A52A : Bhutan2000 Expedition
In May 2000 an international group of 15 ham radio operators executed the first ever mega-DXpedition to the Land of the Thunderdragon, Bhutan.
Some 82,000 radio contacts were made with Radio Amateurs all over the world.
We were lucky to be amongst some of the 5,000 tourists that are yearly allowed to visit this gorgeous Himalayan country.
You can find a complete and detailed account of our expedition on the A52A Website
To get hold of our professionally edited, one hour video, visit James Brooks' 9V1YC Website
Click on the photographs to see the full size pictures.
|W0GJ, Glenn Johnson and son Mark, N0MJ. The Johnsons organized this expedition - kudos !|
|The Bhutan2000-A52A team in national Bhutanese dress|
|This is the Pinewood Hotel in Thimpu, the capital of Bhutan, from where A52A took place|
|Richard Gere lodged here as well, enjoying the view over the Thimpu valley|
|This family owns the Pinewood. They went out of their way to accomodate us, awesome !|
|A Dzongh overlooking the valley, kind of a fortres|
|Like the view ? It's a gorgeous country !|
|All over the mountains and valleys one can see prayer flags|
|Prayers are written on them and spread by the wind|
|Another Dzongh in a valley|
|That's me enjoying the delight of civilized morsecode communication, and Vince K5VT keeping an eye on me from time to time|
|Having a coffee break, wearing my ''GO", the national dress for men|
|Thimpu must be the last capital in the world where traffic lights are non-existing|