GB5LB – Lifeboats on the Air 2009 – PORT ERIN

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Big Offshore Lifeboat in Port Erin Harbour with the Inshore Lifeboat along side.

Lifeboats on the Air (GB5LB) from a very sunny Port Erin

It was a nice hot sunny day when I arrived at the RNLI Lifeboats station at Port Erin to take a few photos of the guys working GB5LB (Lifeboats on the Air) for the Isle of Man Amateur Radio Society.

Port Erin, Isle of Man, RNLI Lifeboat Station, Home of the Lifeboats on the Air Special Event Station (GB5LB).
Port Erin, Isle of Man, RNLI Lifeboat Station, Home of the Lifeboats on the Air Special Event Station (GB5LB).

Inside I found Stuart Hill (GD0OUD) manning the desk.

Stuart Hill (GD0OUD) manning GB5LB Special Event Station at the Port Erin RNLI Lifeboat Station
Stuart Hill (GD0OUD) manning GB5LB Special Event Station at the Port Erin RNLI Lifeboat Station

Meanwhile outside the building has been covered in flags for it’s open day.

Port Erin, Isle of Man, RNLI Lifeboat Station

With Stuart still on the radio I decided to grab a few photos from the boat house.

Stuart (GD0OUD) adding another station to the logbook
Stuart (GD0OUD) adding another station to the logbook

A nice Station sign, although not sure, but I presume this was made by Mike Dunning (GD0HYM) as the Lifeboats on the Air event is really his baby…

GB5LB Special Event Station in the Isle of Man

Dan Wood (GD0VIK) manning the radio for a short while, at the time that the photos were taken he was a teacher at the Castle Rushen School in Castletown and has been very active at starting a small Amateur Radio Club at the school and also getting some of the students through their foundation exams, he even managed to drag two of them along to have a go on the radio.

Dan Wood' (GD0VIK) helping out with GB5LB Special Event Station
Dan Wood' (GD0VIK) helping out with GB5LB Special Event Station
This is one of Dan Wood's foundation level students from the school in Castletown helping out with GB5LB Special Event Station
This is one of Dan Wood's foundation level students from the school in Castletown helping out with GB5LB Special Event Station

This is the other one of Dan Wood’s (GD0VIK) students manning the radio for a short while.

This is one of Dan Wood's foundation level students from the school in Castletown helping out with GB5LB Special Event Station
Dan Wood' (GD0VIK) helping out with GB5LB Special Event Station
Dan Wood' (GD0VIK) helping out with GB5LB Special Event Station

Steve Kelly (GD7DUZ) arrived to work the radio in shifts with other amateurs.

Steve Kelly (GD7DUZ) manning the radio at the Port Erin Special Event Station (GB5LB)
Steve Kelly (GD7DUZ) manning the radio at the Port Erin Special Event Station (GB5LB)
Another amateur took over the station for a while, really sorry but do not remember his call sign.
Another amateur took over the station for a while, really sorry but do not remember his call sign.
Dan Wood (GD0VIK) with two of his foundation level students from the school in Castletown
Dan Wood (GD0VIK) with two of his foundation level students from the school in Castletown
The business end of the inshore craft. in it's cradle in the Port Erin RNLI Lifeboat station
The business end of the inshore craft. in it's cradle in the Port Erin RNLI Lifeboat station
RNLI Lifeboat in it's cradle in the Port Erin RNLI Lifeboat station

Steve back on the radio and working hard.

Steve Kelly (GD7DUZ) manning the radio at the Port Erin Special Event Station (GB5LB)
Steve Kelly (GD7DUZ) manning the radio at the Port Erin Special Event Station (GB5LB)
The cradle for the RNLI Lifeboat at Port Erin in the Isle of Man
The cradle for the RNLI Lifeboat at Port Erin in the Isle of Man
Big Offshore Lifeboat in Port Erin Harbour with the Inshore Lifeboat along side.
Big Offshore Lifeboat in Port Erin Harbour with the Inshore Lifeboat along side.
Loads of Lifeboat in Port Erin Harbour
Loads of Lifeboat in Port Erin Harbour
Making Waves - The Offshore RNLI Lifeboat making it's way out to sea below Bradda Head
Making Waves - The Offshore RNLI Lifeboat making it's way out to sea below Bradda Head
Port Erin, Isle of Man, RNLI Lifeboat Station
Port Erin, Isle of Man, RNLI Lifeboat Station
Port Erin is one of the prettier harbours on the Isle of Man
Port Erin is one of the prettier harbours on the Isle of Man
Bradda Head over looking Port Erin.
Bradda Head over looking Port Erin.

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