Harry Blackburn (MD0HEB)
11th December 1938 - 20th May 2014
The Very Best of Friends
Today at around 4am, we lost a good Amateur, and above all, a very good and loved friend.
Harry Blackburn (MD0HEB) will be missed, not just by his loving family, but by his friends who stayed with him till the end, he was a real character, a special person and touched so many in his travel though life.
Harry Blackburn all dressed up at the Old House of Keys in Castletown
Harry Blackburn, playing the part at the Old House of Keys in Castletown
Harry and his bike were regularly seen around Castletown.
There was always two things that Harry went on about, Australia which he loved, and Amateur Radio, which he lived.
He was not one of the big station, but he really enjoyed getting on the radio when he could, in the early days when GD was working he would often be heard talking with Ross and Andy and of course old Bill, he knew how important the radio was to those people and would try to contact them as and when he could.
A few years back now he managed to combine the two by operating in Australia during the countries 100th year of Amateur Radio, that meant so much to him, and often talked about it on his return.
Harry Blackburn (MD0HEB) operating from Australia for the 100th Anniversary of the WIA.
Harry (MD0HEB) was never happier than when on the radio.
Harry was not one for passing up sitting in the sun and relaxing, especially in the company of friends.
Harry Blackburn was always the one with a smile on his face.
He would always find a comfortable spot to operate from!