Members of the Piña Colada Contest Club (KP2AA) will join forces with the Federación de Radioaficionados de Cuba in the first-ever joint Cuban-U.S. Field Day operation June 28-29. Operating as COĜUS (and T42FD for the "Get On The Air" newcomer station), the team will operate near Havana on 80 through 2 meters (Grid Square EL83). Special commemorative QSLs recognizing our common interest in emergency communications preparedness, and international goodwill through Amateur Radio, will be available for SASE or SAE and other return postage. QSL via K7JA.

Operators will include CO2OJ, CO2II, CM2OY, CO2KL, plus CO2KK, CO2JA and others; W1HIJ, K6PEQ, KF6SGV, N6PEQ, K7JA, and KL7MF.

DX operators are advised that the proper exchange for the ARRL Field Day is a "class" and a location designator. For home stations running commercial power, the class is 1D, and for mobiles the class is 1C. Stations outside the U.S. and Canada use "DX" as their QTH locator, so a typical FD report from a European station would be "1D DX." Signal reports are not exchanged in the ARRL Field Day contest, which begins at 1800 UTC June 28 and ends 2100 UTC June 29.

All the operators and support people look forward to making as many QSOs as possible and demonstrating our ability to provide a worldwide emergency communications link throughout the duration of Field Day in this, its second year as an IARU Region 2 event.

73 & Good DX James Shryne, N6DHZ [EMAIL PROTECTED] / 2004 International DX Convention

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