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Amateur Radio Operator Transmissions in the Two-Meter Band

NSSDCA ID: 1961-034B-01

Mission Name: OSCAR 1


Oscar 1 carried 1 100-mw battery-operated telemetry tracking beacon transmitter which operated at 144.98 mHz. This signal, continuously transmitted, was received and reported over 5000 times by 600 amateur radio stations located in 28 different countires. The transmitter was battery driven, and provided signals which were recieved for about 3 weeks after launch.

Alternate Names

  • OSCAR1/AmateurRadioOperatorTransmissionsintheTwo-MeterBand

Facts in Brief

Mass: 5 kg
Power (avg): 0.1 W

Funding Agency

  • Project Oscar Inc (United States)


  • Communications: None assigned

Additional Information

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NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Dr. Perry I. KleinGeneral ContactAMSAT
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