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Forum: The Radio Room 5th February 2019, 11:17
Replies: 23
Views: 1,860
Posted By Searcher2004
OK Andrew, I didn't scroll back far enough...

OK Andrew,

I didn't scroll back far enough to see the previous comments on LSB. For AM on 3615 a 3105 kHz crystal will be needed and I think that was an old airband favourite channel, so there...
Forum: The Radio Room 3rd February 2019, 10:42
Replies: 23
Views: 1,860
Posted By Searcher2004
Yes, a VFO will obviously give more flexibility,...

Yes, a VFO will obviously give more flexibility, the offer of crystals was to enable testing of the set before modifying it to take an external input.

I don't know if this has been mentioned...
Forum: The Radio Room 2nd February 2019, 20:58
Replies: 23
Views: 1,860
Posted By Searcher2004
Hi James, Good find! I was speaking to...

Hi James,

Good find! I was speaking to someone recently who was looking for crystals for a T126, which I think is similar to your T122? If it uses crystals that are 600kHz higher than the wanted...
Forum: Ship Research 23rd November 2018, 11:54
Replies: 1,510
Views: 193,500
Posted By Searcher2004
Does anyone know if the Bembridge web site is...

Does anyone know if the Bembridge web site is still in business? I've tried the links quoted earlier in this thread and get either a 404 error or a blank screen:-

THPV Bembridge 1938

Virtual...
Forum: Say Hello 23rd November 2018, 09:19
Replies: 13
Views: 2,256
Posted By Searcher2004
THPV Bembridge

Would you mind posting the links you are using to the Bembridge site?

Thanks

Roger
Forum: Say Hello 23rd November 2018, 07:16
Replies: 13
Views: 2,256
Posted By Searcher2004
THPV Bembridge

Hi All,

Does anyone know the present state and location of THPV Bembridge? All the links to the Polish site seem to be Error 404 or just dead and I wondered if the old girl had finally gone for...
Forum: The Radio Room 30th June 2018, 07:46
Replies: 85
Views: 6,136
Posted By Searcher2004
In 1968 I was working for the Diplomatic Wireless...

In 1968 I was working for the Diplomatic Wireless Service in the wilds of Buckinghamshire and they had a clear-out of older kit which was offered to staff at knock-down prices.

A radio amateur...
Forum: The Radio Room 26th May 2018, 13:26
Replies: 26
Views: 2,847
Posted By Searcher2004
Hello Andrew, Many thanks for posting the...

Hello Andrew,

Many thanks for posting the file and some good authentic sounding TXs there!

I see you are a VMARS member and I wondered if you saw the recent mention in last month's newsletter...
Forum: The Radio Room 6th May 2018, 07:34
Replies: 26
Views: 2,847
Posted By Searcher2004
There are occasional special R1155/T1154 AM nets...

There are occasional special R1155/T1154 AM nets held on 3615kc by members of VMARS and I think the last one attracted around a dozen sets.

They also hold regular nets open to all comers and...
Forum: The Radio Room 4th April 2018, 22:27
Replies: 3
Views: 1,780
Posted By Searcher2004
Try looking at this BBC documantary of 1979, it...

Try looking at this BBC documantary of 1979, it opens with Rene Cutforth on the cliffs at Hunstanton and follows on from WW1 interception to the WW2 Voluntary Interceptors.
...
Forum: The Radio Room 25th March 2018, 18:07
Replies: 97
Views: 13,165
Posted By Searcher2004
Well done, Bob! TVs don't seem to be so...

Well done, Bob!

TVs don't seem to be so affected these days by a local HF transmission but I do find routers get upset and drop their connection quite often, especially if I go on 160 metres.
...
Forum: The Radio Room 18th March 2018, 08:33
Replies: 160
Views: 29,852
Posted By Searcher2004
183145 183153 Here's a couple of pix...

183145

183153

Here's a couple of pix taken about 2005 of an Apollo and a Commandant that the Lowestoft Sea Cadets had, ex- a Min of Ag and Fish trawler, I think. The Pye base station was for...
Forum: The Radio Room 17th March 2018, 22:15
Replies: 160
Views: 29,852
Posted By Searcher2004
It is a Commandant, with the Apollo receiver to...

