Dr. Jonathan Kramer's Cell Tower Photo Gallery

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Primm an Properr in Primm Nevadaa620 viewsA site below the turret of one of the buildings at Whiskey Pete's in Primm, Nevada (about 400 yards from the California State line) off of I-15.
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Village of Oak Creek near Sedona620 viewsThis camo site is located on Highway 179 in Oak Creek. This site is on the main road connecting I-17 with Sedona. The site is hidden in the facade box. Nice background, eh?
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Time's a-tick'n!618 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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12 - Fence Installation and Ice Guard Completion617 viewsA very short (and hardly functional) fence is installed, and the ice guard is covered.
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Agoura High School617 viewsAll four light standards at the Agoura Hills High School sport antenna radomes
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Certainly-a-Monopalm616 viewsHere's an overview of the very active monopalm surrounded by live palm and broadleaf trees. St. Margaret's Episcopal Church in Palm Desert, California.

Thanks to Rienk Ayers of Chameleon Engineering for updating me regarding the site. Chameleon's tag line works: "the Best is Hard to Find."
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One Sassy Site616 viewsVerizon's site, called "Sassy" near Lake Elsinore, California is designed as a faux Cypress tree. One of my staff looked at the photo and named it "Chia Cell." From its shape, this could also be a camo missile, ready to be launched against competitive wireless carriers! "Houston, we have a problem!"
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Towering Signal615 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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Now You Don't See It, and Now you Don't!615 viewsA very unusual cell rock design encloses both Sprint's equipment building and its antennas. Riverside County, just south of Palm Desert, Caifornia. This view is looking east from an area not usually accessible to visitors.
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Nextel BTS Equpment Shelter613 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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YMCA Monopole613 viewsA shorty monopole site at a YMCA camp in Thousand Oaks, California.
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Naked Cellular/PCS Flagpole!612 viewsAll three flagpoles in this photo are really cell towers. The center flagpole is a AT&T Wireless site in Los Angeles, California. AT&T (Cingular) shares this site with Verizon and Nextel. The flagpole is 85' tall and 25" in diameter. It's manufactured by Chameleon Engineering.
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It's a Gas!612 viewsUSA Gas station in Irvine, California. This flagpole is operated by T-Mobile. Cingular would like to change it out for a dual-carrier flagpole.
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A Growth on a Monopalm612 viewsYet another view of a compromised monopalm. Spectrasite's cellpalm should never have had the microwave dish or the add-on panel antennas on the tree trunk. It took an only fair design and made it terrible. Sprint and Cingular are at this site. Others may be, too.
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What a Lug!612 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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Sing it with me... "Every Light A Cell Site"612 viewsThis is a view of the east side of the track at Agoura High in Agoura Hills, California. Each of the four light standards at this track support a antennas in radomes.
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Hot zone? What hot zone?610 viewsThis roof-top site (now removed) used cheezy plastic safety cones with pasted-on warning signs to alleged mark the edge of the general population/uncontrolled RF zone. Note the two cones at rear-right that have blown over. A very effective warning technique, eh?
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Awful AT&T Antennas610 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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Major Co-lo Site - San Clemente, California608 viewsCo-location camo site (Sprint, Verizon, Nextel, Cingular) at St. Andrews by the Sea United Methodist Church, San Clemente.

