JA's Special Event / ARISS School Contact Stations in FY2018
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
AMJJAS OND      8J1GEO Acknowledgment of the Tukuba-san Area Geopark as one of Japanese Geoparks Dec. 27, 2016 - Dec. 31, 2017 Dec. 31 24, 2018 N
AM              8J1ZIU The 40th Anniversary of the Tokyowan (or Tokyo Bay) Ham Club, JF1ZIU June 1, 2017 - May 31, 2018 2
AM              8J765TBC The 65th Anniversary of Tohoku Broadcasting Co., Ltd. July 22, 2017 - May 1, 2018 N
AMJJ            8N3MIWA Enactment of a Sakurai City Ordinance Promoting Miwa Somen
(Miwa Somen: Japanese fine noodles, produced in Miwa area, including Sakurai-city)
Aug. 2, 2017 - Mar. 31 July 31, 2018 N
AMJ             8J3B The 100th Anniversary of Biwako Shuko no Uta (or "Lake Biwa Rowing Song") Nov. 10, 2017 - June 27, 2018 2
AMJJAS ONDJFM H 8J3N2S The 40th Anniversary of Nara(-prefecure) Two-meter SSB Lovers (Association) Dec. 1, 2017 - Mar. 31, 2019 Mar. 31, 2018 2
AMJJAS ONDJFM 8J3N Apr. 1, 2018 - Mar. 31, 2019
AM              8J7HCB The 100th Anniversary of Hirosaki(-city) Cherry Blossom Viewing Party Jan. 1 - May 31, 2018 2
AMJ             8J1SUIGO The 67th Suigo Itako Ayame Matsuri (or Water District Itako(-city) Iris Festival) Jan. 1 - June 30, 2018 2
AMJJAS OND      8N0400N The 400th Anniversary of the Origin of Nagaoka(-city) Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2018 2
AMJJAS ONDJ     8J7AID The 30th Anniversary of Akita International Dahlia Garden Jan. 20, 2018 - Jan. 19, 2019 N
AMJJAS ONDJ     8J75RS The 75th Anniversary of Tohoku Radiotelegraphy School Jan. 22, 2018 - Jan. 21, 2019 N
AMJJAS          8J1MITO Festivals in Mito(-city) Feb. 18 17 - Sept. 30, 2018 N
A               8N1MOMO The 42nd Koga(-city) Momo (or Peach (Blossom)) Festival Mar. 1 - Apr. 8, 2018 2
A               8J5TOBE The 35th Tobe-yaki Porcelain Festival Mar. 1 - Apr. 22, 2018 2
AMJJAS          8J7MMF Establishment of Miyako, Muroran Ferry Route Mar. 1 - Sept. 30, 2018 N
AMJJAS          8J8MMF Mar. 1 - Sept. 30, 2018 N
AMJJAS ON       8J4B The 30th Anniversary of The Seto Ohashi Bridge Mar. 1 - Nov. 30, 2018 2
AMJJAS ONDJF    8N1UEC The 100th Anniversary of The University of Electro-Communications
[8N1UEC: Students, 8J100UEC: Alumni]
Mar. 1, 2018 - Feb. 28, 2019 N
   JAS ONDJF    8J100UEC July 15, 2018 - Feb. 28, 2019 N
AMJJAS ONDJ     8J3NARA The 120th Anniversary of Nara-city Mar. 23, 2018 - Jan. 31, 2019 N
AMJ J             8N3UV The 23rd Kansai Amateur Radio Festival "KANHAM 2018"
[8N3UV: Fixed, 8J3XXIII: Mobile]
(UV: "··‐ ···‐," corresponding figures "23," in the simplified form of Morse code signals in Japan)
Mar. 31 - July 15, 2018 1
8J3XXIII
AM              8J4FF 2018 Hiroshima(-city) Flower Festival Apr. 1 - May 5, 2018 2
AM              8J4ROSE Fukuyama(-city) Bara (or Rose) Festival 2018 Apr. 1 - May 20, 2018 2
AM              8N0SK The 50th Anniversary of the Adoption of "Shinano no kuni" as an Official Prefecture Song of Nagano
(Shinano no Kuni: A song "The Province of Shinano;"
 Shinano: An old name of Nagano-prefecture)
Apr. 1 - May 31, 2018 2
AMJ             8J7G The 69th National Tree-Planting Ceremony 2018 in Fukushima(-prefecture)
