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Search: Posts Made By: Ron Stringer
Forum: Port Line 9th July 2014, 15:05
Replies: 37
Views: 5,159
Posted By Ron Stringer
Michael, you should have been on a steamer (see...

Michael, you should have been on a steamer (see Post #4 this thread) (Jester)
Forum: The Radio Room 8th July 2014, 07:52
Replies: 59
Views: 2,042
Posted By Ron Stringer
Déja vu (or déja entendu?) but this sounds very...

Déja vu (or déja entendu?) but this sounds very like the arguments from 35+ years ago at IMO regarding the adoption of satellite communications as part of the GMDSS. At that time the only satellites...
Forum: The Radio Room 7th July 2014, 23:39
Replies: 59
Views: 2,042
Posted By Ron Stringer
I don't know the reason for that decision but...

I don't know the reason for that decision but there was political pressure to terminate the 500kHz watch as far back as 1992. Within the DoT they were not in favour of early shut-down but I was told...
Forum: The Radio Room 7th July 2014, 11:35
Replies: 59
Views: 2,042
Posted By Ron Stringer
Do you have a source citation for that...

Do you have a source citation for that obligation?



As I said earlier, that was purely a matter of choice/preference/politics for Australia, since neither they nor any other country were required...
Forum: The Radio Room 7th July 2014, 07:57
Replies: 59
Views: 2,042
Posted By Ron Stringer
The GMDSS came into force in 1992 but, as a...

The GMDSS came into force in 1992 but, as a concession, shipowners were allowed to retain (but not install) and operate non-GMDSS radio stations aboard ships until February 1999. So whether or not...
Forum: The Radio Room 3rd July 2014, 23:21
Replies: 31
Views: 1,587
Posted By Ron Stringer
From the early 1970s onwards, the type approval...

From the early 1970s onwards, the type approval arm of the German Post Office used to test marine radio/radar equipment for EMC. As well as the measurement of unwanted and spurious radiation (ie...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 3rd July 2014, 08:00
Replies: 5
Views: 391
Posted By Ron Stringer
That look more like the results of malware than a...

That look more like the results of malware than a genuine Error 500 message.
Forum: Say Hello 2nd July 2014, 16:34
Replies: 11
Views: 769
Posted By Ron Stringer
A decade or so before you, Geoff but, on the...

A decade or so before you, Geoff but, on the off-chance, would you or any of your readers who sailed with P & O remember John Hibbert, a R/O from Manchester, who would have gone to sea in the late...
Forum: The Radio Room 30th June 2014, 14:05
Replies: 31
Views: 1,587
Posted By Ron Stringer
On the maiden voyage of the Regent Pembroke, a...

On the maiden voyage of the Regent Pembroke, a 63,00 dwt steam-turbine tanker with bridge control, whilst on passage through the Eastern Mediterranean to Port Said she twice went from full ahead to...
Forum: The Radio Room 29th June 2014, 23:13
Replies: 31
Views: 1,587
Posted By Ron Stringer
Paul, Yesterday when I looked up the reports of...

Paul,

Yesterday when I looked up the reports of the incident I noticed that Serenia was given as the first ship on scene, so I too had my doubts about the story! But as Keith lives somewhere in...
Forum: The Radio Room 29th June 2014, 11:50
Replies: 31
Views: 1,587
Posted By Ron Stringer
On Friday, at the monthly MIMCo Chelmsford...

On Friday, at the monthly MIMCo Chelmsford 'Lunch', a long-time-no-see former colleague Keith Rundle dropped in. He was telling us about doing sea trials in Japan aboard the new Shell tanker...
Forum: Say Hello 29th June 2014, 07:37
Replies: 8
Views: 379
Posted By Ron Stringer
But Aries was a ram (not sure that is appropriate...

But Aries was a ram (not sure that is appropriate for some of the stewards that I sailed with) and the water carrier was Aquarius..........
Forum: Ship Research 17th June 2014, 21:54
Replies: 37
Views: 1,133
Posted By Ron Stringer
Hugh, I was a keen follower of Eric Newby's...

