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Poorly designed Church bell tower site100 views
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Poorly designed Church bell tower site109 views
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AT&T Clock Tower - Public Park182 viewsAT&T Clock Tower Site in Rio Rancho, NM
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AT&T Clock Tower - Public Park101 viewsAT&T Clock Tower Site in Rio Rancho, NM
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Verizon Camo Church Site 107 viewsAt St. Margaret's in Chino, CA
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Verizon Camo Church Site 85 viewsAt St. Margaret's in Chino, CA
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Verizon Camo Church Site 97 viewsAt St. Margaret's in Chino, CA
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New Concept: A wireless site without antennas or base station equipment955 viewsThis SCE tower features a three sector panel mount without panels. It also lacks any base station.
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Sprint Monopole in Lebec, California502 viewsSite is controlled by TowerCo (soon to be SBC).
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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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Konya Province31 views
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Konya Province33 views
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Konya Province30 views
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Antalya Province36 views
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1872 viewsCan you guess which of the light standards contains the site antennas?
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Santa Fe Big Steel Guyed Tower98 viewsSanta Fe Big Steel Guyed Tower
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Santa Fe Big Steel Guyed Tower86 viewsSanta Fe Big Steel Guyed Tower
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Big Steel over Las Vegas (New Mexico, that is)132 viewsThis multi-carrier tower serves much of Las Vegas, New Mexico.
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Federally Protected Bird's Next in Taos, NM198 viewsThis is a close-up of the federally-protected bird's next located high up an American Tower colo site in Taos, New Mexico.
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A Tower That Helps Birds!272 viewsThis is American Tower's "Taos Center" tower site in, ah, Taos (New Mexico). It's most unique feature is the federally protected bird's nest on the tower. Here's the sign warning against climbing without permission.
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Tall Tower to Save Birds170 viewsAmerican Tower's Taos Central site in Taos, NM has a federally-protected bird's nest on one of the platforms. The the photos here. Search on Taos.
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110 viewsThis is a very, very tall self-supporting lattice tower site, owned by American Tower, in Espanola, New Mexico.
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Mono Eucalyptus Antennas1229 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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Outstanding T-Mobile Church Site932 viewsThis is a photograph of T-Mobile's outstanding installation in the exiting bell tower of the Piedmont Community Church in Piedmont, California. The antennas are hidden behind the faux vents. T-Mobile originally proposed a faux stained-glass design, but the City's planners wisely opted for the vent design far more in keeping with the normal look of a bell tower.
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Outstanding T-Mobile Church Site766 viewsThis is a photograph of T-Mobile's outstanding installation in the exiting bell tower of the Piedmont Community Church in Piedmont, California. The antennas are hidden behind the faux vents. T-Mobile originally proposed a faux stained-glass design, but the City's planners wisely opted for the vent design far more in keeping with the normal look of a bell tower.
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Outstanding T-Mobile Church Site722 viewsThis is a photograph of T-Mobile's outstanding installation in the exiting bell tower of the Piedmont Community Church in Piedmont, California. The antennas are hidden behind the faux vents. T-Mobile originally proposed a faux stained-glass design, but the City's planners wisely opted for the vent design far more in keeping with the normal look of a bell tower.
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Outstanding T-Mobile Church Site653 viewsThis is a photograph of T-Mobile's outstanding installation in the exiting bell tower of the Piedmont Community Church in Piedmont, California. The antennas are hidden behind the faux vents. T-Mobile originally proposed a faux stained-glass design, but the City's planners wisely opted for the vent design far more in keeping with the normal look of a bell tower.
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What is, But What Could Be...733 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 Fe189 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 Plaza181 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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It Radiates Near Radiation289 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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Manny, Moe and Jack161 viewsThese three lattice towers stand just off of US285 in Nambe, New Mexico. This site is a few miles north of the Santa Fe Opera House.
