For a mission that earlier in the week looked like it had the possibility of being scrubbed due to high winds, turned out fairly well. Winds started out between 10 and 12 mph. No problem, let’s get going! Nope. Unfortunately, not enough skydivers to fill the place so we had to wait for some time getting a latter then planed start for our first jump. But once things did get rolling we were able to get in a total of four jumps.
A big thanks to our ground crew. We had a least 4 or 5 new Ground Crew members who came by to check things out and dive in (no pun intended) and help with the operations.
If you made a QSO with a skydiver remember to email firstname.lastname@example.org. Tell us which jump it was so that we can be sure to get you your Mission Specific QSL card. This process could take a couple weeks or so. We had two team members that took a lot of pictures so we’ll be sure to post some here.
When is Mission 24? Glad you asked. We hope to have our next mission the beginning of June so come back once in a while to get updates.
0951: Estimated first jump will be 1030 hours.
1048: New Estimate for first Parachute Mobile jump is estimated to be 1115 hours. QSO’s will be on 146.430 Simplex – We will update here once we get a loaded plane in the air. You can also listen is on 147.060 +100 for updates.
1118: Waiting for a new jump time from ground control….Stay tuned……
1123: New estimated time for our first jump is 1145 hours….We are monitoring the repeater at 147.060 +100 if anyone has questions or comments
1149: We will be in the air at Noon. First jump will follow.
1208: Loading the plane for jump 1. Jumper #3 will be Rob KC6TYD.
1222: The plane is in the air…..
1231: Should be jumping anytime. Aircraft at 10k feet
1236:Jumper 3 is in the air and taking QSO’s
1249: Jumper 3 KC6TYD is safely back in the hangar…..Stand by for our next jump. The next jump will be Jumper #1, Mark AF6IM.
1305: Next jump is estimated for 1345.
1311: New jump time estimated for 1320.
1333: Jumper1 is taking QSO’s…
1349: Jumper3 will be in the air eta:1420
1408: Jumper 3 is gearing up to load the plane….with any luck he will be in the in air in about 15 minutes….
1410: Jumper 3 is loading on the plane…
1415: Plane is in the air….should be jumping eta: 1430
1425: Jumper 3 is taking QSO’s
1430: Jumper 3 is on the ground…stay tuned for our final jump with jumper 1.
1444: If you made contact, please send us an e-mail – email@example.com
1452: The final jump for the day is estimated at 1515 hours.
1515: New ETA for final jump is 1530. 146.430 simplex
1521: Jumper 3 is loading. QSO’s in about 10 minutes
1535: Jumper 1 is in the air and will be taking QSO’s shortly.
1553: Jumper 1 is back on the ground safely. We appreciate everyones participation and look forward to hearing everyone next time. In the mean time, stay tuned to http://www.parachutemobile.org for our next mission date.
Is now set for this Sunday April 24!
4-19-16 *WEATHER ALERT*
The weather forecast is indicating a possible chance of rain and high winds. Unfortunately Mother Nature has a way of messing up our plans. Our skydivers will know by Saturday or as late as Sunday morning if we are go or no go for the mission, so check back often.
Grab a QSO with a skydiver over Byron Airport, Byron, CA.
Time: Hope to have our first jump as close to 11:00 am as possible. Always expect delays due to weather or plane manifest issues. The goal is to at least complete 3 to 4 jumps for the day.
QSOs will be on 146.430 simplex.
Updates will be made on the W6CX repeater, 147.060+100
Streaming Video: At this time there may not be air-to-ground video. Ground video will be available and streamed live at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/mfwright
APRS: For Jumper 1 search AF6IM
For Jumper 3 search KC6TYD
All those that make a QSO with a jumper will receive an mission specific QSL card. Be sure to send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you made a QSO. Please indicate which jumper and approximate time.
More updates later so please check back often.
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