Member Spotlight – Neville “Gobby” HF Briggs
Callsign: MØVSP Full License (UK).
QTH: Walsall, a large industrial town in the West Midlands of England, near Staffordshire and Birmingham.
When were you first licensed ? Since March 2011.
How did you become interested in radio? Neville became interested in radio in 1974 through a friend who operated an AM CB radio.
Favorite Radio Activities and Locations ? Since earning his amateur license, his favorite activity has been working portable operations as much as possible. His favorite portable location is the Wall Roman site in Lichfield. This site was an important staging post on the ancient Roman military road to North Wales.
Future Hobby Plans or Goals ? Neville says “One of my main goals is to get all the main land states of the U.S.A. on 5 watts or less. I’ve got 12 so far with Washington being the furthest.”. I enjoy every second on the radio. My plan is to promote our hobby as much as I can from as many venues as possible and have as much fun doing so.”
Member of any radio organizations or clubs ? Member of the Staffordshire Portable Amateur Radio Club (S.P.A.R.C.’S), a small club with 10 members, who like to do portable. “It’s an operators’ club with no politics, just fun”, Neville says. Often the club regularly meets at the local inn, “The Horse and Jockey” and is followed with radio time afterwards. The club also operates portable at various sites throughout Staffordshire.
“To all you boys and girls out there, we at the Staffordshire Portable Amateur Radio Club wish you all the best for the future and hope you enjoy the hobby as much as we do.”
Transceivers and Antennas: Kenwood TH-F7, Kenwood TS-590, Icom 7000, Dipole for 10/15/17/20m and a Homebrew Vertical
Modes: HF / UHF (Voice)