J-Prefix Stations during the Occupation


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ex-Call Call Licensee Address es-Call Source
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  W2CDJ/J2 1st Lt William L. Magee 70th Sig Base Maint Co, APO 503   1947-12-05-list
  W3IYC/J2 Major David W. Bowman 304th Sig Opn Bn, APO 503   1947-12-05-list
  W6QPL/J3 Civ John C. McDonald WVTQ, APO 660, Osaka   1947-12-05-list
  W6NFL-J5   Glen Duke Okinawa   QSL dated 3 March 1946 in W5KNE's Collection
  W9FEZ/J5 Capt. Francis M. Ingalsbe 421st Night Fighter Squadron, Itazuke AAB, APO 929, Fukuoka   1947-12-05-list; W5KNE; LNDX WEB site QSL (1946-08-11)
  W9TQD-J   Lyle Quinn     QSL dated 1945-12-14 by W5KNE
J2 — Kanto, Shin'etsu, Tokai, Hokuriku (now JA1, JA0, JA2, JA9)
  J2AAA   Julian D. Hirsch     JA-CQ#3 1947
  J2AAB         QST1946-11
  J2AAC Lt Cmdr Donald. A. Yetter COMNAVFE, Tokyo   1947-12-05-list
  J2AAF Major Jack G. Hines HQ PACUSA, Box 93, APO 925, San Francisco, Calfiornia W5GAB, KA1ABE, K4GIO JA-CQ#3 1947; QST 1946-10, 1946-11, 1947-01;
QSL dated Sept. 1, 1946 in W5KNE's collection
  J2AAG ETM 2/Cl Carl M. Schontes USN Xmter Site, Totsuka, Navy 3923   1947-12-05-list
  J2AAK   Joe Scaccia Navy 3923, Comm. Yokosuka, c/o F.P.O. San Francisco   CQ Magazine June 1947
  J2AAO Sgt Donn Weirick 16th Comm Sq, FE/F, APO 925;
APO 925, c/o PM San Francisco, Calif.
JA2AB 1947-12-05-list;
CQ Magazine June 1947 (QST 1946-12)
W2KFB/J2 J2AAP   Julian D. Hirsch Johnson AAB, 27 miles Northwest of Tokyo   QST 1946-12;
QSL dated July 1946 in W5KNE's Collection
  J2AAQ   Griffin L. Davis U.S. Army Signal Corps W5FJM, W2OOX, W4NGX 1946-47 by W5KNE
  J2AAS Lt James E. Dalzell Air Comm Div, GHQ, APO 500, Tokyo   1947-12-05-list
  J2AAT Civ Roger W. Cook 72nd Sig Sv Bn, APO 503   1947-12-05-list
  J2AAY T/Sgt Frank Soltis 139 AACS, APO 704, Tachikawa   1947-12-05-list
  J2ABC   Hank McTighe   2AZS, 2ATY, W2BVU, W2EYD, KA2HM JA-CQ#2 1946; QST 1946-10,1946-12; "Henry"
  J2ACA CWO Lyle E. Scrivner 3362 Sig Sv Bn, APO 181, Tokyo   1947-12-05-list
  J2ACS Major Wayne E. Jones 718th AAFBU, APO 181, Tokyo   1947-12-05-list
  J2ADA 2nd Lt C. H. Marshall 317 Trp Carr Sq, APO 704, Tachikawa   1947-12-05-list
  J2AEA 1st Lt Henry F. Ciezak 1st Sig Trp. 1st Cav Div, APO 201   1947-12-05-list
  J2AGA Civ Leonard N. Smith, Jr. 718th AAFBU, APO 181   1947-12-05-list
  J2AHA Civ George W. Saylor 8A SIg Corps School, APO 343-2   1947-12-05-list
  J2AHI Civ Mrs. Iris A. Colvin 71st Sig Sv Bn, APO 500, Tokyo   1947-12-05-list:
QSL dated Jan. 5, 1948;
later JA2KG (Lt. Lloyd Colvin W6TG)
  J2AIA Civ Sydney Schneps 314 Comp Wg, APO 994, Irumagawa   1947-12-05-list
  J2AJA S/Sgt Manford C. Njust 4th Air Trans Wing, 1539 AAFBU, APO 226   1947-12-05-list
