February 11, 2014

As part of ARRL's Centennial QSO Party, Ed Williams, KN4KL, and Bill Verebely, W4WV, will activate W1AW/KG4 from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in late February and early March.

The operation will take place Wednesday, Feb. 26, through Tuesday, March 4 UTC.

This may mark the first time the U.S. Navy has authorized the use of a “portable” call sign from Gitmo. QSL via ARRL Headquarters (225 Main St, Newington, CT 06111) or Logbook of The World (LoTW).


  1. I am a Legionnaire,having joined a year or two ago.I'm a former marine however not a combat veteran.Enlistment:20,Apr'63-July'78.Rank:GY SGT.Trying to join ham radio club but will not allow me.Pls look into,tnx,73 G.L.Mitchell

  2. Gunny, we can do this by hand if necessary. Send your name, address, Legion membership number, and call sign to our k9tal email address. We'll see where to go from there. Very likely we just can't find the right record to confirm your Legion membership.

    Bill, NZ9S