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Originally posted by gariac
I've seen this video before. I think it's about 3 years old, maybe more. The "security expert" didn't know that you can go right up to the gate at the back gate entrance. The editor did Bob Grove a real disservice by playing alleged scanner audio from the base while showing the mil air band on the PC screen. He was using a "win" radio.
They were not monitoring security, which is on an EDACS trunked radio system using DES encryption. In fact, all the scanner audio in the documentary was Nellis Weapons School. Bob apparently didn't know the tower and approach frequencies. [They should have booked me. ;-) Actually, they tried, but I just climbed Tikaboo twice two weeks before I got the call and had no interest in going back to the range that soon.]
When I first saw that video, it was at a house in Rachel. We laughed at the guys keeping their distance from the back gate. Clearly they didn't ask Chuck. We did a BBQ right by the back gate beyond where the security expert didn't want to venture;
The thing to remember is all these documentaries are written before the film crew arrives on scene. They shoot video based on the script. To do a real documentary, you would need to be there for a few months, which is clearly too expensive for a cable TV show.
For real base audio, check out