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Search: Posts Made By: Ron Stringer
Forum: The Radio Room 20th April 2014, 08:21
Replies: 58
Views: 1,962
Posted By Ron Stringer
The Monitor reserve receiver was usually fitted...

The Monitor reserve receiver was usually fitted into a 19-inch unit alongside the Autokey in the radio room consoles, which had become the preferred installation on new-buildings of the day. A much...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 18th April 2014, 10:19
Replies: 20
Views: 812
Posted By Ron Stringer
I was taken off a radar course at Marconi's...

I was taken off a radar course at Marconi's Cardiff office and rushed by taxi to the station with a rail ticket for Avonmouth to join a ship about to sail on the tide. The train was delayed at the...
Forum: The Radio Room 17th April 2014, 21:54
Replies: 64
Views: 2,538
Posted By Ron Stringer
That suggests that in the early1960s the earlier...

That suggests that in the early1960s the earlier Rugby HF calls were handled on the reception side by "Brent". You called on the frequency and at the requested time prearranged in the ATEL and were...
Forum: Preserved Vessels & Restoration Projects 17th April 2014, 17:36
Replies: 6
Views: 217
Posted By Ron Stringer
I was aboard her in the late '60s when she was...

I was aboard her in the late '60s when she was refitting at Husband's yard. The radio room was almost gutted and completely refitted. Everything else aboard was vintage but immaculate. At that time...
Forum: The Radio Room 16th April 2014, 16:17
Replies: 64
Views: 2,538
Posted By Ron Stringer
The first opportunity, using the Oceanspan, would...

The first opportunity, using the Oceanspan, would have been in 1960 and I know that, in 1966 whenI came ashore, things had changed. So that suggests in 1960 and the early 1960s, although we arranged...
Forum: The Radio Room 14th April 2014, 00:28
Replies: 38
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Views: 1,605
Posted By Ron Stringer
I should think that most of us did the same. But...

I should think that most of us did the same. But to be honest, what else was there to do on the average, non-passenger ship? The R/O was hardly over-worked. So rather than go and read or play...
Forum: The Radio Room 14th April 2014, 00:19
Replies: 64
Views: 2,538
Posted By Ron Stringer
Although it is over 50 years ago, I believe that...

Although it is over 50 years ago, I believe that (in spite of my earlier posting) you may be correct. Somewhere in the mouldy reaches of my memory I seem to remember aboard the Golfito making one or...
Forum: The Radio Room 12th April 2014, 07:43
Replies: 58
Views: 1,962
Posted By Ron Stringer
It was the questionable benefits of such...

It was the questionable benefits of such requirements that I raised in my #28. Although I wouldn't describe the circuits as huge, I couldn't understand the benefits of being able to recall and draw...
Forum: The Radio Room 11th April 2014, 08:32
Replies: 47
Views: 1,798
Posted By Ron Stringer
After the demise of the Creed 7B, MIMCo supplied...

After the demise of the Creed 7B, MIMCo supplied a lot of Creed 444 machines to both ships and rigs but I never saw the "Soundproof" cover, other than at the Brighton factory (when we visited prior...
Forum: The Radio Room 11th April 2014, 08:04
Replies: 58
Views: 1,962
Posted By Ron Stringer
For reasons that I never understood, in 1959 for...

For reasons that I never understood, in 1959 for the PMG2 exams we had to learn to draw from memory not only the simplified circuit diagram of various types of transmitter and receiver including the...
Forum: The Radio Room 9th April 2014, 10:57
Replies: 47
Views: 1,798
Posted By Ron Stringer
MIMCo supplied Creed 7B machines like that - with...

MIMCo supplied Creed 7B machines like that - with tape punch and reader - (but not the dial-out unit for obvious reasons) to the Shell tankers involved in the early data-logging/transfer trials. ...
Forum: The Radio Room 8th April 2014, 07:41
Replies: 58
Views: 1,962
Posted By Ron Stringer
The Type M, later called the Vigilant.

