7-CALL Amateur Radio Club (JS1YEY) is a Tokyo based club station organized by Japanese 7-CALL amateurs since January, 2020.
Our club will start 8J17CALL, 7-CALL 30th Anniversary Special station from 23rd April, 2020 to 22nd April, 2021.
|CLUB NAME||7-CALL Amateur Radio Club|
|CALLSIGN||JS1YEY, 8J17CALL, 8J1YAB|
(Currently, 8J17CALL as 7-CALL 30th Anniversary Special station)
|ESTABLISHED||12th January, 2020|
|NUMBER OF MEMBERS||36 individual amateurs as of 7th September, 2020|
|BOARD MEMBERS||7M4VQJ (President and Public Relations)|
7M3QVC (Director, Creative Manager)
7N3IJT (Director, Operation Manager)
7K1BIB (Auditor, Compliance Manager)
7-CALL is Japanese callsign starting with “7" which was issued during 1990-2003 in Greater Tokyo.
Japan has 3 prefix families as follows;
The most major and well-known prefix family of Japan.
e.g. JA1AA, JA1ABC or JH3XZZ
The number in 3rd letter called “area number" represents the region of its amateur station installed.
Greater Tokyo is “1" and we call it “one-area".
Issued for Special station for national event, anniversary of public facility, university and etc.
Basically, 8J and 8N are used and 8M for a few selected special cases.
8K and 8L are never been issued.
Exactly, this is 7-CALL!
7-CALL has 2 categories, 7J and 7K-7N.
7J station is a part of 7-CALL family but generally called “7J-CALL" independently.
7J-CALLs were issued for alien residents and foreigner club stations during 1985 to 1999.
There are only 126 7J-CALLs nationwide as of the end of 2019.
7K-7N stations are simply called “7-CALL" and they are majority of 7-CALL family.
All 7-CALLs are belong to Greater Tokyo (one-area) regardless of area number.
7K3 belongs to Greater Tokyo but not Kansai (Kyoto-Osaka-Kobe) region even its area number is 3.
There are only 17,583 7-CALL stations (just 6.81% of overall issued 7-CALLs) still exist as of the end of 2019.
Due to stock-out of J-CALLs with heavy demand of amateur radio in late 80s, the Japanese Authority started to use the new prefix “7K1" as emergency solution then 7K1AAA, the first 7-CALL was issued at 23rd April, 1990.
7K1 to 7N1 (total 100,545 callsigns) were sold-out in just 18 months and overall number of Japanese amateur station recorded 1.36 million in 1995.
The last 7-CALL callsign is 7N4XZZ that issued at 20th June, 2003 and no 7K5 beyond issued.
The Japanese Authority quit to use 7-CALL and start to reissue JA1 (currently JK1) instead.
7-CALL is a symbol of the golden age of Japanese amateur radio history.
However, 95% of 7-CALLs quit amateur radio because of ICT evolution.
We, 7-CALLs are welcoming your call and look forward to hearing from you on the air!
7-CALL 30TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL STATION
JS1YEY, 7-CALL Amateur Radio Club will start 7-CALL 30th Anniversary Special station “8J17CALL" on 23rd April, 2020 to cerebrate 30th Anniversary of Japanese 7-CALL issuance.
“8J" is limited prefix for special station and “1" next to “8J" represents Greater Tokyo (one-area), home town of 7-CALLs.
“8J17" is a brand new prefix according to the WPX regulation.
For detailed information, click here. (English available)
7-CALL WORLDWIDE NETWORK
7-CALL has worldwide network across 8 countries as follows;
7A-7I: Republic of Indonesia 印度尼西亞
7J-7N: Japan 日本
7O: Republic of Yemen 也門
7P: Kingdom of Lesotho 萊索托
7Q: Republic of Malawi 馬拉維
7R, 7T-7Y: People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria 阿爾及利亞
7S: Kingdom of Sweden 瑞典
7Z: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 沙特阿拉伯
Why don’t you study about our 7-CALL sisters?