JA's Special Event / ARISS School Contact Stations in FY2015
1: JARL Specially Commemorative Station, 2: JARL Special Station, N: Non-JARL Special-Event Station; A: ARISS School Contact Station
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AMJJAS ONDJFM
AMJJA         H 8J4J The 30th Asia-Pacific Regional Scout Jamboree (Completed in 2013)
The 16th Nippon Jamboree (Completed in 2013)
The 23rd World Scout Jamboree
July 31, 2013 - Aug. 8, 2015 N
   JA         H 8N23WSJ The 23rd World Scout Jamboree July 28 - Aug. 8, 2015 N
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AMJJ            8J3EQ The 20th Anniversary of Hanshin Awaji Great Earthquake
The 55th Anniversary of JARL Kobe Club
Nov. 4, 2014 - July 16, 2015 N
AMJJAS ON       8N100ICT The 100th Anniversary of Hiraiso Solar Terrestrial Research Center
The 75th Anniversary of JJY, a standard time and frequency signals station
(both operated by NICT (National Institute of Information and Communications Technology))
Dec. 1, 2014 - Nov. 30, 2015 N
AMJ JAS ON        8N1Z The 20th Anniversary of Sumida Wave Radio Club, JN1ZUA
(8N1Z: Mobile, 8N1ZUA: Fixed)
Dec. 15, 2014 - Nov. 14, 2015 N
8N1ZUA
AMJJAS OND    H 8J1FUYO The 35th Anniverary of Fuyo Kondankai Amateur Radio Club, JI1YTF
(Fuyo Kondankai: An informal gathering in Fuyo Group — former Yasuda Conglomerate — for the group companies' employees to use their products mutually)
Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2015 2
A               8N9W7K Opening of Hokuriku Shinkansen Bullet Train (in Ishikawa-prefecture)
(W7K → W7 "Kei" → W7 "Series," a train type used on the Hokuriku Shinkansen)
Feb. 1 - Apr. 30, 2015 N
AMJJAS OND    H 8J3KGR The 60th Anniversary of Kamigori-town's Merger Feb. 3 - Dec. 31, 2015 N
AMJJAS ON       8J1MITO The 119th Mito(-city) Plum Festival (Competed)
Mito Komon Festival (Competed)
Chrysanthemum Flower Exhibition of Mito(-city)
(Mito Komon: Komon Mito (or Mitsukuni Tokugawa), 1628-1701, the Second Daimyo (or Feudal Lord) of the Mito Domain)
Feb. 20 - Nov. 30, 2015 N
A               8N4Y The Full Open of the Nima-Yunotsu Road Feb. 21 - Apr. 30, 2015 N
A               8N1MOMO The 39th Koga(-city) Momo (or Peach (Blossom)) Festival Mar. 1 - Apr. 6, 2015 2
AM            H 8J1H Hachioji-city's Upgrade to a "Core City" (Defined by the Local Autonomy Act) Mar. 1 - May 31, 2015 2
AM            P 8N3HC The Grand Opening of a World Heritage Site Himeji-jo Castle Mar. 1 - May 31, 2015 2
AM            H 8J3M The 29th General Assembly of the Japan Medical Congress Mar. 15 - May 14, 2015 N
AMJ J           H 8N3AA The 20th Kansai Amateur Radio Festival "KANHAM 2015"
(8N3AA: Fixed, 8J3XX: Mobile)
Apr. 1Mar. 21 - July 19, 2015 1
H 8J3XX
AMJJ            8N7T5X The 50th Anniversay of the Reconstructed Central Tower of Tsuruga-jo Castle Mar. 21 - July 31, 2015 2
AMJJAS OND      8N3RIMPA The 400th Anniversary Festival of Rimpa
