J-Prefix Stations during the Occupation


[J2-7]  [J8]  [J9]  [JA]  [KA2]  [KA3]  [KA4]  [KA5]  [KA6]  [KA7]  [KA8]  [KA9]  [KA0]  [KA1]  [KG6I]  [KR6]  [KA b4 DU]  (callsign.jp)
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
  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
  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
  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 Dowitte E. Field 527th Air Control & Warn Gp, APO 929   1947-12-05-list
  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
  J6STG M/Sgt Joseph Sosnowski Hqs 62nd Sig Bn School, APO 547   1947-12-05-list
J7 — Hokkaido (now JA8)
  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. 10, 2016, Ryota "Roy" Motobayashi, JJ1WTL