  J2AKA S/Sgt Charles R. Anderson 1559th AAFUB, APO 226, Haneda   1947-12-05-list
  J2ALA Cpl James F. Ronan 16th Communications Sq, APO 925   1947-12-05-list
  J2AMA Lt Col A. E. Stuart 3rd Bomb Gp, Yokota AAB, APO 328   1947-12-05-list
  J2AMC Lt Col Eugene C. Lavier J.MA, T.WB, APO 704   1947-12-05-list
  J2AOA T/4 Ronald E. Quirk Johnson AAB, APO 994   1947-12-05-list
  J2AQA Acrm Paul D. Bonnett COMNAVFE, Tokyo   1947-12-05-list
  J2ARA Pfc David T. Yamaski Hqs Trp, 1st Cav Brig, APO 201-1   1947-12-05-list
  J2ARB     Tokyo, Japan, Co. B, Sig. Svc. Battalion, APO 503, c/o F.P.O. San Francisco   CQ Magazine June 1947
  J2ATA Civ R. H. Ahmann Hqs 16th Comm Sq, APO 925   1947-12-05-list
  J2ATC Brig Gen Ivan Lonsdale Farman Hq WPW-ATC, APO 226, Haneda AAB 6MG, K6RG 1947-12-05-list; W5KNE
  J2AUA S/Sgt Robert C. Northrup Hqs Trp, 8th Cavalry, APO 201-2   1947-12-05-list
  J2AUW         QST 1946-11
  J2AVA T/4 Lloyd R. King 1st Sig Trp. 1st Cav Div, APO 201   1947-12-05-list
  J2AWA M/Sgt Robert J. Stadtlander 317 Trp Carr Sq, Tachikawa, APO 704   1947-12-05-list
  J2AXI 2nd Lt Norman J. Harner Hqs 8th Army (Sig Sec), APO 343   1947-12-05-list
  J2AZA Capt. Charles F. Janes Hq Det 519th M P Bn., APO 503 c/o P. M. San Francisco   QSL postmarked as 1948-04-19; in Yahoo! Auction 2017-12-24
  J2BAE   R. H. Gauldin   W0ZTD QSL dated Nov. 9, 1948
  J2BBD Civ Clarence A Horlitz Hqs 16th Comm Sq, APO 925   1947-12-05-list
  J2BGK Capt John R. Kersten Hqs Sugamo Prison, APO 181   1947-12-05-list
  J2BMC Civ Thomas C. Bradley Hqs FEAMCOM, APO 704   1947-12-05-list
  J2BNR   Emil Rettig 304th SIG. OPR. BN., c/o Postmaster, S.F., Calif.   QSL dated May 29, 1948; Unit info: by W5KNE
  J2BRX Magor C. Q. Wadsworth c/o 8A Sig C School, APO 343-2   1947-12-05-list
  J2CAL Capt Charles A. Lotter GHQ, FEC, APO 500, Tokyo   1947-12-05-list
  J2COM M/Sgt Roy S. Miller Johnson AAB, APO 994 JA2AT, W5FOZ 1947-12-05-list; W5KNE
  J2DMR CWO Charles M. Miller Shiroi AAB, APO 181   1947-12-05-list
  J2DND Major Howard N Detrick 139th AACS (769th AAFBU), APO 710   1947-12-05-list
  J2DON Cpl Don W. Roberts 9th Weather Station, APO 226   1947-12-05-list
  J2EAR   Karl 3186 Sig Sv Bn APO 503;
Near Yokohama
  eBay QSL dated 1947-04-17, reported by W5KNE
  J2ECH Civ Edgar C. Harrison Hq Brit Com, Sub Area, Tokyo   1947-12-05-list
  J2EPK         JA-CQ#2 1946
  J2ESS Civ ESS/FI, GHQ, SCAP, APO 500 Radio Osaka Bldg, APO 660, Osaka   1947-12-05-list
  J2EUG Crm Curtis W. Rickley USS APL-46, Tokyo   1947-12-05-list;
QST 1946-12
  J2EVT Lt Jg Nelson D. Large Fleet Activ, Yokosuka, Navy 3923   1947-12-05-list
  J2FEB Civ Frank E. Bristow Hqs Fifth Air Force, APO 710   1947-12-05-list
  J2FOX Capt Richard J. Fox 72nd SIg Sv Bn, APO 503, Tokyo   1947-12-05-list;
QSL dated Feb. 15, 1947 (near Yokohama)
