Dr. Jonathan Kramer's Cell Tower Photo Gallery

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NextG (Crown Castle) Dual DAS in Redondo Beach, CA89 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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Power on the Tower166 viewsAn AT&T site on a SCE transmission tower in Thousand Oaks, California.
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Cricket has the Power in Santa Fe89 viewsCricket has the Power in Santa Fe
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Cricket has the Power in Santa Fe98 viewsCricket has the Power in Santa Fe
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Powering Up Santa Fe189 viewsT-Mobile occupies the top of this power transmission pole near the Plaza in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
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A true Solar Cell340 viewsThis is a photo of AT&T's solar powered cell site just north of CA52 at Mast Road in San Diego. This site connects back to the mobile telephone switching office via a microwave antenna (behind the panel).
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AT&T Cow in Action762 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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Nextel Portable Power Generator in Action482 viewsNextel's 20KW portable generator powers this site along Santiago Canyon Road near Irvine, California right after the wildfires of October 2007.
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AT&T Cow in Action1366 viewsAT&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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Nextel Portable Power Generator in Action469 viewsNextel's 20KW portable generator powers this site along Santiago Canyon Road near Irvine, California right after the wildfires of October 2007.
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AT&T Cow in Action448 viewsLook up the ridge at AT&T's Cell-on-Wheels (COW) in action in the Santiago Canyon area of Orange County after the October 2007 wildfires. A portable generator powers the site.
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DAS Outboard on Power Meter Cabinet601 viewsOverview of a Cingular (now AT&T) DAS site in Rolling Hills Estates, California.
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DAS Outboard on Power Meter Cabinet548 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 Meter280 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!348 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!300 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!277 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!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!423 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!390 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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NextG Distributed Antenna System Node609 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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Steel in the Air223 viewsThis AT&T wireless site is located on Highway 64, about 12 miles south of Valle, Arizona. It's mounted on a steel power transmission pole. Note the flat panel back-haul antenna located below the panels.
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A Sassy Power Generator449 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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Multi Carriers on Multi Power Towers238 viewsThese antennas sites are located on SCE power transmission towers in Irvine, California.
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PCS Base Station below PG&E Power Tower439 viewsUbiquitel's BTS in Olivehurst, California is located in a wood-fenced enclosure below the PG&E power transmission tower.
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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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PCS Crown on PG&E Tower233 viewsUbiquitel's PCS antennas in Olivehurst, California are located above the high tension lines on this PG&E power transmission tower.
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Power Transmission Tower Site252 viewsNextel's BTS equipment shelter is constructed between the legs of this SCE power transmission tower. Highway 18 between Victorville and Littlerock, California.
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Power Transmission Tower Site233 viewsNextel's site not only provides local cell coverage along a highly traveled (and very dangerous) state highway, it also serves as a repeater site to relay MTSO connections to a site yet further away. If you didn't understand that, give me a call and I'll explain! :-) Between Victorville and Littlerock, California.
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Cell Site on a Power Pole (Crown Design)285 views...on 19th near Tuckahoe in Fairfax Co., VA near I66. Notice how the cable ladder is attached to the pole using straps.
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One Well-Placed PG&E Transmission Tower197 viewsPG&E sure scored locating this tower near the I280 freeway adjacent to Redwood City, California. Lots of carriers (4), lots of income.
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Power Transmission Tower Site214 viewsPECO transmission tower cell site in Philadelphia.
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Flush Mount Cell Site on PG&E Transmission Pole - San Jose, CA Airport2144 viewsThe interesting point about the cell antennas mounted to PG&E's transmission pole (seen in the right side of the photo) is that the antennas are not out on arms. Usually power companies require carriers to mount antennas on arms to insure adequate climbing space under NESC/CPUC GO95.
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Power transmission pole - Underground equipment shelter289 viewsThis cell site, on a power transmission pole, is connected to a controlled environment vault ("CEV"). The CEV is an underground room housing the equipment. The hatch for the CEV is the green box show below and to the left of the pole.
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A cell site on a power transmission monopole241 viewsIn Thousand Oaks, California. Note that the BTS equipment is underground.
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Monopole Power Tower Cell Site251 viewsThis is a cell site on a power mono-tower in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Notice the microwave antenna for backhaul located on the lower portion of the tower.
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Waves of Power267 viewsA fairly standard power transmission tower with a cell crown. Spotted in Walnut Creek, California, this photograph graces the cover of Paul Valle-Riestra's book, "Telecommunications: The Governmental Role in Managing the Connected Community" published in 2002.

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Guess which puts out more power?403 viewsThis is a massive power transmission tower that supports two different carriers. Yeah, the tower's REALLY that big.
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Co-location cell sites on paired power transmission towers288 viewsThis is an example of co-location sites on adjacent power transmission towers.

Notice that the antenna panels and cables were not required to be painted to match the towers. Painting those elements would have positively impacted the result.
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Cell site on power transmission tower279 viewsHere's a fairly standard non-camo wireless site on a power transmission tower.
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PGE Transmission Tower Cell Site277 viewsSpotted in Walnut Creek, California: A cell site mounted atop a PGE transmission tower.
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Old Power Tower = New Cell Tower295 viewsThe power utility removed its wires from this old transmission tower, but still uses it to support a cell site.
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Cell site crowning a power transmission tower365 viewsThis cell site, in Walnut Creek, California, is atop a PG&E power transmission tower.
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Cell site on power transmission pole353 viewsThis site in located in British Columbia, Canada.
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Cell site on power transmission pole419 viewsThis site in located in British Columbia, Canada.
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