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AF6IM jumping from a C54G, 1999 Quincy Illinois.


« on: April 02, 2018, 05:51:00 PM »

Last Saturday I worked W3IUU in Maryland while under canopy at about 8000 ft over the Byron CA airport. Worked a few closer stations as well during my descent.

http://www.arrl.org/files/file/QST/This%20Month%20in%20QST/May2016/GLIFFORT.pdf

Rig was Yaesu FT 817 on 14.250 USB running under 5 watts on AA batts. Antenna was a PAR end fed dipole deployed as a trailing wire.

Sure would be fun to work some AM stations on a future jump. Has to be 40M, 20M or 10M, due to antenna size and stowing issues. The FT 817 will do AME I believe. I once jumped a BC 611, but its tiny output power didn't cut it. I did hear AM stations calling me however.  

This amfone forum doesn't allow replies, but we can start a dialogue on Parachute Mobile's Facebook page:

www.facebook.com/parachutemobile

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« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2018, 07:39:11 PM »

Consider posting items like this in the QSO section. Then people can reply.
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« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2018, 12:32:32 PM »

Good idea Steve, will do.

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« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2018, 05:08:41 PM »

W3IUU's QSL card, note the raised Braille imprint. Lloyd Rasmussen, W3IUU, is blind. Lloyd sure made my day on March 31, 2018. He is our longest distance direct Parachute Mobile contact to date. We have worked Japan from aloft, but that was using VHF DSTAR.

https://parachutemobile.files.wordpress.com/2018/04/w3iuu-qsl-card.jpg
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