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Poorly designed Church bell tower site97 views
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Poorly designed Church bell tower site106 views
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Verizon Camo Church Site 104 viewsAt St. Margaret's in Chino, CA
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Verizon Camo Church Site 81 viewsAt St. Margaret's in Chino, CA
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Verizon Camo Church Site 94 viewsAt St. Margaret's in Chino, CA
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T-Mobile Camo Site 94 viewsT-Mobile Camo Site at New Hope Christian Church in Chino, CA
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T-Mobile Camo Site 116 viewsT-Mobile Camo Site at New Hope Christian Church in Chino, CA
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Church Steeple Site in Long Beach, California206 viewsChurch Steeple Site
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Santa: Don't slide down this chimney!3010 viewsA faux chimney site at a community church in Los Angeles.
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I hear the T-Mobile Bells A-ring'n298 viewsT-Mobile camo site in a church bell tower. The BTS cabinets are behind the CMU enclosure at the rear of the church.
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Just One Element Would Have Made This...964 views...a great camo site. In December 2009 I photographed this Santa Fe, New Mexico site and made an animated GIF showing what could have been done to hide the antenna. I wasn't happy with the base photo, so I want back in December 2010 and shot a better base photo. This animated GIF shows far more clearly what might have been added to effectively camo this church site.
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Outstanding T-Mobile Church Site930 viewsThis is a photograph of T-Mobile's outstanding installation in the exiting bell tower of the Piedmont Community Church in Piedmont, California. The antennas are hidden behind the faux vents. T-Mobile originally proposed a faux stained-glass design, but the City's planners wisely opted for the vent design far more in keeping with the normal look of a bell tower.
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Outstanding T-Mobile Church Site764 viewsThis is a photograph of T-Mobile's outstanding installation in the exiting bell tower of the Piedmont Community Church in Piedmont, California. The antennas are hidden behind the faux vents. T-Mobile originally proposed a faux stained-glass design, but the City's planners wisely opted for the vent design far more in keeping with the normal look of a bell tower.
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Outstanding T-Mobile Church Site720 viewsThis is a photograph of T-Mobile's outstanding installation in the exiting bell tower of the Piedmont Community Church in Piedmont, California. The antennas are hidden behind the faux vents. T-Mobile originally proposed a faux stained-glass design, but the City's planners wisely opted for the vent design far more in keeping with the normal look of a bell tower.
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Outstanding T-Mobile Church Site651 viewsThis is a photograph of T-Mobile's outstanding installation in the exiting bell tower of the Piedmont Community Church in Piedmont, California. The antennas are hidden behind the faux vents. T-Mobile originally proposed a faux stained-glass design, but the City's planners wisely opted for the vent design far more in keeping with the normal look of a bell tower.
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What is, But What Could Be...731 viewsThis is a special photo of a semi-camo site in Santa Fe, New Mexico. If you click to enlarge it, you'll see a before photo (showing the visible panel antenna in the opening) and after photo simulation of how this site might have been better designed by the carrier. Sometimes it the little things that separate a ho-hum project from a wow project.
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Mono-cross786 viewsClose-up of the mono-blah-cross at a Mesa, Arizona church. Notice that the antenna cover at the top is askew.
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Mono-cross882 viewsTight close-up of the mono-blah-cross at a Mesa, Arizona church. Notice that the antenna cover at the top is askew.
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GPS Antenna Directly Mounted to Cabinet725 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 Cabinet678 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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I bow to Him757 viewsVerizon's mono-flagpole site in Mesa Arizona is leaning over ust a wee-bit.
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I bow to Him658 viewsVerizon's mono-flagpole site in Mesa Arizona is leaning over ust a wee-bit.
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Blessed be the Antennas710 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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YASOTVOG606 viewsYASOTVOG="Yet Anther Sending Out The Voice of God" wireless site at a church in Northridge, California. T-Mobile is the carrier.