The Type M, later called the Vigilant.
Forum: The Radio Room 7th April 2014, 23:17
Replies: 58
Views: 1,962
Posted By Ron Stringer
.....and before the Lifeguard N and the Lifeguard...

.....and before the Lifeguard N and the Lifeguard II.
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 2nd April 2014, 08:01
Replies: 3
Views: 232
Posted By Ron Stringer
H1060

You may find a former shipmate here...

http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/showthread.php?t=41560&highlight=H1060

Good luck.
Forum: Computers and The Internet 1st April 2014, 11:24
Replies: 44
Views: 1,626
Posted By Ron Stringer
Thank you for that.

Thank you for that.
Forum: Computers and The Internet 1st April 2014, 11:03
Replies: 44
Views: 1,626
Posted By Ron Stringer
Still no access to the Directory by Firefox, IE...

Still no access to the Directory by Firefox, IE or Safari.
Forum: Computers and The Internet 26th March 2014, 21:05
Replies: 44
Views: 1,626
Posted By Ron Stringer
Apple with Safari won't get me into the Directory.

Apple with Safari won't get me into the Directory.
Forum: The Radio Room 26th March 2014, 15:29
Replies: 64
Views: 2,538
Posted By Ron Stringer
The various versions of Oceanspan had MF 405-525...

The various versions of Oceanspan had MF 405-525 kHz W/T (MCW and CW) & HF 4-22MHz (CW only) W/T and some versions had what was referred to as IF (1.6-3.8 MHz) R/T - dsb only. I do not know of any...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 26th March 2014, 08:23
Replies: 44
Views: 1,626
Posted By Ron Stringer
I have a similar problem. Trying to access the...

I have a similar problem. Trying to access the Directory on W7 & Firefox just takes me to a blank page. On W7 & IE7 I get a message HTTP500 to the effect that the site is down for maintenance or...
Forum: The Radio Room 25th March 2014, 18:53
Replies: 64
Views: 2,538
Posted By Ron Stringer
Sorry Arthur but Commander and its successor...

Sorry Arthur but Commander and its successor Commandant were 400W pep transmitters on SSB. Conqueror was held down to 1500W pep by orders of the UK authorities but met all the extreme climatic and...
Forum: Nautical Colleges 22nd March 2014, 09:17
Replies: 17
Views: 772
Posted By Ron Stringer
Can't remember them all. Going down Lawe Road...

Can't remember them all. Going down Lawe Road from the top I only remember the MN Hotel on the right and then at the bottom, on Ocean Road was the big black and white pub, the Marine. A bunch of us...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 22nd March 2014, 09:00
Replies: 15
Views: 1,341
Posted By Ron Stringer
But don't forget to order the cards (name,...

But don't forget to order the cards (name, official number and the dates from/to) that you want to look at several days before you go! Oh, and notify them of the day you will be going, of course. ...
Forum: The Radio Room 22nd March 2014, 00:03
Replies: 150
Views: 14,193
Posted By Ron Stringer
When I went there at the end of August 1958,...

When I went there at the end of August 1958, Tomlinson had moved to run the Wray Castle operation in the Lake District, leaving his partner Woods to run Brooks Bar. I was there for 3 terms (with a...
Forum: Nautical Colleges 21st March 2014, 23:50
Replies: 17
Views: 772
Posted By Ron Stringer
Was there in 1964, initially in digs in Horsley...

Was there in 1964, initially in digs in Horsley Hill Road, convenient for the College by day and for the Latino and Bailey's at night. Later moved to the Lawe Top so rarely got South of the Ocean...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 18th March 2014, 15:26
Replies: 27
Views: 1,302
Posted By Ron Stringer
She was a fervent supporter of all forms of...

She was a fervent supporter of all forms of hunting and blood sports - referred to them as "country pursuits". Was prosecuted and convicted of hare coursing. Not sure that the greyhounds would have...
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