(G: Green)
Apr. 1 - June 10, 2018 2
AMJJ            8J2VX The 50th Tokai(-district) Ham Festival Apr. 1 - July 29, 2018 1
AMJJA           8J3KKI Opening of "Karako-Kagi Iseki (or Ruins) Historical Park" and a Roadside Station "Resti Karako-Kagi"
(Karako-Kagi Iseki: Moat colonies in the Yayoi Era, designated as a National Historic Site;
 Resti: Ruins in Italian)
Apr. 1 - Aug. 31, 2018 N
AMJJAS OND      8N1FBK 2018 Fukaya-city Comprehensive Emergency Drill (or Bosai Kuknren)
(The 50th Anniversary of Fukaya-city Amateur Radio Club)
(Bosai: Disaster prevention, Kunren: Drill)
Apr. 1 - Dec. 31, 2018 2
AMJJAS ONDJF  H 8J1KZ The 70th Anniversary of Kanazawa-ward, Yokohama-city Apr. 1, 2018 - Feb. 28, 2019 N
AMJJAS ONDJF    8J2OGAKI The 100th Anniversary of Ogaki-city Apr. 1, 2018 - Feb. 28, 2019 2
AMJJAS ONDJFM H 8J1IRW The 30th Anniversary of Isumi Railway Apr. 1, 2018 - Mar. 31, 2019 2
AMJJAS ONDJFM   8J6ONSEN The 33rd National Cultural Festival in Oita-prefecture
(where famous for its hot springs (or Onsen)
Apr. 1, 2018 - Mar. 31, 2019 N
AMJJAS ONDJFM   8J1ECL The 70th Anniversary of The Electrical Communication Laboratory Apr. 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019 N
AMJJAS ON       8N3EXPO Universal Exposition Bid Campaign as the 2025 Japan World Exposition Apr. 11 - Nov. 30, 2018 2
AMJ             8N1080S The 1080th Anniversary of the Naritasn Shinshoji Temple Apr. 16 - June 30, 2018 N
AMJ               8J4VLP The World QRP Day (June 17)
(VLP: Very Low Power)
Apr. 26 - June 30, 2018 1
AMJ J             8J6VLP Apr. 26 - July 31, 2018 1
AMJ               8J8VLP Apr. 26 - June 30, 2018 1
AMJ               8J9VLP Apr. 26 - June 30, 2018 1
AM              8J6DON Hakata "Dontaku" Port Festival
(Dontaku: a Dutch word Zontag, meaning a holiday)
Apr. 29 28 - May 5, 2018 2
AMJJ            8J5KA7O The 70th Anniversary of JARL Kagawa(-prefecture) Club Apr. 29 - July 7, 2018 2
AMJJAS ON       8N3DNP Events by Promotion Member Committee for Appropriate Utilization of Radiowave in Osaka-pref. Apr. 29, 2018 - [someday Nov. 17 - Dec. 7] N
 M              8J1ITU World Telecommunication and Information Society Day May 1 - 31, 2018 N
 MJJ            8J8H150Y The 150th Year of Hokkaido
(Named in 1869)
May 1 - July 31, 2018 2
 MJJAS ON       8N4HANA The 35th Japan Parks and Urban Green Fair in Yamaguchi(-pref)
(Hana: Flower)
May 1 - Nov. 4, 2018 2
  JJA         H 8J7SPA Reconstruction Assistance: Tourism Promotion of Spas in Miyagi(-prefecture) June 1 - Aug. 31, 2018 N
  JJA           8J729FM The 37th 29MHz FM National Convention in Aomori(-pref) June 1 - Aug. 31, 2018 2
  JJAS          8N0JM The Opening of the Joetsu-city Aquarium and Museum June 1 - Sept. 30, 2018 2
  JJAS ONDJFM   8J0150NP The 150th Anniversary of Port of Niigata June 1, 2018 - Mar. 31, 2019 2
  JJAS ONDJFM   8J1KOFU The 500th Anniversary of the Establishment of Kofu(-city) June 1, 2018 - Dec. 31, 2019 2
  JJAS ONDJFM   8J7B The 150th Anniversary of Boshin War
(a Japanese civil war between Imperial and shogunate forces, 1868-1869)
June 5, 2018 - Mar. 31, 2019 N
