Dr. Jonathan Kramer's Cell Tower Photo Gallery

Copyright 2000-2017 Dr. Jonathan Kramer


cells.roof.sprint.montana.av.santamonica.20051016.PA160076.jpg
Camo Sprint Site435 views...on Montana Avenue at 15th Street in Santa Monica. The two bumps to the right top of the cam parapet are work lights, not antennas.00000
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Sprint's Camo Water Tank in San Dimas (Overview)410 viewsThis photo provides an overview of the entire site. The faux tank is to the right. The equipment bay is just off to the left of center. The AC panel, transfer switch, and LUG connector are in the center.00000
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Does RF Signal Leak Out of a Signal Tank?541 viewsA view of Sprint's San Dimas, California water tank site.33333
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Does RF Signal Leak Out of a Signal Tank?451 viewsA view of Sprint's San Dimas, California water tank site.00000
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Does RF Signal Leak Out of a Signal Tank?423 viewsA view of Sprint's San Dimas, California water tank site.00000
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Sprint's New No Tresspassing Sign Has Teeth!637 viewsHeck, after reading this I want to turn myself into the FBI! This is posted at Sprint's water tank site in San Dimas, California.00000
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Power Meter, Transfer Switch, Generator Plug419 viewsSprint's water tank site in San Dimas features this power meter, transfer switch, and generator plug. Okay, it's not really featured, but it sure is part of the design.00000
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BTS Equipment - Sprint's Water Tank in San Dimas659 viewsA peek inside of the equipment bay of Sprint's San Dimas water tank site. The GPS antenna, painted brown, pops up above the wood cover.00000
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Sprint's San Dimas Water Tank - Entry Port371 viewsLooking up to the entry port of Sprint's water tank in San Dimas, California00000
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Cable Pulling Vault: Sprint's San Dimas Water Tank375 viewsThe cables from the BTS to the antennas pass through this pulling vault, then go up the legs of the tank to the antennas.00000
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Super Signal From Super 8472 viewsCingular built this camo site below a sign at the Super 8 Motel in Azusa, California. For some reason the radome cover is missing, exposing the three sector antennas to public view. The BTS equipment is located on the roof of the motel, just out of sight to the left of the photo.00000
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Super Signal From Super 8441 viewsCingular built this camo site below a sign at the Super 8 Motel in Azusa, California. For some reason the radome cover is missing, exposing the three sector antennas to public view.00000
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Super Signal From Super 8351 viewsCingular built this camo site below a sign at the Super 8 Motel in Azusa, California. For some reason the radome cover is missing, exposing the three sector antennas to public view.00000
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Drunk Tank?546 viewsThis series of photos of an interesting Verizon faux water tank in Littlerock, California suggests that perhaps something was amiss when the tank was installed on the legs, don't you know! The microwave dish is for 'back haul' to the MTSO.1 comments00000
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Drunk Tank?559 viewsThis series of photos of an interesting Verizon faux water tank in Littlerock, California suggests that perhaps something was amiss when the tank was installed on the legs. Quite an interesting way to mate things.1 comments00000
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Drunk Tank?424 viewsYet another view of the 'drunk tank' in Littlerock, California. The BTS equipment shelter is located behind the building in the foreground.00000
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Drunk Tank?414 viewsVerizon's 'drunk tank' in Littlerock, California.00000
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Sending Out The Word556 viewsCamo site in Irvine, California, originally built by AT&T Wireless.00000
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YA_P Site437 viewsYet another ____ pole site. This one in Newport Beach, California.22222
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It's a Gas!429 viewsUSA Gas in Irvine, California sports this nifty T-Mobile flag site. Cingular has a proposal to change out the flagpole for a dual-carrier flagpole.00000
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It's a Gas!526 viewsUSA Gas station in Irvine, California. This flagpole is operated by T-Mobile. Cingular would like to change it out for a dual-carrier flagpole.00000
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BTS Equipment Behind Mounment Sign426 viewsCloseup of the equipment behind the monument entry sign at CLU.00000
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BTS Equipment Behind Mounment Sign402 viewsCloseup of the equipment behind the monument entry sign at CLU.00000
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BTS Equipment Behind Monument Sign398 viewsAt California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, California. The antennas are in the radome atop the parking lot lights (seen in this background right of this photo), and the BTS equipment is behind the monument entry sign.00000
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BTS Equipment Behind Monument Sign377 viewsAt California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, California. The antennas are in the radome atop the parking lot lights (not seen in this photo), and the BTS equipment is in the background behind the monument entry sign.
