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Multi-carrier Monopole Site61 viewsMulti-carrier Monopole Site in Santa Fe, New Mexico
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AT&T Site Undergoing a 4G Upgrade148 viewsThis site, at 703 Montana in Santa Monica, California is undergoing an upgrade to 4G.
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Rocket South of Santa Fe on I-25227 viewsOne of the worst located sites I have ever run across.
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Santa Fe Country Club150 viewsMono-Golfball Screen
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Santa Fe Country Club125 viewsMono-Golfball Screen
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Santa Fe Country Club157 viewsMono-Golfball Screen
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Santa Fe Country Club153 views
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Cricket in Santa Fe218 viewsThe Fashion Outlets of Santa Fe hosts this Cricket site.
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Cricket in Santa Fe116 viewsThe Fashion Outlets of Santa Fe hosts this Cricket site.
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Santa Fe High School Light Standard98 viewsLight Standard site at Santa Fe High School (New Mexico)
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Santa Fe High School Light Standard119 viewsLight Standard site at Santa Fe High School (New Mexico)
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Santa Fe Big Steel Lattice Tower108 viewsSanta Fe, New Mexico
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Santa Fe Big Steel Guyed Tower85 viewsSanta Fe Big Steel Guyed Tower
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Santa Fe Big Steel Guyed Tower76 viewsSanta Fe Big Steel Guyed Tower
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Cricket has the Power in Santa Fe78 viewsCricket has the Power in Santa Fe
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Cricket has the Power in Santa Fe86 viewsCricket has the Power in Santa Fe
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Just One Element Would Have Made This...951 views...a great camo site. In December 2009 I photographed this Santa Fe, New Mexico site and made an animated GIF showing what could have been done to hide the antenna. I wasn't happy with the base photo, so I want back in December 2010 and shot a better base photo. This animated GIF shows far more clearly what might have been added to effectively camo this church site.
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Radio Plaza in Santa Fe, NM131 viewsThis is an updated photo of the Radio Plaza site, overlooing the historic central plaza in Sante Fe, New Mexico.
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A Terrible Missile Rises Over the New Mexico Horizon195 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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What is, But What Could Be...720 viewsThis is a special photo of a semi-camo site in Santa Fe, New Mexico. If you click to enlarge it, you'll see a before photo (showing the visible panel antenna in the opening) and after photo simulation of how this site might have been better designed by the carrier. Sometimes it the little things that separate a ho-hum project from a wow project.
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Powering Up Santa Fe181 viewsT-Mobile occupies the top of this power transmission pole near the Plaza in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
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Tower Towers Over the Santa Fe Plaza173 viewsThis tower stands just south of the Plaza in historic Santa Fe. It's clearly visible from much of the Plaza area. So sad
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A Terrible Missile Rises Over the New Mexico Horizon175 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 Horizon176 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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Tower Towers Over the Santa Fe Plaza139 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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Sickly Monopine922 viewsOff of the Old Las Vegas Highway outside of Santa Fe, this poorly designed monopine stands out like the sore thumb it is. The branch coverage, branch count, and panel antenna socks are inferior. A properly designed and executed monopine would not all the antenna stand-off arms to be seen, much less be painted a highly visible green.