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So-So Sprint Monopine Close-up995 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 Monopine1781 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 Monopine1261 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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Lots of Signals807 viewsThis multi-carrier, multi-owner site is in Mesa, Arizona. The tower registration shows Verizon as the anchor of the lattice tower. The City of Mesa has multiple sites on the top of its water tank.
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Lots of Signals588 viewsThis multi-carrier, multi-owner site is in Mesa, Arizona. The tower registration shows Verizon as the anchor of the lattice tower. The City of Mesa has multiple sites on the top of its water tank.
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A Tower that's Really a Tower656 viewsAT&T and Sprint occupy the tower above this building in Temecula, California. The antennas are located adjacent to the 'windows', and the equipment cabinets are hidden by the roof parapets. The name of the center is, oddly, the Tower Plaza! A very good design, indeed.
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A Tower that's Really a Tower495 viewsView facing southwest of AT&T and Sprint tower site above this building in Temecula, California. The antennas are located adjacent to the 'windows', and the equipment cabinets are hidden by the roof parapets. The name of the center is, oddly, the Tower Plaza! A very good design, indeed.
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A Tower that's Really a Tower702 viewsClose up of the tower enclosing the AT&T and Sprint antennas in this tower above a building in Temecula, California. The antennas are located adjacent to the 'windows', and the equipment cabinets are hidden by the roof parapets. The name of the center is, oddly, the Tower Plaza! A very good design, indeed.
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It's time for Wireless497 viewsThis tower in Anaheim, California features an RF transparent clock.
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Camo Clock Tower in Mission Viejo, California1665 viewsA very tasteful clock tower cell site in Mission Viejo, California.
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Ketchikan Me if you Kan212 viewsMulticarrier site in Ketchikan, Alaska
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Ketchikan Me if you Kan186 viewsMulticarrier site in Ketchikan, Alaska
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Wait 'Till We Get Our Haines Signal On You!194 viewsMulticarrier site above Haines, Alaska
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Blessed be Sprint743 viewsA sprint site inside a faux bell tower at a church in the San Fernando Valley (Los Angeles, California).
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Blessed be Sprint667 viewsA sprint site inside a faux bell tower at a church in the San Fernando Valley (Los Angeles, California).
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Blessed be Sprint640 viewsA sprint site inside a faux bell tower at a church in the San Fernando Valley (Los Angeles, California).
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Camouflaged Antenna, Exposed BTS Cabinets883 viewsNotice the BTS cabinets of the two carriers installed on the roof of this shopping center adjacent to the tower camouflaging the antennas. This photo take from an adjacent commercial site parking lot.
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Camouflaged Antenna Site659 viewsThis tower houses sector antennas.
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Camouflaged Antenna Site610 viewsThis tower houses sector antennas.
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Wireless Adobe1074 viewsLooking at the west and south sides of Cingular's wireless adobe site. It's on a bluff above California Highway 62 southeast of Yucca Valley, California. It appears to be 'just another house on a hill' until you get up close and personal. The site is owned by InterConnect Towers LLC (FCC ASR 1050520).
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Wireless Adobe855 viewsCingular's wireless adobe site on a bluff above California Highway 62 southeast of Yucca Valley, California. It appears to be 'just another house on a hill' until you get up close and personal. The site is owned by InterConnect Towers LLC (FCC ASR 1050520).
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Wireless Adobe683 viewsA telephoto shot of Cingular's wireless adobe site on a bluff above California Highway 62 southeast of Yucca Valley, California. It appears to be 'just another house on a hill' until you get up close and personal. The site is owned by InterConnect Towers LLC (FCC ASR 1050520).
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Wireless Adobe725 viewsA telephoto show of Cingular's wireless adobe site on a bluff above California Highway 62 southeast of Yucca Valley, California. It appears to be 'just another house on a hill' until you get up close and personal. The site is owned by InterConnect Towers LLC (FCC ASR 1050520).
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Wireless Adobe627 viewsApproaching Cingular's wireless adobe site from the west side service road. It's on a bluff above California Highway 62 southeast of Yucca Valley, California. It appears to be 'just another house on a hill' until you get up close and personal. The site is owned by InterConnect Towers LLC (FCC ASR 1050520).
