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Irvine, Califoria multicarrier site184 viewsThis is an outstanding multicarrier camo site in Irvine, CA
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Irvine, Califoria multicarrier site99 viewsThis is an outstanding multicarrier camo site in Irvine, CA
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Irvine, Califoria multicarrier site70 viewsThis is an outstanding multicarrier camo site in Irvine, CA
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Irvine, Califoria multicarrier site76 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 site68 viewsThis is an outstanding multicarrier camo site in Irvine, CA
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Irvine, Califoria multicarrier site58 viewsThis is an outstanding multicarrier camo site in Irvine, CA
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Irvine, Califoria multicarrier site65 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 site53 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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Irvine, Califoria multicarrier site44 viewsThis is an outstanding multicarrier camo site in Irvine, CA
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T-Mobile Flagpole Site523 viewsBig pole; big flag.
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Yet another ____ Pole869 viewsOnce again we have a flag pole antenna site missing an important element: The Flag! This is a Cricket site in Spring Valley, California. Notice that the GPS antenna is visible above the CMU wall enclosing the BTS cabinets; it's a bad design, and unnecessary.
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I bow to Him751 viewsVerizon's mono-flagpole site in Mesa Arizona is leaning over ust a wee-bit.
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I bow to Him651 viewsVerizon's mono-flagpole site in Mesa Arizona is leaning over ust a wee-bit.
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A Tower that's Really a Tower642 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 Tower484 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 Tower689 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 Wireless487 viewsThis tower in Anaheim, California features an RF transparent clock.
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Blessed be the Antennas704 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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No Buns!893 viewsT-Mobile's flagpole site at a McDonald's in Huntington Beach, California is not yet complete. This closeup shows the antenna, the tower-mounted-amplifiers, the remote tilt activators, and all the other fun stuff that makes this site play.
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With the 'buns' in place797 viewsT-Mobile's antennas are now covered at this McDonald's site in Huntington Beach, California
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Buns, please!745 viewsT-Mobile's flagpole site, standing adjacent to another carrier's flagpoles, awaits the installation of the panels once the antennas are wired and optimized.
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T-Mobile's McDonald's Flagpole Site BTS Equipment1174 viewsThis is the ancillary equipment cabinets and panels (power, telephone; back-up power socket; etc.) that make the flagpole site in front of the McDonald's emit that popular PCS aroma.
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Camo Watertank Site720 viewsT-Mobile's water tank camo site in Chino Hills, California
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Barn There; Done That715 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 That725 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 Confused846 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 Confused695 viewsJust a bit more flashing, if you please.
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Now you see it; now you shouldn't.1046 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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Time for a new Flag and some paint906 viewsThe flag flying at this Cingular site, located at a Post Office in San Marcos, California is ready to be replaced. Disposal is subject to the U.S. Flag Code. Also, a wee-bit of paint is about due, here, too!
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USPO Flag Site681 viewsThis is a Cingular site at a post office in San Marcos, California
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One bump too many861 viewsThis Cingular site cable transition to a flagpole site at the USPO in San Marcos, California features impacts. It's too close to the driveway.
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Almost a Flagpole Site913 viewsThe panels are missing at this flagpole site in the San Fernando Valley (Los Angeles, California). This is a good close-up showing the antenna and cables. By the way, most sites don't use bungee cords to hold the flag pole rope.
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Almost a Flagpole Site633 viewsThe panels are missing at this flagpole site in the San Fernando Valley (Los Angeles, California).
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Camouflaged Antenna, Exposed BTS Cabinets875 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 Site652 viewsThis tower houses sector antennas.
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Camouflaged Antenna Site603 viewsThis tower houses sector antennas.
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Ontario, California Multi-Carrier Camo Site566 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, California374 viewsNextel's poorly-maintained camo site at a medical office building in San Marcos, California.
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Nextel Camo Site - San Marcos, California349 viewsNextel's poorly-maintained camo site at a medical office building in San Marcos, California.
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Camo Site at Gas Station504 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 Sedona476 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 Sedona490 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 Sedona431 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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A Baby ___pole Site512 viewsYet another ___pole missing its ____. This is a stunted ___pole just intended to shine signal on a stretch of the I-5 Freeway in the City of San Diego. Built by AT&T, this is now a Cingular site.
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A Flag and Light Show511 viewsThis is an AT&T Wireless site, later Cingular, shining signal in San Diego on the I-5 Freeway and the Coronado Bay Bridge. The light standard also supports antennas. 1 comments
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A Flagpole Site396 viewsThis is an AT&T Wireless site, later Cingular, shining signal in San Diego on the I-5 Freeway and the Coronado Bay Bridge.
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Camo Sprint Site489 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 Site428 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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YA_P Site431 viewsYet another ____ pole site. This one in Newport Beach, California.
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It's a Gas!423 viewsUSA Gas in Irvine, California sports this nifty T-Mobile flag site. Cingular has a proposal to change out the flagpole for a dual-carrier flagpole.
