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Search: Posts Made By: gordonarfur
Forum: The Radio Room 17th January 2020, 06:01
Replies: 14
Views: 514
Posted By gordonarfur
I have or had never heard of it, however at 2 AM...

I have or had never heard of it, however at 2 AM whilst at anchor off Port Chalmers in 1963 I called up GKG on 12 mcs using my trusty old oceanspan tx got an instant reply msg sent all done within 1...
Forum: Ship Research 17th January 2020, 02:32
Replies: 9
Views: 391
Posted By gordonarfur
I visited the R/O on the Sydney Star in the Port...

I visited the R/O on the Sydney Star in the Port of Bluff in 1961. He regaled me with stories about the Saxon Star which had been laid up in South Wales for some time and then embarked on a trip to...
Forum: The Radio Room 10th January 2020, 21:36
Replies: 36
Views: 1,301
Posted By gordonarfur
Do i smell a whiff of PC in your reply? so a...

Do i smell a whiff of PC in your reply? so a woman gets a chiefs ticket when? not just after WW2 I bet and can you see lots of nubile young women suddenly deciding to have a marine R/O career after...
Forum: The Radio Room 10th January 2020, 07:29
Replies: 36
Views: 1,301
Posted By gordonarfur
The majority of ships which survived the war were...

The majority of ships which survived the war were either Liberty or prewar bangers. No facilities for women and there happens to be a lot more to being an R/O than banging a morse key so they would...
Forum: The Radio Room 10th January 2020, 06:42
Replies: 36
Views: 1,301
Posted By gordonarfur
I believe that during the war cargo ships carried...

I believe that during the war cargo ships carried 3/RO,s so that continuous watch could be kept for obvious reasons. Around 1947 I believe that those with special tickets had to upgrade to PMG 2 or...
Forum: The Radio Room 6th January 2020, 00:24
Replies: 43
Views: 3,494
Posted By gordonarfur
Hi John thanks for the info much appreciated,...

Hi John thanks for the info much appreciated, unfortunately I would have been too old to transition to 3/0 but would have loved to have had the chance. leaning over the bridge dodger on the 8-12...
Forum: The Radio Room 3rd January 2020, 01:31
Replies: 43
Views: 3,494
Posted By gordonarfur
I was always interested in the transition from...

I was always interested in the transition from R/O to 3/O ,its availability and process. Has any reader of this blog done that and if so can they please elaborate.
Forum: The Radio Room 27th December 2019, 08:23
Replies: 43
Views: 3,494
Posted By gordonarfur
Thanks for all this info about eto whatever that...

Thanks for all this info about eto whatever that is but not really of interest to me as it sounds like black gang work. Of far more interest to me is what were the requirements for R/O,s to...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 20th December 2019, 06:30
Replies: 15
Views: 1,635
Posted By gordonarfur
is Danny,s bar still operating? i went there in...

is Danny,s bar still operating? i went there in 1962 having heard all about it from guys at Radio School and a tanker had just paid off a couple of days earlier after a 2 year stint and they took the...
Forum: Colliers 18th December 2019, 03:51
Replies: 36
Views: 16,271
Posted By gordonarfur
I have only just picked up this report on the...

I have only just picked up this report on the Kaitawa hence the delay in making a comment. I joined her as the Radio Officer in Sept 1963 having foolishly left a berth with the conference lines. I...
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 7th December 2019, 02:00
Replies: 10
Views: 1,563
Posted By gordonarfur
I spent 9 months of my life courtesy of the...

I spent 9 months of my life courtesy of the British army guarding the great bitter lake, not sure what we were supposed to be guarding but at least the wx was clement.
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 7th December 2019, 01:58
Replies: 10
Views: 1,563
Posted By gordonarfur
Smile pasteur

Great video, why do the frogs need a dozen men on the bridge? was it tea time?
Forum: The Radio Room 8th November 2019, 05:27
Replies: 65
Views: 6,311
Posted By gordonarfur
Radio spares

During my time at sea , i had 3 visits from R/I,s none of whom even enquired about spares let alone checked them. An R/I in Hobart visited my ship and tried to come the old madam with me regarding...
Forum: The Radio Room 8th November 2019, 05:09
Replies: 13
Views: 1,678
Posted By gordonarfur
furness withy

Don,t hear much about F.W on this site but it was one of the most if not the most powerful shipping company in the UK. I worked in their accounts dept prior to national service, after demob l went...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 18th October 2019, 01:21
Replies: 26
Views: 3,090
Posted By gordonarfur
R/O to 3/0

Can anyone explain the procedure which enabled R/O,s to sit second mates certificates after the closure of coast stations around about 1992?
Forum: The Radio Room 11th October 2019, 00:25
Replies: 12
Views: 1,606
Posted By gordonarfur
In the red sea we had a freezer with a smashed...

In the red sea we had a freezer with a smashed hand, tried IAR no joy QRN awful even on 12mcs, a port line ship was about 100 miles behind us with a doc on board gave us some advice but we dropped...
Forum: The Radio Room 7th October 2019, 22:23
Replies: 37
Views: 3,112
Posted By gordonarfur
Unfortunately, leaving Liverpool for Auckland we...

Unfortunately, leaving Liverpool for Auckland we needed to calibrate the DF. asked the old man to slowly rotate the ship when the pilot had left, moans and groans from the bridge as if a half hour...
Forum: The Radio Room 4th October 2019, 06:23
Replies: 37
Views: 3,112
Posted By gordonarfur
I sailed with the USS of NZ (unfortunately) in...

I sailed with the USS of NZ (unfortunately) in the early sixties , no radar, no echo sounder, DF with a fore and aft aerial , decks and rigging festooned with aerials put up by the crew, no...
Forum: The Engine Room 29th September 2019, 22:56
Replies: 39
Views: 6,133
Posted By gordonarfur
most of the scrubbers I came across were in...

most of the scrubbers I came across were in Auckland or Wellington and they had very little or nothing to do with the black gang
Forum: The Radio Room 27th September 2019, 05:54
Replies: 14
Views: 1,463
Posted By gordonarfur
i have never so much gold braid in all my life,...

i have never so much gold braid in all my life, anybody know what the collective noun is for a group like that?
Forum: The Radio Room 20th September 2019, 04:33
Replies: 29
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Views: 2,029
Posted By gordonarfur
Horta radio in the Azores

Horta radio in the Azores
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 8th September 2019, 02:20
Replies: 18
Views: 2,106
Posted By gordonarfur
Hi Roy, you probably know that in the 1100,s...

Hi Roy, you probably know that in the 1100,s England exported wine to Europe, in the 1600,s the Thames froze over for significant period, but does she? . A couple of weeks ago the biased...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 6th September 2019, 02:50
Replies: 18
Views: 2,106
Posted By gordonarfur
Who cares, a stupid little girl still wet behind...

Who cares, a stupid little girl still wet behind the ears prattling on about something she knows F.A. about.
Forum: The Radio Room 29th July 2019, 01:21
Replies: 10
Views: 1,779
Posted By gordonarfur
Andrea Doria

Hi Spongebob - I had no option, I certainly did,nt choose it, they just shoved me onto the Kaitawa then after a few weeks I was upgraded to the Kawatiri (where the old man tried to tell me how to...
Forum: The Radio Room 29th July 2019, 00:05
Replies: 10
Views: 1,779
Posted By gordonarfur
Andrea Doria

Hi Bob did you honestly enjoy the USS? initially I got lumbered with the Kaitawa with its battery operated TX and receivers which I forgot to charge when in Greymouth and then had to run a line from...
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