I spent one week in Bhutan with my good friend Pekka, OH1TV. We used the callsign A52O. We were staying at the Mandala Resort close to the city of Paro. The QTH was up on a hill facing to north and we believed it should give an excellent take off to North America. To our dissapointment the Paro valley, down from our QTH, was too narrow and the hill on the other side far too high so that we hardly heard any signals from that direction. Take off to Europe was excellent and the majority of our 4000+ QSO's came from there. Anyway, we were pleased to have QSO's to all continents, even though the North American propagation was a big dissapointment.
We were using 2 pcs of K3's but due to a technical problem with one of them, we were forced to use only one radio. We had a 2-el tribander for 14/21/28MHz and a 2-el duobander for 18/24MHz. Both antennas were working just fine. We also had dipoles for 10 and 7MHz and a 3-element yagi for 50MHz but due to the mentioned problem with one radio, we decided to stay on frequencies 14 to 28MHz. For the very same reason the CW-operation was rather limited.
The pile-ups were nice, the audience was behaving very well and we believe that we managed to give a new one or at least new bands to quite many of you. Thanks for participating.
QSL checking can be done using the link below and later on using LotW. QSL cards dirctly to the home address of OH2YY or via SRAL QSL bureau.
All QSL's either direct to Pekka Ahlqvist, OH2YY, Vapaalanpolku 8B, 01650 Vantaa, Finland or via SRAL QSL bureau. I'm also using LoTW.
QSO's with 9M6PO (Spratly), OH0YY, C21YY, VK9CM, VK9XM, A52YY and 9N2YYcan be checked on the respective pages of QRZ.COM
OH2YY, 9M6/OH2YY (Spratly), 7O/OH2YY, PJ2/OH2YY and J3/OH2YY QSO's can be checked by using the Club Log service below
For FR/OH2YY and 3B8/OH2YY I only have paper logs and if needed, please, contact me directly.
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