Dr. Jonathan Kramer's Cell Tower Photo Gallery

Copyright 2000-2017 Dr. Jonathan Kramer

Image search results - "antenna"
P1120323.JPG
8 foot antenna on building345 viewsA rather ugly 8' antenna stuck on the side of a building in Tarzana, California
P1120326.JPG
8 foot antenna on building227 viewsA rather ugly 8' antenna stuck on the side of a building in Tarzana, California
P1120327.JPG
8 foot antenna on building207 viewsA rather ugly 8' antenna stuck on the side of a building in Tarzana, California
P1120325.JPG
8 foot antenna on building240 viewsA rather ugly 8' antenna stuck on the side of a building in Tarzana, California
P1120324.JPG
8 foot antenna on building192 views8 foot antenna tarzana california building
cells_sprintants_fairviewrd_20120808_DSC_0113.jpg
H is for Antenna704 viewsSprint's Nextel cabinets are outdoors adjacent to the building, and its antennas are on H-Frame mounts (this group of Nextel legacy antennas shines east along US1010).
cells_sprintants_fairviewrd_20120808_DSC_0129.jpg
H is for Antenna774 viewsSprint's Nextel cabinets are outdoors adjacent to the building, and its antennas are on H-Frame mounts (this group of Nextel legacy antennas shines west along US1010).
cells_lasvegas_nv_cornicopia_centurylink_201112_DSC_0273.jpg
CornucopiaMicrowave Horn in Las Vegas, New Mexico240 viewsThis is a 'cornucopia' (high performance) microwave antenna at the CenturyLink Central Office in Las Vegas, New Mexico.
cells_oceanside_womensclub_20091208_amtower_vzw_bad_leaf_covers_DSC_0107.jpg
Mono Eucalyptus Antennas1526 viewsThe antennas atop a mono-eucalyptus in Oceanside, California. American Tower should spend a bit of time fixing the antenna covers.
das_nextg_norwalk_imperial_20100317_DSC_0213.jpg
NextG DAS - Norwalk, California451 viewsCloseup of NextG Networks DAS light standard node in Norwalk, California. Note the cut-off box grated to the side of the Andrews ION fiber optic node.
das_nextg_norwalk_imperial_20100317_DSC_0210.jpg
NextG DAS - Norwalk, California373 viewsNextG flush-to-grade vault in Norwalk, California.
das_nextg_norwalk_imperial_20100317_DSC_0216.jpg
NextG DAS - Norwalk, California374 viewsNextG Networks DAS light standard site in Norwalk, California.
das_nextg_norwalk_imperial_20100317_DSC_0211.jpg
NextG DAS - Norwalk, California388 viewsNextG Networks DAS light standard site in Norwalk, California.
das_nextg_norwalk_imperial_20100317_DSC_0196.jpg
NextG DAS - Norwalk, California335 viewsNextG Networks DAS light standard site in Norwalk, California.
cells_arizona_200908_8326EMcdowellRd_mesa_az_vzw_DSCN1293_20090804.jpg
GPS Antenna Directly Mounted to Cabinet892 viewsThis is a good example of how a GPS antenna can use directly mounted on top of an equipment cabinet. This type of mounting reduces the visibility of this element compared with mounting it on an extension pipe above the cabinet. This is a Verizon Wireless site at a church in Mesa, Arizona.
cells_arizona_200908_8326EMcdowellRd_mesa_az_vzw_DSCN1294_20090804.jpg
GPS Antenna Directly Mounted to Cabinet786 viewsThis is a good example of how a GPS antenna can use directly mounted on top of an equipment cabinet. This type of mounting reduces the visibility of this element compared with mounting it on an extension pipe above the cabinet. This is a Verizon Wireless site at a church in Mesa, Arizona.
cells_nextg_redondobeach_200812_DSCN0140.jpg
NextG DAS Pole Mounted Site597 viewsA NextG distributed antenna system (DAS) site in Redondo Beach, California.
cells_watertank_fence_mount_DSC02283~0.jpg
Not too compliant with the FCC OET Bulletin 65 Rules570 viewsThe FCC rules require that where visitors (and even trespassers) are expected, a wireless carrier must protect those members of the general population from RF exposure exceeding the uncontrolled standard. This site does not meet that requirement due to the antennas mounted on the exterior fence of this water tank site.
cells_t-mobile_hunt_bch_mcdonalds_edinger_200801_DSCN8907.jpg
No Buns!1092 viewsT-Mobile's flagpole site at a McDonald's in Huntington Beach, California is not yet complete. This closeup shows the antenna, the tower-mounted-amplifiers, the remote tilt activators, and all the other fun stuff that makes this site play.
