Orbiting Satellites Carrying Amateur Radio. Ever since the launch of OSCAR I in 1961, it has been traditional for amateur radio satellites to carry the name OSCAR, for “Orbiting Satellite Carrying Amateur Radio.” At the request of the original Project OSCAR organization, AMSAT now administers the numbering of OSCAR satellites. This page contains philatelic information on the Orbiting Satellite Carrying Amateur Radio (OSCAR) series. Catalog numbers, years of issue, and notes on the satellites featured are given when available. If readers know of additional information or images, please contact the authors using the e-mail addresses at the bottom of this page.
Many amateur satellites receive an OSCAR designation, which is an acronym for Orbiting Satellite Carrying Amateur Radio. The designation is assigned by AMSAT, an organization which promotes the development and launch of amateur radio satellites. Because of the prevalence of this designation, amateur radio satellites are often referred to as OSCARs. Nonhams usually are pretty surprised to find out about ham radio satellites. Imagine — do-it-yourself satellites! The first amateur satellite, OSCAR-1 (Orbiting Satellite Carrying Amateur Radio), was built by American hams and went into orbit in 1961, just a couple of years after the Soviet Union launched Sputnik and ignited the space race.
Its goal was to foster Amateur Radio’s participation in space research and communication. AMSAT was founded to continue the efforts, begun in 1961, by Project OSCAR, a west coast USA-based group which built and launched the very first Amateur Radio satellite, OSCAR, on December 12, 1961, barely four years after the launch of Russia’s first. Satellite Operations Orbiting Satellite Carrying Amateur Radio (OSCAR) Station Waterways Heritage Festival 2017. For years our club has wanted an Orbiting Satellite Carrying Amateur Radio (OSCAR) station. Our dream came through in February 2013 thanks to a grant from the American Radio Relay League (ARRL). The grant provided the funds necessary.
Apr 08, 2014 · OSCAR: Orbiting Satellite Carrying Amateur Radio. Promoting use of the amateur radio satellite service. Project Oscar. OSCAR: Orbiting Satellite Carrying Amateur Radio. A full scale model of the original OSCAR satellite, built by Project OSCAR in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s and later launched in 1961 has been put on display at the.