JA's Special Event / ARISS School Contact Stations in FY2011
1: JARL Specially Commemorative Station, 2: JARL Special Station, N: Non-JARL Special-Event Station, A: ARISS School Contact
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20112012
AMJJAS ONDJFM
AMJ JAS ON      H 8N3B National Cultural Festival (or Kokumin Bunka Sai) in Kyoto 2011 Nov. 13, 2010 - Nov. 30, 2011 N
8N3U Jan. 9 - Nov. 30, 2011
8N3N Nov. 13, 2010 - Nov. 30, 2011
8N3K Jan. 9 - Nov. 30, 2011
8N3A Nov. 13, 2010 - Nov. 30, 2011
AM              8N3L Matsubara High School Organizing ARISS School Contact Feb. 9 - May 8, 2011 A
AMJ             8N3NR Nishibori Eizaburo Memorial Explorer Museum Radio Club ARISS School Contact Feb. 15 - June 5, 2011 A
A               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
AMJJAS OND      8J400MK The 400th Anniversary of Matsue Kaifu (or Construction of Matsue Castle and Castle Town) Mar. 1 - Dec. 4, 2011 N
AMJJAS ONDJFM   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
AM              8J4FF 2011 Hiroshima(-city) Flower Festival Apr. 1 - May 5, 2011 2
AM              8J4BARA The 44th Fukuyama(-city) Bara (or Rose) Festival Apr. 1 - May 15, 2011 2
AM              8N3START The 53rd JARL Annual General Meeting
(The start to conform JARL to the new public benefit corporation laws)
Apr. 1 - May 29, 2011 1
AM              8J5YXB The 35th Anniversary of Ehime(-pref.) YL Ham Club, JA5YXB Apr. 1 - May 31, 2011 2
AMJ J             8J3A The 16th Kansai Amateur Radio Festival "KANHAM 2011"
(8J3A: Fixed, 8J3XVI: Mobile)
Apr. 1 - July 17, 2011 1
8J3XVI
AMJJA           8N2H The 100th Anniversary of Hamamatsu-city, by Hamamatsu Central Radio Club Apr. 1 - Aug. 31, 2011 N
   JAS O        8J2YMK The 100th Anniversary of Hamamatsu-city, by JARL
(YMK: Yaramaika, or "Let's give it a try," implying a pioneering spirit)
July 1 - Oct. 31, 2011 2
AMJJA           8J7400H The 400th Anniversary of Hirosaki Castle Apr. 1 - Aug. 31, 2011 2
AMJJAS          8J1EQ Great Earthquake Disasters Memorial Apr. 1 - Sept. 30, 2011 N
AMJJAS O        8J4OIDE The 66th National Athletic Meet "Oidemase! Yamaguchi Kokutai"
The 11th National Disabled People's Sports Meet "Oidemase! Yamaguchi Taikai"
(Oidemase: please come on!)
Apr. 1 - Oct. 24, 2011 1
AMJJAS OND      8J3SIMAI Go and Azai Sisters Expo
(S(h)imai: sisters;
An exposition about three daughters of Feudal Load Nagamasa AzaiChacha, Hatsu and Go (1573-1626) — who lived in a time of social upheaval
Apr. 1 - Dec. 4, 2011 2
AMJJAS OND      8J1YKD The 30th Anniversary of Yotsukaido-city Apr. 1 - Dec. 31, 2011 2
AM              8N2T Toyota Children's Scientific Expedition ARISS School Contact Apr. 8 - May 31, 2011 A
AMJJAS OND      8J1INZAI The 1st Anniversary of Newly-Consolidated Inzai-city Apr. 10 - Dec. 31, 2011 N
AMJ             8N5TOSA Shikoku(-district) Kochi(-pref.) Ryoma Furusato Expo
(Tosa: an old name of Kochi-prefecture;
Ryoma Sakamoto: 1836-1867, a leader of the pro-imperial movement to Meiji Restoration;
Furusato: birth place)
Apr. 15 - June 30, 2011 2
AMJJAS          8J140DX The 10th Anniversary of Chichibu Yamanami Kaido (or Chichibu Mountain Range Road), aka Route 140 Minano-Yorii Tollway Apr. 20 - Sept. 30, 2011 N
AMJ               8J1VLP QRP Day
(VLP: Very Low Power)
Apr. 28 - June 30, 2011 1
  8J2VLP 1
  8J4VLP 1
  8J6VLP 1
AM              8J6DON Hakata "Dontaku" Port Festival
(Dontaku: a Dutch word Zontag, meaning a holiday)
Apr. 29 - May 5, 2011 2
AMJJ            8N0UN The 23rd United Nations Conference on Disarmament Issues in Matsumoto Apr. 29 - July 31, 2011 1
 M              8J1ITU World Telecommunication and Information Society Day May 1 - 31, 2011 N
 MJ             8J1ITAKO The 60th Suigo Itako Ayame Matsuri (or Water District Itako(-city) Iris Festival) May 1 - June 26, 2011 2
 MJJAS          8N3DNP Promotion Member Committee for Appropriate Utilization of Radiowave in Osaka-pref.
