JA's Special Event / ARISS School Contact Stations in FY2019
1: JARL Specially Commemorative Station, 2: JARL Special Station, N: Non-JARL Special-Event Station; A: ARISS School Contact Station
Operating Month(s) W
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Event Accurate
Operating
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20192020
AMJJAS ONDJFM
AMJ             8J1ECL The 70th Anniversary of The Electrical Communication Laboratory Apr. 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019 N
AMJJAS OND      8J1KOFU The 500th Anniversary of the Establishment of Kofu(-city) June 1, 2018 - Dec. 31, 2019 2
AMJJAS OND    H 8J1YM50C The 50th Anniversary of Midori-ward in Yokohama-city Oct. 21, 2018 - Dec. 31, 2019 2
AMJJAS ONDJFM   8N30ICT The 30th Anniversary of Advanced ICT Research Institute Dec. 1, 2018 - Mar. 31, 2020 N
AMJJAS O        8J1MITO Festivals in Mito(-city) Feb. 23 - Oct. 31, 2019 N
AMJJAS O        8J2TKI The 51st Tokai(-district) Ham Festival Mar. 1 - Oct. 13, 2019 1
AMJJAS O        8J1IBKOK The 74th National Sports Festival
The 19th National Sports Festival for People with Disabilities
Mar. 7 - Oct. 31, 2019 N
AMJJAS O        8J1SPIBA Apr. 1 - Oct. 31, 2019 1
AMJJAS          8J40ACC The 40th Anniversary of The International Award Chasers Club Mar. 21 - Sept. 14, 2019 N
AMJ J             8N324A The 24th Kansai Amateur Radio Festival "KANHAM 2019"
[8N324A: Fixed, 8J3XXIV: Mobile]
Mar. 30 - July 21, 2019 1
8J3XXIV
AMJ             8N3G2O G20 OSAKA SUMMIT 2019 Mar. 31 - June 30, 2019 2
AMJ             8J1ITAKO The 68th Suigo Itako Ayame Matsuri (or Water District Itako(-city) Iris Festival) Apr. 1 - June 30, 2019 2
AMJ             8J2TOKAI The 50th Anniversary of Tokai-city Jan. 1 - June 30, 2019 2
AMJJAS          8J7MB The 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Miyako Bay Apr. 1 - Sept. 30, 2019 N
AMJJAS ON     H 8J3AC The 100th Anniversary of Akashi-city
The 400th Anniversary of Akashi Castle
Apr. 1 - Nov. 30, 2019 2
AMJJAS OND      8J460YAB The 60th Anniversary of JARL Kurashiki Club Apr. 1 - Dec. 1, 2019 N
AMJ JAS OND       8J3ICOM ICOM KYOTO 2019
(ICOM: International Council of Museums)
[8J3ICOM: Fixed, 8N3ICOM: Mobile]
Apr. 1, Dec. 31, 2019 N
8N3ICOM
AMJJAS          8J0YMA The 60th Anniversary of the JARL Joetsu Club Station, JA0YMA Apr. 3 2 - Sept. 30, 2019 N
AMJ               8J4VLP The World QRP Day (June 17)
(VLP: Very Low Power)
Apr. 26 - June 30, 2019 1
AMJ J             8J6VLP Apr. 26 - July 31, 2019 1
AMJ               8J8VLP Apr. 26 - June 30, 2019 1
AMJ               8J9VLP Apr. 26 - June 30, 2019 1
AMJ??? ??       8N3DNP Events by Promotion Member Committee for Appropriate Utilization of Radiowave in Osaka-pref. Apr. 28 -, 2019 N
AMJJAS ONDJFM H 8N3I80A The 80th Anniversary of Ikeda-city Apr., 2019 - Mar. 31, 2020 N
 MJJAS          8J1HMC Higashimatsuyama-city Disaster Prevention Fair May 11 - Sept. 30, 2019 2
 MJJA           8N130S The 130th Anniversary of Shisui-town May 19 - Aug. 31, 2019 N
 MJJAS ON       8J7AIZU The 120th Anniversary ot Aizuwakamatsu-city May 20 - Nov. 30, 2019 N
  JJA           8N5AO The Awa Dance Festival (or Awa Odori)
(Awa: An old name of Tokushima-pref.)
