DECEMBER 31, 2017 – A70X is set-up and ready to go. QRV soon (January 1st)
DECEMBER 14, 2017 — QARS is very delighted to announce that a number of local hams and some from outside the country might join the group to reactive Al-Safliya Island AS-088, QSL via M0OXO.
JANUARY 6, 2017 – A70X started to dismantle the camp and the HF yagis..the wind won’t settle down & still very high seas.
Big thanks from all A70X team members for almost 12k QSOs. We tried our best to work everyone we can hear and we apologize to those who didn’t have the chance to work us. See you from next Qatari island hopefully soon.
Vy best 73 / On behalf of the beautiful team,
Juma Al Kuwari A71EM, Team leader
DECEMBER 30 – Picture gallery updated on A70X website: https://asia088.com/news/
*Note: Col MM0NDX is team member of A70X expedition meaning regular updates on DX-World will be less frequent for next few days. However, images and videos of the AS-088 activity will be posted on DX-World and social media sites.
DECEMBER 28 – Just a few more days until activity begins. Here’s latest set up pics by team leader, Juma A71EM.
DECEMBER 25 – Set-up continues on the island. A70X is on schedule to be QRV starting January 1, 2017. Pictures by Juma, A71EM.
DECEMBER 20 – Today, a small group from QARS visited Al-Safliyah to determine best location on the island to set up all stations/equipment/antennas. Here’s a small selection of images by team leader A71EM:
DECEMBER 2 – A70X website now online
NOVEMBER 23 – Team is: A71AM, A71AV, A71BI, A71EM, A71GO, A75GM, A75GT, E76AA, E78AA, EI5GM, EI9FBB & MM0NDX
Previously, Juma, A71EM informed DX-World with the following info:
“Very glad to announce that Qatar Amateur Radio Society (QARS) will be active starting from 01-7 January 2017 from Al-Safliyah Island AS-088 on all bands as A70X using SSB, Digi and CW.
QSL Manger for this event is M0OXO.
The official website will be live soon as it’s not yet ready but we will keep you updated from time to time.”