JA's Special Event / ARISS School Contact Stations in FY2010
1: JARL Specially Commemorative Station, 2: JARL Special Station, N: Non-JARL Special-Event Station, A: ARISS School Contact
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20102011
AMJJAS ONDJFM
AMJ             H 8J7SK Open of (Merged) Sendai Koto Semmon Gakko
(or Sendai National College of Technology)
(8J7SK by former
 Sendai Dempa Kogyo Koto Semmon Gakko
 (or Sendai National College of Technology),
 8N7SK by former
 Miyagi Kogyo Koto Semmon Gakko
 (or Miyagi National College of Technology) )
July 10, 2009 - June 15, 2010 N
  8N7SK
AMJJAS        H 8J1YDXC The 150th Anniversary of Port of Yokohama
The 40th Anniversary of Yokohama DX Club
Dec. 3, 2009 - Sept. 30, 2010 N
AMJJAS OND      8J1FUJ Mt. Fuji Microwave/Millimeter-wave Radio Propagation Research Project — 2nd Year Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2010 2
AMJJAS OND      8J3SENTO The 1300th Anniversary of Capital Relocation to Nara(-city)
(as) Heijo-kyo (Sento: Capital Relocation)
Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2010 1
AMJJAS          8J2T The Birth of New Toyokawa-city
(Consolidation of Existing Toyokawa-city and Kozakai-town)
Jan. 16 - Sept. 30, 2010 N
AMJJAS ONDJ   H 8N5A Tosa Ryoma Expo
(Tosa: an old name of Kochi(-prefecture);
 Ryoma Sakamoto: 1836-1867, a leader of the pro-imperial movement to Meiji Restoration)
Jan. 16, 2010 - Jan. 10, 2011 N
AMJJ            8J3EQ The 15th Anniversary of the Hanshin-Awaji great earthquake disaster (on Jan. 17, 1995),
The 50th Anniversary of the JARL Kobe Club
Jan. 17 - July 16, 2010 N
A               8N1MOMO The 34th Koga(-city) Momo (or Peach) Festival &
The 17th Koga(-city) Fire Balloon Contest
Mar. 1 - Apr. 5, 2010 2
AM              8J3NS Ikaruga Elementary School ARISS School Contact Mar. 1 - May 31, 2010 A
                8J1IBR Namegata Sky Studio around Ibaraki Airport
The Opening of Ibaraki Airport
Mar. 10 - 31, 2010 2
A               8J7ISS Shiogama Daini Junior High School ARISS School Contact Mar. 11 - Apr. 18, 2010 A
AMJJA           8J6AIRA The Birth of Aira-city (JCC#4626) Mar. 23 - Aug. 31, 2010 N
AM              8J2A The 52nd JARL Annual General Meeting (in Aichi) Apr. 1 - May 30, 2010 1
AM              8J1F The 5th Anniversary of (Consolidated) Fukaya-city Apr. 1 - May 31, 2010 2
AM              8N0KH Komoro Higashi Junior High School ARISS School Contact Apr. 1 - May 31, 2010 A
AMJ             8J860YAB The 60th Anniversary of the JARL Sapporo Amateur Radio Club, JA8YAB Apr. 1 - June 30, 2010 2
AMJ J             8N3KHXV The 15th Kansai Amateur Radio Festival 2010 "KANHAM 2010"
(8N3KHXV: Fixed, 8N3XV: Mobile)
Apr. 1 - July 18, 2010 1
8N3XV
AMJJAS          8N1S Sagamihara-city's Promotion to a Seirei-shitei-toshi (or a cabinet-order designated city) Apr. 1 - Sept. 30, 2010 2
AMJJAS          8N0K The 70th Anniversary of Kashiwazaki-city Apr. 1 - Sept. 30, 2010 N
AMJJAS O        8J1YUME The 65th National Athletic Meet in Chiba(-pref.) "Yume Hanto (or Dream Peninsula) Chiba Kokutai (or National Athletic Meet)" Apr. 1 - Oct, 25, 2010 1
AM              8J4FF 2010 Hiroshima(-city) Flower Festival Apr. 3 - May 5, 2010 2
AMJJAS O        8N1TDU The 55th Anniversary of Tokyo Denki (or Electricity) University Radio Club
The 100th Anniversary of Tokyo Denki University Alumni Association
Apr. 21 - Oct. 20, 2010 N
AMJJAS ON       8N3DNP Promotion Member Committee for Appropriate Utilization of Radiowave in Osaka-pref.
(DNP: Denpa/Dempa, or Radiowave)
Apr. 24 - Nov., 2010 N
AMJ             H 8J1P QRP Day Apr. 28 - June 30, 2010 1
H 8J4P 1
H 8J6P 1
AM              8J6DON Hakata "Dontaku" Port Festival
(Dontaku: a Dutch word Zontag, meaning a holiday)
Apr. 29 - May 5, 2010 2
AM              8J8YFA Activating Amateur Radio among Our Juniors 2010
(YFA: Young Flesh Activation)
Apr. 29 - May 5, 2010 2
 M              8J4YMT The 5th Anniversary of Kure-city Maritime History & Science Museum (aka Yamato Museum) May 1 - 5, 2010 2
 M            H 8J1ITU World Telecommunication and Information Society Day May 1 - 31, 2010 N
 MJ             8N2SEA The 30th All Japan Making Rich Sea Conference in Gifu(-pref.) May 1 - June 13, 2010 2
 MJ             8J8Y The 19th Yosakoi Soran Festival May 1 - June 13, 2010 2
 MJJAS O        8J2NC4OO The 400th Anniversary of Nagoya
(Castle-building and Transmigration in 1610)
May 1 - Oct. 31, 2010 2
 M            H 8J4BARA Fukuyama(-city) Bara (or Rose) Festival May 6 - 16, 2010 2
 MJJAS ONDJFM H 8N7MK The 130th Anniversary of Morioka Daiichi Koko (or Morioka 1st High School) May 13, 2010 - Mar. 31, 2011 N
 MJ             8N5T 2010 Shikoku(-district) Information Telecommunication Month
(T: Tosa, an old name of Kochi, one of four prefectures in Shikoku)
May 15 - June 15, 2010 1
  J             8J4626H The 24th Yuhara Rotemburo 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" and "· = ten."
 So —
 "June 26th" → "6·26" → "roku-ten-futatsu-roku" → "ro(ku)-ten-fu(tatsu)-ro(ku)" → "ro-ten-fu-ro" → "rotemburo."
 The last letter "H" comes from "Hi" or "Day."
 "4" is the call area number to which Yuhara-town belongs.)
June 1 - 26, 2010 2
  J           H 8N1SKY "Tokyo Sky Tree" Tower Constructing / Transition to Digital TV
(634m height world's tallest tower for a complete transition to digital terrestrial TV broadcasting — Japan's analog TVs will QRT by July 24, 2011.)
June 1 - 30, 2010 N
  JJ            8N649HAM 2010 Okinawa(-pref.) Amateur Radio Day
(On June 22, 1961 — 49 years ago — the first station by a Japanese in Okinawa was on the air as KR8AB;
 and also, in Japanese, "4 = shi" and "9 = kyu," so — "49" → "shi-kyu" → "cee-cue" → "CQ.")
June 1 - July 30, 2010 N
  JJA           8N1F The 60th Anniversary of Fujiyoshida-city June 1 - Aug. 31, 2010 2
  JJAS O        8J1FUSSAThe 40th Anniversary of Fussa-city June 1 - Oct. 31, 2010 N
  JJAS O        8J1T40AThe 40th Anniversary of Toride-city June 1 - Oct. 31, 2010 N
  JJAS O        8N7SHINE 2010 Sendai(-city) Tanabata (or Star) Festival and
Sendai(-city) & Miyagi(-pref.) Elegant Travel Campaign
June 1 - Oct. 31, 2010 N
  JJAS OND      8J1ABIKOThe 40th Anniversary of Abiko-city June 1 - Dec. 31, 2010 N
  JJAS O        8N2COPIOThe 10th Convention on Biological Diversity COP10
(COP: Conference of the Parties)
June 15 - Oct. 29, 2010 1
  JJ            8N2OA Asahi Manabiya ARISS School Contact June 16 - July 15, 2010 A
   JA           8J5AO The Awa Dance Festival (or Awa Odori) July 1 - Aug. 15, 2010 2
    JAS O         8N5CLEAN Clean Reception Environment Month July 1 - Oct. 31, 2010 2
  8N0CLEAN 2
   JAS ON       8J4O The 25th National Cultual Festival in Okayama 2010 July 1 - Nov. 7, 2010 1
    J             8N1HQ 2010 IARU HF World Championship Contest

