Prince Edward Island man set to compete in world radio team championships

The Guardian

Steve Sharratt

MONTICELLO — When the snow is howling around his north shore property, Jeff Briggs grabs a coffee, heads for his shack and talks to the world.

Tucked away in his shorefront basement here, Briggs brings the world to his door with an amateur radio set up that can reach every corner of the globe.

A wall covered in power amplifiers and radio frequency tuners are connected to a bank of computers and lights.

“It’s something I’ve been doing since I was 10,” says the transplanted American who, with his wife, now calls the Island his home.

“You can learn so much from talking to others.”

And with about two-million-plus amateur radio operators around the world, there’s no shortage of chatter on the line.

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