JA's Special Event / ARISS School Contact Stations in FY2012
1: JARL Specially Commemorative Station, 2: JARL Special Station, N: Non-JARL Special-Event Station, A: ARISS School Contact Station
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20122013
AMJJAS ONDJFM
AMJJAS 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
AMJJ            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
AMJ JAS           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
A               8N1MOMO The 36th Koga(-city) Momo (or Peach (Blossom)) Festival
The 19th Koga(-city) Fire Balloon Contest
Mar. 1 - Apr. 5, 2012 2
AMJJAS OND    H 8J6O The 70th Anniversary of Omura-city Mar. 15 - Dec. 31, 2012 N
AMJJAS          8J7EQ The Great East Japan Earthquake Memorial Mar. 20 - Sept. 30, 2012 N
AMJJAS ONDJFM   8J7FUKKO Assistance toward the Restoration of Kesennuma-city
(Fukko: Restoration/Recovery/Reconstruction/...)
Mar. 21, 2012 - Mar. 11, 2013 N
A               8J6K Kumamoto-city's Upgrade to a Cabinet-order Designated City Apr. 1 - 30, 2012 2
AM              8J4FF 2012 Hiroshima(-city) Flower Festival Apr. 1 - May 5, 2012 2
AM              8J4BARA The 45th Fukuyama(-city) Bara (or Rose) Festival Apr. 1 - May 20, 2012 2
AM            H 8J4MORI The 63rd National Tree-Planting Ceremony (in Yamaguchi-pref.)
(Mori: Forest)
Apr. 1 - May 27, 2012 1
AM              8N1BSI Troop 2nd & 3rd Iruma Group, Saitama Scout Council Scout Association Of Japan ARISS School Contact Apr. 1 - May 31, 2012 A
AMJ             8J1IZ The 70th Anniversary of Inokashira Park Zoo Apr. 1 - June 30, 2012 2
AMJ J             8J3A The 17th Kansai Amateur Radio Festival "KANHAM 2012"
(8J3A: Fixed, 8J3XVII: Mobile)
Apr. 1 - July 15, 2012 1
8J3XVII
AMJJAS          8J1JC The 40th Anniversary of Restoration of Diplomatic Relations between Japan and (Mainland) China, by ML Wave Club Apr. 1 - Sept. 30, 2012 N
AMJJAS O        8J2GF The 67th National Athletic Meet in Gifu(-pref.) Apr. 1 - Oct. 15, 2012 1
AMJJAS OND      8J1GINGA The 25th Anniversary of Ginga Rempo (or The Galaxy Federation)
(The Galaxy Federation: An exchange program among four cities and two towns, each of which has a facility of Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency)
Apr. 1 - Dec. 31, 2012 2
AMJJAS OND      8J3IPA The 50th Anniversary of The International Police Association Japan Section Apr. 1 - Dec. 31, 2012 2
AMJJAS ONDJFM   8N1ITF The 140th Anniversary of University of Tsukuba & a Piggyback Launch of the University's "Network Satellite Yui (ITF-1)"
(ITF: IMAGINE THE FUTURE, a Slogan of the University)
Apr. 1, 2012 - Mar. 31, 2013 N
AMJJAS ONDJFM   8J7KIZNA Assistance to the Restoration after The Great East Japan Earthquake
(Kizuna: Bond/Relationship)
Apr. 20, 2012 - Mar. 31, 2013 N
AMJJAS OND      8J3NARI Nagahama Sengoku Taiga Furusato-haku Expo (or Nagahama(-city) Warring-States-Period Saga-Nobel Hometown Expo)
(Nagahama: The birthplace of Mitsunari Ishida (1560-1600), a feudal lord (or Daimyo).
 3NARI: A play on words. First, in Japanese, "3 things = Mittsu." So —  "Mitsunari" → "Mittsu-nari" → "3NARI.")
