Dr. Jonathan Kramer's Cell Tower Photo Gallery

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Tree Trunk Firmly Planted!603 viewsThis photo shows the detail of the monopalm trunk installation to the foundation. Footings are sunk and concrete is poured around the footings. The tree is bolted to the footings.33333
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Pulling Cables Inside a Monopalm577 viewsTechs are installing cables inside this legacy monopalm. Sepulveda Boulevard west of the I-405 in Los Angeles.33333
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Pulling Cables Inside a Monopalm599 viewsTechs are installing cables inside this legacy monopalm. Sepulveda Boulevard west of the I-405 in Los Angeles.33333
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Pulling Cables Inside a Monopalm605 viewsTechs are installing cables inside this legacy monopalm. Sepulveda Boulevard west of the I-405 in Los Angeles.44444
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Pulling Cables Inside a Monopalm533 viewsTechs are installing cables inside this legacy monopalm. Sepulveda Boulevard west of the I-405 in Los Angeles.11111
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Pulling Cables Inside a Monopalm506 viewsTechs are installing cables inside this legacy monopalm. Sepulveda Boulevard west of the I-405 in Los Angeles.11111
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Pulling Cables Inside a Monopalm481 viewsTechs are installing cables inside this legacy monopalm. Sepulveda Boulevard west of the I-405 in Los Angeles.33333
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Pulling Cables Inside a Monopalm470 viewsTechs are installing cables inside this legacy monopalm. Sepulveda Boulevard west of the I-405 in Los Angeles.33333
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Pulling Cables Inside a Monopalm457 viewsTechs are installing cables inside this legacy monopalm. Sepulveda Boulevard west of the I-405 in Los Angeles.11111
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Pulling Cables Inside a Monopalm475 viewsTechs are installing cables inside this legacy monopalm. Sepulveda Boulevard west of the I-405 in Los Angeles.22222
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Pulling Cables Inside a Monopalm447 viewsTechs are installing cables inside this legacy monopalm. Sepulveda Boulevard west of the I-405 in Los Angeles.00000
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Pulling Cables Inside a Monopalm453 viewsTechs are installing cables inside this legacy monopalm. Sepulveda Boulevard west of the I-405 in Los Angeles.00000
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Ontario, California Multi-Carrier Camo Site633 viewsThis is one of the early major camo sites in Southern California. Located in Ontario, this multi-carrier, multi-camo monopalm site is located on the north side of the I-10 Freeway. This photo is from December, 2001.00000
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Stylish Verizon Wireless Site657 viewsThis Verizon site in Encinitas, California, has a commanding view of the I-5 freeway. This photo, looking north to Carlsbad, shows the nicely hidden site. The antennas are mounted to the roof.00000
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Monopine in Culver City644 viewsThis is a monopine, constructed in 2002, in Culver City, California.

By today's standards, this would not make the grade (low branch count; no antenna panel covers; bare; etc.).
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Getty Center exit of the I-405 in Los Angeles circa 2001544 viewsThis is the multi-carrier site at the Getty Center exit of the I-405 in the Sepulveda pass.00000
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Close enough to Camo1053 viewsThis is a close-up of the 2300 Chestnut St. site in San Francisco. Note that this photo was taken in 2001. Do you see the antennas? 00000
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Close enough to Camo716 viewsThis is an overview shot of the 2300 Chestnut St. site in San Francisco. Note that this photo was taken in 2001. Do you see the antennas? 00000
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Nextel Camo Site - San Marcos, California443 viewsNextel's poorly-maintained camo site at a medical office building in San Marcos, California.00000
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Nextel Camo Site - San Marcos, California422 viewsNextel's poorly-maintained camo site at a medical office building in San Marcos, California.33333
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Camo Site at Gas Station576 viewsVerizon Wireless is in the far tower of this gas station on the road to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. The site is in Valley, Arizona.11111
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Village of Oak Creek near Sedona587 viewsThis camo site is located on Highway 179 in Oak Creek. This site is on the main road connecting I-17 with Sedona. The site is hidden in the facade box. Nice background, eh?55555
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Village of Oak Creek near Sedona562 viewsThis camo site is located on Highway 179 in Oak Creek. This site is on the main road connecting I-17 with Sedona. The site is hidden by the parapet above the roof. Nice background, eh?33333
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Village of Oak Creek near Sedona497 viewsTwo camouflaged sites are seen (barely) in this shopping center along Highway 179 in the Village of Oak Creek, near Sedona, Arizona.33333
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McCell Site622 viewsT-Mobile's McDonald's site in Del Mar, California. The antennas are in the three radomes atop the parking lot light standards. The base station equipment is housed in the CMU wall extension behind the trash enclosure.00000
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There's Hope For the Signal!570 viewsSprint's site at Hope Church in Vista California is built in the add-on column below the spire. If you look closely you can see how the add-on was constructed. The facade is RF transparent material.22222
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Hope (and signal) Sprints Eternal475 viewsAnother view of the camo antennas at Sprint's Hope Church site in Vista California.00000
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BTS Equipment Enclosure460 viewsSprint's BTS equipment is located in this CMU walled enclosure at the Hope Church site in Vista, California.00000
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Hope (and signal) Sprints Eternal430 viewsAnother view of the camo antennas at Sprint's Hope Church site in Vista California.00000
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Faux Roof Penthouses502 viewsThe three rooftop enclosures house cell equipment/antennas. Torrance, California.11111
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Faux Roof Penthouses496 viewsThe three rooftop enclosures house cell equipment/antennas. Torrance, California.00000
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657 viewsA camo METROPCS site in San Pablo, California. The antennas are in the radomes just below the Holiday Inn sign.33333
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Sleep Wirelessly in San Pablo, California438 viewsMetroPCS site inside the legs of a Holiday Inn Express sign. For more views of this site, visit http://www.ichotelsgroup.com/h/d/ex/1/en/hotel/spoca?_requestid=302192.