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706 viewsA high resolution detail show of Cingular's wireless adobe site from the west side service road. It's on a bluff above California Highway 62 southeast of Yucca Valley, California. It appears to be 'just another house on a hill' until you get up close and personal. The site is owned by InterConnect Towers LLC (FCC ASR 1050520).
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Wireless Adobe845 viewsLooking southwest to Cingular's wireless adobe site. It's on a bluff above California Highway 62 southeast of Yucca Valley, California. It appears to be 'just another house on a hill' until you get up close and personal. The site is owned by InterConnect Towers LLC (FCC ASR 1050520).
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Awful AT&T Antennas493 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 Antennas402 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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CellSign Updated333 viewsThis AT&T wireless site has been modified since the last time we photographed it. Search for "Pico" to find the original site configuration. Originally, this was a single band site; now this is a dual band site. The boxes adjacent to the amplifiers are called "tower mounted amplifiers" (TMAs).
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CellSign Updated256 viewsThis AT&T wireless site has been modified since the last time we photographed it. Search for "Pico" to find the original site configuration. Originally, this was a single band site; now this is a dual band site. The boxes adjacent to the amplifiers are called "tower mounted amplifiers" (TMAs).
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Big Iron CoLo in Lacey Washington320 viewsNextel and AT&T Wireless share this tower in Lacey, Washington. Notice the climbing space through the bottom platform.
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Big Iron CoLo in Lacey Washington249 viewsNextel and AT&T Wireless share this tower in Lacey, Washington
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Blessed be the Signal From On High441 viewsVerizon's antennas are in the bell tower of this church in Pomona, California.
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Blessed be the Signal From On High405 viewsVerizon's antennas are in the bell tower of this church in Pomona, California.
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Towering Signal499 viewsSprint's site in Irvine along the I-5 Freeway features an unusual antenna configuration where one of the sector antennas is turned 90 degrees to serve another sector. It's the antenna on the right side.2 comments
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Highland View Pentecostal Assembly - Los Angeles412 viewsThis site's antennas are built into a add-on box on the bell tower.
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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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Towering Signal1176 viewsSprint's site in Irvine along the I-5 Freeway features an unusual antenna configuration where one of the sector antennas is turned 90 degrees to serve another sector. It's the antenna on the right side.
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Towering Signal486 viewsSprint's site in Irvine along the I-5 Freeway features an unusual antenna configuration where one of the sector antennas is turned 90 degrees to serve another sector. It's the antenna on the right side.
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Highland View Pentecostal Assembly - Los Angeles466 viewsOverview of the antenna camo boxes on the bell tower.
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Highland View Pentecostal Assembly - Los Angeles470 viewsView of BTS equipment next to chapel of the church.
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Highland View Pentecostal Assembly - Los Angeles627 viewsView of GPS and LMU antennas next to BTS equipment.
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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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The Tower Company Tower245 viewsSounds circular, eh? Located in Chico, California.
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A Singular Pole for a Cingular Site247 viewsAmerican Tower leases this monopole to Cingular. It's located in Biggs, California (American Tower Site No. 82517).
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Church Bell Tower Mount238 viewsThe sector panels are mounted to the face of the bell tower. The overall quality of the site is, at best, fair. Exposed and disconnected cables detract from the site, as do the visible preamplifiers inside the bell tower. Carrier (as yet) unknown.
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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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Cable TV Headend Cell Site225 viewsOne of Comcast's cable television headend towers in the Philadelphia area supports cell panel antennas.
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Power Transmission Tower Site212 viewsPECO transmission tower cell site in Philadelphia.
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Power Transmission Tower Site214 viewsPECO transmission tower cell site in Philadelphia.
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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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Our Clock Tower is now Finished516 viewsOther photos in this gallery document the construction of this site (actually, an upgrade to add additional carrier antennas). This is the site, now complete. Notice the GPS antennas on the roof to the left (west) of the clock tower.