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Cingular Camo Light Standard479 viewsAt California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, California. The antennas are in the radome atop the parking lot lights, and the BTS equipment is in the background behind the monument entry sign.00000
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Cingular Camo Light Standard495 viewsAt California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, California. The antennas are in the radome atop the parking lot lights, and the BTS equipment is in the background behind the monument entry sign.00000
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Monopine - Lake Elsinore, California1169 viewsThis monopine has some of the hallmarks of a good design, including very good branch coverage and the use of camouflage antenna panel covers.3 comments44444
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A faux 'faux chimney'578 viewsCingular's faux chimney on the front of a real estate office is lacking the adequate coverage required to truly consider this to be a camouflaged site. Notice the interesting (read: "ugly") cable entry box, and the fact that the panel antenna protrudes above the level of the faux chimney. Not a good design.00000
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Faux 'faux chimney' - A Different Angle361 viewsFrom this angle, Cingular's faux chimney on the front of a real estate office is a good design, but things aren't as they seem. See the view of this faux chimney from the other side to see why its inferior.00000
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Close-up of a faux 'faux chimney'409 viewsHere's a close-up of Cingular's faux chimney on the rear of a real estate office. Notice how the panel antenna protrudes above the level of the faux chimney. Not good.00000
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cells.tustin.ca.cingular.rear.faux.chimney.20050902.P1010013.jpg
Faux 'faux chimney'383 viewsCingular's faux chimney on the rear of a real estate office is a better design than the front faux chimney, yet this chimney suffers from one of the same faults as the front: the panel antenna protrudes above the level of the faux chimney. 00000
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cells.tustin.ca.cingular.bts.faux.chimney.20050902.P1010011.jpg
Cingular BTS422 viewsThis BTS installation at a Cingular site in Tustin, California is somewhat interesting as it is mounted between two buildings. The faux chimney antenna sites at this location are detailed in other photographs.00000
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A "Sort-a-flaged" Site (Close-up)411 viewsIt's hard to hide in plain sight when the plain site is not well hidden. Thanks to Larry Thomas for identifying this as a Sprint site.22222
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A "Sort-a-flaged" Site383 viewsLearning the techniques...and the results...of planning wireless sites can be demonstrated by this site. This result serves as a sound basis to continue to upgrade the camouflage techniques that are applied to projects of this type. Optimally, Sprint's BTS cabinet would not be visible, and the RF transparent panels would be incorporated into a rooftop treatment that doesn't call attention to itself. Thanks to Larry Thomas for identifying this as a Sprint site.00000
(1 votes)
cells.fountainhills.larson_cactus.detail.20050823.P1010031.jpg
It's a WHAT?!703 viewsYes, this is a cellular cactus. Located in Fountain Hills, Arizona, this outstanding cactus site was constructed by Larson-USA (http://www.utilitycamo.com/). Look at the other pictures of this, and other Larson designs in this gallery to see how good it gets.00000
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Yup. It's a cell site!531 viewsFountain Hills, Arizona. Camo design manufactured by Larson-USA (utilitycamo.com). Look at the other cactus photos in this gallery.00000
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Cellular Cactus414 viewsFountain Hills, Arizona. Camo design manufactured by Larson-USA (utilitycamo.com). Look at the other cactus photos in this gallery.33333
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Saguaro Sends Signals Silently518 viewsFountain Hills, Arizona. Camo design manufactured by Larson-USA (utilitycamo.com). Cingular's BTS equipment is located in the fenced area in the left side of the photo. The cactus is up a small rise.44444
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Saguaro Rocks!408 viewsYet another photo of Larson-USA's Fountain Hills, Arizona site for Cingular.00000
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Okay, so what's with the Rock?627 viewsThe faux rock on the left, bottom of the cell cactus hides the cable entry into the Saguaro cactus design. It blends in quite nicely. Larson-USA design.33333
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Hollow Rock?464 viewsAnother view of the faux rock on the left, bottom of the cell cactus. The rock hides the cable entry into the Saguaro cactus design. Larson-USA design.00000
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Faux Cactus, Faux Rock878 viewsThe faux rock on the bottom center of the cell cactus hides the cable entry into the Saguaro cactus design. Larson-USA design.00000
