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Search: Posts Made By: Wismajorvik
Forum: The Radio Room 19th October 2019, 20:33
Replies: 63
Views: 4,017
Posted By Wismajorvik
807, 813? Spare valves, lamps, fuses and...

807, 813?
Spare valves, lamps, fuses and brushes. Nothing for the VHF.
AVO minor, couple of bent screwdrivers and a 100 watt soldering iron seemed to be the norm.
Forum: The Radio Room 11th October 2019, 02:18
Replies: 37
Views: 2,687
Posted By Wismajorvik
Not DF but I was on a Magnavox satnav course,...

Not DF but I was on a Magnavox satnav course, (possibly at Muirheads). Never saw one again. Played with a Canadian Marconi Company satnav but never on a vessel. Worked with SHORAN and Alpine...
Forum: Historic Shipping lines and Ships 9th October 2019, 22:22
Replies: 6
Views: 1,920
Posted By Wismajorvik
Similar coasting experience on the Kohistan re....

Similar coasting experience on the Kohistan re. dining, although the Ch.Eng had to slum it with us one one occasion. Sailed Avonmouth to Liverpool where the skipper insisted I call the pilot on 2Mhz...
Forum: Ship Research 16th September 2019, 22:08
Replies: 14
Views: 1,136
Posted By Wismajorvik
Have you seen this? ...

Have you seen this?

https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/SearchScreens/NameSearch.aspx
Forum: The Radio Room 15th September 2019, 14:22
Replies: 125
Views: 16,249
Posted By Wismajorvik
LPD86 HF station for Buenos Aires, (General...

LPD86 HF station for Buenos Aires, (General Pacheco Radio ?).
Would take calls after tfc list but would work Argentinian ships first.
Once requested I set up a sked with Portishead for him. Another...
Forum: The Radio Room 31st August 2019, 19:36
Replies: 19
Views: 2,351
Posted By Wismajorvik
For sure.

For sure.
Forum: The Radio Room 30th August 2019, 22:22
Replies: 19
Views: 2,351
Posted By Wismajorvik
Stark was OC when I installed the inverted LSB...

Stark was OC when I installed the inverted LSB unit after aligning and testing it at Redifon, Wandsworth. He was the examiner in Hull when I revalidated my ticket in ‘79.
Forum: Tankers 29th August 2019, 17:30
Replies: 24
Views: 3,172
Posted By Wismajorvik
Reversed course...

Reversed course...
Forum: Tankers 24th August 2019, 22:24
Replies: 24
Views: 3,172
Posted By Wismajorvik
And Mersin is only a few hours steaming from...

And Mersin is only a few hours steaming from Banias, the alleged original destination.
Forum: The Radio Room 16th August 2019, 10:08
Replies: 37
Views: 2,963
Posted By Wismajorvik
Must admit memory not the greatest but I don’t...

Must admit memory not the greatest but I don’t recollect any connection to a receiver from the innards of a transmitter. Maybe that was a MIMCO thing.
Forum: The Radio Room 16th August 2019, 09:47
Replies: 37
Views: 2,963
Posted By Wismajorvik
Every ship I was on had a separate receive...

Every ship I was on had a separate receive antenna (two on a couple of ships).
Forum: The Radio Room 12th August 2019, 14:21
Replies: 37
Views: 2,963
Posted By Wismajorvik
That was it. 60 watts if I recollect.

That was it. 60 watts if I recollect.
Forum: The Radio Room 11th August 2019, 01:08
Replies: 37
Views: 2,963
Posted By Wismajorvik
On a number of vessels it was possible to...

On a number of vessels it was possible to increase the signal level to the receiver by adjusting the tuning on the powered off transmitter. This was useful when attempting to copy wx or tfc list from...
Forum: The Radio Room 8th August 2019, 02:08
Replies: 37
Views: 2,963
Posted By Wismajorvik
In the early sixties vessels I sailed on had only...

In the early sixties vessels I sailed on had only two working MF frequencies. On one vessel the transmitter had selectable LC oscillators as a back up to the crystals but unfortunately the inspector...
Forum: The Bridge 26th July 2019, 18:16
Replies: 48
Views: 7,862
Posted By Wismajorvik
Or perhaps Martin Hindley.....

Or perhaps Martin Hindley.....
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 26th July 2019, 12:19
Replies: 73
Views: 8,070
Posted By Wismajorvik
That is the reason for the requirement for...

That is the reason for the requirement for supplying oil to the Banias refinery. The pipeline from Iraq is broken.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 21st July 2019, 23:01
Replies: 73
Views: 8,070
Posted By Wismajorvik
I haven’t seen any reports from Oman. Although...

I haven’t seen any reports from Oman. Although this is not unusual for this. They do have an effective navy, presumably still with seconded RN personnel and contractors and a base near Kassab. Oman...
Forum: The Radio Room 17th July 2019, 22:36
Replies: 90
Views: 33,845
Posted By Wismajorvik
Had this rx on one ship, ( while with AEI),...

Had this rx on one ship, ( while with AEI), unfortunately it had a habit of breaking into oscillation on 6Mhz. Otherwise a good piece of kit for that era.
Forum: Say Hello 1st July 2019, 17:20
Replies: 4
Views: 607
Posted By Wismajorvik
Knew the place well, thirty odd years ago!

Knew the place well, thirty odd years ago!
Forum: Passenger Liners 29th June 2019, 22:11
Replies: 5
Views: 875
Posted By Wismajorvik
On the Amazon 1963 I recollect a medley of...

On the Amazon 1963 I recollect a medley of nautical tunes being played when departing with passengers. ‘Life on the ocean waves’ being one.
Forum: Ship Research 22nd June 2019, 19:09
Replies: 53
Views: 5,180
Posted By Wismajorvik
External projection

Recollect on the Mobil Radiant we had a screen above the catwalk aft of the midships accommodation. Projector was set up in the smoke room and pointed through a port hole. This allowed all the crew...
Forum: Ship Research 9th June 2019, 22:42
Replies: 9
Views: 1,040
Posted By Wismajorvik
Only one MMSI at a time. Possibly vessel changed...

Only one MMSI at a time. Possibly vessel changed from Maltese registration to Portuguese at some time.
Forum: The Bridge 9th June 2019, 18:02
Replies: 48
Views: 7,862
Posted By Wismajorvik
The Cooke’s catalogue from which I copied the...

The Cooke’s catalogue from which I copied the cover appears to have been printed in 1959. Whoever the model was would have been in their final year at THNS.
Forum: The Bridge 8th June 2019, 23:19
Replies: 48
Views: 7,862
Posted By Wismajorvik
Memory not so good after sixty years but the name...

Memory not so good after sixty years but the name Geoff Hindley comes to mind.
Forum: The Bridge 8th June 2019, 16:46
Replies: 48
Views: 7,862
Posted By Wismajorvik
Found a Cooke's catalogue circa about 1960

Found a Cooke's catalogue circa about 1960
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