Check out Mark’s landing during Mission 18
Another mission completed. Thank you to all those that participated. As soon as we review the audio recordings and get all the call sings logged in, we’ll be working on getting the QSL cards out.
Mission 19 is set for October 11 in conjunction with Pacificon. Come by our table in the North hallway and say hi. From there you can get up dates on scheduled jumps times throughout the day. We will have a GOTA station so that you can make a contact with the jumpers.
Check back soon for updates.
Mission 18 is scheduled for September 14, 2015. We hope to have our first jump around 11:00 A.M. We may or may not have a Parachute Control in place to keep everyone up to date. If not, updates will be made on the W6CX repeater at 147.060 + 100, located on top of Mount Diablo. The QSO frequency will be 146.430 simplex. Our previous video gear experienced some mechanical malfunctions so until we get it fixed we are currently testing a new 5.8 GHz system. Preliminary tests have been unsatisfactory so we may or may not have live streaming video available. The jumpers will be setup with APRS and can be followed on your favorite APRS tracking site. For Jumper 1, search AF6IM and for Jumper 2, search KF6WRW. Our APRS system incorporates not only location but altitude, but heart rate a blood oxygenation of the jumper as well.
More information later,
QSL Cards for Mission 17 were mailed 3-4-2015. If you made a contact and do not receive one, please let us know. Email KC6TYD@gmail.com. We apologize for the delay.
Our deepest apologies for the delay in mailing out your QSL Card. In the past we have been lucky to have used a free web-based QSL Card generator. Unfortunately, it’s gone and we are currently writing some software so that we are able to customize the cards specific to each mission. We won’t forget you!