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Forum: The Radio Room 19th August 2019, 10:56
Replies: 19
Views: 2,062
Posted By BobDixon
I'm inclined to say the answer is "no". Radio...

I'm inclined to say the answer is "no". Radio equipment would require to meet the Type Approval requirements appropriate to the time. However that would not stop, within some limits, a radio...
Forum: The Radio Room 21st July 2019, 13:22
Replies: 26
Views: 2,488
Posted By BobDixon
Going back to the days of wavelength and crystal...

Going back to the days of wavelength and crystal conrol, "the 135" was 2226kHz. Very well used by fishermen for intership. There were other intership channels which fishing vessels used but in...
Forum: The Radio Room 15th July 2019, 11:18
Replies: 26
Views: 2,488
Posted By BobDixon
I think the first answer is that maritime comms...

I think the first answer is that maritime comms are still analogue. So SSB and FM are just as they've always been.

Whether there are still company nets, and such like, on the intership...
Forum: The Radio Room 27th April 2018, 15:17
Replies: 5
Views: 885
Posted By BobDixon
As far as I can see SS Plover was built in 1904,...

As far as I can see SS Plover was built in 1904, so decidedly pre-Titanic. Initial SOLAS radio requirements were proposed in 1914 but never adopted because of the outbreak of war. So I would...
Forum: The Radio Room 25th March 2018, 11:15
Replies: 43
Views: 1,433,930
Posted By BobDixon
No activity from GB2GKR this year I'm afraid. I...

No activity from GB2GKR this year I'm afraid. I have to be in Dublin that weekend, family duties, three-line whip!!!
Forum: The Radio Room 4th March 2018, 22:12
Replies: 31
Views: 3,577
Posted By BobDixon
Hi Charlie, Always good to hear updates...

Hi Charlie,

Always good to hear updates about our old colleagues.

Was up in Wick last year for a friend's 40th wedding celebration. Sad to see state of the radio station building. It is in use...
Forum: The Radio Room 28th February 2018, 10:53
Replies: 31
Views: 3,577
Posted By BobDixon
Sandy & Rose in the front of the 2008 picture on...

Sandy & Rose in the front of the 2008 picture on this page http://maritimeradio.pro/uk/gkr/2008-reunion.htm
Forum: The Radio Room 28th February 2018, 10:41
Replies: 31
Views: 3,577
Posted By BobDixon
Thanks for updating us Charlie and a great bit of...

Thanks for updating us Charlie and a great bit of history from you. Very sad to hear of Sandy's passing.

Went to see Towering Inferno at the cinema in Wick once. On the way out we met Sandy &...
Forum: The Radio Room 22nd February 2018, 18:39
Replies: 5
Views: 1,049
Posted By BobDixon
I assume FRV Explorer was not registered as a...

I assume FRV Explorer was not registered as a fishing vessel but as a merchant vessel. Under the Merchant Shipping Regulations she would only be required to carry radiotelephony but could opt to...
Forum: The Radio Room 16th November 2017, 00:51
Replies: 11
Views: 1,920
Posted By BobDixon
The only photo I have seen is of RT equipment...

The only photo I have seen is of RT equipment which was installef in the Radio Room and consisted of SP Radio Sailor equipment, something like a T126 transmitter and R105 receiver.
Thete is a good...
Forum: The Radio Room 2nd November 2017, 15:29
Replies: 34
Views: 5,777
Posted By BobDixon
Then there's the layout such as...

Then there's the layout such as https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/583194/title/stena-seaspread-radio-consol-february-1985/cat/530 where the main transmitter is remote from the...
Forum: The Radio Room 4th July 2017, 01:06
Replies: 20
Views: 2,189
Posted By BobDixon
I was told that Ajax were too small for the PO...

I was told that Ajax were too small for the PO ordering system so they were "taken over" by SPT to give them the financial credibility.
Forum: The Radio Room 24th October 2016, 10:44
Replies: 51
Views: 4,976
Posted By BobDixon
Another sad remnant of the service, the GKR...

