Ruby Mountain Summit

At the true summit of Ruby Mountain, in North Cascades National Park of Washington State. An antenna (shown here) is always present.

Ruby Mountain is the 21st-most prominent peak in Washington.

Photo taken on September 11, 2009.

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Eric Sandbo

Eric Sandbo - Aug 21, 2012 1:35 pm - Hasn't voted

Repeater

The National Park relies on three repeaters to allow for radio communications between Marblemount and rangers throughout most of the park. Ruby is one of the three.

Redwic

Redwic - Aug 21, 2012 5:06 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Repeater

Where are the other two repeaters?

Eric Sandbo

Eric Sandbo - Sep 20, 2012 11:23 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Repeater

One is on MacGregor, and I've forgotten the other; I think Copper Mountain, to cover the N section. Since I wrote the comment, I learned there's also a new one on Finney Peak. I'm not sure whether NPS owns it or borrows it from the Forest Service when needed.
The rangers get by with 5-watt handheld portable radios that generally work line-of-sight. They'd be pretty much worthless in that lumpy country without the repeaters.

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