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22 Above Woods of Belarus

Above Woods of Belarus

Posted on August 7, 2007 by


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Deep inside the woods of Belarus (Belorussia) right in the middle of nowhere, among swamps and valleys there is a military base. Eighteen tall poles pump out of the ground, visible from many miles away from the site. To climb up one should overpass about 1000 ft. But the author of the pictures below not only wasnt frightened of such height but got through the dense forest, leaving behind swamps, and made breath-taking footage.

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22 Responses to “Above Woods of Belarus”

  1. D says:

    For changing the earth’s gravitational field.

    • Pacific NW says:

      Gravity is the curvature of space and time, as caused by a mass.

    • tim says:

      it is odd but i’m guessing that it is radio transmitters that could be used for a variety of things, such as jamming signals or coordinating large scale attacks. like awacs but ground based.

      • adin says:

        bzzt. wrong! (about it being RADAR; it’d have to be 1D b/c of a lack of a scanning mechanism. It could be used for ranging.)

        Those are antenna masts though.

        And the OP wasn’t referring to anything about Russia’s military ambitions, the article (you RTFA’ed, right?) identified the antenna complex as being part of a defense installation.

        My *guess* would be that they’re a part of a sigint network; you only need altitude for range, and it looked like there were some UHF antennas on the masts.

        Great shots though!

  2. I. Forgot says:

    Dangerous. If one of the guy-wires should happen to break (and think of how often they’re inspected)…that’s a long way down.

    • Pacific NW says:

      It would take more than one.

    • Amadeus says:

      I would think they would sway a whole lot if they are 1000 feet tall like that. Yes they have all the support wires but they have to be able to flex, otherwise they’ll snap. Climbing up it would be crazy!

      I had a friend climb one of our short American Radio Towers, and it was no 1000 feet, scared half to death by it swaying! Only made it 3/4ths they way!

  3. Martin says:

    Look like another haarp project
    “High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program”
    http://www.haarp.alaska.edu/

  4. Texas1 says:

    This looks like what they call a “Canopy Tour” in Mexico. How much does it cost in Russia?

  5. Largecanine says:

    Coooooool!

  6. Dima says:

    It looks like a set of LORAN antennas Long Range Aerial Navigation or РСДН in russian. Similar to the GPS but it’s ground based not space.

  7. Ox Populi says:

    This base is NOT abandoned :)

    It is an actual Russian military base overseas(codename “Antey”) near Vilejka, Belarus: 18 radio towers, incredibly thin and tall — each about 305 m (1000 ft) tall, right in the middle of the forest, upholding a net of steel cords (the net alone weighs around 900 tons) which constitute the giant antenna. The base is used to transmit ultra-wide band radio dispatches to the Russian submarines on duty around the globe.

  8. loose says:

    Base jump powwwa !!!

  9. David Webb says:

    These pictures depict a Soviet-built Long-distance communications system that is currently being phased out by the Russian Ground Forces. The idea of the system was to provide a means to use a backpack radio that was non-satellite linked from any point in the globe, making squad-level communications the best in the world. Unfortunately, it came only a few years before Soviet communications satellites became very efficient and numerous. With recent advances in SATCOM technology, the system is being phased out.

  10. kree says:

    It is most likely the longwave radio transmitter used to send encrypted signals to submerged submarines anywhere in the world. An almost exactly similar facility exists in Wisconson.

  11. T. Man says:

    that’s sick!

  12. Jackson says:

    1000 ft is no joke and the cost is never that cheap. If this is a communications base it is for a good reason. looking at the wires, I haven’t seen a coaxial cable and if these long span cables are used as antennas they should be transmitting at very low frequencies which becomes impractical for a mobile radios to receive in short it can only be communicating with radios stations of the same size.

  13. Stanley says:

    Russian navy VLF (very low frequency) radio station near Vileika, Belarus. Main frequencies: 18.1, 20.5, 21.1, 23.0, 25.0, 25.1, 25.5 kHz. Transmitter power 1000 kW. Antenna system: three radiating masts and 15 supporting masts. Other five stations of the VLF network are located near Krasnodar, Arkhangelsk, N. Novgorod, Khabarovsk (Russia) and Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan). See more at http://www.astrosol.ch -> Network of the CIS navy -> C3 of CIS Naval Strategic Nuclear Forces

  14. beldujour says:

    My cousin has worked at this facility for years. As of 2013 it is still in operation. (Sorry, David Webb.)

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