Apr. 22 - Dec. 2, 2012 2
AMJJAS ONDJFM   8N3DNP Osaka Wireless Proper Use Promotion Conference
(DNP: Denpa/Dempa, or Radiowave)
Apr. 22, 2012 - N
AMJ               8J4VLP QRP Day
(VLP: Very Low Power)
Apr. 28 - June 30, 2012 1
  8J6VLP 1
AMJJAS OND      8J1MST The 40th Anniversary of Misato-city Apr. 28 - Dec. 31, 2012 2
AMJJAS ONDJFM   8N1TDU Tokyo Denki University New Campus (Tokyo Senju Campus)
(Denki: Electric equipment)
Apr. 28 - Dec. 31, 2012 - Mar. 31, 2013 N
AM              8J6DON Hakata "Dontaku" Port Festival
(Dontaku: a Dutch word Zontag, meaning a holiday)
Apr. 29 - May 5, 2012 2
AMJJAS O        8J0WAZA National Skills Competition / National Abilympics 2012 Nagano Competition
(Waza: Skill/Technique)
Apr. 29 - Oct. 31, 2012 N
 M              8J1ITU World Telecommunication and Information Society Day May 1 - 31, 2012 N
 MJ             8N8OKH Rename of JARL Okhotsk Branch
(ex-Abashiri Branch)
May 1 - June 3, 2012 2
 MJJ            8N6JAPAN 2012 Okinawa Amateur Radio Day & the 40th Anniversary of the reversion of Okinawa to Japan May 15 - July 31, 2012 2
 MJ             8N1SKY Inauguration of "Tokyo Sky Tree" May 26 - June 25, 2012 N
  JJAS OND      8J6OKAJO The 400th Anniversary of Oka Province Castle Town (now Taketa-city)
(Jo: Castle)
June 1 - Dec. 31, 2012 2
  JJAS ONDJFM   8J1MBR The 60th Anniversary of Mobara-city June 1, 2012 - Mar. 31, 2013 2
  JJAS ONDJFM   8J1SPY The 20th Anniversary of Yachimata-city
(Famous for suika (or water melon) and peanut)
June 1, 2012 - Mar. 31, 2013 2
  JJA           8N3KN Kawatinagano Higashi Junior High School ARISS School Contact June 4 - Aug. 31, 2012 A
  JJA           8J9HC The 36th All Japan High School Cultural Festival in Toyama June 9 - Aug. 12, 2012 2
    JAS O         8N5CLEAN Clean Reception Environment Month July 1 - Oct. 31, 2012 2
      S O         8N0C Sept. 1 - Oct. 31, 2012 2
        O         8J8CLEAN Oct. 1 - 31, 2012 2
    J             8N1HQ 2012 IARU HF World Championship Contest

- 8N1HQ — JA1HGY, Minato-city — 1.8CW/28CW
- 8N1HQ — JG1ZUY, Kimitsu-city — 21Ph
- Higashibetsuin Amateur Radio Research Society
  8N1HQ — 7J1YAJ, Naka-gun — 7CW/7Ph
- 8N3HQ — JH3AIU, Miki-city — 21CW
- 8N4HQ — JH4WBY, Okayama-city — 3.5CW/3.5Ph/28Ph
- 8N8HQ — JH8ZMM, Iwamizawa-city — 14CW/14Ph
July 7 - 15, 2012 1
  8N1HQ 1
  8N1HQ 1
  8N3HQ 1
  8N4HQ 1
  8N8HQ 1
   JAS ON       8J4SINWA Japan Myth Expo in Shimane
(Sinwa or Shinwa: Myth)
July 21 - Nov. 11, 2012 N
   JAS OND    H 8J50YAX Golden Jubilee (50th Anniversary) of Ehime Prefectural Government Amateur Radio Club, JA5YAX July 25 - Dec. 31, 2012 N
    A           8J1A 2012 Amateur Radio Festival Aug. 1 - 26, 2012 1
    A           8J5JAZZ 2012 Imabari Jazz Town Aug. 1 - 31, 2012 2
    AS          8J8WRC
8J8APRC
FIA Asia-Pacific Rally Championship Round 5 and JAF Japanese Rally Championship Round 7
"Rally Hokkaido"
Aug. 1 - Sept. 16, 2012 2
    AS ON       8J4MANGA The 13th International Comic Artist Conference
(Manga: Cartoon/Comic)
Aug. 1 - Nov. 10, 2012 2
    AS O        8N0WADA Nagawa-town-Run Wada Elementary School ARISS School Contact Aug. 3 - Oct. 31, 2012 A
    AS ON       8J2YDU The 50th Anniversary of Shizuoka Higashi High School, JA2YDU Aug. 3 - Nov. 3, 2012 2
    AS O        8J4HAM Ham Festa Kasaoka 2012 Aug. 6 - Oct. 21, 2012 N
    AS ON       8N3IFES Institute for Education on Space, Wakayama University ARISS School Contact Aug. 20 - Nov. 19, 2012 A
    AS O        8J1AQ Chiba Aqualine Marathon Aug. 24 - Oct. 31, 2012 2
     S O        8N4RSK Wasshoi Wansaka Kibikogen Highlands Festa — RSK Radio Festival! All People to Gather!
(RSK: Sanyo Broadcasting Co., Ltd., former Radio Sanyo K.K. (K.K.: Kabushiki Kaisha or Co. Ltd.))
