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Hi, my name is Felipe and I was born in Belo Horizonte (MG) in December of 1991. I received my first amateur radio licence as PU4FSC (class C) in 2009 with 17 years old, in 2013 my class B radio licence as PY4WD and in 2014 also as PY4WD my class A amateur radio licence. I am mostly active on HF with CW and digital modes, also on VHF and UHF in digital modes and satellites. I run an APRS Igate in my city (PY4WD-1) which integrates the Brazilian APRS network and my Hobbies are designing and building antennas, most of my antennas were made by myself.

Today I live in Rio Acima, a small gold mining town 20 km southeast of Belo Horizonte(capital of MG) and study Aerospace Engineering at UFMG (Federal University of state of Minas Gerais) since 2011. Minas gerais (translating: "General Mines) is a state of wonders, with his mountains, rivers and waterfalls. The state main economic activity is gold, iron, manganese and niobium mining. I'am a member of LABRE (Brazilian Amateur Radio League), where I help with the QSL Bureau.

QSL: I collect Paper QSL cards and I will appreciate yours. All QSL received via the Bureau will be replied via the Bureau. All QSL received via Direct will be replied via direct without SASE, IRC, or green stamp needed. For direct senders, just please write your address clearly and standardized to be sure that you will receive my card.

73! Felipe.



  • Icom IC-2200H VHF FM Transceiver;
  • Icom IC-746 HF/VHF Transceiver;
  • Yaesu VX-8DR FM Triple-Band Handheld Transceiver;
  • Zamin ABL800 Linear Power Amplifier;
  • Mfj-986 Diferential-T Tuner;
  • Mfj-464 CW Keyer;
  • Maxton PS 7100-l 100A Power Supply;

(on test);

(offline for repair);





  • 160m Half Delta Loop Home-brewed;
  • Windom CT1EFF 500W (80,60,40,30,20,17,15,12,10m);
  • Vertical Multiband (80,40,20,10m) Electril DXV8;
  • 15m 1/2WL Dipole Home-brewed;
  • 6m Ground plane Home-brewed;
  • 2m 7el Yagi Electril 1DX7/2m;
  • 2m Vertical 4x5/8 Home-brewed;
  • Satellite Yagi OWA (4VHF+6UHF) Home-brewed;
  • Satellite 1WL QuadrifilarHelix (VHF) Home-brewed;

(on test);

(offline for repair);



Photo Gallery:

My QSL Card (Antennas and Mountains on the Sunset);

55º CVA DX Contest 2nd CW Single-OP 15m Low-Power;

QSL ready to mail;

Antennas on the brazilian bluest sky;

Satellite Yagi OWA (4VHF+6UHF) Home-brewed;

Mini lathe on home machine shop;

Mini mill on home machine shop;

UFMG wind tunnel (2nd largest in Brazil);

Road MG-30 (1200m) Above the clouds on a winter day;

Lightning storm on the summer season;

Fire is ready;

Path trough the jungle to the waterfalls;

Waterfall near QTH;

Lake near QTH on the sunset;

360° Panoramic view from QTH;

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Thanks for visiting 73!

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