Dr. Jonathan Kramer's Cell Tower Photo Gallery

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NextG (Crown Castle) Dual DAS in Redondo Beach, CA99 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 Tower174 viewsAn AT&T site on a SCE transmission tower in Thousand Oaks, California.
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Cricket has the Power in Santa Fe96 viewsCricket has the Power in Santa Fe
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Cricket has the Power in Santa Fe106 viewsCricket has the Power in Santa Fe
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Powering Up Santa Fe196 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 Cell347 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 Action770 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 Action490 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 Action1387 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 Action478 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 Action456 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 Cabinet615 viewsOverview of a Cingular (now AT&T) DAS site in Rolling Hills Estates, California.
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DAS Outboard on Power Meter Cabinet555 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 Meter287 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!355 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!312 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!284 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!292 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!431 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!397 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 Node616 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 Air230 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 Generator461 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 Towers244 viewsThese antennas sites are located on SCE power transmission towers in Irvine, California.
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PCS Base Station below PG&E Power Tower445 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?399 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 Tower239 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 Site258 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 Site239 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)291 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 Tower203 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 Site220 viewsPECO transmission tower cell site in Philadelphia.
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Flush Mount Cell Site on PG&E Transmission Pole - San Jose, CA Airport2156 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 shelter300 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 monopole248 viewsIn Thousand Oaks, California. Note that the BTS equipment is underground.
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Monopole Power Tower Cell Site257 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 Power273 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?410 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 towers295 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 tower285 viewsHere's a fairly standard non-camo wireless site on a power transmission tower.
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PGE Transmission Tower Cell Site283 viewsSpotted in Walnut Creek, California: A cell site mounted atop a PGE transmission tower.
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Old Power Tower = New Cell Tower301 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 tower369 viewsThis cell site, in Walnut Creek, California, is atop a PG&E power transmission tower.
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Cell site on power transmission pole357 viewsThis site in located in British Columbia, Canada.
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Cell site on power transmission pole423 viewsThis site in located in British Columbia, Canada.
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