Well, the weather grounded us but our Pacificon operations were a great success! It was sure nice to meet and talk with a lot of hams that I otherwise would not have seen since I would have been out at the DZ. Come back soon, we’ll be posting some pictures taken over the weekend.
-Rob, Jumper 3
We are streaming live from our table at Pacificon. Check it out at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/mfwright
It’s sure busy at the table. We have most all of our gear available for all to see.
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Jumps: NO GO due to wind and overcast
Come on over to Pacificon and check out all our gear that would normally be at the Drop Zone. Our Ground Crew will explain just how we make it all happen.
See you there,
-Rob, Jumper 3
CURRENT MISSION STATUS: Chance of rain delay. Check back for updates.
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Parachute Mobile Mission 25 is set for October 15, 2016.
Make a contact with a skydiver and receive a one-of-a-kind QSL card.
WHERE: We will be conducting our Mission from Bay Area Skydiving, Byron Airport, Byron, CA.
TIME: We hope to have our first jump sometime between 9:30 and 10:30 A.M.
FREQUENCIES: QSO frequency will be 146.430 MHz simplex.
We will also be dedicating one jump for D-star. Locally, D-Star will be via the W6CX C repeater on Mount Diablo, output 145.000, input 147.500, reflector REF014 C.
Updates: On mission day, updates will be made by “Parachute Control”, a team located on top of Mount Diablo. Use the QSO frequency to contact them. Periodic repeater updates will be made on the W6CX repeater located on Mount Diablo, 147.060+ 100.
STREAMING VIDEO: Ground video and air-to-ground video will be will be available. To watch the excitement unfold go to http://www.ustream.tv/channel/mfwright.
Facebook Live: Periodic Facebook live broadcast may happen throughout the day so be sure to follow us on Facebook.
APRS: View live APRS data during each jump. Along with altitude and speed there will also be biotelemetry from the jumper that will include heart rate and SpO2 (blood oxygen level). Just search for the jumper’s call sign at APRS.Fi.
WEBSITE/Facebook: On mission day we will post jump updates here on the website and on Facebook.
NOTICE: As always, this event is subject to change, delay, or cancellation. We have no control of the weather or the airplane.
Feel free to come by the DZ and say “Hi” and check out our operation. If you’re attending Pacificon at the Marriott, stop by our table to catch all the action there. We’ll be located in the hallway next to the patio doors.
Please join us for our last mission of the year. Make a contact with Mark, Jumper 1, or Rob, Jumper 3, while they descend from 13,000 feet under their parachutes. This mission is in conjunction with Pacificon, ARRL’s Pacific Division Convention, which will take place October 14-16. QSO jumps will only take place Saturday, October 15. If you happen to be attending Pacificon at the San Ramon Marriott, come on by and say hello. We’ll be located in the hallway by the patio doors. We’ll have monitors providing live streaming video from the Drop Zone as well as APRS telemetry during each jump. We’ll also have a GOTA (Get-On-the-Air) to make your contacts from.
Have you ever wondered what it feels like to wear a parachute on your back? Come by our table on Sunday and check out all our gear. See our customized radio vests that are used during each jump.
Come back soon for all the mission specific information.