- "Massive satellite installation. Locally known as The Big Ear. Locals are often born with no ears, due to radiation poisoning from this thing."
- — GTA San Andreas Website.
- Sandking - Under the satellite, inside the fenced area. This is notably the only place in the game where it can be found.
- Assorted vehicles spawn in the parking lot beside the satellite, usually the Rancher, Freeway, Sanchez and Wayfarer.
- Thermal Vision Goggles - Under the satellite, in front of the Sandking (only after the mission Black Project).
- Parachute - On top of the communication aerial near the telescope. Walking up to the tower will teleport the player to the top.
- K Rose broadcasts from somewhere near the Big Ear.
- During the mission Dam and Blast, the Nevada used crashes near the Big Ear.
- Barbara Schternvart may comment on a plane crash in this area, possibly referring to the aforementioned Nevada.