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Search: Posts Made By: Ron Stringer
Forum: The Radio Room 11th September 2019, 19:23
Replies: 21
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Posted By Ron Stringer
Guilty, but I don't know why I did - they were...

Guilty, but I don't know why I did - they were useless as weather reports and even worse as forecasts. Only needed a few references to sea monsters and unicorns to complete the picture.
Forum: The Radio Room 10th September 2019, 21:22
Replies: 21
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Views: 642
Posted By Ron Stringer
Phrases I recall are "gentle breezes" (hence the...

Phrases I recall are "gentle breezes" (hence the nickname of the station, "Gentle Jesus"), "mild zephyrs" and "smooth wavelets". And all the time it was blowing an absolute hooley on deck and we...
Forum: Coasters 6th September 2019, 09:58
Replies: 5
Views: 414
Posted By Ron Stringer
Apologies, I found the URL and that links to the...

Apologies, I found the URL and that links to the video. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rb794EwJitU&feature=youtu.be"]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rb794EwJitU&feature=youtube
Forum: Coasters 6th September 2019, 09:55
Replies: 5
Views: 414
Posted By Ron Stringer
I get the message "Video Unavailable" when I try...

I get the message "Video Unavailable" when I try to play that back via SN. Can you please post the URL for the video so that I can try another route?
Forum: The Radio Room 5th September 2019, 18:47
Replies: 169
Views: 33,154
Posted By Ron Stringer
No, we MIMCo men were above such things in my...

No, we MIMCo men were above such things in my day. Reserved for the likes of Blue Flue sparkies and othe Direct Employ guys (and gals, I suppose).
Forum: The Radio Room 5th September 2019, 11:46
Replies: 169
Views: 33,154
Posted By Ron Stringer
And I can honestly state that I have never been a...

And I can honestly state that I have never been a Chief Steward in my life.
Forum: The Radio Room 2nd September 2019, 20:36
Replies: 19
Views: 1,296
Posted By Ron Stringer
The 'Mercury' receiver was succeeded by two...

The 'Mercury' receiver was succeeded by two generations of receiver on MIMCo ship stations: firstly the 1950s 'Atalanta' and then the 1960s 'Apollo'. Seems odd to be using it at a coast station...
Forum: The Radio Room 1st September 2019, 21:25
Replies: 19
Views: 1,296
Posted By Ron Stringer
That receiver in the console looks very similar...

That receiver in the console looks very similar to the MIMCo 'Mercury, receiver from the 1950s.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 30th August 2019, 19:16
Replies: 40
Views: 4,125
Posted By Ron Stringer
Worse than that, from the report it would appear...

Worse than that, from the report it would appear that in the Royal Navy it is common on many ships to have a flood every week. Thank God I was in the Merchant Navy where in 6+ years on7 different...
Forum: The Radio Room 23rd August 2019, 22:01
Replies: 25
Views: 1,522
Posted By Ron Stringer
The Oceanspan VIIE was created to meet the need...

The Oceanspan VIIE was created to meet the need for a type-approved emergency transmitter that, in addition to the medium range 500 kHz/2182 kHz facilities of the Salvor III, could also provide long...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 22nd August 2019, 17:57
Replies: 82
Views: 24,582
Posted By Ron Stringer
Possibly the site owners/operators may have...

Possibly the site owners/operators may have failed to renew their site security licence. Your security system will detect this lack and be unable to verify the site and flag up this point. (In the...
Forum: Say Hello 20th August 2019, 17:00
Replies: 2
Views: 270
Posted By Ron Stringer
Welcome aboard Stan. Have a look here ...

Welcome aboard Stan. Have a look here (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/showthread.php?t=10834&highlight=Globtik+London)and you may see some names that you recognise.
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 19th August 2019, 13:13
Replies: 0
Views: 314
Posted By Ron Stringer
Barrington Pheloung

Surprised that no other 'Sparkies' picked up on the recent death of Barrington Pheloung, especially those from Oz. I have to say that I did eventually detect the morse code in the title music of the...
Forum: The Radio Room 16th August 2019, 10:42
Replies: 37
Views: 2,278
Posted By Ron Stringer
Routing Of Receiver Antennas Via Transmitters

I never sailed with, or went aboard to install or repair any Marconi radio station that routed any receiver antennas via the transmitter. I have seen photos of pre-WW2 installations where, at the...
Forum: The Radio Room 16th August 2019, 10:36
Replies: 37
Views: 2,278
Posted By Ron Stringer
SeaRover post #30...

SeaRover post #30 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=30)

It was probably the NT201 transmitter which was designed for military naval use but purchased and fitted...
Forum: The Radio Room 13th August 2019, 21:20
Replies: 37
Views: 2,278
Posted By Ron Stringer
My smarter-than-me phone substituted 'potato' for...

My smarter-than-me phone substituted 'potato' for 'possible'. Don't ask me why.
Forum: The Radio Room 13th August 2019, 12:13
Replies: 37
Views: 2,278
Posted By Ron Stringer
The ITU Radio Regulations and the UK Radio Rules...

The ITU Radio Regulations and the UK Radio Rules did not specify the maximum number of frequencies that had to be available for transmission, only the minimum provision. However as standard the UK...
Forum: The Radio Room 11th August 2019, 08:22
Replies: 37
Views: 2,278
Posted By Ron Stringer
448 kHz as a working frequency for ships was only...

448 kHz as a working frequency for ships was only available for use in Region 2 (North and South America) as set out in ITU Radio Regs, not in other Regions - another potential source of conflict at...
Forum: The Radio Room 8th August 2019, 10:30
Replies: 37
Views: 2,278
Posted By Ron Stringer
Tony, The 448 experiences were 1960s during...

Tony,

The 448 experiences were 1960s during which time I sailed on/near the US on 4 ships where US stations (especially USCG stations accepting OBS and AMVER messages) regularly directed me to 448...
Forum: The Radio Room 8th August 2019, 08:02
Replies: 37
Views: 2,278
Posted By Ron Stringer
In the UK a ship was only licensed by the GPO to...

In the UK a ship was only licensed by the GPO to use two of those four available MF working frequencies. This was supposedly to ensure that there was a distribution of traffic on any particular...
Forum: The Radio Room 29th July 2019, 09:36
Replies: 5
Views: 614
Posted By Ron Stringer
See here ...

See here (http://jproc.ca/britishmarconi/worldspan.html)for photo of Marconi Worldspan transmitter.
Forum: Brocklebank Line 28th July 2019, 23:18
Replies: 8
Views: 985
Posted By Ron Stringer
Real nostalgia there - the jerkiness of the start...

Real nostalgia there - the jerkiness of the start of the film had me back on board again, watching Walport's latest on the ship's projector.
Forum: The Radio Room 22nd July 2019, 10:14
Replies: 26
Views: 2,111
Posted By Ron Stringer
I have been out of the CCIR/ITU/IMO loop for a...

I have been out of the CCIR/ITU/IMO loop for a couple of decades now but I recall that 2187.5 kHz was designated as the mandatory DSC distress and safety alerting/watchkeeping frequency for GMDSS...
Forum: The Engine Room 14th July 2019, 15:00
Replies: 50
Views: 5,948
Posted By Ron Stringer
#49...

#49 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=49) sounds just like all seatrials of merchant ships that I went on during the 1960s/'70s and '80s while working as a radio...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 9th July 2019, 22:32
Replies: 18
Views: 1,467
Posted By Ron Stringer
I'm not sure how you would decide which is the...

I'm not sure how you would decide which is the best printer but I can recommend Brother printers. The are competitive in price, very reliable and their own branded inks are far less expensive than...
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