It is a Commandant, with the Apollo receiver to the left of it.

73

'2004
Forum: The Radio Room 2nd November 2017, 08:39
Replies: 4
Views: 907
Posted By Searcher2004
Try this forum:- ...

Try this forum:-

www.vintage-radio.net/forum/index.php

You could also contact the Vintage and Military Amateur Radio Society (VMARS). They have 500+ members and they may be happy to post your...
Forum: The Radio Room 18th October 2017, 07:46
Replies: 67
Views: 4,579
Posted By Searcher2004
Coming back to the original posting in this...

Coming back to the original posting in this thread about getting the right title for a Radio Officer's rank, status, etc. There is another "anomaly" I'd like to see changed and that is in the section...
Forum: The Radio Room 17th October 2017, 11:39
Replies: 28
Views: 1,610
Posted By Searcher2004
Wouldn't AS be used for standby or wait? Or did...

Wouldn't AS be used for standby or wait? Or did commercial ops use something else.

2004
Forum: The Radio Room 16th October 2017, 16:33
Replies: 28
Views: 1,610
Posted By Searcher2004
Thanks Alfred, That must have been quite an...

Thanks Alfred,

That must have been quite an adventure in 1947!

I located the Horizon video on:-

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2w5bpu

They do indeed draw the jet stream conclusion and...
Forum: The Radio Room 16th October 2017, 14:15
Replies: 28
Views: 1,610
Posted By Searcher2004
Yes, I noticed the "29000 ft" peak! A lot is...

Yes, I noticed the "29000 ft" peak! A lot is heresay but there seems enough detail there to make a convincing case.

The book is worth a read, I found my copy at Hay-on-Wye many moons ago and it...
Forum: The Radio Room 16th October 2017, 13:05
Replies: 28
Views: 1,610
Posted By Searcher2004
Scan from "Off The Beam" 2004

Scan from "Off The Beam"

2004
Forum: The Radio Room 16th October 2017, 12:17
Replies: 28
Views: 1,610
Posted By Searcher2004
Thanks Bob. Looks like the BBC have it...

Thanks Bob.

Looks like the BBC have it wrong, the plane must have been found (but not officially!) in the late 40s or 50s, as the guy who wrote the book I quoted retired as an R/O on Comets in...
Forum: The Radio Room 16th October 2017, 09:53
Replies: 28
Views: 1,610
Posted By Searcher2004
Yes Bob, That's the same doc I saw. The jet...

Yes Bob,

That's the same doc I saw. The jet stream wasn't widely known about but the B29s rading Japan had encountered it and of course the Japanese used it for their balloon bombing campaign.
...
Forum: The Radio Room 16th October 2017, 07:37
Replies: 28
Views: 1,610
Posted By Searcher2004
Fascinating Alfred, Do you have any memories...

Fascinating Alfred,

Do you have any memories of the actual flight over the mountians?

The book I mentioned in an earlier post describes the hazards of that leg of the journey and mentions that...
Forum: The Radio Room 15th October 2017, 22:50
Replies: 28
Views: 1,610
Posted By Searcher2004
What confused me was that the documentary seemed...

What confused me was that the documentary seemed to imply that the expedition they filmed was the first to find the plane but looking again at the book I mentioned it seems as though the smuggler...
Forum: The Radio Room 15th October 2017, 21:58
Replies: 28
Views: 1,610
Posted By Searcher2004
I've also seen that documentary and it implied...

I've also seen that documentary and it implied that the wreck had only appeared after many years of slowly moving down the mountain with the glacier. Oddly though, years before the plane appeared, I...
Forum: The Radio Room 13th October 2017, 08:38
Replies: 5
Views: 524
Posted By Searcher2004
I'd imagine that big relay next to the paddle...

I'd imagine that big relay next to the paddle would get on the nerves a bit, as someone has mentioned. I have an old Hallicrafters valved keyer and that uses a mercury-wetted relay, nice and quiet...
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