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Bolts Holding Down Cactus?!996 viewsThis detail show shows how the faux cactus is bolted to the concrete pad. The faux rock hiding the coaxial cables can be seen at the rear of the cactus. Larson-USA design. www.utilitycamo.com00000
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Two Cacti Site - Eagle Mountain Golf Course and Inn649 viewsHere are two more cellular cacti, both manufactured by Larson-USA (utilitycamo.com). The landscaping at this site is nothing less than outstanding. It's very difficult to photograph either of the cacti in a full frame given the landscaping. If you didn't know it was there...you wouldn't know it was there! Way to go, Sprint!3 comments22222
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Two Cacti Site - Eagle Mountain Golf Course and Inn397 viewsSprint's site, designed by Larson-USA, is an outstanding deployment.00000
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Looking at Eagles381 viewsAn off-site view of Larson-USA's two cactus design at the Eagle Mountain Inn in Arizona.00000
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Looking at Eagles352 viewsAn off-site view of Larson-USA's two cactus design at the Eagle Mountain Inn in Arizona.00000
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Eagle Mountain Cellular Cactus432 viewsEagle Mountain Inn, Arizona. Design by Larson-USA. It's an outstanding Sprint site.22222
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Sprint's Eagle Mountain Inn Site Equipment Enclosure529 viewsNotice how Sprint has placed its equipment enclosure partially underground and colored it to match the surrounding area. Yet another reason why this is an outstanding site. (I do wish they had painted the GPS antenna, or placed it flush to the top of the roof fence.44444
(5 votes)
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Close-up of Cellular Cactus1573 viewsAt Eagle Mountain Inn, Arizona. Manufactured by Larson-USA (utilitycamo.com), and operated by Sprint.1 comments11111
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Proud Waves From Sprint (3 of 3)500 viewsA wide-shot view of Sprint's Scottsdale Ranch flagpoles site.11111
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Proud Waves From Sprint (2 of 3)407 viewsSprint's installation at the Scottsdale Ranch Community Center features two flagpoles in a nicely landscaped area adjacent to a lake. 00000
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Proud Waves From Sprint (1 of 3)447 viewsSprint has created this very nice flagpole site at the Scottsdale Ranch Community Center in Scottsdale, Arizona. Note that each flagpole has a light illuminating the other flagpole's flag. The flags are in good condition. The equipment enclosure is the right in the photo (look for the GPS antenna). Points to Sprint for this design, save for the visible GPS antenna which should have been hidden.00000
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Making calls in Comfort415 viewsNextel invites you to make calls via its camo site atop this Comfort Inn in Fountain Hills, Arizona22222
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Camo ____ Pole Site823 viewsThis ____ pole site is owned by AAT Communications Corp. It's been quite a while since a ____ has flown on this ____ pole. It sure would look better if a ____ were flying here, wouldn't you agree? Gosh, I'd even be willing to bet a nickel that a ____ was featured in the design as approved by the city.33333
(2 votes)
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Low Mileage Monopalm490 viewsHere's a better-than-average Cingular monopalm installation. What makes it better than average? The more-than-usual number of palm fronds that provide better cover for the panels.00000
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Water tank - Personnel Entry Point459 viewsHere's an "underside looking up" view of the personnel entry port to the tank. Notice the fold-down rail ladder system. Gordon Ranch shopping center in Chino Hills, CA.1 comments11111
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Water Tank511 viewsIn a shopping center in Chino Hills, California1 comments11111
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Water Tank485 viewsThis faux water tank houses a cell site. This site is located in Chino Hills, California. The tank was constructed to match a non-cell tank at a different location in the shopping center. Quite a nice design.

There's another photo of this site back in the gallery provided by the manufacturer, Peabody Engineering.
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Cell Pine - Overview417 viewsHere's an overview photo of a cell pine (monopine) standing alone in a shopping center in Walnut, California. 00000
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Cell Pine801 viewsHere's a good merged image photo close-up of a cell pine (monopine) in Walnut, California. Notice the large 'acorn' (microwave dish antenna) that's front and center on the trunk. In most case in metro areas, the purpose of having a microwave dish is (1) to provide back-haul from the cell site to the mobile telephone switching office (MTSO), and (2) to save the cost of leasing data lines from the local phone company. The first purpose is required; the second should not be considered a valid justification in most metro cases.

