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Birds on Blue Unique Cell Site Design - Public Art16 viewsThis public art cell site was designed by Ron Pekar and Sandy McDaniel; brought to life by Esteban DuPont's CellTech Wireless, sponsored by Crown Castle, and authorized by the City of San Diego. This is a wonderful result for a great collaboration. Located at CA905 and Beyer Blvd in San Diego.
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Birds on Blue Unique Cell Site Design - Public Art20 viewsThis public art cell site was designed by Ron Pekar and Sandy McDaniel; brought to life by Esteban DuPont's CellTech Wireless, sponsored by Crown Castle, and authorized by the City of San Diego. This is a wonderful result for a great collaboration. Located at CA905 and Beyer Blvd in San Diego.
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Birds on Blue Unique Cell Site Design - Public Art13 viewsThis public art cell site was designed by Ron Pekar and Sandy McDaniel; brought to life by Esteban DuPont's CellTech Wireless, sponsored by Crown Castle, and authorized by the City of San Diego. This is a wonderful result for a great collaboration. Located at CA905 and Beyer Blvd in San Diego.
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Birds on Blue Unique Cell Site Design - Public Art10 viewsThis public art cell site was designed by Ron Pekar and Sandy McDaniel; brought to life by Esteban DuPont's CellTech Wireless, sponsored by Crown Castle, and authorized by the City of San Diego. This is a wonderful result for a great collaboration. Located at CA905 and Beyer Blvd in San Diego.
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Birds on Blue Unique Cell Site Design - Public Art10 viewsThis public art cell site was designed by Ron Pekar and Sandy McDaniel; brought to life by Esteban John DuPont's CellTech Wireless, sponsored by Crown Castle, and authorized by the City of San Diego. This is a wonderful result for a great collaboration. Located at CA905 and Beyer Blvd in San Diego.
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Birds on Blue Unique Cell Site Design - Public Art8 viewsThis public art cell site was designed by Ron Pekar and Sandy McDaniel; brought to life by Esteban DuPont's CellTech Wireless, sponsored by Crown Castle, and authorized by the City of San Diego. This is a wonderful result for a great collaboration. Located at CA905 and Beyer Blvd in San Diego.
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Birds on Blue Unique Cell Site Design - Public Art5 viewsThis public art cell site was designed by Ron Pekar and Sandy McDaniel; brought to life by Esteban DuPont's CellTech Wireless, sponsored by Crown Castle, and authorized by the City of San Diego. This is a wonderful result for a great collaboration. Located at CA905 and Beyer Blvd in San Diego.
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Birds on Blue Unique Cell Site Design - Public Art6 viewsThis public art cell site was designed by Ron Pekar and Sandy McDaniel; brought to life by Esteban DuPont's CellTech Wireless, sponsored by Crown Castle, and authorized by the City of San Diego. This is a wonderful result for a great collaboration. Located at CA905 and Beyer Blvd in San Diego.
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Birds on Blue Unique Cell Site Design - Public Art4 viewsThis public art cell site was designed by Ron Pekar and Sandy McDaniel; brought to life by Esteban DuPont's CellTech Wireless, sponsored by Crown Castle, and authorized by the City of San Diego. This is a wonderful result for a great collaboration. Located at CA905 and Beyer Blvd in San Diego.
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Birds on Blue Unique Cell Site Design - Public Art7 viewsThis public art cell site was designed by Ron Pekar and Sandy McDaniel; brought to life by Esteban DuPont's CellTech Wireless, sponsored by Crown Castle, and authorized by the City of San Diego. This is a wonderful result for a great collaboration. Located at CA905 and Beyer Blvd in San Diego.
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Birds on Blue Unique Cell Site Design - Public Art4 viewsThis public art cell site was designed by Ron Pekar and Sandy McDaniel; brought to life by Esteban DuPont's CellTech Wireless, sponsored by Crown Castle, and authorized by the City of San Diego. This is a wonderful result for a great collaboration. Located at CA905 and Beyer Blvd in San Diego.
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Birds on Blue Unique Cell Site Design - Public Art4 viewsThis public art cell site was designed by Ron Pekar and Sandy McDaniel; brought to life by Esteban DuPont's CellTech Wireless, sponsored by Crown Castle, and authorized by the City of San Diego. This is a wonderful result for a great collaboration. Located at CA905 and Beyer Blvd in San Diego.
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Birds on Blue Unique Cell Site Design - Public Art5 viewsThis public art cell site was designed by Ron Pekar and Sandy McDaniel; brought to life by Esteban DuPont's CellTech Wireless, sponsored by Crown Castle, and authorized by the City of San Diego. This is a wonderful result for a great collaboration. Located at CA905 and Beyer Blvd in San Diego.
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Birds on Blue Unique Cell Site Design - Public Art4 viewsThis public art cell site was designed by Ron Pekar and Sandy McDaniel; brought to life by Esteban DuPont's CellTech Wireless, sponsored by Crown Castle, and authorized by the City of San Diego. This is a wonderful result for a great collaboration. Located at CA905 and Beyer Blvd in San Diego.