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Sing it with me... "Every Light A Cell Site"587 viewsThis is a view of the east side of the track at Agoura High in Agoura Hills, California. Each of the four light standards at this track support a antennas in radomes.00000
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Agoura High School586 viewsAll four light standards at the Agoura Hills High School sport antenna radomes55555
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Outback with the Signal544 viewsNextel's antennas are inside the lower portion of the sign. The GPS antenna is mounted to one of the legs of the sign. Norwalk, California, overlooking Interstate 5.00000
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Outback with the Signal414 viewsNextel's antennas are inside the lower portion of the sign. The GPS antenna is mounted to one of the legs of the sign. Norwalk, California, overlooking Interstate 5.00000
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Primm an Properr in Primm Nevadaa593 viewsA site below the turret of one of the buildings at Whiskey Pete's in Primm, Nevada (about 400 yards from the California State line) off of I-15.22222
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Shelling out some signal700 viewsNextel's antennas are affixed below the gas station sign at this site in Henderson, Nevada.00000
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Can a Faux Monopine Have a Faux Disease?683 viewsNextel (now TowerCo) can take 'great pride' in its economical design of this monopine, located in a CalTrans yard at the intersections of the I405 and I10 freeways in West Los Angeles. References to Christmas trees owned by a certain person with the last name of Brown are appropriate. 33333
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Sort-of Flag Tank Site615 views...in Boulder City, Nevada.22222
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Using Microwaves to Cook the Food?677 viewsThis site's antennas are painted to match the McDonalds barrel sign at the Barstow Station, Barstow California.11111
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Can You Fry Me Now?686 viewsThis site's antennas are painted to match the McDonalds barrel sign at the Barstow Station, Barstow California.22222
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The Word Rings Out From T-Mobile573 viewsT-Mobile's exterior box design is spoiled by the visible antenna cables and tower mounted amplifiers in plain view. A little work would make this a nice site on a church bell tower.00000
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What an Awful 'Camouflage' Design577 viewsSprint's silly camo box above non-camo legs design in Burbank, California. Not even painted with some classic line like, "Eat At Joes" or "Repent! The End (of Bad Camo Designs) is at Hand!"00000
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What an Awful 'Camouflage' Design606 viewsSprint's silly camo box above non-camo legs design in Burbank, California. Not even painted with some classic line like, "Eat At Joes" or "Repent! The End (of Bad Camo Designs) is at Hand!"00000
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I'll Take Your Parking Ticket, If you Please540 viewsSprint's BTS is located under the stairs at the entry?/exit? of this garage in Burbank, California. Notice how the space was extended below the stairs to house the equipment.00000
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Faux Steeple Site Overlooking LAX502 viewsThis Cingular-built site in El Segundo, California, now owned by T-Mobile, overlooks LAX. The building houses a mortuary. In this picture you see the relationship between the site and the west complex of LAX. This is a $million dollar view of LAX, but I suspect the mortuary isn't quite making all that from T-Mobile.00000
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LMU/GPS - Unusual Configuration577 viewsThis Cingular-built site in El Segundo, California, now owned by T-Mobile, overlooks LAX. The building houses a mortuary. In this picture you see a very unusual placement of the LMU antenna (left) and the GPS antenna (right) attached to the power riser. This face of the building is to the south, so the LMU antenna is block for about 180 degrees of arc. Clever, eh?00000
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Fax Steeple Site Overlooking LAX501 viewsThis Cingular-built site in El Segundo, California, now owned by T-Mobile, overlooks LAX. The building houses a mortuary. Note that the chimney shown in this photo IS NOT the camo faux chimney in the rear of the property. This is the building real chimney.00000
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Close Up of Top of Poorly Maintained Faux Chimney779 viewsThis Cingular-built site in El Segundo, California, now owned by T-Mobile, overlooks LAX. The building houses a mortuary. In this picture you see a very poorly maintained faux chimney. A brick facade panel is coming off. The cable, telephone, and power drops should be relocated to achive the required NEC clearances.1 comments22222
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BTS Equipment, Top and Bottom of Faux Chimney516 viewsThis Cingular-built site in El Segundo, California, now owned by T-Mobile, overlooks LAX. The building houses a mortuary. In this picture you see the BTS equipment and the cables feeding to the bottom of the faux chimney. A steeple on the LAX side of the building serves the airport. 00000
