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Search: Posts Made By: Varley
Forum: The Radio Room 11th October 2019, 10:29
Replies: 41
Views: 2,388
Posted By Varley
I don't think I have been with an emergency...

I don't think I have been with an emergency supply that was not three phase although I had one with a battery supply which switched the three wire AC lighting into one two wire DC battery supply (not...
Forum: The Radio Room 11th October 2019, 00:37
Replies: 41
Views: 2,388
Posted By Varley
In my experience the radio room supply was from...

In my experience the radio room supply was from the Emergency switchboard. Not by regulation but pragmatism.
Forum: The Radio Room 9th October 2019, 14:02
Replies: 37
Views: 1,919
Posted By Varley
I remember that on Conoco Europe. Not sure about...

I remember that on Conoco Europe. Not sure about the model number but ours was cassette tape loaded. Never managed to get it to work. I think our mini was Honeywell but that also is time misted.
Forum: Computers and The Internet 4th October 2019, 10:33
Replies: 13
Views: 626
Posted By Varley
Are you suggesting that my bon mots are not...

Are you suggesting that my bon mots are not utterances to be treasured? Not to be protected from lameduckware and the prying eyes of the landlubbing heathen masses? Cidersecurity should be our...
Forum: The Engine Room 3rd October 2019, 17:05
Replies: 12
Views: 1,238
Posted By Varley
There have been. There will be. One can make a...

There have been. There will be. One can make a system with almost no failure modes but that 'almost' is part of the fabric.

Probably all the more exciting, too, if the CCR combined with the...
Forum: Say Hello 1st October 2019, 23:58
Replies: 5
Views: 234
Posted By Varley
Roddie, That seems to be the way of things. Those...

Roddie, That seems to be the way of things. Those things don't seem important until it is too late. Trust all is well with the rest of you and yours. David V
Forum: Say Hello 30th September 2019, 16:18
Replies: 5
Views: 234
Posted By Varley
RIP (Not a relation I hope Roddy).

RIP (Not a relation I hope Roddy).
Forum: The Radio Room 30th September 2019, 10:20
Replies: 37
Views: 1,919
Posted By Varley
On Tilapa (1972) we used DF when approaching the...

On Tilapa (1972) we used DF when approaching the entrance to the Mississippi's South West Pass otherwise it was only check bearings. On some helicopter calls off Capetown we were asked to transmit so...
Forum: The Engine Room 29th September 2019, 19:27
Replies: 36
Views: 3,999
Posted By Varley
Don't tell me. Another special interest party...

Don't tell me. Another special interest party lobbying in the Brexit melee? Where do they stand? (Perhaps that should be "What position have they adopted?").
Forum: The Engine Room 29th September 2019, 17:49
Replies: 36
Views: 3,999
Posted By Varley
Scrubbers are presently legitimate device for...

Scrubbers are presently legitimate device for reducing atmospheric pollution both 'open loop' (ie sea water in, spray, discharge overboard like IG Scrubbers) and 'closed loop' (the uptake gas...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 29th September 2019, 14:24
Replies: 16
Views: 1,030
Posted By Varley
Good afternoon Sis, and welcome back indeed. Less...

Good afternoon Sis, and welcome back indeed. Less of the sore please Art, you know her reputation with that syringe! David V
Forum: The Radio Room 29th September 2019, 00:25
Replies: 37
Views: 1,919
Posted By Varley
Thanks Ron. I only sailed with the Tobleronic...

Thanks Ron. I only sailed with the Tobleronic design on the SAIT ship (also the only non-British ship that I signed on). David V
Forum: The Radio Room 27th September 2019, 17:16
Replies: 37
Views: 1,919
Posted By Varley
Almost certainly Marconi - a patent issue I was...

Almost certainly Marconi - a patent issue I was told. I am not sure when that ran out but the SAIT outfit on Conoco Europe in 1977 was fixed loop too (triangular? attempting to minimise skywave...
Forum: The Radio Room 27th September 2019, 17:13
Replies: 14
Views: 956
Posted By Varley
More impressive to Pa were the sleeves of the...

More impressive to Pa were the sleeves of the reserve officers who crewed an armed yacht (one for which he failed to make 'go') in Gibraltar. All dug-outs, the most senior rank was no more than...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 22nd September 2019, 13:45
Replies: 1
Views: 194
Posted By Varley
Indeed Ann. They did wonders with Prof. Hawking....

Indeed Ann. They did wonders with Prof. Hawking. A friend of mine was not so 'lucky'. From diagnosis to death was about a yearly. Anyone with this, I wish you well.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 9th September 2019, 10:53
Replies: 18
Views: 1,423
Posted By Varley
That prompted my interest. The instrument for...

That prompted my interest. The instrument for mounting on the taffrail did display distance not speed. Some models may have had a tacho generator for onward repeating but the least...
Forum: The Bridge 9th September 2019, 10:37
Replies: 25
Views: 1,429
Posted By Varley
A good point Robert. I wonder if Covered Motor...

A good point Robert. I wonder if Covered Motor Lifeboat had already been described in an existing regulation with different specification to a TEMSC
Forum: The Bridge 9th September 2019, 01:06
Replies: 25
Views: 1,429
Posted By Varley
Are we not talking lifeboat? If we had time to do...

Are we not talking lifeboat? If we had time to do a Royal Tournament Top Team display of rowboat handling might we not better have stayed aboard and obviated the need for abandoning ship? Especially...
Forum: The Radio Room 5th September 2019, 17:38
Replies: 178
Views: 34,665
Posted By Varley
But you'll still have had to type a crew list or...

But you'll still have had to type a crew list or two Ron, I'll be bound.
Forum: Say Hello 5th September 2019, 10:31
Replies: 6
Views: 384
Posted By Varley
There are still LNG vessels being built with...

There are still LNG vessels being built with turbine steam plant. Some managers are dreaming of recruiting engineering staff who have those dreams and can still walk without a Zimmer.
Forum: The Radio Room 3rd September 2019, 10:48
Replies: 178
Views: 34,665
Posted By Varley
Perhaps the original dual certification Stephen....

Perhaps the original dual certification Stephen. Dallas was drawing pints at the Imperial in Colwyn Bay when I was at the Wireless College.
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 2nd September 2019, 23:33
Replies: 16
Views: 1,030
Posted By Varley
And: Tis all a Chequer-board of nights and...

And:

Tis all a Chequer-board of nights and days
Where Destiny with men for Pieces plays:
Hither and thither moves, and mates, and slays,
And one by one back in the closet lays
Forum: The Radio Room 29th August 2019, 17:13
Replies: 25
Views: 2,231
Posted By Varley
Ah, after the old lady whose pet monkeys had both...

Ah, after the old lady whose pet monkeys had both died of ape-lurgy.

Such faithful companions they had been that she took them to have them taxidermed. "Would Madame like them mounted?" questioned...
Forum: Say Hello 28th August 2019, 10:50
Replies: 3
Views: 372
Posted By Varley
GM Barney. Welcome.

GM Barney. Welcome.
Forum: The Radio Room 26th August 2019, 13:21
Replies: 33
Views: 2,390
Posted By Varley
#12...

#12 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=12) Too soon, too soon. Noticed absence of friendly tlick this AM to find the Maste5r has jammed - the stepper is the same...
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