Thursday, May 24, 2012

A5A Bhutan dxpedition begins

A dxpedition to A51 Bhutan has begun, using the callsign A5A. Already there are many spots on the bands for this exciting new one, which will no doubt provide the opportunity for many EIs to nab a new DXCC. Just checking my log I see that I have worked A5 on 30 metres, 15 metres and 10 metres. So it won't be a new one for me, but I will try to fill out some slots.

This is from the website of A5A: The FGC DX Group (*Foundation for Global Children) is pleased to announce our next multi-national DXpedition to Bhutan, callsign A5A. We will begin operations by May 24, 2012 and will run until June 6th. We will activate 80-6m including the WARC bands using modes: SSB, CW, and RTTY. We will erect high gain antennas, utilize receive antennas, and run amplifiers at 3 stations. The QTH is in the mountains (more info very soon) and we are aware of where Bhutan is needed most and will focus on these areas when the band is open there. Also, we intend to listen carefully to the needs of the DX community during the operation by monitoring the activity on our website (coming soon), and other social media outlets for band openings, and dialogue with the radio community. Please join our conversation.

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