Dr. Jonathan Kramer's Cell Tower Photo Gallery

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Top rated - Camouflaged Sites
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A Tower that's Really a Tower876 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.55555
(3 votes)
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Very Large Mono-Cross1089 viewsThe East Valley Free Will Baptist Church in Mesa, Arizona features a very large mono-cross. This site was constructed by Cingular.55555
(2 votes)
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T-Mobile Monocypress in Diamond Bar, California1205 viewsA very hard to find (good) monocypress site built by T-Mobile in Diamond Bar, California. I drove by it several times before spotting it!55555
(2 votes)
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Waves in the Shakes?1064 viewsMickyD's hosts this Nextel site in Norwalk, California.55555
(2 votes)
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City Monument Sign - Montclair, California699 viewsNextel's monument sign cell site is located along Interstate 10 (a really, really, really busy freeway). Originally built to house its own antennas, it now supports at least one other carrier's antennas, as well.55555
(2 votes)
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Irvine, Califoria multicarrier site378 viewsThis is an outstanding multicarrier camo site in Irvine, CA55555
(1 votes)
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So-so Camo'ed Pop-Up Site in Los Angeles (San Fernando Valley)302 viewsThis is a so-so camo rooftop site in the San Fernando Valley portion of Los Angeles. It uses open-back pop-ups on the building to mostly hide the antennas.55555
(1 votes)
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(1 votes)
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AT&T Clock Tower - Public Park416 viewsAT&T Clock Tower Site in Rio Rancho, NM55555
(1 votes)
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Mono Eucalyptus Antennas1489 viewsThe antennas atop a mono-eucalyptus in Oceanside, California. American Tower should spend a bit of time fixing the antenna covers.55555
(1 votes)
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Sprint's Signal is SMOK'N!852 viewsAnother view of Sprint's faux chimney site in Oceanside, California.55555
(1 votes)
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GPS Antenna Directly Mounted to Cabinet871 viewsThis is a good example of how a GPS antenna can use directly mounted on top of an equipment cabinet. This type of mounting reduces the visibility of this element compared with mounting it on an extension pipe above the cabinet. This is a Verizon Wireless site at a church in Mesa, Arizona.55555
(1 votes)
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It's time for Wireless652 viewsThis tower in Anaheim, California features an RF transparent clock. 55555
(1 votes)
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Now you see it; now you shouldn't.1261 viewsAs an example of how to ALMOST construct a camouflaged site, look at this photograph. Nextel's camo box fails to extend the flashing around the top of its enclosure. As a result, from ground level you can see the coaxial cables running over the top parapet to the camo box. I've created a photo simulation to illustrate how little it would have taken to complete the camouflage for this site, and the benefits of that little effort. Planners, think about these things...they will make a great difference in the result of your work.55555
(1 votes)
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Mono Cypress1457 viewsCricket Wireless has constructed this attractive mono cypress in San Marcos, California. The BTS equipment is located against the wall of the building.55555
(1 votes)
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Getting ready for pulling the coax cables up the tree868 viewsThe worker prepares the coax cables for insertion into the trunk of the monopalm by laying them out flat on the ground. From here, a pull rope will be used to raise the cables into the trunk, and up to the level of the antennas.55555
(1 votes)
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Village of Oak Creek near Sedona622 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?55555
(1 votes)
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Agoura High School619 viewsAll four light standards at the Agoura Hills High School sport antenna radomes55555
(1 votes)
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Illuminating the Way 2 of 2565 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.55555
(1 votes)
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Poor Camo Design716 viewsA camo site should effectively hide the antennas from public view. This site, in West Los Angeles, fails to do so, and illustrates the point. Camo is NOT just putting up some antenna blinds and painting to match.55555
(1 votes)
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(5 votes)
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Wireless Sign688 viewsThis uncompleted sign framework holds multiple antennas. Rocky Peak site in Santa Susana Pass, California.55555
(2 votes)
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(3 votes)
