Ham Radio Operators Host Event

WILMINGTON -- Amateur radio operators helped mark Pearl Harbor Day onboard the Battleship by communicating with other hams across the country.

The Azalea Coast Amateur Radio Club hosted the event, which used cutting edge technology and genuine World War II equipment.

Some operators communicated with morse code. Each person who contacts the ship will receive a postcard, as is often a tradition between ham radio operators.

Later this month, amateur radio operators will celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the first voice transmission over radio.

Reported by Joe Keiley