(Rimpa: a word made by combining two Kanji characters (1) "Rin" from the name of Korin Ogata (1658-1716), a painter succeeding to Sotatsu Tawaraya (?-?) and Koetsu Hon'ami (1558-1637); and (2) "Ha" (or "Pa") meaning "faction" or "school")
Mar. 21 - Dec. 31, 2015 N
AMJ             8N5MG10A The 10th Anniversary of Marugame-city's Merger Mar. 22 - June 30, 2015 N
A               8J5TOBE The 32nd Tobe-yaki Porcelain Festival Apr. 1 - 19, 2015 2
AM            H 8N2S The 25th Shizuoka Contest Apr. 1 - May 4, 2015 2
AM              8J4FF 2015 Hiroshima(-city) Flower Festival Apr. 1 - May 5, 2015 2
AM              8J4ROSE Fukuyama(-city) Bara (or Rose) Festival 2015 Apr. 1 - May 17, 2015 2
AM              8N9G The 66th National Tree-Planting Ceremony 2015 in Ishikawa(-prefecture)
(G: Green)
Apr. 1 - May 17, 2015 2
AMJ             8J1AYAME The 64th Suigo Itako Ayame Matsuri (or Water District Itako(-city) Iris Festival) Apr. 1 - June 30, 2015 2
AMJJA           8J730ZYM The 30th Anniversary of CQ Tsugaru Ham Club, JH7ZYM Apr. 1 - Aug. 31, 2015 2
AMJJAS          8J110KMS The 10th Anniversary of Kamisu-city Apr. 1 - Sept. 30, 2015 N
AMJJAS ON       8J1F The 10th Anniversary of Fukaya-city Apr. 1 - Nov. 30, 2015 2
AMJJAS OND      8J1NAMEX The 10th Anniversary of Namegata-city Apr. 1 - Dec. 31, 2015 2
AMJJAS OND      8N7PM4OO The 400th Anniversary of the Port of Miyako Apr. 1 - Dec. 31, 2015 N
AMJJAS OND      8J760WA The 60th Anniversary of Wakuya-town's Merger Apr. 61 - Dec. 31, 2015 N
AMJJAS ONDJFM   8N1K The 50th Anniversary of Hiratsuka Konan Highschool Amateur Radio Club, JA1YOU Apr. 1, 2015 - Mar. 31, 2016 N
AMJJAS OND      8N0MYOKO The Birth (Spin-off) of the Myoko Togakushi National Park / The 10th Anniversary of Myoko-city Apr. 7 - Dec. 31, 2015 N
AM              8N3WLWRT Wings for Life World Run in Takashima(-city) Apr. 21 - May 31, 2015 2
AMJJAS ON       8N2IKUJU The 39th National Tree-Growing (or Ikuju) Festival in Gifu(-prefecuture) Apr. 25 - Nov. 8, 2015 2
AMJ             H 8J1VLP The World QRP Day (June 17)
(VLP: Very Low Power)
Apr. 26 - June 30, 2015 1
AMJ               8J4VLP Apr. 25 - June 30, 2015 1
AMJ               8J6VLP Apr. 26 - June 30, 2015 1
AMJ               8J8VLP Apr. 26 - June 30, 2015 1
 MJ               8J9VLP May 18 - June 30, 2015 1
AM              8J6DON Hakata "Dontaku" Port Festival
(Dontaku: a Dutch word Zontag, meaning a holiday)
Apr. 29 - May 5, 2015 2
 M              8J1ITU World Telecommunication and Information Society Day May 1 - 31, 2015 N
 MJ             8J1KJ Japan-Korea Diplomatic Relations 50th Anniversary May 1 - June 30, 2015 2
 MJJAS          8N13ARDF The 10th IARU Region 3 ARDF Championship May 1 - Sept. 30, 2015 1
 MJJAS O        8J1TRD The 45th Anniversary of Toride-city / The 10th Anniversary of Its Merger of Fujishiro-town May 1 - Oct. 31, 2015 N
 MJJAS O        8J7TNX Tohoku-district's Tourism Promotion / Appreciation for Reconstruction Assistance May 1 - Oct. 31, 2015 N
 MJJAS ON       8N3ARDF 2015 All Japan ARDF Athletic Meet May 1 - Nov. 15, 2015 1
 MJJAS ONDJFM H 8N10F The 10th Anniversary of Fujiminio-city May 1, 2015 - Mar. 31, 2016 N