(DNP: Denpa/Dempa, or Radiowave)
May 1 - Sept., 2011 N
 MJJAS ONDJFM H 8J7HOPE The Disaster Reconstruction Aid May 10, 2011 - Mar. 11, 2012 N
 MJJAS O        8N6RL The 50th Anniversary of Amateur Radio for Japanese Nationals in Okinawa
(8N6RL by JARL; 8N650HAM and 8N6KR8AA by Ryukyu Amateur Radio Club, Moblie and Fixed respectively — KR8AA: the 1st call sign for Japanese Nationals)
May 15 - Oct. 31, 2011 2
  J J           H 8N650HAM June 1 - July 3031, 2011 N
H 8N6KR8AA
 MJ           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.)
May 16 - June 15, 2011 N
 MJJ            8J9DST "Digital Support Toyama," Viewer Support Activities for the Digital Television Conversion in Toyama-prefecture May 26 - July 24, 2011 2
  JJAS ON     H 8J1MORSE The 220th Anniversary of the Birth of Samuel Morse
The 110th Anniversary of the First Successful Morse Code Communication across the Atlantic Ocean
June 1 - Nov. 30, 2011 N
  JJ            8N6N4E Nankan 4th Elementary School ARISS School Contact June 3 - July 31, 2011 A
   JAS          8N0MM Matsumoto Mogakko (or Matsumoto School for the Visually Impaired) ARISS School Contact June 17 - Sept. 30Aug. 10, 2011 A
    J             8N1HQ 2011 IARU HF World Championship Contest
- 8N1HQ — JG1ZUY, Kimitsu-city — 15m CW
- 8N1HQ — JA1HGY, Minato-city — 160m CW·10m CW
- 8N2HQ — JA2ZJW, Chita-gun — 80m CW
- 8N3HQ — JH3PRR, Kobe-city — 40m CW·10m Ph
- 8N3HQ — JH3AIU, Miki-city — 20m CW
- 8N4HQ — JH4WBY, Okayama-city — 80m Ph·40m Ph·15m Ph
- 8N8HQ — JH8ZMM, Iwamizawa-city — 20m Ph
July 1 - 10, 2011 1
  8N1HQ
  8N2HQ
  8N3HQ
  8N3HQ
  8N4HQ
  8N8HQ
   JAS          8J7PTA The 43rd Tohoko-block Study Conveniton of Japan National PTA Conference, in Akita July 1 - Sept. 18, 2011 2
    JAS O         8N5CLEAN Clean Reception Environment Month July 1 - Oct. 31, 2011 2
  8N0CLEAN 2
   JAS        H 8N1WHALE The 50th Anniversary of the Discovery of a Whale Fossil "Akishima Kujira"
(Akishima: Name of the city, Kujira: Whale)
July 2 - Sept. 11, 2011 N
   JAS ON       8N1YK Yokohama Kurata Elementary School ARISS School Contact July 8 - Nov. 1, 2011 A
   JAS ONDJFM   8N1TW Completion of Transition to Digital Terrestrial TV Broadcasting
(TW: Tower, implying the baton pass from "Tokyo Tower" to "Tokyo Sky Tree")
July 24, 2011 - July 28, 2013 N
   JAS ONDJFM   8J7JODO World Heritage Registration of Hiraizumi
(Jodo: A pure land in Buddhism)
July 25, 2011 - Mar. 31, 2012 N
   JAS O        8J4KHAM (1) Hamfesta Kasaoka, (2) The 20th Anniversary of Kasaoka Airstation and (3) The opening of a Michinoeki (or Roadside Station) "Kasaoka Bayfarm" July 30 - Oct. 23, 2011 N
    A           8J1A 2011 Amateur Radio Festival Aug. 1 - 28, 2011 1
    AS ON       8J3KSM Kobe Science Museum ARISS School Contact Aug. 31 - Nov. 30, 2011 A
     S O        8J5ARDF 2011 All Japan ARDF Athletic Meet Sept. 1 - Oct. 30, 2011 1
     S O        8N3R The 10th Anniversary of Ritto-city Sept. 1 - Oct. 31, 2011 2
     S O        8J4TOTO The 31st All Japan Making Rich Sea Conference in Tottori-pref.