Also notice that most--but not all--of the panel antennas have slip-on camouflage covers. This photo highlights the significant difference in appearance between covered and merely painted panels.

The bark cladding stops at about the level of the microwave dish. It should have gone all the way to the top as you can see the flat, more reflective metal surface above the cladding.
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Cell Pine Cable Port408 viewsConsider this a shot of the roots of the cell pine. Actually, it's one of two cable ports on the side of our little tree.00000
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Cell Pine Branch Attachment502 viewsThis close-up shows how the branch attachments occur on this cell pine tree.00000
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Naked Cellular/PCS Flagpole!515 viewsThis is actually three photos stitched together to show the three-flagpole site in great detail. The center flagpole is an AT&T (now Cingular) Wireless site in Los Angeles, California. AT&T shares this site with Verizon and Nextel. The flagpole is 85' tall and 25" in diameter. It's manufactured by Chameleon Engineering.1 comments00000
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Naked Cellular/PCS Flagpole!526 viewsAll three flagpoles in this photo are really cell towers. The center flagpole is a AT&T Wireless site in Los Angeles, California. AT&T (Cingular) shares this site with Verizon and Nextel. The flagpole is 85' tall and 25" in diameter. It's manufactured by Chameleon Engineering.00000
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Close-up of a cellular/PCS flagpole without the covers4251 viewsThis is a close-up shot of how antennas are stacked in a faux flagpole. All three flagpoles in this photo are really cell towers. The center flagpole is an AT&T Wireless (now Cingular) site in Los Angeles, California. Verizon shares this site with Verizon and Nextel. The flagpole is 85' tall and 25" in diameter. It's manufactured by Chameleon Engineering.2 comments33333
(3 votes)
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Hint: It's Not Canneroni434 viewsThese are three section covers of a faux flagpole barely in the City of Los Angeles, California. They're off while Cingular works on its antennas (see the photos in this gallery).00000
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Hint: It's Not Canneroni1972 viewsThese are three section covers of a faux flagpole barely in the City of Los Angeles, California. They're off while Verizon's works on its antennas (see the photos in this gallery).00000
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Sprint Camo Elevator Penthouse Site436 viewsYet another view of Sprint's faux penthouse site on the top of the elevator. 00000
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Sprint Camo Elevator Penthouse Site367 viewsA good detail shot of Sprint's antennas located in a faux elevator penthouse.11111
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Sprint Camo Elevator Penthouse Site460 viewsLooking at another side of Sprint's faux elevator penthouse, it's clear to see that this site is in need of some demand maintenance. The RF transparent panels are falling off.1 comments22222
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Sprint Camo Elevator Penthouse Site367 viewsIn West Los Angeles, Sprint's antennas are located in a faux elevator penthouse, and the base telecommunications station equipment is in the foreground on the left side.00000
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Sprint Camo Elevator Penthouse Site412 viewsIn West Los Angeles, Sprint's antennas are located in a faux elevator penthouse, and the base telecommunications station equipment is in the foreground on the left side. If you look closely on the top of the parapet you'll see a pair of AT&T Wireless (now Cingular) omnidirectional antennas. Those antennas are featured elsewhere in this gallery.22222
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Well, it's mostly a camo site!772 viewsNotice how the panel antennas peek over the top of the faux-whatcha-ma-call-it. This is possibly due to an antenna change out that didn't consider (or perhaps care) about the length of the new antenna.

Not a good design.
1 comments22222
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Overlooking Lake Elsinore, California (View 2 of 2)635 viewsA close up view of a Sprint site in Riverside County above Lake Elsinore, California (thanks to Larry for the update!).1 comments33333
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Overlooking Lake Elsinore, California (View 1 of 2)469 views...with this monopine antenna. Note the equipment located down the hill from the private home. This is a Sprint site that's actually located in Riverside County (thanks, Larry!).2 comments22222
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It's a Barrel...It's a Tank...It's...well....a Multicarrier site485 viewsThis interesting multicarrier site has the antennas on the outside of the tank structure. Chino Hills, California. Note, the cattle at the top of the hill are real.33333
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An Odd Cell Palm540 viewsThis Nextel cell palm sports an unusual gap between the bottom of the palm fronds and the growth pod. In fact, it appears to be green! How unusual.1 comments00000
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It's a Grand Old Flag...Again507 viewsHere's an updated photo showing the new (not torn) American Flag at this Cingular flagpole cell site.00000
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It's a Grand Old Flag...Again432 viewsCingular has replaced the old, torn US Flag with this fine one. The code inspector in this community had a chat with Cingular to let them know that the old, Old Glory was a bit too old (and torn). Look further down in this gallery to see the sad 'before' photo.00000
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cells.usmc.sd.att.nextel.20050608.P6080050.jpg
Is that an AIRCRAFT warning light on the tree?585 viewsHere's another view of the Nextel/AT&T Wireless Co-Lo site on USMC property in San Diego. This angle shows the microwave antenna used for backhaul purposes.

