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part of Marconi console, fort perch rock

part of Marconi console, fort perch rock

Marconi SALVOR 4 emergency transmitter.
Marconi PACIFIC ssb receiver.
EX FORTHBANK of andrew weirs co.

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The 'Pacific' receiver was another Eddystone product (Marconi bought Eddystone in about 1947) and was a reserve receiver (operated from both ac mains and from the 24v DC radio emergency battery supply). It was a later replacement for the 'Monitor' shown in another bay of the console.
 

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Must have had a brainstorm there - 'Pacific' was the MIMCo name for the Eddystone 958, NOT the Eddystone 1831 emergency receiver shown. Damned if I can remember the MIMCo name for that, but it ought to have a name label on it.
 

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Sorry again Freddy but my mind it totally scrambled this afternoon - and I haven't had a drink today at all. Maybe I need one. 'Pacific' was the name MIMCo gave to another Eddystone receiver entirely - think it was the 964/1 - which was used as a main receiver and also, as an option with the 'Marlin' radiotelephone transmitter. For non-R/O vessels the 'Marlin' was normally fitted with another version of the receiver called the 'Atlantic'. There was also a high-stability version of the 'Pacific' which was designated 'Pacific X' and used on radiotelex installations. I think I had better go and lie down in a darkened room now. Forfive me for messing up your posting.
 

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Thanks for info ron---all is forgiven---say three hail mary's, 1 our father, LOL!!
cheers ftf
 

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Hi guys: The Eddystone 964 was a single channel fixed-tune receiver (A1 or A3J) - we used them for the GND telex channels and as a back-up for the ISB barge channels (USB was multi-channel telex, LSB was a dedicated RT channel which was reserved for oil rigs/platforms). I think the Atlantic/Pacific series were the replacement for the Apollo?

Where DO you get the equipment, Freddy? I've been looking for an Apollo to join my receiver collection, but can't afford the prices of a working model. A radio surveyor I know keeps offering me one for repair then forgetting he did so.....)
 

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Hello Mimcomman
Equipment got from begging, out of the skips, off the dockside when they were destined for the deep six. Not many ships left with gear on i understand, but believe some still in Radio rooms with mains fuses pulled and door locked.
Owners too cheap skate as per normal to pay for them to be taken off.
Offer to take them off yourself for free---provided you can keep the gear!!
You never know what you may find in the laid up ships that will never go to sea again and need GMDSS gear anyway. If you get the chance of one even to repair i would take it providing it was complete. cheers,Good luck ftf
 

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