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Irvine, Califoria multicarrier site195 viewsThis is an outstanding multicarrier camo site in Irvine, CA
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Irvine, Califoria multicarrier site105 viewsThis is an outstanding multicarrier camo site in Irvine, CA
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Irvine, Califoria multicarrier site75 viewsThis is an outstanding multicarrier camo site in Irvine, CA
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Irvine, Califoria multicarrier site81 viewsThis is an outstanding multicarrier camo site in Irvine, CA
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Irvine, Califoria multicarrier site79 viewsThis is an outstanding multicarrier camo site in Irvine, CA
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Irvine, Califoria multicarrier site72 viewsThis is an outstanding multicarrier camo site in Irvine, CA
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Irvine, Califoria multicarrier site61 viewsThis is an outstanding multicarrier camo site in Irvine, CA
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Irvine, Califoria multicarrier site69 viewsThis is an outstanding multicarrier camo site in Irvine, CA
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Irvine, Califoria multicarrier site54 viewsThis is an outstanding multicarrier camo site in Irvine, CA
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Irvine, Califoria multicarrier site57 viewsThis is an outstanding multicarrier camo site in Irvine, CA
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Irvine, Califoria multicarrier site51 viewsThis is an outstanding multicarrier camo site in Irvine, CA
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Irvine, Califoria multicarrier site47 viewsThis is an outstanding multicarrier camo site in Irvine, CA
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Camo Water Tank134 viewsCamo Water Tank in San Dimas, CA
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Camo Water Tank106 viewsCamo Water Tank in San Dimas, CA
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T-Mobile Camo Site646 viewsCamo site at a shopping center in Los Angeles. T-Mobile.
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New Concept: A wireless site without antennas or base station equipment948 viewsThis SCE tower features a three sector panel mount without panels. It also lacks any base station.
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A Royal Treatment616 viewsThis is the rear of the building supporting Royal Street's cupola site in San Juan Capistrano, California. . The cable tray exits the roof, comes down over the roof of the walk way, down the column, and underground to the equipment enclosure cut into the hillside (left side of picture).
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A Royal Treatment598 views(Close up) Royal Street (MetroPCS) constructed this very nice cupola site above an existing shopping center in San Juan Capistrano, California. If you'd like to see more about this project visit http://www.sanjuancapistrano.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=4026.
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A Royal Treatment507 views(Long View) Royal Street (MetroPCS) constructed this very nice cupola site above an existing shopping center in San Juan Capistrano, California. If you'd like to see more about this project visit http://www.sanjuancapistrano.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=4026.
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A Royal Treatment of a Cable Tray613 viewsHere is a close-up of the cable tray over the top of the walkway area at Royal Street's site in San Juan Capistrano, California.
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A Royal Treatment538 viewsThis is the rear of the building supporting Royal Street's cupola site in San Juan Capistrano, California. . The cable tray exits the roof, comes down over the roof of the walk way, down the column, and underground to the equipment enclosure cut into the hillside (left side of picture).
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A Tower that's Really a Tower648 viewsAT&T and Sprint occupy the tower above this building in Temecula, California. The antennas are located adjacent to the 'windows', and the equipment cabinets are hidden by the roof parapets. The name of the center is, oddly, the Tower Plaza! A very good design, indeed.
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A Tower that's Really a Tower487 viewsView facing southwest of AT&T and Sprint tower site above this building in Temecula, California. The antennas are located adjacent to the 'windows', and the equipment cabinets are hidden by the roof parapets. The name of the center is, oddly, the Tower Plaza! A very good design, indeed.
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A Tower that's Really a Tower692 viewsClose up of the tower enclosing the AT&T and Sprint antennas in this tower above a building in Temecula, California. The antennas are located adjacent to the 'windows', and the equipment cabinets are hidden by the roof parapets. The name of the center is, oddly, the Tower Plaza! A very good design, indeed.
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It's time for Wireless490 viewsThis tower in Anaheim, California features an RF transparent clock.
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Blessed be the Antennas708 viewsThe antennas at this church in Los Angeles are located adjacent to the cross in the cupola. The antennas an enclosed in the boxes. The cable tray runs over the roof.
