A52BH credit E21EIC

Martti, OH2BH will remain in Bhutan as A52BH on all-bands for another week.

While the A5A CQWW team is leaving today (Tuesday), the station will remain QRV as A52BH until Monday next week. The activity will utilize the permanent A5A set-up with multiple beams plus verticals on 160M and 80M. This early in the season the low-band (NA) windows were found extremely narrow but they were there.

Martti will concentrate on the 160/80M U.S windows (UTC 21.00 – 00.00 and UTC 11.00 – 15.00) CW only. On 40M there is a new 3 element beam for both CW & SSB.

The QTH is at 2300 meters ASL at the campus of the Royal Thimphu College (RTC). The winter is currently settling-in in the Himalay mountains, and the night temperatures are already well under freezing point.

As we say good-bye to the camaraderie of Franz, DJ9ZB, Champ, E21EIC, Jin, JF1IST and Zorro, JH1AJT, we are all grateful to Zorro, JH1AJT for making A5A – and this extended – stay possible. A52BH QSL via OH2BH.

credit E21EIC


  1. Any chance for 20m CW? I’ve never heard Bhutan from a city lot with a modest tribander and wires in Western Canada. If not this time, is there another DXpedition planned for when we’re not at the bottom of the cycle? Thanks. de VE6TL

  2. Today on 40M is the 2nd time in 40 years I have heard A5. No, I didn’t work him but I heard him, EU was much too strong a wall for me to get through. Still, this was fun to at least be able to try!


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