JA's Special Event / ARISS School Contact Stations in FY2007
Call signs and operating periods are subject to be changed (or even canceled).
Operating Month(s) Call
Sign
EventAccurate
Operating
Period
20072008
AMJJAS ONDJFM
AMJ JAS OND JFM 8J1S
(Fixed)
The Centurial Anniversary of World Scouting Mar. 1, 2006 - Mar. 31, 2008
8J100S
(Mobile)
AMJJAS OND    8N3HKThe 60th Anniversary of Hirakata-city & the 1500th Anniversary of "Kuzuha-no-miya" (or Capital of Kuzuha),
where the 26th Emperor "Keitai Tenno" ascended the throne in 507AD

(Kuzuha: Foliage of Japanese Cinnamon)
Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2007
AM            8J49JARLThe 49th JARL Annual General Meeting in "Hare-no-kuni" (or "Land of Sunshine"), Okayama Jan. 7 - May 20, 2007
A             8N3F Hanazono Elementary School ARISS School Contact
(Hanazono: Flower Garden)
Feb. 1 - Apr. 30, 2007
A             8N1MOMO Koga-city Momo (or Peach) Festival Mar. 1 - Apr. 5, 2007
AM            8J7100FThe 100th Anniversary of Fukushima-city Mar. 1 - May 31, 2007
AMJJAS OND    8J10YRP The 10th Anniversary of Yokosuka Research Park Mar. 7 - Dec. 31, 2007
A             8J1FBThe 60th Anniversary of Bunkyo-city Mar. 15 - Apr. 15, 2007
AM            8J0TTatsuno Juvenile Space Club ARISS School Contact Mar. 15 - May 18, 2007
AM            8J3GAJMCThe 27th General Assembly of the Japan Medical Congress Mar. 15 - May 31, 2007
A             8J1DCChiba Destination Campaign

(A tourism campaign conducted by the six Japan Railway companies across Japan, and Chiba Prefecture, which promotes Chiba with various services and special events)
Apr. 1 - 30, 2007
AM            8N3HAMThe 12th Kansai Amateur Radio Festival Apr. 1 - May 27, 2007
AMJ           8N0NGTNiigata-city's upgrade to a cabinet-order designated city Apr. 1 - June 10, 2007
AMJJAS        8N3IAAFThe 11th IAAF World Championships in Athletics Osaka 2007
(IAAF: International Association of Athletics Federations)
Apr. 1 - Sept. 9, 2007
AMJJAS OND    8N7TUThe 100th Anniversary of Tohoku University Apr. 1 - Dec. 31, 2007
AMJ JAS OND     8J3SF
(Fixed)
The 50th Anniversary of the Sister-City Affiliation between Osaka and San Francisco Apr. 15 appeared - Dec. 31, 2007
8N3OSA
(Mobile)
AMJ           8J1P QRP Day Apr. 27 - June 30, 2007
8J3P
8J4P
8J5P
8J6P
AM            8J8KID Activating Amateur Radio among Our Juniors Apr. 28 - May 6, 2007
AM            8J6DON Hakata "Dontaku" Port Festival

An introduction of this festival: www.hakatadontaku.jp
Apr. 29 - May 5, 2007
AMJJAS O      8N0M100AThe 100th Anniversary of Matsumoto-city Apr. 29 - Oct. 31, 2007
 M            8J1ITUThe 39th ITU DayMay 1 - 31, 2007
 MJJ          8N5SAIT2007 Shikoku Joho Tsushin Gekkan (or 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, 2007
 M            8J4BARAFukuyama Rose (or Bara) Festival May 6 - 20, 2007
 MJ           8N2GThe 10th Anniversary of All Gifu Contest May 19 - June 10, 2007
 MJ           8J8JTG 2007 Joho Tsushin Gekkan (or Information Telecommunication Month) May 19 - June 10, 2007
 MJJAS        8J0801SN Seirei-shitei-toshi (or a cabinet-order designated city) Niigata May 23 - Sept. 30, 2007
  J             8J8YOSA
(Fixed)
The 16th Yosakoi Soran Festival

An introduction of this festival: www.yosanet.com
June 1 - 10, 2007
8J8KOI
(Mobile)
  J           8J4626H The 21st Yuhara Rotenburo no Hi
(or Yuhara-town Outdoor Hot Spring Bath's Day)

(A play on words.
First, in Japanese, "2 = ni" / "2 things = futatsu" // "6 = roku" / "6 things = muttsu."
So —
"June 26th" -> "626" -> "roku-futatsu-roku" -> "ro(ku)-ten-fu(tatsu)-ro(ku)" -> "ro-ten-fu-ro" -> "rotenburo" X-)
"4" is the call area to which Yuhara-town belongs.)
June 1 - 30, 2007
  J J           8N6HAM
(Fixed)
Okinawa Amateur Radio Day