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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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Sprint Tower491 viewsThis stand-alone cell site is located in Carlsbad, California very near the La Costa Resort. Very stylish!
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Sprint Site - Church Tower579 viewsSan Diego County, California. Just east of Interstate 5.
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Time's a-tick'n!534 viewsIf you can backwards in this gallery you'll see this as it was about 3 weeks prior to this photo. Nextel and Sprint are already at the site. AT&T Wireless is adding a new site here. Stay tuned for updates.
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Multi-carrier cell site in Clock Tower829 viewsThe Cerritos Towne Center (Cerritos, California) sports this impressive multi-carrier cell site clock tower. Photo taken just after sunrise on a rainy day.3 comments
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Camo site atop standalone church tower - #2627 viewsThis church, in Irvine, California, has a Cingular site above the stained glass in the stand-alone tower.
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Camo site atop standalone church tower471 viewsThis church, in Irvine, California, has a Cingular site above the stained glass in the stand-alone tower.
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More of the word from on high...536 viewsThis is a multi-carrier camo site at a church in Thousand Oaks, California. Can you guess where the antennas are hidden?1 comments
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Guyed Tower - Antennas Vertically Stacked268 viewsThis cell site is on a guyed lattice tower on top of a commercial building in Modesto, California. Notice that the antennas are vertically stacked "tip-to-tip" at the top of the tower.
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Church clock tower485 viewsThe omni-directional antennas are atop the clock tower of this church. AT&T Wireless is the carrier.
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Church clock tower532 viewsAT&T Wireless' omni-directional antennas are atop the clock tower of this church. View from rear of church.1 comments
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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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Church bell tower - GPS antenna737 viewsThis is what first caught my eye: The poorly placed GPS antenna. A better design--one not visible to ground level viewers--would have been to place it at the top of the bell tower out of sight, or on the 'back side' where it would not been seen by church goers.
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Church bell tower722 viewsThis site, in Oak Park, California, is located in the bell tower of a church. The give-aways are (1) the poorly placed GPS antenna on the right side of the tower, and (2) the poor paint match of the bell tower extension.
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Wireless site on a major transmission tower, Irvine, CA229 viewsUtilizing the powerline ROW, this wireless site makes use of a transmission tower. If you enlarge the photograph, you'll see another wireless site on the pole behind this one.
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Co locate site for multiple cell structures491 viewsThis multi-tower site is along next to Interstate 405 in Irvine, California. 1 comments
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Close-up of transmission tower wireless installation, Irvine, CA198 viewsUtilizing the powerline ROW, this wireless site makes use of a power transmission tower.
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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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Four sector monopole cell site388 viewsIt's relatively unusual to find 4-sector towers. Here's one (although only 3 sectors are in use).
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Church bell tower310 viewsThis is a non-camo site atop (well, just below) the bells of a church. Notice the shadowing of the antenna cables on the right side front of the tower.
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Spectrasite co-location site334 viewsThis Spectrasite cell/microwave site is located in Carson, California. The tower is registered to what is now Verizon Wireless. Note how the microwave antennas are identified by code to permit identification of specific microwave antennas from ground level. It's located in an "Enterprise" zone (sorry...inside joke).
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What time is it? It's Cingular Time!925 viewsHere's an attractive Cingular Wireless clock tower cell site in Buena Park, California. The BTS equipment is located at ground level behind the block wall.
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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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The Tower Works LTD568 viewsThis structurally attractive tower is in Mangonia Park just north of West Palm Beach. The tower is just over 500 feet tall. I had a delightful chat with Marlin of TTW about her tower. She shared some great stories - and frustrations - about this and other towers she's been involved with.1 comments
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What time is it?1365 viewsIt's time to make a cell phone call. This is a multiple carrier cell site.
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Wireless sites on power transmission towers469 viewsA new trend to install wireless antenna arrays on high voltage power transmission towers. These new co-location sites are gaining popularity due their preexisting right of ways and available height.
   
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