A52CDX, Bhutan 
24/10/2004 - 12/11/200

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Four years after A52FH, we are gone back to Bhutan from October 24 to November 12, 2004. We can't set up the new radio club in Jakar as envisaged with the minsitry of telecommunications, the ministry of education refused to give us permit for Jakar high school. The equipment was left with the Buthan Telecommunication Authority  for  a new radio station in Khomshar in the Shemgang area, central Bhutan. 

From the 24th to 31th October we were in  THIMPHU, at the "Ham Center" of our friend Yeshey A51AA. We entirely revised the installations and the antennas and carried out in one week 5000 QSO there. We left Ham Center fully operational from 160 to 10m.

Thimphu, Ham Center

f2vx, a51bb, g0lmx, a51aa,
 a51yl, a51wd, f5lmj, f9dk

the team with Thinley Dorji,
 director of the BTA

Gerry F2VX with  Yeshey A51AA

Wangpo A51WD

Ambika A51YL

Alain F5LMJ

Vincent G0LMX

Gérard F2VX

Jean-Louis F9DK

Then, in place of the Jakar high school installation,  we left Thimphu for far East (22h of road for 500km) from the 3 to the 12 of November, we were thus active from 4 of the 21 aera of the country:

  • 3 et 4 Nov. Jakar, Central Bhutan : we discovered the chaotic electricity of central Bhutan. From 120 Volts at the beginning of evening, the tension passed to 180v then 220v in the night... the power supply of the TS50  did not resist, which has constrained us to finish on battery with a QRP power from 10 to 30 W

  • 6 et 7 Nov.  Trashigang, Eastern Bhoutan : A battery of 60AH with a small charger made it possible to carry out 60 QSO in QRP 10w

  • 9 Nov. Wangdi, Central Bhutan : A battery a little more effective, a sufficient power supply to reload it. More than 100  QSO in QRP 30w

  • 11 Nov. Paro, Western Bhutan : 160 QSOs for the last night  

03/11 Jakar, la G5RV tendue  au "River Lodge" hôtel

03/11 Jakar avant que  l'alimentation ne lâche

06/11 Trashigang, installation "brevetée F2VX" 

06/11 Trashigang,  A52CDX en  QRP 30w sur batterie auto

09/10 Wangdi, YT Hôtel

10/11 Paro, veille du départ,  les derniers QSOs

Band CW SSB Digital Modes
160m 78    
80m 229 127  
40m 1180 229 10
30m 158    
20m 472 1111 73
17m 288 181 78
15m 275 577  
12m 85 106  
10m 5 377  
Total 2770 2708 161
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