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Top of Poorly Maintained Faux Chimney485 viewsThis Cingular-built site in El Segundo, California, now owned by T-Mobile, overlooks LAX. The building houses a mortuary. In this picture you see a very poorly maintained faux chimney. A brick facade panel is coming off. The cable, telephone, and power drops should be relocated to achive the required NEC clearances.00000
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BTS Equipment, Top and Bottom of Faux Chimney499 viewsThis Cingular-built site in El Segundo, California, now owned by T-Mobile, overlooks LAX. The building houses a mortuary. In this picture you see the BTS equipment and the cables feeding to the bottom of the faux chimney. A steeple on the LAX side of the building serves the airport. 00000
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BTS Equipment, Bottom of Faux Chimney461 viewsThis Cingular-built site in El Segundo, California, now owned by T-Mobile, overlooks LAX. The building houses a mortuary. In this picture you see the BTS equipment and the cables feeding to the bottom of the faux chimney. A steeple on the LAX side of the building serves the airport. 00000
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Camo Site Overlooking LAX441 viewsThis apartment building sports mutiple carries in the faux parapet. This site, in El Segundo overlooks LAX. It appears to have 3 carriers co-located here.00000
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Camo LUG on Apartment Building488 viewsThis LUG (generator socket) is installed on an apartment building in El Segundo, California, overlooks Los Angeles International Airport.33333
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The Sweet Taste of Signal615 viewsAnother view of the old Loveland Sugar Co. silo, now used as an antenna support for two carriers. Cingular is in the prefabricated building on the right. The carrier on the outdoor platform on the left is (currently) unidentified.00000
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The Sweet Taste of Signal506 viewsA view of the jumper-to-hardline and grounding point for this unidentified carrier at the old Loveland Sugar Co. silo. The colored tape is used to identify the antenna sectors and whether the antennas are transmit or receive. Loveland, Colorado.00000
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The Sweet Taste of Signal525 viewsUnidentified carrier at the Loveland Sugar Co. silo, Loveland Colorado. Notice that the equipment is held aloft on a variable mount platform rather than engineering a foundation.00000
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The Sweet Taste of Signal434 viewsAnother view of the old Loveland Sugar Co. silo, now used as an antenna support for two carriers (Cingular plus an unidentified carrier).33333
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The Sweet Taste of Signal503 viewsA close-up view of the platform system used to elevate and level the equipment cabinets for this unidentified carrier at the Loveland Sugar Co. silo, Loveland, Colorado.00000
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The Sweet Taste of Signal553 viewsLong view of the Loveland Sugar Co. (Colorado) silo used as and antenna platform for two carriers (Cingular plus an unidentified carrier).00000
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The Sweet Taste of Signal444 viewsCingular and an unidentified second carrier use this old silo in Loveland, Colorado. Photo by Steve Allen of Kramer.Firm, Inc.11111
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The Sweet Taste of Signal453 viewsCloseup of the Cingular and unidentified second carrier panels and microwave in use on this old silo in Loveland, Colorado. Photo by Steve Allen of Kramer.Firm, Inc. Loveland Sugar Co.00000
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The Sweet Taste of Signal442 viewsCingular and an unidentified second carrier use this old sugar silo in Loveland, Colorado. Photo by Steve Allen of Kramer.Firm, Inc. Loveland Sugar Co.00000
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A Powerful Bison747 viewsVerizon's cellular bison, located in Carr, Colorado, serves I25. Notice the microwave dish to the right of the bison. It's used for backhaul to Verizon's mobile telephone switching office (MTSO). Photo by Steve Allen of Kramer.Firm, Inc.33333
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A Powerful Bison573 viewsVerizon's cellular bison, located in Carr, Colorado, serves I25. This site is about 1 mile south of the Wyoming state line. The apparent height of the bison is about 12 feet. This photo is looking to the north. Photo by Steve Allen of Kramer.Firm, Inc.33333
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A Powerful Bison1515 viewsVerizon's cellular bison, located in Carr, Colorado, serves I25. This closeup shot shows how the antenna panels are affixed to the metal body of the bison.2 comments33333
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A Powerful Bison788 viewsVerizon's cellular bison, located in Carr, Colorado, serves I25. This site is about 1 mile south of the Wyoming state line. The apparent height of the bison is about 12 feet. This photo is looking to the south. Photo by Steve Allen of Kramer.Firm, Inc.33333
