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Poorly designed Church bell tower site109 views
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Poorly designed Church bell tower site120 views
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Awful Monopalm197 viewsBetween the peeling bark cladding and the strap on panel, this is an awful site.
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Who left the door open?115 viewsA mono-obelisk in Irvine, California
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NextG (Crown Castle) Dual DAS in Redondo Beach, CA114 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.
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NextG (Crown Castle) Dual DAS in Redondo Beach, CA98 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.
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NextG (Crown Castle) Dual DAS in Redondo Beach, CA93 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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NextG (Crown Castle) Dual DAS in Redondo Beach, CA71 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.
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NextG (Crown Castle) Dual DAS in Redondo Beach, CA71 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.
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NextG (Crown Castle) Dual DAS in Redondo Beach, CA64 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.
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67 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.
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Multi-carrier Monopole Site81 viewsMulti-carrier Monopole Site in Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Sort-of Camo on Face of Shopping Center Tower119 viewsA less-than-inspired design in a shopping center in Chino, CA. Not impressive, and barely camo.
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Verizon Camo Church Site 113 viewsAt St. Margaret's in Chino, CA
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Verizon Camo Church Site 89 viewsAt St. Margaret's in Chino, CA
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Verizon Camo Church Site 102 viewsAt St. Margaret's in Chino, CA
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T-Mobile Camo Site 102 viewsT-Mobile Camo Site at New Hope Christian Church in Chino, CA
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T-Mobile Camo Site 124 viewsT-Mobile Camo Site at New Hope Christian Church in Chino, CA
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AT&T's Upgraded Tree at Camp Pendleton Rest Stop250 viewsAT&T has just upgraded this monopine site to 4G and materially improved the camouflage. Much better than before. N/B I-5 at the rest stop.
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AT&T's Upgraded Tree at Camp Pendleton Rest Stop228 viewsAT&T has just upgraded this monopine site to 4G and materially improved the camouflage. Much better than before. N/B I-5 at the rest stop. Note the camo around the microwave antenna.
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Monopoles at Apache Junction, AZ City Hall Campus218 viewsMonopoles at Apache Junction, AZ City Hall Campus
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Sprint Monopole in Lebec, California506 viewsSite is controlled by TowerCo (soon to be SBC).
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A Pair of Monopoles in Gorman, California155 viewsAt the northern end of Los Angeles County along I-5.
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YMCA Monopole489 viewsA shorty monopole site at a YMCA camp in Thousand Oaks, California.
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T-Mobile Flagpole Site544 viewsBig pole; big flag.
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Rocket South of Santa Fe on I-25244 viewsOne of the worst located sites I have ever run across.
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Santa Fe Country Club166 viewsMono-Golfball Screen
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Santa Fe Country Club145 viewsMono-Golfball Screen
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Santa Fe Country Club171 viewsMono-Golfball Screen
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Santa Fe Country Club167 views
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113 viewsThis is a very, very tall self-supporting lattice tower site, owned by American Tower, in Espanola, New Mexico.
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Catch a Dream With This Site140 viewsLocated ajacent to the "Dreamcatcher Cinema" in Espanola, NM, this uni-pole-ish, mon-pole-ish site is owned by TowerCo.
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Mono Eucalyptus Antennas1233 viewsThe antennas atop a mono-eucalyptus in Oceanside, California. American Tower should spend a bit of time fixing the antenna covers.
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NextG DAS - Norwalk, California319 viewsCloseup of NextG Networks DAS light standard node in Norwalk, California. Note the cut-off box grated to the side of the Andrews ION fiber optic node.
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NextG DAS - Norwalk, California250 viewsNextG flush-to-grade vault in Norwalk, California.
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NextG DAS - Norwalk, California256 viewsNextG Networks DAS light standard site in Norwalk, California.
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NextG DAS - Norwalk, California268 viewsNextG Networks DAS light standard site in Norwalk, California.
