During August 20-21, 2016 at Tokyo Big Sight, I came back to this bigget hamfest in Japan after my 25-year interval. The total attendees were reported as 37000. Here are some snaps.
The logo is pronounced “Ham Fair.”
Japan Short Wave Club Booth in preparation.
Kenwood gives a presentation on their new hand-held TH-D74.
Yaesu presentation on their new microphone M-1.
Icom’s new receivers: IC-R8600 and IC-R30
They also revealed a new model IC-7610. It says ” To DXers in the World. This is the Icom’s Next Answer.”
Old-Kenwood Fan Club.
Good old days…..
Do you know “Hentenna,” develeloped by a Japanese ham long time ago? It is very polular in Japan. “Hen” means “Funny” in Japanese.
Live FM broadcasting.
Pronounced “ARDF Now!”
Guess who’s booth this is? This is the booth of Japanese Government, promoting E-Filing of ham radio registrations
Singer Kaori Mita (JI1BTL) talks about her experience in a local FM radio station in a disaster area recently hit by earthquake.
She also sings the “Song of E-Filing” (!!)
DU1IVT (PARA COO) gives a presentation on disaster communication in the Phillippines.
Booth of a QSL-printing company (perhaps the best quality in the world).
Singer-songwriter Masaco (JH1CBX) promotes her song CDs with her autograph and photographing. One of her songs is of course about ham radio! Her own site is here (in Japanese).
At a night party with D-Star gangs in Japan.
The Japan Short Wave Club at Tokyo Ham Fair 2016!