JA's Special Event Stations in 2005 Fiscal Year

Special-event stations—eligible for temporary 8J or 8N prefix call signs—celebrate specific expositions, anniversaries, places, etc. These operations have became quite popular, and many generate lots of activity.
Operating Month(s) Call
Sign
EventAccurate
Operating
Period
20052006
AMJJAS ONDJFM
A             8N1MOMOKoga-city Momo (or Peach) FestivalMar. 1 - Apr. 4, 2005
AM            8N7JARL The 47th JARL Annual General MeetingMar. 12 - May 31, 2005
AMJJAS        8J2AIThe 2005 World Exposition: "Ai (or Love) Chikyu (or the Earth) Haku (Expo)"
Foreign hams from ANY countires can operate this special event station!
Please don't forget to bring your own — yes, your home country's — license ticket.
8J2AI     Expo 2005 Aichi Japan
Mar. 25 - Sept. 25, 2005
AMJJAS ONDJFM 8N380NThe 80th Anniversary of Nishinomiya-cityApr. 10, 2005 - Mar. 31, 2006
AM            8N3X The 10th Kansai Amateur Radio FestivalApr. 2 - May 22, 2005
A             8J4YMTKure-city Maritime History & Science Museum (Nickname: Yamato Museum)Apr. 9-30, 2005
AMJ           8J1VLP QRP DayApr. 27 - June 30, 2005
AMJ           8J3VLP
AMJ           8J4VLP
AMJ           8J7VLP
 M            8J8BOYActivating Amateur Radio among the YouthMay 1 - 5, 2005
 M            8J1ITUThe 37th ITU DayMay 1 - 31, 2005
 MJ           8J1IThe 56th National Tree-Planting Ceremony in Ibaraki May 1 - June 5, 2005
 MJ           8J2SSTVThe 15th All Japan SSTV Conference in ShizuokaMay 1 - June 19, 2005
 MJ           8N3KANKansai Amateur Radio Activating MonthMay 1 - June 30, 2005
 MJJ          8J35MOThe 35th Annyversary of Moriyama-cityMay 1 - July 31, 2005
 MJJ          8N5SAITShikoku Information Telecommunication Month
(Shikoku Island — composed of four prefectures Kagawa, Tokushima, Ehime and Kochi, having their old names as Sanuki, Awa, Iyo and Tosa respectively)
May 1 - July 31, 2005
 M            8N3DNPDempa no Hi (or Radiowave Day)May 8 -, 2005
 MJ           8N3HHosokawa Junior High School ARISS School ContactMay 8? - June 30, 2005
 M            8J4BARAFukuyama Rose (or Bara) FestivalMay 10 - 22, 2005
 MJ           8J8JTG2005 Joho Tsushin Gekkan
(or Information Telecommunication Month)
May 15 - June 15, 2005
  JJ          8J1FThe 50th Anniversary of Fukaya-cityJune 1 - July 31, 2005
  JJ          8N7JPHCThe 50th Anniversary of the Miyagi Prefectural Police
The 30th JPHC(Japan Police Ham Communication) All Japan General Meeting in Miyagi
June 1 - July 31, 2005
  JJA         8J1CB 2005 Interscholastic Athletic Meet in ChibaJune 12 - Aug. 20, 2005
  JJ          8N5ARISSKochi Yokohama ARISS School Contact Club
(Yokohama Elementary School)
June 15 - July 20, 2005
   JA         8J1FJYDThe 55th Anniversary of Fujiyoshida-cityJuly 1 - Aug. 31, 2005
   JAS        8N2005HMConsolidation of Twelve Municipalities — Hamamatsu-city and NeighborsJuly 1 - Sept. 30, 2005
   J          8N1HQ 2005 IARU World HF Championship ContestJuly 2-10, 2005
   J          8N1HQ
   J          8N2HQ
   J          8N2HQ
   J          8N3HQ
   J          8N3HQ
   J          8N4HQ
   J          8N7HQ
   J          8N8HQ
   JA         8J7STARSendai Tanabata Festival
(Legendary once-a-year rendezvous of two stars in the Milky Way)
July 7 - Aug. 20, 2005
   JAS        8N03ARDF The 6th IARU Region 3 ARDF ChampionshipsJuly 23 - Sept. 25, 2005
   JA         8N3BSN Boy Scout Nara Prefectural CamboreeJuly 30 - Aug. 31, 2005
    A         8J1A 2005 Amateur Radio FestivalAug. 1-21, 2005
    AS        8J1TXOpening of Tsukuba Express Aug. 1 - Sept. 20, 2005
    AS O      8J9ARDF All Japan ARDF Athetic MeetAug. 1 - Oct. 9, 2005
    AS        8J8X Sapporo Junior Amateur Radio Club ARISS School ContactAug. 3 - Sept 26, 2005
    AS O      8J9YAC Young Astronauts Club - Wakasa Ryusei (or Wakasa Shooting star) ARISS School Contact Aug. 11 - Oct. 10, 2005
    AS O      8N1NGO Global Festa JAPAN 2005Aug. 19 - Oct. 2, 2005
    AS        8N2AI 2005 World Exposition Amateur Radio Station Executive
(ARISS School Contact)
Aug. 26 - Sept. 25, 2005
     S O      8J4HAM Hamfesta KasaokaSept. 3 - Oct. 2, 2005
     S ON     8N4HK The 60th National Sports Festival in Hare-no-kuni (or Land of Sunshine) OkayamaSept. 10 - Nov. 7, 2005
       O      8N5ICTRegional ICT Futurity Fiesta in Kagawa
(ICT: Information and Communication Technology)
Oct. 1 - 23, 2005
       ON     8J6KNM Kyushu National Museum Oct. 1 - Nov. 27, 2005
       ON     8N1C50A The 50th Anniversary of Chofu-city Oct. 1 - Nov. 30, 2005
       O      8J8KThe birth of new Kushiro-cityOct. 11 - 17,2005
       OND    8J1UTEUrayasu-city Tomioka Elementary School ARISS School ContactOct. 20 - Dec. 19, 2005
       OND    8J4ISSKawachi Citizen's Committee for youths ARISS School ContactOct. 24 - Dec. 23, 2005
        ND    8N3ATakatsuki Education Center ARISS School ContactNov. 1 - Dec. 31, 2005
         DJF  8J4IHigashihiroshima-city Itaki Elementary School Fathers' Club (or Oyajinokai) ARISS School ContactDec. 13, 2005 - Feb. 12+, 2006
          J   8J6URCThe birth of Ureshino-city
[Unlicensed]
Jan. 1, 2006
          J   8J5MCThe birth of Mitoyo-cityJan. 1 - 31, 2006
          JFM 8J3UKBOpening of Kobe Airport (having the 3-letter code UKB)Jan. 1 - Mar. 31, 2006
          JF  8J8NST The 61st Winter National Sports Festival in TomakomaiJan. 16 - Feb. 1, 2006
           F  8J8HKT The birth of Hokuto-cityFeb. 1 - 28, 2006
           FM 8N3YTakasago-city Yonedanishi Elementary School ARISS School ContactFeb. 1 - Mar. 31 +, 2006
            M 8N1MOMO Koga-city Momo (or Peach) FestivalMar. 1 - Apr. 5, 2006
              M 8J1S
(fixed)
The Centurial Anniversary of World Scouting Mar. 1, 2006 - Mar. 31, 2008
8J100S
(mobile)
Call signs and operating periods are subject to chage. Furthermore, having possibilities to be cancelled.
Information obtained from JARL district or prefectural branches' webs, and the annual custom.

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