This camo sector shines to the east. You can see one of the antennas for this sector located behind RF transparent panels just below the roof. The arrows indicate the direction of installation of one of the antennas. The color tape on the coaxial cable is a typical method of identifying the sector of the antenna, and whether its a transmit, receive, or duplex model.
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Pulling Cables Inside a Monopalm607 viewsTechs are installing cables inside this legacy monopalm. Sepulveda Boulevard west of the I-405 in Los Angeles.
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Sprint Camo Elevator Penthouse Site605 viewsLooking at another side of Sprint's faux elevator penthouse, it's clear to see that this site is in need of some demand maintenance. The RF transparent panels are falling off.1 comments
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Time for More RF604 viewsYou can see that this Sprint-Nextel co-location site is still under construction. The cables are plainly visible inside the clock tower. The hanging panel is for antenna grounding. There are three GPS antennas on the roof of the building to the left of the clock tower (only one shown). The clock isn't running, but it's correct twice each day.
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A Powerful Bison604 viewsVerizon's cellular bison, located in Carr, Colorado, serves I25. This site is about 1 mile south of the Wyoming state line. The apparent height of the bison is about 12 feet. This photo is looking to the north. Photo by Steve Allen of Kramer.Firm, Inc.
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LMU/GPS - Unusual Configuration602 viewsThis Cingular-built site in El Segundo, California, now owned by T-Mobile, overlooks LAX. The building houses a mortuary. In this picture you see a very unusual placement of the LMU antenna (left) and the GPS antenna (right) attached to the power riser. This face of the building is to the south, so the LMU antenna is block for about 180 degrees of arc. Clever, eh?
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What an Awful 'Camouflage' Design602 viewsSprint's silly camo box above non-camo legs design in Burbank, California. Not even painted with some classic line like, "Eat At Joes" or "Repent! The End (of Bad Camo Designs) is at Hand!"
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Camo Site at Gas Station602 viewsVerizon Wireless is in the far tower of this gas station on the road to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. The site is in Valley, Arizona.
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Nextel Portable Power Generator in Action600 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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A Baby ___pole Site599 viewsYet another ___pole missing its ____. This is a stunted ___pole just intended to shine signal on a stretch of the I-5 Freeway in the City of San Diego. Built by AT&T, this is now a Cingular site.
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04 - Cables Pulled in Trunk598 viewsThe coaxial cables that will be connected to the antenna are pulled from the BTS equipment to the top of the trunk. Photograph 16 in this gallery is an excellent, if long shot, of the equipment building seen here, above and behind our little tree.
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The Word Rings Out From T-Mobile598 viewsT-Mobile's exterior box design is spoiled by the visible antenna cables and tower mounted amplifiers in plain view. A little work would make this a nice site on a church bell tower.
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There's Hope For the Signal!598 viewsSprint's site at Hope Church in Vista California is built in the add-on column below the spire. If you look closely you can see how the add-on was constructed. The facade is RF transparent material.
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Water tank - Personnel Entry Point597 viewsHere's an "underside looking up" view of the personnel entry port to the tank. Notice the fold-down rail ladder system. Gordon Ranch shopping center in Chino Hills, CA.1 comments
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Two on a Stick597 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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Panoramic view of the KMLT work site and antenna596 viewsThe trailer with the cable reel on top is the temporary transmitter location; the permanent underground transmitter building is behind the below the portable chain link fence behind the Bobcat. Zoom in on the ridge line to just make out the antenna location.1 comments
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Nextel Portable Power Generator in Action596 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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An Executive Quality Installation - Part 2595 viewsIn the other photo of this site (elsewhere in this gallery) I didn't show the location of the equipment cabinets. Based on requests from site users, here is a photo showing the equipment location behind the hedge.
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Nextel Near the L.A. Convention Center595 viewsNextel's equipment is located inside this building west of the L.A. Convention Center. The building design is quite interesting, eh? Sprint and Cingular and co-located at this site. Sprint's antenna support is like Nextel's (only it has a fresh coat of paint), and Cingular uses a mono-bore tower here.
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Our Clock Tower is now Finished594 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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Proud Waves From Sprint (3 of 3)594 viewsA wide-shot view of Sprint's Scottsdale Ranch flagpoles site.
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Cell Palm594 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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Two monopoles - Co-location site593 viewsMultiple carriers occupy this site. Notice that the camo panels are missing on the lower antennas on the left monopole.
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Completely Camo'd Site592 viewsInside the tower.1 comments
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It's a Grand Old Flag...Again592 viewsHere's an updated photo showing the new (not torn) American Flag at this Cingular flagpole cell site.
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Monopalm - A Morning View592 viewsA closer view of the unknown carrier's in-your-face monopalm in Palm Desert, California.
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Village of Oak Creek near Sedona591 viewsThis camo site is located on Highway 179 in Oak Creek. This site is on the main road connecting I-17 with Sedona. The site is hidden by the parapet above the roof. Nice background, eh?
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Cupola Site589 viewsT-Mobile's antennas are inside at the top of the cupola.
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Sun, Sail, and Signal #2588 viewsThis camo chimney is located at the Sun and Sail Club in Lake Forest, California. The AT&T Wireless and Cingular antennas are behind the faux rock detail at the top of the chimney. The BTS equipment is located directly below, and in front of the chimney (out of sight in this photo, just below the wood box containing the coaxial and ground cables).
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Camo Sprint Site588 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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Inside the Transmitter Vault587 viewsLooking northwest, this photo shows the air conditioning ports and the entry door.
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Obelisque du Signal587 viewsThis cellular Obelisque is located at the interchange of California SR241 and SR133 in the City of Irvine, Calfornia. A similar but smaller wireless obelisque is located at The Spectrum in Irvine (a photo is on this site).

