2015 BBQ Kick Off

A few of the Parachute Mobile team members met for a BBQ get together at Sunnyvale Baylands Park. The sky looked ominous at first, but soon the clouds open up just enough to let in some sun. I brought along my good ‘lo IC-718 and set up a new Ultimax 100 End Fed antenna, which worked out pretty well. The plan for this year is to try and get two missions in this Spring and early Summer and then finish off the year with two more missions in the Fall, with our last mission being in conjunction with Pacificon. The tentative date for Mission 20 is set for Sunday May 24. Check back soon for updates.


HF in the park



Mission 19 QSL CARDS

Jumper 1 complete

Jumper 2 complete

During Mission 19, Jim made this cool video flyby of Mark, Jumper 1, AF6IM

Click her to see it ——->   http://youtu.be/npYiZYnkPQA


Mission 19 completed!!

Thank you all that participated during Mission 19. I hope you all enjoyed our two-mile-high adventure.

In the next couple of weeks we will be compiling our notes and reviewing the on-board skydiver recorder to obtain a list of those that made QSOs with the jumpers. Once done we will mail out your mission specific QSL card. Our system is not foolproof. If your call sign was not completely copied we don’t know who are. But the good news is that we’ll believe you. Too make sure you get your QSL card simply drop us an email at kc6tyd@gmail.com and give us your call sign, the Jumper’s name and jump number. If your call sign is good on QRZ.com, we will use the address as posted to get you your card.

Check back latter as we will be posting pictures and videos taken during the event.

Parachute Mobile will be taking a break and will be back up in the air early spring.

Mission 19 during Pacificon

We are proud to announce that Mission 19 is scheduled for October 11 in conjunction with Pacificon. Make a contact with a skydiver and receive a one-of-a-kind QSL card. Didn’t bring a radio? Report to the GOTA station right outside the door from our table. Come by our table located in the north hallway and check out live streaming video from the Drop Zone and from the air. Follow the action on APRS.
QSTs: will be made on 146.430, W6CX 147.060 + 100, N6NFI 145.230 – 100.
QSO frequency: 146.430 MHz simplex
Video Frequency: 5880 MHz
Streaming video:
for smartphones
APRS: Search AF6IM for Jumper 1 and KF6WRW for Jumper 2

Mark, Jumper 1, is planning on using a vintage WW2 HT to make some contacts during this mission. It’s a BC 611 2 vacuum tube radio. The frequency will be 3885 KHz AM. Listen in, or go by our table to find out which jump this will be.

Errol Flynn edited

Jumper 2 getting prepped up, Mission 18




Jumper 1’s Landing

Check out Mark’s landing during Mission 18