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GB5LB – Lifeboats on the Air 2009 – RAMSEY

by MD0MDI
Ramsey in the Mist for GB5LB Lifeboats on the Air 2009

Lifeboats on the Air - Ramsey in the Mist

The Ramsey RNLI Lifeboat Station on the Isle of Man
The Ramsey RNLI Lifeboat Station on the Isle of Man
The Ramsey Lifeboat all safe and snug in it’s house…
The Ramsey Lifeboat all safe and snug in it’s house…

The Old Ramsey Pier, there was once a hope that this would be repaired, but they keep taking bits off it in the guise that they are protecting it, but everyone knows that they are slowly dismantling it and it will get to a point where they will just say its unsafe and knock it down!

The old pier in Ramsey must have been a wonderful sight back in the day
The old pier in Ramsey must have been a wonderful sight back in the day
John Martin (GD4RAG) un-tangling one of the legs of the 80 meter dipole.
John Martin (GD4RAG) un-tangling one of the legs of the 80 meter dipole.
Bob Barden (MD0CCE) playing with the antenna.
Bob Barden (MD0CCE) playing with the antenna.
Bob Barden (MD0CCE) having fun with a mess of wires
Bob Barden (MD0CCE) having fun with a mess of wires
John Martin (GD4RAG) laying out one of the legs of the dipole.
John Martin (GD4RAG) laying out one of the legs of the dipole.
Bob Barden (MD0CCE) laying out the antenna ready for lifting.
Bob Barden (MD0CCE) laying out the antenna ready for lifting.
John Martin’s friend laying out one of the legs of the dipole.
John Martin’s friend laying out one of the legs of the dipole.
John Martin (GD4RAG) attaching one of the legs of the dipole to a suitable object nearby.
John Martin (GD4RAG) attaching one of the legs of the dipole to a suitable object nearby.

We may of had to take the flag down for a while but having a flag pole directly across the road from the RNLI Station was kind of handy for anyone wanting to put up an antenna…

Flag Poles are very useful things
Flag Poles are very useful things
The feeder strung across the road well above the height of any passing cars, so hopefully this should be OK.
The feeder strung across the road well above the height of any passing cars, so hopefully this should be OK.
It may not look too pretty, but’s secure and should last the weekend without any problems.
It may not look too pretty, but’s secure and should last the weekend without any problems.
Bob Barden (MD0CCE) chatting with John Martin (GD4RAG) now that the antenna is up, thanks to some nicely placed street lights.
Bob Barden (MD0CCE) chatting with John Martin (GD4RAG) now that the antenna is up, thanks to some nicely placed street lights.
Bob (MD0CCE) and John (GD4RAG) and the hired help chatting about a job well done on a very damp day in Ramsey.
Bob (MD0CCE) and John (GD4RAG) and the hired help chatting about a job well done on a very damp day in Ramsey.

Sadly for me this was the end of the day and I had commitments for the next day which I could not get out of which meant I was not around to take any photos.

I did ask some of the IOMARS members that were going to send me some but they did not want too so for this activation of ‘Lifeboats on the Air’ I am afraid this is all that I have.

Lifeboats on the Air - PEEL

Special Event Station run by the Isle of Man Amateur Radio Society (IOMARS) yearly.

Tynwald Day 2009

Special Event Station run by the Isle of Man Amateur Radio Society (IOMARS) yearly.

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