This view is looking to the west from the northbound SR241 just before the interchange.
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Camo faux brick wall585 viewsThe antennas are hidden behind the faux brick face in the upper left portion of the wall. Photo courtesy of Peabody Engineering.
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BTS Equipment at Church585 viewsThis is a view of Cingular's BTS equipment installed at a church in Irvine, California. Notice that the GPS antenna, used to providing timing synch, is under the eve of the building.
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Cell Pine Branch Attachment585 viewsThis close-up shows how the branch attachments occur on this cell pine tree.
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CEV Hatch with Bench584 viewsThe metal bench sits atop the hatch of a CEV (controlled environmental vault) used to house telecommunications equipment in a large, underground room. How large is large, you ask? CEV's are common, but bench tops aren't.

CEVs come in many sizes, but its common for the size of the room below ground to be measured in hundreds of square feet.
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McCell Site584 viewsT-Mobile's McDonald's site in Del Mar, California. The antennas are in the three radomes atop the parking lot light standards. The base station equipment is housed in the CMU wall extension behind the trash enclosure.
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03 - Trunk Installed583 viewsThe "trunk" of the cell pine is installed on the concrete base. Note the pegs used to receive the branches, and the cable portal at the top of the trunk.
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Business Park Monument583 viewsThis Cingular site is hidden inside a business park monument. The BTS equipment is in the fenced area in the middle-center of the photograph.
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582 viewsA very unusual cell rock design encloses both Sprint's equipment building and its antennas. Riverside County, just south of Palm Desert, Caifornia. This view is looking southwest from the roadway.
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A Stylish Sprint Design582 viewsJust west of the the L.A. Convention Center you'll find this interesting antenna support. While the antennas are external to the dedicated structure, quite a bit of thought went into the design. Linda Paul (now with T-Mobile) has provided additional information about this site, and I have to tell you that the more I see it, the more I like it!
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The Sweet Taste of Signal581 viewsLong view of the Loveland Sugar Co. (Colorado) silo used as and antenna platform for two carriers (Cingular plus an unidentified carrier).
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BTS Equipment Shelter580 views...nicely screened with a matching wood cover.1 comments
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Just Signal579 viewsThis Cingular-constructed site in Irvine California has its antennas above the clocks. It's located at a "Just Tires" store.
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KMLT Antenna and Support578 viewsThe steel pole supporting the antenna is now painted blue to help it blend into the sky background.1 comments
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Mono-Park?577 viewsThis Cingular monopole is located in a public park. The BTS equipment is housed in the park building on the side closest to the monopole. The GPS antenna is located on the side of the building with at 180 degrees of sky blocked by its location.
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Water Tank577 viewsThis faux water tank houses a cell site. This site is located in Chino Hills, California. The tank was constructed to match a non-cell tank at a different location in the shopping center. Quite a nice design.

There's another photo of this site back in the gallery provided by the manufacturer, Peabody Engineering.
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Strand-mounted cell site (Sprint)575 viewsThis is a Sprint cell site using the cable TV system to connect users to the MTSO. Irvine, CA.
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Cingular Camo Light Standard575 viewsAt California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, California. The antennas are in the radome atop the parking lot lights, and the BTS equipment is in the background behind the monument entry sign.
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A Growth on a Monopalm574 viewsSpectrasite's monopalm has this very strange 6-panel growth on the tree trunk. How sad. Inglewood, California. Cingular and Sprint are at this site.
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It's a Barrel...It's a Tank...It's...well....a Multicarrier site573 viewsThis interesting multicarrier site has the antennas on the outside of the tank structure. Chino Hills, California. Note, the cattle at the top of the hill are real.
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Low Mileage Monopalm573 viewsHere's a better-than-average Cingular monopalm installation. What makes it better than average? The more-than-usual number of palm fronds that provide better cover for the panels.
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Sprint COW: Rose Bowl 2007573 viewsThis is Sprint's COW at the Rosebowl, January 2007.
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Painting on the Sky 1 of 6572 viewsAs a condition of its City of Thousand Oaks construction permit, KMLT is required to paint the antenna pole sky blue. This photo shows the crane and bucket used as the painting platform. May, 2005.