Notice how the bark cladding ends at the level of the lowest branches. Modern design (and permit conditions) would have the cladding extend to the top of the tree. Modern design would also extend the branches closer to the ground, and would provide for significantly greater branch coverage. Finally, modern design would also provide for camouflage covers on each of the antennas, and better treatment of the microwave radome.
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Is that an AIRCRAFT warning light on the tree?490 viewsThis Nextel site on USMC property in San Diego is already depicted in the gallery, but it's time to revisit is as Cingular is in the process of adding 12 antennas. The lift used to get workers 'up into the tree' is shown in the foreground.1 comments33333
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cells.attw.sprint.saltcreek.lighthouse.20050608.P6080061.jpg
Illuminating the Way 2 of 2431 viewsThis 'lighthouse' supports an AT&T Wireless and Sprint co-lo site in Dana Point, California, just adjacent to the Ritz Carlton Hotel. Notice the antennas on the railing at the top, and the equipment room at the base.55555
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Illuminating the Way 1 of 2427 viewsThis 'lighthouse' supports an AT&T Wireless and Sprint co-lo site in Dana Point, California, just adjacent to the Ritz Carlton Hotel. Notice the antennas on the railing at the top.22222
(3 votes)
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No Dead Zones Around This Site769 viewsCingular's very slick stand-alone site is located on the grounds of a cemetery.2 comments33333
(4 votes)
cells.hesperia.fauxtank.lattice.20050512.P5120002.jpg
Tanks for the Signal694 viewsOn the left is a legacy multi-carrier lattice tower (with microwave antenna). To the right is a newer faux water tank enclosing the antennas behind RF transparent panels shaped and textured to look like a old wood water tank. The wood work above the equipment building below and to the right of the tank hides some of the roof-mounted equipment. Near Hesperia, California.1 comments22222
(3 votes)
cells.nhwd.gottrouble.nextel.equipbuild.P5120054.jpg
No Trouble Here! (3 of 3)475 viewsTHis photo highlights the brick face on the Nextel equipment building and the match to the existing multi-story building. North Hollywood, California.00000
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No Trouble Here! (2 of 3)511 viewsHere's a closer look at Nextel's equipment building located to the right of the main building.1 comments00000
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No Trouble Here! (1 of 3)550 viewsThis Nextel site in North Hollywood, California has its equipment room located to the right of the building in the brick-faced 1 story extension. The antennas are mounted behind RF transparent panels finished to look like a brick parapet (top left).22222
(3 votes)
cells.hesperia.vzw.flagpole.20050513.P5120017.jpg
It's a Grand Old Flagpole?583 viewsVerizon's flagpole site in Hesperia, California lacks, well, a flag. Note the wind/sand damage to the pole finish. If you look carefully, you'll see the rope used to hoist the flag has come down and is resting on top of the the equipment building, then falling to the ground to the right of the building. Nice job in site maintenance.1 comments00000
(1 votes)
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Cell Pine - North Hollywood, CA564 viewsAt a temple.33333
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I feel the power in Claremont, California (1 of 2)580 viewsThis freestanding cross houses Verizon's antennas at a church site off of I-210 in Claremont, California. This site was originally constructed by PacBell Mobile.11111
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I feel the power in Claremont, California (2 of 2)436 viewsThis is Verizon's equipment building for its church cross antenna site off I-210 in Claremont, California. Note the gas power generator mounted adjacent to the equipment building. Verizon seems to be adding gas gens where permitted to allow for uninterrupted service in the event of a local power failure.00000
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Yet Another Sad Cell Pine554 viewsThis Sprint site in Hesperia, California sports sparse branch coverage, and lacks bark cladding. 1 comments33333
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Major Co-lo Site - San Clemente, California478 viewsLong shot of the co-location camo site (Sprint, Verizon, Nextel, Cingular) at St. Andrews by the Sea United Methodist Church, San Clemente.