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Blessed be Sprint741 viewsA sprint site inside a faux bell tower at a church in the San Fernando Valley (Los Angeles, California).
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Blessed be Sprint665 viewsA sprint site inside a faux bell tower at a church in the San Fernando Valley (Los Angeles, California).
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Blessed be Sprint638 viewsA sprint site inside a faux bell tower at a church in the San Fernando Valley (Los Angeles, California).
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Blessed Be This Cell Site275 viewsAT&T's monopole at the Calvary Community Church in Phoenix sports not one; not two; but three crosses mounted at the corners of the radomes. Quite an interesting design!
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Blessed Be This Cell Site225 viewsAT&T's monopole at the Calvary Community Church in Phoenix sports not one; not two; but three crosses mounted at the corners of the radomes. Quite an interesting design!
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Blessed Be This Cell Site187 viewsAT&T's monopole at the Calvary Community Church in Phoenix sports not one; not two; but three crosses mounted at the corners of the radomes. Quite an interesting design!
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Blessed Be This Cell Site193 viewsAT&T's monopole at the Calvary Community Church in Phoenix sports not one; not two; but three crosses mounted at the corners of the radomes. Quite an interesting design!
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There's Hope For the Signal!508 viewsSprint's site at Hope Church in Vista California is built in the add-on column below the spire. If you look closely you can see how the add-on was constructed. The facade is RF transparent material.
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Hope (and signal) Sprints Eternal418 viewsAnother view of the camo antennas at Sprint's Hope Church site in Vista California.
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BTS Equipment Enclosure404 viewsSprint's BTS equipment is located in this CMU walled enclosure at the Hope Church site in Vista, California.
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Hope (and signal) Sprints Eternal368 viewsAnother view of the camo antennas at Sprint's Hope Church site in Vista California.
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Blessed be the Signal From On High439 viewsVerizon's antennas are in the bell tower of this church in Pomona, California.
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Blessed be the Signal From On High403 viewsVerizon's antennas are in the bell tower of this church in Pomona, California.
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Highland View Pentecostal Assembly - Los Angeles410 viewsThis site's antennas are built into a add-on box on the bell tower.
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Church Site396 viewsThis church site in San Diego is interesting because the of the add-on to the church (on the left side) to house AT&T's base station equipment. The antennas are located in the steeple.
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Highland View Pentecostal Assembly - Los Angeles464 viewsOverview of the antenna camo boxes on the bell tower.
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Highland View Pentecostal Assembly - Los Angeles468 viewsView of BTS equipment next to chapel of the church.
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Highland View Pentecostal Assembly - Los Angeles625 viewsView of GPS and LMU antennas next to BTS equipment.
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Church Bell Tower Mount236 viewsThe sector panels are mounted to the face of the bell tower. The overall quality of the site is, at best, fair. Exposed and disconnected cables detract from the site, as do the visible preamplifiers inside the bell tower. Carrier (as yet) unknown.
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Monopalm with Hidden Antennas675 viewsA view looking to the west of Sprint's monopalm at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church in Palm Desert, by Chameleon Engineering. The antennas are mounted inside the 'growth pod' below the palms.
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Monopalm with Hidden Antennas686 viewsA close-up of Sprint's monopalm at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church in Palm Desert, California. The design by Chameleon Engineering hides the antennas inside the 'growth pod' below the palms.
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Monopalm with Hidden Antennas916 viewsSprint's monopalm at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church in Palm Desert, California uses a design by Chameleon Engineering. The antennas are mounted inside the 'growth pod' below the palms. This view looks upwards to see how the grown pod radone is set out from the trunk of the palm.3 comments
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A Thoughtful Monopalm562 viewsThe business end of this two-carrier monopalm at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church school in Palm Desert, California. Notice that there are no antenna arms at top of the tree structure. Cool.

Thanks to Rienk Ayers of Chameleon Engineering for updating me regarding the site. Chameleon's tag line works: "the Best is Hard to Find."
