You may recall this thread about Creech getting cell phone sniffers:
Buried in a fbo.gov request for some tower work is a plan to add pagers to the base. You can look up 38CEGPKE-SS13 on fbo.gov if you want the full
document. The relevant line is
Within building 1052, install a new rack adjacent to the relocated LMR racks for a new PTX-150 paging unit (GFE).
Over the years, the government was ripping out their pagers since they are not secure. [The fecal matter hit the fan when the sandwich order of the
Clinton entourage was pulled off a pager and published.] The fact they are considering adding a pager after all these years is odd.
A few scenarios come to mind. One is that they are going to use the pager system for remote control. This is one of the few remaining uses of pagers
these days. Now I don't think Creech needs to turn on the sprinklers, but who knows. A pager can chirp out the level of a fuel storage tank,
temperature of a refrigerator, etc.
Nellis runs an encrypted wifi for aircraft MX. The mechanics can order parts via some sort of terminal. The wifi is easily sniffed outside the base,
though like I said, it is encrypted. It is possible Creech doesn't want to set up such a system, but might be using two way pagers for a similar
The third scenario (at least that I can think of) is the old fashioned pager secure comm scheme. Used by drug deals and whores, the page goes out and
then the individual goes to a landline to conduct their "business." With cell phones jammed, this might be a scenario. Creech has a land mobile
radio system, but I assume only base personnel can use it. Creech has a lot of contractors, so the pager system could be for them.
Also buried in the contract is an attempt to get rid of using a passive radiator that is located in the hills near Creech. [You may recall our S-4
base "expert" youtuber that mistook the passive radiator on Papoose Mountain for a UFO. Some people are so stupid they should not be allowed
internet access!] It never seemed like a good idea to have a microwave beam over an airbase, since aircraft could interrupt the beam.
a.Conduct a complete RF path study to determine whether an existing microwave on Creech (with an 8-ft dish) can be relocated to the new tower for
successful operation between the new tower (using a 4-ft dish) and an existing microwave tower on Angels Peak, approximately 19 miles away. The
existing microwave currently bounces RF energy off of a passive reflector to bend around an existing geographical obstruction to reach Angels Peak
Groom, Creech, Nellis and lots of civilian users have gear on Angel Peak. [It also has a view of the airspace of the fictitious S-4 base. I guess the
"youth camp" on Angel's Peak got to watch lots of flying saucer tests. (groan)] There are actually two passive radiators near Creech, with one
being used for civilian purposes.
The civilian passive radiator, based on FCC records, is located at
on Google Earth. The other radiator, which lacks a FCC license, is at
on Google Earth. Presumably that is the one for Creech.
Hopefully the great unwashed youtubers won't report these locations as UFOs.