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Forum: The Radio Room 7th March 2018, 13:12
Replies: 21
Views: 2,806
Posted By M29
John, yep, that's the one. When I sailed with it,...

John, yep, that's the one. When I sailed with it, it was in the corner of the radio room on a made to measure wooden base, held in place by a leather strap and buckle. Took two guys to carry it out...
Forum: The Radio Room 7th March 2018, 13:03
Replies: 90
Views: 33,528
Posted By M29
Cool A good reason John (Pint) Yes come to think of...

A good reason John (Pint)
Yes come to think of it, two of my mates only did 1 trip and didn't like it. Most R/O's met on ship visits were young so probably as a profession, we only did 5 years or so...
Forum: The Radio Room 7th March 2018, 11:47
Replies: 21
Views: 2,806
Posted By M29
Hi Don't know about (3)? When we went to...

Hi
Don't know about (3)? When we went to lifeboat drill, they always sent two seamen to the radio room to fetch the L/Boat tx, it was a fairly heavy lump.
Like ftf, I have heard many stories of the...
Forum: The Radio Room 7th March 2018, 11:29
Replies: 90
Views: 33,528
Posted By M29
Thanks ftf for that info. I think the Technician...

Thanks ftf for that info. I think the Technician was also involved in the tv servicing courses that took place in F block.
The story we heard about Johnny Joynson was that he damaged his leg in an...
Forum: The Radio Room 6th March 2018, 12:48
Replies: 90
Views: 33,528
Posted By M29
Hi, thanks for that info, I think he was the only...

Hi, thanks for that info, I think he was the only name missing from the list of lecturers at Riversdale in that era.
There is one other name that would be good to remember and that was the...
Forum: The Radio Room 4th January 2018, 10:51
Replies: 60
Views: 6,645
Posted By M29
Hi All Went down to the "mast" last night and...

Hi All
Went down to the "mast" last night and had a good look round, there is definitely no associated plaque to say what it is but Richardwakely, is right, it came from the site at Down Road. I...
Forum: The Radio Room 3rd January 2018, 14:49
Replies: 60
Views: 6,645
Posted By M29
Hi Bob You got it alright! I think I was wrong...

Hi Bob
You got it alright! I think I was wrong about the plaque, as it appears there is one. It might have gone missing since Google Earth passed by. I will take a close look an my next foray to the...
Forum: The Radio Room 3rd January 2018, 12:32
Replies: 60
Views: 6,645
Posted By M29
Hi All The piece of radio mast is visible on...

Hi All

The piece of radio mast is visible on Google Earth.
Zoom into Portishead and place yourself on Harbour Road opposite to the Marina. Go forward and you will find a small grassy roundabout...
Forum: The Radio Room 3rd January 2018, 11:52
Replies: 60
Views: 6,645
Posted By M29
I'll take my camera down there and get some...

I'll take my camera down there and get some photo's.

Best Wishes

Alan
Forum: The Radio Room 2nd January 2018, 15:19
Replies: 60
Views: 6,645
Posted By M29
Portishead Radio

Hi All
A memorial to Portishead Radio has been erected in Portishead opposite Waitrose (other supermarkets are available!) and next to the leisure centre at the end of Portishead Marina (formally...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 9th March 2017, 13:41
Replies: 399
Views: 108,405
Posted By M29
Geoff, just joined the face book Bibby Line Group...

Geoff, just joined the face book Bibby Line Group and already exchanged messages with two ex ship mates.
It was a great tip Geoff, thanks

Best Wishes

Alan
Forum: The Radio Room 7th March 2017, 13:56
Replies: 6
Views: 1,653
Posted By M29
We were heading up Pacific Coast of USA towards...

We were heading up Pacific Coast of USA towards LA. One night, we spotted a radar target approaching from port side at some speed. It caused quite a bit of concern until, when it was close, it...
Forum: The Radio Room 12th October 2016, 12:38
Replies: 66
Views: 4,006
Posted By M29
Yes WX Ice reports were good on the typewriter. ...

