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Search: Posts Made By: BOB GARROCH
Forum: The Radio Room 11th January 2013, 12:28
Replies: 88
Views: 16,778
Posted By BOB GARROCH
One of my fellow radio enginers forgot to switch...

One of my fellow radio enginers forgot to switch off the Radar on a tug in Durban Harbour. He developed cancer and died six years later. I had to carry him into hospital at the end. The doctors...
Forum: Royal Navy 17th January 2011, 07:09
Replies: 39
Views: 5,438
Posted By BOB GARROCH
I remember being FORCED by dire threats of a...

I remember being FORCED by dire threats of a good canning to 'Swear allegiance to the Queen" at primary school.
Forum: The Radio Room 8th January 2011, 12:09
Replies: 49
Views: 4,655
Posted By BOB GARROCH
i could read navy Aldis. One very dark night...

i could read navy Aldis. One very dark night coming out of Danang during the Vietnam War. A ship about 1.5 miles away (Radar) called with a message. We did not understand the code. International...
Forum: The Radio Room 8th January 2011, 12:02
Replies: 49
Views: 4,655
Posted By BOB GARROCH
I have the same problem with my feet. I think it...

I have the same problem with my feet. I think it was being on watch with my feet on the desk, reading lois lamour cowboy books.
Forum: The Bridge 12th November 2010, 07:29
Replies: 101
Views: 7,328
Posted By BOB GARROCH
The Amazon river from Belem on the Atlantic ...

The Amazon river from Belem on the Atlantic through to Iquitos Peru. An experience I will never forget.
Forum: The Radio Room 5th November 2010, 10:27
Replies: 31
Views: 3,169
Posted By BOB GARROCH
I found out by listening to a CB, used by one of...

I found out by listening to a CB, used by one of my customers, that the lady next door to my house, was operating a CB to promote her business. Her callsign was 'REDLIGHT" By the ammount of replies...
Forum: The Radio Room 3rd November 2010, 11:02
Replies: 125
Views: 20,614
Posted By BOB GARROCH
I experienced this counting problem when...

I experienced this counting problem when commissioning a radio system for the Local police force, I requested one of the African officers to drive to a specified place for a range test . When he...
Forum: The Radio Room 1st November 2010, 08:45
Replies: 63
Views: 16,415
Posted By BOB GARROCH
i was requested to check on a radio system at a...

i was requested to check on a radio system at a site called "MAC" at 8000ft in the 'Bavianskloof" (Baboon range of hills) . This is an extreme hostile environment in winter and summer, extremes of...
Forum: The Radio Room 31st October 2010, 14:09
Replies: 63
Views: 16,415
Posted By BOB GARROCH
As a radio engineer for Pye telecom based in...

As a radio engineer for Pye telecom based in Wales. I was called out to
the Dembyshire ambulance service, which was off the air. I traced the fault to a remote radio site with no UHF link. It was...
Forum: Tankers 9th August 2010, 11:29
Replies: 51
Views: 7,744
Posted By BOB GARROCH
Received this email from my son this morning from...

Received this email from my son this morning from the ExxonTanker aArehab in the Gulf

JAPANESE OIL TANKER WAS HIT BY TERRORIST ATTACK IN THE GULF OF HORMUZ

A "terrorist act" caused damage to...
Forum: Tankers 6th August 2010, 08:00
Replies: 51
Views: 7,744
Posted By BOB GARROCH
Tanker attack Persian gulf M STAR

Received this email from my son this morning

Exactly what we feared, try and sink a ship in the Straits will cause mayhem.
I'm still in the gulf loading will probably set sail for Singapore early...
Forum: Tankers 30th July 2010, 12:19
Replies: 51
Views: 7,744
Posted By BOB GARROCH
I have asked him to try and get some photographs

I have asked him to try and get some photographs
Forum: Tankers 30th July 2010, 11:52
Replies: 51
Views: 7,744
Posted By BOB GARROCH
According to my son, 2nd engineer on the EXXON...