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Birds on Blue Unique Cell Site Design - Public Art3 viewsThis public art cell site was designed by Ron Pekar and Sandy McDaniel; brought to life by Esteban DuPont's CellTech Wireless, sponsored by Crown Castle, and authorized by the City of San Diego. This is a wonderful result for a great collaboration. Located at CA905 and Beyer Blvd in San Diego.
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Birds on Blue Unique Cell Site Design - Public Art4 viewsThis public art cell site was designed by Ron Pekar and Sandy McDaniel; brought to life by Esteban DuPont's CellTech Wireless, sponsored by Crown Castle, and authorized by the City of San Diego. This is a wonderful result for a great collaboration. Located at CA905 and Beyer Blvd in San Diego.
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Birds on Blue Unique Cell Site Design - Public Art4 viewsThis public art cell site was designed by Ron Pekar and Sandy McDaniel; brought to life by Esteban DuPont's CellTech Wireless, sponsored by Crown Castle, and authorized by the City of San Diego. This is a wonderful result for a great collaboration. Located at CA905 and Beyer Blvd in San Diego.
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Birds on Blue Unique Cell Site Design - Public Art3 viewsThis public art cell site was designed by Ron Pekar and Sandy McDaniel; brought to life by Esteban DuPont's CellTech Wireless, sponsored by Crown Castle, and authorized by the City of San Diego. This is a wonderful result for a great collaboration. Located at CA905 and Beyer Blvd in San Diego.
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Birds on Blue Unique Cell Site Design - Public Art3 viewsThis public art cell site was designed by Ron Pekar and Sandy McDaniel; brought to life by Esteban DuPont's CellTech Wireless, sponsored by Crown Castle, and authorized by the City of San Diego. This is a wonderful result for a great collaboration. Located at CA905 and Beyer Blvd in San Diego.
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Birds on Blue Unique Cell Site Design - Public Art5 viewsThis public art cell site was designed by Ron Pekar and Sandy McDaniel; brought to life by Esteban DuPont's CellTech Wireless, sponsored by Crown Castle, and authorized by the City of San Diego. This is a wonderful result for a great collaboration. Located at CA905 and Beyer Blvd in San Diego.
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Birds on Blue Unique Cell Site Design - Public Art3 viewsThis public art cell site was designed by Ron Pekar and Sandy McDaniel; brought to life by Esteban DuPont's CellTech Wireless, sponsored by Crown Castle, and authorized by the City of San Diego. This is a wonderful result for a great collaboration. Located at CA905 and Beyer Blvd in San Diego.
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Birds on Blue Unique Cell Site Design - Public Art4 viewsThis public art cell site was designed by Ron Pekar and Sandy McDaniel; brought to life by Esteban DuPont's CellTech Wireless, sponsored by Crown Castle, and authorized by the City of San Diego. This is a wonderful result for a great collaboration. Located at CA905 and Beyer Blvd in San Diego.
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Tarzana, California163 viewsClark Avenue
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Tarzana, California113 viewsClark Avenue light standard
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Tarzana, California106 viewsClark Avenue light standard
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Tarzana, California95 viewsClark Avenue light standard
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Tarzana, California96 viewsClark Avenue light standard
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Tarzana, California84 viewsClark Avenue light standard
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Tarzana, California93 viewsClark Avenue light standard
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Tarzana, California95 viewsClark Avenue light standard
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Tarzana, California115 viewsClark Avenue light standard
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Use a Cell Phone: Go to Jail293 viewsSpotted in Las Vegas, New Mexico
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Two Greek Cows296 views...on the road between Athens and the Athens Airport. Shot through the window of a moving taxi.
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Cell Call Box (Version 2)153 viewsHere is the current version of this cellular call box, located on Pacific Coast Highway in southern Ventura County, California. A photograph of the original design is also here at this site. Search on "Cell Call Box" to find it.
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A true Solar Cell332 viewsThis is a photo of AT&T's solar powered cell site just north of CA52 at Mast Road in San Diego. This site connects back to the mobile telephone switching office via a microwave antenna (behind the panel).
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AT&T Cow in Action751 viewsPanoramic (three photos) shot of AT&T's Cell-on-Wheels (COW) in action in the Santiago Canyon area of Orange County after the October 2007 wildfires. The portable generator powers the site.
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AT&T Cow in Action1344 viewsAT&T's Cell-on-Wheels (COW) in action in the Santiago Canyon area of Orange County after the October 2007 wildfires. The portable generator powers the site.
