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Amateur Radio Operator Transmissions in the 2 and 10 Meter Bands

NSSDCA ID: 1970-008B-01

Mission Name: OSCAR 5
Principal Investigator:Mr. Wia


Oscar 5 carried a VHF (50 mw at 144.05 MHz) and HF (180 mw at 29.45 MHz) beacon. The VHF operated continuously and the HF only on command. Reception and telemetry was received from several hundred stations in 27 countries.

Alternate Names

  • OSCAR5/AmateurRadioOperatorTransmissionsinthe2and10MeterBands

Funding Agency

  • Wireless Institute of Australia (Australia)


  • Communications: None assigned

Additional Information

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NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Dr. Perry I. KleinGeneral ContactAMSAT
Mr. WiaPrincipal InvestigatorUniversity of Melbourne
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