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Antenna aesthetics: nature?

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Here are some examples of camouflaged antennas resembling nature’s wonders.

  • Rock

A boulder offered by Larson Camouflage offering services for mobile communications with headquarters in Tucson, Arizona.

hatch closed : http://www.utilitycamo.com/photos/CEV%201.jpg
hatch open: http://www.utilitycamo.com/photos/CEV%202.jpg

This Wireless Rock in Santa Susana Pass, California houses one or more wireless antennas. The lifting ring bolt at the top of the rock is a nice touch.

outside view: http://www.kramerfirm.com/cells/albums/userpics/10001/normal_cells.cellrock.PC040009.jpg
inside view (with 2 coaxial cables showing that the rock transmits and receives): http://www.kramerfirm.com/cells/albums/userpics/10001/normal_cells.cellrock.inside.PC040016.jpg

A rock with a warning sign by Nextel at its Rocky Peak site in the Santa Susana Pass, California.

rock: http://www.kramerfirm.com/cells/albums/userpics/10001/normal_cell.cellrock.nextel.PC040013.jpg
warning sign: http://www.kramerfirm.com/cells/albums/userpics/10001/normal_PC040012.JPG

  • Cactus

Spot the antenna?

Saquaro Fountain Hills, Arizona: http://www.utilitycamo.com/photos/FtnHills1.jpg

  • Tree stub

http://www.wallybloss.com/images/Antenna_in_tree.jpg

  • Palm

California dreamtime, a palm in the sunset: http://www.utilitycamo.com/photos/sunpalms.jpg

A cell palm with a diamond shaped date!
(The “date” is a microwave panel for saving the carrier the cost of leasing a data line from the local telephone company.)

http://www.kramerfirm.com/cells/albums/userpics/10001/normal_cells.palmdesert.cellpalmdate.pa190017.jpg

Pretty sad palms in Sprint’s Desert Hot Springs monopalm site.

http://www.kramerfirm.com/cells/albums/userpics/10001/normal_cells.deserthotsprings.sprint.61400-B.Pierson.Blvd.PA220040.jpg

  • Pine

A pine antenna in San Diego County. The red light on the top of the cell pine tree warns off low flying helicopters.

http://www.kramerfirm.com/cells/albums/userpics/10001/normal_cell-i5-SanDCA-P1300007.jpg

A monopine – Lake Elsinore, California

http://www.kramerfirm.com/cells/albums/userpics/10001/normal_cells.lakeelsinore.monopine.20050426.P4260027.jpg

  • Bison

Verizon’s cellular bison, located in Carr, Colorado

distant: http://www.kramerfirm.com/cells/albums/ftp-noncamo/normal_cells.colorado.vzw.bison.i25.20060323.DSCN4188.jpg
close view: http://www.kramerfirm.com/cells/albums/ftp-noncamo/normal_cells.colorado.vzw.bison.i25.20060323.DSCN4181.jpg

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Written by ajsteggell

May 24, 2007 at 12:04 pm

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