- 8N1HQ — JG1ZUY, Kimitsu-city — 15m Ph
- 8N1HQ — JA1HGY, Minato-city — 10m CW
- 8N1HQ — JH1OGC, Minamiashigara-city — 80m Ph
- 8N2HQ — JA2BNN, Nakatsugawa-city — 10m Ph
- 8N3HQ — JK3ZNB, Nara-city — 15m CW
- 8N3HQ — JH3PRR, Kobe-city — 160m CW, 40m CW
- 8N3HQ — JH3AIU, Miki-city — 20m CW
- 8N4HQ — JH4WBY, Okayama-city — 80m CW, 40m Ph
- 8N8HQ — JH8ZMM, Iwamizawa-city — 20m Ph
July 3 - 11, 2010 1
  8N1HQ 1
  8N1HQ 1
  8N2HQ 1
  8N3HQ 1
  8N3HQ 1
  8N3HQ 1
  8N4HQ 1
  8N8HQ 1
   JAS ON       8J4NCFK The 25th National Cultual Festival in Okayama 2010 Kibichuo-town July 11 - Nov. 7, 2010 N
   JA           8J8BU Reconstruction of Hakodate Bugyosho (or Hakodate Magistrate's Office) July 17 - Aug. 1, 2010 2
   JAS          8J4NDPD National Disaster Prevention Day
Sept. 1, when the Great Kanto Earthquake struck in 1923
July 18 - Sept. 1, 2010 N
   JAS ONDJFM H 8J3KTR The 20th Anniversary of the business transfer regarding Miyazu Line, from West Japan Railway Company to Kitakinki Tango Railway Corporation
QSL: Direct w/SAE&IRC
July 31, 2010 - Mar. 31, 2011 N
    A           8J1A 2010 Amateur Radio Festival Aug. 1 - 22, 2010 1
    AS O        8J4HAM Ham Festa Kasaoka(-city) 2010 Aug. 1 - Oct. 3, 2010 N
    AS ON       8J4EQ Enlightenment of an Earthquake Disaster & National Disaster Prevention Day Aug. 1 - Nov. 10, 2010 N
    AS ON       8J1FFF The Birth of Fujikawa-town
(Triple-F implies Kanji charactor 'Kawa', approximate ' | | | '.)
Aug. 11 - Nov. 30, 2010 2
    A         H 8J2BSJ 15th Nippon Jamboree - 2010 Scout Association of Japan Aug. 2 - 8, 2010 N
    AS ON       8J4MW
8J4MY
Konu Milky Way School Contact Exec Committee ARISS School Contact in Miyoshi-city Aug. 18 - Nov. 17, 2010 A
    AS          8J5EQ Solid Disaster Prevention Aug. 21 - Sept. 20, 2010 2
    AS O        8J9SR The 23rd National Sports & Recreation Festival in Toyama(-pref.) 2010 Aug. 21 - Oct. 19, 2010 2
     S O        8N0ARDF 2010 All Japan ARDF Athletic Meet Sept. 1 - Oct. 24, 2010 1
     S OND      8J1M6O The 60th Anniversary of Mitaka-city Sept. 1 - Dec. 31, 2010 2
     S ONDJFM   8J2OBU The 40th Anniversary of Obu-city Sept. 1 - Oct. 24, 2010
Sept. 1 - Mar. 31, 2011
N
       ON       8J5TA The 120th Anniversary of Takamatsu-city
The 30th Anniversary of Takamatsu-city Hobbies Association
Oct. 1 - Nov. 30, 2010 2
       ON       8J650YRC The 50th Anniversary of the Amateur Radio Yatsushiro Club, JA6YRC Oct. 1 - Nov. 30, 2010 2
       ON       8N2FE Funakata Elementary School ARISS School Contact Oct. 18 - Nov. 17, 2010 A
       OND      8J710A The Full Opening of Tohoku Shinkansen Bullet Train — Extension from Hachinohe to Shin-Aomori

