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

Clint Bradford clintbrad4d at earthlink.net
Mon Aug 4 20:29:07 PDT 2008

> I am still looking for your reason on why you state "This is  
> actually more
> important than it sounds...(grin)"

Well, we all strive to be correct in our research and writings. And I  
am finding it very interesting that the older the articles I find, the  
greater percentage cite "Orbital."

And as an editor and student of the use of the English language, I can  
envision an uninformed editor or proofreader "mis-editing" a  
submission of "Orbital" to "Orbiting..."

I use this in my presentations as a "trivia" question: "OSCAR is an  
acronym - what does it stand for?"

I think the maintainance of the true, historical record is important.  
And would respect those SKs who have passed on since their OSCAR  
ventures...May I browse through those 26 boxes next time I'm in the  
San Jose area???

Thank you...

Clint, K6LCS

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