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Mad Sunday 2009

by MD0MDI
The Mosley Beam flying high over Port St. Mary, Isle of Man, with an 'All Band' fan dipole hanging below it.

Mad Sunday Special Event Station by the IOMARS

Setup Day was Sunny and warm in a field outside of Port St. Mary on the Isle of Man.
Setup Day was Sunny and warm in a field outside of Port St. Mary on the Isle of Man.

Back again for another year at the Mad Sunday Tractor Show at Port St. Mary, and although the weather is not as nice as last year, the crew were determined to have a good day on the radio.

As always there is plenty of help to get the mast up, with Steve Kelly (GD7DUZ) managing the mast and Mike Dunning (GD0HYM) helping out where he is required.

Steve (GD0DUZ) and Mike (GD0HYM) making short work of assembling the mast.
Steve (GD0DUZ) and Mike (GD0HYM) making short work of assembling the mast.

It did not take too long to get the antenna in the air. Just a shame that there was a snag, in that one of the pully lines was not sorted out prior to raising the antenna, that said, Steve needed no excuse to climb up the mast and sort it out…

Every Mast should have a flag, and come with a handy Steve (GD7DUZ) to put it up.
Every Mast should have a flag, and come with a handy Steve (GD7DUZ) to put it up.
Work completed, Steve (GD7DUZ) was on his way back to ground.
Work completed, Steve (GD7DUZ) was on his way back to ground.
With everything done, the antenna is now ready to be raised a little.
With everything done, the antenna is now ready to be raised a little.
And with Mike Dunning (GD0HYM) doing the honors, the mast was soon up to its full working height.
And with Mike Dunning (GD0HYM) doing the honors, the mast was soon up to its full working height.
Isle of Man Amateur Radio Society Flag flying over Port St. Mary for Mad Sunday 2009 on the Isle of Man
Isle of Man Amateur Radio Society Flag flying over Port St. Mary for Mad Sunday 2009 on the Isle of Man
There is plenty to look at in the show, and thankfully the mast was always something really worth looking at…
There is plenty to look at in the show, and thankfully the mast was always something really worth looking at…

Dave Corkish (2D0RGW) saluting the Manx Flag at the Mad Sunday show,  just a shame that they put it up the flag pole upside down, before correcting it when I pointed it out… Opps!

Dave Corkish (2D0RGW) with the Manx Flag, now the right way up…
Dave Corkish (2D0RGW) with the Manx Flag, now the right way up…
There is nothing better than a Manx Flag and a Beam up a Tower
There is nothing better than a Manx Flag and a Beam up a Tower
Steve Kelly (GD7DUZ) ending the day on data modes whilst John Butler (GD0NFN) looks on.
Steve Kelly (GD7DUZ) ending the day on data modes whilst John Butler (GD0NFN) looks on.

One last look over the field, the day turned out to be quite good, not just for us on the radio, but loads of people turned up to see all the old farm equipment as well.

The Mosley Beam flying high over Port St. Mary, Isle of Man, with an 'All Band' fan dipole hanging below it.
The Mosley Beam flying high over Port St. Mary, Isle of Man, with an 'All Band' fan dipole hanging below it.

Below are some photos of what was going on around us at the show.

 
Mad Sunday 2009 Vintage Farm Equipment Show at Port St. Mary on the Isle of Man
Mad Sunday 2009 Vintage Farm Equipment Show at Port St. Mary on the Isle of Man
Mad Sunday 2009 Vintage Farm Equipment Show at Port St. Mary on the Isle of Man
Mad Sunday 2009 Vintage Farm Equipment Show at Port St. Mary on the Isle of Man
Mad Sunday 2009 Vintage Farm Equipment Show at Port St. Mary on the Isle of Man
Mad Sunday 2009 Vintage Farm Equipment Show at Port St. Mary on the Isle of Man
Mad Sunday 2009 Vintage Farm Equipment Show at Port St. Mary on the Isle of Man
Mad Sunday 2009 Vintage Farm Equipment Show at Port St. Mary on the Isle of Man
Mad Sunday 2009 Vintage Farm Equipment Show at Port St. Mary on the Isle of Man
Mad Sunday 2009 Vintage Farm Equipment Show at Port St. Mary on the Isle of Man
Mad Sunday 2009 Vintage Farm Equipment Show at Port St. Mary on the Isle of Man
Mad Sunday 2009 Vintage Farm Equipment Show at Port St. Mary on the Isle of Man
Mad Sunday 2009 Vintage Farm Equipment Show at Port St. Mary on the Isle of Man
Mad Sunday 2009 Vintage Farm Equipment Show at Port St. Mary on the Isle of Man
Mad Sunday 2009 Vintage Farm Equipment Show at Port St. Mary on the Isle of Man
Mad Sunday 2009 Vintage Farm Equipment Show at Port St. Mary on the Isle of Man
Mad Sunday 2009 Vintage Farm Equipment Show at Port St. Mary on the Isle of Man
Mad Sunday 2009 Vintage Farm Equipment Show at Port St. Mary on the Isle of Man
Mad Sunday 2009 Vintage Farm Equipment Show at Port St. Mary on the Isle of Man
Mad Sunday 2009 Vintage Farm Equipment Show at Port St. Mary on the Isle of Man
Mad Sunday 2009 Vintage Farm Equipment Show at Port St. Mary on the Isle of Man
Mad Sunday 2009 Vintage Farm Equipment Show at Port St. Mary on the Isle of Man
Mad Sunday 2009 Vintage Farm Equipment Show at Port St. Mary on the Isle of Man
Mad Sunday 2009 Vintage Farm Equipment Show at Port St. Mary on the Isle of Man
Mad Sunday 2009 Vintage Farm Equipment Show at Port St. Mary on the Isle of Man
Mad Sunday 2009 Vintage Farm Equipment Show at Port St. Mary on the Isle of Man
Mad Sunday 2009 Vintage Farm Equipment Show at Port St. Mary on the Isle of Man
Mad Sunday 2009 Vintage Farm Equipment Show at Port St. Mary on the Isle of Man
Mad Sunday 2009 Vintage Farm Equipment Show at Port St. Mary on the Isle of Man
Mad Sunday 2009 Vintage Farm Equipment Show at Port St. Mary on the Isle of Man
Mad Sunday 2009 Vintage Farm Equipment Show at Port St. Mary on the Isle of Man
Mad Sunday 2009 Vintage Farm Equipment Show at Port St. Mary on the Isle of Man
Mad Sunday 2009 Vintage Farm Equipment Show at Port St. Mary on the Isle of Man

The nice Ham Shack that we used for the event.

The nice Ham Shack that we used for the event.

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