In what year was radio Caroline launched?
Approx 1964 (plus or minus one year only).
The question is red herring because Radio Caroline was not named after Caroline Kennedy. The historical and well documented facts reveal that a lady named Beatrix Miller invented the character of "Caroline" for the editorial stylesheet of Queen magazine at least as early as 1962. Radio Caroline did not begin until 1964 in the editorial offices of British Establishment Queen magazine where Miller was the editor and Jocelyn Stevens its publisher. Stevens announced in the…
The name of the first Amateur Radio satellite was OSCAR 1, and was launched from Launch Complex 75-3-4 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California at 20:48 UTC on December 12, 1961. It was launched on the same Thor DM-21 Agena-B rocket that carried Discoverer 36 (aka Corona 9029) optical reconnaissance satellite. OSCAR 1 remained in orbit for 22 days.