Parachute Mobile will be presenting Parachute Mobile at the next Manteca Amateur Radio Cub meeting August 3rd at 7:00PM. Go to the MARC website at K6MAN.org for location information. Hope to see you there.
Well. after a wind delay in the morning Mission 27 was a success. We got three jumps in with plenty of contacts. Remember to email Rob at email@example.com and let him know you made a contact, even if it was a busted one. This wasn’t a contest. Please indicate if it was Rob or Troy and an approximate time. Give us a few weeks to process all the contact and put together the QSL Cards.
Mission 28 is schedule for August 26, 2017. Hope to hear you on the air then.
Last call for a QSL card with Rob KC6TYD
4:00 QSO time!!!!!!
3: 50 Rob is up in the plane
3: 35 Last jump of the day, Rob KC6TYD for parachute contact
3:16 Rob KC6TYD in 20 mins @ 3:40
3:15 Rob KC6TYD up next for QSO with a parachuter
2;41 Troy W7BIG landed
2:30 QSO time
2:17 2 minutes and he should be out of the plane
1:55 Troy, W7BIG, will be loading the plane within the next few minutes. Remember, If you get a QSO email Rob at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1;14 Troy W7BIG waiting to load now @ 1:55
12:30 Rob KC6TYD landed
Getting Troy W7BIG prepped for his jump @1;35
12:20 taking QSO now
12:15 Rob KC6TYD jumper away
12:05 220 degrees, 13.8 mph
12;00 Rob Kc6TYD in air
11;55 Rob Kc6tyd boarding plane for Jump 1
11:32 Prepping Rob KC6TYD for his jump @ 11;48. So far so good.
1046: Yeahh! Winds are sitting around 20 mph. We’ll go with that! Rob, KC6TYD will jump at approximately 1148 hrs. There are still possibilities for delays so check back soon.
0931: WIND DELAY. Winds are still too high but appear to be dropping. Winds are currently 20 with gusts to 27 MPH. At least the numbers are going in the right direction. Streaming video is live at ustream.tv/channel/mfwright
Partial setup at the Drop Zone was completed yesterday. By 5:00 P.M. winds progressively picked up and at one point during the night were well above 50 MPH. I guess that’s why this place sits in the shadow of hundreds of windmills. The forecast is predicting the winds to decrease but as of 6:20 A.M they are at 27 MPH with gusts to 38 MPH. For safety reasons, The maximum wind speed our skydivers will jump in is 18 MPH.
Please check back for mission updates.
Join in with the skydivers and ground crew as we bring you Mission 27 on Saturday, July 1st, starting around 9:30 AM. Make a QSO with a skydiver and get a one-of-a-kind QSL card. Watch us on Streaming Video and follow us on APRS as the mission unfolds.
Skydivers: Rob, KC6TYD, and Troy, W7BIG.
QSO Frequency: 146.430 simplex
QST and Updates: We will not have “Parachute Control” directing traffic as we usually do on the QSO frequency. To get QSTs and periodic updates on Mission Day listen to the W6CX repeater located on Mount Diablo, 147.060+
APRS: Follow each skydiver during their jumps on APRS. Simply search their call signs respectively at aprs.fi: Rob, KC6TYD, or Troy, W7BIG.
Live streaming video: We will have up to 4 POV (point of view) cameras that will bring you live streaming video from the ground and from the air. Go to http://www.ustream.tv/channel/mfwright
The skydivers wear a recording station as part of their payload, however, it does not always capture every QSO. To confirm your QSO email Rob at email@example.com for either skydiver. This way you’ll get you QSL card. Addresses are obtained by your QRZ.com information.
NOTICE: As always, this event is subject to change, delay, or cancellation. We have no control of the weather or the airplane. Check back often.
Mission 27 is still scheduled for Saturday, July 1st, however, we’re a little short on volunteers sign-ups. For safety reasons if we don’t have enough volunteers we may have to scrub the mission. If you live local and would like to experience volunteering with us please let us know. The location would be Byron Airport in Byron California at Bay Area Skydiving. Check back for mission status updates.
If you weren’t here you missed out.
Pictures from our remote site at Parachute Control coming soon.
A big thanks to all our Parachute Mobile followers. Hope you all got a QSO. Mission 26 was a blast for us I hope it was for you too.
We were glad to get QSOs as far south as Fresno and Clovis. We’ll be going through the logs to see what other areas we had contacts in.
If you made a contact with a jumper email Rob at firstname.lastname@example.org and let him know which jump it was and the approximate time. Assuming your information is correct on QRZ you’ll all get a QSL card. Give us a few weeks to creat them.
Mission 27 is scheduled for July 1st. Hope to hear you all there.