Dr. Jonathan Kramer's Cell Tower Photo Gallery

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Fax Steeple Site Overlooking LAX527 viewsThis Cingular-built site in El Segundo, California, now owned by T-Mobile, overlooks LAX. The building houses a mortuary. Note that the chimney shown in this photo IS NOT the camo faux chimney in the rear of the property. This is the building real chimney.
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Faux Steeple Site Overlooking LAX527 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 relationship between the site and the west complex of LAX. This is a $million dollar view of LAX, but I suspect the mortuary isn't quite making all that from T-Mobile.
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Multipurpose monopole526 viewsThis tall monopole belonging to a Southern California radio station is occupied at several levels by various communications services.
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Proud Waves From Sprint (1 of 3)525 viewsSprint has created this very nice flagpole site at the Scottsdale Ranch Community Center in Scottsdale, Arizona. Note that each flagpole has a light illuminating the other flagpole's flag. The flags are in good condition. The equipment enclosure is the right in the photo (look for the GPS antenna). Points to Sprint for this design, save for the visible GPS antenna which should have been hidden.
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A Sassy Power Generator524 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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BTS Equipment, Top and Bottom of Faux Chimney524 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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Sprint Camo Elevator Penthouse Site523 viewsYet another view of Sprint's faux penthouse site on the top of the elevator.
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Camo Sprint Site523 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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Faux Roof Penthouses523 viewsThe three rooftop enclosures house cell equipment/antennas. Torrance, California.
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Village of Oak Creek near Sedona523 viewsTwo camouflaged sites are seen (barely) in this shopping center along Highway 179 in the Village of Oak Creek, near Sedona, Arizona.
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Verizon Plays Golf522 viewsThis Verizon Wireless wireless site is camouflaged atop this tower at a golf course. Quite a nice design, and extremely well executed. Dare we call it a 'hole-in-one?'
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View inside the Transmitter Vault522 viewsHere's a view facing southwest inside the equipment vault. The large openings are for air conditioning. The cable conduit entry ports can be seen in the upper-far corner of the same wall. Photo by Bill Cloutier.
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UCLA? I C LA!522 viewsVerizon's right-of-way microcell monopole site on Hilgard Avenue near Manning just to the east of UCLA. The base station equipment is located underground adjacent to the two vents.
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Nextel antenna structure on top of an industrial building519 viewsOpen antenna structures have little impact in industrial areas.
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Sun, Sail, and Signal #1519 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.
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Cingular Flag Pole519 viewsThis "super-sized" flag pole camo site is located at a... Well, you can see for yourself.
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Blessed be the Signal From On High519 viewsVerizon's antennas are in the bell tower of this church in Pomona, California.
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Yet another awful Mobilitie design519 viewsLos Angeles: Vermont north of Wilshire
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What's that wrapping around the antennas?518 viewsHere's an interesting site (close up in next photo). Notice that there are cars parked in the auto body shop lot directly below the antennas. Perhaps birds like to take aim and, er, hit the cars below. What a clever carrier solution! Put a net around the antennas to keep the birds off.
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Hint: It's Not Canneroni518 viewsThese are three section covers of a faux flagpole barely in the City of Los Angeles, California. They're off while Cingular works on its antennas (see the photos in this gallery).
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A Sign of the T-Mobile Times517 viewsThis furniture store sign supports T-Mobile's sectorized antennas. National City, California (south of San Diego). The furniture store is out of business.
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Gallons of Fun517 viewsVerizon's Sassy site has a standby power generator. This above-ground tank holds 305 gallons of fuel. It's inside the main equipment area, which is physically separated from the power generator by about 50 feet.
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Eagle Mountain Cellular Cactus516 viewsEagle Mountain Inn, Arizona. Design by Larson-USA. It's an outstanding Sprint site.
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Now You Don't See It, and Now you Don't!516 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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Camo LUG on Apartment Building516 viewsThis LUG (generator socket) is installed on an apartment building in El Segundo, California, overlooks Los Angeles International Airport.
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I feel the power in Claremont, California (2 of 2)515 viewsThis is Verizon's equipment building for its church cross antenna site off I-210 in Claremont, California. Note the gas power generator mounted adjacent to the equipment building. Verizon seems to be adding gas gens where permitted to allow for uninterrupted service in the event of a local power failure.
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Does RF Signal Leak Out of a Signal Tank?515 viewsA view of Sprint's San Dimas, California water tank site.