By the way, in this case, Las Vegas refers to Las Vegas, New Mexico, rather than to Lost Wages, Nevada.
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This site SEEMS to need Less SEAMS579 viewsSprint's camo site in Santa Fe Springs, California looks like a major patching and repainting jobs is due...or overdue.
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AT&T Monopine in Santa Fe, NM657 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, NM763 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, NM610 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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Take me to the Opera!260 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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A parking lot light site at the Santa Fe Opera, Santa Fe, NM.285 viewsMulti-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!210 viewsA parking lot light site at the Santa Fe Opera, Santa Fe, NM.
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Take me to the Opera!206 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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Verizon Wireless Camo Light Standard717 views...in Santa Monica, California. Notice that the BTS equipment vault is located around the corner to the right. It's in the sidewalk area. If you still can't spot it, look for the white painted labels! Actually, a nice design. The vents are in the greenbelt area.
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Verizon Wireless Camo Light Standard657 views...in Santa Monica, California. Notice that the BTS equipment vault is located around the corner to the right. It's in the sidewalk area. The vault vents are located in the greenbelt behind the red curb. A very nice installation, indeed.
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Two on a Stick509 viewsSprint's BTS equipment is located in the large flush-to-grade vault. It's flush vents bracket the BTS vault. It's interesting to compare the small Sprint vents to the large Cingular vents at the same site. (See the photos of Cingular's vents near this photo in the same gallery.)
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Two on a Stick379 viewsSprint's BTS equipment is located in the large flush-to-grade vault. It's flush vents bracket the BTS vault.
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Two on a Stick315 viewsHere's a close-up of the dual antennas on this wood pole in Santa Monica, California. Sprint is on the bottom; Cingular is that mass at the top. By the way, the palm is not a camouflage element of Cingular's antennas.
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Two on a Stick254 viewsHere's a long view of this two-carrier site. If you look in the sidewalk area to the right of the pole you'll see Cingular's flush-to-grade equipment vault, and just to the left of it, Cingular's two flush-to-grade vents.
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Two on a Stick225 viewsCingular and Sprint share this wood light pole in Santa Monica, California. Cingular is on the top, and Sprint is on the arm. Both carriers use completely underground BTS equipment enclosures and flush-to-grade vent systems.
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Two on a Stick315 viewsCingular and Sprint share this wood light pole in Santa Monica, California. Cingular's antennas, pictured here, are on the top. Sprint's antennas are on an arm below the bottom of the photograph. Both carriers use completely underground BTS equipment enclosures and flush-to-grade vent systems.
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Nextel Field Light Standard Radome Antenna Mount797 viewsNextel's Santa Margarita Christian High School site (Rancho Rancho Santa Margarita, California) uses a field light standard to support the antennas, and the radome that covers those antennas.

The mountain in the background/right of the field light standard is Santiago Peak, the key radio site in Orange County, California.
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What's Under the Skirt?590 viewsNextel's Nextel's Santa Margarita Christian High School site antennas are behind a radome/skirt affixed to a field light standard. Looking upwards, you can see 4 of the 6 antennas behind the radome/skirt.
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Nextel BTS Equpment Shelter499 viewsThis is the BTS equipment shelter for Nextel's Santa Margarita Christian High School site (Rancho Rancho Santa Margarita, California). This buidling is located adjacent to a baseball diamond to the east of the field light standard supporting the site antennas.

Notice that the shadow of the field light standard and Radome are falling on the building. Just a lucky shot!
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What a Lug!504 viewsNextel's Santa Margarita Christian High School site (Rancho Rancho Santa Margarita, California) is adorned with this emergency generator socket (sometimes called a "LUG"). It permits the Nextel to bring in a portable power generator to keep the site on-air during local power outages. For technical details regarding this device see:
http://www.appletonelec.com/pdf/D-2thru31.pdf
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Camo Sprint Site487 viewsHere's another view of Sprint's camo site on Montana Avenue in Santa Monica, California. This view is looking north from 15th Street toward Montana Avenue.
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Camo Sprint Site426 views...on Montana Avenue at 15th Street in Santa Monica. The two bumps to the right top of the cam parapet are work lights, not antennas.
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Verizon MTSO Orange County257 viewsThis VZW MTSO (mobile telephone switching office) is in Santa Ana, California. The height of the tower is 60.7 meters AGL.
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A "Sort-a-flaged" Site (Close-up)403 viewsIt's hard to hide in plain sight when the plain site is not well hidden. Thanks to Larry Thomas for identifying this as a Sprint site.
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A "Sort-a-flaged" Site375 viewsLearning the techniques...and the results...of planning wireless sites can be demonstrated by this site. This result serves as a sound basis to continue to upgrade the camouflage techniques that are applied to projects of this type. Optimally, Sprint's BTS cabinet would not be visible, and the RF transparent panels would be incorporated into a rooftop treatment that doesn't call attention to itself. Thanks to Larry Thomas for identifying this as a Sprint site.
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Yahoo! What a site!304 viewsThis omnidirection site is in Santa Monica, California. The GPS antenna is the right (north) of the antennas on the roof.
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Field of RF Dreams675 viewsThis shot shows the full cell sign/cell rocks site, now-completed. Rocky Peak site in Santa Susana Pass, California. Each of the rocks visible contain cell and/or PCS antennas, as does the church sign. Viewed eastbound on the Ronald Regan Freeway (SR 118) from the Simi Valley heading into the San Fernando Valley. Other photos of this site are in this gallery. Search for 'rocky'.1 comments
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Wireless Sign552 viewsThis uncompleted sign framework holds multiple antennas. Rocky Peak site in Santa Susana Pass, California.
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