N4YDU Nathan Moreschi
Team: North America 4 East (Team Leader)
Occupation: Social Studies Teacher and Department Chair – Franklinton High School, NC
My interest in Ham Radio began by tagging along to Hamfests with my father (Carl, N4PY) around the age of six. That later turned into trips to local club meetings in Cary, NC as well as camping out during ARRL Field Day. Although not licensed until the age of 14, I learned quite a bit during the excursions to Field Day doing any task I could. Among the more memorable duties was running from station to station to collect paper log sheets to be entered into the master log kept in the computer.
Watching my father chase various operating awards and tackling various technical projects eventually motivated me to study during the summer of 1989 and earn my novice ticket (KC4MCH). My initial interest in operating was chasing WAS and seeking my first 100 countries. It wasn’t too long after that when contesting started to grab my attention. My first submitted contest log was the 1989 ARRL 10m and I’ve continued to be active in contesting ever since.
Contesting is a big passion of mine and I don’t see any signs of it letting up. I have outstanding support from my family – for which I am grateful. My wife (Allison) is perhaps the biggest supporter. Of course there is the continued enthusiasm from my mother (Kathy) and father that adds even more fun to operating.
The fellowship in Ham Radio is second to none. It always amazes me how much I learn from fellow radio operators. Getting the opportunity to put that knowledge and skill to use against the best in the world in at WRTC2014 is a fantastic honor.
Going toe-toe with the best in the world of Radiosport says it all in terms of operating. In addition to the operating experience, meeting so many wonderful hams from around the world is equally exciting.