Due to the storms coming through, we are postponing the jump.
Parachute Mobile is a unique way of combining two great hobbies; skydiving and amateur radio. Our skydivers will jump from 14,000 feet and once they have deployed their parachutes they will make contacts (QSOs) with as many hams as possible. The Drop Zone will be at Byron Airport where we have had great success in the past. This will be our 7th mission. A Net Control will be set up on Mount Diablo to assist with this event.
Time: Parachute Control will be setup at approximately 1100 hrs.
Jump Times: The first jump is scheduled for approximately 1200 hrs and approximately each hour thereafter. We don’t have control over the aircraft so times may change. Listen for updates. We hope to make 4 jumps.
Frequency: 146.460 MHz simplex
“Jumper 1” and “Jumper 2” will be fitted with APRS that will transmit location and altitude as well as biotelemetry data which includes SpO2 (blood oxygen saturation) and heart rate. Look for AF6IM, Jumper 1 and KF6WRW, Jumper 2 on your favorite APRS web site.
QSTs and updates will be made on the W6CX Repeater (Mount Diablo), 147.060+, 100Hz. If you know of other repeaters that we can make announcements on and can be reached from Mount Diablo, let us know.
Event specific QSL cards will be available.
Hear the action, make a QSO!
For more information contact Rob at KC6TYD@arrl.net
Note: this event is subject to weather conditions and there is always the possibility the event could be cancelled.