3 Days Until Next Mission at PacificonPosted: October 9, 2011
On Saturday October 15 we will be out in Byron again.
QSO’s probably 146.430 simplex FM. Check back here Friday Afternoon or Saturday Morning.
QST’s about the launch will be on both the MDARC repeater 147.060 and N6NFI 145.230.
We will be using an alternative APRS frequency, so follow us on APRS.FI. The call sign for jumper 1 is AF6IM and Jumper 2 KF6WRW.
We will have live video streamed over the internet using Justin.TV. For the live video check for the live link here http://www.justin.tv/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&q=kf6wrw
Just so you know the quality of video you should expect, check this out.
OK, here is the scoop on frequencies. Because we operate at such a high altitude, we have a hard time doing frequency planning. We found that one of our frequencies was a winlink simplex station.
Now because of politics, Northern California has a separate Digital Repeater coordination group and they parked a repeater on top of 146.460Mhz.
So, the end result is this:
We will probably use 146.430. We will get that settled in the next day or two.
Watch this site, listen for QSTs on MDARC and N6NFI. On twitter follow @mpechner or @parachutemobile. On google+, search for Michael Pechner. We will have QSTs and posts through out the event.