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Nextel Near the L.A. Convention Center563 viewsNextel's equipment is located inside this building west of the L.A. Convention Center. The building design is quite interesting, eh? Sprint and Cingular and co-located at this site. Sprint's antenna support is like Nextel's (only it has a fresh coat of paint), and Cingular uses a mono-bore tower here.00000
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A Stylish Sprint Design552 viewsJust west of the the L.A. Convention Center you'll find this interesting antenna support. While the antennas are external to the dedicated structure, quite a bit of thought went into the design. Linda Paul (now with T-Mobile) has provided additional information about this site, and I have to tell you that the more I see it, the more I like it!33333
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Sprint Together With Nextel...730 views...have the two unusual antenna supports at this site, located west of the L.A. Convention Center. Cingular is here, too, with a mono-bore tower off the photo to the right. Gee, that Nextel tower could sure use a fresh coat of paint, do you agree?22222
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Now You Don't See It, and Now you Don't!618 viewsA very unusual cell rock design encloses both Sprint's equipment building and its antennas. Riverside County, just south of Palm Desert, Caifornia. This view is looking west from the roadway.00000
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Now You Don't See It, and Now you Don't!689 viewsA very unusual cell rock design encloses both Sprint's equipment building and its antennas. Riverside County, just south of Palm Desert, Caifornia. This view is looking east from an area not usually accessible to visitors.00000
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Now You Don't See It, and Now you Don't!805 viewsA very unusual cell rock design encloses both Sprint's equipment building and its antennas. Riverside County, just south of Palm Desert, Caifornia. This view is looking north.00000
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551 viewsA very unusual cell rock design encloses both Sprint's equipment building and its antennas. Riverside County, just south of Palm Desert, Caifornia. This view is looking southwest from the roadway.33333
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Now You Don't See It, and Now you Don't!668 viewsA very unusual cell rock design encloses both Sprint's equipment building and its antennas. Riverside County, just south of Palm Desert, Caifornia. This view is looking northwest from the roadway.33333
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Now You Don't See It, and Now you Don't!587 viewsA very unusual cell rock design encloses both Sprint's equipment building and its antennas. Riverside County, just south of Palm Desert, Caifornia. This view is looking east from an area not usually accessible to visitors.00000
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Now You Don't See It, and Now you Don't!488 viewsA very unusual cell rock design encloses both Sprint's equipment building and its antennas. Riverside County, just south of Palm Desert, Caifornia. This view is looking east from an area not usually accessible to visitors.33333
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You Can Rest Your Signal Here591 views...at the Lemon Tree motel in Pomona, California. It's the site of this Cingular wireless cell sign and well-hidden BTS cabinet. This site overlooks Interstate 10/SR57/SR71 interchange.22222
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You Can Rest Your Signal Here510 views...at the Lemon Tree motel in Pomona, California. It's the site of this Cingular wireless cell sign and well-hidden BTS cabinet. This site overlooks Interstate 10/SR57/SR71 interchange.00000
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You Can Rest Your Signal Here543 views...at the Lemon Tree motel in Pomona, California. It's the site of this Cingular wireless cell sign and well-hidden BTS cabinet. This site overlooks Interstate 10/SR57/SR71 interchange.00000
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Blessed be the Signal From On High492 viewsVerizon's antennas are in the bell tower of this church in Pomona, California.00000
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Blessed be the Signal From On High455 viewsVerizon's antennas are in the bell tower of this church in Pomona, California.00000
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A Sassy Looking Mono-Cypress1027 viewsVerizon's mono-cypress tree in Lake Elsinore is Sassy! (Sorry, bad joke: That's VZW's site name...go figure!) Here's a close-up of the tree coverage.2 comments44444
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Verizon's Sassy Site: Grounded Bollards603 viewsThe traffic bollards at Verizon's Sassy site are grounded. This helps to prevent RF hot-spots near the antennas. Of course, the bollards also help to deter unwelcome vehicle-visitors!11111
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Gallons of Fun492 viewsVerizon's Sassy site has a standby power generator. This above-ground tank holds 305 gallons of fuel. It's inside the main equipment area, which is physically separated from the power generator by about 50 feet.00000