  JJA           8J4N Smoke signal (or Noroshi) to Connect Hearts among Friends Not Met Yet July 13 - 16, 2018
June 14 - Aug. 31, 2018
N
  JJAS OND      8J9K The 70th Anniversary of JARL Kanazawa Club June 17 - Dec. 31, 2018 N
  JJA           8N6D Omuta(-city) Daijayama (or Big Snake Mountain) Festival June 19 - Aug. 31, 2018 N
  JJAS ONDJ     JD1YAB The 50th Anniversary of Return of Ogasawara-islands
[Not a special-event but a normal club station]
June 20, 2018 - Jan. 6, 2019 2
  J J             8N1HQ 2018 IARU HF Championship

(1) Minato ... JA1HGY: "FEDXP Volunteers Group" ... 160m-CW
(2) Chita-gun ... JA2ZJW?: "Aichi Conetst Club" ... 80m-CW, 20m-Ph, 10m-CW
(3) Miki ... JH3AIU: "Kansai Crazy Contesters" ... 20m-CW
(4) Aso-gun ... JA6BXA: "Team Six" ... 15m-CW
(5) Aomori ... JA7MSQ: "Aomori Contest Club Volunteers" ... 40m-CW
(6) Sapporo ... "JR8YLW" ... 40m-Ph
June 23 - July 15, 2018 1
8N2HQ 1
8N3HQ 1
8N6HQ 1
8N7HQ 1
8N8HQ 1
  JJA           8J1HAM Hamfair 2018 June 29 - Aug. 26, 2018 1
   JAS          8J8ARDF 2018 All Japan ARDF Athletic Meet July 1 - Sept. 30, 2018 1
   JAS O        8N5CLEAN Clean Reception Environment Month July 1 - Oct. 31, 2018 2
       O        8J8CLN Oct. 1 - 31, 2018 2
       O        8N9C Oct. 1 - 31, 2018 2
     S O        8N0CLA Sept 1 - Oct. 31, 2018 2
   JAS ON       8N7TENDO The 60th Anniversary of Tendo-city July 1 - Nov. 30, 2018 N
   JAS OND      8N5DAIQ The 100th Anniversary of Beethoven's "Ninth" premiere performance in Asia
(Ninth: Daiku or Daikyu in Japanese ...so... Dai-Q)
July 1 - Dec. 31, 2018 2
   JAS OND      8J6N Municipalisation of Nakagawa-city July 1 - Dec. 31, 2018 2
   JAS ONAJ     8N3SD Shinoda Elementary School ARISS Scool Contact July 6, 2018 - Jan. 5, 2019 A
   JAS          8J3TL 2018 Takashima(-city) Long Ride 100(km) July 15 - Sept. 30, 2018 2
   JAS O        8J50IARU The 50th Anniversary of IARU Region 3 July 17 - Oct. 31, 2018 2
   JAS          8N4RSK The 14th 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. 6 July 28 - Sept. 30, 2018 N
    A           8N6S Suigo (or Water District) Yanagawa(-city) Water Festival Aug. 1 - 6, 2018 2
    A           8J5JAZZ 2018 Imabari(-city) Jazz Town Aug. 1 - 31, 2018 2
    AS ON       8J9N The 31st All Japan Health and Welfare Festival in Toyama Aug. 1 - Nov. 6, 2018 N
    AS OND      8N3MKK The 150th Anniversary of the Change to the Meiji Era:
Miracle of Kyoto(-city) (or Kyoto no Kiseki)
[Miracle: Successive development of Kyoto, despite the transfer of the capital to Tokyo]
Aug. 1 - Dec. 31, 2018 N
    AS ONDJFM   8J3YYR The 50th Anniversary of Kohoku Club, JA3YYR Aug. 1, 2018 - Mar. 31, 2019 2
    A           8N9SJ 17th Nippon Scout Jamboree
[ARISS School Contact Cancelled]
Aug. 5 - 9, 2018 N
A
    AS          8J8RLY FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship
JAF All Japan Rally Championship
"Rally Hokkaido"
Aug. 18 - Sept. 16, 2018 2
     S O        8J9FK The 73rd National Sports Festival
The 18th National Sports Festival for People with Disabilities
Sept. 1 - Oct. 15, 2018 1
     S ON       8J4OM Okayama Marathon 2018 Oct. 4 Sept. 1 - Nov. 11? 30, 2018 N
     S ONDJFM   8J60UTO The 60th Anniversary of Uto-city Sept. 1, 2018 - Mar. 31, 2019 2
