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Not the Queen Mary radio room




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IMRCoSparks



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Registered: August 2008
Location: Salt Spring Island B.C. Canada
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When the Queen Mary arrived in Long Beach 1967, sadly the radio room was destroyed during the renovations.
This is a radio room aboard GBTT operated by the Long Beach amateurs and it poses as the genuine radio room for the tourists.
The pic is interesting as, on the top shelf are salvaged pieces of the genuine GBTT equipment.
An old Mackay TRF Rx extreme left. Next to it is an Airmech (sp?) Rx, used for relaying BBC news broadcasts to the passengers.
Also some 2mhz R/T bridge stuff.
The transmitters were down aft and are all gone.
· Date: Thu, 25 September 08 · Views: 542
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GrampianWarrior

Registered: June 2008
Posts: 85
Thu, 25 September 08 23:16

and just think u can carry all that and more in your pocket now,,,,,
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Pat bourke
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Registered: June 2007
Location: Ireland
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Fri, 26 September 08 08:35

My sentiments also GrampianWarrior, I often think about my powerful mobile,especially when I text friends in other continents and get a reply in seconds. If I had to know 30yrs ago that it would be like it is today I would probably have gone mad. May the Radio Gods be with all that old and wonderful times, when patience was a virtue and the Old Man was OK. Rgds Pat
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k5wlf

Registered: January 2009
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Sat, 31 January 09 15:04

Although I never sailed aboard the Queen Mary (she was already bolted down when I met her), I have a wonderful memory of being invited by Captain Jacques Cousteau to join his group for the Grand Opening of the Living Sea Museum in 1971. I'd met the Captain at UC Berkeley in '70 when he received his honorary doctorate and I covered the ceremony and subsequent press conference for my college radio station. I'd moved to LA and was standing in the press pool as he walked by with his wife, Simone, and a group of local politicians. I hollered out "Hi, Captain" as he went by, he turned and said "Berkeley, last year, right?". I confirmed and he called my friend and I out of the press group and asked us to join him. So we made the tour with the mayor of Long Beach and a bunch of other bureaucrats who were undoubtedly wondering "Who the hell are these guys?".

On a return visit, we, uh, got separated from our tour guide and saw some of the destruction below decks that was passed off as renovation. It's a shame they didn't save at least a quarter of the complete power train for folks to see.

And, about the radio room -- looking in my amateur radio log, I see that I had the pleasure of working W6RO, the station shown above, on 13 Jun 2007 at 0205 UTC on the 20 metre band.

73 (Best Regards),
ldb
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