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A Sassy Power Generator500 viewsVerizon's Sassy site features this remote power generator. Note that the fuel tank isn't here, but rather it's located in the main BTS fenced area about 50 feet away (and to the left of this view).00000
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One Sassy Site590 viewsVerizon's site, called "Sassy" near Lake Elsinore, California is designed as a faux Cypress tree. One of my staff looked at the photo and named it "Chia Cell." From its shape, this could also be a camo missile, ready to be launched against competitive wireless carriers! "Houston, we have a problem!"00000
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One Sassy Site524 viewsVerizon's site, called "Sassy" near Lake Elsinore, California is designed as a faux Cypress tree. One of my staff looked at the photo and named it "Chia Cell." From its shape, this could also be a camo missile, ready to be launched against competitive wireless carriers! "Houston, we have a problem!"00000
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A Sassy Site527 viewsVerizon's site, called "Sassy" near Lake Elsinore, California is designed as a faux Cypress tree. One of my staff looked at the photo and named it "Chia Cell." From its shape, this could also be a camo missile, ready to be launched against competitive wireless carriers! "Houston, we have a problem!"A00000
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Verizon Wireless Camo Light Standard828 views...in Santa Monica, California. Notice that the BTS equipment vault is located around the corner to the right. It's in the sidewalk area. If you still can't spot it, look for the white painted labels! Actually, a nice design. The vents are in the greenbelt area.33333
(3 votes)
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Verizon Wireless Camo Light Standard772 views...in Santa Monica, California. Notice that the BTS equipment vault is located around the corner to the right. It's in the sidewalk area. The vault vents are located in the greenbelt behind the red curb. A very nice installation, indeed.44444
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Two on a Stick572 viewsSprint's BTS equipment is located in the large flush-to-grade vault. It's flush vents bracket the BTS vault. It's interesting to compare the small Sprint vents to the large Cingular vents at the same site. (See the photos of Cingular's vents near this photo in the same gallery.)00000
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cells.sanjuancap.so.coast.christian.assembly.20051116.DSCN0547.jpg
Columns of Signal731 viewsThe columns at the top are built with RF transparent materials. The antennas are located inside the columns of this church. The base station equipment is located at teh lower right site. This church is located in San Juan Capistrano, California.2 comments22222
(5 votes)
cells.sandiego.attws.1901.5.MorenaBlvd.20051116DSCN0536.jpg
A Baby ___pole Site572 viewsYet another ___pole missing its ____. This is a stunted ___pole just intended to shine signal on a stretch of the I-5 Freeway in the City of San Diego. Built by AT&T, this is now a Cingular site.00000
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cells.irvine.3097Edinger.cingular.20051205.DSCN0727.jpg
Just Signal486 viewsThis Cingular-constructed site in Irvine California has its antennas above the clocks. It's located at a "Just Tires" store.00000
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cells.irvine.4200Trabuco.Sprint.20051204..DSCN0708.jpg
Towering Signal608 viewsSprint's site in Irvine along the I-5 Freeway features an unusual antenna configuration where one of the sector antennas is turned 90 degrees to serve another sector. It's the antenna on the right side.2 comments00000
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cells..highland.view.pentecostal.assm.LA.CA.20051121.DSCN0627.jpg
Highland View Pentecostal Assembly - Los Angeles486 viewsCloseup of the antenna camo boxes on the bell tower. The construction is not very good.00000
(1 votes)
cells..highland.view.pentecostal.assm.LA.CA.20051121.DSCN0617.jpg
Highland View Pentecostal Assembly - Los Angeles473 viewsThis site's antennas are built into a add-on box on the bell tower.22222
(2 votes)
cells.sanjuancap.so.coast.christian.assembly.ant.camo.detail.20051116.DSCN0547.jpg
Columns of Signal716 viewsThe columns at the top are built with RF transparent materials. The antennas are located inside the columns of this church. Look carefully and you'll see the seam of the RF transparent panels.2 comments44444
(3 votes)
cells.sanjuancap.so.coast.christian.assembly.20051116.DSCN0542.jpg
Columns of Signal413 viewsThe columns at the top are built with RF transparent materials. The antennas are located inside the columns of this church. The base station equipment is located at teh lower right site. This church is located in San Juan Capistrano, California.00000
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cells.sandiego.camo.church.attws.pbms.719crosby.20051116.DSCN0490.jpg
Church Site450 viewsThis church site in San Diego is interesting because the of the add-on to the church (on the left side) to house AT&T's base station equipment. The antennas are located in the steeple.00000
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cells.sandiego.719crosby.attws.flagpole.lightstandard.20051116.DSCN0496.jpg