  J2FRS S/Sgt Frank E. DeBarry Flight Section, FEAF, APO 925   1947-12-05-list
  J2GHQ Major Robert M. Lantz Gen Acc Sec, SCAP, APO 500, Tokyo   1947-12-05-list;
later JA2AV
  J2GIL Major Bruce W. Gillanders Hqs FEAMCOM, APO 323 JA2AW, W5BFR 1947-12-05-list; W5KNE
  J2GJP 2nd Lt George J. Porter 753rd AAA Gun Bn, APO 503   1947-12-05-list
  J2HUK Civ H. J. Huck 7th AACS Wing, APO 925   1947-12-05-list
  J2HYS Capt James R. Bates 72nd Sig Sv Bn, APO 503   1947-12-05-list
  J2ILR Civ John B. Davidson Fifth Air Force, APO 710, Nagoya   1947-12-05-list
  J2ISF Civ Rufus F Gatlin, Jr. 139th AACS Sq, Det 140, APO 994 W4ISF 1947-12-05-list
  J2ISH Pfc Tatsuo Ishiguro 2nd Cav Brigade, APO 201-2   1947-12-05-list
  J2JCQ WOJG William H. Rumsey Yokohama Signal Depot, APO 503   1947-12-05-list
  J2JET T/5 John Thompson Det C, Co B, 204th Sig Opn Bn, APO 503   1947-12-05-list
  J2JIM Capt James W. Davis FEAMCOM, APO 323   1947-12-05-list
  J2JSB         QST 1946-11
  J2JWM ChiElect J. W. Marchant USN Xmtr Site, Totsuka, Navy 3923   1947-12-05-list
  J2KIF Capt Paul R. Stoney 7th ACS Wisp, AFO 925   1947-12-05-list
  J2KTU 1st Lt Ellis J. Melton 91st AAFBU, 7th AACS Wg, APO 925   1947-12-05-list
  J2LGG Civ Robert M. Sternberg 71st Sig Sv Bn, APO 500, Tokyo   1947-12-05-list
  J2LPG 1st Lt B. T. Richardson 70th Sig Base Maint Co, APO 503   1947-12-05-list
  J2MAX 1st Lt Max E. Bates 613 ACW Sq, Johnson AAB, APO 994   1947-12-05-list
  J2MNB Civ William T. Kawai CCS, GHQ, SCAP, APO 500, Tokyo   1947-12-05-list
  J2NYC 1st Lt E. T. Hansen Johnson AAB, APO 994   1947-12-05-list
  J2NZI Civ Norman A. Sapiro Civilian Bk's, J.MA, APO 704   1947-12-05-list
  J2POY Civ J. E. Whitehouse Civil Comm Sec, SCAP, APO 500, Tokyo   1947-12-05-list;
QSL dated 1948 in K8CX's collection;
later JA2BG
  J2RBC M/Sgt Lester S. Morgan 7th Air Serv Gp, Yokota AAB, APO 328   1947-12-05-list
  J2RKD Civ George L. Daley 2nd T Major Port, FS-258, APO 503   1947-12-05-list
  J2RLK   Robert 'Bob' L. Klucheski Kawasaki W2DBD LNDX WEB site QSL (1948-02-27)
  J2ROC Major C. E. McBrayer Hqs Fifth Air Force, APO 710;
Nagoya, Japan, APO 710, c/o P.M. San Francisco
  1947-12-05-list; CQ Magazine June 1947
  J2RSM Sgt Geroge T. Sherman Johnson AAB, APO 994   1947-12-05-list;
QSL dated June 20, 194_ (Irumagawa)
  J2RWL Civ Rudolph W. Liska Civil Comm Sec, SCAP, APO 500 Tokyo   1947-12-05-list
  J2SAB Major R. E. Dwinnell Tachikawa, B, APO 704   1947-12-05-list
  J2SCS M/Sgt Ervin W. Madsen 8A Sig C School, APO 343-2   1947-12-05-list
  J2SDL Civ S. D. Larks Hq 8th Army (sig Sec), APO 343   1947-12-05-list
  J2SJS WOJG Glenn A. Johnson 8 Army Auto Maint School, APO 343-2   1947-12-05-list
  J2USA Major (FEARL)
C. Q. Wadsworth
c/o 8A SigC School, APO 343-2   1947-12-05-list;
