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A5100A
7th to 25th November 2008

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the new king Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck 
during the ceremony

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After A52FH in september 2000 and A52CDX in 2004 and 2005, we were again in kingdom of Bhutan from 7th to 25th of november 2008, with the same team as in 2004 and 2005.

Gérard F2VX
Gerard F2VX
Jean-Louis F9DK
Jean-Louis F9DK
Vincent G0LMX
Vincent G0LMX
Alain F5LMJ
Alain F5LMJ

With several parts in our 2008 project :

  • We celebrate, on the air, the centenary  of the kingdom  and the coronation of the new king with a special callsign, A5100A (A5: Bhutan prefix, 100 centenary of the kingdom). 

  • We bring two transceivers that will be donated to BICMA on behalf of the amateur radio community to allow emergency communications between a very isolated valley in the far North and its district head office, 

  • After our stay in Thimphu, we operate portable from 4 différents place in 3 differents aeras

  • Finally, outside our radio activity, we bring school supplies to isolated schools from the Tang valley in central Bhutan

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Ham radio activity :

  • We operate in Thimphu from 7th to 17th November, for 10 full days, including two weekends, from Jambayang (Loc NL47tl, 89°38'E 27°28'N), we use only one station, an Icom IC756 with 400w amplifier, with Spiderbeam,  G5RV, vertical AV8 antenna, and a 160M dipole and made more than 5350 contacts, some of them made by A51PR during the visit of the BICAM on 14th november.

  • In remote aera we will be with only one station, with less than 100w, wired antenna (with solar power from Ogyen-Choling),

  • We made more than 5800 contacts

  • The QSL is via F9DK.

Call Dates QTH SSB CW DIGI Total
A5100A 7 - 16/11 &  21/11 Thimphu, Jambayang 2126 3160 62 5348
A5100A 18 - 19/11 Ogyen-Choling 26 148   174
A5100A 20/11 Jakar 3 13   16
A5100A 22/11 Haa 4 12   16
A5100A 23 - 24/11 Paro 10 223   233
QSO made by A51PR 14/11 Thimphu, Jambayang 29     29
      2198 3556 62 5816
 
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The Jambayang upper Thimphu
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the spiderbeam mount
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CW station
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SSB station 
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F2VX, F5LMJ
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with  Snafu from amis du Bhoutan 
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G0LMX, F9DK, F5LMJ
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F2VX, F9DK
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G0LMX, F2VX, F9DK
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Team with Françoise 
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G0LMX
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F9DK
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G0LMX, F5LMJ, A51WD, F9DK, F2VX
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BICMA Meeting  
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Kinley Wangchuk  BICMA director
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A51PR, A51WD, F2VX, F9DK, G0LMX
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A51WD, F2VX, A51PR
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Pema A51PR made some contacts
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G0LMX, F5LMJ, F2VX, F9DK
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last dinner with Françoise
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Official stamps !

Many thanks to the businesses, clubs, associations and individuals who have supported this project aimed at promoting the growth of amateur radio in Bhutan.Special thanks to Francoise Pommaret and Alain Duhaut.

N6OX F1TE F4AJQ F4TTR F5AAR F5FLN F5GKW F5OZF
F5VHQ F6AJA F6AML F6ANA F6BIV F8BBL F8ZW

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