JA's Special Event / ARISS School Contact Stations in FY2013
1: JARL Specially Commemorative Station, 2: JARL Special Station, N: Non-JARL Special-Event Station, A: ARISS School Contact Station
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20132014
AMJJAS ONDJFM
AMJJ            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
AMJJAS          8N3DNP Osaka Wireless Proper Use Promotion Conference
(DNP: Denpa/Dempa, or Radiowave)
Apr. 22, 2012 - (somewhere between Sept. 29 - Oct. 12), 2013 N
AMJJAS ONDJFM   8J110SIT The 110th Anniversary of Saitama Institute of Technology Oct. 1, 2012 - May 31, 2014 N
AMJJAS ON       8J1Y National Cultural Festival 2013 in Yamanashi Nov. 1, 2012 - Nov. 10, 2013 1
AMJJAS ONDJFM   8N2MDR The 50th Anniversary of Midori-ward in Nagoya-city Jan. 1, 2013 - Mar. 31, 2014 N
AMJJAS ONDJF    8J6KKC The 50th Anniversary of Kitakyushu-city Jan. 10, 2013 - Feb. 28, 2014 2
AM              8J4CEH 26th National Confectionary Exposition in Hiroshima Feb. 1 - May 12, 2013 2
A               8N1MOMO The 37th Koga(-city) Momo (or Peach (Blossom)) Festival
The 20th Koga(-city) Hot-Air Balloon Contest
Mar. 1 - Apr. 5, 2013 2
A               8J6ISG Opening of New Ishigaki Airport Mar. 1 - Apr. 30, 2013 2
AM              8J4G The 64th National Tree-Planting Ceremony (in Tottori-pref.)
(G: Green)
Mar. 1 - May 31, 2013 2
AMJ             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
AM              8J1W
8J1BOSAI
The 62nd Tonegawa River System Association Flood Drill
(W: Water Bosai: Disaster Prevention)
Mar. 10 - May 18, 2013 2
AMJJAS          8J7EQ The Great East Japan Earthquake Memorial Mar. 10 - Sept. 30, 2013 N
AMJ J             8J3A The 18th Kansai Amateur Radio Festival "KANHAM 2013"
(8J3A: Fixed, 8J3XVIII: Mobile)
Mar. 20 - July 14, 2013 1
8J3XVIII
AM              8J4FF 2013 Hiroshima(-city) Flower Festival Apr. 1 - May 5, 2013 2
AM              8J4ROSE The 46th Fukuyama(-city) Bara (or Rose) Festival Apr. 1 - May 19, 2013 2
AMJ             8J1ITAKO The 62nd Suigo Itako Ayame Matsuri (or Water District Itako(-city) Iris Festival) Apr. 1 - June 30, 2013 2
AMJJ            8J7YAE Yae and Aizu(-domein) Expo
(Yae: Yae Niijima (maiden name Yamamoto), 1845-1932, a female warrior skilled in gunnery)
Apr. 1 - July 31, 2013 2
AMJJAS          8J4M13OO The 1300th Anniversary of Mimasaka-koku Nation-Building
(Mimasaka-koku: Now a part of Okayama-pref.)
Apr. 1 - Sept. 30, 2013 2
AMJJA         H 8N1A The 40th Year of ASEAN-JAPAN Friendship and Cooperation Apr. 1 - Aug. 31, 2013 2
AMJJAS ONDJFM   8J1IC The 50th Anniversary of Ichihara-city Apr. 1, 2013 - Mar. 31, 2014 2
AMJJAS ONDJFM   8J7JUMP Sendai-Miyagi Destination Campaign,
Support for Leap and Development of the Disaster Victims and Areas
(Jump: Leap)
Apr. 1, 2013 - Mar. 31, 2014 N
AMJJAS O        8J1TK "Sports Festival in Tokyo 2013":
The 68th National Athletic Meet in Tokyo(-pref.)
The 13th Special Athletes Sports Competition in Tokyo(-pref.)
