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Search: Posts Made By: Ron Stringer
Forum: The Radio Room 21st July 2015, 07:57
Replies: 112
Views: 7,398
Posted By Ron Stringer
And the big 'A' passenger boats.

And the big 'A' passenger boats.
Forum: The Radio Room 21st July 2015, 07:55
Replies: 112
Views: 7,398
Posted By Ron Stringer
Clearly the literature I was sent in 1959, Bob,...

Clearly the literature I was sent in 1959, Bob, was the same that you saw in 1956! The wages had changed but the paperwork lagged behind, as usual.

I think that the jump to £36 took place earlier...
Forum: The Radio Room 19th July 2015, 20:22
Replies: 112
Views: 7,398
Posted By Ron Stringer
David, In my time you had the option of having...

David,

In my time you had the option of having either 4, 8 or 12 pounds per month of your salary paid aboard ship. All on-board expenses and advances were subtracted from the amount you had...
Forum: The Radio Room 19th July 2015, 17:10
Replies: 112
Views: 7,398
Posted By Ron Stringer
You can be sure that all the Operating Companies...

You can be sure that all the Operating Companies were involved in selling 'pups' to gullible R/Os whenever it suited. They didn't pick and choose their customers so every Company ended up with a...
Forum: The Radio Room 16th July 2015, 10:31
Replies: 29
Views: 1,863
Posted By Ron Stringer
Static build-up is still a common phenomenon in...

Static build-up is still a common phenomenon in many modern buildings. Most frequent occurrence is when reaching for metal handles on doors or drawers or (from the metal fascia plates) when pressing...
Forum: Bank Line 2nd July 2015, 14:58
Replies: 26
Views: 2,909
Posted By Ron Stringer
Very impressive indeed! No ship older than 14...

Very impressive indeed! No ship older than 14 years old and only 6 out of the 51 shown were more than 10 years old. There wouldn't have been many fleets of such size in the world with such a young...
Forum: The Radio Room 2nd July 2015, 07:14
Replies: 53
Views: 5,627
Posted By Ron Stringer
Blame it on Old Age! Maybe a contributing factor...

Blame it on Old Age! Maybe a contributing factor was because the 5 months spent at Plymouth wasn't a on course that I funded or chose to go on and by then I had left the sea, so in my mind I was no...
Forum: BP Shipping 30th June 2015, 11:29
Replies: 17
Views: 1,076
Posted By Ron Stringer
I was a frequent user of BEA's WLAT and thought...

I was a frequent user of BEA's WLAT and thought it to be grand idea. BOAC ran something similar (somewhere around the Victoria area I think) but not on such a grand scale. When WLAT closed, the...
Forum: BP Shipping 28th June 2015, 17:20
Replies: 17
Views: 1,076
Posted By Ron Stringer
Davies And Newman - they were Shell's agent in...

Davies And Newman - they were Shell's agent in the London River.
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 27th June 2015, 21:57
Replies: 4
Views: 625
Posted By Ron Stringer
I have had a reply from the Guildhall Library as...

I have had a reply from the Guildhall Library as follows:

Jes 31849

Dear Roy Stringer

Thank you for your e-mail about our maritime help sheets. Unfortunately the City’s website no longer supports...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 25th June 2015, 23:22
Replies: 4
Views: 625
Posted By Ron Stringer
The SN Directory link no longer works. It...

The SN Directory link no longer works. It appears that the two Guides (M6 & M7) that described the Voyage Record Card access, have recently been removed and no longer appear on the Guildhall Library...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 20th June 2015, 11:11
Replies: 5
Views: 616
Posted By Ron Stringer
I only went there a couple of times but seem to...

I only went there a couple of times but seem to remember that the steel blocks were described as 11-tons weight. I am not sure what items of the ship's gear they used to load them (as the R/O, I was...
Forum: The Radio Room 11th June 2015, 20:26
Replies: 33
Views: 2,222
Posted By Ron Stringer
Not only pre-war! A friend, now in his late 80s...

Not only pre-war! A friend, now in his late 80s had a similar experience in 1950 while he was employed by IMR. This is an excerpt from his "memoirs".

