[amsat-bb] Re: OSCAR Acronym?

Clint Bradford clintbrad4d at earthlink.net
Sat Nov 12 18:49:13 PST 2011

>> ... "OSCAR" stands for Orbital Satellite Carrying Amateur Radio ...

Why was it changed to "OrbitING Satellite Carrying Amateur Radio?"

Did "Orbital" just sound too geeky for the masses?

YES - the early citations from the 1960s had it as "Orbital."

WHO changed it to "Orbiting" ???

Clint, K6LCS
Husband of the woman who owns the domain, thegrammarbitch.com ... (grin)

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