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Monopalm in the Sepulveda Pass1056 viewsWorking on the little tree (July 2001). This monopalm is located on Sepulveda Blvd. south of Mulholland off of the I-405 freeway in Los Angeles.44444
(3 votes)
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Belting out the RF714 viewsThe 'belt' around the middle of this structure hides cell antennas. Notice two things: (1) at the far end of the left side you can see some of the antenna cables; and (2) the traditional cell site behind this project.1 comments44444
(4 votes)
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Sprint's Eagle Mountain Inn Site Equipment Enclosure660 viewsNotice how Sprint has placed its equipment enclosure partially underground and colored it to match the surrounding area. Yet another reason why this is an outstanding site. (I do wish they had painted the GPS antenna, or placed it flush to the top of the roof fence.44444
(5 votes)
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Cell Rock891 viewsHere is a cellular rock housing an antenna. The antenna serves the 118 Freeway in the Santa Susana Pass between the Simi Valley and the San Fernando Valley. 44444
(6 votes)
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False 3rd story on office building1687 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. 44444
(17 votes)
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Wireless Adobe1256 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).44444
(6 votes)
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Monopine - Lake Elsinore, California1533 viewsThis monopine has some of the hallmarks of a good design, including very good branch coverage and the use of camouflage antenna panel covers.3 comments44444
(6 votes)
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Pulling Cables Inside a Monopalm642 viewsTechs are installing cables inside this legacy monopalm. Sepulveda Boulevard west of the I-405 in Los Angeles.44444
(3 votes)
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Towering Signal619 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.44444
(3 votes)
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2117 viewsCan you guess which of the light standards contains the site antennas?44444
(2 votes)
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1380 views44444
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A Royal Treatment645 views(Long View) Royal Street (MetroPCS) constructed this very nice cupola site above an existing shopping center in San Juan Capistrano, California. If you'd like to see more about this project visit http://www.sanjuancapistrano.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=4026. 44444
(2 votes)
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Monopalm of Paramount Importance765 viewsThis is a Nextel monopalm site in Paramount, California.44444
(2 votes)
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Chimney Site with Elevated BTS Platform - Hermosa Beach, California248 viewsThis site features a chimney to hide the antennas (except from behind) and an elevated BTS equipment cabinet platform.44444
(1 votes)
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We'll leave the Verizon Cell Site on for you.418 viewsVerizon's mono-sign site at a Motel 6 in Vista, California.44444
(1 votes)
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(1 votes)
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Outstanding T-Mobile Church Site991 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.44444
(1 votes)
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Mono-Cross in Tempe Arizona778 viewsThis is a fairly blah mono-cross in Tempe, Arizona. Taken late morning.44444
(1 votes)
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Barn There; Done That1011 viewsVerizon's site along I-580 in Berkeley, California is hardly noticeable to 'civilians' driving by at a raging 3 miles per hour. 44444
(1 votes)
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Time for a new Flag and some paint1095 viewsThe flag flying at this Cingular site, located at a Post Office in San Marcos, California is ready to be replaced. Disposal is subject to the U.S. Flag Code. Also, a wee-bit of paint is about due, here, too!44444
(1 votes)
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Peeking Inside a Wireless Rock1105 viewsThis is what an antenna looks like mounted inside a cellular rock. The two coaxial cables indicate that the antenna is actually two antennas inside one radome: one for transmit, and one for receive. Another panel antenna can easily be added on the mounting pole in the foreground.44444
(8 votes)
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A Sassy Looking Mono-Cypress1081 viewsVerizon's mono-cypress tree in Lake Elsinore is Sassy! (Sorry, bad joke: That's VZW's site name...go figure!) Here's a close-up of the tree coverage.2 comments44444
(5 votes)
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(8 votes)
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Close-up of a cellular/PCS flagpole without the covers4504 viewsThis is a close-up shot of how antennas are stacked in a faux flagpole. All three flagpoles in this photo are really cell towers. The center flagpole is an AT&T Wireless (now Cingular) site in Los Angeles, California. Verizon shares this site with Verizon and Nextel. The flagpole is 85' tall and 25" in diameter. It's manufactured by Chameleon Engineering.2 comments44444
