JA's Special Event / ARISS School Contact Stations in FY2016
1: JARL Specially Commemorative Station, 2: JARL Special Station, N: Non-JARL Special-Event Station; A: ARISS School Contact Station
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20162017
AMJJAS ONDJFM
                8J190Y The 90th Anniversary of the JARL June 12 - Dec. 7, 2015 1
                8J290Y Nov. 9, 2015 - Mar. 31, 2016 1
AMJ             8J390Y Jan. 1 - June 30, 2016 1
AMJ             8J490Y June 12, 2015 - June 30, 2016 1
AM              8J590Y June 12 - July 31, 2015;
Sept. 1, 2015 - May 31, 2016
1
AMJ             8J690Y June 12, 2015 - June 30, 2016 1
AMJ           H 8J790Y June 12, 2015 - June 30, 2016 1
AMJ             8J890Y Oct. 10, 2015 - June 30, 2016 1
AMJ             8J90Y June 12, 2015 - June 30, 2016 1
AMJ             8J090Y June 12, 2015 - June 30, 2016 1
AMJJAS OND      8J3SP The 1400th Anniversary of Sayama-ike Pond June 20, 2015 - Dec. 31, 2016 N
AMJ JAS         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
AMJJAS ON       8N120ICT The 120th Anniversary of Radio Communication Dec. 1, 2015 - Nov. 30, 2016 N
AM            H 8J2SMT Ise Shima Summit Dec. 25, 2015 - May 27, 2016 2
AMJ               8J100MAB The 100th Anniversary of Nagareyama-line
(between Mabashi-station in Matsudo-city and Nagareyama-station in Nagareyama-city, operated by Ryutetsu Co., Ltd.)
(8J100MAB ... in Matsudo-city, 8N100NAG ... in Nagareyama-city)
Jan. 1 - June 30, 2016 N
8N100NAG
AMJJAS OND      8J1JAG The 40th National General Meeting of Japan Award Hunters Group Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2016 2
AMJJAS ONDJFM   8J4CAF The Centennial Anniversary of Fukuyama-city Jan. 1, 2016 - Mar. 31, 2017 2
AMJJAS OND      8N3KTYSN The 10th Anniversary of Yosano-town's Merger(, in Kyoto-prefecture) Jan. 3 - Dec. 31, 2016 N
AMJJAS OND      8N0A The 40th Anniversary of the Designation of "Ayakomai Dance" as a National Significant Intangible Folk Cultural Asset Jan. 5 - Dec. 31, 2016 N
AMJ             8J1TMC The 10th Anniversary of Tsukubamirai-city Feb. 1 - June 30, 2016 N
AMJJA           8N3KT The 60th Kyoto Contest Feb. 6 - Aug. 31, 2016 N
AMJJAS ON       8J1MITO Festivals in Mito(-city): (1) Mito(-city) Plum Festival, (2) Mito Komon Festival and (3) 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
A               8N1MOMO The 40th Koga(-city) Momo (or Peach (Blossom)) Festival Mar. 1 - Apr. 10, 2016 2
A               8J5TOBE The 33rd Tobe-yaki Porcelain Festival Mar. 1 - Apr. 17, 2016 2
AM              8N3WRT Wings for Life World Run (in Takashima-city) Mar. 1 - May 8, 2016 2
AMJJAS          8N370H Hirano Junior High School ARISS School Contact (in Kobe-city) Mar. 10 - Sept. 9, 2016 A
AMJJAS O        8N3DNP Osaka Wireless Proper Use Promotion Conference
(DNP: Denpa/Dempa, or Radiowave)
Mar. 20 - [Oct. 23 - Nov. 4], 2016 N
AM              8J4FF 2016 Hiroshima(-city) Flower Festival Apr. 1 - May 5, 2016 2
AM              8J4ROSE Fukuyama(-city) Bara (or Rose) Festival 2016 Apr. 1 - May 15, 2016 2
AMJ             8J0GR The 67th National Tree-Planting Ceremony 2016 in Nagano(-prefecture)
(GR: Green)
Apr. 1 - June 5, 2016 2
AMJJ            8J2HAM The 48th Tokai(-district) Ham Festival Apr. 1 - July 10, 2016 1
AMJ J             8J3A The 21st Kansai Amateur Radio Festival "KANHAM 2016"
(8J3A: Fixed, 8J3XXI: Mobile)
Apr. 1 - July 17, 2016 1
8J3XXI