Sept. 1 - Oct. 14, 2012 N
     S O        8J1S8X The 80th Anniversary of Suginami-city Sept. 1 - Oct. 31, 2012 2
     S OND      8N1CY The 50th Anniversary of the Designation of "Chichibumatsuri Yatai (or Chichibu Festival's Floats)" as a National Significant Tangible Folk Cultural Asset Sept. 1 - Dec. 31, 2012 N
     S ONDJFM   8J6ONOJO The 40th Anniversary of Onojo-city Sept. 15, 2012 - Mar. 31, 2013 N
     S O        8J7NPMG The 25th All Japan Health and Welfare Festival "Nenrin-pic (or Annual-ring-pic) in Miyagi & Sendai 2012" Sept. 20 - Oct. 16, 2012 2
       ON       8J1ARK The 35th Japan Three-Day March
(Aruku: Walk)
Oct. 1 - Nov. 4, 2012 2
       ON       8N1YKR The 50th Anniversary of Kodaira-city
(Managed by Kodaira-city Amateur Radio Club, JE1YKR)
Oct. 1 - Nov. 30, 2012 2
       ON       8N2100MD The 100th Anniversary of Aikodai Meiden High School
(cf. New York Yankees Ichiro's alma mater)
Oct. 1 - Nov. 30, 2012 2
       OND      8J1KS The 70th Anniversary of Kisarazu-city Oct. 1 - Dec. 31, 2012 2
       OND      8J1STGY The 80th Anniversary of Setagaya-city Oct. 1 - Dec. 31, 2012 N
       ONDJFM   8J110SIT The 110th Anniversary of Saitama Institute of Technology Oct. 1, 2012 - May 31, 2014 N
       ON       8J6BAL 2012 Saga International Balloon Festa Oct. 6 - Nov. 5, 2012 2
       ON       8J2ARDF 2012 All Japan ARDF Athletic Meet Oct. 20 - Nov. 25, 2012 2
        ND    H 8N1CJ Japan-P.R.China Diplomatic Relations 40th Anniversary, by JARL Nov. 1 - Dec. 31, 2012 2
        NDJFM   8J5SSS The 55th Saijo-shi Sangyo Sai (or Saijo-city Industry Festival) Nov. 1, 2012 - Mar. 31, 2013 N
        NDJFM   8J1Y National Cultural Festival 2013 in Yamanashi Nov. 1, 2012 - Nov. 10, 2013 1
         DJFM   8J6HAM The 12th West Japan Ham Fair Dec. 10, 2012 - Mar. 3, 2013 1
         DJFM   8N119T The 65th Anniversary of Tokyo Fire Department
(119: An Emergency Number in Japan (Ambulance/Fireman))
Dec. 23, 2012 - Mar. 25, 2013 2
          JFM   8N2MDR The 50th Anniversary of Midori-ward in Nagoya-city Jan. 1, 2013 - Mar. 31, 2014 N
          JFM   8J6KKC The 50th Anniversary of Kitakyushu-city Jan. 10, 2013 - Feb. 28, 2014 2
          JFM   8N2TOKAI Tokai-city run Yokosuka Elementary School ARISS School Contact Jan. 28 - Mar. 1, 2013 A
           FM   8J4CEH 26th National Confectionary Exposition in Hiroshima Feb. 1 - May 12, 2013 2
            M   8N1MOMO The 37th Koga(-city) Momo (or Peach (Blossom)) Festival
The 20th Koga(-city) Hot-Air Balloon Contest
Mar. 1 - Apr. 5, 2013 2
            M   8J6ISG Opening of New Ishigaki Airport Mar. 1 - Apr. 30, 2013 2
            M   8J4G The 64th National Tree-Planting Ceremony (in Tottori-pref.)
(G: Green)
Mar. 1 - May 31, 2013 2
            M   8N0W PR about "Juvenile's Interest in Space and Science, Exploited by Amateur Radio (ARISS School Contact)"
(W: Wada Elementary School, held an ARISS School Contact last August)
Mar. 9 - June 30, 2013 N
            M   8J1W
8J1BOSAI
The 62nd Tonegawa River System Association Flood Drill
(W: Water Bosai: Disaster Prevention)
Mar. 10 - May 18, 2013 2
            M   8J7EQ The Great East Japan Earthquake Memorial Mar. 10 - Sept. 30, 2013 N
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AMJJAS ONDJFM
    A           8J4ARB (Uncover) Aug. 9, 2012  
    A           8N4ARISS (Uncover) Aug. 9, 2012  

Special-event stations celebrate specific expositions, anniversaries and so on.
Moreover, ARISS school contact stations can be 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!
  1. Commemorative Stations (= Special Event Stations)
    1. JARL's
      1. "1" — Specially Commemorative (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. "2" — Special (For Local Events)
        Ditto.

    2. "N" — Other Organizations'
      • Their QSL .... They issue their QSL to you via the bureau.
      • Your QSL .... Case by case, while they unilaterally/automatically issue their QSL to you via the bureau in the most case.

  2. "A" — 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 .... Case by case. They sometimes expect 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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