Mission 34: March 16, 2019Posted: March 4, 2019
Here is your opportunity to make a QSO with a skydiver and receive a one-of-a-kind QSL card.
For 9 years a small groups of hams, and a few skydivers who are also hams, have come together to bring you this fun, exciting, and unique way to make a ham radio contact. The skydiver will jump out of a plane from approximately 13,000 feet and deploy his canopy right away to utilize the altitude. Attached to the skydiver is a payload jam packed with amateur radio equipment. Not only will you be able to make 2 meter simplex contacts but you will also be able to track each skydiver via APRS but watch it all unfold from live steaming video.
Here all the details:
March 16, 2019
Bay Area Skydiving, Byron Airport, Byron, CA
We hope to have the first jump sometime between 10:00 and 10:30 A.M.
2 meter: 146.430
HF: 14.250 USB
Simply search AF6IM or KC6TYD depending on who is jumping at the time.
Our Parachute Control crew will be up and running to make updates, QSTs, and to answer any of your questions. They will be monitoring 146.430 MHz simplex from the summit of Mt Diablo. They will also be monitoring the W6CX repeater at 147.060 +100. We will also have a running timeline on this website providing updates as well.
We make every attempt to log all the contacts for the day, however, due to the nature of the event some calls are lost or undecipherable. If you make a contact please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This event is subject to delay or cancellation. We have no control over the weather or of the jump plane. Please check for updates here or on our facebook page.