Photo thanks to Bill Cloutier.
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Faux church steeple - Rough construction571 viewsThe faux church steeple to be used as a cell site is under construction. The parts of the steeple are being mated. The undercoating is yet to be applied. Photo courtesy of Peabody Engineering.
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Sprint Tower571 viewsThis stand-alone cell site is located in Carlsbad, California very near the La Costa Resort. Very stylish!
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Getty Center exit of the I-405 in Los Angeles circa 2001571 viewsThis is the multi-carrier site at the Getty Center exit of the I-405 in the Sepulveda pass.
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You Can Rest Your Signal Here570 views...at the Lemon Tree motel in Pomona, California. It's the site of this Cingular wireless cell sign and well-hidden BTS cabinet. This site overlooks Interstate 10/SR57/SR71 interchange.
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Monopalm - A Morning View569 viewsYet another view of the in-your-face panels on this monopalm in Palm Desert, California. Photo taken about 7:30 a.m.
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Outback with the Signal569 viewsNextel's antennas are inside the lower portion of the sign. The GPS antenna is mounted to one of the legs of the sign. Norwalk, California, overlooking Interstate 5.
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Generic monopole site568 viewsJust another example of a monopole antenna tower.
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I'll Take Your Parking Ticket, If you Please567 viewsSprint's BTS is located under the stairs at the entry?/exit? of this garage in Burbank, California. Notice how the space was extended below the stairs to house the equipment.
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NextG RF Safety Advisory Notice566 viewsThis is NextG's RF safety advisory below the DAS node. It clearly spells out the RF safety facts and compliance for this site as it pertains to the general population walking by the site.
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Verizon MTSO San Diego 2 of 2565 viewsThis photo shows Verizon's Mobile Telephone Switching Office and tower in San Diego, California. The microwave antennas connect various cell sites back to this MTSO. Telephone company leased data lines (usually T1 circuits) are another means of connecting remote cell sites back to a MTSO.
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AT&T Cow in Action565 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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Monopalm - A Morning View564 viewsThis monopalm in Palm Desert, California is located in a shopping center. The branch coverage is poor, and the panels certainly stand out in the morning light. The carrier is unknown.
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05 - Antenna Bracket Assembly563 viewsA technician is constructing one of the two antenna support arms.
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Church clock tower563 viewsThe omni-directional antennas are atop the clock tower of this church. AT&T Wireless is the carrier.
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06 - Antenna Arms Installed562 viewsThe antenna support arms are installed. The coaxial cables are fanned out to the arms to match to the antennas that will be installed later.
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Cingular Camo Light Standard562 viewsAt California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, California. The antennas are in the radome atop the parking lot lights, and the BTS equipment is in the background behind the monument entry sign.
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Illuminating the Way 2 of 2561 viewsThis 'lighthouse' supports an AT&T Wireless and Sprint co-lo site in Dana Point, California, just adjacent to the Ritz Carlton Hotel. Notice the antennas on the railing at the top, and the equipment room at the base.
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Pulling Cables Inside a Monopalm561 viewsTechs are installing cables inside this legacy monopalm. Sepulveda Boulevard west of the I-405 in Los Angeles.
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YA_P Site559 viewsYet another ____ pole site. This one in Newport Beach, California.
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NextG DAS Pole Mounted Site558 viewsA NextG distributed antenna system (DAS) site in Redondo Beach, California.
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Major Co-lo Site - San Clemente, California557 viewsLong shot of the co-location camo site (Sprint, Verizon, Nextel, Cingular) at St. Andrews by the Sea United Methodist Church, San Clemente.