My instructions from Head Office were "JOIN...
Forum: The Radio Room 11th June 2015, 00:19
Replies: 33
Views: 2,222
Posted By Ron Stringer
.On Indian-crewed ships I was always addressed...

.On Indian-crewed ships I was always addressed (to my face at least) as Marconi Sahib.
Forum: The Radio Room 30th May 2015, 00:24
Replies: 6
Views: 689
Posted By Ron Stringer
The newspaper that was sponsoring Donald...

The newspaper that was sponsoring Donald Crowhurst paid Marconi Marine for a Kestrel II/Guardian HF/RT installation, which I fitted in the harbout at Teignmouth, shortly before he sailed on the...
Forum: The Radio Room 28th May 2015, 12:39
Replies: 104
Views: 6,568
Posted By Ron Stringer
Went through only once - Westbound in December...

Went through only once - Westbound in December 1962 - and had to send ETA in advance to NBA. During transit W/T neither required nor permitted so a day off for me. The pilots used walkie-talkies;...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 20th May 2015, 11:55
Replies: 10
Views: 658
Posted By Ron Stringer
Speak for yourself! I have to live to 2044 so...

Speak for yourself!

I have to live to 2044 so that I will have spent as long drawing on the Marconi pension as I did working for them (and contributing to it). By then I shall be only 105 years old.
Forum: The Engine Room 16th May 2015, 14:56
Replies: 31
Views: 1,924
Posted By Ron Stringer
What prevents you from measuring the O/D of the...

What prevents you from measuring the O/D of the thread 'end-on' to the screw, rather than across it? That way the calliper jaws can't go anywhere but on top of the threads. Just a suggestion.
Forum: The Radio Room 1st May 2015, 19:57
Replies: 112
Views: 7,398
Posted By Ron Stringer
No, it wasn't you! The name came into my head...

No, it wasn't you! The name came into my head out of the mists of times long past.

In 1961 I was on a Radiolocator IV/Quo Vadis course in Cardiff and finished the MkIV course but the evening before...
Forum: The Radio Room 30th April 2015, 19:45
Replies: 112
Views: 7,398
Posted By Ron Stringer
Not at all, I am not trying to make a case so...

Not at all, I am not trying to make a case so cannot be accused of exaggerating its validity.

On the other hand you claim that there was not an open market in the supply/employment of Radio...
Forum: The Radio Room 30th April 2015, 11:24
Replies: 112
Views: 7,398
Posted By Ron Stringer
I still think you are puffing up your argument. ...

I still think you are puffing up your argument. "Monopoly" in the beginning was certainly true - hell Marconi's created the ship-borne radio service and the radio officer, so until anyone else...
Forum: The Radio Room 30th April 2015, 00:35
Replies: 112
Views: 7,398
Posted By Ron Stringer
When I went to sea in 1960 I did not see any...

When I went to sea in 1960 I did not see any evidence of a MIMCo "stranglehold" on the employment of Radio Officers in the British Merchant fleet, let alone elsewhere. They certainly employed the...
Forum: The Radio Room 21st April 2015, 11:45
Replies: 21
Views: 1,061
Posted By Ron Stringer
One possibility was the MimCo Oceanic broadcast...

One possibility was the MimCo Oceanic broadcast receiver - had a drum dial like the CR300 receiver and a tuning knob with a handle to aid tuning across the band. More likely, given the dates is...
Forum: The Radio Room 20th April 2015, 23:32
Replies: 28
Views: 2,333
Posted By Ron Stringer
If they did, they didn't tell the R/Os on their...

If they did, they didn't tell the R/Os on their ships!

Sailed with them in 1963/64 and all MF/HF traffic was routed via marine coast stations. They did have a couple of 'private' channels which...
Forum: The Radio Room 19th April 2015, 14:17
Replies: 28
Views: 2,333
Posted By Ron Stringer
I thought I had posted this earlier in response...

I thought I had posted this earlier in response to post #1. Must have pressed 'Preview' instead of the 'Submit'...
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