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Amateur Satellite Radio

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When OSCAR was launched into space on December 12, 1961, the opportunity
for amateur satellite radio transmissions from space was achieved. The
satellite belongs to the Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation which is an
organization that is centered on educating the world about things that
occur in space and the technology behind the satellite transmission
unit's capabilities.

Many people had already been using amateur radio signals to talk to each
other on Earth, but with th...


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When OSCAR was launched into space on December 12, 1961, the opportunity
for amateur satellite radio transmissions from space was achieved. The
satellite belongs to the Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation which is an
organization that is centered on educating the world about things that
occur in space and the technology behind the satellite transmission
unit's capabilities.

Many people had already been using amateur radio sign als to talk to each
other on Earth, but with the addition of radio frequencies from the high
altitude offered by Space, the ability to communicate was easier and the
quality of the transmissions were greatly enhanced. The network of
amateur satellite radio enthusiasts are involved in developing
communications technologies and in contributing to the research
associated with outer space.

The Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation uses the time and efforts of
volunteers who are devoted to developing amateur satellite radio
technologies to report any observations that they have that come from
space exploration. All of the hardware and software that is used in the
amateur satellite radio network were created by volunteers.

The amateur satellite radio network provides a necessary service to the
United States military through the radio centers when Navy ships are at
sea. The American Red Cross uses the free services of Amateur Satellite
Radio transmissions to deliver health and comfort messages to
crewmembers, and the vessels are kept appraised of weather conditions
through the weather satellites advisory messages that are transmitted
through the amateur satellite radio network.

Unlike their satellite radio counterparts, the Amateur satellite radio
network relies on the generosity of strangers to perform its mission of
educating the world about space and the technology used to study anything
related to space. The donated resources may come from any location in the
world, and when help is needed, the people of th e amateur satellite radio
are more than willing to devote some time into figuring out a solution to
a problem that deals with Space.

The first amateur radio satellite was placed in the Smithsonian to allow
people to view the advancements of space technology firsthand. The
satellites that are launched into space today for the amateur satellite
radio network are by far, the most technologically advanced pieces of
machinery in space today.

The amateur satellite radio satellite is capable of transmitting signals
from space, and the amateur satellite radio transmitter will usually
track objects and send scientific data back in the form of photographs.
The latest mission by NASA to the International Space Station was
observed by the amateur radio enthusiasts and photographs of Atlantis
undocking from the International Space Station can be viewed on the
Amateur Satellite Radio Corporate website.

				
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