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Time for a new Tower Hunting Competition? (JFB?)

Discussion in 'Cell Tower Hunting Club' started by ShoresGuy, Oct 29, 2005.

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Should we have another tower hunting competition?

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  1. ShoresGuy

    ShoresGuy Euer WA Experte in Europa
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    I must say that I'm truly amazed at how many new pics have been posted within the last couple days. No doubt Jonathan Kramer is spurring the effort :D, I had a look at your site. It contains some great info.

    Perhaps it's time we had another Tower Hunting competition. A possible idea would be to find the most interesting tower in your area and post it. Some interesting tower designs have already been posted before.
     
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  2. Jonathan Kramer

    Jonathan Kramer Telecom Atty/RF Engr.
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    Shores, thanks for the kind words!

    I have had great fun finding these cool sites, and I'm lucky to live the State of Camoufornia (hey, if Arnold can fracture the state name, so can I) where there are so many creative and demanding planners and planning commissioners.

    As it happens, next Tuesday (11/1) I'll be giving a lecture to the California Chapter of the American Planning Association at its Yosemite annual meeting. I'll be showing a number of slides that I've posted here, and many more from CellularPCS, too. I intend to record the lecture and post it at my main website, KramerFirm.com. When it's up I'll let the gang here know so you can see how talk about the key wireless issues facing government planners. Of course I'll take my camera will me for the drive from Modesto Airport to Yosemite Valley and back.

    As for the idea of a new contest, I recommend that any new competition still be on numbers-uploaded basis. That would help to fill out the gallery with even more sites, rather than a relatively few number of interesting sites.

    I promise I won't enter, because with 600 photos on line, and several thousand off line, it would be no contest...but maybe I could buy a WA mug for my collection?? :biggrin:

    Best,

    Jonathan
     
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  3. Jay2TheRescue

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    I don't think I could spend the time required to win, but it would be fun.
     
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  4. ShoresGuy

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    Sounds great :D, I haven't made it back to the Bay Area for almost 2 1/2 years so I haven't experienced Arnie as the governor but I'm sure his Austrian accent makes for some interesting expressions.
     
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  5. larry

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    I'm one of the few that have both styles of WA mugs. One from circa 2001 (no longer available I don't think) and the more recent one. :D
     
  6. Tony E!

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    well aren't you special....:p
     
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  7. Jay2TheRescue

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    I was thinking - maybe make it more challenging, and maybe more people would participate. Not who can post the most pics, but who can photograph the coolest stealth site (not already in the database). I think more would participate, because you could win with one really good entry.

    -Just a thought, Jay
     
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  8. wgray8231

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    Why don't we have a contest for pictures of people using their cellphones. Or better yet, people having trouble getting a signal to use their cellphones.
     
  9. Jay2TheRescue

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    Either of those are too easy. Just follow a Nextel user around for a few minutes and you'll see someone looking for service.
     
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  10. ShoresGuy

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    Agreed, this would make it a lot more unique.
     
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    Jay, that is an excellent idea except for us under priviledged folks in the less urban areas who don't have stealth sites.:D
     
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    Exactly.

    The only "hidden" sites that I know of already have pictures taken of them (with my camera of course). ;) :p
     
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  13. wgray8231

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    How about we do something along the lines of the cameraphone contest. Limited to 1 submission per user and vote on "most unique" cell site. For other months we could do "best hidden", "most obvious", "worst overuse of structure (water tower, building)", etc.
     
  14. Yankees368

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    I like this idea. I know I have a few sites that could be in the running for that!
     
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  15. Gamer03

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    I second that. :)

    Good idea, wgray.
     
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  16. ShoresGuy

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    Good suggestion, let's see what Joe thinks and then we could put it into action once the current cameraphone contest is over.
     
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    Funny Jay! But I'm doing my best to fix it!
     
  18. Jonathan Kramer

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    Ah ha! Chuikov begins to de-cloak! j
     
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  19. ShoresGuy

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    Jonathan,

    his name is Chuikov, not Chekov :D!!
     
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  20. Jonathan Kramer

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    Ooops. Sorry.

    Anyway, I'm back from London with some great shots of sites from central London out to Bath. I'll start posting soon. Dead tired.

    j
     
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    You guys are killing me!

    I'll completely come clean - I've worked for Verizon, Nextel, T-Mobile, AWS, Cingular, Sprint, US Cellular - I think that's it - sometimes simutaneously - I'm a contractor!

    As far as the pictures are concerned, I can't think of any way to judge fairly. Maybe a nice - please everyone thing like the grammys.

    Most original stealth
    Most quantity
    Most technologically informative
    Most slanted to one carrier ;)
    etc.

    It's good to see the interest in posting pictures. They provide good ideas for site development people like myself.
     
  22. Jonathan Kramer

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    Now don't you feel better? :browani:

    j
     
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    I'm actually something of a Luddite (by this board's standards), but I gotta make a living.
     
  24. ShoresGuy

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    No kidding :), I know the feeling, I'll get busy again taking pics once I go out this week before week.
     
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    I agree. It is really tough to come up with a Tower hunting contest where everyone can participate on a level playing field.

    I'm stumped...other than a random drawing among people who post a certain number of cell sites over a specified period of time.

    Joe
     

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