A Flag and Light Show636 viewsThis is an AT&T Wireless site, later Cingular, shining signal in San Diego on the I-5 Freeway and the Coronado Bay Bridge. The light standard also supports antennas. 1 comments11111
(3 votes)
cells.sandiego.719crosby.attws.flagpole.20051116.DSCN0480.jpg
A Flagpole Site459 viewsThis is an AT&T Wireless site, later Cingular, shining signal in San Diego on the I-5 Freeway and the Coronado Bay Bridge.00000
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cells.nationalcity.ca.natl.blvd.3rd.ave.tmobile.20051116.DSCN0524.jpg
A Sign of the T-Mobile Times490 viewsThis furniture store sign supports T-Mobile's sectorized antennas. National City, California (south of San Diego). The furniture store is out of business.00000
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cells.nationalcity.ca.natl.blvd.3rd.ave.tmobile.20051116.DSCN0523.jpg
A Sign of the T-Mobile Times395 viewsThis furniture store sign supports T-Mobile's sectorized antennas. National City, California (south of San Diego). The furniture store is out of business.22222
(1 votes)
cells.irvine.4200Trabuco.Sprint.20051204..DSCN0707.jpg
Towering Signal1271 viewsSprint's site in Irvine along the I-5 Freeway features an unusual antenna configuration where one of the sector antennas is turned 90 degrees to serve another sector. It's the antenna on the right side.00000
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cells.irvine.4200Trabuco.Sprint.20051204..DSCN0706.jpg
Towering Signal584 viewsSprint's site in Irvine along the I-5 Freeway features an unusual antenna configuration where one of the sector antennas is turned 90 degrees to serve another sector. It's the antenna on the right side.44444
(3 votes)
cells.irvine.3097Edinger.cingular.20051205.DSCN0731.jpg
Just Signal553 viewsThis Cingular-constructed site in Irvine California has its antennas above the clocks. It's located at a "Just Tires" store.00000
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cells.camp.pend.20051115.cing.nextel.DSCN0469.jpg
Is that an AIRCRAFT warning light on the tree?996 viewsI continue to update the gallery with new photos of this ever-changing site. The latest is the addition of new panel antennas.4 comments22222
(2 votes)
cells.camp.pend.20051115.cing.nextel.DSCN0465.jpg
Is that an AIRCRAFT warning light on the tree?639 viewsI continue to update the gallery with new photos of this ever-changing site. The latest is the addition of new panel antennas.33333
(3 votes)
cells..highland.view.pentecostal.assm.LA.CA.20051121.DSCN0622.jpg
Highland View Pentecostal Assembly - Los Angeles524 viewsOverview of the antenna camo boxes on the bell tower.22222
(1 votes)
cells..highland.view.pentecostal.assm.LA.CA.20051121.DSCN0620.jpg
Highland View Pentecostal Assembly - Los Angeles528 viewsView of BTS equipment next to chapel of the church.00000
(1 votes)
cells..highland.view.pentecostal.assm.LA.CA.20051121.DSCN0618.jpg
Highland View Pentecostal Assembly - Los Angeles681 viewsView of GPS and LMU antennas next to BTS equipment.00000
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cells.orange.1621.E.Walnut.cingular.palm.20051108.DSCN0220.jpg
Mauve in Orange607 viewsI never knew that some Palm tree trunks were mauve. Apparently they can be for mono-palms like this Cingular site in the City of Orange, California.00000
(0 votes)
cells.SantaMarChristianHighSchool.Nextel.20051028.PA280019.jpg
Nextel Field Light Standard Radome Antenna Mount917 viewsNextel's Santa Margarita Christian High School site (Rancho Rancho Santa Margarita, California) uses a field light standard to support the antennas, and the radome that covers those antennas.

The mountain in the background/right of the field light standard is Santiago Peak, the key radio site in Orange County, California.
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(2 votes)
cells.SantaMarChristianHighSchool.Nextel.20051028.PA280022.jpg
What's Under the Skirt?682 viewsNextel's Nextel's Santa Margarita Christian High School site antennas are behind a radome/skirt affixed to a field light standard. Looking upwards, you can see 4 of the 6 antennas behind the radome/skirt.00000
(2 votes)
cells.SantaMarChristianHighSchool.Nextel.20051028.PA280024.jpg
Nextel BTS Equpment Shelter585 viewsThis is the BTS equipment shelter for Nextel's Santa Margarita Christian High School site (Rancho Rancho Santa Margarita, California). This buidling is located adjacent to a baseball diamond to the east of the field light standard supporting the site antennas.

Notice that the shadow of the field light standard and Radome are falling on the building. Just a lucky shot!
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(2 votes)
cells.SantaMarChristianHighSchool.Nextel.20051028.PA280026.jpg
What a Lug!586 viewsNextel's Santa Margarita Christian High School site (Rancho Rancho Santa Margarita, California) is adorned with this emergency generator socket (sometimes called a "LUG"). It permits the Nextel to bring in a portable power generator to keep the site on-air during local power outages. For technical details regarding this device see:
http://www.appletonelec.com/pdf/D-2thru31.pdf
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(4 votes)
cells.irvine.obliq.20051028.PA280006.jpg
Obelisque du Signal659 viewsThis cellular Obelisque is located at the interchange of California SR241 and SR133 in the City of Irvine, Calfornia. A similar but smaller wireless obelisque is located at The Spectrum in Irvine (a photo is on this site).

