Dr. Jonathan Kramer's Cell Tower Photo Gallery

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Big Iron CoLo in Lacey Washington478 viewsNextel and AT&T Wireless share this tower in Lacey, Washington. Notice the climbing space through the bottom platform.Nov 18, 2007
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Big Iron CoLo in Lacey Washington395 viewsNextel and AT&T Wireless share this tower in Lacey, WashingtonNov 18, 2007
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The Transit Mixer has Arrived...486 views...so let the pouring begin!Nov 18, 2007
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Light Standard Under Construction439 viewsThe double arms of this light standard, and the radome containing the antennas above the arms are yet to be placed.Nov 18, 2007
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Not part of an underground water river...489 viewsThe water bottle is not part of the CEV. Nov 18, 2007
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CEV ready for concrete pour417 viewsJust waiting on the transit mixer to show up.Nov 18, 2007
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Nearly time for the 'crete!373 viewsWorkers preparing the CEV for the concrete pour.Nov 18, 2007
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Don't worry...the ladder will be removed before the concrete is poured.437 viewsWorkers preping the CEV for the concrete pour. The large holes are to connect to what will be intake and outflow air vents yet to be installed.Nov 18, 2007
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Cable route in/out of the CEV410 viewsThis trench will house the power and telephone cable conduits into and out of the CEV, as well as the coaxial cables to the base of the light standard.Nov 18, 2007
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Looking at the rear of the CEV.420 viewsA good shot of the base and read of the CEV dig hole.Nov 18, 2007
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Light Standard Under Construction517 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.Nov 18, 2007
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Verizon CEV installation in Irvine, California547 viewsNov 18, 2007
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Verizon CEV installation in Irvine, California591 viewsWorkers preping the CEV for the concrete pour.Nov 18, 2007
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NextG Distributed Antenna System Node549 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.Nov 17, 2007
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NextG Distributed Antenna System Node770 viewsNextG's DAS node located in Encinitas, California. The carrier supported by this node is Cricket Wireless. The DAS equipment manufacturer is Andrew Corporation. This DAS node is a member of Andrew's ION ("Intelligent Optical Network") line of products. The cover at the top of the DAS housing covers a cooling fan.

Under SDG&E rules, this site does not consume enough power to require a power meter; merely a breaker box (located to the right of the DAS node).
Nov 17, 2007
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NextG RF Safety Advisory Notice610 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.Nov 17, 2007
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NextG Distributed Antenna System Node503 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.Nov 17, 2007
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NextG Distributed Antenna System Node405 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.Nov 17, 2007
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NextG Distributed Antenna System Node405 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.Nov 17, 2007
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NextG Distributed Antenna System Node397 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.Nov 17, 2007
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NextG Distributed Antenna System Node445 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.Nov 17, 2007
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NextG Distributed Antenna System Node367 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.Nov 17, 2007
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NextG Distributed Antenna System Node370 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.Nov 17, 2007
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NextG Distributed Antenna System Node475 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.Nov 17, 2007
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NextG Distributed Antenna System Node366 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.Nov 17, 2007
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Camo Site at Gas Station632 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.Nov 11, 2007
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Central Sedona Arizona467 viewsThis multicarrier site is located at Fire Station 4 in Sedona, Arizona.Nov 11, 2007
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Central Sedona Arizona385 viewsLocated at Fire Station 4 in Sedona, Arizona, this multicarrier site has an attractive backdrop.Nov 11, 2007