(A play on words:
 First, "1 = ichi" in Japanese, "0 = zero = o." "A" implies Aomori-city or -prefecture.
 So —
 "10A" → "ichi-o Aomori" → "ichi-ro Aomori," a promotion theme, meaning "straight path to Aomori."
 "10" also implies the year of the full opening: 2010.
 "7" is the call area number to which Aomori belongs.)
Oct. 20 - Dec. 5, 2010 2
       ONDJ     8N1OC The 70th Anniversary of Odawara-city Oct. 20, 2010 - Jan. 16, 2011 2
        NDJFM   8N7YAB The 50th Anniversary of JA7YAB, Club Station of Faculty of Engineering, Yamagata University Nov. 1, 2010 - Mar. 31, 2011 N
         ND JFM H 8N3B National Cultural Festival (or Kokumin Bunka Sai) in Kyoto 2011 Nov. 13, 2010 - Nov. 6, 2011 N
8N3U Jan. 9 - Nov. 6, 2011
8N3N Nov. 13, 2010 - Nov. 6, 2011
8N3K Jan. 9 - Nov. 6, 2011
8N3A Nov. 13, 2010 - Nov. 6, 2011
         DJFM   8J6HAM The 10th West Japan Ham Fair Dec. 10, 2010 - Mar. 6, 2011 1
          J     8J1TME Tsutsujigaoka Minami Elementary School ARISS School Contact Jan. 5 - 31, 2011 A
           FM   8J6S The Full Opening of Kyushu Shinkansen Bullet Train — Connection Completion between Hakata and Shin-Yatsushiro
(S stands for "Sakura" (or Cherry), a new express train service between Shin-Osaka and Kagoshima-Chuo)
Feb. 1 - Mar. 31, 2011 2
           FM   8N3L Matsubara High School Organizing ARISS School Contact Feb. 9 - May 8, 2011 A
           FM   8N3NR Nishibori Eizaburo Memorial Explorer Museum Radio Club ARISS School Contact Feb. 15 - June 5, 2011 A
            M   8N1MOMO [Event Itself Cancelled]
The 35th Koga(-city) Momo (or Peach) Festival
The 18th Koga(-city) Fire Balloon Contest
Mar. 1 - Apr. 4, 2011Mar. 1 - 16, 2011 2
            M   8J400MK The 400th Anniversary of Matsue Kaifu (or Construction of Matsue Castle and Castle Town) Mar. 1 - Dec. 4, 2011 N
            M   8J2OIDEN The 60th Anniversary of Toyota-city
("Oiden" comes from "Toyota Oiden Matsuri (or Festival)," and originally means "Come on!")
Mar. 5, 2011 - Mar. 31, 2012 N