The antennas are located in the cross, behind RF transparent panels just below the roof, and on a light standard above a children's play area. Zoom in to see the multiple GPS antennas above the camo panels. Why so many carriers at this site? Three words: Location, Location, Location. This site, on a hill, has a great look up and down Interstate 5, and east to newly developed areas of the City of San Clemente, California.
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Super Signal From Super 8557 viewsCingular built this camo site below a sign at the Super 8 Motel in Azusa, California. For some reason the radome cover is missing, exposing the three sector antennas to public view. The BTS equipment is located on the roof of the motel, just out of sight to the left of the photo.
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No Trouble Here! (3 of 3)555 viewsTHis photo highlights the brick face on the Nextel equipment building and the match to the existing multi-story building. North Hollywood, California.
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Desert Storm!555 viewsVerizon's "Desert Storm" light standard site in Irvine, California.
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Highland View Pentecostal Assembly - Los Angeles554 viewsView of BTS equipment next to chapel of the church.
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A Sassy Site554 viewsVerizon's site, called "Sassy" near Lake Elsinore, California is designed as a faux Cypress tree. One of my staff looked at the photo and named it "Chia Cell." From its shape, this could also be a camo missile, ready to be launched against competitive wireless carriers! "Houston, we have a problem!"A
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The Sweet Taste of Signal554 viewsUnidentified carrier at the Loveland Sugar Co. silo, Loveland Colorado. Notice that the equipment is held aloft on a variable mount platform rather than engineering a foundation.
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KMLT On-the-Air and Out-of-Sight554 viewsCompare this photograph of the 'finished product' with photos I took during construction. Chris Hicks, the City of Thousand Oaks, and COSCA worked together to create an invisible transmitter shelter in 'open space.' May, 2006.
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Hollow Rock?552 viewsAnother view of the faux rock on the left, bottom of the cell cactus. The rock hides the cable entry into the Saguaro cactus design. Larson-USA design.
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Highland View Pentecostal Assembly - Los Angeles552 viewsOverview of the antenna camo boxes on the bell tower.
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Cell site on a Call Box551 viewsThis cell site uses a travelers call box as the antenna support. The equipment is located just beyond the railing in the underground enclosure. Near Pt. Mugu, California.
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Corner parapets hide antennas551 viewsThe cell antennas are behind the add-on parapets on each building corner.
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Painting on the Sky 6 of 6549 viewsThe pole is now painted. May, 2005.

Photo thanks to Bill Cloutier.
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28. Close up of the Site Name Sign549 viewsIt's for sure...We'll call this Armacost!
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One Sassy Site549 viewsVerizon's site, called "Sassy" near Lake Elsinore, California is designed as a faux Cypress tree. One of my staff looked at the photo and named it "Chia Cell." From its shape, this could also be a camo missile, ready to be launched against competitive wireless carriers! "Houston, we have a problem!"
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Penthouse extension546 views...without much concern for matching textures (brick pattern). Shared Sprint and AT&T Wireless site.
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Verizon CEV installation in Irvine, California546 viewsWorkers preping the CEV for the concrete pour.
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Does RF Signal Leak Out of a Signal Tank?545 viewsA view of Sprint's San Dimas, California water tank site.
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Wireless sites on power transmission towers544 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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Camo site atop standalone church tower541 viewsThis church, in Irvine, California, has a Cingular site above the stained glass in the stand-alone tower.
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BTS Equipment, Top and Bottom of Faux Chimney541 viewsThis Cingular-built site in El Segundo, California, now owned by T-Mobile, overlooks LAX. The building houses a mortuary. In this picture you see the BTS equipment and the cables feeding to the bottom of the faux chimney. A steeple on the LAX side of the building serves the airport.
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Not too compliant with the FCC OET Bulletin 65 Rules541 viewsThe FCC rules require that where visitors (and even trespassers) are expected, a wireless carrier must protect those members of the general population from RF exposure exceeding the uncontrolled standard. This site does not meet that requirement due to the antennas mounted on the exterior fence of this water tank site.
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02 - Concrete Base Installed540 viewsThis photo simulation shows the base installed before the installation of the "trunk" of the cell pine.
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Sprint Camo Site540 viewsThe antennas are housed in the white tower extension. The BTS equipment is in a fenced area adjacent to the yellow posts (see left side of photos). The clock is one of those special ones that only tells time twice each day.
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It's a Gas!540 viewsCompare this photo, taken in May 2005, with the photo of the same site taken in June 2001. You'll see the replacement of the center antenna in each sector. Not nearly as clean as the original design, shown here. City of Los Angeles (Brentwood area).
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Camo site under construction538 viewsNextel's antennas are behind the foam panel. Site engineering and fabrication by Peabody Engineering.
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2008 Rose Bowl Herd538 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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Painting on the Sky 2 of 6536 viewsBill's in the bucket applying primer, then paint, to the PCV pole supporting KMLT's antenna.