(4 votes)
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Camo faux water tank703 viewsCamo faux water tank at shopping center entrance. Photo courtesy of Peabody Engineering.44444
(4 votes)
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What's that below the fans?1110 viewsTake one poorly configured camouflaged cell palm tree and then abandon any desire to keep it camouflaged. How? Just add non-camo antennas bolted onto the 'trunk' below the fans as seen in this photograph. To see what this cell palm looked like before the addition of the bolt-on antennas, see "...before the mast" in this section!44444
(12 votes)
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Verizon Wireless Camo Light Standard808 views...in Santa Monica, California. Notice that the BTS equipment vault is located around the corner to the right. It's in the sidewalk area. The vault vents are located in the greenbelt behind the red curb. A very nice installation, indeed.44444
(3 votes)
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Columns of Signal757 viewsThe columns at the top are built with RF transparent materials. The antennas are located inside the columns of this church. Look carefully and you'll see the seam of the RF transparent panels.2 comments44444
(3 votes)
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Sending out 'the word'1742 viewsA cell site within a church cross. The antennas are behind removable panels above the cross arm. The equipment cabinets are behind the brick wall to the right in the picture.1 comments44444
(23 votes)
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Camo site atop standalone church tower - #2754 viewsThis church, in Irvine, California, has a Cingular site above the stained glass in the stand-alone tower.44444
(4 votes)
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Cingular underground cell site equipment1174 viewsThe BTS equipment vault, in the foreground, serves a Cingular's light standard microcell. The green pedestal houses the power company meter, and is subject to removal if the power company allows unmetered or remotely metered service sometime in the future.44444
(4 votes)
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Outstanding T-Mobile Church Site1185 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.44444
(2 votes)
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(2 votes)
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One bump too many1046 viewsThis Cingular site cable transition to a flagpole site at the USPO in San Marcos, California features impacts. It's too close to the driveway. 44444
(2 votes)
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Saguaro Sends Signals Silently657 viewsFountain Hills, Arizona. Camo design manufactured by Larson-USA (utilitycamo.com). Cingular's BTS equipment is located in the fenced area in the left side of the photo. The cactus is up a small rise.44444
(2 votes)
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Okay, so what's with the Rock?756 viewsThe faux rock on the left, bottom of the cell cactus hides the cable entry into the Saguaro cactus design. It blends in quite nicely. Larson-USA design.33333
(5 votes)
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(3 votes)
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Blessed be Sprint894 viewsA sprint site inside a faux bell tower at a church in the San Fernando Valley (Los Angeles, California).33333
(3 votes)
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A Powerful Bison829 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 south. Photo by Steve Allen of Kramer.Firm, Inc.33333
(3 votes)
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Verizon Wireless Camo Light Standard860 views...in Santa Monica, California. Notice that the BTS equipment vault is located around the corner to the right. It's in the sidewalk area. If you still can't spot it, look for the white painted labels! Actually, a nice design. The vents are in the greenbelt area.33333
(3 votes)
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Overlooking Lake Elsinore, California (View 2 of 2)798 viewsA close up view of a Sprint site in Riverside County above Lake Elsinore, California (thanks to Larry for the update!).1 comments33333
(3 votes)
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Sprint underground BTS equipment768 viewsThis photo shows (foreground) the shallow vault used to route cables to/from the BTS; the BTS equipment vault (large double-doors); and the BTS equipment vault vents (grills near and far side of the BTS vault). Located in the exclusive "Mountaingate" area of West Los Angeles.33333
(3 votes)
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Time for More RF609 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. 33333
(3 votes)
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Sports park monopole663 viewsCingular is responsible for this site. The BTS equipment is located below/behind the score board (left side of photo). This might have been a good site for a cell-flag instead of just a 'plain old' monopole.33333
(3 votes)
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Welcome to Town!1217 viewsHere's a clever way of hidding a cell site inside a City sign.33333
