Navy Captain, SC, Retired, Brazilian Navy, holds degrees in Electrical and Mechanical engineering and Laws, post graduation in Computer Science and has got in 2002 a MSc degree in "National Ressource Strategy" from the former Industrial College of the Armed Forces, now Eisenhower School, one of the Colleges down the National Defense University,Washington, DC .
His activities as Ham operator started late in 1978 when he got his first licence ("C" Class in Brazilian rules) and his Class "A" licence, the highest in country came in 1981.
His practice is made up UHF thru HF operations including phone, digital mode-FT8 & FT4 as well as D-Star , C4FM and DMR, via repeater or hot spot, and a litle bit of CW.
Station is made up some HF Rigs (TS 480, Yaesu FT 450, Icom IC-7100, Yaesu FT 991A an old TS-50 and also old TS440AT) and some others V/UHF Rigs. His Schack inventory also includes a Linear amplifier Ameritron AL-80B and a solid state Linear AMERITRON ALS 500M.
From June 2001 up to July 2002, he had a tour arround W3 land residing at the City of Rockville Maryland from where he went to the air with the callsign W3/PY1USK.