Bozeman Daily Chronicle
BRITTANY HORTON, Chronicle staff writer
Bozeman resident Chris Hurlbut has many hobbies, including hiking, fishing and playing with his ham radio.
Did that last one seem unusual?
Ham radio is a hobby in which licensed amateur radio operators transmit over the airwaves, both for fun and, sometimes, to provide emergency communications.
“Ham radio has been in my family for a very long time,” Hurlbut said. “My grandfather used it. My dad practiced, so it was only natural that I was introduced to it.”