Local Ham Radio Operators Participate in International Event - KULR-8 Television, Billings, MT

Local Ham Radio Operators Participate in International Event

Posted: Updated:
BILLINGS - Ham radio operators from all over the world -- including Billings -- have participated in the international Museum Ships Radio Weekend.

The goal was to contact over 100 naval ship museums around the globe, and stations that contact at least 15 ships will receive a certificate. The two-day event continues Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Naval Reserve Center on Gabel Road.

Organizer Ron Glass said the event is a great way for people to learn about the history of ham radios.

"It's a great history lesson to be able to learn the history of the different ships, the different engagements that they were in, the different combat, the battles, the different history and maybe famous people that were on those greatest ships," Glass said. "It's a good way to learn history without sitting down and reading a book."

Organizers said if you'd like to see the operators in action, you can stop by the reserve center on Gabel Road.
  • LocalMore>>

  • Prep Work Begins for Rockin' the Rims on the Yellowstone

    Prep Work Begins for Rockin' the Rims on the Yellowstone

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:17 AM EDT2014-07-29 15:17:28 GMT
    When August 16th rolls around, Kyle Benton with MACK Productions said people are not going to recognize Coulson Park.MACK Productions is partnering with Billings Parks and Recreation to make Coulson Park beautiful again.
    When August 16th rolls around, Kyle Benton with MACK Productions said people are not going to recognize Coulson Park.MACK Productions is partnering with Billings Parks and Recreation to make Coulson Park beautiful again.
  • Billings Public Safety Mill Levy to be Placed on November Ballot

    Billings Public Safety Mill Levy to be Placed on November Ballot

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 1:13 AM EDT2014-07-29 05:13:34 GMT

    The City Council officially votes to place the Safety Mill Levy on this November's General Election ballot.

    The City Council officially votes to place the Safety Mill Levy on this November's General Election ballot.


  • Bison Art Structure at Airport

    Bison Art Structure at Airport

    Monday, July 28 2014 8:49 PM EDT2014-07-29 00:49:29 GMT
    You may have noticed the new steel bison structure if you've passed by Billings Logan International Airport recently.
    You may have noticed the new steel bison structure if you've passed by Billings Logan International Airport recently.