later JA2US
  J2UUU 1st Lt Howard J. Hanson Hqs Co, 72nd Sig Sv Bn, APO 503   1947-12-05-list
  J2UVW         JA-CQ#3 1947
  J2VFW Major Lawrence D. Terry Hqs Army Security Agency Pac, APO 500   1947-12-05-list
  J2YAB Cpl James W. Walker 9th Recon Sq(VLR), Yokota, APO 328   1947-12-05-list
  J2YSD Pfc Arthur F. Froy 70th Sig Base maint Co, APO 503   1947-12-05-list
J3 — Kinki (now JA3)
  J3AAA Lt Col Dale T. Elliott 25th Inf Div, APO 25, Hanayashiki   1947-12-05-list;
JA-CQ#2 1946
  J3AAD Capt Frank O. Stevens 58th Signal Bn, APO 713, Kyoto;
Kyoto, Japan, APO 301, c/o P.M. San Francisco
  1947-12-05-list;
QSL dated May 29, 1948 in W5KNE's collection;
CQ Magazine June 1947
  J3AAH Capt Edger M. Harrell 25th Inf Div, APO 25, Osaka   1947-12-05-list
  J3AAI T/5 Willis S. Athearn Hqs Co, 35th Inf Regt, APO 25   1947-12-05-list
  J3GNX Capt Willard D. Tiffany 126 Sig Sv Co, APO 713, Kyoto   1947-12-05-list
later JA4AA
  J3HRP     APO 301, c/o PM San Francisco, Calif.   CQ Magazine June 1947
  J3ICC Major John A. Gahr 58th Signal Bn, APO 713, Kyoto   1947-12-05-list
  J3KBE M/Sgt Edward O. Henderson 1st Region(I Corps)441 CIC Det, APO 713   1947-12-05-list
  J3KVI T/3 Richard P. McNeill 126 Sig Svc Co,. APO 713   1947-12-05-list
  J3VTQ T/5 Richard F. Dir Radio Osaka Bldg, APO 660, Osaka   1947-12-05-list
  J3VTQ Pfc Berdon W. Smith Radio Osaka Bldg, APO 660, Osaka   1947-12-05-list
J4 — Chugoku & Shikoku (now JA4, JA5)
  J4AAC Major Jack Metheun Leslie Drudge-Coates British Indian Division Signals, British Commonwealth Forces;
Brindin Signals, B.C.O.F. Okayama, Japan
G2DC QSL dated 1946 in W5KNE's collection; CQ Magazine June 1947
  J4AAD S/L D. C. McGlashan Hq BCOF, APO 301, Kure   1947-12-05-list
  J4AAG Capt V. H. Gilchrist Hq BCOF Signals, Kure, APO 301   1947-12-05-list
  J4AAI   Keith Shore Iwakuni Air Field ZL4AI http://www.jking.kol.co.nz/ZL4AI.htm
  J4AAK Cpl B. M. R. Selby BCAIR Station, BCOF, Miho, APO 301 G4LV 1947-12-05-list; QSL dated 1947 in W5KNE's collection
  J4AAM WCI A. L. Jonson WLKS, BCOF, Kure, APO 301   1947-12-05-list
  J4AAO F/Lt L. R. Purston BCOF, 111 MCFU, Iwakuni, APO 301   1947-12-05-list
  J4AAV L/Rm Gerald A. Johnson HMS Adament, c/o NOIC Kure, APO 301   1947-12-05-list
  J4AAW Civ L. H. Martin NZ Bdcs'g Unit, BCOF, NZAPO 222, c/o 30   1947-12-05-list
  J4AAX Cfn W. W. Lambert BritComBaseWorkshops, Kure, APO 301   1947-12-05-list
  J4AAY L/C R. J. H. Leach BCAIR Sta, NZAPO 333, Iwakuni   1947-12-05-list
  J4AAZ Cpl William Robert Hamer 2 NZEF, NZAPO 222, BCOF, c/o APO 301   1947-12-05-list
  J4ABA CPO V. G. P. Weake AMS Sussex, FMO, NOIC, Kure, APO 301   1947-12-05-list
  J4ACA LAC E. Crossman BCAIR Station, Iwakuni, BCOF   1947-12-05-list
  J4ADA LAC L. R. Svendson NZRAF, NZAPO 333, BCOF   1947-12-05-list