AMJJA           8J1ITAKO The 65th Suigo Itako Ayame Matsuri (or Water District Itako(-city) Iris Festival) Apr. 1 - Aug. 31, 2016 2
AMJJAS ON       8J2FUJI The 50th Anniversary of Fuji-city Apr. 1 - Nov. 30, 2016 N
AMJJAS OND      8J1SMM The 20th Anniversary of Sammu-city Apr. 1 - Dec. 31, 2016 2
AMJJAS ONDJ     8J1I20A The 20th Anniversary of Inzai-city Apr. 1, 2016 - Jan. 5, 2017 N
AMJJAS ONDJFM   8J120Y The 20th Anniversary of Yoshikawa-city Apr. 1, 2016 - Mar. 31, 2017 2
AMJJAS ONDJFM   8N2EJT The 110th Anniversary of Toyohashi-city
("Eejanaika Toyohashi": A city promotion of Toyohashi
 "Eejanaika": Meaning "who cares?," "why not?" or "what the hell?," a madly dancing social phenomenon 1867-1868, having its origin in Toyohashi)
Apr. 1, 2016 - Mar. 31, 2017 N
AMJJAS ONDJFM   8N2K10Y The 10th Anniversary of Kitanagoya-city Apr. 1, 2016 - Mar. 31, 2017 2
AMJJAS OND      8J3AMA The 100th Anniversary of Amagasaki-city Apr. 3 - Dec. 31, 2016 N
AMJ               8J2VLP The World QRP Day (June 17)
(VLP: Very Low Power)
Apr. 26 - June 30, 2016 1
AMJ               8J4VLP Apr. 2926 - June 30, 2016 2
AMJ J             8J6VLP Apr. 26 - July 31, 2016 1
AMJ               8J8VLP Apr. 26 - June 30, 2016 1
AMJ               8J9VLP Apr. 26 - June 30, 2016 1
AM              8J6DON Hakata "Dontaku" Port Festival
(Dontaku: a Dutch word Zontag, meaning a holiday)
Apr. 29 - May 5, 2016 2
 M              8J1ITU World Telecommunication and Information Society Day May 1 - 31, 2016 N
 MJJAS OND      8J1IRM The 50th Anniversary of Iruma-city May 1 - Dec. 31, 2016 N
 MJJAS ONDJ     8J2OKZ The 100th Anniversary of Okazaki-city May 1, 2016 - Jan. 29, 2017 N
 MJJAS ONDJFM   8J4ISHIN Yamaguchi(-prefecture) Bakumatsu Ishinsai (or End-of-Edo-Period Imperial-Restoration Festival)
(Five years tourism campaign marking the 150th anniversary of "Meiji Restoration (of Imperial power)" in 1868)
May 1, 2016 - Mar. 31, 2017 2
 MJJAS ON       8N3B Boze Junior Highschool / Boze Elementary School ARISS School Contest (in Himeji-city) May 24 - Nov. 23, 2016 A
 MJJAS OND      8J25JARD The 25th Anniversary of The Japan Amateur Radio Development Association (JARD) (, a general incorporated foundation) May 24 - Dec. 31, 2016 N
 MJJ            8J2UMI Umi (or Sea) Festa Higashimikawa
(Higashimikawa: Most eastern part of Aichi-prefecture, around Toyohashi-city)
May 28 - July 31, 2016 2
  JJ            8N655HAM 2016 Okinawa Amateur Radio Day (June 22; The 55th Anniversary of Amateur Radio in Okinawa) June 1 - July 31, 2016 2
  JJA           8J2MSSB The 50th All Japan 2m SSB Devotees Meeting in Aichi and Gifu-prefecture June 1 - Aug. 31, 2016 2
  JJAS ONDJFM   8J3SK60Y The 60th Anniversary of Sakurai-city June 1, 2016 - Mar. 31, 2017 N
  J JAS OND JFM   8J7I The 50th Anniversary of Iwaki-city
(8J7I: Mobile, 8N7I: Fixed)
June 1, 2016 - Mar. 31, 2017 2
8N7I
  JJAS O        8N1UN The 60th Anniversary of Japan's Membership in the United Nations June 4 - Oct. 31, 2016 2
  JJA           8N0YAMA National Meeting of Commemorating the 1st "Mountain Day" Holiday (Aug. 11) June 6 - Aug. 31, 2016 1
   JAS OND      8J4AMA Renewal of Ama-town's Rental Shack July 1 - Dec. 31, 2016 N
   JAS OND      8J1TODA The 50th Anniversary of Toda-city July 23 - Dec. 31, 2016 N
  JJAS OND      8J1ME The 50th Anniversary of Mitsubishi Electric Amateur Radio Club June 11 - Dec. 24, 2016 2
   JAS OND    8J3ME July 16Aug. 1 - Dec. 24, 2016 2
  JJ            8J3SC The 20th All Shiga(-prefecture) Contest June 17 - July 18, 2016 2