Photo thanks to Bill Cloutier.
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You Can Rest Your Signal Here536 views...at the Lemon Tree motel in Pomona, California. It's the site of this Cingular wireless cell sign and well-hidden BTS cabinet. This site overlooks Interstate 10/SR57/SR71 interchange.
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The Sweet Taste of Signal536 viewsA view of the jumper-to-hardline and grounding point for this unidentified carrier at the old Loveland Sugar Co. silo. The colored tape is used to identify the antenna sectors and whether the antennas are transmit or receive. Loveland, Colorado.
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2008 Rose Bowl Herd - AT&T Wireless536 viewsAT&T's entry into the 2008 Rose Bowl Rodeo. Much nicer than in previous years.
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Hey, it's a good thing they got the weatherproofing on the building!535 viewsIt's been raining 'round our soon-to-be underground friend. Notice that the conduits are extended through the precast holes.1 comments
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Pulling Cables Inside a Monopalm535 viewsTechs are installing cables inside this legacy monopalm. Sepulveda Boulevard west of the I-405 in Los Angeles.
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AT&T/Cingular Cow at the Rose Bowl534 viewsCingular's (AT&T's) Cow at the 2007 Rose Bowl Game.
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BTS Equipment at Church - Part 2533 viewsThis Cingular site is ready for a second carrier. Notice the conduits, leading to power, telephone, and the camo antenna site inside the church tower (see the related photos in this gallery).
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KMLT Transmitter Vault Hatch...almost533 viewsThe site will awaits a metal hatch for the transmitter vault to complete the site security.
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Pad-mounted Base Station532 viewsThis is a concrete-mounted cell site equipment and power package. Note the use of the ice-bridge (left-rear of the equipment) to protect the cables. The commercial powering package is to the right of the radio equipment package.
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Faux Water Tank, plus...532 viewsAlong the I15 just at the north end of Escondido you'll find this site. It contains a camo water tank, a second carrier below (on the legs), and ground-mounted antennas to the right of the tank.
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Camo faux brick wall - close up532 viewsThe antennas are hidden behind the faux brick face. Photo courtesy of Peabody Engineering.
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Das da ticket!532 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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Camo, almost matching... (2 of 2)531 viewsThis Cingular site is a good example of the need to carefully plan how much of an existing wall will be replaced with a fiberglass camo panel. In this case, the cut out portion of the wall, now replaced with a painted/textured RF transparent panel, is clearly visible. A better approach would have been for the carrier to cut from wood panel edge to panel edge so that the difference, if visible, would have been more uniform.
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The Sweet Taste of Signal531 viewsA close-up view of the platform system used to elevate and level the equipment cabinets for this unidentified carrier at the Loveland Sugar Co. silo, Loveland, Colorado.
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01 - Before530 viewsThis is a photo simulation of the site prior to the installation of the concrete base. (SORT by "TITLE +" or "TITLE -" in the upper right of the thumbnail frame to see these photos in the proper order!)
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Major Co-lo Site - San Clemente, California530 viewsCo-location camo site (Sprint, Verizon, Nextel, Cingular) at St. Andrews by the Sea United Methodist Church, San Clemente.

This non-camo sector shines north along Interstate 5.
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Super Signal From Super 8529 viewsCingular built this camo site below a sign at the Super 8 Motel in Azusa, California. For some reason the radome cover is missing, exposing the three sector antennas to public view.
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Faux Roof Penthouses528 viewsThe three rooftop enclosures house cell equipment/antennas. Torrance, California.
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A Mighty Wind's A'blowin...527 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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