Another sad remnant of the service, the GKR building in a very untidy state. The station house is now in private ownership and has had an extension added. A second new house has been built in the...
Forum: The Radio Room 12th October 2016, 01:22
Replies: 2
Views: 756
Posted By BobDixon
Silent Key - John Mackay

Sad to report the passing of John Mackay, onetime of Oban Radio/GNE, at the age of 79.

John had been unwell since April of this year but was admitted to hospital in Oban early September where he...
Forum: Nautical Colleges 24th May 2016, 23:36
Replies: 172
Views: 44,336
Posted By BobDixon
The last weeks of GCNS -...

The last weeks of GCNS - https://youtu.be/uQ13qyaDASg
Forum: The Radio Room 6th February 2016, 14:54
Replies: 43
Views: 1,433,930
Posted By BobDixon
Maritime Radio Day (MRD) 2016

from Rolf MarSchner/DL9CM

the next Maritime Radio Day will take place
April 14th 1200 UTC to April 15th 2200 UTC
to register participation in the event please go to:
...
Forum: The Radio Room 1st September 2015, 00:58
Replies: 43
Views: 1,433,930
Posted By BobDixon
Maritime & CW Watch Frequencies

For both ex-seagoing Radio Officers and those who just love CW, a new calling frequency of 7050 kHz has been established in Australia and wherever else wishes to take it up.

This is the idea of...
Forum: The Radio Room 10th July 2015, 09:48
Replies: 28
Views: 5,453
Posted By BobDixon
The vertical part of the aerial was regarded as...

The vertical part of the aerial was regarded as the most important for radiating the signal, so they looked for as much height as could be obtained.

However, in order to be able to tune the...
Forum: The Radio Room 23rd May 2015, 00:55
Replies: 8
Views: 2,801
Posted By BobDixon
Silent Key - Graham Mercer

Sad to learn of the passing this week of Graham Mercer, one of the long-time Radio Officers at Portpatrick Radio GPK and also licenced and active on the Amateur Radio bands as GM4BES and an honorary...
Forum: The Radio Room 23rd November 2014, 19:53
Replies: 49
Views: 11,219
Posted By BobDixon
Tom MacLennan - Silent Key

Sad to report that I've been informed of the passing of Tom MacLennan on Wednesday 19th November 2014. His funeral was scheduled for Saturday 22nd.

Tom was a Radio Officer at Wick Radio / GKR and...
Forum: The Radio Room 10th March 2014, 03:17
Replies: 15
Views: 3,302
Posted By BobDixon
This YouTube video includes an interview with...

This YouTube video includes an interview with Ernie who was on duty at Portpatrick Radio on 31st January 1953, the day the Princess Victoria was lost. Ernie was the last person to talk to David...
Forum: The Radio Room 10th March 2014, 03:10
Replies: 15
Views: 3,302
Posted By BobDixon
Hi Lindsay, Good to get your update on...

Hi Lindsay,

Good to get your update on Ernie. Sorry to hear his health is not so good. Please do pass on my best regards to him.

I probably first met your dad at a WTS (Wireless Telegraphy...
Forum: The Radio Room 10th March 2014, 02:25
Replies: 17
Views: 3,837
Posted By BobDixon
Well I don't have the gift of the Gaelic but,...

Well I don't have the gift of the Gaelic but, even relying on sub-titles, that's the message I took from what was being inferred. Being tuned to the sound of your own callsign in the same way as...
Forum: The Radio Room 1st March 2014, 00:11
Replies: 234
Views: 47,935
Posted By BobDixon
There is a cost to this service but it appears to...

There is a cost to this service but it appears to allow access to BBC iplayer from outwith the uk

http://www.tvexpat.eu/watch-bbc-iplayer-from-outside-the-uk
Forum: The Radio Room 19th February 2014, 12:52
Replies: 234
Views: 47,935
Posted By BobDixon
Radio Officer TV Progamme

I've been advised by one of the Gaelic TV production companies that they are working on a programme about Ship's Radio Officers which is to be aired on BBC Alba on 3rd March at 9pm and repeated on...
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