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Re: OSCAR - Acronym for...?



And for some obscure reason, the US Navy had a constellation of OSCAR 
satellites. These made up the Transit navigation program. The Transit 
system used Doppler shift on frequencies of about 150 MHz and 400 MHz 
for ships to determine their position.

Just a bit of trivia.

73
Glenn
WB4UIV




At 08:11 PM 8/4/2008, Dee wrote:
>Clint Bradford wrote:
>
> >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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>According to the 20 plus locations I just googled, it is-
>"Orbiting Satellite Carrying Amateur Radio"
>This is what I also remember it being called.
>73,
>Dee, NB2F
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