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Parachute Mobile Mission 26 is set for May 13, 2017.
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. We are usually able to make 3 to 5 jumps for the day.
FREQUENCIES: QSO frequency will be 146.430 MHz simplex.
We will also be dedicating one jump for D-star. Locally, D-Star will be via the W6CX C repeater on Mount Diablo, output 145.000, input 147.500, reflector REF014 C. Plans are to conduct an HF jump as well. Check back for more details on this.
Updates: On mission day, updates will be made by “Parachute Control”, a team located on top of Mount Diablo. Use the QSO 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 and air-to-ground video will be will be available. To watch the excitement unfold go to http://www.ustream.tv/channel/mfwright.
Facebook Live: Periodic Facebook live broadcast may happen throughout the day so be sure to follow us on Facebook.
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 for the jumper’s call sign at APRS.Fi.
WEBSITE/Facebook: On mission day we will post jump updates here on the website and on Facebook.
NOTICE: As always, this event is subject to change, delay, or cancellation. We have no control of the weather or the airplane.
Feel free to come by the DZ and say “Hi” and check out our operation.
The 2017 season has started.
We are excited to announce this years Mission dates:
October, 21 (Pacificon)
Dates are subject to change so check back once in a while for updates.
Volunteers: You don’t have to be a skydiver to participate in Parachute Mobile. In fact, most of our crew is made up of non skydivers. It takes careful planning and will coordinated execution for each jump. From comms to live video production to jumper preparation, I’m sure there is something you can jump into. No pun intended. Of course, if you just want to come by the DZ to check things out, that’s OK too. Drop us a email at kc6tyd@gmail,com.
Check us out on facebook. When possible, we’ll try and post some Facebook Live posts. This may include non mission practice jumps as we test our equipment and setup.
More to come so check back.
Hello everyone. Things sure have died down on this page since our last mission. That’s expected. But just to let you all know we’re getting ready behind the scene for another great season of Parachute Mobile. We’re hoping to set some tentative mission dates, which we will post here. We’ll also be planing what our jumper payload will entail and working to improve our video streaming.
Stay tuned for future updates!
Using D-Star on some of our Missions has made it possible to make contacts with this group of hams in Japan
Well, the weather grounded us but our Pacificon operations were a great success! It was sure nice to meet and talk with a lot of hams that I otherwise would not have seen since I would have been out at the DZ. Come back soon, we’ll be posting some pictures taken over the weekend.
-Rob, Jumper 3
We are streaming live from our table at Pacificon. Check it out at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/mfwright
It’s sure busy at the table. We have most all of our gear available for all to see.