This view is from the SR133 N to the SR241 S connector. It highlights the aircraft warning beacon on the top of the obelisque.
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(2 votes)
cells.irvine.tollroad-133.20051025.PA250018.jpg
Obelisque du Signal488 viewsThis cellular Obelisque is located at the interchange of California SR241 and SR133 in the City of Irvine, Calfornia. A similar but smaller wireless obelisque is located at The Spectrum in Irvine (a photo is on this site).

This view is looking to the east from Portola Road.
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(2 votes)
cells.irvine.tollroad-133.20051025.PA250023.jpg
Obelisque du Signal561 viewsThis cellular Obelisque is located at the interchange of California SR241 and SR133 in the City of Irvine, Calfornia. A similar but smaller wireless obelisque is located at The Spectrum in Irvine (a photo is on this site).

This view is looking to the west from the northbound SR241 just before the interchange.
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(2 votes)
cells.inglewood.spectasite.1225.E.Florence.Inglewood.PA190033.jpg
A Growth on a Monopalm585 viewsYet another view of a compromised monopalm. Spectrasite's cellpalm should never have had the microwave dish or the add-on panel antennas on the tree trunk. It took an only fair design and made it terrible. Sprint and Cingular are at this site. Others may be, too.00000
(2 votes)
cells.inglewood.spectasite.1225.E.Florence.Inglewood.PA190035.jpg
A Growth on a Monopalm628 viewsSpectrasite's monopalm has this very strange 6-panel growth on the tree trunk. And isn't that a stange looking, er, microwavealbe 'date' below the palms?! How sad. Inglewood, California. Cingular and Sprint are at this site.11111
(4 votes)
cells.inglewood.spectasite.1225.E.Florence.Inglewood.PA190037.jpg
A Growth on a Monopalm547 viewsSpectrasite's monopalm has this very strange 6-panel growth on the tree trunk. How sad. Inglewood, California. Cingular and Sprint are at this site.00000
(3 votes)
cells.inglewood.sprint.asr1208615.3132manchester.not8451crenshaw.20051019.PA190014.jpg
Sprint Monopalm827 viewsSprint's monopalm in Inglewood, California. Interestingly, the FCC tower registration for this site points to a completely different address. Hummmm!00000
(2 votes)
cells.thousandoaks.sprint.dual.20051019.PA190065.jpg
Sprint's Dual Light Standard Site635 viewsHigh above the US101 (Ventura Freeway) in Thousand Oaks sit these dual light standards. Two light standards provide three sectors of diversity coverage in this very high (RF) traffic area. The equipment is located in an underground vault. Rasnow Peak can be seen in the distance.00000
(2 votes)
cells.thousandoaks.sprint.dual.20051019.PA190079.jpg
Sprint's Dual Light Standard Site691 viewsHigh above the US101 (Ventura Freeway) in Thousand Oaks sit these dual light standards. Two light standards provide three sectors of diversity coverage in this very high (RF) traffic area. The BTS equpment is located in the vault between the two light standards.22222
(4 votes)
cells.thousandoaks.sprint.dual.ug.bts.20051019.PA190071.jpg
Underground BTS Equipment Vault811 viewsYou're looking at a close-up view of one way that Sprint places its equipment underground. The vents provide air flow. The green pedestal is for the power meter. The PVC tubing is for site drainage. This site is in the Newbury Park portion of Thousand Oaks, California.00000
(2 votes)
cells.thousandoaks.sprint.dual.radomemountingcollar.20051019.PA190076.jpg
Mounting collar: Radome above a light standard787 viewsHere's a close-up view of how a radome is attached to the top of a concrete light standard. This is a Sprint site in the Newbury Park portion of Thousand Oaks, California1 comments00000
(2 votes)
cells.palmdesert.stmargaretsepisocpal.sprint.cellpalm.came.engr.20051022.PA220014.jpg
Monopalm with Hidden Antennas751 viewsA view looking to the west of Sprint's monopalm at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church in Palm Desert, by Chameleon Engineering. The antennas are mounted inside the 'growth pod' below the palms. 00000
(2 votes)
cells.palmdesert.stmargaretsepisocpal.sprint.cellpalm.came.engr.20051022.PA220016.jpg
Monopalm with Hidden Antennas763 viewsA close-up of Sprint's monopalm at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church in Palm Desert, California. The design by Chameleon Engineering hides the antennas inside the 'growth pod' below the palms. 22222
(3 votes)
cells.palmdesert.stmargaretsepisocpal.sprint.cellpalm.came.engr.20051022.PA220011.jpg
Monopalm with Hidden Antennas1143 viewsSprint's monopalm at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church in Palm Desert, California uses a design by Chameleon Engineering. The antennas are mounted inside the 'growth pod' below the palms. This view looks upwards to see how the grown pod radone is set out from the trunk of the palm.3 comments11111
(5 votes)
cells.palmdesert.stmargaretsepisocpal.cellpalm.crown.NoAntArms.20051022.PA220021.jpg
A Thoughtful Monopalm638 viewsThe business end of this two-carrier monopalm at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church school in Palm Desert, California. Notice that there are no antenna arms at top of the tree structure. Cool.

