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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 on 20 meters at 14.250MHz
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.
WEBSITE/Facebook: Our Website is parachutemobile.org. We are also on Facebook. Keep up to date by visiting often; especially on mission day.
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.
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.
Feel free to come by the DZ and say “Hi” and check out our operation.
NOTICE: As always, this event is subject to change, delay, or cancellation. We have no control of the weather or the airplane.