The next meeting will be September 18th at 19:00 in Jiyugaoka, Meguro-ku. The meeting will be held in Meeting Room 1 of the Jiyugaoka Juku Center, 1-24-12 Jiyugaoka, Meguro-ku. It is about a 4 minute walk from Jiyugaoka Station.
The meeting will feature a presentation by Hans JI1BVC about amateur radio ballooning. Hans writes about his balloon presentation:
In particular, the recent flight of S-3 and S-4 balloons launched from Canada, which were a joint project between Dave VE3KCL and myself. He built the hardware and balloon launch, from my QRP Labs kits and other modules. I designed the telemetry protocol and wrote the software for the balloon flight computer, and did the tracking and website. The flight landed yesterday 11:35 UT in the Norwegian sea, after 6 days flying at 8,000m altitude, and travelling over 10,000km, across the Atlantic and through Europe. Amazing fun!
The following meeting will be October 16th, also at the Jiyugaoka Juku Center.
The Tokyo International Amateur Radio Association (TIARA) holds monthly meetings in English usually in Jiyugaoka, Tokyo. Jiyugaoka is just a few minutes from Shibuya on the Tokyu Toyoko Line, or from Oimachi on the Tokyu Oimachi Line. Meetings are held on the third Friday of most months except August (Field Day & Ham Fair) and December (Christmas Party). The meetings are open not only to members, but other English-speaking hams and foreigners residing in or visiting Japan interested in amateur radio.
TIARA members gather on 21.320 MHz at 1000 JST (0100Z) most Sundays for an informal chat. Join us! You can also participate by connecting to the TIARA VoIP network.
|President||Arie Lukkassen JE1RYS/KI6EWA|
|Vice-President||Dan Domondon 7J1ABD/WA6URY|
|Treasurer/Secretary||Fumi OHTSUKA JF1NIW/KI4HSU|
The 7J1 mailing list on Yahoo Groups discusses topics of interest to foreign amateur operators in Japan. You can subscribe or visit the archives using the web interface or by sending a blank email to 7j1-subscribe at yahoogroups.com.
TIARA sponsors the JR1VI repeater located in Meguro, Tokyo. 434.980in/439.980out (77Hz subaudible tone) and 1297.980in/1292.980out (88.5Hz subaudible tone).
TIARA uses a combination of IRLP, WIRES, and and EchoLink to build a VoIP network in Tokyo. You are welcome to join us on the air via:
|IRLP||Typically connected to Reflector 9202|
|JR1YPM||1291.92- MHz (88.5Hz), Meguro-ku, Tokyo|
The next session will be held October 3rd at the Takinogawa Higashi-Kumin Center. Information and pre-registration are available from ARRL VEC Tokyo. Start studying now! A US amateur license can be your gateway to getting a Japanese reciprocal license while you are here.
You can also check the ARRL US amateur exam registry for Japan to find other sessions.