Apr. 6 - Oct. 14, 2013 1
AMJJAS OND      8J3KASEN The 5th Anniversary of Kamogawa River Ordinance of Kyoto Prefecture
( Kasen: River)
Apr. 13 - Dec. 31, 2013 N
AM              8J4SIP The Opening of Okayama-pref. Lifelong Learning Center "Scipia," Museum of Human and Science's Future Apr. 20 - May 31, 2013 2
AMJJA           8J88RL The 40th Anniversary of JARL's 8 Branches Structure in Hokkaido(-pref.) Apr. 22 - Aug. 11, 2013 2
AMJJAS ONDJFM   8N1ITF The 40th Anniversary of Tsukuba University
(ITF: IMAGINE THE FUTURE, a Slogan of the University)
Apr. 25, 2013 - Mar. 31, 2014 N
AMJ               8J1VLP QRP Day
(VLP: Very Low Power)
Apr. 26 - June 30, 2013 1
  8J4VLP 1
  8J6VLP 1
  8J8VLP 1
  8J9VLP 1
AMJJAS ONDJFM   8J1T The 5th Anniversary of Tokyo City University Group
(But actually, not "5th Anniversary" but "5th Year" — their new university's name effective Apr. 1, 2009)
Apr. 27, 2013 - Mar. 31, 2014 N
AM              8J6DON Hakata "Dontaku" Port Festival
(Dontaku: a Dutch word Zontag, meaning a holiday)
Apr. 29 - May 5, 2013 2
 M              8J1ITU World Telecommunication and Information Society Day May 1 - 31, 2013 N
 MJ             8J88Y The 22nd Yosakoi Soran Festival
(A festival, which is mixed (1) a Naruko (or a clapper) of Yosakoi Matsuri (or Festival) in Kochi-prefecture and (2) a local folk song "Soran Bushi (or Song)" in Hokkaido-prefecture. Where,
 - Yosakoi: "Come on over tonight," and
 - Soran: A hoy when pulling in a fishnet to catch herring.)
May 1 - June 9, 2013 2
 MJJAS O        8J2I Shikinen Sengu Ceremony
(Reconstruction of a shrine building once every 20 years at Ise Jingu)

Pilgrimage to the Grand Shrine of Ise in 2013
May 1 - Oct. 31, 2013 2
 MJJAS O        8J2KSG7X The 70th Anniversary of Kasugai-city May 1 - Oct. 31, 2013 2
 MJ             8J0BARA 2013 Nakano(-city) Bara Matsuri (or Rose Festival) May 21 - June 23, 2013 N
  JJAS ON       8N6MMTTY 2013 Okinawa Amateur Radio Day
(MMTTY: An RTTY software developed by Makoto Mori, JE3HHT)
June 1 - Nov. 30, 2013 2
  JJAS ONDJFM   8J1MTD The 70th Anniversary of Matsudo-city June 1, 2013 - Mar. 31, 2014 2
  JJAS ONDJFM   8J170ICK The 70th Anniversary of Ichikawa Kogyo Koko, "Ichiko" (or Ichikawa Industrial High School) June 1, 2013 - Mar. 31, 2014 N
  JJ            8J8RD1OO The 100th Anniversary of Hakodate City Tram (or Romen-Densha) June 14 - July 15, 2013 2
  JJ            8J0ARDF 2013 All Japan High School ARDF Athletic Meet June 29 - July 29, 2013 2
   JAS          8J9OWR Owara Kaze-no-Bon Festival (or Owara Bushi Song Bon Dance of the Wind) (in Yatsuo, Toyama-city) July 1 - Sept. 3, 2013 2
   JAS O      H 8N1SEA 2013 SEANET Convention Yokohama July 1 - Oct. 7, 2013 2
   JAS O        8N5CLEAN Clean Reception Environment Month July 1 - Oct. 31, 2013 2
     S O        8J8CLN
8N8CLN
Sept. 1 - Oct. 31, 2013 2
     S O        8N0C Sept. 1 - Oct. 31, 2013 2
   JAS ONDJFM   8J1IBH The 38th All Japan High School Cultural Festival in Ibaraki July 1, 2013 - July 31, 2014 N
    J             8N1HQ 2013 IARU HF World Championship Contest

- 8N1HQ — JA1HGY, Minato-city 160m-CW, 10m-CW
- 8N1HQ — JG1ZUY, Kimitsu-city — 15m-Ph
- 8N1HQ — 7J1YAJ, Naka-gun — 20m-Ph, 15m-CW
- 8N3HQ — JH3AIU, Miki-city
- 8N4HQ — JH4WBY, Okayama-city — 80m-CW, 40m-Ph, 10m-Ph
- 8N4HQ — JR4OZR, Katsuta-gun — 80m-Ph, 40m-CW
