Mission 31 event timeline

9:35 Running a little late. Drop Zone ops all set up, we are competing system checks. Stand by for updates on first Jump.

10:09 Prepping Rob KC6TYD for his first jump

10:14 Load 2 Rob Jump @10:35

10:29 Rob  Heading to the plane

10:35 Rob Take off

10:41 Weather update Speed 3.6 Gust 3.6

10:48 APRS 12,500

Please send a contact confirmation to Rob KC6TYD@gmail.com

10:51 Jumper Rob away

10:55 Taking contacts

10:56 7500ft Rob

11:04 approaching drop zone to land

11:06 Rob Landed safe & sound

11:10 Next jump HF Mark AF6IM Jumper #1

11:59 Next jump Mark HF @ 12:20 ish

1:02 Mark AF6IM heading to the plane

1:08 Plane take off

1:12 500ft

1:18 6638ft

1:30 Jumpers away

l:42 Mark landed safe & Sound

1:50 Reminder if you make a contact with the jumpers please email kc6tyd@gmail.com to confirm your QSO to get your awesome one of kind QSL card

2:09 Next  jump KC6TYD Rob We will keep you posted what time. Winds have picked up 19.0 Gust 22.0

2:28 Take off 20 mins

2:44 Rob at plane

2:50 Take off

3:00 6,000 ft

3:05 No APRS recorded at this time

3:09 12, 345

3:12 Jumpers away

3:15 If you make a contact with Rob send him a email kc6tyd@gmail.com to confirm your QSO

3:27 Rob landed on his feet winds at 20 and gusts at 20 Safe & Sound

Thank you everybody for a great day!!

Catch you all at our next Mission 32 in Aug-Christine KK6PNV

Mission 31 Update


Parachute Mobile Mission 31 is scheduled for June 16, 2018.

This will be an opportunity to for you to make a unique contact with a skydiver while he descends under his parachute.

Frequencies (Corrected HF Rx frequency typo)

FM: 146.430 MHz simplex

HF: 14.250 MHz up 10 KC (Tx 14.250, Rx 14.260)


Search AF6IM or KC6TYD depending on jumper

Live streaming video: (Updated 6-8-18)


EchoLink: (Updated 6-15-18)


This will be our first time using EchoLink.  Please be patient when attempting to make a QSO as we are aware of latency issues.  We have tried our best to keep this at a minimum.  The node can only handle 10 connections at a time.  Once your contact is made please disconnect to make room for others to join in.  Please wait until the jumper calls for EcoLink contacts.  Since altitude will not be an issue for E/L users the jumper will take simplex contacts first.


Bay Area Skydiving

Byron Airport, Byron, CA

We hope to have our first jump as close to 10 a.m.  Listen on 146.430 MHz for Parachute Control.  Updates will be made throughout the day to keep you advised of jump status.  Too far away?  Updates will be made on the W6CX repeater (Diablo) on 147.060+ 100.  We will also have a running timeline of updates on our website at parachutemobile.org.  We hope to complete 4 jumps for the day.

If you make a contact please email us at KC6TYD@gmail.com.  We keep both a written and audio log, however, at time calls are missed.

Please note that we have no control over the aircraft or weather and the event is subject to delays or cancellation.  Please visit our website for updates.

Hope to hear you in the air.

QSL Card from Lloyd, W3IUU

During mission 30, Mark, AF6IM made a contact with W3IUU during his HF jump.  We were so excited to learn that Lloyd was in Maryland.  Maybe not a big deal most of the time but when you only have about 15 minutes descending out of 12,000 feet under a parachute, this is a big deal.  You’ll notice that there is Braille on the card.  That’s because Lioyd is blind.  Hear his and Mark’s story as told by Amateur Radio Newsline bellow.

We’ll continue to dedicate an HF jump during all future mission so be sure to spread the news so we can make more contacts during Mission 31, June 16, 2018.

QSL cards have been mailed out!

You should have your QSL card by now. It not email Rob at kc6tyd@gmail.com

Mission 30 Pictures available

Go to the Picture Gallery tab and see some of the great pictures take by Steve, KO6L

We still need your QSO confirmations!

We are still tallying up all the QSO’s for Mission 30. If you have not done so already please email kc6tyd@gmail.com and let Rob know which jumper and time you made your contact. This is especially needed if you made a contact with Mark on his first 2 meter jump. The on board recorder did not record properly. We do have a log from Mike, who was handing Parachute Control way up on Diablo, but your confirmation is helpful.

Mark you calendar: Mission 31 will be June 16.

Mission 30 completed!

Thank you to all those that participated in Mission 30.

After some unexpected delays and technical issues that came up during the course of the day we were able to complete 3 successful jumps.
To insure that you receive your QSL card, email Rob at kc6tyd@gmail.com.  Let him know who you made contact with and the time.  Please give us a few weeks to create that one-of-a-kind card and get it out to you.

As soon as we swift through all the photos we’ll be sure to post some here and on our Facebook page.

Mission 31 is scheduled for June 16!