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8 foot antenna on building96 viewsA rather ugly 8' antenna stuck on the side of a building in Tarzana, California
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8 foot antenna on building49 viewsA rather ugly 8' antenna stuck on the side of a building in Tarzana, California
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8 foot antenna on building46 viewsA rather ugly 8' antenna stuck on the side of a building in Tarzana, California
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8 foot antenna on building72 viewsA rather ugly 8' antenna stuck on the side of a building in Tarzana, California
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8 foot antenna on building42 views8 foot antenna tarzana california building
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H is for Antenna507 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).
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H is for Antenna576 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).
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CornucopiaMicrowave Horn in Las Vegas, New Mexico100 viewsThis is a 'cornucopia' (high performance) microwave antenna at the CenturyLink Central Office in Las Vegas, New Mexico.
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Mono Eucalyptus Antennas1220 viewsThe antennas atop a mono-eucalyptus in Oceanside, California. American Tower should spend a bit of time fixing the antenna covers.
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NextG DAS - Norwalk, California309 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.
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NextG DAS - Norwalk, California241 viewsNextG flush-to-grade vault in Norwalk, California.
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NextG DAS - Norwalk, California248 viewsNextG Networks DAS light standard site in Norwalk, California.
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NextG DAS - Norwalk, California260 viewsNextG Networks DAS light standard site in Norwalk, California.
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NextG DAS - Norwalk, California210 viewsNextG Networks DAS light standard site in Norwalk, California.
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GPS Antenna Directly Mounted to Cabinet721 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.
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GPS Antenna Directly Mounted to Cabinet674 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.
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NextG DAS Pole Mounted Site398 viewsA NextG distributed antenna system (DAS) site in Redondo Beach, California.
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Not too compliant with the FCC OET Bulletin 65 Rules374 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.
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No Buns!896 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.
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With the 'buns' in place801 viewsT-Mobile's antennas are now covered at this McDonald's site in Huntington Beach, California
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Buns, please!748 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.
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T-Mobile's McDonald's Flagpole Site BTS Equipment1178 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.
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On the Fence192 viewsSome wireless carriers mount their antennas on the outside of water tank sites atop hilltops.
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An Insect Attracted to a Light727 viewsView of the Andrew node of the Cricket Wireless DAS site (installed by NextG) on a light standard in Encinitas, California.
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An Insect Attracted to a Light727 viewsSide view of the Cricket Wireless DAS site (installed by NextG) on a light standard in Encinitas, California.
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An Insect Attracted to a Light686 viewsThe omnidirectional antenna of the Cricket Wireless DAS site (installed by NextG) on a light standard in Encinitas, California.
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An Insect Attracted to a Light623 viewsThis is a Cricket Wireless DAS site (installed by NextG) on a light standard in Encinitas, California.
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Almost a Flagpole Site916 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.
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Das da ticket!342 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.
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Das da ticket!293 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.
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Das da ticket!271 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.
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Das da ticket!274 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.
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Das da ticket!417 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.
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Das da ticket!384 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.
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NextG Distributed Antenna System Node386 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.
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NextG Distributed Antenna System Node604 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).
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NextG RF Safety Advisory Notice439 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.
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NextG Distributed Antenna System Node342 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.
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NextG Distributed Antenna System Node249 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.
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NextG Distributed Antenna System Node232 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.
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NextG Distributed Antenna System Node234 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.
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NextG Distributed Antenna System Node236 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.
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NextG Distributed Antenna System Node214 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.
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NextG Distributed Antenna System Node218 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.
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NextG Distributed Antenna System Node266 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.
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NextG Distributed Antenna System Node206 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.
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Now You Don't See It, and Now you Don't!548 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.
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Now You Don't See It, and Now you Don't!621 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.
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Now You Don't See It, and Now you Don't!731 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.
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482 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.
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Now You Don't See It, and Now you Don't!600 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.
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Now You Don't See It, and Now you Don't!520 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.
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Now You Don't See It, and Now you Don't!421 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.
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KMLT Antenna and Support405 viewsThe steel pole supporting the antenna is now painted blue to help it blend into the sky background.1 comments
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KMLT Antenna and Support362 viewsThe steel pole supporting the antenna is now painted blue to help it blend into the sky background.
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Sprint Camo Elevator Penthouse Site408 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.
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Well, it's mostly a camo site!767 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.
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Church Bell Tower With External Antennas226 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.
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KMLT's Antenna Fence Under Construction264 viewsAnother view of the antenna, and the fence being constructed is to keep the hikers away from the antenna site.
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KMLT's Antenna Fence Under Construction295 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.
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Is that a Diamond-shaped date?1653 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!
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Lattice but not a tower698 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.
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Camo-ish on-building cell site (close-up)1245 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.
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Nextel antenna structure on top of an industrial building440 viewsOpen antenna structures have little impact in industrial areas.
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Disguised as Bricks1336 viewsAnother example of disguise painting used to conceal antennas on a complex surface. From a distance, they are barely noticeable.
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Close-up of antenna disguise fascia1122 viewsHere is a close-up photo of the false wall or fascia hiding these antennas. A better design would have completely hidden the antennas.
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Roof fascia.1120 viewsHidden by a false fascia, the antennas on top of this building are barely noticeable.
   
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