January 14, 2018 – A70X QSLs for 2018 activation now designed. Will be sent out in a few weeks.

January 5, 2018 @ 1500z — A70X soon QRT. Thank you all for QSOs – we’re still on 30, 40, 80. Log will be available tomorrow. All the best from A70X team.

December 31, 2017 – A70X set-up and ready to go. QRV soon (January 1st).

December 28, 2017 – Setting up and getting ready. QRV on January 1, 2018.

December 14, 2017 – NEWS FLASH!!   A70X will again be active from AS-088 — this time during January 1-6, 2018 by members of QARS and possibly foreign ops too. More to follow..

January 8, 2017 – QSL is now designed and ready to be sent to printer. Thereafter card will be sent out.



January 7, 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

January 6, 2017

A70X AS-088 Digital Mode log now uploaded to M0OXO OQRS & Logsearch


January 5, 2017

10,000 QSOs now logged with activity ongoing until midnight Saturday. EI5GM, EI9FBB & MM0NDX have now left the island. None could stay the duration due to work commitments. Keep working us!


January 4, 2017

The team continue operations until January 7th.


January 3, 2017

EI5GM and EI9FBB have arrived on the island. Expect more CW activity from now on.


January 2, 2017

January 1, 2017

Shortly after midnight local, A70X started operations from Safliyah Island. We will continue for the next week with 3 stations on all bands, CW/SSB, possibly RTTY.


December 31, 2016

Final touches before QRV on January 1st

December 30, 2016

40m vertical now also set up on the island together with other HF beams.

December 28, 2016

Just a few more days until activity begins. Here’s latest set up pics by team leader, Juma A71EM.

December 26, 2016

Hard working members of QARS (Qatar Amateur Radio Society) continue with setting up antennas today.

December 25, 2016

Antenna set-up begins on the island. A70X is on schedule to be QRV starting January 1, 2017. Pictures by Juma, A71EM.

December 20, 2016.

Today, a small group from QARS visited the island to determine best location to set up all stations/equipment/antennas. Here’s a small selection of images by team leader A71EM:

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