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Search: Posts Made By: Ron Stringer
Forum: The Radio Room Yesterday, 09:25
Replies: 23
Views: 1,021
Posted By Ron Stringer
Marconi Marine supplied several merchant ship...

Marconi Marine supplied several merchant ship "radio rooms" to the Science Museum over the years and there used to be a number on display at the same time - one from the early days and then a couple...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 20th November 2014, 18:58
Replies: 7
Views: 291
Posted By Ron Stringer
The system restore should have cleared your...

The system restore should have cleared your internet cache, but just in case try entering the address again (or click on either of the links to wrecksite in the postings above) and if unsuccessful,...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 20th November 2014, 00:26
Replies: 7
Views: 291
Posted By Ron Stringer
That error message comes up when the address is...

That error message comes up when the address is not that of an operative site. In my case it usually happens because I have type a comma (,) instead of a full-stop/period (.) somewhere in the...
Forum: The Radio Room 17th November 2014, 18:55
Replies: 23
Views: 1,021
Posted By Ron Stringer
Seems particularly ironic that the only...

Seems particularly ironic that the only indication of the former use of the site is the preservation of that particular name. (Cloud)
Forum: The Bridge 17th November 2014, 09:09
Replies: 113
Views: 5,197
Posted By Ron Stringer
Isn't that why we loved the life? No better job...

Isn't that why we loved the life? No better job on the ship! And if you were employed by a radio company, rather than the shipowner, you didn't even have to do the cargo watching - all time spent...
Forum: Modern Cruise Ships 15th November 2014, 00:41
Replies: 32
Views: 3,895
Posted By Ron Stringer
Apparently the Essex passenger killed aboard the...

Apparently the Essex passenger killed aboard the vessel earlier this year was the victim of poor maintenance and not a 'rogue wave' as claimed.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-30038018
Forum: Computers and The Internet 6th November 2014, 22:24
Replies: 16
Views: 624
Posted By Ron Stringer
Many thanks for the information.

Many thanks for the information.
Forum: Computers and The Internet 6th November 2014, 13:44
Replies: 16
Views: 624
Posted By Ron Stringer
Frank, what time of the day avoids the Indian...

Frank, what time of the day avoids the Indian call centre?
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 2nd November 2014, 12:35
Replies: 23
Views: 971
Posted By Ron Stringer
A thermionic tube iPhone would be some sight to...

A thermionic tube iPhone would be some sight to see! (Jester)
Forum: Computers and The Internet 31st October 2014, 22:38
Replies: 11
Views: 500
Posted By Ron Stringer
I have AVG2014 on my PC and on a laptop, both...

I have AVG2014 on my PC and on a laptop, both running Windows 7. Neither of them (so far) have the Chinese character problem on IE or Firefox.
Forum: British India Line 31st October 2014, 10:13
Replies: 41
Views: 5,611
Posted By Ron Stringer
He was the manager at MIMCo's depot in...

He was the manager at MIMCo's depot in Newcastle-on-Tyne when I worked for him in 1966 and he was a sh1t. Little man, sour as a lemon and the only mean-minded, nasty Irishman that I ever met. Never...
Forum: The Engine Room 29th October 2014, 00:04
Replies: 27
Views: 2,120
Posted By Ron Stringer
When I was working for Marconi on the South side...

When I was working for Marconi on the South side of the Tyne, demarcation was rife between trades in the various repair yards - Palmers, Mercantile, Middle Docks etc. During a refit I once was held...
Forum: The Radio Room 27th October 2014, 20:02
Replies: 33
Views: 1,974
Posted By Ron Stringer
When I was taking my PMG at Brooks' Bar in...

When I was taking my PMG at Brooks' Bar in Manchester the bitter was 1/6d a pint (about 7.5p in decimal currency) but as we were hard up students, we drank draught cider which was only 1/3d a pint. ...
Forum: The Radio Room 27th October 2014, 19:40
Replies: 34
Views: 1,907
Posted By Ron Stringer
I think that if you listen again you will find...

I think that if you listen again you will find that the caller was a telephone subscriber ashore, wishing to book a link call to someone aboard the Waverley.
Forum: The Radio Room 21st October 2014, 21:32
Replies: 18
Views: 815
Posted By Ron Stringer
During the 17 months or so in 1965/66 that we...

During the 17 months or so in 1965/66 that we traded round the Cape from the Gulf to the Caribbean it was quite common when working back to the UK on 22MHz and, to a lesser extent, on 16MHz.
Forum: Histories 21st October 2014, 20:26
Replies: 9
Views: 346
Posted By Ron Stringer
... and that is what made the P-51 Mustang the...

... and that is what made the P-51 Mustang the outstanding success that it was.
Forum: The Radio Room 21st October 2014, 15:12
Replies: 38
Views: 1,712
Posted By Ron Stringer
My last ship, 1964, was Regent Pembroke/GNJH

My last ship, 1964, was Regent Pembroke/GNJH
Forum: The Engine Room 13th October 2014, 09:47
Replies: 27
Views: 1,571
Posted By Ron Stringer
Bristol's famous Mercury 7-cylinder radial's...

Bristol's famous Mercury 7-cylinder radial's cylinder dimensions were used in the Hercules 14-cylinder sleeve valve radial. Both were very successful engines which were fitted into a wide range of...
Forum: The Radio Room 7th October 2014, 08:41
Replies: 50
Views: 3,338
Posted By Ron Stringer
Are you sure that you are not looking at the...

Are you sure that you are not looking at the Mercury/Electra pairing?
Forum: Say Hello 30th September 2014, 01:02
Replies: 7
Views: 386
Posted By Ron Stringer
There were no vans to be trusted with, John. The...

There were no vans to be trusted with, John. The depot had a manager's car (and chauffeur) at one time but by the time I got there in 1966 that had gone (much to the disgust of the then current...
Forum: Say Hello 29th September 2014, 00:21
Replies: 7
Views: 386
Posted By Ron Stringer
Always hated getting service calls to fix...

Always hated getting service calls to fix equipment on vessels at Bill Quay. Nothing wrong with the place but it was such a long walk down the hill from the bus stop on Shields Road carrying a heavy...
Forum: Nautical Colleges 22nd September 2014, 17:05
Replies: 4
Views: 292
Posted By Ron Stringer
Just had a brainwave (!) and checked...

Just had a brainwave (!) and checked Amazon.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_fb_0_17?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=nautical+training+ships&sprefix=Nautical+Training%2Cstripbooks%2C317
Forum: Nautical Colleges 22nd September 2014, 16:56
Replies: 4
Views: 292
Posted By Ron Stringer
Amberley Publishing...

Amberley Publishing (http://www.amberleybooks.com/shop/catalog/search?shop_param=) have a number of books by Phil Carradice but not with that title. Maybe they can help.
Forum: The Radio Room 18th September 2014, 08:26
Replies: 95
Views: 5,227
Posted By Ron Stringer
The first house that we bought had been fitted...

The first house that we bought had been fitted with gas at the beginning of the 20th century, using pipes made from something called 'compo'. Since it had gas lighting, pipes ran all over the place...
Forum: The Engine Room 15th September 2014, 17:22
Replies: 10
Views: 1,064
Posted By Ron Stringer
TOT = Texaco Overseas Tankships - see the avatar...

TOT = Texaco Overseas Tankships - see the avatar on Burntisland Ship Yard's post, #1 on this thread.
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