cells_t-mobile_hunt_bch_mcdonalds_edinger_20080119_DSCN9059.jpg
With the 'buns' in place992 viewsT-Mobile's antennas are now covered at this McDonald's site in Huntington Beach, California
cells_t-mobile_hunt_bch_mcdonalds_edinger_200801_DSCN8886.jpg
Buns, please!893 viewsT-Mobile's flagpole site, standing adjacent to another carrier's flagpoles, awaits the installation of the panels once the antennas are wired and optimized.
cells_t-mobile_hunt_bch_mcdonalds_edinger_200801_DSCN8897.jpg
T-Mobile's McDonald's Flagpole Site BTS Equipment1390 viewsThis is the ancillary equipment cabinets and panels (power, telephone; back-up power socket; etc.) that make the flagpole site in front of the McDonald's emit that popular PCS aroma.
cells_watertank_fence_mount_DSC02283.jpg
On the Fence320 viewsSome wireless carriers mount their antennas on the outside of water tank sites atop hilltops.
cells_encin_nextg_ckt_20080227_DSCN9252.jpg
An Insect Attracted to a Light914 viewsView of the Andrew node of the Cricket Wireless DAS site (installed by NextG) on a light standard in Encinitas, California.
cells_encin_nextg_ckt_20080227_DSCN9251.jpg
An Insect Attracted to a Light909 viewsSide view of the Cricket Wireless DAS site (installed by NextG) on a light standard in Encinitas, California.
cells_encin_nextg_ckt_20080227_DSCN9249.jpg
An Insect Attracted to a Light833 viewsThe omnidirectional antenna of the Cricket Wireless DAS site (installed by NextG) on a light standard in Encinitas, California.
cells_encin_nextg_ckt_20080227_DSCN9247.jpg
An Insect Attracted to a Light760 viewsThis is a Cricket Wireless DAS site (installed by NextG) on a light standard in Encinitas, California.
cells_pubstorage_balboa_20071124_DSCN8558.jpg
Almost a Flagpole Site1086 viewsThe panels are missing at this flagpole site in the San Fernando Valley (Los Angeles, California). This is a good close-up showing the antenna and cables. By the way, most sites don't use bungee cords to hold the flag pole rope.
cells_das_cingular_8399_5_vview_20071202_dscn8622.jpg
Das da ticket!493 viewsAT&T uses a distributed antenna system (DAS) to light this site on Valley Circle in the San Fernando Valley (Los Angeles County). The DAS node, manufactured by Andrew Corporation, is the small box affixed to the larger power meter pedestal cabinet.
cells_das_cingular_8399_5_vview_20071202_dscn8617.jpg
Das da ticket!480 viewsAT&T uses a distributed antenna system (DAS) to light this site on Valley Circle in the San Fernando Valley (Los Angeles County). The DAS node, manufactured by Andrew Corporation, is the small box affixed to the larger power meter pedestal cabinet. Notice that the node is not directly affixed, but is held via stand-offs.
cells_das_cingular_8399_5_vview_20071202_dscn8616.jpg
Das da ticket!411 viewsAT&T uses a distributed antenna system (DAS) to light this site on Valley Circle in the San Fernando Valley (Los Angeles County). The DAS node, manufactured by Andrew Corporation, is the small box affixed to the larger power meter pedestal cabinet.
cells_das_cingular_8399_5_vview_20071202_dscn8615.jpg
Das da ticket!461 viewsAT&T uses a distributed antenna system (DAS) to light this site on Valley Circle in the San Fernando Valley (Los Angeles County). The DAS node, manufactured by Andrew Corporation, is the small box affixed to the larger power meter pedestal cabinet.
cells_das_cingular_8399_5_vview_20071202_dscn8614.jpg
Das da ticket!559 viewsA close up of the AT&T Wireless DAS antennas. Note several things:

First, the RF warning sign is on the rear of the antenna, where is cannot be seen by someone approaching the antenna. This is not consistent with the FCC RF safety requirements.

Second, these are dual band antennas. In the far antenna, the cellular band antenna feed is on the right; the PCS band feed is on the left.
cells_das_cingular_8399_5_vview_20071202_dscn8613.jpg
Das da ticket!524 viewsAT&T uses a distributed antenna system (DAS) to light this site on Valley Circle in the San Fernando Valley (Los Angeles County). The DAS node, manufactured by Andrew Corporation, is the small box affixed to the larger power meter pedestal cabinet.