The antennas are located in the cross, behind RF transparent panels just below the roof, and on a light standard above a children's play area. Zoom in to see the multiple GPS antennas above the camo panels. Why so many carriers at this site? Three words: Location, Location, Location. This site, on a hill, has a great look up and down Interstate 5, and east to newly developed areas of the City of San Clemente, California.
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Major Co-lo Site - San Clemente, California522 viewsCo-location camo site (Sprint, Verizon, Nextel, Cingular) at St. Andrews by the Sea United Methodist Church, San Clemente.

This camo sector shines to the east. You can see one of the antennas for this sector located behind RF transparent panels just below the roof. The arrows indicate the direction of installation of one of the antennas. The color tape on the coaxial cable is a typical method of identifying the sector of the antenna, and whether its a transmit, receive, or duplex model.
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Major Co-lo Site - San Clemente, California383 viewsCo-location camo site (Sprint, Verizon, Nextel, Cingular) at St. Andrews by the Sea United Methodist Church, San Clemente.

This camo sector shines to the south. The antennas for this sector are located behind RF transparent panels just below the roof. One of the panels doesn't match, does it?
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Major Co-lo Site - San Clemente, California384 viewsCo-location camo site (Sprint, Verizon, Nextel, Cingular) at St. Andrews by the Sea United Methodist Church, San Clemente.

This camo sector shines to the east. You can see the Cingular BTS. The antennas for this sector are located behind RF transparent panels just below the roof.
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Major Co-lo Site - San Clemente, California452 viewsCo-location camo site (Sprint, Verizon, Nextel, Cingular) at St. Andrews by the Sea United Methodist Church, San Clemente.

This non-camo sector shines north along Interstate 5.
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Completely Camo'd Site457 viewsInside the tower.1 comments00000
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It's a Gas!459 viewsCompare this photo, taken in May 2005, with the photo of the same site taken in June 2001. You'll see the replacement of the center antenna in each sector. Not nearly as clean as the original design, shown here. City of Los Angeles (Brentwood area).11111
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It's a Gas! (Overview)402 viewsCompare this photo, taken in May 2005, with the photo of the same site taken in June 2001. You'll see the replacement of the center antenna in each sector. Not nearly as clean as the original design. City of Los Angeles (Brentwood area).00000
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It's a Gas!425 viewsCompare this photo, taken in June, 2001, with the photo of the same site taken in May 2005. You'll see the original antenna in the center of each sector. Much cleaner than the replacement design. City of Los Angeles (Brentwood area).00000
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It's a Gas! (Overview)390 viewsCompare this photo, taken in June, 2001, with the photo of the same site taken in May 2005. You'll see the original antenna in the center of each sector. Much cleaner than the replacement design. City of Los Angeles (Brentwood area).33333
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Yet Another Strange Cell-Palm542 viewsWe'll, perhaps a coat of brown paint constitutes camouflage....perhaps it doesn't.1 comments33333
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An Executive Quality Installation - Part 2494 viewsIn the other photo of this site (elsewhere in this gallery) I didn't show the location of the equipment cabinets. Based on requests from site users, here is a photo showing the equipment location behind the hedge. 00000
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Our Clock Tower is now Finished516 viewsOther photos in this gallery document the construction of this site (actually, an upgrade to add additional carrier antennas). This is the site, now complete. Notice the GPS antennas on the roof to the left (west) of the clock tower.11111
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Camo Site in Shopping Center387 viewsThe camo site is located in the clocktower of this shopping center.00000
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Field of RF Dreams685 viewsThis shot shows the full cell sign/cell rocks site, now-completed. Rocky Peak site in Santa Susana Pass, California. Each of the rocks visible contain cell and/or PCS antennas, as does the church sign. Viewed eastbound on the Ronald Regan Freeway (SR 118) from the Simi Valley heading into the San Fernando Valley. Other photos of this site are in this gallery. Search for 'rocky'.1 comments22222