(8 votes)
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584 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.33333
(4 votes)
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Panoramic view of Sprint Mountaingate Monopole741 viewsThis panoramic photo show the street cuts from power (left), telephone (right), the power meter (far left), the BTS equipment vault and vents in the traffic median, the street cut from the median to the antenna pole (far side of median), and the base of the antenna pole (far right, behind tree). The pole in the middle of the traffic median is a two-arm street light. Too bad it (or a replacement) wasn't used to support the antenna. That would have eliminated the need for the standalone pole just to support the single panel antenna.33333
(4 votes)
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"...before the mast"999 viewsHere's what the camo cell palm looked before the bolt-on antennas were added (see "What's below the fans?" photograph in this section).33333
(4 votes)
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Camo faux barn798 viewsThis 'barn' is part of a family fun center. The carrier here is Verizon. Notice the GPS antenna to the right of the barn.1 comments33333
(12 votes)
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Verizon MTSO cell and microwave tower1604 viewsThis is an interesting 63-ish foot communications tower in Schertz, Texas. It's owned by Verizon Wireless.33333
(6 votes)
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Sign of the times (1 of 2)1354 viewsThe cell site antenna is seen at the top of the outdoor advertising sign. Spotted in Connecticut.33333
(6 votes)
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T-Mobile's Take on a Cellular Pine878 viewsThis T-Mobile cell pine tree is located near the John Wayne Airport in Orange County. Of interest is the almost total camouflaging of the antennas by careful design/placement of the RF transparent "limbs". The limbs could have come down much further on the trunk.

Oh, yes, there's that aircraft warning beacon that helps the illusion.
1 comments33333
(7 votes)
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Oh, say can you see!!985 viewsAn example of a flag pole cell site. 33333
(8 votes)
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Camo site atop broadcast center1761 viewsMajor network studio in Los Angeles. Transmission facilities hidden behind decorative work on top of the building. 1 comments33333
(10 votes)
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Camofulaged AML Receive Site?2629 viewsBack in 1983 Storer Cable was trying to secure a microwave-receive site on a hillside in San Juan Capistrano. The architect retained by Storer lost most of his hair trying to get a design that would pass muster with the City. One night, in a fit of frustration, he came up with this design. We never submitted this one to the City. Pity. It would have been fun!33333
(13 votes)
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Southern California palm tree cell site.1791 viewsAlong side a major freeway in the Los Angeles area, this cell site is hardly noticeable from the freeway. 33333
(11 votes)
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Installing a cell palm815 viewsI snapped this photograph during the installation of this cell palm tree along the I-405 in the pass connecting the San Fernando Valley and West Los Angeles.33333
(9 votes)
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Parking Lot Light Standard Site773 viewsThis is a Nextel site atop a parking lot light standard located on USN property in San Diego, California.33333
(6 votes)
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Sign of the times (2 of 2)1003 viewsNotice how the base station equipment is mounted on the advertising sign pole mount.33333
(5 votes)
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It's a Barrel...It's a Tank...It's...well....a Multicarrier site574 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.33333
(4 votes)
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Cell Pine - North Hollywood, CA650 viewsAt a temple.33333
(4 votes)
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Pumping Signal681 viewsA camo windmill 'hides' this cell site, located on I-10 near Pomona, California.1 comments33333
(4 votes)
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Sickly Monopalm in Van Nuys800 viewsThis poor excuse for a monopalm is in Van Nuys, California on Van Nuys Blvd. Sooooo sad.33333
(3 votes)
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Camo, almost matching... (1 of 2)502 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.33333
(3 votes)
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Sprint Site - Church Tower667 viewsSan Diego County, California. Just east of Interstate 5.33333
(3 votes)
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Time's a-tick'n!619 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.33333
(3 votes)
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Multi-carrier cell site in Clock Tower1141 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 comments33333
(3 votes)
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"Thick as a brick?" #2 of 2873 viewsFaux brick penthouse wall. Antennas behind the panel at the far end.
