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Search: Posts Made By: Ron Stringer
Forum: The Radio Room 12th December 2014, 09:19
Replies: 25
Views: 1,485
Posted By Ron Stringer
Been there! (Jester)

Been there! (Jester)
Forum: The Radio Room 12th December 2014, 09:14
Replies: 16
Views: 718
Posted By Ron Stringer
Didn't have a problem there but must admit that...

Didn't have a problem there but must admit that it is a much tighter fit in the local hospital's MRI scanner than in any of their CT scanners. Whether that is generic or just a feature of the local...
Forum: The Radio Room 11th December 2014, 19:35
Replies: 16
Views: 718
Posted By Ron Stringer
Went for a MRI scan this week. The appointment...

Went for a MRI scan this week. The appointment letter warned to be prepared for the high level of noise that accompanies the scan. The preparatory briefing by the technicians who operated the...
Forum: Tankers 8th December 2014, 23:33
Replies: 10
Views: 642
Posted By Ron Stringer
Shellhaven too!

Shellhaven too!
Forum: The Radio Room 8th December 2014, 09:17
Replies: 109
Views: 6,091
Posted By Ron Stringer
I had exactly the same instructions from the...

I had exactly the same instructions from the Chief R/O on my first ship so I guess the request not to use the commercial stations came from the UK Met Office.

NMN, NMA and, down in the Caribbean,...
Forum: British India Line 6th December 2014, 09:07
Replies: 17
Views: 865
Posted By Ron Stringer
... and it was always present at the sessions in...

... and it was always present at the sessions in the 3rd or 4th Engineers' cabins on Ellerman's ships in the 60's.
Forum: Ship Research 2nd December 2014, 01:11
Replies: 22
Views: 1,848
Posted By Ron Stringer
I well remember the strike of 1966 but, and maybe...

I well remember the strike of 1966 but, and maybe it is age, I didn't realise there was a seamen's strike in 1960. I sailed from Avonmouth on 21 June 1960, from Southampton on 26 July and again on...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 29th November 2014, 19:31
Replies: 1
Views: 182
Posted By Ron Stringer
Please don't open another thread, see...

Please don't open another thread, see http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/showthread.php?t=90810&highlight=ocean+monarcj
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 25th November 2014, 11:21
Replies: 28
Views: 1,508
Posted By Ron Stringer
See...

See http://www.reelektronika.nl/products-a-services/eloran-receivers-loradd-sp-series.html
Forum: The Radio Room 22nd November 2014, 09:25
Replies: 23
Views: 1,203
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: 410
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: 410
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: 1,203
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: 198
Views: 10,667
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: 4,195
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: 693
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: 693
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: 28
Views: 1,508
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: 571
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: 5,724
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: 2,256
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: 2,130
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: 2,116
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: 878
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: 391
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.
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