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So-so Camo'ed Pop-Up Site in Los Angeles (San Fernando Valley)131 viewsThis is a so-so camo rooftop site in the San Fernando Valley portion of Los Angeles. It uses open-back pop-ups on the building to mostly hide the antennas.
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So-so Camo'ed Pop-Up Site in Los Angeles (San Fernando Valley)114 viewsThis is a so-so camo rooftop site in the San Fernando Valley portion of Los Angeles. It uses open-back pop-ups on the building to mostly hide the antennas.
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So-so Camo'ed Pop-Up Site in Los Angeles (San Fernando Valley)92 viewsThis is a so-so camo rooftop site in the San Fernando Valley portion of Los Angeles. It uses open-back pop-ups on the building to mostly hide the antennas.
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So-so Camo'ed Pop-Up Site in Los Angeles (San Fernando Valley)92 viewsThis is a so-so camo rooftop site in the San Fernando Valley portion of Los Angeles. It uses open-back pop-ups on the building to mostly hide the antennas.
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So-so Camo'ed Pop-Up Site in Los Angeles (San Fernando Valley)81 viewsThis is a so-so camo rooftop site in the San Fernando Valley portion of Los Angeles. It uses open-back pop-ups on the building to mostly hide the antennas.
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Multi-carrier Monopole Site61 viewsMulti-carrier Monopole Site in Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Rocket South of Santa Fe on I-25227 viewsOne of the worst located sites I have ever run across.
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Santa Fe Country Club150 viewsMono-Golfball Screen
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Santa Fe Country Club125 viewsMono-Golfball Screen
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Santa Fe Country Club157 viewsMono-Golfball Screen
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Santa Fe Country Club153 views
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Cricket in Santa Fe218 viewsThe Fashion Outlets of Santa Fe hosts this Cricket site.
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Cricket in Santa Fe116 viewsThe Fashion Outlets of Santa Fe hosts this Cricket site.
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Santa Fe High School Light Standard98 viewsLight Standard site at Santa Fe High School (New Mexico)
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Santa Fe High School Light Standard119 viewsLight Standard site at Santa Fe High School (New Mexico)
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Santa Fe Big Steel Lattice Tower108 viewsSanta Fe, New Mexico
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Santa Fe Big Steel Guyed Tower85 viewsSanta Fe Big Steel Guyed Tower
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Santa Fe Big Steel Guyed Tower76 viewsSanta Fe Big Steel Guyed Tower
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Cricket has the Power in Santa Fe78 viewsCricket has the Power in Santa Fe
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Cricket has the Power in Santa Fe86 viewsCricket has the Power in Santa Fe
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Just One Element Would Have Made This...951 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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Federally Protected Bird's Next in Taos, NM187 viewsThis is a close-up of the federally-protected bird's next located high up an American Tower colo site in Taos, New Mexico.
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Radio Plaza in Santa Fe, NM131 viewsThis is an updated photo of the Radio Plaza site, overlooing the historic central plaza in Sante Fe, New Mexico.
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A Tower That Helps Birds!262 viewsThis is American Tower's "Taos Center" tower site in, ah, Taos (New Mexico). It's most unique feature is the federally protected bird's nest on the tower. Here's the sign warning against climbing without permission.
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Tall Tower to Save Birds156 viewsAmerican Tower's Taos Central site in Taos, NM has a federally-protected bird's nest on one of the platforms. The the photos here. Search on Taos.
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Lighting the Lot205 viewsSprint's interesting little Mono-Parking-Lot-Light-Site in San Fernando, California
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A Terrible Missile Rises Over the New Mexico Horizon195 viewsThis is a monster of a visible site. It stands 150 feet tall and is located on the I25 Frontage Road east of County Road 57 south of Santa Fe, NM. There is another photo in this gallery showing just how awful this site is from afar.
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What is, But What Could Be...720 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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Powering Up Santa Fe181 viewsT-Mobile occupies the top of this power transmission pole near the Plaza in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
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Tower Towers Over the Santa Fe Plaza173 viewsThis tower stands just south of the Plaza in historic Santa Fe. It's clearly visible from much of the Plaza area. So sad
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A Terrible Missile Rises Over the New Mexico Horizon175 viewsThis is a monster of a visible site. It stands 150 feet tall and is located on the I25 Frontage Road east of County Road 57 south of Santa Fe, NM. There is another photo in this gallery showing just how awful this site is from close-up.
