construction and Installation

Capabilities

System Design

  • Steel antenna towers – guyed, self-supporting or monopole
  • Ground systems
  • Microwave paths
  • Buildings (prefabricated or site constructed)
  • Antenna and coaxial feedline

Fabrication

  • Towers
  • Buildings
  • Special Equipment

Tower Installation

  • Site clearing and preparation
  • Site construction
  • Concrete foundations
  • Towers and associated equipment
  • Building/Equipment shelter
  • Electrical
  • Grounding
  • Fence and site security

Testing/Inspections 

Technical training 

System Modification/Maintenance

  • Inspection/System Inventory
  • Tower modification
  • Painting
  • Lighting system repair/replacement
  • Grounding/lighting protection system repair/upgrade
  • Antenna installation/removal/relocation (including path alignment
  • Site clearing/Maintenance

Tower Analysis

Project Management

 

OUR PROFILE

Swager Communications, Inc. is a family-owned and operated business established in 1950 by William E. Swager. Since 1950, the Swager family has been in the business of design, fabrication and erection of steel towers. The Swagers have been pioneers in the tower and communications industry in the United States since we first began. In 1985 the Swager family changed the business name from Swager Tower Corp. to Swager Communications, Inc. to better describe our full-service capabilities in the communications field.

Swager Communications, Inc. is a full-service communications systems company providing custom designed steel towers, engineering, maintenance field operations, manufacturing and customer support. For over fifty years, the Swagers have performed turnkey communications construction contracts for government agencies and commercial accounts. These contracts involved work in all corners of the world and all types of climates. From the frigid, wind-blown coast of Northern Scotland; to the jungles of Vietnam and South America; to the deserts of Africa and the American Southwest; mountain-tops to prairies and various Pacific and Caribbean islands, Swager crews have always finished their contracts accurately, completely and timely.

Initially, towers were structural supports for AM radio stations. Subsequent years led to the development of FM radio stations, television stations, microwave links, cable television systems, radar, telemetry, paging and cellular telephone systems. Swagers assisted in the refinement of AM broadcasting in the early 1950's and have always been among the first to venture into new areas as technology progressed.

THE 1980'S

In the 1980’s Swager Communications, Inc. worked with the US Air Force to redesign the ASR radar tower to aid in progressing to the ASR-9 generation of radars. This project required that we redesign the tower to accommodate the new radar system while maintaining the footprint of the existing towers. This was successfully accomplished and resulted in our AB-1368/F radar tower which has been installed in numerous locations around the world.

These projects have positioned Swager Communications, Inc. to undertake and complete even the most demanding of contracts in the world.

Non-Directional Beacon Towers

60-foot Non-Directional Beacon Tower (NDB) includes all necessary hardware including base insulator. Manufactured per TIA/EIA-222-F for 150 mph survival wind speed.

 

Downloadable Drawings

Model Number & DescriptionDrawing DescriptionPDF Drawing
SB42-60NDB
60-foot NDB tower includes 3 sections.
Tower Elevation NDB60-01
Foundations Pier Details NDB60-02
Guy Anchor Details NDB60-03

Product Towers

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PA- and SA-Series 3-legged self-supporting towers. Manufactured per TIA/EIA-222-F for 80-120 mph basic
The MALSR tower incorporates a top-mounted 4’-1” x 13’-6 ¾” platform which accommodates
60-foot Non-Directional Beacon Tower (NDB) includes all necessary hardware including base insulator.
One (1) 17-foot standard, galvanized top section with all necessary hardware, overhang, and standard
300-foot 3-legged guyed tower. Manufactured per TIA-EIA-222-F for 80 mph basic wind and 1/2 of
Self-supporting, 4-legged GP-Series RTR Tower with a 48-inch O.C. uniform face width. Includes
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Beacon Tower
60-foot Non-Directional Beacon Tower (NDB) includes all necessary hardware including base insulator.[...]

Custom

Special Projects

Swager Communications, Inc. has worked with Marion-based GP Designs to produce custom designs.

Profile

Who We Are

We have been in the tower industry for over 50 years! Click here for a brief company history and see how our experience has made us who we are today.

Resources

Related Links

Click here to view our resources including GSA & US Coast Guard Contracts. We are also Hub Zone Certified.