La Jollan to compete in world ham radio contest

La Jolla Light, staff reports

Top amateur radio operator Patrick Briggs, of La Jolla was selected to compete in the World Radiosport Team Championship, held every four years.

This year’s competition, the first in the United States since 1996, will take place across 16 New England communities, July 9-14. Known as the “Olympiad of amateur radio,” previous competitions have been in Seattle (1990), San Francisco (1996), Slovenia (2000), Finland (2002), Brazil (2006), and Russia (2010).

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