  J4AEA Cpl D. E. Hocper NZRAF, NZAPO 333, BCOF   1947-12-05-list
  J4AFA W/O H. G. Chandler 81st Wing Hq, RAAF, BCOF   1947-12-05-list;
QSL dated May ?, 1948 (Iwakuni)
  J4WWP F/Lt W. W. Page Hq BCOF, Eta Jima, APO 301   1947-12-05-list
J5 — Kyushu (now JA6)
  J5AAA     24 Division Sig. Co., APO 24, c/o PM San Francisoc, Calif.   CQ Magazine June 1947
  J5AAB M/Sgt Harro C. Beyer Hq 19th Inf Regt, APO 24, Kyushu   1947-12-05-list
  J5AAD 1st Lt Henry Ruppert Hq 34th Inf Regt, APO 24, Sasebo   1947-12-05-list
  J5AAG T/4 William S. Cage Hq Co, 19th Inf Regt, APO 24   1947-12-05-list
  J5AAH T/5 Herbart L. Mussie 14th Field Artillery Bn, APO 24   1947-12-05-list
  J5AAJ   R. E. Levin 315 Composite Wing APO 929, Fukuoka   QSL dated July 1, 1947 in 5B4AHJ's collection
  J5AAK M/Sgt Jess W. Smith 24th Sig Co, APO 24, Kokura   1947-12-05-list
  J5AAL M/SGt K. H. Hixson 769th AAFBU, Kanoya AAB, APO 929-1   1947-12-05-list
  J5ABA     Kyusha, Japan, APO 929, c/o P.M. San Francisco   QST 1947-01; CQ Magazine June 1947
  J5AIR 1st Lt Harold D. Wilson Btry A, 13th FA Bn, APO 24   1947-12-05-list
  J5IBE S/Sgt James J. Orbison 71st Air Eng Gp, Ashiya AAB, APO 929   1947-12-05-list
  J5LQK Capt Dewitt E. Field 527th Air Control & Warn Gp, APO 929 JA7AF, W4LQK 1947-12-05-list; W5KNE (Hamgallery)
  J5PDQ Civ John Saboe Hqs 364th Air Sv Gp, Itazuke AAB   1947-12-05-list
J6 — Tohoku (now JA7)
  J6AAG   Bernard H, Coleman APO 468 Unit 1, c/o P.M., San Francisco, California   QSL dated July 10, 1948 in W5KNE's collection
  J6BMC   Thomas C. Bradley U.S. Technical Representative, Philco Corporatoin, 613 ACW SQDN, APO 919, Care P.M. San Francisco, Calif.   LNDX WEB site QSL (1948-09-20)
  J6STG M/Sgt Joseph Sosnowski Hqs 62nd Sig Bn School, APO 547   1947-12-05-list
J7 — Hokkaido (now JA8)
  J7ABN   Chunk     LNDX WEB site QSL (1948-09-20)
  J7ELS Civ Elmer L. Stokes 139th AACS Sig APO 919   1947-12-05-list

The following list came from GHQ/SCAP microfich in the National Diet Library. The microfich numbers are AG(B)-01603 D-3 and D-4. The original doccuments were sent from HQ PHIL-RYUKYUS to CINCFE on Dec 16, 1947.




The following figure is a call area map at that time, extracted from QST Jan 1947 (TKS TO JA1BWA).



These 1×3 format call signs above had used until Dec. 31, 1948, and then changed to 2×2 format. Here is a sample of the reallocation order, which states to change Major R. M. Lantz's call sign from J2GHQ to JA2AV (Microfich# AG(B)-01955 A-13).

Unfortunately, "Chart of Amateur Districts" and "List of Authorised Amateur Stations" are not attached in the microfich....


[J2-7]  [J8]  [J9]  [JA]  [KA2]  [KA3]  [KA4]  [KA5]  [KA6]  [KA7]  [KA8]  [KA9]  [KA0]  [KA1]  [KG6I]  [KR6]  [KA b4 DU]  (callsign.jp)
Nov. 8, 2018, Ryota "Roy" Motobayashi, JJ1WTL