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Camo Watertank Site723 viewsT-Mobile's water tank camo site in Chino Hills, California
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Barn There; Done That719 viewsVerizon's site equipment is located behind the well-marked door inset in the driveway. Notice the GPS antenna at the roof of the antenna enclosure...it should have been located inside the antenna housing.
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Barn There; Done That729 viewsThis is a nice Verizon Wireless site off of I-580 in Berkeley California. The antennas are in the enclosure at the peak of the roof. There is a GPS antenna mounted above (which should have been inside).
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Days'd and Confused851 viewsNextel need only extend the flashing to and across the top of its antenna enclosure to make this a very good site.
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Days'd and Confused698 viewsJust a bit more flashing, if you please.
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Now you see it; now you shouldn't.1051 viewsAs an example of how to ALMOST construct a camouflaged site, look at this photograph. Nextel's camo box fails to extend the flashing around the top of its enclosure. As a result, from ground level you can see the coaxial cables running over the top parapet to the camo box. I've created a photo simulation to illustrate how little it would have taken to complete the camouflage for this site, and the benefits of that little effort. Planners, think about these things...they will make a great difference in the result of your work.
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Camouflaged Antenna, Exposed BTS Cabinets878 viewsNotice the BTS cabinets of the two carriers installed on the roof of this shopping center adjacent to the tower camouflaging the antennas. This photo take from an adjacent commercial site parking lot.
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Camouflaged Antenna Site655 viewsThis tower houses sector antennas.
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Camouflaged Antenna Site606 viewsThis tower houses sector antennas.
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Ontario, California Multi-Carrier Camo Site568 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.
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Nextel Camo Site - San Marcos, California376 viewsNextel's poorly-maintained camo site at a medical office building in San Marcos, California.
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Nextel Camo Site - San Marcos, California351 viewsNextel's poorly-maintained camo site at a medical office building in San Marcos, California.
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Camo Site at Gas Station506 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.
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Village of Oak Creek near Sedona478 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?
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Village of Oak Creek near Sedona494 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?
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Village of Oak Creek near Sedona433 viewsTwo camouflaged sites are seen (barely) in this shopping center along Highway 179 in the Village of Oak Creek, near Sedona, Arizona.
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Camo Sprint Site491 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.
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Camo Sprint Site430 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.
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Does RF Signal Leak Out of a Signal Tank?537 viewsA view of Sprint's San Dimas, California water tank site.
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Does RF Signal Leak Out of a Signal Tank?445 viewsA view of Sprint's San Dimas, California water tank site.
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Does RF Signal Leak Out of a Signal Tank?418 viewsA view of Sprint's San Dimas, California water tank site.
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Sprint's New No Tresspassing Sign Has Teeth!631 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.
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Power Meter, Transfer Switch, Generator Plug415 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.
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BTS Equipment Behind Mounment Sign422 viewsCloseup of the equipment behind the monument entry sign at CLU.
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BTS Equipment Behind Mounment Sign397 viewsCloseup of the equipment behind the monument entry sign at CLU.
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BTS Equipment Behind Monument Sign393 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.
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BTS Equipment Behind Monument Sign373 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 Standard475 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.
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Cingular Camo Light Standard491 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.
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Making calls in Comfort411 viewsNextel invites you to make calls via its camo site atop this Comfort Inn in Fountain Hills, Arizona
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Sprint Camo Elevator Penthouse Site432 viewsYet another view of Sprint's faux penthouse site on the top of the elevator.
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Sprint Camo Elevator Penthouse Site363 viewsA good detail shot of Sprint's antennas located in a faux elevator penthouse.
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Sprint Camo Elevator Penthouse Site455 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 comments
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Sprint Camo Elevator Penthouse Site361 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.
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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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I feel the power in Claremont, California (1 of 2)576 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.
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I feel the power in Claremont, California (2 of 2)432 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.
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It's a Gas!455 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).
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It's a Gas! (Overview)398 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).
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It's a Gas!421 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).
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It's a Gas! (Overview)385 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).
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An Executive Quality Installation - Part 2490 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.
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Camo Site in Shopping Center383 viewsThe camo site is located in the clocktower of this shopping center.
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Camo, almost matching... (2 of 2)449 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.
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Camo, almost matching... (1 of 2)419 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.
