Communications & Antenna Masts

Our pneumatically controlled aluminium mast systems are commonly used throughout the communications industry. They can be used as portable temporary platforms for directional or omni-directional antennas or fixed in permanent positions. We have a huge range of over 900 masts, with extended and retracted heights to suit any application. Our base tube diameters range from Ø45mm to Ø250mm and can carry impressive head loads of up to 500kg.

Who uses our communications and antenna masts?

Our masts are in service with many of the world’s military and government organisations, police, fire brigades, search & rescue teams, broadcasters, and both professional and amateur radio users who utilise them for omitting and receiving a an expansive range of data transmission and radio frequencies. We stock a range of mast to antenna adaptors, and are able to rapidly produce custom brackets to suit user’s requirements.

We offer a full installation service for specialist vehicles, such as TV broadcasting, or we can supply full fitting instructions for systems integrators. Mechanically operated masts are increasingly employed by the communications sector, and provide an alternative to the pneumatic operation of the majority of our range, enabling users to extend and retract to precise heights remotely via PC or other such devices. The MecMast has impressive lifting capacities and all of the new electro-mechanical range is compliant to military standard – MIL-STD-810, thus requiring far less maintenance than all other types of mast on the market. The MecMast is equipped with a manual over-ride function, base tube size range from Ø127mm to Ø250mm and up to 20m extended height. Please view the MecMast product page in Special Mast Systems for further details.

WIFI Signal Strenth Boosting

Festivals, sporting events, trade fairs and all manner of locations where large numbers of people congregate invariably have a demand for WIFI network and web access. We have numerous masts to facilitate WIFI gateway and a full range are available to hire that can be dispatched for next day delivery in strong purpose made crates. Please view our hire rate card or contact our experienced and friendly sales team. We distribute our hire fleet all over the UK, and ship purchased products globally. All the packaging we use for our equipment meets ECC requirements to ensure all items reach you safely.

Telephone Signal Boosting

Our masts are commonly used at outdoor events and other places where large groups of people gather such as exhibitions, etc. As so many people now use smart phones, this can cause problems as the fixed telecommunications masts cannot cope with this increase in demand. Customers generally choose masts from our Portable range, between 6m to 12m, and install boosters to increase signal strength and coverage. You can choose to buy or hire our extremely lightweight Hiperpod, that has proven popular for this application.

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Client Testimonials

  • I purchased a 26M Mast system from Total Mast Solutions which was installed to my vehicle to an exacting standard by their technicians. On collection I was fully trained on all equipment and taught the tricks of the trade and also received a certificate of competence. I use my mast nearly every day and I can say that it is designed to be swiftly deployed and is built to last!! I now receive significant numbers of photography jobs which are directly passed onto me by Total Mast Solutions and has been a real bonus. Being a one man operation its great to know I have the team at TMS behind me and whenever I have any questions they deal with these very rapidly. If I am anywhere near their offices I always call in for a cup of coffee and a chat and I am always greeted with a smile. Many thanks to Simon and his team…
    Steve Evans
  • We looked at a number of different mobile elevated filming solutions, and after comparing the various options along with talking to a number of sources we decided to go with the 6m Ø80mm mast model from Total Mast Solutions. Our main training field has no elevation whatsoever, and occasionally we do train away from our base. We have been very impressed with the mast and have even taken this away to Australia and South Africa to capture preseason games and in season trainings. Our players and coaching staff were blown away with the quality of the footage when using the mast and now looking ahead no doubt we will look to get another as there is always a high demand for its use. I would highly recommend the mast from Total Mast Solutions to all teams, it has really made my workflow so much more efficient. I control the mast from inside a tent when it's wet and live code, so when training is finished I can copy the footage direct onto the server for the team to access. I really can't think what I would do without my portable telescopic mast!
    Regan Hall Head of Performance Analysis, Chiefs Rugby, New Zealand
  • Some years ago we purchased a portable mast and other equipment from Total Mast Solutions. We have used it on numerous scenes of incidents and accidents and it has proved to be very effective, reliable and easy to deploy. It has provided us with invaluable information and images which could not have been available to us in any other way. Thanks to all at Total Mast Solutions for your continued support.
    Phil MurrayCumbrian Police Force
  • I recently purchased a 17 meter fast mast – new 4" or 101mmØ version from Total Mast Solutions for photography. After seeing their video on their site I called the sales team who promptly answered my questions. It duly arrived on time and I unpacked and fitted it to my vehicle which was very easy as all was explained in the fitting instructions. After using the mast myself I can say that it does do exactly what the video shows, I suppose that's why they called it the fast mast!! It is a great quality product supplied by a team of professionals. I have also had a lot of help and advice on marketing my service which has saved me lots of time and money Thanks to all at T.M.S.
    Mick Turner
  • We purchased two portable 17m Ø101mm mast from Total Mast Solutions prior to the 2013 season. The two masts soon became part of our match day operations at our reserves games in order to deliver the same camera views as the AFL. The masts have been a valuable teaching tool as they provided us with the elevated view from behind the goals, which we didn’t previously have. The masts have played a crucial role in player development, analysis of team structures and game plans. We are very pleased with the product and the service it allows us to deliver our coaches and players.
    Harrison GarlandPerformance Analyst- WAFL Coordinator, The West Coast Eagles, Australia
  • We purchased the 6m Ø80mm with Sony HD Camcorder Solution from Total Mast Solutions last season to aid the recording of training sessions and Academy Matches. The system has allowed FAB Academy to film games from all angles, it allows staff and players to watch back the games and analyze player performances. Over the past year we have played a number of academy games, mostly against professional academies, all of which have been impressed with the mast system and how easy it is to set up. The mobility of the mast enables us to take it to away games which is really helpful and convenient. The Dartfish video analysis software has made a massive difference to our programme and I would highly recommend it to all academies. The player’s development from having this analysis system has been accelerated and improved all aspects of their game, individually and as a team.
    Nas Bashir Founder, FAB Football Academy, Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre

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