Byron Jump Saturday May 7, 2011.

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.

Jump Times: The first jump is scheduled for approximately 1300 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 3 or 4 jumps.

As this is a practice jump, there will be no net control.  So, please leave pauses so the ground crew can break in during jumps.

Frequency: 146.580Mhz is it.  The other two, 146.460Mhz, 147.420 MHz, are now reserved for digital repeaters.

“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.

We will also post information on twitter @parachutemobile

Hear the action, make a QSO!

For more information contact Rob at KC6TYD@arrl.net



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