posted on Jun, 29 2011 @ 01:49 AM
There is a gate by range 61 where you can get very close to a camera. In fact, you could sneak up behind the camera and never be seen. I have a few
photos of the area, but never made a web page (yet another project). Anyway, from what I can see of these set ups, they consist of a camera, a yagi
antenna, a microwave dish, tripod, solar cell, controller, and battery box. I assume the cameras are not running continuously since the solar cell is
not very big. They probably turn the camera on with a signal that hist the yagi, and send the video over the dish. The base knows to activate the
system by the Qualtron emids sensors they have around the perimeter. The solar cell keeps the battery charged. Possibly they place freshly charged
batteries if the camera is used too much.
Anyway, my guess is they are servicing the battery and disturbed the box. The box, being on the ground or perhaps dug in a bit, is hard to see
solar cell and battery box
camera and antennas
And to top it off, the installer left his calling card:
WTI Las Vegas
I researched WTI a bit but never really found a system related to WTI on the internet that is exactly like what Groom Lake uses. I've spent way too
many hours trying to find a radome with the exact W the base uses. The WTI W is not exactly the same.
A couple of years ago the base installed a large tower with pan/tilt and I assume zoom camera south of the front gate guard shack on a nearby hill.
The wire trench shows up on Google Earth. The camera can be seen from the parking area before you get to the front gate, but you have to look between
some hills to see it.