  JJ            8J6DIAJA Omuta(-city) Daijayama (or Big Snake Mountain) Festival June 19 - July 31, 2016 N
  JJA           8J4DISS Daisen Elementary School ARISS School Contest (in Daisen-town, Saihaku-gun) June 21 - Aug. 31, 2016 A
   JA           8J1HAM Ham Fair 2016 July 1 - Aug. 21, 2016 1
   JAS          8J7SEA The 36th All Japan Making-Rich-Sea Conference in Yamagata-prefecture July 1 - Sept. 11, 2016 2
   JAS O        8N0ARDF 2016 All Japan ARDF Athletic Meet July 1 - Oct. 2, 2016 1
   JAS O        8N5CLEAN Clean Reception Environment Month July 1 - Oct. 31, 2016 2
     S O        8J8CLN
8J8CLE
8J8CLN
Sept. 15 1 15 - Oct. 31, 2016 2
       O        8N9C Oct. 1 - 31, 2016 2
     S O        8N0CLE Sept. 1 - Oct. 31, 2016 2
   JAS O        8J8KH The 20th Anniversary of Kitahiroshima-city July 1 - Oct. 31, 2016 N
    J             8N1HQ 2016 IARU HF Championship

(1) Minato ... JA1HGY: "FEDXP Volunteers Group" ... 10m-CW
(2) Chofu ... JA1ZGP: "The University of Electro-Communications Club" ... 10m-Ph
(3) Sosa ... JF1NPC: "Bellkey Amateur Radio Club" ... 15m-Ph
(4) Mimasaka ... JN4MMO: "Team Mimachan" ... 160m-CW, 40m-CW
(5) Okayama ... "JH4WBY Group" ... 80m-CW
(6) Onomichi ... JA4OK: "EM10 Onomichi" ... 40m-Ph
(7) Aomori ... JA7MSQ: "Aomori Contest Club Volunteers" ... 15m-CW
(8) Sapporo ... "JR8YLW" ... 80m-Ph, 20m-Ph
(9) Iwamizawa ... JH8ZMM: "JA8CDT Group" ... 20m-CW
July 2 - 17, 2016 1
8N1HQ 1
8N1HQ 1
8N4HQ 1
8N4HQ 1
8N4HQ 1
8N7HQ 1
8N8HQ 1
8N8HQ 1
   JAS OND      8J2KB31A The 31st National Cultural Festival (or Kokumin Bunka Sai) in Aichi-prefecture July 11 - Dec. 3, 2016 2
   JA           8J7START Tohoku-district and Sendai-city Tourism Promotion: Disaster Prevention, Reconstruction Start and Sendai Tanabata (or Star) Festival July 16 - Aug. 31, 2016 N
   JAS ONDJFM   8N360KSG Pilgrimage to Kasuga-taisha Shrine(, in the Anniversary Year of the 60th Shrine Rebuilding Once in Twenty Years) July 25, 2016 - Mar. 31, 2017 N
    A           8J6SOLAR Suigo (or Water District) Yanagawa(-city) Water Festival
(including 2016 Yanagawa(-city) SolarBoat Festival)
Aug. 1 - 7, 2016 2
    A           8J5JAZZ 2016 Imabari(-city) Jazz Town Aug. 1 - 31, 2016 2
    AS OND      8J1CHIBA The 890th Anniversary of Chiba
(Transmigration of Tsuneshige Chiba and his Samurai group in 1126)
Aug. 1 - Dec. 31, 2016 2
    AS OND      8J130IZM The 30th Anniversary of Izumi-ward, Yokohama-city Aug. 1 - Dec. 31, 2016 N
    AS OND      8J7OSAKI The 10th Anniversary of Osaki-city Aug. 1 - Dec. 31, 2016 2
    AS O        8N4RSK The 12th 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. 17 - Oct. 2, 2016 N
    A           8J1BOSAI 2016 Tochigi-pref. and Sakura-city Joint Emergency Drill
(Bosai: disaster prevention)
Aug. 20 - 28, 2016 2
    AS          8J8RLY "Rally Hokkaido" :
FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship 2016 4th Stage
JAF All Japan Rally Championship 2016 7th Stage
Aug. 1 - 31Sept. 1 - 25, 2016 2
     S ON       8J4OM Okayama Marathon 2016 Sept. 1 3 - Nov. 30 (substantially Nov. 13), 2016 N
     S ON       8J7KINKA The 140th Anniversary of Kinkazan Lighthouse Sept. 1 - Nov. 30, 2016 2
     S ONDJFM   8J6TANTO The 100th Anniversary of Omuta-city
(Tanto: city of sekitan (or coal))
Sept. 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017 N
     S ONDJFM   8J3KRK The 60th Anniversary of the Merger of Tawaramoto-town
