We are GO for Mission 35

Winds are no averaging out at 13mph.  Continue to check back here for updates.  On Mission day we will have an updated timeline right here.  If you are in line of site of Mt Diablo then listen in on 146.430 MHz simplex for updates from Parachute Control starting around 0830hrs.  Periodic QSTs will be made on the W6CX repeater at 147.060+100, Mt Diablo, and also on the N6NFI repeater at 145.230-100, Stanford Foothills.

Remember, if you make a contact with a skydiver please note the Jumper’s name, Mark or Rob, and the time of the contact.  After you make all you contacts for the day email us at skydivinghams@gmail.com and provide the contact information.  Each jumper has a recorder that captures the QSOs, however, on occasion a call can get broken by interference.  By emailing us you’ll insure what you’ll get your QSL card.

Mission Status

At the time of this posting winds are forecasted up to 18 mph. That’s the max our skydivers will jump in. The count down will continue at T Minus 4 days with the possibility of a cancellation. Check back for updates

Weather Alert

AllStar! New for Mission 35

I want to thank Fred, W6BSD, for building an AllStar node that we well debut during Mission 35, May 25, 2019. To insure that things run smoothly there a few rules we need you to fallow when using this node.  Please click on the tab above Using AllStar to get all the information.

-Rob, KC6TYD

Mission 34 QSL cards on their way soon

Someone recently commented that they did not get a QSL card for Mission 34. That’s because they have not been mailed out yet. Yep, we’re a little behind on that. But the good news is they should be mailed out by the end of the week. If you made a contact and do not receive one, please let us know. Drop us an email at skydivinghams@gmail.com.

Mission 35 Coming Soon

Mission 35 is scheduled for May 25.  Make your Memorial Weekend a truly memorial one by making a contact with a skydiver and receiving a QSL card.

What is Parachute Mobile

Parachute Mobile is a unique combination of ham radio and skydiving. Over the last nine years our volunteers have completed 34 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. And if that’s not enough, EchoLink and Allstar contacts are now able to be made as well! Mission specific QSL Cards are sent out for all contacts made. We are always trying to find new projects and ideas we can incorporate within the small payload we have available.

Mission 35 is schedule for Saturday, May 25. Check back soon for updates and mission specific information and follow on Facebook.