Parachute Mobile

In conjunction with Pacifcon, Parachute Mobile will
conduct a mission on Saturday, October 19, 2019





Parachute Mobile is a unique combination of ham radio and skydiving. Over the last nine years our volunteers have been providing a fun and exciting new way to experiment with ham radio and other technical projects. The concept is simple: the skydiver opens up his canopy as soon as he exits the plane and using the altitude to his advantage makes simplex contacts. Kind of like a SOTA without the Summit.  But we don’t stop there. So that our listening audience can live vicariously, they can follow each skydiver via APRS and through live streaming video. We conduct 2 meter and 20 meter jumps. And if that's not enough, EchoLink and Allstar contacts are now available as well! Mission specific QSL Cards are sent out for all those that make contacts. We are always trying to find new projects and ideas we can incorporate within the small payload we have available.

Come by our table and say hi, ask questions, and see what we’ve been up to in the last year.  We will have live video feeds during each jump and a GOTA station available for you to make a contact with the skydivers.

QSTs regarding jump times will be made on 146.430 MHz and updates throughout the day can be found at our website at parachutemobile.org.