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Recently on the commute home I noticed a crane putting
up a tower at a Southern California Edison Electrical Distribution Area. I was thinking this should be old hat to Edison with all the
poles that they have put up. And drove on home. As any HAM must, seeing a tower going up I looked the next day to check out the
antennas. I was shocked to see nothing there. It took a good long look to see the hidden aerials coming out of the Pine Tree and then a
second look to be sure I wasnít seeing things. What a bit of camouflage.
Several months have gone by now since Iíve seen the pine tree, and in another city about 10 miles
away, when setting at a long traffic lite line due to construction on the street and the company I work at
cast the traffic lites (red, yellow, green) I was checking out the fixtures when I notice that in the
distance there is another tree that is an antenna tower. Again this needs to be more closely scrutinized and as I get closer behold there
are 2 trees close together that are artificial. I thought that the pine tree was a great bit of camouflage but I
almost missed the second palm tree aerials.