June 1 - Aug. 15, 2019 2
  JJAS OND      8J1YK The 80th Anniversary of Kohoku-ward, in Yokohama-city June 1 - Dec. 31, 2019? N
  JJAS OND      8J110FFF The 10th Anniversary of Fujikawa-town June 1- Dec. 31, 2019 2
  JJAS ONDJFM H 8N7JAPAN Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games & Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, Rugby World Cup 2019 and FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 June 1, 2019 - Oct. 31, 2020 N
                8N3HMK The Opening of Himikko Park
(Himiko: a shamaness-queen of Yamataikoku, 170?–247?,
 kko: child(ren) of)
  N
  JJAS ONO      8N1MRC The 60th Anniversary of Matsudo Radio Club June 14 - Dec. 31, 2019 N
  JJAS          8J8HAM The 6th Hokkaido Ham Fair June 21 - Sept. 22, 2019 1
  ? 7             8N1HQ 2019 IARU HF Championship

(1) Minato ... FEDXP Volunteers Group 160m-CW
(2) Hachioji ... Mt. Hiyodori Contest Firm 15m-Ph
(3) Chita-gun…H&C Ham Club 40m-Ph,10m-CW
(4) Miki ... Kansai Crazy Contesters 40m-CW
(5) Aso-gun……Team Six 15m-CW
(6) Sapporo ...JR8YLW 20m-Ph
(7) Iwamizawa ... JA8CDT Group 20m-CW
No QRV: 80m-CW, 80m-Ph, 10m-Ph
June 22 - July 14, 2019 1
8N1HQ 1
8N2HQ 1
8N3HQ 1
8N6HQ 1
8N8HQ 1
8N8HQ 1
                  Kyoto Tachibana High School / Junior High School ARISS School Contact   A
  ???             Omuta(-city) Daijayama (or Big Snake Mountain) Festival   N
   JAS          8J1HAM Ham Fair 2019 July 1 - Sept. 1, 2019 1
   JAS O        8N5CLEAN Clean Reception Environment Month July 1 - Oct. 31, 2019 2
       O        8J8CLN? Oct. 1 - 31, 2019 2
       O        8J9C? Oct. 1 - 31, 2019 2
     S O        8N0CLA? Sept. 1 - Oct. 31, 2019 2
   JAS O        8J8ARDF 2019 All Japan ARDF Athletic Meet (The 30th) in Hokkaido(-pref.) July 5 - Oct. 6, 2019 1
   JAS ONDJFM   8J4S Smoke signal (or Noroshi) to Connect Hearts among Friends Not Met Yet July 12, 2019 - July 12, 2020 N
   JAS ON       8J0FN The 34th National Cultural Festival in Niigata-pref. July 23 - Nov. 30, 2019 2
   JA           8N6S Suigo (or Water District) Yanagawa(-city) Water Festival July 28 - Aug. 4, 2019 2
                8J6R? Rugby World Cup (Oita, Fukuoka, Kumamoto)   2
   ???          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.))
  N
    ?           8N5JAZZ? 2019 Imabari Jazz Town    
    ??          8J8RLY? Rally Hokkaido    
     ? ??       8J4OM? Okayama Marathon 2019   N
     ? ?        8J4HAM? Ham Festa Kasaoka   N
     ? ???      8N1T? Tachikawa(-city) Rakuichi (or Free-for-all Market) 2019   N
       ??       8J6BAL? 2019 Saga International Baloon Festa    
        ??      8J7XMAS? 2019 "Sendai Pageant of Starlight" and Tourism Promotion   N
         DJFM   8J6HAM? The 19th West Japan Ham Fair Dec. 9, 2019 - Mar. 8, 2020 1
          ?     8J3EQ? The 25th Anniversary of Hanshin Awaji Great Earthquake    
          JF    8J8SSF? The 71st Sapporo Snow Festival Jan. 10 - Feb. 10, 2020  
           ??   8J1MITO? Festivals in Mito(-city)   N
            ?   8N1MOMO? The 44th Koga(-city) Momo (or Peach (Blossom)) Festival    
            ?   8J5TOBE? The 37th Tobe-yaki Porcelain Festival   2
 MJ             8N2W Gotemba Nishi Junior Highschool ARISS School Contact May 24 - June 9, 2019 N
Operating Month(s) W
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20192020
AMJJAS ONDJFM
AM              8J4HORAI Horan-enya Festival 2019
(Sometimes called as not "Horan" but "Horai")
Dec. 27, 2018 - May 26, 2019 N
AM              8J7OK Registration of Osaki Koudo (or Tilled Soil in Osaki-area) as a Globally Important Agricultural Heritage System Jan. 19 - May 31, 2019 2
A               H 8J2M The 30th General Assembly of Japan Medical Congress 2019 Chubu Feb. 1 - Apr . 30, 2019 N
8J9M
8J0M
A               8N1MOMO The 43rd Koga(-city) Momo (or Peach (Blossom)) Festival Mar. 1 - Apr. 7, 2019 2
A               8J5TOBE The 36th Tobe-yaki Porcelain Festival Mar. 1 - Apr. 21, 2019 2
AM              8J4FF 2019 Hiroshima(-city) Flower Festival Mar. 21 - May 5, 2018 2
AM              8J4ROSE Fukuyama(-city) Bara (or Rose) Festival 2019 Apr. 1 - May 19, 2019 2
AMJ             8J2G The 70th National Tree-Planting Ceremony 2019 in Aichi(-prefecture)
(G: Green)
Apr. 1 - June 2, 2019 2
AMJ             8N0HANA The 36th Japan Parks and Urban Green Fair in Nagano(-pref)
(Hana: Flower)
Apr. 1 - June 16, 2019 2
A               8J6MATUE "Tokakuji no Matsue," an Important Intangible Folk Cultural Property
(A Ritual of Shugendo)
(Shugendo: Japanese mountain asceticism, incorporating Shinto and Buddhist concepts)
Apr. 7 - 21, 2019 2
AM              8J6DON Hakata "Dontaku" Port Festival
(Dontaku: a Dutch word Zontag, meaning a holiday)
Apr. 29 - May 5, 2019 2
 M              8J1ITU World Telecommunication and Information Society Day May 1 - 31, 2019 N

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 unique 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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