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NextG DAS - Norwalk, California218 viewsNextG Networks DAS light standard site in Norwalk, California.
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A Terrible Missile Rises Over the New Mexico Horizon207 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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A Terrible Missile Rises Over the New Mexico Horizon187 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 Horizon189 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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It Radiates Near Radiation292 viewsThis is a monopole owned by American Tower located in Los Alamos, New Mexico. They work on things there that are better left unspoken (absent a suitable security clearance, that it).
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Tower Towers Over the Santa Fe Plaza152 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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So-So Sprint Monopine Close-up998 viewsThis is a close-up of the panel array located at Sprint's monopine, located in Corona, California, is a good example of what happens when the antenna array extends past the branches. Also note the degraded and falling-off panel covers (socks). This site is now managed by TowerCo.
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So-So Sprint Monopine1785 viewsSprint's monopine, located in Corona, California, is a good example of what happens when the antenna array extends past the branches. Also note the degraded and falling-off panel covers (socks). This site is now managed by TowerCo.
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So-So Sprint Monopine1264 viewsSprint's monopine, located in Corona, California, is a good example of what happens when the antenna array extends past the branches. Also note the degraded and falling-off panel covers (socks). This site is now managed by TowerCo.
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AT&T Cow in Action766 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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Mono-cross792 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-cross889 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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Mono-Cross in Tempe Arizona645 viewsThis is a fairly blah mono-cross in Tempe, Arizona. Taken late morning.
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Very Large Mono-Cross909 viewsThe East Valley Free Will Baptist Church in Mesa, Arizona features a very large mono-cross. This site was constructed by Cingular.
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Very Large Mono-Cross555 viewsThe East Valley Free Will Baptist Church in Mesa, Arizona features a very large mono-cross. This site was constructed by Cingular.
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Mono(blah)-Palm756 viewsCrown Castle's mono-palm in Mesa, Arizona hosts two carriers. The anchor carrier is Sprint; the other is unknown. A fairly poor design, made worse by the addtion of the panels below the top.
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Mono-Cross in Tempe Arizona542 viewsThis is a fairly blah mono-cross in Tempe, Arizona. Taken mid-afternoon.
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A Royal Treatment625 viewsThis is the rear of the building supporting Royal Street's cupola site in San Juan Capistrano, California. . The cable tray exits the roof, comes down over the roof of the walk way, down the column, and underground to the equipment enclosure cut into the hillside (left side of picture).
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A Royal Treatment607 views(Close up) Royal Street (MetroPCS) constructed this very nice cupola site above an existing shopping center in San Juan Capistrano, California. If you'd like to see more about this project visit http://www.sanjuancapistrano.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=4026.
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A Royal Treatment516 views(Long View) Royal Street (MetroPCS) constructed this very nice cupola site above an existing shopping center in San Juan Capistrano, California. If you'd like to see more about this project visit http://www.sanjuancapistrano.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=4026.
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A Royal Treatment of a Cable Tray624 viewsHere is a close-up of the cable tray over the top of the walkway area at Royal Street's site in San Juan Capistrano, California.
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A Royal Treatment546 viewsThis is the rear of the building supporting Royal Street's cupola site in San Juan Capistrano, California. . The cable tray exits the roof, comes down over the roof of the walk way, down the column, and underground to the equipment enclosure cut into the hillside (left side of picture).
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Monorock, Interrupted872 viewsSprint has demonstrated that it can build very nice monorock sites. This isn't one of those good sites. Too many square edges, and not continued around the back enough to hide the edges from passersby. For an example of how Sprint does this type of design correctly search this site for "Now You Don't See It, and Now you Don't!"
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Monorock, Interrupted647 viewsRear view of Sprint's Monorock, Interrupted in Murrieta, California.
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Monorock, Interrupted585 viewsInside view of view of Sprint's Monorock, Interrupted in Murrieta, California. Shot from outside the torn-off door of the monorock.