 MJJAS O        8N3DNP Osaka Wireless Proper Use Promotion Conference
(DNP: Denpa/Dempa, or Radiowave)
May 3 - Oct. [10-23], 2015 N
 MJJAS O        8N5MTY The 10th Anniversary of Mitoyo-city May 4 - Aug. 8Oct. 25, 2015 N
 MJJAS ON       8N2AI The 10th Anniversary of Aichi Expo
The 32nd Japan Parks and Urban Green Fair in Aichi(-prefecture)
May 5 - Nov. 8, 2015 2
  JJ            8J6DAIJA Omuta(-city) Daijayama Matsuri (or King Snake Mountain Festival) June 1 - July 26, 2015 N
  JJ            8N6HAM 2015 Okinawa Amateur Radio Day (June 22) June 1 - July 31, 2015 2
  JJA           8N1TT The 10th Lake Teganuma Triathlon June 1 - Aug. 31, 2015 2
  JJAS          8J8HAM The 4th Hokkaido Ham Fair June 1 - Sept. 6, 2015 1
  JJAS ON       8N0AZUMI The 10th Anniversary of Azumino-city June 1 - Nov. 30, 2015 N
  JJAS ONDJFM H 8J1JOCV The 50th Anniversary of the Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers June 1, 2015 - Mar. 31, 2016 N
  JJAS OND      8J190Y The 90th Anniversary of the JARL June 12 - Dec. 7, 2015 1
        NDJFM   8J290Y Nov. 9, 2015 - Mar. 31, 2016 1
          JFM   8J390Y Jan. 1 - June 30, 2016 1
  JJAS ONDJFM   8J490Y June 12, 2015 - June 30, 2016 1
  JJ S ONDJFM   8J590Y June 12 - July 31, 2015;
Sept. 1, 2015 - May 31, 2016
1
  JJAS ONDJFM   8J690Y June 12, 2015 - June 30, 2016 1
  JJAS ONDJFM H 8J790Y June 12, 2015 - June 30, 2016 1
       ONDJFM   8J890Y Oct. 10, 2015 - June 30, 2016 1
  JJAS ONDJFM   8J90Y June 12, 2015 - June 30, 2016 1
  JJAS ONDJFM   8J090Y June 12, 2015 - June 30, 2016 1
  JJAS O        8J2FOMLA The 13th Student Formula Japan June 15 - Oct. 31, 2015 N
  JJAS ONDJFM   8J3SP The 1400th Anniversary of Sayama-ike Pond June 20, 2015 - Dec. 31, 2016 N
   JAS O        8J3WK The 70th National Athletic Meet in Wakayama(-prefecture)
The 15th Special Athletes Sports Competition in Wakayama(-prefecture)
July 1 - Oct. 26, 2015 1
   JAS O        8N5CLEAN Clean Reception Environment Month July 1 - Oct. 31, 2015 2
       O        8J8CLN Oct. 1 - 31, 2015 2
       O        8N9C Oct. 1 - 31, 2015 2
     S O        8N0CL Sept. 1 - Oct. 31, 2015 2
   JAS ON       8J1CC The 60th Anniversary of Chofu-city July 1 - Nov. 30, 2015 N
   JAS ONDJFM H 8J1ISMC The 10th Anniversary of Isumi-city July 1, 2015 - Mar. 31, 2016 2
    J             8N1HQ 2015 IARU HF Championship

(1) Minato ... JA1HGY: "FEDXP Volunteers Group" ... 160m-CW
(2) Chofu ... JA1ZGP: "The University of Electro-Communications Club" ... 15m-Ph
(3) Naka-gun ... 7J1YAJ: "IDXRC" ... 15m-CW, 10m-Ph
(4) Sosa ... JF1NPC: "Bellkey Amateur Radio Club" ... 40m-Ph
(5) Miki ... JH3AIU: "Kansai Crazy Contesters" ... 10m-CW
(6) Okayama ... "JH4WBY Group" ... 80m-CW, 40m-CW
(7) Onomichi ... JA4OK: "Onomichi EM10" ... 80m-Ph
(8) Sapporo ... "JR8YLW" ... 20m-Ph
(9) Iwamizawa ... JH8ZMM: "JA8CDT Group" ... 20m-CW
July 4 - 12, 2015 1
8N1HQ 1
8N1HQ 1
8N1HQ 1
8N3HQ 1
8N4HQ 1
8N4HQ 1
8N8HQ 1
8N8HQ 1
   JAS O        8N4RSK The 11th 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.))