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Close-up of anti-Bird-bomb net over antennas514 viewsHere's a close-up photo of the net placed over the antennas to keep the birds off (and to keep them from bombing the cars below)!
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Obelisque du Signal514 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 east from Portola Road.
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PCS Base Station below PG&E Power Tower513 viewsUbiquitel's BTS in Olivehurst, California is located in a wood-fenced enclosure below the PG&E power transmission tower.
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Just Signal513 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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Four sector monopole cell site512 viewsIt's relatively unusual to find 4-sector towers. Here's one (although only 3 sectors are in use).
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Illuminating the Way 1 of 2512 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.
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Cingular BTS512 viewsThis BTS installation at a Cingular site in Tustin, California is somewhat interesting as it is mounted between two buildings. The faux chimney antenna sites at this location are detailed in other photographs.
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It's a Gas!512 viewsUSA Gas in Irvine, California sports this nifty T-Mobile flag site. Cingular has a proposal to change out the flagpole for a dual-carrier flagpole.
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Awful AT&T Antennas512 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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Cellular Cactus511 viewsFountain Hills, Arizona. Camo design manufactured by Larson-USA (utilitycamo.com). Look at the other cactus photos in this gallery.
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Highland View Pentecostal Assembly - Los Angeles511 viewsCloseup of the antenna camo boxes on the bell tower. The construction is not very good.
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Top of Poorly Maintained Faux Chimney511 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 poorly maintained faux chimney. A brick facade panel is coming off. The cable, telephone, and power drops should be relocated to achive the required NEC clearances.
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It's a Grand Old Flag...Again510 viewsCingular has replaced the old, torn US Flag with this fine one. The code inspector in this community had a chat with Cingular to let them know that the old, Old Glory was a bit too old (and torn). Look further down in this gallery to see the sad 'before' photo.
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Palms guarding cell site - circa 2004509 viewsThis is a cell site 'guarded' by live palm trees. Its the same site I photographed in late 2001 (see that photo in this gallery). Notice how the live palms have grown, and so have the houses around the site!
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Drunk Tank?509 viewsYet another view of the 'drunk tank' in Littlerock, California. The BTS equipment shelter is located behind the building in the foreground.
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Power Meter, Transfer Switch, Generator Plug509 viewsSprint's water tank site in San Dimas features this power meter, transfer switch, and generator plug. Okay, it's not really featured, but it sure is part of the design.
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Pulling Cables Inside a Monopalm508 viewsTechs are installing cables inside this legacy monopalm. Sepulveda Boulevard west of the I-405 in Los Angeles.
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A "Sort-a-flaged" Site (Close-up)505 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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NextG Distributed Antenna System Node505 viewsNextG is a wireless carrier's carrier. They provide fiber links between the BTS and the antenna site using a technology referred to as Distributed Antenna System (DAS). This is a NextG DAS node located in Encinitas, California. The carrier supported by this node is Cricket Wireless. NextG's Cricket network in San Diego County is thought to be the largest deployment of DAS in the U.S.
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Omni-directional Microcell on Sign504 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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Verizon CEV installation in Irvine, California503 views
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So, it works in orange, too!503 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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Nextel Camo Site - Completed502 viewsElsewhere in this gallery you'll find a photo of this site while under construction. This photo shows the completed site.
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BTS Equipment Behind Mounment Sign502 viewsCloseup of the equipment behind the monument entry sign at CLU.
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Pulling Cables Inside a Monopalm502 viewsTechs are installing cables inside this legacy monopalm. Sepulveda Boulevard west of the I-405 in Los Angeles.
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Freeway wireless site501 viewsThis double wireless array is situated on a building located immediately adjacent to the I-5 Freeway in Los Angeles.
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Camo, almost matching... (1 of 2)501 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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Making calls in Comfort500 viewsNextel invites you to make calls via its camo site atop this Comfort Inn in Fountain Hills, Arizona
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Hope (and signal) Sprints Eternal500 viewsAnother view of the camo antennas at Sprint's Hope Church site in Vista California.
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Multi-Carrier Panels499 viewsJust west of Interstate 5 in San Diego County, California. Notice that anyone can walk up to the ground-mounted panel antennas via the path in the foreground. This site is not fenced.1 comments
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Great Scott!499 viewsScottsdale has some very interesting pole mounted sites. This long view of several carriers' sites shows an interesting deployment scheme to cover subdivisions along Shea Road.3 comments
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Highland View Pentecostal Assembly - Los Angeles499 viewsThis site's antennas are built into a add-on box on the bell tower.