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Pumping Signal540 viewsA camo windmill 'hides' this cell site, located on I-10 near Pomona, California.1 comments
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Sprint Camo Cell Pine885 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 comments
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Nextel Camo Site - Completed423 viewsElsewhere in this gallery you'll find a photo of this site while under construction. This photo shows the completed site.
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An Executive Quality Installation676 viewsVerizon's camo site in Irvine, California is well-crafted inside this business park monument.1 comments
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Verizon Plays Golf450 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?'
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Camo site atop standalone church tower - #2621 viewsThis church, in Irvine, California, has a Cingular site above the stained glass in the stand-alone tower.
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Camo site atop standalone church tower466 viewsThis church, in Irvine, California, has a Cingular site above the stained glass in the stand-alone tower.
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Sprint Camo Site466 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.
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Rose Bowl Camo Site548 views...on a light standard.
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Corner parapets hide antennas475 viewsThe cell antennas are behind the add-on parapets on each building corner.
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Belting out the RF519 viewsThe 'belt' around the middle of this structure hides cell antennas. Notice two things: (1) at the far end of the left side you can see some of the antenna cables; and (2) the traditional cell site behind this project.1 comments
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Camo shutters663 viewsHere's a cell site with the antennas recessed into the wall. RF-transparent shutters will be installed in front of the antennas to make the antennas disappear. Photo courtesy of Peabody Engineering.
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Camo shutters561 viewsThis photo shows the RF-transparent shutters installed in front of the cell site antennas. Photo courtesy of Peabody Engineering.
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Camo faux brick wall501 viewsThe antennas are hidden behind the faux brick face in the upper left portion of the wall. Photo courtesy of Peabody Engineering.
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Camo faux brick wall - close up456 viewsThe antennas are hidden behind the faux brick face. Photo courtesy of Peabody Engineering.
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Camo faux water tank564 viewsCamo faux water tank at shopping center entrance. Photo courtesy of Peabody Engineering.
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Sort-of Camo642 viewsThis cell site is atop a two story commercial building. Note the use of the old-style RF transparent covers in front of the antennas.
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Camo on an apartment building645 viewsIt was a hard call: Is this a camo or non-camo site? Well, the antennas are hidden behind the enclosure on the right side of the roof, but there was no attempt to hide the BTS equipment in the middle of the roof. Overall, a very poor design.
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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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Camo-ish on-building cell site888 viewsThis is an example of how surface mounted antennas can be detailed to blend, if not disappear, into the background of the structure.
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What time is it?1361 viewsIt's time to make a cell phone call. This is a multiple carrier cell site.
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Camo site atop broadcast center1565 viewsMajor network studio in Los Angeles. Transmission facilities hidden behind decorative work on top of the building. 1 comments
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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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Simple plastic covering.1265 viewsThis antenna structure looks more like a large swamp cooler on top of a building, but it is constructed out of translucent plastic panels to shield from view, but not interfere with RF.
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Disguise site to look like a chimney1138 viewsThis antenna site in Los Angeles is designed to look like a chimney. Note the panel covers.
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False 3rd story on office building1504 viewsAntenna room constructted on top of an existing office building. Windows are not real, but instead painted upon translucent plastic materia. Roof room accessible from access door on right end.
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Southern California palm tree cell site.1646 viewsAlong side a major freeway in the Los Angeles area, this cell site is hardly noticeable from the freeway.
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Disguised as part of the brickwork1242 viewsThis antenna array is cleverly painted to match the color and texture of the building. Downtown LA intersection, yet barely noticeable.
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On top of a roof access.1092 viewsFalse cupola constructed around the top of a roof access doorway. Conceals antennas.
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Camouflaged flagpoles1617 viewsSpotted in Glendale, California.
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Camofulaged AML Receive Site?2473 viewsBack in 1983 Storer Cable was trying to secure a microwave-receive site on a hillside in San Juan Capistrano. The architect retained by Storer lost most of his hair trying to get a design that would pass muster with the City. One night, in a fit of frustration, he came up with this design. We never submitted this one to the City. Pity. It would have been fun!
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Faux chimney antenna site 2 of 22665 viewsThe antennas are in a faux chimney (center of roof).
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Faux chimney antenna site 1 of 23635 viewsThe antennas are in a faux chimney. The base station equipment is adjacent to the house in the lower right portion of the photo. Spotted in Southern California.
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