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Grand Canyon - South Rim358 viewsThis multicarrier site is located near the Bright Angle Lodge at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon in Arizona.Nov 11, 2007
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Village of Oak Creek near Sedona654 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?Nov 11, 2007
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God Bless This Cell Site383 viewsLocated east of I-17 in Black Rock City, Arizona, this multicarrier site has an odd shaped antenna mounted directly to the tower. A message, perhaps?Nov 11, 2007
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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 by the parapet above the roof. Nice background, eh?Nov 11, 2007
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Blessed Be This Cell Site422 viewsAT&T's monopole at the Calvary Community Church in Phoenix sports not one; not two; but three crosses mounted at the corners of the radomes. Quite an interesting design!Nov 11, 2007
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Blessed Be This Cell Site388 viewsAT&T's monopole at the Calvary Community Church in Phoenix sports not one; not two; but three crosses mounted at the corners of the radomes. Quite an interesting design!Nov 11, 2007
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Blessed Be This Cell Site325 viewsAT&T's monopole at the Calvary Community Church in Phoenix sports not one; not two; but three crosses mounted at the corners of the radomes. Quite an interesting design!Nov 11, 2007
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Blessed Be This Cell Site345 viewsAT&T's monopole at the Calvary Community Church in Phoenix sports not one; not two; but three crosses mounted at the corners of the radomes. Quite an interesting design!Nov 11, 2007
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Steel in the Air374 viewsThis AT&T wireless site is located on Highway 64, about 12 miles south of Valle, Arizona. It's mounted on a steel power transmission pole. Note the flat panel back-haul antenna located below the panels.Nov 11, 2007
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Grand Canyon Valle Airport316 viewsAT&T's site at the Grand Canyon Valle Airport in Valle, Arizona is interesting for several reasons. First, the tower also supports and aircraft landing beacon; second, it supports the wind sock. Yes, that's a tower climber working on the site.Nov 11, 2007
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Sock-it-to-me342 viewsAT&T's site at the Grand Canyon Valle Airport in Valle, Arizona is interesting for several reasons. First, the tower also supports and aircraft landing beacon; second, it supports the wind sock. Yes, that's a tower climber working on the site.Nov 11, 2007
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Which Way is the Wind Blowing?335 viewsAT&T's site at the Grand Canyon Valle Airport in Valle, Arizona is interesting for several reasons. First, the tower also supports and aircraft landing beacon; second, it supports the wind sock. Yes, that's a tower climber working on the site.Nov 11, 2007
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Village of Oak Creek near Sedona553 viewsTwo camouflaged sites are seen (barely) in this shopping center along Highway 179 in the Village of Oak Creek, near Sedona, Arizona.Nov 11, 2007
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McCell Site679 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.Oct 20, 2007
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There's Hope For the Signal!629 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.Oct 20, 2007
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Hope (and signal) Sprints Eternal530 viewsAnother view of the camo antennas at Sprint's Hope Church site in Vista California.Oct 20, 2007
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BTS Equipment Enclosure516 viewsSprint's BTS equipment is located in this CMU walled enclosure at the Hope Church site in Vista, California.Oct 20, 2007
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Hope (and signal) Sprints Eternal486 viewsAnother view of the camo antennas at Sprint's Hope Church site in Vista California.Oct 20, 2007
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Faux Roof Penthouses559 viewsThe three rooftop enclosures house cell equipment/antennas. Torrance, California.Oct 19, 2007
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Faux Roof Penthouses553 viewsThe three rooftop enclosures house cell equipment/antennas. Torrance, California.Oct 19, 2007
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393 viewsA Verizon MTSO in Stockton, California.Oct 19, 2007
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720 viewsA camo METROPCS site in San Pablo, California. The antennas are in the radomes just below the Holiday Inn sign.Oct 19, 2007
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Sleep Wirelessly in San Pablo, California493 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.