(June 22 — the day that the first amateur station by a Japanese national was licensed as KR8AB in 1961, under the administration of the US Government.)
June 1 - July 30, 2007
8J6A
(Mobile)
  JJA         8J100YThe 100th Anniversary of Yokosuka-city June 1 - Aug. 31, 2007
  JJAS O      8J7AKITAAkita Wakasugi (or Young Cedar) Kokutai (or National Sports Festival) June 1 - Oct. 15, 2007
  JJAS OND    8J1T20AThe 20th Anniversary of Tsukuba-city,
by Tsukunan Amateur Radio Club
June 1 - Nov. 30, 2007
  J           8J8GRN The 58th National Tree-Planting Ceremony 2007 in Hokkaido

(GRN implies Green)
June 11 - 24, 2007
   JA         8J7VENUS Sendai Tanabata (or Star) Festival
(Legendary once-a-year rendezvous of two stars in the Milky Way.
See the full story at http://www.qrz.com/callsign/8J7VENUS/.)
July 1 - Aug. 31, 2007
   JAS        8J4ISM World Heritage Registration of Iwami-Ginzan Silver Mine Sites Remains July 1 - Sept. 30, 2007
    J           8N1HQ2007 IARU World HF Championship Contest

- Two 8N1HQs: Kimitsu-city and Minato-city
- Two 8N3HQs: Nara-city and Kobe-city
- 8N4HQ: Okayama-city
July 7 - 15, 2007
8N1HQ
8N3HQ
8N3HQ
8N4HQ
   JA         8J1ESPThe 92nd Esperanto World Conference July 31 - Aug. 31, 2007
    A         8J1A 2007 Amateur Radio Festival Aug. 1 - 26, 2007
    A         8J9S Ishikawa Scout Meeting 2007 in Suzu & Japan-Russia Exchange Camp Aug. 1 - 26?, 2007
    AS O      8J3ARDFAll Japan ARDF Athetic Meet Aug. 1 - Oct. 21, 2007
    AS O      8N3AMAAmagasaki Child Science Hall ARISS School Contact Aug. 24 - Oct. 14, 2007
     S        8J4HAM Hamfesta Kasaoka 2007 Sept. 1 - 30, 2007
     S O      8J5AThe 22nd National Cultural Festival TOKUSHIMA 2007

('A' implies Awa, the old name of Tokushima-pref.)
Sept. 1 - Oct. 31, 2007
     S O      8N0CLEANClean Reception Atmosphere Month Sept. 1 - Oct. 31, 2007
     S ON     8J2CNPThe Centenary of Nagoya Port Sept. 1 - Nov. 30, 2007
     S ON     8J3UThe 27th All Japan Making Yutaka-na-Umi (or Rich Sea) Conference Sept. 1 - Nov. 30, 2007
     S O      8J4MOOThe 9th Wagyu (or Japanese Cattle) Competitive Exhibition Sept. 15 - Oct. 14, 2007
     S O      8N7ICTRegional ICT Futurity Fiesta 2007 in Aomori
(ICT: Information and Communications Technology)
Sept. 21 - Oct. 14, 2007
     S O      8J9ISSTown of Anamizu ARISS School Contact Executive Committee Sept. 26 - Oct. 30, 2007
     S O      8J8WRC FIA World Rally Championship Round 14 "RallyJapan 2007" Sept. 29 - Oct. 28, 2007
       ONDJFM 8N100NITThe 100th Anniversary of Nippon Institute of Technology Oct. 6, 2007 - Mar. 31, 2008
       ONDJFM 8J1IBS The 90th Anniversary of the International Boy Scouts Troop 1 Oct. 19, 2007 - Dec. 31, 2008
       ON     8J1WALKThe 30th Japan 3-day March Oct. 28 - Nov. 4, 2007
        ND    8N1420TThe 20th Anniversary of Tsukuba-city — JCC#1420 —,
by JARL
Nov. 17 - Dec. 16, 2007
         D    8J7AKARISENDAI Pagent of Star Light
(Akari: Light)
Dec. 1 - 31, 2007
         DJFM 8J1TFDThe 60th Anniversary of Tokyo Fire Department Dec. 15, 2007 - Mar. 31, 2008
         DJFM 8J6HAMThe 7th Nishinihon (or West Japan) Ham Fair Dec. 20, 2007 - Mar. 9, 2008
         DJF  8N0SNOWThe 63rd Winter National Athletic Meet Dec. 25, 2007 - Feb. 22, 2008
          JFM 8J3GOSEThe 50th Anniversary of Gose-city Jan. 27 - Aug. 31, 2008
           F  8J8SSFThe 60th59th Sapporo Snow Festival Feb. 1 - 11, 2008
            M 8N1MOMO Koga-city Momo (or Peach) Festival Mar. 1 - Apr. 5, 2008
            M 8J50JARLThe 50th JARL Annual General Meeting Mar. 1 - May 25, 2008
            M 8N3KRPNPO (Non Profit Organization) The Kodomo (or Child) Support Project ARISS School Contact (in Kyoto Research Park) Mar. 10 - June 9, 2008
            M 8J120CHRThe 20th Anniversary of Chiharadai-town, in Ichihara-city, Chiba-pref. Mar. 29, 2008 - Jan. 31, 2009

Special-event stations celebrate specific expositions, anniversaries and so on.
Moreover, ARISS school contact stations are guest-operated by non licensed elementary and junior high schoolers.
These operations have became quite popular, and many generate lots of activity. Both are eligible for a temporary 2×1-2×5 call sign with an 8J or 8N prefix. (Please note that the following stations also use an 8J prefix, but on a permanent basis: both Showa Base, 8J1RL and Dome Fuji Base, 8J1RF in Antarctica; both FO-20, 8J1JBS and FO-29, 8J1JCS on their orbits.)

