Mission 24Posted: August 6, 2016
CURRENT MISSION STATUS: We are GO
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Parachute Mobile Mission 24 is set for August 14, 2016.
Make a contact with a skydiver and receive a one-of-a-kind QSL card.
WHERE: We will be conducting our Mission from Bay Area Skydiving, Byron Airport, Byron, CA.
TIME: We hope to have our first jump sometime between 9:30 and 10:30 A.M.
FREQUENCIES: FM Jump QSO frequency will be 146.430 MHz simplex.
We will also be dedicating one jump for D-star contacts and one jump for DMR. Locally, D-Star will be via the W6CX C repeater on Mount Diablo, output 145.000, input 147.500, reflector REF014 C.
*UPDATED*DMR frequency will be on California 3106.
Updates: On mission day, updates will be made regularly from “Parachute Control”, a team located on top of Mount Diablo. Use the simplex frequency to contact them. Periodic repeater updates will be made on the W6CX repeater located on Mount Diablo, 147.060+ 100.
STREAMING VIDEO: Ground video of jumper prep, take off and landings will be available. Air-to-ground video is still tentative. To watch the excitement unfold go to http://www.ustream.tv/channel/mfwright.
APRS: View live APRS data during each jump. Along with altitude and speed there will also be biotelemetry from the jumper that will include heart rate and SpO2 (blood oxygen level). Just search the jumper’s call sign at APRS.Fi, or click here, http://aprs.fi/#!call=AF6IM http://aprs.fi/#!call=KC6TYD
WEBSITE: On mission day we will post updates for each jump so if you are out of range of the repeater check here. Facebook: You can also follow us on Facebook for updates.
NOTICE: As always, this event is subject to change, delay, or cancellation. We have no control of the weather or the airplane.
Mission 25 will be October 15, 2016 as a special event during Pacificon!