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It's a Gas!520 viewsUSA Gas station in Irvine, California. This flagpole is operated by T-Mobile. Cingular would like to change it out for a dual-carrier flagpole.
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Proud Waves From Sprint (3 of 3)491 viewsA wide-shot view of Sprint's Scottsdale Ranch flagpoles site.
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Proud Waves From Sprint (2 of 3)400 viewsSprint's installation at the Scottsdale Ranch Community Center features two flagpoles in a nicely landscaped area adjacent to a lake.
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Proud Waves From Sprint (1 of 3)440 viewsSprint has created this very nice flagpole site at the Scottsdale Ranch Community Center in Scottsdale, Arizona. Note that each flagpole has a light illuminating the other flagpole's flag. The flags are in good condition. The equipment enclosure is the right in the photo (look for the GPS antenna). Points to Sprint for this design, save for the visible GPS antenna which should have been hidden.
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Making calls in Comfort409 viewsNextel invites you to make calls via its camo site atop this Comfort Inn in Fountain Hills, Arizona
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Camo ____ Pole Site817 viewsThis ____ pole site is owned by AAT Communications Corp. It's been quite a while since a ____ has flown on this ____ pole. It sure would look better if a ____ were flying here, wouldn't you agree? Gosh, I'd even be willing to bet a nickel that a ____ was featured in the design as approved by the city.
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Naked Cellular/PCS Flagpole!507 viewsThis is actually three photos stitched together to show the three-flagpole site in great detail. The center flagpole is an AT&T (now Cingular) Wireless site in Los Angeles, California. AT&T shares this site with Verizon and Nextel. The flagpole is 85' tall and 25" in diameter. It's manufactured by Chameleon Engineering.1 comments
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Naked Cellular/PCS Flagpole!520 viewsAll three flagpoles in this photo are really cell towers. The center flagpole is a AT&T Wireless site in Los Angeles, California. AT&T (Cingular) shares this site with Verizon and Nextel. The flagpole is 85' tall and 25" in diameter. It's manufactured by Chameleon Engineering.
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Close-up of a cellular/PCS flagpole without the covers4245 viewsThis is a close-up shot of how antennas are stacked in a faux flagpole. All three flagpoles in this photo are really cell towers. The center flagpole is an AT&T Wireless (now Cingular) site in Los Angeles, California. Verizon shares this site with Verizon and Nextel. The flagpole is 85' tall and 25" in diameter. It's manufactured by Chameleon Engineering.2 comments
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Hint: It's Not Canneroni428 viewsThese are three section covers of a faux flagpole barely in the City of Los Angeles, California. They're off while Cingular works on its antennas (see the photos in this gallery).
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Hint: It's Not Canneroni1966 viewsThese are three section covers of a faux flagpole barely in the City of Los Angeles, California. They're off while Verizon's works on its antennas (see the photos in this gallery).
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It's a Grand Old Flag...Again501 viewsHere's an updated photo showing the new (not torn) American Flag at this Cingular flagpole cell site.
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It's a Grand Old Flag...Again426 viewsCingular has replaced the old, torn US Flag with this fine one. The code inspector in this community had a chat with Cingular to let them know that the old, Old Glory was a bit too old (and torn). Look further down in this gallery to see the sad 'before' photo.
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It's a Grand Old Flagpole?577 viewsVerizon's flagpole site in Hesperia, California lacks, well, a flag. Note the wind/sand damage to the pole finish. If you look carefully, you'll see the rope used to hoist the flag has come down and is resting on top of the the equipment building, then falling to the ground to the right of the building. Nice job in site maintenance.1 comments
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Cingular Flag Pole444 viewsThis "super-sized" flag pole camo site is located at a... Well, you can see for yourself.
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Cingular Flag Pole (Close-up)804 viewsThis photograph highlights the reason for conditioning wireless flag pole sites flying the American Flag to routinely inspect the condition of flag, and to follow the requirements of the United States Code, Title 36, Chapter 10. As seen in this photo, the US Flag on the Cingular camo flag pole is tattered.1 comments
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When is a Flagpole Not a Flagpole?626 viewsWhen it's a cell site with a windsock! North Seattle Community College. Quite a nice design!1 comments
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Cell flag poles584 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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Oh, say can you see!!852 viewsAn example of a flag pole cell site.
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Waving the Flag and the Signal882 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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The many colors of Red, White, and Blue894 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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More Waves and Waves761 viewsA very large flagpole cell site in Southgate, California.
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Camo-ish on-building cell site (close-up)1243 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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Short Flag Pole1042 viewsUS/Mexican Relations.
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What time is it?1359 viewsIt's time to make a cell phone call. This is a multiple carrier cell site.
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Disguised as Bricks1334 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.1263 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 chimney1136 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 building1502 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.1643 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 brickwork1240 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.1089 viewsFalse cupola constructed around the top of a roof access doorway. Conceals antennas.
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Camouflaged flagpoles1614 viewsSpotted in Glendale, California.
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Camofulaged AML Receive Site?2470 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 22662 viewsThe antennas are in a faux chimney (center of roof).
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Faux chimney antenna site 1 of 23630 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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