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A Terrible Missile Rises Over the New Mexico Horizon176 viewsThis is a monster of a visible site. It stands 150 feet tall and is located on the I25 Frontage Road east of County Road 57 south of Santa Fe, NM. There is another photo in this gallery showing just how awful this site is from afar.
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Tower Towers Over the Santa Fe Plaza139 viewsTowering over the historic Santa Fe Plaza (and just about everything else in the area), this awful pole is about as out of place as a tower can be. So sad. Thanks to Alltel for contributing to the spoiling of the historic Santa Fe Plaza area.
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Sickly Monopine922 viewsOff of the Old Las Vegas Highway outside of Santa Fe, this poorly designed monopine stands out like the sore thumb it is. The branch coverage, branch count, and panel antenna socks are inferior. A properly designed and executed monopine would not all the antenna stand-off arms to be seen, much less be painted a highly visible green.

By the way, in this case, Las Vegas refers to Las Vegas, New Mexico, rather than to Lost Wages, Nevada.
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This site SEEMS to need Less SEAMS579 viewsSprint's camo site in Santa Fe Springs, California looks like a major patching and repainting jobs is due...or overdue.
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AT&T Monopine in Santa Fe, NM657 viewsAT&T's monopine site is above the 599 Bypass around Santa Fe, New Mexico (Mutt Nelson road). Note the BTS cabintes are mounted on a raised grill (good for drainage; snow, etc.).
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AT&T Monopine in Santa Fe, NM763 viewsAT&T's monopine site is above the 599 Bypass around Santa Fe, New Mexico (Mutt Nelson road)
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AT&T Monopine in Santa Fe, NM610 viewsAT&T's monopine site is above the 599 Bypass around Santa Fe, New Mexico (Mutt Nelson road). View from SR599.
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Take me to the Opera!260 viewsThe BTS cabinets for the multi-carrier sites (on parking lot lights) at the Santa Fe Opera in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
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A parking lot light site at the Santa Fe Opera, Santa Fe, NM.285 viewsMulti-carrier sites (on parking lot lights) at the Santa Fe Opera in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
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Take me to the Opera!210 viewsA parking lot light site at the Santa Fe Opera, Santa Fe, NM.
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Take me to the Opera!206 viewsThe BTS cabinets for the multi-carrier sites (on parking lot lights) at the Santa Fe Opera in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
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Can You Store My Signal Now?739 viewsT-Mobile's faux lighthouse antenna site in the San Fernando Valley, California.
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Not too compliant with the FCC OET Bulletin 65 Rules368 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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T-Mobile Faux Lighthouse Antennas598 viewsPublic Storage, the national chain of self-storage centers has many centers that provide cell site locations. This center, in the San Fernando Valley, supports two carriers (T-Mobile and Sprint Nextel). The antennas on top of the faux lighthouse belong to T-Mobile.
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Is that A Fog Horn I hear?541 viewsPublic Storage, the national chain of self-storage centers has many centers that provide cell site locations. This center, in the San Fernando Valley, supports two carriers (T-Mobile and Sprint Nextel). The antennas on top of the faux lighthouse belong to T-Mobile.
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On the Fence188 viewsSome wireless carriers mount their antennas on the outside of water tank sites atop hilltops.
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A well lit monolight brought to you by Verizon321 views...in the San Fernando Valley. A Verizon site. The base station equipment is located in one of the mall stores, which Verizon has taken over and added a new interior door.
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Blessed be Sprint727 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 Sprint658 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 Sprint631 viewsA sprint site inside a faux bell tower at a church in the San Fernando Valley (Los Angeles, California).
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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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NextG RF Safety Advisory Notice435 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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Power Meter, Transfer Switch, Generator Plug411 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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KMLT's Antenna Fence Under Construction260 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 Construction291 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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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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Hot zone? What hot zone?496 viewsThis roof-top site (now removed) used cheezy plastic safety cones with pasted-on warning signs to alleged mark the edge of the general population/uncontrolled RF zone. Note the two cones at rear-right that have blown over. A very effective warning technique, eh?
   
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