Parachute Mobile

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.


Parachute Mobile 2019

Mission dates to be announced soon.


Mission 33 QSL Cards are in the mail!

If you’re expecting one and don’t recieve it, emawil us a skydivinghams@gmail.com. Tell us with Jumper you contacted and the approximate time.


Our Mission 33 Team

These are the people that make it all happen!


Mission 33 completed

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 skydivinghams@gmail.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.


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Mission 32 QSL cards have been mailed

If you’re expecting one and don’t receive it in about a weak, let us know. Email skydivinghams@gmail.com.