July 12 - Oct. 4, 2015 N
   JAS O        8N9SEA The 35th All Japan Making-Rich-Sea Conference in Toyama-pref. July 20 - Oct. 24, 2015 2
   JAS O        8N5KMC The 40th Kochi-prefecture Marathon Context July 20 - Oct. 31, 2015 N
   JAS ONDJFM   8N9IMIZU The 10th Anniversary of Imizu-city July 20, 2015 - Mar. 31, 2016 N
   JAS ON       8J3UMI Kyoto Expo of the Sea
(Umi: sea)
July 25 - Nov. 15, 2015 N
   JAS ONDJFM H 8N1F The 65th Festival of the Incorporation of Fujiyoshida as a City July 25, 2015 - Mar. 31, 2016 2
    A           8N5JAZZ 2015 Imabari(-city) Jazz Town Aug. 1 - 31, 2015 2
    AS          8J1AKIBA Akiba Daisuki! Festival (or We-Love-Akiba! Festival) 2015 Summer
(Akiba: a shortened name of Akihabara, famous for an electric town)
Aug. 1 - Sept. 30, 2015 N
    AS O      H 8J1UN The 70th Anniversary of the United Nations Aug. 1 - Oct. 31, 2015 2
    AS ON       8N3SF Youngsters' Science Festival, Kyoto-prefectural Aug. 1 - Nov. 8, 2015 N
    AS ONDJFM   8J3ART Tsunodaishi Rice Paddy Art Festival
(Tsunodaishi: a charm against evil, designed by Jie-daishi, a Buddhist monk, 912-985)
Aug. 1, 2015 - Mar. 31, 2016 2
    AS ONDJFM   8J0IKEDA The 100th Anniversary of Ikeda-town
The 60th Anniversary of Ikeda-town's Merger
Aug. 1, 2015 - Mar. 31, 2016 N
    AS ONDJFM H 8J100JRC The 100th Anniversary of the Wireless Telegraphy Law (obsoleted)
The 100th Anniversary of Japan Radio Co.,Ltd.
Aug. 1, 2015 - Mar. 31, 2016 N
    AS ON       8J4HAM Ham Festa Kasaoka(-city) 2015 Aug. 6 - Nov. 8, 2015 N
    AS ONDJF  H 8J1JAUS The 30th Anniversary of the Japan-U.S. Reciprocal Operating Agreement Aug. 8, 2015 - Feb. 29, 2016 2
    A           8J1BOSAI 2015 Tochigi-pref. and Oyama-city Joint Emergency Drill
(Bosai: disaster prevention)
Aug. 10 - 31, 2015 2
    AS ONDJF    8N3HO Higashioka Elementary School ARISS School Contact Aug. 11, 2015 - Feb. 10, 2016 A
    AS O        8N1KOGAX The 10th Anniversary of Koga-city's Merger Aug. 12 - Oct. 31, 2015 N
    AS O        8J2JSTY The 30th Anniversary of the Exhibit of an ex-Ice Breaker "Fuji," JSTY Aug. 2414 - Oct. 25, 2015 2
    AS          8J8RLY "Rally Hokkaido" :
FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship 2015 5th Stage
JAF All Japan Rally Championship 2015 7th Stage
Aug. 22 - Sept. 20, 2015 2
     S ON       8J4OM The 1st Okayama Marathon Sept. 1 - Nov. 30, 2015 N
     S ON       8J1CHM Choshi-peninsula Half Marathon Sept. 1 - Nov. 30, 2015 2
      S OND JFM H 8N1KCJ The 40th Anniversary of the Keymen's Club of Japan Sept. 20, 2015 - Sept. 19, 2016 2
8N2KCJ 2
8N3KCJ 2
8N5KCJ 2
8N8KCJ 2
     S O        8N2F Fukara Junior High School ARISS School Contact Sept. 25 - Oct. 4, 2015 A
       ON       8J4HSG6O The 60th Anniversary of Hiroshima Gakuin Junior and Senior High School Oct. 1 - Nov. 3, 2015 2
       ONDJFM   8J1YSY The 40th Anniversary of Togane Amateur Radio Club, JE1YSY Oct. 1, 2015 - Mar. 31, 2016 2
       ON       8J6BAL 2015 Saga International Balloon Festa Oct. 4 - Nov. 4, 2015 2
       ONDJ     8N0SDF Saku Children's Science Dome for the Future ARISS School Contact Oct. 14, 2015 - Jan. 5, 2016 A