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Monorock, Interrupted700 viewsA pair of monopines in Murrieta, California. The right side monopine has a fairly decent but hardly great design and result given the lack of sufficient branch coverage; the left side monopine is very poorly designed/executed given the antennas extending out beyond the canopy of the branches.
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Monorock, Interrupted731 viewsFront view of Sprint's monrock highlights the poor design that has many sharp edges; is incomplete; and sports a GPS antenna sticking up above the rock. Yuck.
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Monorock, Interrupted578 viewsSide view of Sprint's monrock highlights the poor design that has many sharp edges; is incomplete; and sports a GPS antenna sticking up above the rock. Yuck.
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Monorock, Interrupted550 viewsSide view of Sprint's monrock highlights the poor design that has many sharp edges; is incomplete; and sports a GPS antenna sticking up above the rock. Yuck.
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UCLA? I C LA!411 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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AT&T Monopine in Santa Fe, NM672 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, NM779 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, NM626 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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Monoblah (Oops...Monopalm)1016 viewsA close-up of the poorly designed antenna configuration at the top of the monopalm located at Chet Holifield Park in Montebello, California.
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Monoblah (Oops...Monopalm)1425 viewsThe design of this monopalm site leave much to be desired, including the use of real bark cladding in lieu of the bark tape applied to the pole. Also, the antennas lack the camouflage of overhanging palms, and also lack covers. This is a run-of-the-mill design, at best. Montebello, California
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Camo Watertank Site730 viewsT-Mobile's water tank camo site in Chino Hills, California
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T-Mobile Monocypress in Diamond Bar, California1014 viewsA very hard to find (good) monocypress site built by T-Mobile in Diamond Bar, California. I drove by it several times before spotting it!
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Faux Windmill Site807 viewsThis is a Verizon faux windmill in Chino Hills, California
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YASOTVOG611 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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Monoblah (Oops...Monopine)743 viewsThis monopine, photographed in 2002 is in Culver City, California. It abuts the I-405 freeway near Washington Blvd.
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Mono Cypress1270 viewsCricket Wireless has constructed this attractive mono cypress in San Marcos, California. The BTS equipment is located against the wall of the building.
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Mono Cypress705 viewsCricket Wireless has constructed an attractive mono cypress in San Marcos, California. This is a close up of the BTS equipment. Note that a Sprint site enclosure is in the background.
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Mono Cypress762 viewsCricket Wireless has constructed this attractive mono cypress in San Marcos, California. The BTS equipment is located against the wall of the building.
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Waves in the Shakes?873 viewsMickyD's hosts this Nextel site in Norwalk, California.
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Monopalm of Paramount Importance616 viewsThis is a Nextel monopalm site in Paramount, California.
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A well lit monolight brought to you by Verizon333 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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Sickly Monopalm in Van Nuys688 viewsThis poor excuse for a monopalm is in Van Nuys, California on Van Nuys Blvd. Sooooo sad.
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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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Awful AT&T Antennas496 viewsThis rather awful antenna site, from AT&T wireless, is located at 10239 1/2 Vassar in Canoga Park, California. The dual band antennas use tower mounted amplifiers to enhance weak signal reception.
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Awful AT&T Antennas405 viewsThis rather awful antenna site, from AT&T wireless, is located at 10239 1/2 Vassar in Canoga Park, California. The dual band antennas use tower mounted amplifiers to enhance weak signal reception.
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Getting ready for pulling the coax cables up the tree724 viewsThe worker prepares the coax cables for insertion into the trunk of the monopalm by laying them out flat on the ground. From here, a pull rope will be used to raise the cables into the trunk, and up to the level of the antennas.
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Getting ready for pulling the coax cables up the tree631 viewsThe worker prepares the coax cables for insertion into the trunk of the monopalm by laying them out flat on the ground. From here, a pull rope will be used to raise the cables into the trunk, and up to the level of the antennas.
