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

Don Ferguson kd6ire at sbcglobal.net
Mon Aug 4 20:41:23 PDT 2008

This did not make it to the bb so here is a resend.

-----Original Message-----
From: Don Ferguson [mailto:kd6ire at sbcglobal.net] 
Sent: Monday, August 04, 2008 8:09 PM
To: 'Clint Bradford'; 'amsat-bb at amsat.org'
Subject: RE: [amsat-bb] OSCAR - Acronym for...?


As the current President of Project OSCAR Inc., I felt some responsibility
to answer your question. I went through our current Constitution and bylaws
and find no reference to the original definition of OSCAR. I am inclined
toward "Orbiting Satellite Carrying Amateur Radio" but that is just my

I have 26 boxes of company original documents all the way back to OSCAR I
but I don't plan to go through them for this definition. 

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

As someone else said, maybe some of the original members of Project OSCAR
will recall the definition. 


-----Original Message-----
From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On
Behalf Of Clint Bradford
Sent: Monday, August 04, 2008 4:37 PM
To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
Subject: [amsat-bb] OSCAR - Acronym for...?

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

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