DSCN8520.JPG
NextG Distributed Antenna System Node530 viewsNextG is a wireless carrier's carrier. They provide fiber links between the BTS and the antenna site using a technology referred to as Distributed Antenna System (DAS). This is a NextG DAS node located in Encinitas, California. The carrier supported by this node is Cricket Wireless. NextG's Cricket network in San Diego County is thought to be the largest deployment of DAS in the U.S.
DSCN8519.JPG
NextG Distributed Antenna System Node751 viewsNextG's DAS node located in Encinitas, California. The carrier supported by this node is Cricket Wireless. The DAS equipment manufacturer is Andrew Corporation. This DAS node is a member of Andrew's ION ("Intelligent Optical Network") line of products. The cover at the top of the DAS housing covers a cooling fan.

Under SDG&E rules, this site does not consume enough power to require a power meter; merely a breaker box (located to the right of the DAS node).
DSCN8518.JPG
NextG RF Safety Advisory Notice591 viewsThis is NextG's RF safety advisory below the DAS node. It clearly spells out the RF safety facts and compliance for this site as it pertains to the general population walking by the site.
DSCN8517.JPG
NextG Distributed Antenna System Node485 viewsNextG is a wireless carrier's carrier. They provide fiber links between the BTS and the antenna site using a technology referred to as Distributed Antenna System (DAS). This is a NextG DAS node located in Encinitas, California. The carrier supported by this node is Cricket Wireless. NextG's Cricket network in San Diego County is thought to be the largest deployment of DAS in the U.S.
DSCN8516.JPG
NextG Distributed Antenna System Node387 viewsNextG is a wireless carrier's carrier. They provide fiber links between the BTS and the antenna site using a technology referred to as Distributed Antenna System (DAS). This is a NextG DAS node located in Encinitas, California. The carrier supported by this node is Cricket Wireless. NextG's Cricket network in San Diego County is thought to be the largest deployment of DAS in the U.S.
DSCN8515.JPG
NextG Distributed Antenna System Node385 viewsNextG is a wireless carrier's carrier. They provide fiber links between the BTS and the antenna site using a technology referred to as Distributed Antenna System (DAS). This is a NextG DAS node located in Encinitas, California. The carrier supported by this node is Cricket Wireless. NextG's Cricket network in San Diego County is thought to be the largest deployment of DAS in the U.S.
DSCN8514.JPG
NextG Distributed Antenna System Node379 viewsNextG is a wireless carrier's carrier. They provide fiber links between the BTS and the antenna site using a technology referred to as Distributed Antenna System (DAS). This is a NextG DAS node located in Encinitas, California. The carrier supported by this node is Cricket Wireless. NextG's Cricket network in San Diego County is thought to be the largest deployment of DAS in the U.S.
DSCN8513.JPG
NextG Distributed Antenna System Node425 viewsNextG is a wireless carrier's carrier. They provide fiber links between the BTS and the antenna site using a technology referred to as Distributed Antenna System (DAS). This is a NextG DAS node located in Encinitas, California. The carrier supported by this node is Cricket Wireless. NextG's Cricket network in San Diego County is thought to be the largest deployment of DAS in the U.S.
DSCN8512.JPG
NextG Distributed Antenna System Node349 viewsNextG is a wireless carrier's carrier. They provide fiber links between the BTS and the antenna site using a technology referred to as Distributed Antenna System (DAS). This is a NextG DAS node located in Encinitas, California. The carrier supported by this node is Cricket Wireless. NextG's Cricket network in San Diego County is thought to be the largest deployment of DAS in the U.S.
DSCN8511.JPG
NextG Distributed Antenna System Node352 viewsNextG is a wireless carrier's carrier. They provide fiber links between the BTS and the antenna site using a technology referred to as Distributed Antenna System (DAS). This is a NextG DAS node located in Encinitas, California. The carrier supported by this node is Cricket Wireless. NextG's Cricket network in San Diego County is thought to be the largest deployment of DAS in the U.S.
DSCN8510.JPG
NextG Distributed Antenna System Node457 viewsNextG is a wireless carrier's carrier. They provide fiber links between the BTS and the antenna site using a technology referred to as Distributed Antenna System (DAS). This is a NextG DAS node located in Encinitas, California. The carrier supported by this node is Cricket Wireless. NextG's Cricket network in San Diego County is thought to be the largest deployment of DAS in the U.S.