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Monopalm in the Sepulveda Pass864 viewsWorking on the little tree (July 2001). This monopalm is located on Sepulveda Blvd. south of Mulholland off of the I-405 freeway in Los Angeles.
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Color coded coax cables will pulling grips593 viewsThe coax cables are ready for installation in the trunk of the monopalm. Each cable is color coded at both ends to aid in identification. The pulling sleeves ("Chinese finger grips") will be connected to the pulling rope.
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Any port in a storm592 viewsThis is a cable port near the base of the monopalm. It is used to provide an entrance/exit for the coax cables in the trunk of the tree. The 'ladder' below the port is actually a cable support. The coax cables are lashed to the ladder to provide physical support as the cables transit through the cable port.
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Tree Trunk Firmly Planted!543 viewsThis photo shows the detail of the monopalm trunk installation to the foundation. Footings are sunk and concrete is poured around the footings. The tree is bolted to the footings.
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Pulling Cables Inside a Monopalm518 viewsTechs are installing cables inside this legacy monopalm. Sepulveda Boulevard west of the I-405 in Los Angeles.
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Pulling Cables Inside a Monopalm539 viewsTechs are installing cables inside this legacy monopalm. Sepulveda Boulevard west of the I-405 in Los Angeles.
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Pulling Cables Inside a Monopalm497 viewsTechs are installing cables inside this legacy monopalm. Sepulveda Boulevard west of the I-405 in Los Angeles.
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Pulling Cables Inside a Monopalm475 viewsTechs are installing cables inside this legacy monopalm. Sepulveda Boulevard west of the I-405 in Los Angeles.
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Pulling Cables Inside a Monopalm449 viewsTechs are installing cables inside this legacy monopalm. Sepulveda Boulevard west of the I-405 in Los Angeles.
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Ontario, California Multi-Carrier Camo Site575 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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Monopine in Culver City587 viewsThis is a monopine, constructed in 2002, in Culver City, California.

By today's standards, this would not make the grade (low branch count; no antenna panel covers; bare; etc.).
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NextG Distributed Antenna System Node395 viewsNextG is a wireless carrier's carrier. They provide fiber links between the BTS and the antenna site using a technology referred to as Distributed Antenna System (DAS). This is a NextG DAS node located in Encinitas, California. The carrier supported by this node is Cricket Wireless. NextG's Cricket network in San Diego County is thought to be the largest deployment of DAS in the U.S.
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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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NextG RF Safety Advisory Notice449 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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NextG Distributed Antenna System Node350 viewsNextG is a wireless carrier's carrier. They provide fiber links between the BTS and the antenna site using a technology referred to as Distributed Antenna System (DAS). This is a NextG DAS node located in Encinitas, California. The carrier supported by this node is Cricket Wireless. NextG's Cricket network in San Diego County is thought to be the largest deployment of DAS in the U.S.
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NextG Distributed Antenna System Node257 viewsNextG is a wireless carrier's carrier. They provide fiber links between the BTS and the antenna site using a technology referred to as Distributed Antenna System (DAS). This is a NextG DAS node located in Encinitas, California. The carrier supported by this node is Cricket Wireless. NextG's Cricket network in San Diego County is thought to be the largest deployment of DAS in the U.S.
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NextG Distributed Antenna System Node242 viewsNextG is a wireless carrier's carrier. They provide fiber links between the BTS and the antenna site using a technology referred to as Distributed Antenna System (DAS). This is a NextG DAS node located in Encinitas, California. The carrier supported by this node is Cricket Wireless. NextG's Cricket network in San Diego County is thought to be the largest deployment of DAS in the U.S.
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NextG Distributed Antenna System Node242 viewsNextG is a wireless carrier's carrier. They provide fiber links between the BTS and the antenna site using a technology referred to as Distributed Antenna System (DAS). This is a NextG DAS node located in Encinitas, California. The carrier supported by this node is Cricket Wireless. NextG's Cricket network in San Diego County is thought to be the largest deployment of DAS in the U.S.