(PR of "Karako-Kagi Ruins Historical Park")
(Karako-Kagi Ruins: Moat colonies in the Yayoi Era, designated as a national historic site)
Sept. 14, 2016 - Mar. 31, 2017 N
     S O        8J71NSF The 71st National Sports Festival
The 16th National Sports Festival for People with Disabilities
(in Iwate-prefecture)
Sept. 15 - Oct. 25, 2016 2
     S ON       8N7T The Birth of Tomiya-city Sept. 17 - Nov. 6, 2016 2
     S O        8J1YGJH Yamanashi Gakuin Junior High School ARISS School Contact Sept. 21 - Oct. 1, 2016 A
       ON       8J6BAL FAI World Hot Air Balloon Championship in Saga(-prefecture) Oct. 5 - Nov. 7 (6?), 2016 1
    AS ON       8J4HAM Ham Festa Kasaoka 2016 Aug. 6 - Oct. 23Oct. 6 - Nov. 6, 2016 N
       ONDJ     8N17FUKU The 20th Anniversary of Shichifukujin (or Seven Lucky Gods / Seven Gods of Fortune) Award Oct .16, 2016 - Jan. 15, 2017 N
        ND    H 8J7XMAS Sendai(-city) and Miyaghi(-pref.) Tourism Promotion
(Sendai Pageant of Starlight in December)
Nov. 1 - Dec. 31, 2016 N
        NDJFM   8J1TGU The 50th Anniversary of the change from the "Faculty of Liberal Arts" to "Faculty of Education," of Tokyo Gakugei University
(Gakugei: Liberal arts)
Nov. 1, 2016 - Mar. 31, 2017 N
        NDJFM   8J1TOKAI The 75th Anniversary of Tokai University Nov. 1, 2016 - Nov. 3, 2017 N
        NDJFM   8J6HAM The 16th West Japan Ham Fair Nov. 27 Dec. 14, 2016 - Mar. 5, 2017 1
         DJFM   8J1KA The 50th Anniversary of Kunitachi-city Dec. 1 3, 2016 - Mar. 31, 2017 N
         DJFM   8J1GEO Acknowledgment of the Tukuba-san Area Geopark as one of Japanese Geoparks Dec. 27, 2016 - Dec. 31, 2017 N
          JF    8N0GK The 72nd Winter National Athletic Meet (in Nagano-prefecture) "Nagano Ginrei Kokutai"
(Ginrei: silvery, snow-capped mountain, Kokutai: National Athletic Meet)
Jan. 1 - Feb. 17, 2017 2
          JFM   8J2A Tsutsuji Matsuri (or Azalea Festival)
celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Asano-park
Jan. 1 - Apr. 30, 2017 2
          JFM   8J60JARE The 60th Anniversary of the Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition Jan. 1, 2017 - around Jan. 20, 2018 N
          JFM   8J1SUIGO Suigo Itako Ayame Matsuri (or Water District Itako(-city) Iris Festival) Jan. 4 - June 30, 2017 2
          JF    8N8SSF Sapporo Snow Festival Jan. 7 - Feb. 12, 2017 2
          JFM   8J125ETL The 125th Anniversary of the Former "Electrotechnical Laboratory, Ministry of Communications" Jan. 15 - Nov. 30, 2017 N
           FM   8J2IKH 27th National Confectionary Exposition in Mie(-prefecture)
"Oise-san Kashi (or Confectionary) Haku (or Exposition)"
("Oise-san: an affectionate appellation for Ise Jingu, or The Ise Grand Shrine)
Feb.1 - May 14, 2017 2
           FM   8J3HC50Y The 50th Anniversary of Higashiosaka-city Feb. 5, 2017 - Jan. 31, 2018 N
           FM   8J1MITO Festivals in Mito(-city) Feb. 18 - Nov. 30, 2017 N
            M   8N1MOMO The 41st Koga(-city) Momo (or Peach (Blossom)) Festival Mar. 1 - Apr. 9, 2017 2
            M   8J5TOBE The 34th Tobe-yaki Porcelain Festival Mar. 1 - Apr. 16, 2017 2
            M   8J1FB The 70th Anniversary of Bukyo-city
("Fumi-no-machi" , or "Town with Literature": Bunkyo-city)
Mar. 1 - May 20, 2017 2
            M   8J9G The 68th National Tree-Planting Ceremony 2017 in Toyama(-prefecture) Mar. 1 - May 28, 2017 2

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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