Vol. 12, No. 1; April 1999

Ham Fair 99
To Be Held In Yokohama

This year, JARL's largest event "Amateur Radio Festival" better known as Ham Fair will be held at "Pacifico Yokohama" (Pacific Convention Plaza Yokohama) which is one of the largest international convention centers in the world. It is located in Yokohama, Japan's second largest city after metropolitan Tokyo. All facilities in this area called "Minato Mirai 21" are bordered by the beautiful water-front Rinkoh (port) Park, and on the other side, buildings including big shopping mall, the Yokohama Museum of Arts, and the highest tower in Japan, Landmark Tower...etc. Please refer to:

Ham Fair promises to have something for everyone "Ham Fair 99" will be held in the Exhibition Hall (10,000 square meters of column-free space!!) in Pacifico Yokohama, and last three days from August 20, Friday to 22, Sunday. Doors will be open from 10 o'clock in the morning to 5 in the evening. Admission is 1,500 yen, good for all 3 days. Students up to middle-high school are free of charge. Enjoy many events including Giant Flea Market !!

Access to the site  Yokohama is facing the western coast of Tokyo Bay and lies a mere 30 kilometers (18.6 miles) from Tokyo.  12 minutes walk from "Sakuragicho" Station  5 minutes by car from "Yokohama" Station  20 minutes by train (JR/subway) from "Shin-Yokohama" Shinkansen (Bullet Train) Station  5 minutes by bus from Yokohama Station's East Exit. Parking ( Minato Mirai Parking Facilities ) Capacity: about 1,600 vehicles. (520 Yen per hour)

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

Silent Key King Hussein, JY1
It was with great sorrow that all of radio amateurs in Japan learned of the passing of His Majesty King Hussein. It is a well know fact that King Hussein was not only a great peace conciliator in the Middle East, but also was a world famous radio amateur known as JY1. His attitude with high spirits about amateur radio will long be remembered among all radio amateurs in the world. On behalf of all radio amateurs in Japan JARL extends most deepest condolences to the Jordanian Royal Family and to all the people of Jordan.

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