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NextG Distributed Antenna System Node244 viewsNextG is a wireless carrier's carrier. They provide fiber links between the BTS and the antenna site using a technology referred to as Distributed Antenna System (DAS). This is a NextG DAS node located in Encinitas, California. The carrier supported by this node is Cricket Wireless. NextG's Cricket network in San Diego County is thought to be the largest deployment of DAS in the U.S.
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NextG Distributed Antenna System Node222 viewsNextG is a wireless carrier's carrier. They provide fiber links between the BTS and the antenna site using a technology referred to as Distributed Antenna System (DAS). This is a NextG DAS node located in Encinitas, California. The carrier supported by this node is Cricket Wireless. NextG's Cricket network in San Diego County is thought to be the largest deployment of DAS in the U.S.
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NextG Distributed Antenna System Node226 viewsNextG is a wireless carrier's carrier. They provide fiber links between the BTS and the antenna site using a technology referred to as Distributed Antenna System (DAS). This is a NextG DAS node located in Encinitas, California. The carrier supported by this node is Cricket Wireless. NextG's Cricket network in San Diego County is thought to be the largest deployment of DAS in the U.S.
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NextG Distributed Antenna System Node274 viewsNextG is a wireless carrier's carrier. They provide fiber links between the BTS and the antenna site using a technology referred to as Distributed Antenna System (DAS). This is a NextG DAS node located in Encinitas, California. The carrier supported by this node is Cricket Wireless. NextG's Cricket network in San Diego County is thought to be the largest deployment of DAS in the U.S.
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NextG Distributed Antenna System Node214 viewsNextG is a wireless carrier's carrier. They provide fiber links between the BTS and the antenna site using a technology referred to as Distributed Antenna System (DAS). This is a NextG DAS node located in Encinitas, California. The carrier supported by this node is Cricket Wireless. NextG's Cricket network in San Diego County is thought to be the largest deployment of DAS in the U.S.
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Outback with the Signal492 viewsNextel's antennas are inside the lower portion of the sign. The GPS antenna is mounted to one of the legs of the sign. Norwalk, California, overlooking Interstate 5.
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Outback with the Signal366 viewsNextel's antennas are inside the lower portion of the sign. The GPS antenna is mounted to one of the legs of the sign. Norwalk, California, overlooking Interstate 5.
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Can a Faux Monopine Have a Faux Disease?624 viewsNextel (now TowerCo) can take 'great pride' in its economical design of this monopine, located in a CalTrans yard at the intersections of the I405 and I10 freeways in West Los Angeles. References to Christmas trees owned by a certain person with the last name of Brown are appropriate.
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The Word Rings Out From T-Mobile518 viewsT-Mobile's exterior box design is spoiled by the visible antenna cables and tower mounted amplifiers in plain view. A little work would make this a nice site on a church bell tower.
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What an Awful 'Camouflage' Design520 viewsSprint's silly camo box above non-camo legs design in Burbank, California. Not even painted with some classic line like, "Eat At Joes" or "Repent! The End (of Bad Camo Designs) is at Hand!"
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What an Awful 'Camouflage' Design550 viewsSprint's silly camo box above non-camo legs design in Burbank, California. Not even painted with some classic line like, "Eat At Joes" or "Repent! The End (of Bad Camo Designs) is at Hand!"
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I'll Take Your Parking Ticket, If you Please485 viewsSprint's BTS is located under the stairs at the entry?/exit? of this garage in Burbank, California. Notice how the space was extended below the stairs to house the equipment.
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A Sassy Looking Mono-Cypress784 viewsVerizon's mono-cypress tree in Lake Elsinore is Sassy! (Sorry, bad joke: That's VZW's site name...go figure!) Here's a close-up of the tree coverage.2 comments
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Verizon's Sassy Site: Grounded Bollards549 viewsThe traffic bollards at Verizon's Sassy site are grounded. This helps to prevent RF hot-spots near the antennas. Of course, the bollards also help to deter unwelcome vehicle-visitors!
