Mario, S56A trip to Brazil from Feb. 22nd till Mar. 12th 2002.



I was met in London by Branko Jevtic and his son Lucas.

It was nice to be driven in a brand new Chrysler Cruiser!



My first ham contact in Sao Paulo was Cesar, PY2YP.



Next day we did some work on his 80 m 4 square.



Some tools were not automated J



My main host was Rasa, YU1RL.

He is YU Ambassador in Brasilia.



Visit to churascaria with his XYL Zorica and Stefan jr.



Nice show in mainly black Bahia.



My next short stop was at famous Iguassu falls.



I visited nearby huge PY/ZP hydroelectric Itaipu plant.



I had a feeling that most of the water was wasted J



PY border stone on LU/ZP triangle.



Another stone statue J



I finally arrived at famous Copacabana in Rio.



It looks like this from Sugar Loaf vantage point.



Modern Rio Catedral is very active on the radio.



Obligatory Corcovado stoppage.



Marcelo, PY1KN was also around in Sao Paulo…



PY1RO and ex-YU1PCF had first 160 m QSO in 1972.



Peter, PY5CC of 6 m fame…



I met Atilano Oms, PY5EG on 3 continents by now!



Here is almost whole PW0T team upon return in Rio.



Obrigado, Brazil!  I came back home very tranquil.

These two white ones were patiently waiting…


73 de Mario, S56A, N1YU


P.S.  Maracana game Vasco:Flamengo 3:1 not shown.