I recently found a copy of the interview I did with Lance Ginner, K6GSJ back in 2006.

You can find the article here:


Posted by: projectoscar | April 8, 2014

AMSAT Symposium 2011 Keynote Speech

Here is a link to the keynote speech, at the AMSAT 2011 Symposium, held in San Jose, CA, given by Lance Ginner, K6GSJ.

Posted by: hartzell | February 20, 2012

Project OSCAR to support ISS school contact, March 8, 2012

Project OSCAR is currently building a Satellite Earth Station for use in a scheduled ISS school contact with students at Dilworth School in San Jose.  The contact is currently planned for 9:30 am PST on March 8th 2012. Don Ferguson, Kd6ire and Don Anastasia, AA6W are putting the station together and it will be availble in the future for special events and use at Field Day club sites. Anyone interested in helping with the station or the school contact should contact Don, kd6ire. 73, Don

Posted by: hartzell | October 7, 2011

Project OSCAR is hosting the 2011 AMSAT Symposium

Once again Project OSCAR is hosting an AMSAT Symposium in the San Francisco Bay Area.  This year’s symposium is being held at the Windham Hotel, in San Jose, CA.

For more information, click here.

We’re looking forward to seeing you here in Silicon Valley!

Posted by: projectoscar | January 7, 2010

Welcome to the Project OSCAR website

Thank you for visiting the Project OSCAR website.  Please feel free to explore the site for historical information on the early beginnings of amateur radio in space!

Posted by: projectoscar | March 19, 2008

OSCAR on display at Smithsonian

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 Smithsonian’s Udvar Hazy Facility.

Housed in the new James S. McDonnell Space Hangar, opened for the first time on November 1, 2004,The facility was recently toured by Project OSCAR members Cliff Buttschard K7RR, Emily Clarke W0EEC and Eric Christiansen KF4OTN when they attended the AMSAT Space Symposium in October 2004. Unfortunately the new exhibit was not on display at that time.

OSCAR was joined by the thermal mass model of PCsat and an engineering model of NUSAT 1, built by students at several Utah universities.

The full scale model of the original OSCAR was donated to the Smithsonian by Project OSCAR in 1980 and previously appeared in exhibit in the Air and Space museum.

OSCAR on display at Smithsonian