Dr. Jonathan Kramer's Cell Tower Photo Gallery

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NextG DAS - Rancho Palos Verdes, California234 views
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NextG DAS - Rancho Palos Verdes, California103 viewsAn incomplete mock up showing the proposed DAS equipment and antennas but none of what will be visible cables interconnecting them.
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NextG DAS - Rancho Palos Verdes, California122 views
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NextG DAS - Rancho Palos Verdes, California98 views
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NextG DAS - Rancho Palos Verdes, California97 views
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NextG DAS - Rancho Palos Verdes, California79 views
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NextG DAS - Rancho Palos Verdes, California106 views
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NextG DAS - Rancho Palos Verdes, California74 views
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NextG DAS - Rancho Palos Verdes, California123 views
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NextG DAS - Rancho Palos Verdes, California99 views
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NextG DAS - Rancho Palos Verdes, California91 views
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NextG DAS - Rancho Palos Verdes, California68 views
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NextG DAS - Rancho Palos Verdes, California59 views
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NextG DAS - Rancho Palos Verdes, California64 views
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NextG DAS - Rancho Palos Verdes, California88 views
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NextG DAS - Rancho Palos Verdes, California101 views
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NextG DAS - Rancho Palos Verdes, California83 views
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NextG DAS - Rancho Palos Verdes, California73 views
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NextG DAS - Rancho Palos Verdes, California80 views
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NextG DAS - Rancho Palos Verdes, California74 views
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Twisty Access Panel52 viewsThis is the access panel that would normally be placed at the bottom of the Twisty. It was removed when I took these photos because the site was being serviced.
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NextG DAS - Encinitas, California283 views
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NextG DAS - Encinitas, California171 views
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NextG DAS - Encinitas, California182 views
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NextG DAS - Encinitas, California176 views
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No Buns!903 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 place811 viewsT-Mobile's antennas are now covered at this McDonald's site in Huntington Beach, California
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Buns, please!757 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 Equipment1183 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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Top of Poorly Maintained Faux Chimney421 viewsThis Cingular-built site in El Segundo, California, now owned by T-Mobile, overlooks LAX. The building houses a mortuary. In this picture you see a very poorly maintained faux chimney. A brick facade panel is coming off. The cable, telephone, and power drops should be relocated to achive the required NEC clearances.
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Wood You Please Support These Antennas?393 viewsUbiquitel uses wood panels to replace antennas not installed on the two-antenna mounts atop this PG&E power tower in Oakhurst, California. This site is at 2765 Powerline Road.
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Church Bell Tower With External Antennas230 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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Camo, almost matching... (2 of 2)453 viewsThis Cingular site is a good example of the need to carefully plan how much of an existing wall will be replaced with a fiberglass camo panel. In this case, the cut out portion of the wall, now replaced with a painted/textured RF transparent panel, is clearly visible. A better approach would have been for the carrier to cut from wood panel edge to panel edge so that the difference, if visible, would have been more uniform.
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Camo, almost matching... (1 of 2)423 viewsThis Cingular site is a good example of the need to carefully plan how much of an existing wall will be replaced with a fiberglass camo panel. In this case, the cut out portion of the wall, now replaced with a painted/textured RF transparent panel, is clearly visible. A better approach would have been for the carrier to cut from wood panel edge to panel edge so that the difference, if visible, would have been more uniform.
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Multi-sector camo panels412 viewsThis is an interesting, albeit less than good example of externally mounting panels in camo boxes. Notice how the antenna panel cables are visible above the left-hand panel box, and below the right-hand panel box.
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Is that a Diamond-shaped date?1657 viewsThe diamond-shaped device belong the cell antennas is a flat panel microwave antenna. In many cases, the purpose of this antenna is to save the carrier the cost of leasing a data line from the local telephone company. The trade off is that the antenna weakens or destroys the camouflage nature of the site. Not recommended in most cases. How 'bout the fact that the panel antenna supports aren't cut off above the panels. Also notice how the 'bark cladding' stops below the level of the palms. Not a complete camo solution by any means. Finally, is there a brighter green that might draw the eye even more effectively than the panel antenna on the right side? I think not!
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Cell Pine with Antenna Panel Covers1040 viewsHere's a Nextel site at the intersection of the CA SR91 and I110. It's a good design, and uses what I lovingly call "pine needle slip covers" on the panel antennas.

Good branch coverage down the trunk. Good texturing on the trunk, too.

Nice job, Nextel!
   
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