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AT&T Cow in Action433 viewsLook up the ridge at AT&T's Cell-on-Wheels (COW) in action in the Santiago Canyon area of Orange County after the October 2007 wildfires. A portable generator powers the site.
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UCLA? I C LA!396 viewsVerizon's right-of-way microcell monopole site on Hilgard Avenue near Manning just to the east of UCLA. The base station equipment is located underground adjacent to the two vents.
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Das da ticket!413 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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Ontario, California Multi-Carrier Camo Site563 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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Now You Don't See It, and Now you Don't!544 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!616 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!726 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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478 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!596 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!516 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!417 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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Not-a-Monopalm BTS Enclosure513 viewsThe monopalm at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church school is served from this BTS enclosure adjacent to the kids play area. Palm Desert, California. This panorama consists of three photos. Can you find both break points?
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Low Mileage Monopalm482 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.
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Water Tank498 viewsIn a shopping center in Chino Hills, California1 comments
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Water Tank475 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 - Overview409 viewsHere's an overview photo of a cell pine (monopine) standing alone in a shopping center in Walnut, California.
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Cell Pine791 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 Port400 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.
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Cell Pine Branch Attachment493 viewsThis close-up shows how the branch attachments occur on this cell pine tree.
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An Odd Cell Palm531 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 comments
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Cell Pine - North Hollywood, CA555 viewsAt a temple.
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Yet Another Sad Cell Pine544 viewsThis Sprint site in Hesperia, California sports sparse branch coverage, and lacks bark cladding. 1 comments
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Sprint microcell - Two Sectors511 viewsPole mounted Sprint microcell in Brentwood, California (Parkyns St.). The panel antennas should have been painted brown or green to afford some measure of camouflage. This site is near OJ's former home on Rockingham in Brentwood, California. It's a much nicer area than were he now lives in Nevada.2 comments
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Yet Another Strange Cell-Palm533 viewsWe'll, perhaps a coat of brown paint constitutes camouflage....perhaps it doesn't.1 comments
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Field of RF Dreams675 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 comments
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Camo Monopine688 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.
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Sprint Camo Cell Pine879 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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T-Mobile's Take on a Cellular Pine726 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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Cell Sign250 viewsSpotted in Redwood City, California, this two sector cell site provides spot coverage along the US101.
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What a Strange Trunk!727 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 comments
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Building A CellPine...560 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.
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Cell Pine564 viewsThis cell pine is located on a hill in Lake Elsinore, CA. Good branch coverage. Notice the round microwave antenna on the tree trunk.1 comments
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Cell flag poles582 viewsThis is a Sprint site in northern San Diego County. The BTS equipment is located to the right of the flagpoles.
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Camo faux barn634 viewsThis 'barn' is part of a family fun center. The carrier here is Verizon. Notice the GPS antenna to the right of the barn.1 comments
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Microcell Bolted on Parking Lot Light316 viewsSpotted in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, this microcell site is bolted to the top of an existing parking lot light standard. Notice the equipment mounted in the grass area (hey, guy, open that car door slowly or you might hit something).
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Panoramic view of the Rocky Peak Wireless Rocks and Wireless Sign1263 viewsHere are 5 of the 6 cell rocks at Rocky Peak. The cell sign is hidden behind the cell rock in the foreground. Note that cell rocks are on concrete pads.