According to my son, 2nd engineer on the EXXON tanker Alrehab, which is tied up along side MV Star, the explosion caused the bridge windows to blow inwards, injuring the second mate.
Forum: The Radio Room 14th July 2010, 11:49
Replies: 51
Views: 6,373
Posted By BOB GARROCH
[QUOTE=Vital Sparks;440131]During my time at sea,...

[QUOTE=Vital Sparks;440131]During my time at sea, Portishead was running a multiple operator system on their morse service. Every even hour their GKA transmitter would send a list consisting of the...
Forum: The Galley 11th July 2010, 15:11
Replies: 94
Views: 14,283
Posted By BOB GARROCH
What has happened to HP sauce I havent tasted HP...

What has happened to HP sauce I havent tasted HP sauce for a few years, so I poured some over my eggs and bacon. What a bloody awfull taste. I checked the bottle and it is made in the Netherlands...
Forum: The Radio Room 2nd July 2010, 12:12
Replies: 10
Views: 1,554
Posted By BOB GARROCH
The private frequencies are set by "Cutting...

The private frequencies are set by "Cutting jumpers" and adding wire shorts.
The Technical handbook will show how to do it.
Forum: The Radio Room 26th June 2010, 10:55
Replies: 36
Views: 3,989
Posted By BOB GARROCH
I am 67 years old now, still working as a Radio...

I am 67 years old now, still working as a Radio systems engineer. country short of skills but I am still fit and climbing radio masts.
But what has happened to radio? I remember visiting portishead...
Forum: The Radio Room 28th December 2009, 08:02
Replies: 12
Views: 1,548
Posted By BOB GARROCH
And then, there are idiots like me that sit up...

And then, there are idiots like me that sit up all night reading Electrical Engineering "1". The thinkers go to Wikipedia.

I still think it need's investigation. There have been many rules...
Forum: The Radio Room 27th December 2009, 15:47
Replies: 12
Views: 1,548
Posted By BOB GARROCH
Perpetual Motion

Interesting invention from Dublin electrical engineer . More energy out of a device than what has been put in.

Impossible? Go and see www.steorn.com

This is facinating, looking forward to see...
Forum: The Radio Room 26th June 2009, 15:00
Replies: 67
Views: 5,664
Posted By BOB GARROCH
If you want to see how Star trek communicated,...

If you want to see how Star trek communicated, Google "Motorola Mesh". I always wondered how Scotty could check his warpdrive from his handheld device and how did they communicate on other planets. ...
Forum: The Bridge 24th June 2009, 13:50
Replies: 5
Views: 750
Posted By BOB GARROCH
Challenges Sustaining Gps

You better start polishing your Sextants . interesting white paper from US government see attached PDF
Forum: The Radio Room 1st December 2008, 07:48
Replies: 4
Views: 1,072
Posted By BOB GARROCH
Having been employed by PYE Telecommunications as...

Having been employed by PYE Telecommunications as a radio systems engineer, between 1971-1991 I have always regarded Pye as being the market leader in mobile communication. Between 1950-1980 they...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 28th November 2008, 14:44
Replies: 1,076
Views: 90,725
Posted By BOB GARROCH
So much for British security. South African...

So much for British security. South African security would never do that. they enjoy their work and understand their enemy. They would use all means to put the pirates on the back foot, including...
Forum: The Radio Room 28th November 2008, 14:12
Replies: 49
Views: 3,258
Posted By BOB GARROCH
But by all means, throw it off the top of a...

But by all means, throw it off the top of a mountain. It stopped working as it is full of grass and need's to be replaced.
Forum: The Radio Room 28th November 2008, 11:31
Replies: 49
Views: 3,258
Posted By BOB GARROCH
and never lean over equipment with a small...

and never lean over equipment with a small screwdriver in your top pocket.
48 hours later you might be able to finish repair of the damage you have caused.
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