Panel-Tennas

If you happen to look up at any cell tower, you will likely see these flat, rectangular antennas mounted all around the tower. These are the antennas that communicate with your cell phone or other device using an array of radio frequencies. Today, these guys were removing some obsolete antennas and other equipment from this tower.

I spoke with these guys about a week ago as I passed by on my bicycle, it’s nice to chat with people who know and understand the technology these antennas are using today. Some of these panel-tennas are tri-band antennas which means that the antenna is capable of using the 5G AND 4G bands at one time.

Some VHF/UHF ham radio antennas are also capable of tri-band operation. They were deep into whatever they were doing as you can see by the many coaxial cables hanging down from the antennas. If I were in better health, I would pursue this work! I’ve been interested in radio since the late 1970s.

Round And Down You Go!

I wish that you could see this view with your own eyes, the camera can’t do the view real justice. It’s a very long way down there to the bottom of the valley, and those mountains are far higher than they look in the photos. One of them is a solid 6,000 feet high, that’s a bit more than one mile high. This range forms the north end of Las Vegas Valley.

The other photo was taken while heading out of the city on Charleston Boulevard toward Calico Basin with the walls of the ancient fault line easily seen with clouds touching the top. I would like to wish each and every one of my readers, followers a wonderful, blessed, safe and happy 2022. May you find good health and happiness in 2022, my friends!

The Fake Sunset

This is an iPhone photo at full zoom, it was too distorted to use so I popped it into the Prisma app on the iPad then used two other apps on the Mac to finish it off. This is what happens when you are bored in front of the boob tube. 🤪

Edited in Prisma app with Thota Vaikuntam