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Re: OSCAR - Acronym for...?



The Navy, actually the Johns Hopkins APL, designation was for the fifteenth 
letter of the alphabet and because it was not an acronym, only the first 
letter was capitalized, Oscar versus OSCAR.

More trivia,

John  WA4WDL

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Glenn Little WB4UIV" <glennmaillist@bellsouth.net>
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Sent: Monday, August 04, 2008 11:37 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] 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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