Thanks to Rienk Ayers of Chameleon Engineering for updating me regarding the site. Chameleon's tag line works: "the Best is Hard to Find."
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(3 votes)
cells.palmdesert.stmargaretsepisocpal.cellpalm.20051022.PA220020.jpg
Certainly-a-Monopalm585 viewsHere's an overview of the very active monopalm surrounded by live palm and broadleaf trees. St. Margaret's Episcopal Church in Palm Desert, California.

Thanks to Rienk Ayers of Chameleon Engineering for updating me regarding the site. Chameleon's tag line works: "the Best is Hard to Find."
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(2 votes)
cells.palmdesert.stmargaretsepisocpal.cellpalm.20051022.PA220018.jpg
Very Active Monopalm655 viewsThis monopalm is located at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church in Palm Desert, California. Notice that the antenna arms are not visible because they are hidden in the growth pod.11111
(3 votes)
cells.palmdesert.stmargaretsepisocpal.cellpalm.crown.NoAntArms.20051022.PA220028.jpg
Not-a-Monopalm BTS Enclosure599 viewsThe monopalm at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church school is served from this BTS enclosure adjacent to the kids play area. Palm Desert, California. This panorama consists of three photos. Can you find both break points?00000
(1 votes)
cells.palmdesert.20051022.PA220004.jpg
Monopalm - A Morning View619 viewsClose up of the business end of the Palm Desert, California monopalm. Now you see it...now you do!00000
(2 votes)
cells.palmdesert.20051022.PA220003.jpg
Monopalm - A Morning View539 viewsYet another view of the in-your-face panels on this monopalm in Palm Desert, California. Photo taken about 7:30 a.m.00000
(1 votes)
cells.palmdesert.20051022.PA220002.jpg
Monopalm - A Morning View561 viewsA closer view of the unknown carrier's in-your-face monopalm in Palm Desert, California.00000
(1 votes)
cells.palmdesert.20051022.PA220001.jpg
Monopalm - A Morning View532 viewsThis monopalm in Palm Desert, California is located in a shopping center. The branch coverage is poor, and the panels certainly stand out in the morning light. The carrier is unknown.00000
(1 votes)
cells.deserthotsprings.sprint.61400-B.Pierson.Blvd.PA220046.jpg
Cell Palm641 viewsClose up of the business end of Sprint's Desert Hot Springs monopalm site at 61400B Pierson Blvd. sits aside the road to 29 Palms. Relatively poor branch coverage.00000
(1 votes)
cells.deserthotsprings.sprint.61400-B.Pierson.Blvd.PA220044.jpg
Cell Palm564 viewsNotice that the coax ground block (below the ice guard) and the ground wire from the ground block are not properly affixed. Sprint site in Desert Hot Springs, CA00000
(1 votes)
cells.deserthotsprings.sprint.61400-B.Pierson.Blvd.PA220040.jpg
Cell Palm602 viewsSprint's Desert Hot Springs monopalm site at 61400B Pierson Blvd. sits aside the road to 29 Palms. Relatively poor branch coverage.00000
(1 votes)
cells.windmachine.attws.sandimasca.SR57.20051015.PA150002.jpg
A Mighty Wind's A'blowin...802 viewsThis well-known AT&T Wireless site sits to the west of SR57 in San Dimas, California (near Arrow Highway). The BTS equipment is located in the building to the left behind the barbed wire fence.3 comments11111
(4 votes)
cells.windmachine.attws.sandimasca.SR57.20051015.PA150008.jpg
A Mighty Wind's A'blowin...496 viewsLooking up to the working platform of the AT&T Wireless Camo Windmill in San Dimas, California. All three sectors can be seen. The cables come down the center inside the large pipe.00000
(1 votes)
cells.roof.sprint.montana.av.santamonica.20051016.PA160078.jpg
Camo Sprint Site558 viewsHere's another view of Sprint's camo site on Montana Avenue in Santa Monica, California. This view is looking north from 15th Street toward Montana Avenue.00000
(1 votes)
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