Dr. Jonathan Kramer's Cell Tower Photo Gallery

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NextG (Crown Castle) Dual DAS in Redondo Beach, CA92 viewsThis is an example of why the assertion that 'DAS and done' is not always true. This site was originally permitted as a single DAS site, but another carrier wanted to be at the same site, so a larger cabinet holding two DAS nodes was installed, as was a second antenna. This is the SCE meter cabinet for the site.
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Take me to the Opera!271 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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Take me to the Opera!218 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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T-Mobile's McDonald's Flagpole Site BTS Equipment1187 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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DAS Outboard on Power Meter Cabinet604 viewsOverview of a Cingular (now AT&T) DAS site in Rolling Hills Estates, California.
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Camouflaged Antenna, Exposed BTS Cabinets887 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 Site663 viewsThis tower houses sector antennas.
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Camouflaged Antenna Site614 viewsThis tower houses sector antennas.
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DAS Outboard on Power Meter Cabinet551 viewsOnce more, Cingular (now AT&T) employs the cabinet-on-a-cabinet technique of placing its DAS note, here in Rolling Hills Estates, California.
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DAS Outboard on Power Meter283 viewsOnce more, Cingular (now AT&T) employs the cabinet-on-a-cabinet technique of placing its DAS note, here in Rolling Hills Estates, California.
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Das da ticket!351 viewsAT&T uses a distributed antenna system (DAS) to light this site on Valley Circle in the San Fernando Valley (Los Angeles County). The DAS node, manufactured by Andrew Corporation, is the small box affixed to the larger power meter pedestal cabinet.
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Das da ticket!303 viewsAT&T uses a distributed antenna system (DAS) to light this site on Valley Circle in the San Fernando Valley (Los Angeles County). The DAS node, manufactured by Andrew Corporation, is the small box affixed to the larger power meter pedestal cabinet. Notice that the node is not directly affixed, but is held via stand-offs.
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Das da ticket!280 viewsAT&T uses a distributed antenna system (DAS) to light this site on Valley Circle in the San Fernando Valley (Los Angeles County). The DAS node, manufactured by Andrew Corporation, is the small box affixed to the larger power meter pedestal cabinet.
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Das da ticket!283 viewsAT&T uses a distributed antenna system (DAS) to light this site on Valley Circle in the San Fernando Valley (Los Angeles County). The DAS node, manufactured by Andrew Corporation, is the small box affixed to the larger power meter pedestal cabinet.
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Das da ticket!426 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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Das da ticket!393 viewsAT&T uses a distributed antenna system (DAS) to light this site on Valley Circle in the San Fernando Valley (Los Angeles County). The DAS node, manufactured by Andrew Corporation, is the small box affixed to the larger power meter pedestal cabinet.
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BTS cabinets during installation - Cable ladder rack688 viewsThis is a photo of the BTS (Base Telecommunications Station) cabinets during installation. Notice the cable ladder rack connecting the BTS cabinets to the trunk of the tree. The coaxial cables will be lashed to this ladder for physical support.
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NextG Distributed Antenna System Node612 viewsNextG's DAS node located in Encinitas, California. The carrier supported by this node is Cricket Wireless. The DAS equipment manufacturer is Andrew Corporation. This DAS node is a member of Andrew's ION ("Intelligent Optical Network") line of products. The cover at the top of the DAS housing covers a cooling fan.

Under SDG&E rules, this site does not consume enough power to require a power meter; merely a breaker box (located to the right of the DAS node).
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Close-up of anti-Bird-bomb net over antennas440 viewsHere's a close-up photo of the net placed over the antennas to keep the birds off (and to keep them from bombing the cars below)!
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What's that wrapping around the antennas?446 viewsHere's an interesting site (close up in next photo). Notice that there are cars parked in the auto body shop lot directly below the antennas. Perhaps birds like to take aim and, er, hit the cars below. What a clever carrier solution! Put a net around the antennas to keep the birds off.
 
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