- 8N8HQ — JH8ZMM, Iwamizawa-city — 20m-CW
July 6 - 14, 2013 1
  8N1HQ 1
  8N1HQ 1
  8N4HQ 1
  8N4HQ 1
  8N8HQ 1
   JA           8J1AKIBA Akiba Daisuki! Festival (or We-Love-Akiba! Festival) 2013 Summer
(Akiba: A shortened name of Akihabara, famous for an electric town)
July 7 - Aug. 31, 2013 2
   JAS O        8N9ARDF 2013 All Japan ARDF Athletic Meet July 21 - Oct. 20, 2013 2
   JAS ONDJFM   8N1FUJI The Designation of Mt. Fuji as a World Heritage Site(, by JARL) July 28, 2013 - Mar. 31, 2014 2
        NDJFM   8J23776M The Designation of Mt. Fuji as a World Heritage Site(, by a Club "Fuji-no-kuni Shizoka" (or "Shizuoka, the land of Mt. Fuji"))
(3776: The height of Mt. Fuji in meters (12,388 ft))
Nov. 14, 2013 - July 31, 2014 N
   JAS ONDJFM   8J4J The 30th Asia-Pacific Regional Scout Jamboree
The 16th Nippon Jamboree
The 23rd World Scout Jamboree
July 31, 2013 - Aug., 2015 N
    A           8J1A "Hamfair 2013" 2013 Amateur Radio Festival Aug. 1 - 25, 2013 1
    A           8N5JAZZ Imabari Jazz Town Aug. 1 - 31, 2013 2
    AS 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.))
Aug. 1 - Oct. 6, 2013 N
    AS O        8N0CKM The 10th Anniversary of Chikuma-city Aug. 4 - Oct. 27, 2013 N
    AS ONDJFM   8N3RM Ritsumeikan Moriyama Junior High School ARISS School Contact Aug. 5 - Oct. 24, 2013;
Oct. 25, 2013 - Oct. 24, 2018
A
    AS ON       8J4HAM Ham Festa Kasaoka 2013 Aug. 6 - Nov. 4, 2013 N
    AS ONDJFM   8J270TK The 70th Anniversary of Toyokawa-city Aug. 10, 2013 - Mar. 31, 2014 N
    AS O        8J1FARC 2013 Fukaya-city Comprehensive Disaster-preparedness Drill,
the 45th Anniversary of Fukaya Amateur Radio Club and
the 10th Anniversary of Its Club Station JQ1YDL
Aug. 24 - Oct. 30, 2013 2
    AS ON       8J120TAM The 120th Anniversary of Tama-area's Jurisdiction Transfer from Kanagawa-pref. to Tokyo-pref. Aug. 24 - Nov. 3, 2013 2
     S          8J8RALLY FIA Asia-Pacific Rally Championship Round 5 and JAF Japanese Rally Championship Round 7
"Rally Hokkaido"
Sept. 1 - 29, 2013 2
     S ONDJFM   8N3T Takatsuki Dai 1 Junior High School ARISS School Contact Sept. 20, 2013 - Sept. 19, 2018 Mar. 31, 2014 A
       O        8J9ECZEN The 10th Anniversary of Echizen Railway Oct. 1 - 31, 2013 2
       ONDJFM   8J130MUT The 30th Anniversary of Mutsuzawa-town, in Chosei-gun, Chiba-pref. Oct. 1, 2013 - Mar. 31, 2014 2
       ONDJFM   8J7JE4OO The 400th Anniversary of Japan-Spain Exchange
The 400th Anniversary of Keicho Embassy's Sailing to Europe
(Keicho: A name of regnal year 1596-1615)
Oct. 1, 2013 - Mar. 31, 2014 2
       ONDJFM   8J7SGP Acknowledgment of Sanriku Geopark as one of Japanese Geoparks Oct. 3, 2013 - Mar. 31, 2014 N
       ON       8J6BAL 2013 Saga International Balloon Fiesta Oct. 5 - Nov. 4, 2013 2
       O        8J9OKB Campaign for Amateur Radio License Electronic Application, at 2013 All Japan ARDF Athletic Meet
(O: Otoku (or Money-saving), K: Kantan (or Easy), B: Benri (or Convenient))
Oct. 13 - 20, 2013 N
        N       8J2B1GP The 8th Local Gourmet B-1 Grand Prix in Toyokawa(-city)
(B: Local brand; formerly in connection with "B-class local gourmet," intending country dishes or delicious reasonable diets)
Nov. 1 - 10, 2013 N
        NDJFM   8J1TS50A The 50th Anniversary of Tsukuba Science City
(Consented by the Cabinet as a National Project in 1963)
