Mission 43 Update 6-1-23

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Mission 43 information

Parachute Mobile Mission 43 is set for June 3. We hope to get our first jumper up in the air sometime around 11:00 a.m. Parachute Control will be setup at the summit of Mount Diablo playing MC for the day. Listen in, ask questions, and make QSOs on 147.570 MHz simplex.

We will have one HF jump. The frequency has changed to 14.280 MHz. Due to recent solar activity 20 meters has been hit and miss.

Live streaming video will be via ZOOM at this link. https://coupa.zoom.us/j/94535690025 APRS will be tracking each jumper from the time they get on the plane and until they land. Search AF6IM for Mark and KC6TYD for Rob. Parachute Control will announce the jumpers name and callsign prior to each jump.
If you’re too far away to hear Parachute Control, no worries. We’ll ty our best to update our website and Facebook page as the day progresses.

Don’t forget, if you make a contact with a skydiver email skydivinghams@gmail.com and let us know the name of the jumper and the time of contact. This way we can make sure you get your QSL card.

Check back for updates!



Parachute Mobile Mission 43

June 3, 2023

More information coming soon

Mission 42 QSL cards

Hello everyone. I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving Holiday.
QSL cards were placed in the mail yesterday so those of you who made a contact during Mission 42 should be getting it soon. As much as we try to record/log all contacts there are always a few that get missed. If you don’t get your card in the next few days email me at kc6tyd@gmail.com.
Parachute Mobile will be taking a break until Spring, but we’ll still male occasional posting here.
-Rob, KC6TYD

Mission 42 is a success!

A big thanks to all those that participated. If you made a contact with a skydiver, please let us know by sending us an email to skydivinghams@gmail.com.  This way we can send you your QSL card. Give us a couple weeks to complete this task.
We’ll be on a break until Spring, however there may be some prompto radio jumps now and then. If that occurs, we’ll be sure to post that on the website and on our Facebook page so check back now and then.

Mission 39 is a GO!

Look for updates here on the webpage or on Faecbook starting around 9:30a.m. or earlier. We’ll also make QSTs on the W6CX (Mount Diablo) repeater at 147.060+100

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Mission 42 Log-Of-The-Day

1500 – Michael Gregg, KF6WRW, is safely on the ground. YAY! That’s a wrap! Due to the winds picking up, we will not be able to do any additional jumps. Thanks for your participation and support! 73! ~Steve  K6WW

1352 – Michael Gregg, KF6WRW, is on board and on his way up for a VHF jump on 147.57. He should be out in approximately 15-20 min.

1330 – Rob, KC6TYD, is safely on the ground! YAY!

1318 – Rob, KC6TYD, is out of the plane and under canopy.

1300 – Rob, KC6TYD, is on the plane and on his way up. HF – 14.289. Should be out in about 20 min.

1250 – 12:50pm – Next jump will be Rob, KC6TYD, on HF 14. 289. Time is TBD.

1210 – Mark is safely on the ground. Got good video. YAY! Next jump mode and time…TBD.

1113 – AF6IM, Mark, on board and on his way up. Zoom link is: https://coupa.zoom.us/j/99411979956

0745 Good morning everyone.  It’s cold at the DZ! Brrrrr.  Where is my coffee?  At the moment our video crew is setting all their equipment and putting up antennas.  Check back later for more updates.

Mission 42 coming soon

Mission 41 QSL Cards have ben mailed!

You should have received your Mission 41 QSL card by now. If not, sorry, we must have missed you in the log. No worries, email me at skydivinghams@gmail.com and let me know the which jumper and the approximate time of the contact. There were a few pile ups and some callsigns could not be deciphered even though the the call was recognized.

Mission 42 is Scheduled for October 15 in conjunction with Pacificon, ARRL’s Pacific Division Conference. More details to come.

-Rob, KC6TYD

Mission 41 QSL card update

Big apologies to all those that have been waiting for their Mission 41 QSL cards.  The weekend after Mission 41 was Field Day and I was in charge of coordinating that for our club, so that kept me busy.  During most of July I was busy with as seasonal job that had me occupied during the weekends.  Anyway, enough with my excuses.  I have been going through the Emails from those of you who sent me confirmations as well as the audio recordings.  It appears there was a recording glitch on the last jump of the day, jump 4, and no one sent me email confirmations during that jump so I have no contacts for that jump at all.  You can still email me at skydivinghams@gmail.com if you did indeed make a contact with me during jump 4.  I’m hoping sometime next week I’ll have all the QSL cards printed up to send out.

Mission 42 was originally scheduled for August 20, but there was not enough time to plan for that so it will now take place on October 15 in conjunction with Pacificon.

There is a possibility I’ll be making some practice HF jump between now and Pacificon.  I’ll try and post an announcement if that happens, but it could be a very short notice.  Things happen fast out at the Drop Zone.


-Rob, KC6TYD