Here they are! The 2019 Mission Dates are:
October 19, Pacificon
Come back soon to get all the details for Mission 34.
Parachute Mobile is a unique combination of ham radio and skydiving. For over nine years our volunteers have completed 33 missions providing a fun and exciting new way to experiment with ham radio and other technical projects. The concept is simple: the skydiver opens up his canopy as soon as he exits the plane using the altitude to his advantage and conducts simplex contacts. Kind of like a SOTA without the Summit. Starting off at approximately 13,000 feet in the air has been quite beneficial. But we don’t stop there. So that our listening audience can live vicariously, they can follow each skydiver via APRS and through live streaming video. We conduct 2 meter and 20 meter jumps. Mission specific QSL Cards are sent out or all contacts made. We are always trying to find new projects and ideas we can incorporate withing the small payload we have available.
Check back soon as we will be posting our 2019 Mission dates soon.
Mission dates to be announced soon.
If you’re expecting one and don’t recieve it, emawil us a firstname.lastname@example.org. Tell us with Jumper you contacted and the approximate time.
These are the people that make it all happen!
Thanks to all that participated in Mission 33. We were able to get 4 jumps in making it a very busy day! We had a total of 3 skydiver, 11 Ground Crew, 2 at Parachute Control, and 4 at Pacificon. Wow! Takes a lot of work to make this happen. Thank you to all our Parachute Mobile volunteers. Mission 33 breaks a QSO record: over 100 of them! Please remember to email us at email@example.com if you made a contact with a skydivers so we can make sure to send you a QSL card. Unless otherwise stated all cards will be sent to the address as listed on QRZ.com. For all those that completed a contact card at the Pacifcon GOTA station, then you’re good.
Parachute Mobile will be taking a much needed break. We’ll be back Spring of 2019. We will still continue to make post here as well as on Facebook, so come back often to see what’s happening.