Hugh, I was a keen follower of Eric Newby's writing after reading "A Short Stroll In The Hindu Kush" and "The Last Grain Race" whilst at sea. I first read "Love And War In The Apennines" back in the...
Forum: The Radio Room 17th June 2014, 10:15
Replies: 61
Views: 3,539
Posted By Ron Stringer
Don't know if there is any link but a remarkable...

Don't know if there is any link but a remarkable number of ex-R/Os that subsequently worked at MIMCo offices ashore seem to have suffered from various cancers. Probably in line with National averages...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 16th June 2014, 21:48
Replies: 35
Views: 6,084
Posted By Ron Stringer
Any Old Baron Boat Men Still Out There

...well it would have been a waste of time asking for young ones! (Jester)
Forum: Ship Research 16th June 2014, 21:33
Replies: 37
Views: 1,133
Posted By Ron Stringer
My father was with the 7th Cheshire Regiment as...

My father was with the 7th Cheshire Regiment as part of 5th Division and they were in the landings at Simeto in Sicily and in Italy at Salerno. Then they moved on to Naples, in preparation to be...
Forum: The Radio Room 10th June 2014, 22:16
Replies: 61
Views: 3,539
Posted By Ron Stringer
A colleague at Elettra House admitted that, on...

A colleague at Elettra House admitted that, on his first ship after he had completed his supervised 6 months, he inadvertently completed a whole trip on a collier from the London River to the Tyne...
Forum: The Radio Room 9th June 2014, 16:25
Replies: 61
Views: 3,539
Posted By Ron Stringer
Not sure that maximum voltage induced in a neon...

Not sure that maximum voltage induced in a neon at the base of the antenna coincided with best matching/power transfer between transmitter and antenna, let alone best radiation from an antenna. But...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 8th June 2014, 07:56
Replies: 51
Views: 2,770
Posted By Ron Stringer
Success!

Well done to Admin - the Directory is back and working fine. Drinks all round.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 2nd June 2014, 20:15
Replies: 7
Views: 890
Posted By Ron Stringer
Well it might have been an idea to let go the...

Well it might have been an idea to let go the anchors before she hit the beach, rather than afterwards. (Jester)
Forum: The Radio Room 2nd June 2014, 10:53
Replies: 50
Views: 2,935
Posted By Ron Stringer
In 1960/61 the Chief was P J Kelly. Other SN...

In 1960/61 the Chief was P J Kelly. Other SN members sailed with him but as at least one of his children is also a member, I would ask that any comments are carefully considered before posting. [=P]
Forum: The Radio Room 31st May 2014, 08:59
Replies: 50
Views: 2,935
Posted By Ron Stringer
The Chief R/O on E & F's Golfito insisted on the...

The Chief R/O on E & F's Golfito insisted on the radio room copper tube being brasso-ed (and woe betide if there was any trace of white powder deposit or verdegris left behind afterwards). I was the...
Forum: The Radio Room 31st May 2014, 08:45
Replies: 19
Views: 1,143
Posted By Ron Stringer
Just as an aside to this discussion, there was an...

Just as an aside to this discussion, there was an Open Day at Marconi's Sandford Mill Museum (where there is a section dedicated to marine equipment etc.) last weekend. One of the visitors was Reg...
Forum: Ship Research 28th May 2014, 18:16
Replies: 1
Views: 148
Posted By Ron Stringer
Tollan

Clicking on the "Search Forums" button on the R-H side of the page gives...
Forum: The Radio Room 27th May 2014, 08:37
Replies: 47
Views: 2,161
Posted By Ron Stringer
Yes John, the pips are still there (interspersed...

Yes John, the pips are still there (interspersed at some hours with the chimes of Big Ben) but, with the introduction of DAB and its inherent receiver processing delays, they can no longer be used...
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