Coast Guard maintains essential communications tower

ADMIRALTY ISLAND, Alaska – The Coast Guard Robert Barron communication high site located on Admiralty Island, Alaska, sits enshrouded in snow and ice Jan. 18, 2012. The high site is part of the communication platform the Coast Guard uses for monitoring for emergency marine broadcasts for help across the UHF, HF, and VHF radio broadcast frequencies. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Aaron Spencer.

ADMIRALTY ISLAND, Alaska – The Coast Guard Robert Barron communication high site located on Admiralty Island, Alaska, sits enshrouded in snow and ice Jan. 18, 2012. The high site is part of the communication platform the Coast Guard uses for monitoring for emergency marine broadcasts for help across the UHF, HF, and VHF radio broadcast frequencies. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Aaron Spencer.

ADMIRALTY ISLAND, Alaska - Coast Guard Electronic System Support Unit Juneau personnel work on removing snow from the Robert Barron high site on Admiralty Island, Alaska, Jan. 18, 2012. The ESU personnel also replaced a broken antenna and preformed essential maintenance to unsure the continued operation of the radio tower. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Aaron Spencer.

ADMIRALTY ISLAND, Alaska - Coast Guard Electronic System Support Unit Juneau personnel work on removing snow from the Robert Barron high site on Admiralty Island, Alaska, Jan. 18, 2012. The ESU personnel also replaced a broken antenna and preformed essential maintenance to unsure the continued operation of the radio tower. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Aaron Spencer.

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