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Camo, almost matching... (2 of 2)453 viewsThis Cingular site is a good example of the need to carefully plan how much of an existing wall will be replaced with a fiberglass camo panel. In this case, the cut out portion of the wall, now replaced with a painted/textured RF transparent panel, is clearly visible. A better approach would have been for the carrier to cut from wood panel edge to panel edge so that the difference, if visible, would have been more uniform.33333
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Camo, almost matching... (1 of 2)423 viewsThis Cingular site is a good example of the need to carefully plan how much of an existing wall will be replaced with a fiberglass camo panel. In this case, the cut out portion of the wall, now replaced with a painted/textured RF transparent panel, is clearly visible. A better approach would have been for the carrier to cut from wood panel edge to panel edge so that the difference, if visible, would have been more uniform.33333
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BTS Equipment Shelter448 views...nicely screened with a matching wood cover.1 comments11111
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Battle of the Mono's...559 viewsIn this case, a sickly monopine and a basic monopole, both located at the top of a hill next to a water tank. Not much can be said for the monopole, but the poor branch coverage of the monopine sure sticks out like a sore thumb. Successful monopines have great branch coverage, antenna covers, and bark cladding all the way up the tree (unlike this example).2 comments11111
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Sort-of-Monopine564 viewsThis sickly Sprint monopine is located next to a water tank. Extremely poor branch coverage makes the overall appearance something less than stunning. No bark cladding. No antenna covers or branch coverage.2 comments11111
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Camo Monopine697 viewsBranch design and branch coverage are the keys to a great...or poor...monopine design. This multi-carrier monopine, adjacent to an interstate highway, has relatively poor branch coverage. The bark cladding stops at the lowest level of the branches, leaving exposed flat metal surfaces above.33333
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Pumping Signal544 viewsA camo windmill 'hides' this cell site, located on I-10 near Pomona, California.1 comments33333
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Sprint Camo Cell Pine889 viewsThis Sprint site, under construction as photographed, features a tree designed and installed by Radian Communications Services Corp. The branch coverage is excellent, and the panel antennas are virtually invisible due to branch coverage and camo covers. So, who says it can't be done right? Quite nice!1 comments22222
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Cingular Flag Pole450 viewsThis "super-sized" flag pole camo site is located at a... Well, you can see for yourself.00000
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Cingular Flag Pole (Close-up)810 viewsThis photograph highlights the reason for conditioning wireless flag pole sites flying the American Flag to routinely inspect the condition of flag, and to follow the requirements of the United States Code, Title 36, Chapter 10. As seen in this photo, the US Flag on the Cingular camo flag pole is tattered.1 comments00000
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Nextel Camo Site - Completed427 viewsElsewhere in this gallery you'll find a photo of this site while under construction. This photo shows the completed site.22222
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City Monument Sign - Montclair, California570 viewsNextel's monument sign cell site is located along Interstate 10 (a really, really, really busy freeway). Originally built to house its own antennas, it now supports at least one other carrier's antennas, as well.55555
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An Executive Quality Installation681 viewsVerizon's camo site in Irvine, California is well-crafted inside this business park monument.1 comments22222
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T-Mobile's Take on a Cellular Pine735 viewsThis T-Mobile cell pine tree is located near the John Wayne Airport in Orange County. Of interest is the almost total camouflaging of the antennas by careful design/placement of the RF transparent "limbs". The limbs could have come down much further on the trunk.

Oh, yes, there's that aircraft warning beacon that helps the illusion.