Oct 19, 2007
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Sing it with me... "Every Light A Cell Site"644 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.Oct 19, 2007
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Agoura High School655 viewsAll four light standards at the Agoura Hills High School sport antenna radomesOct 14, 2007
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Outback with the Signal607 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.Oct 14, 2007
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Outback with the Signal467 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.Oct 14, 2007
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Primm an Properr in Primm Nevadaa651 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.Sep 14, 2006
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Shelling out some signal759 viewsNextel's antennas are affixed below the gas station sign at this site in Henderson, Nevada.Sep 14, 2006
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Can a Faux Monopine Have a Faux Disease?748 viewsNextel (now TowerCo) can take 'great pride' in its economical design of this monopine, located in a CalTrans yard at the intersections of the I405 and I10 freeways in West Los Angeles. References to Christmas trees owned by a certain person with the last name of Brown are appropriate. Sep 14, 2006
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A Dam Tall Tower445 viewsThis tall tower, well, towers over Hoover Dam in Nevada and/or Arizona. I guess it depends in which state you live. This tower is on the Nevada side.Sep 14, 2006
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It's a sign...it's a monopole...it's a sign...it's a monopole496 viewsWhy, it's both, in Henderson, Nevada.Sep 14, 2006
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Sort-of Flag Tank Site670 views...in Boulder City, Nevada.Sep 14, 2006
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Flamingos Have Antennas!479 viewsI always focused on the tail feathers of Flamingos. Who knew that they had antennas, too!Sep 14, 2006
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Using Microwaves to Cook the Food?733 viewsThis site's antennas are painted to match the McDonalds barrel sign at the Barstow Station, Barstow California.Sep 14, 2006
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Can You Fry Me Now?750 viewsThis site's antennas are painted to match the McDonalds barrel sign at the Barstow Station, Barstow California.Sep 14, 2006
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The Word Rings Out From T-Mobile630 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.Sep 14, 2006
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What an Awful 'Camouflage' Design633 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!"Sep 14, 2006
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What an Awful 'Camouflage' Design662 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!"Sep 14, 2006
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I'll Take Your Parking Ticket, If you Please599 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.Sep 14, 2006
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The Business End of KMLT713 viewsThis is a closeup of KMLT's transmitter antenna. A simple, elegant design. May, 2006.May 28, 2006
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KMLT On-the-Air and Out-of-Sight604 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.May 28, 2006
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KMLT's Antenna and Support Pole501 viewsThis photograph captures the final execution of KMLT's antenna. Yes, the steel support pole is painted sky blue. May 2006.May 28, 2006
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Gimme a Transmitter with Mustard!430 viewsAnother view of the at-grade grill over the transmitter room at KMLT. May 2006May 28, 2006
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Where's the Transmitter?416 viewsLooking down from near the antenna, the underground FM transmitter housing is nowhere to be seen! May 2006.May 28, 2006
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A Well-Done Grilled FM Station437 viewsKMLT's transmitter housing present appearance as of May, 2006 is virtually invisible. Easy to miss. Exactly what was intended! Outstanding work by Chris Hicks, KMLT's CE, the City of Thousand Oaks Planning department, and the Conejo Open Space Conservation AgencyMay 28, 2006
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Faux Steeple Site Overlooking LAX556 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.Apr 17, 2006
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LMU/GPS - Unusual Configuration632 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?Apr 17, 2006
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Fax Steeple Site Overlooking LAX557 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.Apr 17, 2006
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Close Up of Top of Poorly Maintained Faux Chimney846 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.1 commentsApr 17, 2006
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BTS Equipment, Top and Bottom of Faux Chimney569 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. Apr 17, 2006
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Top of Poorly Maintained 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 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.Apr 17, 2006
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BTS Equipment, Top and Bottom of Faux Chimney553 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. Apr 17, 2006
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BTS Equipment, Bottom of Faux Chimney514 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. Apr 17, 2006
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Camo Site Overlooking LAX495 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.Apr 17, 2006
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Camo LUG on Apartment Building545 viewsThis LUG (generator socket) is installed on an apartment building in El Segundo, California, overlooks Los Angeles International Airport.Apr 17, 2006
