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OV P08 DXpedition to the Isle of Man 2009 – Day 2

by MD0MDI
There are not too many things that are nicer for us Amateurs than the warm glow of a large valve linear

DARC OV P08 DXpedition to the Isle of Man - Part 2

Due to other commitments I was not able to visit the guys every day, so although I have named this day 2 it is in fact a few days later…

A bit of a cloudy start to the day on the drive to Eary Cushlin
A bit of a cloudy start to the day on the drive to Eary Cushlin
Rainer Sins (DG5SBK) working hard on HF with Eckehard Maier (DO2ETM) handling the logbook (UcxLog)
Rainer Sins (DG5SBK) working hard on HF with Eckehard Maier (DO2ETM) handling the logbook (UcxLog)
Eckehard (DO2ETM) listening out for the callsigns whilst Rainer (DG5SBK) pulls out the calls from the airways.
Eckehard (DO2ETM) listening out for the callsigns whilst Rainer (DG5SBK) pulls out the calls from the airways.
Guenther (DG1SBU) adding more contacts to the logbook on another band.
Guenther (DG1SBU) adding more contacts to the logbook on another band.
There is always a hot coffee and good company available with this crew. Here is Gertrand (DC5SAN) and Peter (DL1SPH) with waiter service from Guenther (DG7SF) enjoying a nice morning coffee.
There is always a hot coffee and good company available with this crew. Here is
The guys working through contact after contact as the whole week just seems to be one pileup after another.
The guys working through contact after contact as the whole week just seems to be one pileup after another.
Eckehand (DO2ETM) getting me back with his own camera.
Eckehand (DO2ETM) getting me back with his own camera.
Rainer (DG5SBK) playing radio at Eary Cushlin
Rainer (DG5SBK) playing radio at Eary Cushlin
The guys used a projector to display the logbook on the screen allowing them all to see how good they were doing during the DXpedition.
The guys used a projector to display the logbook on the screen allowing them all to see how good they were doing during the DXpedition.
So it's a little messy, it's a DXpedition and just needs to be functional
So it's a little messy, it's a DXpedition and just needs to be functional
Rainer (DG5SBK) basically manned the station most of the day
Rainer (DG5SBK) basically manned the station most of the day
The dining room at Eary Cushlin was a good place to chill and relax and talk radio
The dining room at Eary Cushlin was a good place to chill and relax and talk radio
Essential Supplies
Essential Supplies
The DARC and the German Flag flying over Eary Cushlin meant they were here to stay and make the most of the good conditions
The DARC and the German Flag flying over Eary Cushlin meant they were here to stay and make the most of the good conditions
Eckehard (DO2ETM) adding the Manx Flag to the others and raising them over Eary Cushlin
Eckehard (DO2ETM) adding the Manx Flag to the others and raising them over Eary Cushlin
Rainer Sins (DG5SBK) getting some fresh air away from the radio
Rainer Sins (DG5SBK) getting some fresh air away from the radio
Eckehard Maier (DO2ETM) taking a walk around the grounds outside Eary Cushlin
Eckehard Maier (DO2ETM) taking a walk around the grounds outside Eary Cushlin
Claus (DO9BC) in the hot seat with Rainer (DG5SBK) logging, and that's Achim (DG3SAD) having a rest on the comfy seats
Claus (DO9BC) in the hot seat with Rainer (DG5SBK) logging, and that's Achim (DG3SAD) having a rest on the comfy seats

As a side note, the guys from OV P08 used a great little program for logging called UCXLOG, which has some really outstanding features and I cannot recommend enough, great for Multi-Station and Contesting and has a lot of features that you would not expect.

Going for the sexy designer look, relaxing on the chair and sporting a copy of the latest CQDL Magazine was Erwin Kleiner (DL6SBN) with Legs!
Going for the sexy designer look, relaxing on the chair and sporting a copy of the latest CQDL Magazine was Erwin Kleiner (DL6SBN) with Legs!
Claus Bense (DO9DB) in the hot seat whilst Rainer Sins (DG5SBK) manages the logbook
Claus Bense (DO9DB) in the hot seat whilst Rainer Sins (DG5SBK) manages the logbook
Both Rainer (DG5SBK) and Claus (DO5BC) posing for the camera, they are Ham Radio tarts!
Both Rainer (DG5SBK) and Claus (DO5BC) posing for the camera, they are Ham Radio tarts!
There are not too many things that are nicer for us Amateurs than the warm glow of a large valve linear
There are not too many things that are nicer for us Amateurs than the warm glow of a large valve linear

The guys from OV P08 really operated this station in style, the nice warm surroundings, comfortable seats, remote location and great company really made the DXpedition to the Isle of Man a great event.

During the DXpedition, they made audio recordings of all the radio work so that they could make sure that they had not miss heard any callsigns, a nice idea!
During the DXpedition, they made audio recordings of all the radio work so that they could make sure that they had not miss heard any callsigns, a nice idea!
The Plaque inside Eary Cushlin house
The Plaque inside Eary Cushlin house

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