As it has done in past years, the Parachute Mobile group — “in the air, on the air” — has scheduled jumps for October 17 in association with Pacificon, the ARRL Pacific Division Convention, in San Ramon, California.
“We do this every year, giving visiting hams a chance for a unique parachute mobile QSO,” said Mark Meltzer, AF6IM, who will be Jumper 1. This will be Mission 22.
As Jumper 1, Meltzer will be operating on 10 meters (28.425 MHz USB) and 2 meters (146.43 MHz FM simplex), hoping for a DX contact.
Jumper 2, Michael Greg, KF6WRW, will be on 146.43 MHz FM simplex as well as 5 GHz ATV, which will be streamed live.
Jumper 3, Rob Fenn, KC6TYD, will be on 146.43 MHz FM simplex.
Jumper 4, Capt Jim Wilson, RCAF, will be shooting in-flight video and photos. He is studying for his Canadian ham license and will be making radio jumps soon.
Jumpers will also carry APRS gear that will transmit GPS data, heart rate, and blood oxygen level.
The October 17 jumps over Byron, California, will take place from a Beech King Air 90 twin turboprop jumpship, with jumpers exiting at about 14,000 feet. Meltzer, who is 66, is enjoying his 47th year of skydiving. — Thanks to Mark Meltzer, AF6IM
A team of moonbounce enthusiasts expect to activate the 32-meter antenna GHY-6 at Goonhilly, on the Lizard Peninsular in Cornwall (IO70jb) in the UK o... Read more
In a recent ceremony, two Winlink development team members were awarded the Military Department of Tennessee Adjutant General’s Distinguished Patriot... Read more
For decades, Cape Canaveral served as the iconic launch site for countless missions to space, and now thanks to SpaceX, the legendary facility has als... Read more
In an enforcement case prompted by complaints filed in 2017, the FCC has imposed an $18,000 forfeiture on Jerry W. Materne, KC5CSG, of Lake Charles, L... Read more
The Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) Program is seeking formal and informal education institutions and organizations — individ... Read more
NYC Fox 5 news clip on amateur radio operations relating to the attacks of September 11, 2011 in New York City. Charles Hargrove, N2NOV (shown... Read more
The RS-UV3 is a shot in the armfor amateur radio. Mobile phones and the Internet have made the basic act of talking to a faraway person an everyday ex... Read more
Warning: file_get_contents(https://plusone.google.com/_/+1/fastbutton?url=https%3A%2F%2Fqrznow.com%2Fparachute-mobile-group-to-hold-jump-in-conjunction-with-pacificon%2F): failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! HTTP/1.0 404 Not Found in /home/qrznow/public_html/wp-content/themes/goodnews5/framework/functions/posts_share.php on line 151