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Jonathan Kramer

A Streetcar Named (Cellular) Desire

A close up of the unidentified carrier's CTIMIL (Cow that is missing its legs) in Wildomar, California. By the way, notice that the shore power cable is resting on the ground to the left of the shipping container. Anyone wonder what would happen to this site in a moderate earthquake?

A Streetcar Named (Cellular) Desire
Jonathan Kramer, Jan 27, 2006
Location / Street Address:
Cherry Street N of Bundy Canyon Rd
Camouflaged/Stealth Cell Site?:
Antenna Use:
Don't know
    • chuikov
      This is an interesting one Jonathan. When I first looked at it, I thought it was a crane lift going on, but I guess those are guy wires attached to the shelter with the pole on top.

      It was wise to leave this one unidentified. In addition to the earthquake problem, a coiled main ground to a questionable spike is a bad idea.

      Is this up and running?
    • Jonathan Kramer
      The green wire is a better inductor than ground, eh?! And, yes, I suspect the ground rod isn't too effective. I only had a VZW phone with me (-46 dBm! :browani: ) so I couldn't tell if the site was hot. The A/C was on.

      Did you like the shore power cable? :eek:

    • chuikov
      Jonathan, I just hope this is a very temporary site. This is ugly.

      And, yep, my opinion is that this crate and all equipment in it is grounded through the coiled green wire. The bizarre collection of wooden shims make a bad conductor to ground for the crate.

      I hope you're not working for this municipality.

      If you keep posting pictures like this, you may bring me over to the dark side.
    • Jonathan Kramer
      Gee, Chuikov, I thought you worked for the dark side! :browani:

      Nope, not one of my jurisdictions, yet.

    • Andy
      If you got a -46dbm on your VZW phone it may be a Verizon site!
    • Jonathan Kramer
      Andy, actually, the -46 was from the VZW site immediately adjacent to this boxcar. j
    • Andy
      Haha, I thought I could be smarter than you are :)
    • Jonathan Kramer
      My friend, smarts come in various shapes and packages. I have mine, you have yours! We're smartest when we pool our various smarts!

    • chuikov
      :) I hope hope you get the work. The town may be in need of advice.
    • Jonathan Kramer
      You are, but just in a different way! :cool:

      Actually, today I had to go down to Temecula to visit a proposed site. While in the area I re-visited this site and spoke with the 'guy-who-lives-in-the-trailer-next-door' (and who's power is being tapped for the Cell-in-a-Box.

      The guy claims he doen't know the owner of the box site. Looking at the site again, though, I think I do.

      First, the site is NOT active. No hum, no HVAC, nada! Also, the VZW site immediately adjacent appear to have a new power generator added in front of the BTS building. I suspect the Cell-in-a-box was put here by VZW while its new generator was being installed. Once installed, they likely turned-off the site, but it has yet to be picked-up and moved to its next target.

      Anyway, that's my story and I'm sticking to it...for now.


    • chuikov
      The story sounds good to me - stick to it. Not surprising either - very wireless.

      Efficient disorganizition! or is it -

      Inefficient organization! :confused:
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