UPDATE – Further to the info below, Bob W9XY informs that he keeps in contact a lot with both Elham and Abubaker and it has transpired that Elham has a hardware failure with her laptop (for FT8) so she is definitely off air at moment. Between them all, they are working to fix the laptop problem.
MARCH 5, 2021 – Information has come to light that on February 25 & 26 this year, a pirate station operating as Elham, 5A0YL was active on FT8.
Abubaker, 5A1AL confirmed to Zorro JH1AJT that Elham had not been active at all during these dates and it was most certainly a faker. Sadly, many QSOs were made with EU and more than 200 alone with JA. Zorro mentions that if you have any questions, you can also ask Abubaker.
JANUARY 26, 2021 – Although not very active recently, Elham 5A0YL has updated her QRZ page with some info:
I apologize for the delay in sending QSL cards out lately. Because of the never ending conflict in Libya, restrictions because of COVID-19, no flights and post between 5A and most countries. Additionally, more than 20 hours daily without electricity makes life here really hard.
Despite all these circumstances, I will be on the air when there is electricity in my area. I am new into amateur radio and looking forward to learning more about the magic of our hobby. Thanks go to Abubaker, 5A1AL who introduced me into amateur radio, he spends a lot of time to teach me and help me get my license.
Looking forward to meeting you on the amateur radio bands; my favourite mode is SSB. Please be patient with me on the bands.
SEPTEMBER 16, 2018 — Earlier today, a new YL op from Libya showed on 20m SSB. DX-World checked with Abubaker, 5A1AL and he confirmed her name is Elham from Tripoli and she is still learning to operate. Abubaker mentioned more info on 5A0YL will be posted on QRZ.com.