Yes WX Ice reports were good on the typewriter.
I used to pre-type the football results setting the TAB to the space for the result. On the first broadcast of the results from the world service, you...
Forum: The Radio Room 21st June 2016, 13:19
Replies: 234
Views: 48,062
Posted By M29
Hi Sparx. I can remember you guys arriving at...

Hi Sparx. I can remember you guys arriving at Riversdale, I was there same time. Gerry Ludden got a job at Riversdale and as I remember was quite a good teacher.

Best Wishes

Alan
Forum: The Radio Room 12th May 2016, 13:20
Replies: 420
Views: 84,177
Posted By M29
The Association of Marine Radio and Electronic...

The Association of Marine Radio and Electronic Colleges (AMERC) realised the end was coming and so pressed for and got a full time HNC to replace the R/O quals. This was a BTEC qualification and was...
Forum: The Radio Room 11th May 2016, 09:16
Replies: 420
Views: 84,177
Posted By M29
Hi Varley Yes agreed. I started at Riversdale...

Hi Varley
Yes agreed. I started at Riversdale in 1965 and if memory serves there were 3 groups of us with about 17 or so in each group. During the first year, we were reduced to two groups.
The...
Forum: The Radio Room 10th May 2016, 13:52
Replies: 420
Views: 84,177
Posted By M29
John We still teach fault finding to component...

John
We still teach fault finding to component level although of course the components are more difficult to replace (surface mount IC's etc). There is still a call for this in professional comms...
Forum: The Radio Room 10th May 2016, 12:24
Replies: 420
Views: 84,177
Posted By M29
Hi John Worked alongside Norman for several...

Hi John
Worked alongside Norman for several years before he retired from college in about 1982/3.
Yes he was in the RN during WWII specialising in gunnery control which is where his electronics...
Forum: The Radio Room 19th April 2016, 10:37
Replies: 60
Views: 9,838
Posted By M29
Hi John, wondered when someone would spot that...

Hi John, wondered when someone would spot that deliberate mistake(==D)

Alan
Forum: The Radio Room 12th April 2016, 12:22
Replies: 60
Views: 9,838
Posted By M29
Hi Peter and all. My 2nd Class PMG had a "G"...

Hi Peter and all.

My 2nd Class PMG had a "G" number issued end 1966. Did six months at sea and went back to college for 1st which has the number M29 (hence my handle)
So we changed from Geneva to...
Forum: The Radio Room 22nd February 2016, 11:20
Replies: 52
Views: 6,594
Posted By M29
Hi all My Radio Super sent me a copy of an...

Hi all
My Radio Super sent me a copy of an official bollo!!ing with advice with what to say in reply.
The circumstances were that we were heading to El Salvador and ALRS Vol 1 gave the local coast...
Forum: The Bridge 9th September 2015, 14:02
Replies: 22
Views: 5,749
Posted By M29
Quite so - I used to be a regular visitor to...

Quite so - I used to be a regular visitor to parts of the Wytch Farm field in Dorset.
Each time I entered a compound I was required to declare ANY radio, phone, torch etc were 'Intrinsically safe'...
Forum: The Bridge 8th September 2015, 13:13
Replies: 71
Views: 12,563
Posted By M29
Here at Brunel College in the late 70's we used...

Here at Brunel College in the late 70's we used to have a couple of navy types visit to show our R/Os on the electronics course, how to use the Merchant Navy coding system in case of hostilities. The...
Forum: The Radio Room 15th June 2015, 13:28
Replies: 31
Views: 6,379
Posted By M29
Hi Roger. No, the Captain I refer to was Alan...

Hi Roger.
No, the Captain I refer to was Alan "Rock" Hudson whom I suspect you probably knew as he was a long time Bibby man. My time in Bibbys only dates from 1967 by which time I beleive Captain...
Forum: The Radio Room 11th June 2015, 18:46
Replies: 31
Views: 6,379
Posted By M29
Hi Yes have seen you around on the site and...

Hi
Yes have seen you around on the site and glad you have had what sounds like an interesting career(Thumb).
I am the only ex R/O left in College, don't seem to be able to stop coming here(Jester)...
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