N2NL Dave Mueller
Team: Latitude 13 – Sponsored Team
Occupation: Chief Warrant Officer, US Coast Guard (Naval Engineering Specialty)
I am an Active Duty member of the US Coast Guard and am completing a four year assignment on Guam. In the summer of 2014 I will be transferring to Honolulu, Hawaii, to serve for four years as the Port Engineer for the Hawaii based patrol boats and buoy tenders. I am married with three children, 7, 11, and 18.
I got interested in amateur radio through Scouting and, thanks to my Elmer AA2F, was licensed as KB2BNS at age 15. Introduced to contesting by neighbor W2REH, I was invited to join the N2RM M/M team in the early 1990’s.
Along with team mate N6MJ, we finished 4th at WRTC 2002 in Finland and were the runners-up at WRTC 2006 in Brazil. In addition to Amateur Radio, I am an avid cyclist and amateur WWII historian.
More than anything, I am looking forward to the camaraderie, and the opportunity to both spend time with old friends and to meet new friends for the first time after many on-air QSOs. WRTC is an amazing event, and I have great memories from both Finland and Brazil. I am sure Boston will be no different. Additionally, the pre-contest anxiety and the excitement of the competition itself is an extra special feeling and something I am looking forward to.