Marcelo is a Brazilian DXer who
currently lives in Auckland, New Zealand.
has been in DXing since 1978 when at age of 13 he
got a portable Telefunken receiver from his aunt.
From 1980 to 1983 he spent most of his free time
hunting stations on tropical bands especially from
African and Asian countries. Most of his QSLs were
obtained during that period of time. After a brake
of 6 years due to college, Marcelo restarted in
the late 80's with new receivers, a Grundig Satellite
2000 and a Yaesu FRG 7700.
In early 90's he spent most of
his time and effort listening and QSLing utility
stations. In 1993 he became one of the coordinators
of DX Clube do Brasil. While living in New Zealand
for the first time between 1995 and 1997, Marcelo
had a chance to meet several New Zealand DXers and
participate in the 1995 annual convention that took
place in North Auckland. Even though with a small
receiver (Sony ICF 7600DS) he was able to do some
great DX with South Pacific stations.
Marcelo moved to USA in January
1999 and worked as a computer help desk specialist
in the busy New York financial district. Now back
in New Zealand, Marcelo is working on the freight
forwarding industry as an ecommerce support specialist
since 2004. Marcelo is equipped with a JRC NRD-545D,
and has been concentrating his efforts mainly on
tropical band and mediumwave DXing. He also participates
actively in several DX Clubs around the world. By
May 2002 he had heard 173 NASWA radio countries
and received 422 QSLs from 128 radio countries.
Marcelo can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.