DXPedition To Bhutan A5A (28°28'N 89°35'E)

Welcome to the A5A Bhutan 2012 DXpedition website.

Announcing a DXpedition to A5, Bhutan, #23 Most Wanted in North America. (#17 on CW!)
May 24 - June 6, 2012

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 (see Poll here) 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.


The main purposes of our visit are:

  1. Field survey for improvement of educational and medical environment with accompanying professors and doctors, and meetings with relevant officials and specialists for the projects in Bhutan.

  2. Establish a radio station at Royal Thimphu College (first private college in Bhutan), and provide basic HAM radio lessons to RTC students.

  3. Work as many Radio Amateurs around the world as possible, especially the needed areas such as: North America Central #18, Mountain #17, and Eastern #22 Zones. Who else needs A5? Let us know what bands and modes at our Poll here.

The Team

JH1AJT / KH0WF - Zorro - A5, A5A, A51A

JJ1LIB / N1GO - Mr.Yutaka Nomura - A52F

ZL1GO - Mr. Akinori Seko - A52GO

VR2KF - Mr. Kazuhiko Fijita - A52KF

KL2A - Mr. Jon Kimball - A52X


Officially the Kingdom of Bhutan, is a landlocked state in South Asia, located at the eastern end of the Himalayas and bordered to the south, east and west by the Republic of India and to the north by the People's Republic of China. Bhutan is separated from the nearby country of Nepal to the west by the Indian state of Sikkim, and from Bangladesh to the south by the Indian states of Assam and West Bengal.

Prefix: A5, Entity: Bhutan, Continent: AS, ITU: 41, CQ: 22 Grid: NL47ma