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af6im
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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:

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Mark
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Steve - K4HX
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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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AF6IM jumping from a C54G, 1999 Quincy Illinois.


« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2018, 12:32:32 PM »

Good idea Steve, will do.

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