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Pulling Cables Inside a Monopalm499 viewsTechs are installing cables inside this legacy monopalm. Sepulveda Boulevard west of the I-405 in Los Angeles.
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MonoFlag near Mugu Rock, CA499 views
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Painting on the Sky 3 of 6498 viewsBill continues his way down the the PCV pole supporting KMLT's antenna.

Photo thanks to Bill Cloutier.
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Sprint Camo Elevator Penthouse Site498 viewsIn West Los Angeles, Sprint's antennas are located in a faux elevator penthouse, and the base telecommunications station equipment is in the foreground on the left side. If you look closely on the top of the parapet you'll see a pair of AT&T Wireless (now Cingular) omnidirectional antennas. Those antennas are featured elsewhere in this gallery.
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Great Scott! (Some more)498 viewsThis close-up view shows a very stylish use of an iron sculpture to provide an interesting surround to a cell site BTS.3 comments
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Sprint's Camo Water Tank in San Dimas (Overview)498 viewsThis photo provides an overview of the entire site. The faux tank is to the right. The equipment bay is just off to the left of center. The AC panel, transfer switch, and LUG connector are in the center.
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It's a Gas!497 viewsCompare this photo, taken in June, 2001, with the photo of the same site taken in May 2005. You'll see the original antenna in the center of each sector. Much cleaner than the replacement design. City of Los Angeles (Brentwood area).
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Cell Pine - Overview497 viewsHere's an overview photo of a cell pine (monopine) standing alone in a shopping center in Walnut, California.
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Das da ticket!497 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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Saguaro Rocks!496 viewsYet another photo of Larson-USA's Fountain Hills, Arizona site for Cingular.
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Cell site on power transmission pole494 viewsThis site in located in British Columbia, Canada.
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Utility Wood Pole Top Mount493 viewsCingular's three sector antenna system is mounted at the top of the utility pole it installed (it has a PBM pole number). The equipment cabinets are located to the right of the pole.
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2008 Rose Bowl Herd - AT&T Wireless493 viewsAT&T's entry into the 2008 Rose Bowl Rodeo. Much nicer than in previous years.
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Building top multi-sector cell site491 viewsYet another roof-top cell site. This is a macrosite adjacent to a major freeway in Los Angeles.1 comments
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Guess which puts out more power?490 viewsThis is a massive power transmission tower that supports two different carriers. Yeah, the tower's REALLY that big.
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Drunk Tank?490 viewsVerizon's 'drunk tank' in Littlerock, California.
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Awful Monopalm488 viewsBetween the peeling bark cladding and the strap on panel, this is an awful site.
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Close-up of a faux 'faux chimney'487 viewsHere's a close-up of Cingular's faux chimney on the rear of a real estate office. Notice how the panel antenna protrudes above the level of the faux chimney. Not good.
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A Flagpole Site487 viewsThis is an AT&T Wireless site, later Cingular, shining signal in San Diego on the I-5 Freeway and the Coronado Bay Bridge.
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Cell Pine Cable Port486 viewsConsider this a shot of the roots of the cell pine. Actually, it's one of two cable ports on the side of our little tree.
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BTS Equipment Behind Mounment Sign486 viewsCloseup of the equipment behind the monument entry sign at CLU.
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BTS Equipment, Bottom of Faux Chimney486 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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Multi-sector camo panels485 viewsThis is an interesting, albeit less than good example of externally mounting panels in camo boxes. Notice how the antenna panel cables are visible above the left-hand panel box, and below the right-hand panel box.
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Proud Waves From Sprint (2 of 3)485 viewsSprint's installation at the Scottsdale Ranch Community Center features two flagpoles in a nicely landscaped area adjacent to a lake.
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BTS Equipment Enclosure485 viewsSprint's BTS equipment is located in this CMU walled enclosure at the Hope Church site in Vista, California.
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Painting on the Sky 6 of 6484 viewsA close up of Bill priming the next section of the pole, and...from the looks of it...part of his left hand.
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A "Sort-a-flaged" Site484 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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Pulling Cables Inside a Monopalm484 viewsTechs are installing cables inside this legacy monopalm. Sepulveda Boulevard west of the I-405 in Los Angeles.
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Nextel Camo Site483 viewsThis Nextel camo site is located in Sunnyvale, California. Not seen in this photo is a flat panel (diamond) microwave antenna that is roof mounted.
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The Sweet Taste of Signal483 viewsCloseup of the Cingular and unidentified second carrier panels and microwave in use on this old silo in Loveland, Colorado. Photo by Steve Allen of Kramer.Firm, Inc. Loveland Sugar Co.