Call signs and operating periods are subject to chage. Furthermore, having possibilities to be cancelled.

Information obtained from the web sites of JARL — HQ, district branches and prefectural branches —, local clubs, and so on.


QSL Card General Policy — Unilateral via the Buro
  1. JARL special event stations — i.e. except following "2" and "3"
    • Their QSL .... They unilaterally issue their QSL to you via the bureau.
    • Your QSL .... You don't need to send your QSL to them.


  2. Non-JARL special event stations — listed up all here

    StationExpect your QSL?Manager in the case of SASE
    8J1S•8J100SYesJA1YSS
    8N3HK? 
    8J10YRPYes, to JN1YRPJN1YRP
    8J3GAJMCNoJA1KXT
    8N7TUNoJA7YAA
    8J3SF•8N3OSA? 
    8J1ITU?The ITU Association of Japan, Inc.
    8J0801SN? 
    8N6HAMYesJR6YAA
    8J6ANo 
    8J1T20AYesJA1HTD
    8J7VENUSNoJH7YES
    8J1ESP?JA1YAR or JA1FXZ
    8J9S  
    8N100NITNo 
    8J1IBS c/o International Boy Scouts, Troop 1
    8J7AKARINo 
    8J3GOSE?JA3ZNJ
    8J120CHR?JA3ZNJ

  3. ARISS school contact stations under their publicity campaign before/after their ISS contact
    • Their QSL .... They issue their QSL to you via the bureau.
    • Your QSL .... They expect — in many cases — your QSL via the bureau, for educational purpose.
      i.e. Your QSL will become one of the commemorations of their great achievement.
      Please go by their announcement.
      In some cases, a QSL manager might be appointed.

7J - 8N Stations Categorization

A 7J-8N amateur call sign implies (1) a foreigner, (2) an individual under the call sign shortage in Area 1 — these two are sequentially assigned —, (3) an outside province, (4) a special event, (5) an ARISS school contact or (6) an emargency. The following is not a written policy, but a follow-up categorization by the author. 8K and 8L are not used yet.

7J-8N PREFIX AMATEUR STATION
|-Foreigner licensed 1985-1999 (7J#$$$)
|
|-Individual in Area 1, licensed in the call sign shortage 1990-2003 (7[K-N][1-4]$$$)
|
+-Special call sign (7J1RL, 8J's, 8M2000, 8M1C and 8N's)
  |-Special place: outside Japan
  | |-Polar region
  | | |-Antarctic region
  | | | |-JARL Antarctic station (8J1RF, RL, RM)
  | | | +-Individual (8J1AA-AD, 1958-1961)
  | | |
  | | +-Arctic region (8J1NP, 1978)
  | |
  | |-Another Country/Entity: Okinotorishima I. (7J1RL, 1976)
  | |
  | +-Space: Satellite itself (8J1JAS, JBS, JCS)
  |
  |-Commemoration
  | |-JARL
  | | |-Specially commemorative station
  | | | |-Regular
  | | | | |-Hamfair (8J1HAM, 8N1HAM, 8J1A)
  | | | | |-ITU Day (8J#ITU, -2003)
  | | | | +-IARU HF Championship (8J3XHQ, 8J3JHQ, 8N#JHQ, 8N#HQ)
  | | | |
  | | | +-Screened
  | | |
  | | +-Special staion
  | |
  | +-Other amateur organization
  |   |
  |   |-Boy scouts
  |   | |-World Jamboree (8J1WJ, 1971)
  |   | |-Japan Jamboree (eg 8J6BSJ)
  |   | |-Prefectural Meeting (8N3BSN, 8J9S)
  |   | +-100th Anniversary (8J1S, 8J100S)
  |   |
  |   |-Lions club (8N3LIO, 2002)
  |   |
  |   |-ITU Association Japan (8J1ITU, 2002-)
  |   |
  |   |-Rotary club (8N3RI, 2004)
  |   |
  |   +-Other club
  |     |
  |     |-Local Club (eg 8J8EXP)
  |     |
  |     +-JARL prefectual branch (8J4WLC, 2002)
  |
  |-ARISS project station operationalized for elementary and junior high schoolers 
  | without thier own ham tickets
  | (eg 8N#ISS)
  |
  +-Emergency: Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake (8J3AAA-AMT, 1995)

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