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Marine Barracks , Guantanamo Bay Cuba

U.S. Naval Base Guantanamo Bay is the oldest U.S. base overseas and the only one in a Communist country.  Located on the southeast corner of Cuba, in the Oriente Province, the base is about 400 air miles from Miami, Florida.

In December 1903, the United States leased the 45 square miles of land and water for use as a coaling station. A treaty reaffirmed the lease in 1934 granting Cuba and her trading partners free access through the bay, payment of $2,000 in gold per year, equating to $4,085 today, and a requirement that both the U.S. and Cuba must mutually consent to terminate the lease.

KG4AM was licensed to Donald Little at Marine Barracks in 1950, to J R Adriance at Marine Barracks in 1958 and by 1965 was the  Marine Barracks Amateur Radio Station.  Today it is licensed as MARS Station Marine Barracks.   N0FJM is not licensed and N0MGB is assigned to M John Bernstein.  (01/01/2005)    Back to Top