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The Sweet Taste of Signal673 viewsAnother view of the old Loveland Sugar Co. silo, now used as an antenna support for two carriers. Cingular is in the prefabricated building on the right. The carrier on the outdoor platform on the left is (currently) unidentified.Mar 26, 2006
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The Sweet Taste of Signal566 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.Mar 26, 2006
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The Sweet Taste of Signal584 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.Mar 26, 2006
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The Sweet Taste of Signal493 viewsAnother view of the old Loveland Sugar Co. silo, now used as an antenna support for two carriers (Cingular plus an unidentified carrier).Mar 26, 2006
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The Sweet Taste of Signal561 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.Mar 26, 2006
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The Sweet Taste of Signal611 viewsLong view of the Loveland Sugar Co. (Colorado) silo used as and antenna platform for two carriers (Cingular plus an unidentified carrier).Mar 26, 2006
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The Sweet Taste of Signal505 viewsCingular and an unidentified second carrier use this old silo in Loveland, Colorado. Photo by Steve Allen of Kramer.Firm, Inc.Mar 24, 2006
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The Sweet Taste of Signal513 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.Mar 24, 2006
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The Sweet Taste of Signal502 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.Mar 24, 2006
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A Powerful Bison817 viewsVerizon's cellular bison, located in Carr, Colorado, serves I25. Notice the microwave dish to the right of the bison. It's used for backhaul to Verizon's mobile telephone switching office (MTSO). Photo by Steve Allen of Kramer.Firm, Inc.Mar 24, 2006
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A Powerful Bison637 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.Mar 24, 2006
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A Powerful Bison1620 viewsVerizon's cellular bison, located in Carr, Colorado, serves I25. This closeup shot shows how the antenna panels are affixed to the metal body of the bison.2 commentsMar 24, 2006
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A Powerful Bison868 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.Mar 24, 2006
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Nextel Near the L.A. Convention Center634 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.Mar 21, 2006
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A Stylish Sprint Design618 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!Mar 21, 2006
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Sprint Together With Nextel...795 views...have the two unusual antenna supports at this site, located west of the L.A. Convention Center. Cingular is here, too, with a mono-bore tower off the photo to the right. Gee, that Nextel tower could sure use a fresh coat of paint, do you agree?Mar 21, 2006
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401 viewsMar 21, 2006
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386 viewsMar 21, 2006
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Los Angeles Cathedrial392 viewsA surface mount antenna site at the Los Angeles Cathedral. Mar 21, 2006
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436 viewsMar 21, 2006
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Now You Don't See It, and Now you Don't!685 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 west from the roadway.Mar 21, 2006
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Now You Don't See It, and Now you Don't!754 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.Mar 21, 2006
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Now You Don't See It, and Now you Don't!878 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 north.Mar 21, 2006
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617 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.Mar 21, 2006
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Now You Don't See It, and Now you Don't!730 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 northwest from the roadway.Mar 21, 2006
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Now You Don't See It, and Now you Don't!647 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.Mar 21, 2006
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Now You Don't See It, and Now you Don't!549 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.Mar 21, 2006
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You Can Rest Your Signal Here654 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.Mar 21, 2006
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You Can Rest Your Signal Here567 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.Mar 21, 2006
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You Can Rest Your Signal Here602 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.Mar 21, 2006
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566 views2 commentsMar 21, 2006
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Blessed be the Signal From On High549 viewsVerizon's antennas are in the bell tower of this church in Pomona, California.Mar 21, 2006
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Blessed be the Signal From On High510 viewsVerizon's antennas are in the bell tower of this church in Pomona, California.Mar 21, 2006
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355 viewsMar 21, 2006
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Lambert Ranch - Irvine, California690 viewsThis view shows the separate fences for the varioud sites. Notice that the walkway between the Nextel site (left) and the Sprint site (middle, foreground) passes right under the various panels.Mar 02, 2006