Nov. 1, 2013 - Mar. 31, 2014 N
        NDJFM   8J5SSS The 56th Saijo-shi Sangyo Sai (or Saijo-city Industry Festival) Nov. 1, 2013 - Apr. 30, 2014 N
        NDJFM   8N3LR Karahashi Elementary School ARISS School Contact, Conducted by Rakuyo Technical High School
(LR: Laboratory of Technology Rakuyo)
Nov. 13, 2013 - Nov. 12, 2018Feb. 20, 2014 A
         D      8N1ISS Tochigi Science Lion Project ARISS School Contact Dec. 1 - 31, 2013 A
         DJ     8J1AB
8N1AB
The 50th Anniversary of Ayumi-no-Hako
(Ayumi-no-Hako: "(Collection) Box for Walk," a Fundraising Campaign, Promoting the Welfare of Disabled Children/Persons and Elderly Persons Needing Nursing Care)
Dec. 1, 2013 - Jan. 31, 2014 2
         DJFM   8J6HAM The 13th West Japan Ham Fair Dec. 12, 2013 - Mar. 2, 2014 1
          JF    8J9OKB Campaign for Amateur Radio License Electronic Application
(O: Otoku (or Money-saving), K: Kantan (or Easy), B: Benri (or Convenient))
Jan. 1 - Feb. 28, 2014 N
          JFM   8J7T The Birth of Takizawa-city (JCC#0316) Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2014 N
          JFM   8J1AOBA The 20th Anniversary of Aoba-ward (in Yokohama-city) Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2014 N
          JFM   8J3ZUKA Takarazuka(-city)'s Triple Anniversay
((1) The 100th Anniversary of The Takarazuka Revue, (2) The 60th Anniversary of Takarazuka-city and (3) The 20th Anniversary of The Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum)
Jan. 1, 2014 - Mar. 31, 2015 N
          JFM   8N3HKC Hirakata-city's Upgrade to a "Core City" (Defined by the Local Autonomy Act) Jan. 15 - Sept. 30, 2014 N
          JF    8N2TCES Toyoake Chuuou Elementary School ARISS School Contact Jan. 28 - Feb. 27, 2014 A
           FM   8J1TZ20Y The 20th Anniversary of Tsuzuki-ward (in Yokohama-city) Feb. 1 - Dec. 31, 2014 N
           FM   8N1MA Musashino Elementary School ARISS School Contact Feb. 10 - Apr. 10, 2014 A
           FM   8N3AB Himeji Aboshinishi Elementary School ARISS School Contact Feb. 14 - May 13, 2014 A
            M   8N1MOMO The 38th Koga(-city) Momo (or Peach (Blossom)) Festival
The 21st Koga(-city) Fire Balloon Contest [Contest itself cancelled]
Mar. 1 - Apr. 6, 2014 2
            M   8J4SNP The 80th Anniversary of Setonaikai National Park Mar. 1 - May 31, 2014 2
            M   8N2HHH Hamanako Flower Expo (or Hana Haku) 2014 / The 31st Japan Parks and Urban Green Fair in Shizuoka Mar. 1 - June 16, 2014 2
            M   8J1AYAME The 63rd Suigo Itako Ayame Matsuri (or Water District Itako(-city) Iris Festival) Mar. 1 - Aug. 31, 2014 2
            M   8J7EQ The Great East Japan Earthquake Memorial Mar. 6 - Sept. 30, 2014 N
            M   8J10NICT The 10th Anniversary of National Institute of Information and Communications Technology
The 50th Anniversary of Its Kashima Space Technology Center
The 25th Anniversary of Its Kansai Advanced Research Center
Mar. 15 - Sept. 15, 2014 N
            M   8N3TA The 60th Anniversary of Takasago-city Mar. 15, 2014 - Mar. 31, 2015 N
            M   8J740YYM The 40th Anniversary of Tsugaru Sky Club, JA7YYM Mar.Apr. - Aug., 2014  
                  Kibi International University Conducted ARISS School Contact in Takahashi   A

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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