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Search: Posts Made By: Ron Stringer
Forum: The Radio Room 21st April 2015, 11:45
Replies: 21
Views: 605
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: 16
Views: 931
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: 16
Views: 931
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'...
Forum: Tankers 15th April 2015, 08:23
Replies: 21
Views: 964
Posted By Ron Stringer
When I was on the "Regent Pembroke" (63000 dwt,...

When I was on the "Regent Pembroke" (63000 dwt, steam turbine, single propellor) the Mates reckoned that below 3 knots she was unsteerable. That made for some hairy dockings and a few...
Forum: The Radio Room 14th April 2015, 07:34
Replies: 84
Views: 6,050
Posted By Ron Stringer
Seems very likely to be Barbados, which in my day...

Seems very likely to be Barbados, which in my day was VPO. North Post Trinidad was VPL - did that become 9LL after independence?
Forum: Royal Navy 8th April 2015, 22:58
Replies: 17
Views: 445
Posted By Ron Stringer
There looks to be more crew on board than on a...

There looks to be more crew on board than on a modern 16000-TEU container ship!
Forum: Ship Research 6th April 2015, 21:51
Replies: 1
Views: 165
Posted By Ron Stringer
You can start here...

You can start here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_shipwrecks_in_1965 and scroll down to 29 March.

If you Google "Coaster Gannet in collision English Channel" you will get several sources of...
Forum: The Galley 4th April 2015, 10:26
Replies: 48
Views: 3,614
Posted By Ron Stringer
Where I come from, we didn't know what a sarnie...

Where I come from, we didn't know what a sarnie was - I never heard the term until I went to sea. We ate butties - jam butties, even chip butties but never mashed potato butties. The lad was about...
Forum: The Radio Room 31st March 2015, 20:29
Replies: 49
Views: 2,999
Posted By Ron Stringer
But Bob, my Aussie friends tell me that all those...

But Bob, my Aussie friends tell me that all those cars are still current in NZ. If you want 50s/60s American cars you go to Cuba; for their British contemporaries, it is New Zealand. Is that not...
Forum: The Radio Room 30th March 2015, 23:56
Replies: 49
Views: 2,999
Posted By Ron Stringer
Bergerac did indeed drive a Triumph Roadster,...

Bergerac did indeed drive a Triumph Roadster, made for 2 or 3 years in the late 1940s. Whether or not it was the TR1800 or the TR2000 version I can't tell you.

But the Triumph 2000, which was...
Forum: The Radio Room 30th March 2015, 10:53
Replies: 49
Views: 2,999
Posted By Ron Stringer
You must have got a cut-price version of Morse...

You must have got a cut-price version of Morse out there in NZ. In the UK programmes he drove a Jaguar.
Forum: The Radio Room 21st March 2015, 12:31
Replies: 22
Views: 1,441
Posted By Ron Stringer
There was an interview before being accepted. ...

There was an interview before being accepted. From memory it was fairly cursory but enough to enable a sketchy profile to be created which would guide decisions as to the type of ship to put the...
Forum: Say Hello 13th March 2015, 11:17
Replies: 24
Views: 1,028
Posted By Ron Stringer
I was only on the Golfito for 8 months; she was...

I was only on the Golfito for 8 months; she was the first ship but she was the best ship that I sailed on in the 6 years that I was at sea. They say you never forget your first! [=P]
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 5th March 2015, 17:45
Replies: 305
Views: 50,393
Posted By Ron Stringer
Suggest that you read the earlier posts, where...

Suggest that you read the earlier posts, where there is considerable discussion and information on subject.
Forum: Ship Research 2nd March 2015, 15:44
Replies: 14
Views: 903
Posted By Ron Stringer
They all worked fine for me too. Thank you.

They all worked fine for me too. Thank you.
Forum: Tramp Steamers 28th February 2015, 08:29
Replies: 16
Views: 1,138
Posted By Ron Stringer
Hall Brothers Steamship Company of Newcastle-on-Tyne

When I was on the m.v. Bretwalda in 1961/62, Hall Bros. SS Co. also owned one other tramp, m.v. Ambassador and a tanker m.v. Royal Crown. They did have one other ship in 1961, m.v. Royal Emblem but...
Forum: The Radio Room 27th February 2015, 08:25
Replies: 80
Views: 5,056
Posted By Ron Stringer
Then you led a sheltered life, John. Of course...

Then you led a sheltered life, John.

Of course nobility comes so easy to those of us born West of the Pennines.

And then again, I can't see too much nobility being required in order to leave the AA...
Forum: The Radio Room 26th February 2015, 16:06
Replies: 80
Views: 5,056
Posted By Ron Stringer
Anchored out of sight of land it was still...

Anchored out of sight of land it was still necessary to keep watches. If you are keeping manual watches, then you ought to be keeping auto alarm watches too.

The MRCC at Falmouth and other coast...
Forum: The Radio Room 26th February 2015, 11:53
Replies: 80
Views: 5,056
Posted By Ron Stringer
You missed out on anchoring off Beira or Colombo...

You missed out on anchoring off Beira or Colombo for weeks at a time? Lucky old you.
Forum: The Radio Room 26th February 2015, 11:51
Replies: 80
Views: 5,056
Posted By Ron Stringer
Exactly. Rather like the length/weight of a...

Exactly. Rather like the length/weight of a pendulum being used in a clock, the length of the blade and the weight attached to the distal end controlled the frequency with which it oscillated.

You...
Forum: The Radio Room 26th February 2015, 08:24
Replies: 80
Views: 5,056
Posted By Ron Stringer
The selector of the Type M or Vigilant autoalarm...

The selector of the Type M or Vigilant autoalarm signal detector device was electro-mechanical, using a series of relays and cams to measure the duration of received signals and the intervals between...
Forum: The Radio Room 25th February 2015, 18:39
Replies: 80
Views: 5,056
Posted By Ron Stringer
I think that might depend on the type of ship. ...

I think that might depend on the type of ship. On steam turbine ships (or motor ships at anchor) there was never enough vibration to make the reed move enough to make/break the circuit and just...
Forum: The Radio Room 25th February 2015, 16:21
Replies: 35
Views: 2,861
Posted By Ron Stringer
The 'Special' ticket was not restricted to R/T...

The 'Special' ticket was not restricted to R/T only - it was a combined ticket with W/T and R/T authorisation. The only difference from a 2nd Class PMG was that the holder had not passed the theory...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 25th February 2015, 00:12
Replies: 2,339
Views: 166,594
Posted By Ron Stringer
The actual rescues/assistances are not performed...

The actual rescues/assistances are not performed by the people at HM Coastguard stations; the task of those people is to co-ordinate the work of the rescue teams who are on the ground/in the air/on...
Forum: Say Hello 16th February 2015, 08:01
Replies: 25
Views: 1,639
Posted By Ron Stringer
What? Somebody was joking? I'd never have...

What? Somebody was joking? I'd never have believed it! I'm sure that all the other comments were made in total seriousness, with the sole intent of educating those previously unaware of the true...
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