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.
Both are eligible for a temporary 2×1-2×5 call sign with a prefix 8J or 8N.

Call signs and operating periods are subject to change. Furthermore, having possibilities to be cancelled. Information obtained from the web sites of JARL — HQ, district branches and prefectural branches —, local clubs, etc.

Please note that the following stations also share a 8J prefix, but on a permanent basis:


QSL Card General Policy — Unilateral via the Bureau
Do not send your QSL to me (JJ1WTL), I am not a QSL manager for any of these stations!
Actually, I was thrown 2 QSLs to date.
  1. Commemorative Stations (= Special Event Stations)
    1. JARL's
      1. Specially Commemorative ("1") — For National Events
        • Their QSL .... They unilaterally issue their QSL to you via the bureau.
        • Your QSL .... You don't need to send your QSL to them.
          Even more, you would better to refrain it, in restraint of the QSL bureaus' load.


      2. Special ("2") — For Local Events
        Ditto.


    2. Other Organizations' ("N")
      • Their QSL .... They issue their QSL to you via the bureau.
      • Your QSL .... Case by case:
      StationYour QSL mandatory?Manager in the case of SASE
      8J7SK Club JA7YCQ
      8N7SK  
      8J1YDXCNo 
      8N5ANoTBD
      8J2TNo 
      8J3EQ Club JA3YBL
      8J6AIRA Club JF6ZKL
      8N0K  
      8N1TDUPSE 
      8J1ITUPSEITU-AJ
      8N3DNP  
      8N7MK  
      8N1SKYPSE 
      8N649HAMPSE 
      8J1FUSSA  
      8J1T40A  
      8J1ABIKO  
      8N7SHINE  
      8J4NCFKNo 
      8J4NDPD  
      8J3KTRMUST (Dicect only with a(n) SAE and a valid IRC) 
      8J4HAMNo 
      8J4EQ  
      8J2BSJPSE 
      8J2OBUPSE 
      8N7YAB  
      8N3B
      8N3U
      8N3N
      8N3K
      8N3A
      No 
      8J400MKNo 
      8J2OIDENNo 

  2. ARISS school contact stations ("A"), 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.

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