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Sprint microcell - Base Station, Backhaul, and Powering482 viewsThe base station is the large box. Below it is the interface box that extracts power from the coaxial cable backhaul system. At the bottom, in the small box, is the power regulation transformer. Note that this installation, in California, does not comply with CPUC General Order 95 as it has cables below 8 feet above ground that are not in conduit.
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Faux church steeple - Nearly complete481 viewsThe faux church steeple to be used as a cell site is nearly complete. Final matching will occur on site. The RF-transparent louvers are to be installed after this photo, but before delivery to the job site. Photo courtesy of Peabody Engineering.
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Sign me up!481 viewsSprint's site, at the intersection of I-405 and I110 in Gardena, California, is built atop a commercial enterprise sign. See: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=gardena,ca&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=29.025693,55.107422&ie=UTF8&ll=33.857997,-118.283083&spn=0.000873,0.002701&t=h&z=19&iwloc=addr&layer=c&cbll=33.857997,-118.283083&panoid=cnzdeipYOjdDXyBwyMclfQ&cbp=12,307.77006332815694,,0,-20.14375050524673
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Faux church steeple - Looking inside480 viewsThe faux church steeple to be used as a cell site has plenty of room inside for antenna installation. Photo courtesy of Peabody Engineering.
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It's a Gas! (Overview)480 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. City of Los Angeles (Brentwood area).
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Blessed be the Signal From On High480 viewsVerizon's antennas are in the bell tower of this church in Pomona, California.
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Pulling Cables Inside a Monopalm479 viewsTechs are installing cables inside this legacy monopalm. Sepulveda Boulevard west of the I-405 in Los Angeles.
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City Hall Clock Tower478 viewsIrvine, California's civic center is a sight to behold. The clock tower above the site supports public safety radio antennas, and an omni-direction antenna cell site.
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Faux church steeple - nearing completion476 viewsThe faux church steeple to be used as a cell site is nearing completion. Photo courtesy of Peabody Engineering.
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BTS Equipment Behind Monument Sign475 viewsAt California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, California. The antennas are in the radome atop the parking lot lights (seen in this background right of this photo), and the BTS equipment is behind the monument entry sign.
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The Sweet Taste of Signal475 viewsCingular and an unidentified second carrier use this old silo in Loveland, Colorado. Photo by Steve Allen of Kramer.Firm, Inc.
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Church Site474 viewsThis church site in San Diego is interesting because the of the add-on to the church (on the left side) to house AT&T's base station equipment. The antennas are located in the steeple.
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Two Cacti Site - Eagle Mountain Golf Course and Inn473 viewsSprint's site, designed by Larson-USA, is an outstanding deployment.
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Faux 'faux chimney'473 viewsCingular's faux chimney on the rear of a real estate office is a better design than the front faux chimney, yet this chimney suffers from one of the same faults as the front: the panel antenna protrudes above the level of the faux chimney.
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Pulling Cables Inside a Monopalm473 viewsTechs are installing cables inside this legacy monopalm. Sepulveda Boulevard west of the I-405 in Los Angeles.
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Two levels? No problem!471 viewsThis cell site, located on Yerba Buena Island in the San Francisco Bay serves both levels of the Bay Bridge.
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Cell Call Box471 viewsWhere there's nothing else vertical, some carriers will build cell sites on call boxes. This call box (now replaced) was installed on the Pacific Coast Highway near Point Mugu, California. The base station equipment was located in the flush vault in the foreground.
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The Sweet Taste of Signal471 viewsCingular and an unidentified second carrier use this old sugar silo in Loveland, Colorado. Photo by Steve Allen of Kramer.Firm, Inc. Loveland Sugar Co.
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Nextel's Cow and Sprint's Cow: Rose Bowl 2007471 viewsThese Cows belong to Nextel and Sprint. This herd spotted at the 2007 Rose Bowl.
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KMLT Antenna and Support470 viewsThe steel pole supporting the antenna is now painted blue to help it blend into the sky background.
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Light Standard Under Construction470 viewsThe double arms of this light standard, and the radome containing the antennas above the arms are yet to be placed. The light standard is located in the greenbelt median of the roadway.
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Faux church steeple - Louvers detail469 viewsThe faux church steeple will be completed with louvers. This photograph is a close-up of the louver detail. These louvers are transparent to radio frequency signals. Photo courtesy of Peabody Engineering.