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Gallons of Fun445 viewsVerizon's Sassy site has a standby power generator. This above-ground tank holds 305 gallons of fuel. It's inside the main equipment area, which is physically separated from the power generator by about 50 feet.
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A Sassy Power Generator452 viewsVerizon's Sassy site features this remote power generator. Note that the fuel tank isn't here, but rather it's located in the main BTS fenced area about 50 feet away (and to the left of this view).
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One Sassy Site539 viewsVerizon's site, called "Sassy" near Lake Elsinore, California is designed as a faux Cypress tree. One of my staff looked at the photo and named it "Chia Cell." From its shape, this could also be a camo missile, ready to be launched against competitive wireless carriers! "Houston, we have a problem!"
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One Sassy Site473 viewsVerizon's site, called "Sassy" near Lake Elsinore, California is designed as a faux Cypress tree. One of my staff looked at the photo and named it "Chia Cell." From its shape, this could also be a camo missile, ready to be launched against competitive wireless carriers! "Houston, we have a problem!"
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A Sassy Site479 viewsVerizon's site, called "Sassy" near Lake Elsinore, California is designed as a faux Cypress tree. One of my staff looked at the photo and named it "Chia Cell." From its shape, this could also be a camo missile, ready to be launched against competitive wireless carriers! "Houston, we have a problem!"A
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Columns of Signal564 viewsThe columns at the top are built with RF transparent materials. The antennas are located inside the columns of this church. The base station equipment is located at teh lower right site. This church is located in San Juan Capistrano, California.2 comments
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Columns of Signal568 viewsThe columns at the top are built with RF transparent materials. The antennas are located inside the columns of this church. Look carefully and you'll see the seam of the RF transparent panels.2 comments
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Columns of Signal365 viewsThe columns at the top are built with RF transparent materials. The antennas are located inside the columns of this church. The base station equipment is located at teh lower right site. This church is located in San Juan Capistrano, California.
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Mauve in Orange555 viewsI never knew that some Palm tree trunks were mauve. Apparently they can be for mono-palms like this Cingular site in the City of Orange, California.
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A Singular Pole for a Cingular Site250 viewsAmerican Tower leases this monopole to Cingular. It's located in Biggs, California (American Tower Site No. 82517).
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A Growth on a Monopalm516 viewsYet another view of a compromised monopalm. Spectrasite's cellpalm should never have had the microwave dish or the add-on panel antennas on the tree trunk. It took an only fair design and made it terrible. Sprint and Cingular are at this site. Others may be, too.
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A Growth on a Monopalm560 viewsSpectrasite's monopalm has this very strange 6-panel growth on the tree trunk. And isn't that a stange looking, er, microwavealbe 'date' below the palms?! How sad. Inglewood, California. Cingular and Sprint are at this site.
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A Growth on a Monopalm480 viewsSpectrasite's monopalm has this very strange 6-panel growth on the tree trunk. How sad. Inglewood, California. Cingular and Sprint are at this site.
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Sprint Monopalm752 viewsSprint's monopalm in Inglewood, California. Interestingly, the FCC tower registration for this site points to a completely different address. Hummmm!
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Monopalm with Hidden Antennas682 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 Antennas693 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 Antennas923 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 Monopalm569 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-Monopalm513 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 Monopalm586 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 Enclosure530 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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Monopalm - A Morning View552 viewsClose up of the business end of the Palm Desert, California monopalm. Now you see it...now you do!
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Monopalm - A Morning View481 viewsYet another view of the in-your-face panels on this monopalm in Palm Desert, California. Photo taken about 7:30 a.m.
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Monopalm - A Morning View503 viewsA closer view of the unknown carrier's in-your-face monopalm in Palm Desert, California.
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