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Verizon Plays Golf454 viewsThis Verizon Wireless wireless site is camouflaged atop this tower at a golf course. Quite a nice design, and extremely well executed. Dare we call it a 'hole-in-one?'00000
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Nextel Camo Site416 viewsThis Nextel camo site is located in Sunnyvale, California. Not seen in this photo is a flat panel (diamond) microwave antenna that is roof mounted.00000
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Sprint Tower491 viewsThis stand-alone cell site is located in Carlsbad, California very near the La Costa Resort. Very stylish!22222
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Sprint Site - Church Tower579 viewsSan Diego County, California. Just east of Interstate 5.33333
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What a Strange Trunk!738 viewsGosh, this cell palm has an odd-looking trunk, don't you agree?! Not a very good design, but perhaps it's better than its neighbor.1 comments00000
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Building A CellPine...568 views...one branch at a time. Notice that this is another example of failing to have the bark cladding all the way up the pole. The break point stands out, as does the painted metal above.00000
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Parking Lot Light Standard PCS Sites545 viewsThe enclosure on the far right houses Cingular's BTS equipment; the enclosure below the right light standard/cell houses Sprint's BTS equipment. Rosemead, California (just north of the I-10 freeway).00000
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Parking Lot Light Standard PCS Sites631 viewsThe enclosure on the far left houses Cingular's BTS equipment; the enclosure below the left light standard/cell houses Sprint's BTS equipment.1 comments00000
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Time's a-tick'n!534 viewsIf you can backwards in this gallery you'll see this as it was about 3 weeks prior to this photo. Nextel and Sprint are already at the site. AT&T Wireless is adding a new site here. Stay tuned for updates.33333
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Multi-carrier cell site in Clock Tower829 viewsThe Cerritos Towne Center (Cerritos, California) sports this impressive multi-carrier cell site clock tower. Photo taken just after sunrise on a rainy day.3 comments33333
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Sun, Sail, and Signal #2516 viewsThis camo chimney is located at the Sun and Sail Club in Lake Forest, California. The AT&T Wireless and Cingular antennas are behind the faux rock detail at the top of the chimney. The BTS equipment is located directly below, and in front of the chimney (out of sight in this photo, just below the wood box containing the coaxial and ground cables).00000
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Sun, Sail, and Signal #1449 viewsThis camo chimney is located at the Sun and Sail Club in Lake Forest, California. The AT&T Wireless and Cingular antennas are behind the faux rock detail at the top of the chimney.00000
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Camo site atop standalone church tower - #2627 viewsThis church, in Irvine, California, has a Cingular site above the stained glass in the stand-alone tower.44444
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Camo site atop standalone church tower471 viewsThis church, in Irvine, California, has a Cingular site above the stained glass in the stand-alone tower.00000
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BTS Equipment at Church - Part 2464 viewsThis Cingular site is ready for a second carrier. Notice the conduits, leading to power, telephone, and the camo antenna site inside the church tower (see the related photos in this gallery).00000
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BTS Equipment at Church515 viewsThis is a view of Cingular's BTS equipment installed at a church in Irvine, California. Notice that the GPS antenna, used to providing timing synch, is under the eve of the building.00000
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When is a Flagpole Not a Flagpole?632 viewsWhen it's a cell site with a windsock! North Seattle Community College. Quite a nice design!1 comments00000
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Sprint Camo Site470 viewsThe antennas are housed in the white tower extension. The BTS equipment is in a fenced area adjacent to the yellow posts (see left side of photos). The clock is one of those special ones that only tells time twice each day.00000
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Rose Bowl Camo Site553 views...on a light standard.00000
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More of the word from on high...536 viewsThis is a multi-carrier camo site at a church in Thousand Oaks, California. Can you guess where the antennas are hidden?1 comments00000
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Sprint - Monopole with externally mounted single sector panel antenna555 viewsThis is the single sector antenna used at Sprint's Mountaingate site. The trench cut covers the conduit connection to the BTS equipment vault in the traffic median. No, technically this isn't entirely a camouflaged site, but the majority of the site is, so that's why it's in our Camouflaged site gallery.33333
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Sprint underground BTS equipment672 viewsThis photo shows (foreground) the shallow vault used to route cables to/from the BTS; the BTS equipment vault (large double-doors); and the BTS equipment vault vents (grills near and far side of the BTS vault). Located in the exclusive "Mountaingate" area of West Los Angeles.33333
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Panoramic view of Sprint Mountaingate Monopole638 viewsThis panoramic photo show the street cuts from power (left), telephone (right), the power meter (far left), the BTS equipment vault and vents in the traffic median, the street cut from the median to the antenna pole (far side of median), and the base of the antenna pole (far right, behind tree). The pole in the middle of the traffic median is a two-arm street light. Too bad it (or a replacement) wasn't used to support the antenna. That would have eliminated the need for the standalone pole just to support the single panel antenna.44444
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Two monopoles - Co-location site508 viewsMultiple carriers occupy this site. Notice that the camo panels are missing on the lower antennas on the left monopole.33333
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Time for More RF519 viewsYou can see that this Sprint-Nextel co-location site is still under construction. The cables are plainly visible inside the clock tower. The hanging panel is for antenna grounding. There are three GPS antennas on the roof of the building to the left of the clock tower (only one shown). The clock isn't running, but it's correct twice each day. 33333
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Mono-Park?500 viewsThis Cingular monopole is located in a public park. The BTS equipment is housed in the park building on the side closest to the monopole. The GPS antenna is located on the side of the building with at 180 degrees of sky blocked by its location.00000
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