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Lambert Ranch - Irvine, California512 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.Mar 02, 2006
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Lambert Ranch - Irvine, California671 viewsAs of early 2006, Verizon, Nextel, and Sprint have sites here, above the Lambert sisters home. All of this property, save for the homestead and trees, is being developed. The cell site is to be relocated. Notice he ripe red yummy things in the foreground.Mar 02, 2006
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A Sassy Looking Mono-Cypress1130 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 commentsFeb 06, 2006
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Verizon's Sassy Site: Grounded Bollards669 viewsThe traffic bollards at Verizon's Sassy site are grounded. This helps to prevent RF hot-spots near the antennas. Of course, the bollards also help to deter unwelcome vehicle-visitors!Feb 06, 2006
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Gallons of Fun549 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.Feb 06, 2006
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A Sassy Power Generator557 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).Feb 06, 2006
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One Sassy Site647 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!"Feb 06, 2006
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One Sassy Site581 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!"Feb 06, 2006
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A Sassy Site586 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!"AFeb 06, 2006
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407 viewsFeb 06, 2006
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34. A Loose Wire?487 viewsThe loose wire is actually a ground wire. The rolling portion fo the fense is grounded via this lead.Jan 29, 2006
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33. Personals Ad: "Concrete Pad Sks Standby Pwr Gen!"387 viewsAs noted above, the standby power generator isn't (yet) installed here. Who knows...maybe it'll never be installed, but if it is, this is where it'll go.Jan 29, 2006
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32. Looking down on the Activated Site445 viewsHere's the bird's-eye view looking down at the BTS equipment mounted on the far pad.Jan 29, 2006
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31. Cable Termination to BTS Jumpers411 viewsHere's a nice photo of the the cable terminations for the hardline cable to/from the roof, and the jumper to the equipment cabinet. The colored bands identify what cable is connected to what antenna.Jan 29, 2006
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30. BTS Installed and Humming376 viewsThe site is active. This photo is looking down on the site BTS equipment cabinet through the roof fence. You'll see more of the fense in a later photo.Jan 29, 2006
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29. Which Way Tray?419 viewsIt's now January, 2006. The site is active (but without a backup power generator). It seems that the installers missed putting all of the covers on the cable tray. Too bad.Jan 29, 2006
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28. Close up of the Site Name Sign591 viewsIt's for sure...We'll call this Armacost!Jan 29, 2006
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27. The Name Goes On Before the Quality Goes In386 viewsThe pad has been poured, again, and the fense is on it's tracks. No BTS yet, but the site sign has gone up announcing to the world that this is Verizon's Armacost site!Jan 29, 2006
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26. Anyone for a Tumble?327 viewsThe concrete mixer has done its job and is ready to go home, again!Jan 29, 2006
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25. It's Raining, It's Pouring (Concrete)338 viewsHere's the new re-poured pad. It's just been poured. There'll be a cure period to let it harden before moving the equipment into the area.Jan 29, 2006
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24. It's Concrete Pour Day...Again332 viewsThe wood frames are in place and braced for the pour...again. Notice the very nice cable terminations at the far end of the cable tray. You'll see these again, later.Jan 29, 2006
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23. An outside view fo the BTS Equipment Area323 views...with the sliding fense not installed on the track, yet.Jan 29, 2006
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22. Another View of the New Generator Wood Frame323 viewsYup, it's clearly rotated 90 degrees from before. Oh well.Jan 29, 2006
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21. Huh? What Happended to the Concrete Pad?361 viewsIn a surprising twist, the concrete pad has been hammered out and new frames and conduits installed. What gives? According to the work crews, it seems that the generator pad was installed 90 degrees off. Go back in the gallery and look and you'll see what I'm talking about. Because of the little error, weeks were apparently lost in site activation...not to mention $$$ (which I didn't, okay?).Jan 29, 2006
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20. The Scaffolding is Down366 viewsHere's a good shot of the clock tower with the scaffolding removed. Nice pic at sunset, eh?Jan 29, 2006
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19. Now You See the Cables...Now You Don't326 viewsAnd the cables in the BTS area are also safely tucked away under the cover of the tray.Jan 29, 2006
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18. Now You See the Cables...Now You Don't345 viewsThe cables are now safely tucked away under the cover of the tray, now installed.Jan 29, 2006
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17. Clock Tower Painting Underway340 viewsA rear view of the re-painted clock tower.Jan 29, 2006
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