Photo courtesy of Peabody Engineering.
3 comments33333
(3 votes)
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Cell Pine726 viewsThis cell pine is located on a hill in Lake Elsinore, CA. Good branch coverage. Notice the round microwave antenna on the tree trunk.1 comments33333
(3 votes)
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Mono-cross954 viewsClose-up of the mono-blah-cross at a Mesa, Arizona church. Notice that the antenna cover at the top is askew. 33333
(2 votes)
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Good signal track(ing)830 viewsThis is the multi-carrier radio tower at the Irvine, California AMTRAK station.33333
(2 votes)
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Wireless Adobe838 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).33333
(2 votes)
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Wireless Adobe732 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).33333
(2 votes)
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Getting ready for pulling the coax cables up the tree731 viewsThe worker prepares the coax cables for insertion into the trunk of the monopalm by laying them out flat on the ground. From here, a pull rope will be used to raise the cables into the trunk, and up to the level of the antennas.33333
(2 votes)
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Tree Trunk Firmly Planted!644 viewsThis photo shows the detail of the monopalm trunk installation to the foundation. Footings are sunk and concrete is poured around the footings. The tree is bolted to the footings.33333
(2 votes)
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Nextel Camo Site - San Marcos, California450 viewsNextel's poorly-maintained camo site at a medical office building in San Marcos, California.33333
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Cell Pine942 viewsHere's a good merged image photo close-up of a cell pine (monopine) in Walnut, California. Notice the large 'acorn' (microwave dish antenna) that's front and center on the trunk. In most case in metro areas, the purpose of having a microwave dish is (1) to provide back-haul from the cell site to the mobile telephone switching office (MTSO), and (2) to save the cost of leasing data lines from the local phone company. The first purpose is required; the second should not be considered a valid justification in most metro cases.

Also notice that most--but not all--of the panel antennas have slip-on camouflage covers. This photo highlights the significant difference in appearance between covered and merely painted panels.

The bark cladding stops at about the level of the microwave dish. It should have gone all the way to the top as you can see the flat, more reflective metal surface above the cladding.
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Two monopoles - Co-location site598 viewsMultiple carriers occupy this site. Notice that the camo panels are missing on the lower antennas on the left monopole.33333
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Church bell tower824 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.33333
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Antennas in a Dormer831 viewsThe antennas for this camo cell site are within the dormer on the roof. Pacific Coast Highway at Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, California.33333
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Lots of Signals951 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.33333
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I bow to Him758 viewsVerizon's mono-flagpole site in Mesa Arizona is leaning over ust a wee-bit.33333
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A Royal Treatment698 views(Close up) Royal Street (MetroPCS) constructed this very nice cupola site above an existing shopping center in San Juan Capistrano, California. If you'd like to see more about this project visit http://www.sanjuancapistrano.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=4026. 33333
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This site SEEMS to need Less SEAMS702 viewsSprint's camo site in Santa Fe Springs, California looks like a major patching and repainting jobs is due...or overdue.33333
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Light Standards with More690 viewsNear a hospital heliport, which explains the aircraft warning lights, the Verizon site (left) and the T-Mobile site (right) feature clamp-on radomes. The Verizon site also features a microwave antenna, which is unusual for light standard sites. Anaheim, California33333
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AT&T Monopine in Santa Fe, NM744 viewsAT&T's monopine site is above the 599 Bypass around Santa Fe, New Mexico (Mutt Nelson road). View from SR599.33333
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Camo Clock Tower in Mission Viejo, California1821 viewsA very tasteful clock tower cell site in Mission Viejo, California.33333
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Good signal track(ing)993 viewsThis is the multi-carrier radio tower at the Irvine, California AMTRAK station.33333
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Color coded coax cables will pulling grips689 viewsThe coax cables are ready for installation in the trunk of the monopalm. Each cable is color coded at both ends to aid in identification. The pulling sleeves ("Chinese finger grips") will be connected to the pulling rope.33333
