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Forum: The Radio Room 13th September 2019, 15:28
Replies: 29
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Views: 1,456
Posted By G4UMW
The station near Cape St. Vincent is Sagres...

The station near Cape St. Vincent is Sagres Radio, callsign CTS. Monsanto Radio is located near Lisbon.

On the subject of stations with distinctive tones, Dakar/6VA had a very distinctive rasping...
Forum: The Radio Room 17th August 2019, 15:31
Replies: 25
Views: 2,235
Posted By G4UMW
Report position at midnight, full sounding and...

Report position at midnight, full sounding and type of bottom.
Forum: The Bridge 1st April 2019, 16:08
Replies: 27
Views: 3,216
Posted By G4UMW
Very true, plus the need for a regular compressor...

Very true, plus the need for a regular compressor wash of the engines in order to remove salt crud from the internal workings.
Forum: The Bridge 31st March 2019, 17:45
Replies: 27
Views: 3,216
Posted By G4UMW
Most helicopters these days are powered by gas...

Most helicopters these days are powered by gas turbine engines which are fuelled with AVTUR/JET A1 which is basically kerosene. It has a relatively high flash-point and is not as flammable as AVGAS. ...
Forum: J & J Denholm 22nd July 2018, 14:57
Replies: 71
Views: 8,147
Posted By G4UMW
Hay Point to Taranto on the OBO Norvegia...

Hay Point to Taranto on the OBO Norvegia Team/GREZ (Denholms). We were slow steaming, ordered to use no more than 40 tonnes of bunker fuel per day.
Forum: The Radio Room 8th February 2018, 16:55
Replies: 7
Views: 1,933
Posted By G4UMW
I guess you're referring to the HRO-500 which did...

I guess you're referring to the HRO-500 which did indeed have some plug-in transistors.
Forum: The Radio Room 8th February 2018, 14:56
Replies: 7
Views: 1,933
Posted By G4UMW
The HRO had plug-in coil packs instead of a band...

The HRO had plug-in coil packs instead of a band change switch.
Forum: The Radio Room 27th June 2017, 17:08
Replies: 25
Views: 2,165
Posted By G4UMW
Roger, Your key comes from the Clansman...

Roger,

Your key comes from the Clansman series of radios, used by the British Army.

http://armyradio.com/Clansman-Robust-Vehicle-Morse-Key.html

Rob
Forum: The Radio Room 7th March 2017, 15:55
Replies: 471
Views: 63,488
Posted By G4UMW
The ITT Marine ST1600 main transmitters that I...

The ITT Marine ST1600 main transmitters that I sailed with all had a two-tone alarm generator built-in as standard.
Forum: The Radio Room 7th March 2017, 15:43
Replies: 6
Views: 1,649
Posted By G4UMW
I'm no submariner (other than having been R/O on...

I'm no submariner (other than having been R/O on the mothership of a submersible working in the North Sea oilfields!) but many subs these days use optronic or photonic masts which are basically...
Forum: The Radio Room 12th September 2016, 15:14
Replies: 471
Views: 63,488
Posted By G4UMW
Looks like he's using an ITT Marine key...

Looks like he's using an ITT Marine key...
Forum: The Radio Room 22nd July 2016, 14:15
Replies: 1
Views: 625
Posted By G4UMW
"The Secret Wireless War" is about Section VIII...

"The Secret Wireless War" is about Section VIII of MI6 and its Special Communication Units. Section VIII became the DWS after the war.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 1st April 2016, 10:17
Replies: 8
Views: 1,110
Posted By G4UMW
The two-cockpit aircraft was a Fairey Battle...

The two-cockpit aircraft was a Fairey Battle light bomber which had been converted into a trainer. The aircraft doing landings on the carrier deck were a Fairey Fulmar and the venerable Swordfish.
Forum: The Radio Room 27th March 2016, 14:07
Replies: 77
Views: 8,915
Posted By G4UMW
As a senior technician with a major electronics...

As a senior technician with a major electronics company, one of my duties was to mentor the new graduate engineers who had joined. I was amazed at how many of them didn't have a clue as to what a...
Forum: The Radio Room 22nd March 2016, 18:07
Replies: 77
Views: 8,915
Posted By G4UMW
I still use my ETM-3C, also bought from SpaceMark.

I still use my ETM-3C, also bought from SpaceMark.
Forum: The Radio Room 1st January 2016, 16:18
Replies: 471
Views: 63,488
Posted By G4UMW
I may well be wrong but the transmitters in the...

I may well be wrong but the transmitters in the pictures of the Argyll's radio room look like the IMR 51 (MF)/53 (HF) combo. I sailed with these on my first trip as a solo R/O on the Wellington...
Forum: The Radio Room 31st December 2015, 14:24
Replies: 471
Views: 63,488
Posted By G4UMW
If you mean the modern receiver, it looks like an...

If you mean the modern receiver, it looks like an ITT 3020. Tuning was accomplished via a row of decade switches in the top right-hand corner of the front panel.
Forum: The Radio Room 28th December 2015, 16:45
Replies: 471
Views: 63,488
Posted By G4UMW
Wasn't VWP the callsign for Port Blair in the...

Wasn't VWP the callsign for Port Blair in the Andaman/Nicobar Islands?
Forum: The Radio Room 24th November 2015, 12:11
Replies: 55
Views: 7,148
Posted By G4UMW
I worked 12-hour shifts for 17 years in the...

I worked 12-hour shifts for 17 years in the airline industry. 2 days (0700-1900), 2 nights (1900-0700) then 4 off.
Forum: The Radio Room 23rd November 2015, 15:28
Replies: 55
Views: 7,148
Posted By G4UMW
Here you go Finbar... ...

Here you go Finbar...

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-national-coastguard-operations-centre-opens
Forum: The Radio Room 3rd November 2015, 14:12
Replies: 35
Views: 4,931
Posted By G4UMW
Potts is still going strong in Babington Lane. As...

Potts is still going strong in Babington Lane. As a young radio enthusiast growing up in Derby, it was "the" place to go. Happy memories!
Forum: The Radio Room 13th October 2015, 15:09
Replies: 41
Views: 8,069
Posted By G4UMW
There was a radio station at Bletchley early in...

There was a radio station at Bletchley early in the war. This was the original Station X, so named as it was the 10th station in the MI6 communications network. The station was located in a small...
Forum: The Radio Room 9th August 2015, 18:04
Replies: 16
Views: 4,488
Posted By G4UMW
ST1400 - I think it's an A variant.

ST1400 - I think it's an A variant.
Forum: The Radio Room 4th July 2015, 13:53
Replies: 92
Views: 16,103
Posted By G4UMW
Is that not a Type 264 scanner rather than a Type...

Is that not a Type 264 scanner rather than a Type 80?
Forum: Say Hello 20th June 2015, 18:28
Replies: 10
Views: 974
Posted By G4UMW
Hello Miriam, This factsheet may be of use: ...

Hello Miriam,

This factsheet may be of use:

http://www.poheritage.com/Content/Mimsy/Media/factsheet/93629LADY-MIRIAM-1971pdf.pdf

Kind regards,

Rob
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