        N       8J5JAJF Imabari-city Agriculture and Fishery Festival
((JA: Japan Agricultural Cooperatives, JF: Japan Fisheries Cooperatives)
Nov. 1 - 8, 2015 2
        ND    H 8J7XMAS Sendai(-city) and Miyaghi(-pref.) Tourism Promotion
(Sendai Pageant of Starlight in December)
Nov. 1 - Dec. 31, 2015 N
        NDJF    8J6IR Meiji Japan's Industrial Revolution Heritage as a World Heritage Site Nov. 1, 2015 - Feb. 28, 2016 2
        NDJFM H 8J7K10Y The 10th Anniversary of Kurihara-city Nov. 11, 2015 - Mar. 31, 2016 2
        ND      8N1NKSG Nanasawa Kibounooka Elementary School ARISS School Contact Nov. 20 - Dec. 6, 2015 A
        ND      8N2YAYOI Yayoi Elementary School ARISS School Contact Nov. 26, 2015 - A
         DJFM   8N120ICT The 120th Anniversary of Radio Communication Dec. 1, 2015 - Nov. 30, 2016 N
         DJFM   8J6HAM The 15th West Japan Ham Fair Dec. 15, 2015 - Mar. 6, 2016 1
         DJFM H 8J2SMT
8J2G7I
Ise Shima Summit Dec. 25, 2015 - May 27, 2016 2
            JFM   8J100MAB The 100th Anniversary of Nagareyama-line
(between Mabashi and Nagareyama, operated by Ryutetsu Co., Ltd.)
8J100MAB in Matsudo-city, 8N100NAG in Nagareyama-city
Jan 1 - June 30, 2016 N
8N100NAG
          JFM   8J1JAG The 40th National General Meeting of Japan Award Hunters Group Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2016 2
          JFM   8J4CAF The Centennial Anniversary of Fukuyama-city Jan. 1, 2016 - Mar. 31, 2017 2
          JFM   8N3KTYSN The 10th Anniversary of Yosano-town's Merger(, in Kyoto-prefecture) Jan. 3, 2016 - about half a year N
          JFM   8N0A The 40th Anniversary of the Designation of "Ayakomai Dance" as a National Significant Intangible Folk Cultural Asset Jan. 5 - Dec. 31, 2016 N
          JF    8J8SSF The 67th Sapporo Snow Festival Jan. 10 - Feb. 11, 2016 2
           FM   8J1TMC The 10th Anniversary of Tsukubamirai-city Feb. 1 - June 30, 2016 N
           FM   8N3KT The 60th Kyoto Contest Feb. 6 - Aug. 31, 2016 N
           FM   8J8H5K The Opening of Hokkaido Shinkansen Bullet Train
(H5K → H5 "Kei" → H5 "Series," a train type used on the Hokkaido Shinkansen)
Feb. 15 - Mar. 31, 2016 2
           FM   8J1MITO Mito(-city) Plum Festival,
Mito Komon Festival? and
Chrysanthemum Flower Exhibition of Mito(-city)?
(Mito Komon: Komon Mito (or Mitsukuni Tokugawa), 1628-1701, the Second Daimyo (or Feudal Lord) of the Mito Domain)
Feb. 20 - Nov. 30, 2016 N
            M   8N1MOMO The 40th Koga(-city) Momo (or Peach (Blossom)) Festival Mar. 1 - Apr. 10, 2016 2
            M   8J5TOBE The 33rd Tobe-yaki Porcelain Festival Mar. 1 - Apr. 7, 2016 2
            M   8N3WRT Wings for Life World Run (in Takashima-city) Mar. 1 - May 8, 2016 2
            M   8N370H Hirano Junior High School ARISS School Contact (in Kobe-city) Mar. 10 - Sept. 9, 2016 A
            M   8N3DNP Osaka Wireless Proper Use Promotion Conference
(DNP: Denpa/Dempa, or Radiowave)
Mar. 20 -, 2016 N
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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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