The equipment building with the small microwave antenna belongs to Nextel. The hidden building with the larger microwave antenna belongs to AT&T Wireless. Other carriers are in fenced cages below AT&T and Nextel.

This site houses Cingular, Sprint, Verizon, AT&T Wireless, and Nextel, and serves the Ronald Regan Freeway (SR118) at the east end of the Santa Susana Pass between Simi Valley and the San Fernando Valley.

Save for one of the Nextel rocks (shown in this gallery), there are no RF warning signs to alert the public to (suspected) high level RF fields around this easy-to-access site.
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Sprint microcell - Omnidirectional pattern226 viewsOne of the secret ways from the San Fernando Valley into West Los Angeles (or is it the other way around) is via Havenhurst Avenue. Sprint's customers know the route, and Sprint's capitalized on it by adding this omni site to cover the commuters.
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Sprint microcell - Omnidirectional pattern233 viewsOne of the secret ways from the San Fernando Valley into West Los Angeles (or is it the other way around) is via Havenhurst Avenue. Sprint's customers know the route, and Sprint's capitalized on it by adding this omni site to cover the commuters.
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Sprint microcell - Single Sector295 viewsA Sprint single sector microcell site on Mullholland Road in Los Angeles.
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Power transmission pole - Underground equipment shelter280 viewsThis cell site, on a power transmission pole, is connected to a controlled environment vault ("CEV"). The CEV is an underground room housing the equipment. The hatch for the CEV is the green box show below and to the left of the pole.
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Radome above light standard776 viewsThis Sprint* site, in Thousand Oaks, California, is a low-impact micro cell designed to serve a small area of twisty streets.

*Thanks for clearing this up, Jimmy!
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Cingular underground cell site equipment980 viewsThe BTS equipment vault, in the foreground, serves a Cingular's light standard microcell. The green pedestal houses the power company meter, and is subject to removal if the power company allows unmetered or remotely metered service sometime in the future.
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Co locate site for multiple cell structures481 viewsThis multi-tower site is along next to Interstate 405 in Irvine, California. 1 comments
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Oh, say can you see!!848 viewsAn example of a flag pole cell site.
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Cell Pine under construction - Close up843 viewsHere's a close-up of the branch attachment pegs for this cell pine. Notice how well the cables, seen at the very top of the photograph, are hidden by the branches. Also, notice the faux pine needle cover on the antenna to the right of the trunk. A good job by American Tower.
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Cell Pine under construction691 viewsThe branch attachment pegs are visible in this photograph. Note the relatively random layout of the pegs, and the fairly good coverage of the antennas at the top. This is an American Tower site in California.
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Waves of Power259 viewsA fairly standard power transmission tower with a cell crown. Spotted in Walnut Creek, California, this photograph graces the cover of Paul Valle-Riestra's book, "Telecommunications: The Governmental Role in Managing the Connected Community" published in 2002.

