[amsat-bb] Re: OSCAR - Acronym for...?

n3tl@bellsouth.net n3tl at bellsouth.net
Mon Aug 4 17:46:15 PDT 2008

I have only ever heard the acronym explained as Orbiting Satellite Carrying Amateur Radio.

I didn't think satellites actually earned "OSCAR" status until they officially reached orbit and, thus WERE orbiting.

Please correct me if that's not accurate.


Tim - N3TL
-------------- Original message from Clint Bradford <clintbrad4d at earthlink.net>: -------------- 

> Some Web sites state that OSCAR is an acronym for "Orbital Satellite 
> Carrying Amateur Radio." 
> Or is it "Orbiting Satellite Carrying Amateur Radio?" 
> This is actually more important than it sounds...(grin) 
> Clint Bradford, K6LCS / KAF3359 
> 909-241-7666 
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