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Antenna aesthetics: Signs of the times

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Some examples of antennas mounted on signs (or signs on antennas)

Cover missing
A camo site below a sign at the Super 8 Motel in Azusa, California. Note that the radome cover is missing, exposing the three sector antennas to public view.

http://www.cellularpcs.com/gallery/albums/ftp-camo/normal_cells.sign.cingular.motel.azusa.I210.20051015.PA150072.jpg

Rest your signal
…. at the Lemon Tree motel in Pomona, California.
http://www.kramerfirm.com/cells/albums/ftp-camo/normal_cells.pomona.cingular.lemon.20060318.DSCN1462.jpg

Fries, anyone?
Antennas are painted to match the McDonalds barrel sign at the Barstow Station, Barstow California.
http://www.kramerfirm.com/cells/albums/ftp-cells/normal_wa.barstowstation.20060806.DSCN2480.JPG

Fuel and fry
Nextel’s antennas fixed below the gas station sign at this site in Henderson, Nevada.
http://www.kramerfirm.com/cells/albums/ftp-cells/normal_wa.nextel.henderson.nv.2006.jpg

Open 7 days a week!
AT&T Wireless site, at Fairfax and Pico in Los Angeles, is an example of placing a microcell site on top of an existing, small sign.
http://www.kramerfirm.com/cells/albums/userpics/10001/normal_attwsmicrocellfairfaxpico.jp

Security system on the top of Chicago’s Crown Fountain
So here’s the fountain: http://www.naturescapes.net/portfolios/displayimage.php?pos=-318
And here’s the stuff that’s caused some bother: http://www.chicagocarless.com/images/crown%20martian%202.JPG

Sending out the word
An cell site inside a cross: http://www.kramerfirm.com/cells/albums/userpics/10001/normal_cells.irvine.ca.003.jpg

Crucified on a moblie phone antenna
http://www.dw-world.de/image/0,,1233024_4,00.jp

The last outpost
http://www.kramerfirm.com/cells/albums/userpics/10001/cells.celcalbox.2.b.JPG

Out of order?
A DIY radio in an disused telephone booth using a sheep fence as an antenna extension made by Maxwell City participant, Lindsay Brown on a remote island off the coast of Scotland.
http://www.hi-arts.co.uk/getimage.aspx.ID-94195.gif

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Written by ajsteggell

June 20, 2007 at 1:08 pm

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