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Cell Palm head829 viewsThis is a close-up of a cell palm. Note the GPS antenna stuck on to right-side of the frame for the panel antennas.2 comments
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Parking lot cell site321 viewsHere's another, wider view of a cell site mounted on a parking lot light standard in San Francisco.
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Parking lot cell site255 viewsThe cell antennas are mounted on the light standard on the roof of a public parking lot in San Francisco.
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Installing a cell palm717 viewsI snapped this photograph during the installation of this cell palm tree along the I-405 in the pass connecting the San Fernando Valley and West Los Angeles.
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Cell site on power transmission tower268 viewsHere's a fairly standard non-camo wireless site on a power transmission tower.
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Camo site on a Public Storage building708 viewsHere's a multi-sector camo installation on a PS building in Los Angeles. The antennas are located inside the box structures on the face of the building.
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Four sector monopole cell site377 viewsIt's relatively unusual to find 4-sector towers. Here's one (although only 3 sectors are in use).
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Waving the Flag and the Signal878 viewsThis camo flag is adjacent to a major freeway. Note that under federal law the flag must be illuminated at night (it's not).
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Is that an AIRCRAFT warning light on the tree?856 viewsThis site is on USMC property in San Diego County. The red light on the trop of the cell pine tree warns off low flying helicopters. Notice how the bark cladding stops at the level of the lowest branches. Also notice how much reflective the trunk is without the cladding. The bark cladding should have been extended all the way up the tree trunk.
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The many colors of Red, White, and Blue890 viewsFlag maintenance (and federally required lighting) should be a condition of approval of flag cell sites like the one above. Note that some of the red color stripes have faded to orange.1 comments
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Parking Lot Light Standard PCS Site700 viewsWhat you see, including the BTS equipment, is what you get in this parking lot site. Note the addition of the parking lot lights on either side of the antenna pole.
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Palms guarding cell site - circa 2004377 viewsThis is a cell site 'guarded' by live palm trees. Its the same site I photographed in late 2001 (see that photo in this gallery). Notice how the live palms have grown, and so have the houses around the site!
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Two very different camo cell palm trees1077 viewsNotice the striking design differences between the two cell palms One uses a light round trunk; the other a darker square trunk with a diamond cross-hatch design. Also notice the difference in palm coverage. The Time Warner Palm Desert headend self-supporting tower can been seen in the background of the enlarged photograph.
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Is that a Diamond-shaped date?1648 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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Fake Cell Pine Diseased Tree1077 viewsThis has got to be one of my favorite cell trees...perhaps the worlds worst cell pine design. Yes, Nextel is to be commended on this design, not found in nature, spotted in West Los Angeles, California. Compare this to Nextel's truly good design for a cell pine.2 comments
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Oh thank heavens for RF from 7-11299 viewsHere's an example of a microcell designed to illuminate a road segment for adding spot capacity. Notice that the apartment (right of the antenna) is just off the main lobe beam.
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Cell Pine with Antenna Panel Covers1031 viewsHere's a Nextel site at the intersection of the CA SR91 and I110. It's a good design, and uses what I lovingly call "pine needle slip covers" on the panel antennas.

Good branch coverage down the trunk. Good texturing on the trunk, too.

Nice job, Nextel!
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A Sad Little Cell Palm770 viewsIt is a cell pine? It is a monopole with a few palms attached? It is an example of how to 'sell' the community on a cell pine without delivering? You decide.

No texture on the pole; no real attempt to provide adequate palm cover.

Spotted off the I405 near Inglewood Blvd. in the Southbay area of Los Angeles.
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Omni-directional Microcell on Sign375 viewsThis AT&T Wireless site, at Fairfax and Pico in Los Angeles, is an example of placing a microcell site atop an existing, small sign.

