posted on Jan, 31 2013 @ 10:47 AM
reply to post by rayktheon
I'd be interested in any photos you saw of vehicles leaving Guard Station 700 since there is no photography allowed on the NTS tour. I have never
seen any black and white vehicles leaving Groom Lake border points. Generally the vehicles are all white. If not white, then anything goes. I saw one
Rachel resident (now deceased) drive through the back gate.
Guard Station 700 is a special case. It is used for deliveries. The only reason I know about how it operates is I met a truck driver on one of the NTS
tours that did deliveries via Guard Station 700. The driver hands over the truck to a military driver (his description, though it could just be a
civilian that works at the base). The commercial truck driver hangs out at the guard station until the truck is returned.
Note the NTS workers use the word "gate" rather than "guard station". On the internet, you find gate and station, but not usually guard station.
However on the NTS map, they use guard station.
Now more interesting is the behavior at the front gate. This is the only entrance where you need to drive past the border for some distance before
reaching the physical gate. That is why so may people get trapped. There is no physical barrier at the border, so they drive right past the border and
the dudes arrest them.
Vehicles that are allowed to cross the border at the front gate do so without getting any action from the camo dudes on the hill. I don't know if the
guards are alerted to a vehicle by time of arrival, description, RFID, radio alert, license plate recognition, whatever. They just drive past the
border and the dudes don't do a thing. Since people crossing the border at the front gate are actual workers, it is less likely they will reveal the
procedure since it is opsec related. The only person that could be quizzed is that guy that nearly ran over Norio. He is/was some sort of county
politician. So he is both named and working for the county means you could meet with him on county business then ask the question. Just don't expect
I don't think every schmuck that driver through the front gate has a radio on the Groom Trunk system. Steve Medlin, the rancher, has a radio, but it
is believed that the radio is a simple two-way radio than an official EDACS MR-K fed band radio. I talked to someone that got a ride with the rancher
to cross at Bald Mountain and saw the radio in use. If it were me, I'd ask to inspect the radio and would be copying down serial numbers if not
checking it out with a frequency counter. But alas the person that got the ride didn't do that. However I was told the radio looked really old. MR-Ks
are old, but not very simple looking. So it is possible some people radio ahead to the dudes, but nobody has caught such a transmission.