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radio field day in Hamilton

Annual Field Day is this weekend across the USofA. The main event is to encourage individuals, groups, clubs and teams to deploy their radios into “field locations” – that is, to set up mobile, temporary radio communication centers. Part of the game is to contest and see how many contacts each unit can make across the nation. That particular aspect of the program runs from noon Saturday to noon Sunday. Members of the Bitterroot Amateur Radio Club (BARC) and the Bitterroot Emergency Amateur Radio Services (BEARS) are setting up for Field Day at the Hamilton Grange on Highway 93 – across from Murdoch’s south of Hamilton. More important to me than the contesting are the aspects of setting up comms […]

question for the governor candidates

From the Great Falls Tribune: I have a question for you. We have a big LGBT event in Great Falls this weekend and my editors have asked me to pose this question: In the wake of Sunday’s shooting in Orlando, does the governor think that Montana is tolerant toward LGBT people here? Are there enough protections in place for the LGBT people? —————————— Phil, thank you for the opportunity to share my views of this situation. I truly appreciate it. The people of Montana are as tolerant of other people as anywhere in this country. There has been, and continues to be a deliberate effort to subdivide us into ever-smaller factions, then pit those factions against each other. We have […]