(Toto: a baby word of Fish; or in connection with "Totorin," the name of a mascot of this event, a complex word from "toto" and "marine," implying the place name "Tottori")
Sept. 1 - Oct. 31, 2011 2
     S ONDJFM   8J100TYK The 100th Year from Invention of World First Practical Radiotelephone
(Invented by Uichi Torigata, Eitaro Yokoyama and Seijiro Kitamura)
Sept. 2, 2011 - July 29, 2012 N
     S ONDJFM H 8J10SAI The 10th Anniversary of Saitama-city Sept. 3, 2011 - Mar. 31, 2012 N
     S ON       8J7A Amateur Radio Morioka Club ARISS School Contact Sept. 22 - Nov. 30, 2011 A
       O        8J2SUN The 40th Anniversary of Susono-city
[Postponed]
July 1 - 31, 2011
Oct. 1 - 31, 2011
2
       ON       8J6BAL 2011 Saga International Balloon Festa Oct. 1 - Nov. 6, 2011 1
       ONDJFM   8J1ING The 40th Anniverasry of Inagi-city Oct. 1, 2011 - Mar. 31, 2012 2
       ONDJFM   8J2NDP The 60th Anniversary of Incorporated School Denpa Gakuen (in Nagoya)
(ex Nagoya Kogakuin Senmon Gakko (or Nagoya Kogakuin College);
 8J2NDP: Mobile, 8J2NKC: Fixed)
Oct. 1, 2011 - Sept. 30, 2012 2
8J2NKC
       ON       8N2SETO (Seto City-run) Seiryo Elementary School ARISS School Contact Oct. 13 - Nov. 13, 2011 A
        N       8J1SIT5O The 47th Shoryosai, the Annual School Festival of Shonan Institute of Technology
(The 50th anniversary of the incorporated school)
Nov. 1 - 20, 2011 2
        N       8J5SSS The 54th Saijo Sangyo Sai (or Saijo(-city) Industry Festival) Nov. 1 - 30, 2011 N
        NDJ     8J4EQ Enlightening about Earthquake Disaster and the Disaster Prevention Day Nov. 1, 2011 - Jan. 31, 2012 N
        ND      8N2IWA The 40th Anniversary of Iwakura-city Nov. 3 - Dec. 11, 2011 N
         DJFM   8J3H Hirano Branch of Kobe Youth Nurturing Council ARISS School Contact Dec. 8, 2011 - Mar. 7, 2012 A
         DJF    8J1R The Designation of "Repsold Transit Telescope" as a National Important Cultural Property Dec. 10, 2011 - Feb. 29, 2012 2
         DJFM   8J6HAM The 11th West Japan Ham Fair Dec. 10, 2011 - Mar. 4, 2012 1
            JFM   8N1JARL New Formation JARL
(JARL's Transition from an "Incorporated Association" to a "General Incorporated Association," to comply with Japan's Reform of Public Service Corporations)
Jan. 1 - Mar. 31, 2012 1
  8N5JARL 1
  8N8JARL 1
  8N9JARL 1
  8N0JARL 1
            M   8N6JARL Mar. 5 - 31, 2012 1
          JFM   8J6SMT
8J6ARISS
Somuta Elementary School ARISS School Contact (in Kagoshima-city) Jan. 22 - Mar. 3120, 2012 A
           FM   8N5KOCHI Kochi Gakuen Kochi Junior High School ARISS School Contact Jan. 23 - Mar. 22, 2012 A
           F    8J9LITE Campaign for Amateur Radio License Electronic Application, by Hokuriku Bureau of Telecommunications
(Utilizing the application system "Denshi Shinsei·Todokede System Lite" (or "Electronic Application and Notification System Lite"))
Feb. 1 - 29, 2012 N
           FM H 8J1YMS The Opening of a New Station Yoshikawa Minami Feb. 1 - Mar. 31, 2012 2
            M   8N1MOMO The 36th Koga(-city) Momo (or Peach) Festival
The 19th Koga(-city) Fire Balloon Contest
Mar. 1 - Apr. 5, 2012 2
            M H 8J6O The 70th Anniversary of Omura-city Mar. 15 - Dec. 31, 2012 N
            M   8J7EQ The Great East Japan Earthquake Memorial Mar. 20 - Sept. 30, 2012 N
            M   8J7FUKKO Assistance toward the Restoration of Kesennuma-city
(Fukko: Restoration/Recovery/Reconstruction/...)
Mar. 21, 2012 - Mar. 11, 2013 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 3 QSLs to date.
  1. Commemorative Stations (= Special Event Stations)
    1. JARL's
      1. Specially Commemorative ("1") — For National Events
        • Their QSL .... They unilaterally/automatically issue their QSL to you via the bureau.
        • Your QSL .... You don't need to send your QSL to them.
          Even more, you would be better to refrain it, in restraint of the 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
      8N3B
      8N3U
      8N3N
      8N3K
      8N3A
      No 
      8J400MKNo 
      8J2OIDENNo 
      8N2HNo 
      8J1EQNo 
      8J1INZAI  
      8J140DXNo 
      8J1ITU  
      8N3DNPNo 
      8J7HOPENo 
      8N1SKY  
      8N650HAM·8N6KR8AA  
      8J1MORSE  
      8N1WHALENo 
      8N1TWNo 
      8J7JODO  
      8J4KHAM  
      8J100TYKNo 
      8J10SAINo 
      8J5SSS  
      8J4EQNo 
      8N2IWA  
      8J9LITE  
      8J6ONo 
      8J7EQ  
      8J7FUKKO  

  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 some 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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