luni, 12 decembrie 2011


OSCAR 1-50 years

On 12 december 1961 an Agena B rocket launched from Vandenberg, California the first amateur radio satellite named OSCAR 1. OSCAR is an acronym for Orbiting Satellite Carrying Amateur Radio.

K6GSJ-Lance Ginner with OSCAR1

Oscar 1 was battery powered. Its signals lasted for about two weeks. The batteries were not rechargeable. The transmissions were on 145.00 MHz. The CW signal repeatedly sent HI in morse code. The number of HIs per minute, or the "HI Rate" was the only telemetry sent. The HI Rate gave the internal package temperature. Amateurs were asked to report the HI rate.

OSCAR 1 - 1st Amateur Radio Satellite


vineri, 2 decembrie 2011


SX100A - Battleship Georgios Averof

Between 2 and 4 december 2011 the radio amateurs from Greece RAAG, activate the special callsign SX100A celebrating 100 years of battleship Georgios Averof.

Georgios Averof

The operation will take place from the radio room of the ship. On satellite the station is activate by Jimmy SV1JGW with 5w portable and cross arrow antenna.
A special QSL card and an award plaque will be available on request for any qso.