Here’s a DXpedition team of ham operators who knows what it means to operate high in the ether. JA1JQY, JK1EBA, JA3MCA, JA1KJW and JA8VE will be operating from an elevation of over 3,000 meters (over 10,000 feet). They won’t be roughing it though.
Listen for callsigns A52JY, A52BA, A52MA, A52KJ and A52VE who will be on the air from Thimpu, Bhutan, high in the Himalayas. When you think altitudes like this, you envision cold nights in a tent and freezing hands and fingers barely capable of pressing a mic button or finessing an electronic key. Well, that’s not the case, as this Japanese team of operators were actually able to find a suitable hotel at this high elevation. And don’t be fooled, potential accomodations would seem anything less than posh at first glance.
Operation is slated for June 6-14, 2012 from Thimpu, Bhutan. The team plans to be active on 160 through 6 meters on CW, SSB and RTTY. There will be special emphasis placed on 6 meters. They hope to have a beacon in operation on 50.125 Mhz around the clock.
A52JY via JA1JQY
A52BA via JK1EBA
A52MA via JA3MCA
A52KJ via JA1KJW
A52VE via JA8VE