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Chester, PA Cell Site468 viewsAttention KMART shoppers! Now you can show for sundries and signal at the same time!
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Lambert Ranch - Irvine, California468 viewsNextel's site is to the far left. Sprint's site is in the foreground. Verizon uses the short tower in the rear-right of the photo.
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Nextel Camo Site - San Marcos, California468 viewsNextel's poorly-maintained camo site at a medical office building in San Marcos, California.
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Cell on Taxi ("CAT"?) No... It just Turkcell468 views
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It's a Gas! (Overview)466 viewsCompare this photo, taken in June, 2001, with the photo of the same site taken in May 2005. You'll see the original antenna in the center of each sector. Much cleaner than the replacement design. City of Los Angeles (Brentwood area).
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Cable Pulling Vault: Sprint's San Dimas Water Tank466 viewsThe cables from the BTS to the antennas pass through this pulling vault, then go up the legs of the tank to the antennas.
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Camo Site Overlooking LAX466 viewsThis apartment building sports mutiple carries in the faux parapet. This site, in El Segundo overlooks LAX. It appears to have 3 carriers co-located here.
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Das da ticket!465 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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CoLo Site - Escondido, California465 viewsMesa Rock Road north of Deer Creek Road, Escondido, California.
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The Sweet Taste of Signal463 viewsAnother view of the old Loveland Sugar Co. silo, now used as an antenna support for two carriers (Cingular plus an unidentified carrier).
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Sleep Wirelessly in San Pablo, California463 viewsMetroPCS site inside the legs of a Holiday Inn Express sign. For more views of this site, visit http://www.ichotelsgroup.com/h/d/ex/1/en/hotel/spoca?_requestid=302192.

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Constructing the underground transmitter building for KMLT-FM462 viewsThis photograph shows the excavation and initial construction for the underground transmitter building to house KMLT-FM in Thousand Oaks, California. If you look carefully at the middle of the ridgeline you can just see the antenna and antenna post about 700 feet away.
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Major Co-lo Site - San Clemente, California461 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 south. The antennas for this sector are located behind RF transparent panels just below the roof. One of the panels doesn't match, does it?
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NextG Distributed Antenna System Node461 viewsNextG is a wireless carrier's carrier. They provide fiber links between the BTS and the antenna site using a technology referred to as Distributed Antenna System (DAS). This is a NextG DAS node located in Encinitas, California. The carrier supported by this node is Cricket Wireless. NextG's Cricket network in San Diego County is thought to be the largest deployment of DAS in the U.S.
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Surface mounted antennas sometimes just require matching paint460 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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Nextel's Cow and Sprint's Cow: Rose Bowl 2007460 viewsThese Cows belong to Nextel and Sprint. This herd spotted at the 2007 Rose Bowl.
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Wood You Please Support These Antennas?459 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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KMLT's Antenna and Support Pole459 viewsThis photograph captures the final execution of KMLT's antenna. Yes, the steel support pole is painted sky blue. May 2006.
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459 views
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Camo Site in Shopping Center458 viewsThe camo site is located in the clocktower of this shopping center.
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Sprint's San Dimas Water Tank - Entry Port458 viewsLooking up to the entry port of Sprint's water tank in San Dimas, California
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A well lit monolight brought to you by Verizon458 views...in the San Fernando Valley. A Verizon site. The base station equipment is located in one of the mall stores, which Verizon has taken over and added a new interior door.
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Antenna arrays mounted on transmission towers456 viewsClose-up view of an antenna array mounted on a power transmission tower.
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Looking at Eagles456 viewsAn off-site view of Larson-USA's two cactus design at the Eagle Mountain Inn in Arizona.
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Cabinet Pads in the Transmitter Vault456 viewsThe raised concrete pads lift the transmitter and air conditioning cabinets off of the floor. That's real handy where water might pool around it, don't ya know! Photo by Bill Cloutier.
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Major Co-lo Site - San Clemente, California455 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 the Cingular BTS. The antennas for this sector are located behind RF transparent panels just below the roof.
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Sprint Camo Elevator Penthouse Site455 viewsA good detail shot of Sprint's antennas located in a faux elevator penthouse.
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BTS Equipment Behind Monument Sign455 viewsAt California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, California. The antennas are in the radome atop the parking lot lights (not seen in this photo), and the BTS equipment is in the background behind the monument entry sign.
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Two on a Stick455 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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Hope (and signal) Sprints Eternal455 viewsAnother view of the camo antennas at Sprint's Hope Church site in Vista California.
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