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Certainly-a-Monopalm506 viewsHere's an overview of the very active monopalm surrounded by live palm and broadleaf trees. St. Margaret's Episcopal Church in Palm Desert, California.

Thanks to Rienk Ayers of Chameleon Engineering for updating me regarding the site. Chameleon's tag line works: "the Best is Hard to Find."
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Very Active Monopalm579 viewsThis monopalm is located at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church in Palm Desert, California. Notice that the antenna arms are not visible because they are hidden in the growth pod.
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Not-a-Monopalm BTS Enclosure523 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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Sending Out The Word554 viewsCamo site in Irvine, California, originally built by AT&T Wireless.
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Church Bell Tower With External Antennas228 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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I feel the power in Claremont, California (1 of 2)578 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)434 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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Sending out the word...to Interstate 10257 viewsYet another church along a freeway that (likely) enjoys income in the thousands-of-dollars-per-month range. This is a Nextel site near San Bernardino, California.

The interesting and unusual element of this site is the placement of the antennas following the rise of the roofline. In a typical configuration, the two outside antennas are used for reception, and the center antenna is used to transmit, and they're all on the same horizontal plane.
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Sprint Site - Church Tower577 viewsSan Diego County, California. Just east of Interstate 5.
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Sending out the word...to Los Angeles International Airport281 viewsThis is an AT&T Wireless site just north of LAX. It's a rather poor design Notice (1) the panels just above the roof line; the microwave panel antenna offset from the bell tower; and the cable runs down to the equipment building. A good design element (perhaps the only one) is the use of the brick face on AT&T's pre-fab building.
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Camo site atop standalone church tower - #2625 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 tower469 viewsThis church, in Irvine, California, has a Cingular site above the stained glass in the stand-alone tower.
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More of the word from on high...533 viewsThis is a multi-carrier camo site at a church in Thousand Oaks, California. Can you guess where the antennas are hidden?1 comments
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Faux church steeple - Louvers detail390 viewsThe faux church steeple will be completed with louvers. This photograph is a close-up of the louver detail. These louvers are transparent to radio frequency signals. Photo courtesy of Peabody Engineering.
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Faux church steeple - Rough construction488 viewsThe faux church steeple to be used as a cell site is under construction. The parts of the steeple are being mated. The undercoating is yet to be applied. Photo courtesy of Peabody Engineering.
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Faux church steeple - Looking inside405 viewsThe faux church steeple to be used as a cell site has plenty of room inside for antenna installation. Photo courtesy of Peabody Engineering.
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Faux church steeple - nearing completion395 viewsThe faux church steeple to be used as a cell site is nearing completion. Photo courtesy of Peabody Engineering.
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Faux church steeple - Nearly complete404 viewsThe faux church steeple to be used as a cell site is nearly complete. Final matching will occur on site. The RF-transparent louvers are to be installed after this photo, but before delivery to the job site. Photo courtesy of Peabody Engineering.
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Church clock tower483 viewsThe omni-directional antennas are atop the clock tower of this church. AT&T Wireless is the carrier.
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Church clock tower530 viewsAT&T Wireless' omni-directional antennas are atop the clock tower of this church. View from rear of church.1 comments
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Church bell tower - GPS antenna735 viewsThis is what first caught my eye: The poorly placed GPS antenna. A better design--one not visible to ground level viewers--would have been to place it at the top of the bell tower out of sight, or on the 'back side' where it would not been seen by church goers.
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Church bell tower720 viewsThis site, in Oak Park, California, is located in the bell tower of a church. The give-aways are (1) the poorly placed GPS antenna on the right side of the tower, and (2) the poor paint match of the bell tower extension.
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Church bell tower308 viewsThis is a non-camo site atop (well, just below) the bells of a church. Notice the shadowing of the antenna cables on the right side front of the tower.
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Sending out 'the word'1486 viewsA cell site within a church cross. The antennas are behind removable panels above the cross arm. The equipment cabinets are behind the brick wall to the right in the picture.1 comments
 
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