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Yet Another Neglected Flagpole608 viewsNotice that flags at this Cricket flagpole site in Mesa Arizona are undersized and torn. Code enforcement, anyone?
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So, it works in orange, too!396 viewsThis is a Clearwire site near the Portland, Oregon airport (PDX). Sites near airports are sometimes required to be painted with aviation orange and while to make them more visible to pilots. Clearly seen in this photo are Clearwire's on panel-per-sector deployment for serving the customers in the area, and two backhaul microwave antennas to link this site to other site, and on to the Clearwire POP ("point of presence") connecting to the Internet.
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An Insect Attracted to a Light717 viewsView of the Andrew node of the Cricket Wireless DAS site (installed by NextG) on a light standard in Encinitas, California.
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An Insect Attracted to a Light716 viewsSide view of the Cricket Wireless DAS site (installed by NextG) on a light standard in Encinitas, California.
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An Insect Attracted to a Light678 viewsThe omnidirectional antenna of the Cricket Wireless DAS site (installed by NextG) on a light standard in Encinitas, California.
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An Insect Attracted to a Light612 viewsThis is a Cricket Wireless DAS site (installed by NextG) on a light standard in Encinitas, California.
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2008 Rose Bowl Herd547 viewsCows need feeding. In the case of the 2008 Rose Bowl herd, Sprint and Nextel share the large AT&T data interface (bottom). AT&T Wireless gets its own interface above Sprint and Nextel.
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2008 Rose Bowl Herd415 viewsFrom foreground to background we have Nextel, Sprint, and AT&T Wireless. This is the usual herd found at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena for the Rose Bowl Game and related events. These cows are penned on the west side of the Bowl across the wash from the south parking lot. Moo!
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CellSign Updated321 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 Updated245 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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Blessed Be This Cell Site265 viewsAT&T's monopole at the Calvary Community Church in Phoenix sports not one; not two; but three crosses mounted at the corners of the radomes. Quite an interesting design!
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Blessed Be This Cell Site215 viewsAT&T's monopole at the Calvary Community Church in Phoenix sports not one; not two; but three crosses mounted at the corners of the radomes. Quite an interesting design!
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Blessed Be This Cell Site178 viewsAT&T's monopole at the Calvary Community Church in Phoenix sports not one; not two; but three crosses mounted at the corners of the radomes. Quite an interesting design!
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Blessed Be This Cell Site184 viewsAT&T's monopole at the Calvary Community Church in Phoenix sports not one; not two; but three crosses mounted at the corners of the radomes. Quite an interesting design!
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Steel in the Air210 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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Grand Canyon Valle Airport166 viewsAT&T's site at the Grand Canyon Valle Airport in Valle, Arizona is interesting for several reasons. First, the tower also supports and aircraft landing beacon; second, it supports the wind sock. Yes, that's a tower climber working on the site.
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Sock-it-to-me193 viewsAT&T's site at the Grand Canyon Valle Airport in Valle, Arizona is interesting for several reasons. First, the tower also supports and aircraft landing beacon; second, it supports the wind sock. Yes, that's a tower climber working on the site.
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Which Way is the Wind Blowing?183 viewsAT&T's site at the Grand Canyon Valle Airport in Valle, Arizona is interesting for several reasons. First, the tower also supports and aircraft landing beacon; second, it supports the wind sock. Yes, that's a tower climber working on the site.
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Cell Palm492 viewsNotice that the coax ground block (below the ice guard) and the ground wire from the ground block are not properly affixed. Sprint site in Desert Hot Springs, CA
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A Mighty Wind's A'blowin...666 viewsThis well-known AT&T Wireless site sits to the west of SR57 in San Dimas, California (near Arrow Highway). The BTS equipment is located in the building to the left behind the barbed wire fence.3 comments
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A Mighty Wind's A'blowin...423 viewsLooking up to the working platform of the AT&T Wireless Camo Windmill in San Dimas, California. All three sectors can be seen. The cables come down the center inside the large pipe.
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Sending Out The Word546 viewsCamo site in Irvine, California, originally built by AT&T Wireless.
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Uninspired Cricket Wireless Site in Mesa, AZ231 viewsClose-up of the Cricket Wireless site on top of the Holiday Inn on Country Club in Mesa, Arizona. From a different view along the street the panel antennas are plainly visible. Not recommended.
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Uninspired Cricket Wireless Site in Mesa, AZ181 viewsCricket didn't do much to camo its site atop the Holiday Inn on Country Club in Mesa, Arizona. From a different view along the street the panel antennas are plainly visible. Not recommended.
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Uninspired Cricket Wireless Site in Mesa, AZ200 viewsCricket didn't do much to camo its site atop the Holiday Inn on Country Club in Mesa, Arizona. From a different view along the street the panel antennas are plainly visible. Not recommended.
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Sending out the word...to Los Angeles International Airport274 viewsThis is an AT&T Wireless site just north of LAX. It's a rather poor design Notice (1) the panels just above the roof line; the microwave panel antenna offset from the bell tower; and the cable runs down to the equipment building. A good design element (perhaps the only one) is the use of the brick face on AT&T's pre-fab building.
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Cell Site Generator Plug and Breaker/Switch-over Panel325 viewsMany cell sites must operate 24/7, even in the event of a commercial power failure. Most carriers have standby power generators that can be driven to cell sites and plugged in to a generator plug such as the one shown to the right of the breaker/switch-over panel. This facility is owned by AT&T Wireless. It's in the western part of Los Angeles.
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Omni-directional Microcell on Sign373 viewsThis AT&T Wireless site, at Fairfax and Pico in Los Angeles, is an example of placing a microcell site atop an existing, small sign.

If you enlarge the photo, don't miss checking out the lid of the vault in front of the pole. The lid is a piece of plywood, apparently to replace the original concrete!

Nope, I don't want to drive my car over that lid, either!
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Pt. Sur (Ca.) Lighthouse Water Tank964 viewsAT&T Wireless rebuilt this tank in Big Sur to house a cell site (thanks to Neal McLain for this photo). Check out Neal's site www.antennastructures.blogspot.com.
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Camo site atop broadcast center1557 viewsMajor network studio in Los Angeles. Transmission facilities hidden behind decorative work on top of the building. 1 comments
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Nextel antenna structure on top of an industrial building434 viewsOpen antenna structures have little impact in industrial areas.
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Wireless sites on power transmission towers458 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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Unhidden and hidden1185 viewsOn this hillside are located two wireless structures. One is obviously not hidden and the other one is.
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Surface mounted antennas sometimes just require matching paint376 viewsThis surface mount wireless site is less visible due to the use of matching paint on the antenna radomes. Less visible, but not a true camouflage site.
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Disguise site to look like a chimney1130 viewsThis antenna site in Los Angeles is designed to look like a chimney. Note the panel covers.
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False 3rd story on office building1495 viewsAntenna room constructted on top of an existing office building. Windows are not real, but instead painted upon translucent plastic materia. Roof room accessible from access door on right end.
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Southern California palm tree cell site.1637 viewsAlong side a major freeway in the Los Angeles area, this cell site is hardly noticeable from the freeway.
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Disguised as part of the brickwork1233 viewsThis antenna array is cleverly painted to match the color and texture of the building. Downtown LA intersection, yet barely noticeable.
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On top of a roof access.1083 viewsFalse cupola constructed around the top of a roof access doorway. Conceals antennas.
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Freeway wireless site378 viewsThis double wireless array is situated on a building located immediately adjacent to the I-5 Freeway in Los Angeles.
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Multipurpose monopole398 viewsThis tall monopole belonging to a Southern California radio station is occupied at several levels by various communications services.
 
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