posted on Mar, 13 2018 @ 03:24 PM
I suppose many people on the forum have an app on their phone called Speedtest. It is from Ookla. I noticed a beta feature in the app that provides a
signal strength reception map of sorts. Emphasis on "of sorts" since there is no documentation on how this map is created. You can tell it uses Open
Street Map based on the annotation used around Groom Lake.
The images I uploaded are for Verizon and Tmobile reception. There was nothing for AT&T. In classified areas, you don't get to bring your handy pocket
spy machine AKA modern cell phone, so I am really suspicious that the indicated reception is real. Further I don't know if you actually had to be
running a speed test for anything to be recorded.
Nevada Test Site employees have been allowed to carry cell phones for years. Back in the day, they had those Blackberry phones with no camera. There
was a tag of sorts on the phone to indicate some power that be blessed the phone. I have no idea what the current rules are.
So at the moment, log this activity at Groom Lake as interesting but not an OPSEC failure like those fitness trackers.
BTW there is some sort of heat spot on the map between the civilian Tonopah Airport and the Tonopah Test Range. The map itself has no annotation at
the location, though it could be the TTR man camp. I'm going to try to figure out the location later.
edit on 13-3-2018 by gariac because:
edit on 13-3-2018 by gariac because: Autocorrect!