DSCN8509.JPG
NextG Distributed Antenna System Node347 viewsNextG is a wireless carrier's carrier. They provide fiber links between the BTS and the antenna site using a technology referred to as Distributed Antenna System (DAS). This is a NextG DAS node located in Encinitas, California. The carrier supported by this node is Cricket Wireless. NextG's Cricket network in San Diego County is thought to be the largest deployment of DAS in the U.S.
cells.sprint.rock.palmdesert.ca.20060304.DSCN1392.jpg
Now You Don't See It, and Now you Don't!667 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.
cells.sprint.rock.palmdesert.ca.20060304.DSCN1379.jpg
Now You Don't See It, and Now you Don't!738 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.
cells.sprint.rock.palmdesert.ca.20060304.DSCN1372.jpg
Now You Don't See It, and Now you Don't!860 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.
cells.sprint.rock.palmdesert.ca.20060304.DSCN1394.jpg
599 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.
cells.sprint.rock.palmdesert.ca.20060304.DSCN1388.jpg
Now You Don't See It, and Now you Don't!712 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.
cells.sprint.rock.palmdesert.ca.20060304.DSCN1377.jpg
Now You Don't See It, and Now you Don't!631 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.
cells.sprint.rock.palmdesert.ca.20060304.DSCN1374.jpg
Now You Don't See It, and Now you Don't!532 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.
kmlt.20050831.ant.P1010011.jpg
KMLT Antenna and Support607 viewsThe steel pole supporting the antenna is now painted blue to help it blend into the sky background.1 comments
kmlt.20050831.ant.P1010010.jpg
KMLT Antenna and Support494 viewsThe steel pole supporting the antenna is now painted blue to help it blend into the sky background.
cells.westsidepavil.sprint.camo.200507.P1010029.jpg
Sprint Camo Elevator Penthouse Site512 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.
cells.wla.almostcamo.200507.P1010007.jpg
Well, it's mostly a camo site!980 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 comments
cells.church.so.central.LA.20050629.P6290010.jpg
Church Bell Tower With External Antennas315 viewsThis church bell tower sports multiple panel antennas on the face of the structure, rather then flush or camouflaged inside the tower. Too bad. Certainly not a high quality installation. Spotted in South-Central Los Angeles.
kmlt.ant.rfrfence.20050212.P2120038.jpg
KMLT's Antenna Fence Under Construction394 viewsAnother view of the antenna, and the fence being constructed is to keep the hikers away from the antenna site.
kmlt.ant.rfrfence.20050212.P2120004.jpg
KMLT's Antenna Fence Under Construction424 viewsThe fence being constructed is to keep the hikers in the area away from the antenna site. At the time this photo was snapped KMLT was operating from its old (aux) transmitter site some miles away.
cells.palmdesert.cellpalmdate.pa190017.jpg
Is that a Diamond-shaped date?1812 viewsThe diamond-shaped device belong the cell antennas is a flat panel microwave antenna. In many cases, the purpose of this antenna is to save the carrier the cost of leasing a data line from the local telephone company. The trade off is that the antenna weakens or destroys the camouflage nature of the site. Not recommended in most cases. How 'bout the fact that the panel antenna supports aren't cut off above the panels. Also notice how the 'bark cladding' stops below the level of the palms. Not a complete camo solution by any means. Finally, is there a brighter green that might draw the eye even more effectively than the panel antenna on the right side? I think not!
P9260009.JPG
Lattice but not a tower832 viewsThe antennas at this site in Santa Monica, California are partiallyhidden behind the lattice above the roof. A better design would have required the two visible antenna pole mounts to be cut off above the antennas so as to be hidden from view.
DSC02646.JPG
Camo-ish on-building cell site (close-up)1397 viewsLook at how the antennas are covered with the brick-link material. Also note the color bands on the antenna cables. The color bands are used to show the service technician which cables are for transmitting, and which are receiving. The color bands also indicate additional information such as the antenna 'sector' and data transmission.
camoDSC00139.jpg
Nextel antenna structure on top of an industrial building536 viewsOpen antenna structures have little impact in industrial areas.
camoDSC02645.jpg
Disguised as Bricks1492 viewsAnother example of disguise painting used to conceal antennas on a complex surface. From a distance, they are barely noticeable.
camoDSC00168.jpg
Close-up of antenna disguise fascia1280 viewsHere is a close-up photo of the false wall or fascia hiding these antennas. A better design would have completely hidden the antennas.
camoDSC00167.jpg
Roof fascia.1275 viewsHidden by a false fascia, the antennas on top of this building are barely noticeable.
   
67 files on 1 page(s)