     S OND      8N1T Tachikawa(-city) Rakuichi (or Free-for-all Market) 2018 Sept. 10 - Dec. 31, 2018 N
     S ONDJFM   8N3OH Ohtori Elementary School ARISS Scool Contact Sept. 11, 2018 - Mar. 10, 2019 A
     S ONDJ     8N4KLO Obie Elementary School ARISS Scool Contact
(L: 50, because of one of the memorial events for the 50th anniversary of Kurashiki-city)
Sept. 18, 2018 - Jan. 17, 2019 A
       OND      8N1JPHC National Meeting of the Japan Police Ham Communication (Club) in Siatama(-pref.) Oct. 1 - Dec. 31, 2018 N
       OND      8N6M110Y The 100th Anniversary of the Port of Miike Oct. 1 - Dec. 31, 2018 N
       OND      8J760H The 60th Anniversary of Higashine-city Oct. 1 - Dec. 31, 2018 N
       ON       8J6BAL 2018 Saga International Balloon Festa Oct. 6 - Nov. 5, 2018 2
       OND      8J80JDOX The 80th Anniversary of the Launch of Soya, the First Antarctica Observation Ship
(JDOX: Call sign of Soya)
Oct. 13 - Dec. 31, 2018 N
       ONDJFM H 8J1YM50C The 50th Anniversary of Midori-ward in Yokohama-city Oct. 21, 2018 - Dec. 31, 2019 2
        ND    H 8J7XMAS 2018 Sendai Pageant of Starlight and Tourism Promotion Nov. 1 - Dec. 31, 2018 N
         DJFM   8N30ICT The 30th Anniversary of Advanced ICT Research Institute Dec. 1, 2018 - Mar. 31, 2020 N
         DJFM   8J7RR Entire Opening of the Sanriku Railway Riasu Line
(RR: Rias Rail)
Dec. 7, 2018 - Aug. 31 Mar. 31, 2019 N
         DJFM   8J6HAM The 18th West Japan Hamfair Dec. 19, 2018 - Mar. 3, 2019 1
         DJFM   8J4HORAI Horan-enya Festival 2019
(Sometimes called as not "Horan" but "Horai")
Dec. 27, 2018 - May 26, 2019 N
          JF    8N8SSF The 70th Sapporo Snow Festival Jan. 4 - Feb. 11, 2019 2
          JFM   8J7OK Registration of Osaki Koudo (or Tilled Soil in Osaki-area) as a Globally Important Agricultural Heritage System Jan. 19 - May 31, 2019 2
             FM H 8J2M The 30th General Assembly of Japan Medical Congress 2019 Chubu Feb. 1 - Apr . 30, 2019 N
8J9M
8J0M
           FM   8J1MITO Festivals in Mito(-city) Feb. 23 - Nov. 30? Oct. 31?, 2019 N
            M   8J4HAM Hamfesta Kasaoka
(Rescheduled: Oct. 20 → Mar. 21 → Mar. 17)
Mar. 1 - 30, 2019 N
            M   8N1MOMO The 43rd Koga(-city) Momo (or Peach (Blossom)) Festival Mar. 1 - Apr. 7, 2019 2
            M   8J5TOBE The 36th Tobe-yaki Porcelain Festival Mar. 1 - Apr. 21, 2019 2
            M   8J2TKI The 51st Tokai(-district) Ham Festival Mar. 1 - July 29 Oct. 13, 2019 1
            M   8J1IBKOK The 74th National Sports Festival
The 19th National Sports Festival for People with Disabilities
Mar. 7 - Oct. 31, 2019 N
            M   8J40ACC The 40th Anniversary of The International Award Chasers Club Mar. 21 - Sept. 14, 2019 N
              M   8N324A The 24th Kansai Amateur Radio Festival "KANHAM 2019"
[8N324A: Fixed, 8J3XXIV: Mobile]
Mar. 30 - July 21, 2019 1
8J3XXIV
            M   8N3G2O G20 OSAKA SUMMIT 2019 Mar. 31 - June 30, 2019 2
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Special-event stations celebrate spfic 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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