If you enlarge the photo, don't miss checking out the lid of the vault in front of the pole. The lid is a piece of plywood, apparently to replace the original concrete!

Nope, I don't want to drive my car over that lid, either!
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Multi-carrier cell site and TVRO downlink315 viewsThe multiple carrier tower isn't connected with the TVRO satellite antennas in front, but it makes for a nice picture. This site is located in northern San Antonio, Texas at a very large church facility. An interesting note: The antenna structure registration number shown on the site is, per the FCC's database, cancelled. Interesting!
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Verizon MTSO cell and microwave tower1416 viewsThis is an interesting 63-ish foot communications tower in Schertz, Texas. It's owned by Verizon Wireless.
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What's that below the fans?900 viewsTake one poorly configured camouflaged cell palm tree and then abandon any desire to keep it camouflaged. How? Just add non-camo antennas bolted onto the 'trunk' below the fans as seen in this photograph. To see what this cell palm looked like before the addition of the bolt-on antennas, see "...before the mast" in this section!
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Penthouse external mounted site298 viewsThis is a plain, externally mounted cell site on a commercial office building. Note the GPS (timing) antenna well above the roof line, which might have been mounted at the roof level to minimize its visibility from ground level without impairing its function.
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Major Macrocell Site (multiple carriers)331 viewsThis is an example of a traditional multiple carrier macrocell site. Note the large microwave antennas facing to the right: They are used to provide high-reliability connection of this site to the MTSO some 25 miles away.
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Cell site on a Call Box425 viewsThis cell site uses a travelers call box as the antenna support. The equipment is located just beyond the railing in the underground enclosure. Near Pt. Mugu, California.
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Strand-mounted cell site (Sprint)464 viewsThis is a Sprint cell site using the cable TV system to connect users to the MTSO. Irvine, CA.
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More Waves and Waves758 viewsA very large flagpole cell site in Southgate, California.
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Chester, PA Cell Site378 viewsAttention KMART shoppers! Now you can show for sundries and signal at the same time!
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Cell site in Salzburg, Austria268 viewsWhile in Salzburg to lecture at the Center for International Legal Studies I snapped this photo of a cell site across the street from my hotel room.
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Old Power Tower = New Cell Tower285 viewsThe power utility removed its wires from this old transmission tower, but still uses it to support a cell site.
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Short Flag Pole1039 viewsUS/Mexican Relations.
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What time is it?1355 viewsIt's time to make a cell phone call. This is a multiple carrier cell site.
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Nextel antenna structure on top of an industrial building436 viewsOpen antenna structures have little impact in industrial areas.
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Wireless sites on power transmission towers460 viewsA new trend to install wireless antenna arrays on high voltage power transmission towers. These new co-location sites are gaining popularity due their preexisting right of ways and available height.
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Unhidden and hidden1187 viewsOn this hillside are located two wireless structures. One is obviously not hidden and the other one is.
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Surface mounted antennas sometimes just require matching paint378 viewsThis surface mount wireless site is less visible due to the use of matching paint on the antenna radomes. Less visible, but not a true camouflage site.
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Disguise site to look like a chimney1132 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 building1497 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.1639 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 brickwork1235 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.1085 viewsFalse cupola constructed around the top of a roof access doorway. Conceals antennas.
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Another sickly cell-pine1651 viewsIt looks like hardly any imagination was used to design this sad tree tower site.1 comments
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"We Come In Peace!"565 viewsWater tank cell and microwave site south of Sacramento, California along I-5
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Microcell mounted in traffic signal light standard548 viewsThe cell antennas are pointed to cover short street segments on Ventura Blvd east and west of Laurel Canyon Blvd. San Fernando Valley, California.
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Cell site, microwave mounted on wood pole803 viewsWe don't need no stinking steel tower!1 comments
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Pole-mounted Microcell1097 viewsThis wireless microcell provides uninterrupted coverage on a busy major highway in a steep winding canyon on the Southern California coast.
   
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