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Pulling Cables Inside a Monopalm609 viewsTechs are installing cables inside this legacy monopalm. Sepulveda Boulevard west of the I-405 in Los Angeles.33333
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Pulling Cables Inside a Monopalm631 viewsTechs are installing cables inside this legacy monopalm. Sepulveda Boulevard west of the I-405 in Los Angeles.33333
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Pulling Cables Inside a Monopalm501 viewsTechs are installing cables inside this legacy monopalm. Sepulveda Boulevard west of the I-405 in Los Angeles.33333
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Village of Oak Creek near Sedona592 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?33333
(1 votes)
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687 viewsA camo METROPCS site in San Pablo, California. The antennas are in the radomes just below the Holiday Inn sign.33333
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Cellular Cactus512 viewsFountain Hills, Arizona. Camo design manufactured by Larson-USA (utilitycamo.com). Look at the other cactus photos in this gallery.33333
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Camo, almost matching... (2 of 2)532 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.33333
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Camo faux brick wall587 viewsThe antennas are hidden behind the faux brick face in the upper left portion of the wall. Photo courtesy of Peabody Engineering.33333
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Spreading THE WORD...639 viewsVery interesting! This church has a cell site on the tri-leg cross support, AND an AT&T Wireless site inside the large cross attached to the chapel. Site engineering and fabrication of the large camo cross by Peabody Engineering.33333
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Camo-ish on-building cell site1021 viewsThis is an example of how surface mounted antennas can be detailed to blend, if not disappear, into the background of the structure.33333
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Spectrum from the Spectrum1145 viewsThis camo cell site is at the Irvine (California) Spectrum shopping center.33333
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Cell Pine under construction - Close up986 viewsHere's a close-up of the branch attachment pegs for this cell pine. Notice how well the cables, seen at the very top of the photograph, are hidden by the branches. Also, notice the faux pine needle cover on the antenna to the right of the trunk. A good job by American Tower.33333
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Panoramic view of the Rocky Peak Wireless Rocks and Wireless Sign1486 viewsHere are 5 of the 6 cell rocks at Rocky Peak. The cell sign is hidden behind the cell rock in the foreground. Note that cell rocks are on concrete pads.

The equipment building with the small microwave antenna belongs to Nextel. The hidden building with the larger microwave antenna belongs to AT&T Wireless. Other carriers are in fenced cages below AT&T and Nextel.

This site houses Cingular, Sprint, Verizon, AT&T Wireless, and Nextel, and serves the Ronald Regan Freeway (SR118) at the east end of the Santa Susana Pass between Simi Valley and the San Fernando Valley.

Save for one of the Nextel rocks (shown in this gallery), there are no RF warning signs to alert the public to (suspected) high level RF fields around this easy-to-access site.
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Faux penthouse extension747 viewsThis Nextel site has its antennas located inside the faux penthouse atop the building. Notice the uneven coverage of Spanish tiles on the sides. 33333
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Pine tree stealth site2048 viewsWhile it stands alone above the hill, this is actually a very good camouflaged site. Sufficient faux foliage coverage to hide antennas. 1 comments33333
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Church clock tower680 viewsAT&T Wireless' omni-directional antennas are atop the clock tower of this church. View from rear of church.1 comments33333
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Mismatched Bricks1205 viewsHere is an example of a faux building extension with a poorly matched 'brick' facing. There's no doubt that this design does not effectively hide the antennas behind the faux brick facing. Notice that no effort was made to match the brick patter of the underlying building thereby highlighting the 'out of place' nature of the extension.
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Disguised as Bricks1474 viewsAnother example of disguise painting used to conceal antennas on a complex surface. From a distance, they are barely noticeable. 33333
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Disguised as part of the brickwork1391 viewsThis antenna array is cleverly painted to match the color and texture of the building. Downtown LA intersection, yet barely noticeable.33333
(12 votes)
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Camo site on a Public Storage building800 viewsHere's a multi-sector camo installation on a PS building in Los Angeles. The antennas are located inside the box structures on the face of the building.33333
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