We got news that Mr Thinley Dorji is no longer with us, this post is dedicated to his loving memory, may his soul rest in peace.
BBS Thimphu (also spelled as Thimpu) has always fascinated DXers since the late 1970’s when its shortwave signals began travelling out of this Himalayan mountain kingdom. First it was Radio NYAB (National Youth Association of Bhutan) which started on 11th Nov, 1973 using a 300 watts Hallicrafters BC610 transmitter rented from local telegraph office, only had a sunday afternoon request program, that too in the amateur radio bands, the shortwave service was later upgraded with better transmitters and antennas in the 1980’s . The Government took over Radio NYAB in 1979 and renamed it to Bhutan Broadcasting Service in 1986. [Read more…] about Tete-a-tete with Thinley Dorji of Bhutan Broadcasting Service