Vol. 15, No. 3; June 2002

Ham Fair will be held for 2 days
at the Tokyo Big Sight from August 24 to 25!!

Ham Fair 2002's poster is an amateur radio robot!!

The Amateur Radio Festival ( Ham Fair ) which is said to be as grand as "Hamvention" in the USA or "Ham Radio" in Germany, will be held for 2 days at the Tokyo Big Sight (Tokyo International Exhibition Center) located in Ariake, Tokyo, from August 24 to 25, 2002.

This year, it receives support from the Ministry of Public Management, Home Affairs, Posts and Telecommunications (MPHPT) as well as the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology and many other organizations in Japan. Preparations have shifted into high gear now. Please be there!!

Uniquely shaped building is the symbol of Tokyo Big Sight. It is huge!!
Ham Fair will boast of a wide range of exhibits such as: all kinds of high-tech exhibits of amateur radio equipment, the dealer and club flea market, not-to-be missed lectures, ...etc.

Most notably, a special commemorative station will be established. Also JARL will hold "Home Brew Equipment Contest" and "Drawing Contest" which best works will be awarded by the Minister of MPHPT!!

Additionnally, ARRL Special Assistant to the Executive Vice President Mr. Dave Patton, NT1N, will travel to Japan to perform various services at the DXCC Corner.

Last year, Ham Fair attracted 35,000 visitors.
We hope for many more this year !!

From 10:00AM to 05:00PM

Doors will be open from 10 o'clock in the morning to 5 in the evening. Admission is 1,500 yen, good for 2 days. Students up to middle-high school are free of charge.

Access to the site will be a twenty minute ride by the Yurikamome Line (Tokyo Waterfront New Transit) which starts from Shimbashi JR Station and travels through bay side areas.

Please refer to the Big Sight's web page

Ham Fair 2002 promises to have something for everyone, please be there!!

For further information, please contact:
JARL International Section
Tel: +81-3-5395-3106
FAX: +81-3-3943-8282

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