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Jumps: NO GO due to wind and overcast
Come on over to Pacificon and check out all our gear that would normally be at the Drop Zone. Our Ground Crew will explain just how we make it all happen.
See you there,
-Rob, Jumper 3
CURRENT MISSION STATUS: Chance of rain delay. Check back for updates.
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Parachute Mobile Mission 25 is set for October 15, 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: 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.
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. If you’re attending Pacificon at the Marriott, stop by our table to catch all the action there. We’ll be located in the hallway next to the patio doors.
Please join us for our last mission of the year. Make a contact with Mark, Jumper 1, or Rob, Jumper 3, while they descend from 13,000 feet under their parachutes. This mission is in conjunction with Pacificon, ARRL’s Pacific Division Convention, which will take place October 14-16. QSO jumps will only take place Saturday, October 15. If you happen to be attending Pacificon at the San Ramon Marriott, come on by and say hello. We’ll be located in the hallway by the patio doors. We’ll have monitors providing live streaming video from the Drop Zone as well as APRS telemetry during each jump. We’ll also have a GOTA (Get-On-the-Air) to make your contacts from.
Have you ever wondered what it feels like to wear a parachute on your back? Come by our table on Sunday and check out all our gear. See our customized radio vests that are used during each jump.
Come back soon for all the mission specific information.
As of 9-2-16 Mission 24 QSL cards have been mailed. If you are expecting one….or two, and you don’t receive them by the end of the week let me know by emailing email@example.com
You can find a few pictures that were taken during Mission 24 in the Parachute Mobile Images tab
A big thanks you to all that participated. We hope that the event was not only exciting to take part in but was informative as well.
Remember, if you made a contact with a skydiver, please Email Rob at KC6TYD@gmail.com. Indicate witch jumper it was and the jump number. If you’re not quite sure which jump it was, here was the sequence for the day:
Jump 1-Jumper 1, Mark, AF6IM
Jump 2 Jumper 3, Rob, KC6TYD
Jump 3, Jumper 1, Mark, D-Start jump
Jump 4, Jumper 3, Rob
A big thanks to our Ground Crew at the DZ and to our team on Mnt Diablo at Parachute Control.
We are still looking over all our post mission stats and results. Once this has been completed we’ll be able to get out all the QSL cards. Please be patient, it could take a few weeks. If for some reason, you don’t receive your card, let us know. Check back soon to view pictures and videos take during the mission. Some have already been post on our Facebook page.
MISSION 25 will be in conjunction withe PACIFICON, October 14-16. The jumps will be on Saturday the 15th. Be sure to come by and visit us at our booth.