Dr. Jonathan Kramer's Cell Tower Photo Gallery

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17 - Side view of Our Little Friend1162 viewsJanuary 2, 2005 was a cold, damp day in Southern California, but I managed to snap a photo of our little tree to better show the new antennas mounted off of the trunk, and the new sickly green quad antennas. Also notice a small "Keep Out" sign at the lower left corner of the front fence. I'm sure that it is very effective.Jan 05, 2005
16 - Equipment Shelter and Pad for Our Little Friend848 viewsThis is the first good shot I've been able to take of the equipment building for our little friend. It's a long shot, taken with a telephoto lens, but you can clearly see the equipment building for the original carrier, and the pad-mounted equipment for the new carrier (on the trunk). Photograph 04 in this gallery shows the relative positions of the equipment building and our little tree.Nov 29, 2004
18 - Our little friend has changed and grown!1124 viewsThis photo, taken in November, 2004 shows (1) that the second-to-the-right antenna has been changed out without much regard to color matching, (2) that a new dual-band antenna has been added on trunk below the prior-existing antennas, and (3) that the faux branches have been extended down the trunk to provide partial cover for the new antenna.

Note that the replacement dual-band antenna has its four cable ports visible on the bottom of the antenna, unlike the existing with hidden rear connectors. Most unsightly!

Sad, sad little tree.
Nov 13, 2004
14 - Mother Earth Starting to Reclaim...1012 viewsNature (with the help of plantings by the carrier) is starting to retake the base of the site.Sep 26, 2004
15 - Vandals Strike!1178 viewsOkay, I'll start by saying it wasn't me! Really!! Someone(s) climbed our little friend and installed some cute "eyes" at the top of the pole. The eyes remained in place for about two weeks near Christmas time 2002.1 commentsSep 26, 2004
09 - Construction of the Ice Guard854 viewsA box to protect the coaxial cables (often called an ice guard) is installed at the base of the of the trunk. The cones are cute, eh?Sep 26, 2004
10 - Close up of Ice Guard Construction804 viewsThe title of this slide says it all.Sep 26, 2004
11 - Ice Guard Construction Nearly Complete707 viewsThe frame for the ice guard is basically complete. Soon it will be covered.Sep 26, 2004
12 - Fence Installation and Ice Guard Completion679 viewsA very short (and hardly functional) fence is installed, and the ice guard is covered. Sep 26, 2004
13 - Basically Complete702 viewsThis is a photo of the site at completion.Sep 26, 2004
01 - Before594 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!)Sep 26, 2004
02 - Concrete Base Installed604 viewsThis photo simulation shows the base installed before the installation of the "trunk" of the cell pine.Sep 26, 2004
03 - Trunk Installed649 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.Sep 26, 2004
04 - Cables Pulled in Trunk662 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.Sep 26, 2004
05 - Antenna Bracket Assembly629 viewsA technician is constructing one of the two antenna support arms.Sep 26, 2004
06 - Antenna Arms Installed628 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.Sep 26, 2004
07 - Antennas Installed, Connected692 viewsThe techs have installed the panel antennas on the arms, and are now connecting the coaxial cables to the antennas.Sep 26, 2004
08 - Faux Branches Installed1154 viewsOur little tree is taking shape now the branches have been installed. Notice the unprotected coaxial cables running to the tree near the base (right side).Sep 26, 2004
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