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Forum: Union Castle - Safmarine 6th May 2020, 19:11
Replies: 2
Views: 327
Posted By david.hopcroft
Thank you Stephen. I meant the Safmarine four....

Thank you Stephen. I meant the Safmarine four. The Kinpurnie Universal was one of the Clan R's. In particular I meant the Langkloof, but also Letaba, Drakenstein or Tzaneen. They were AEI fitted...
Forum: Union Castle - Safmarine 6th May 2020, 16:00
Replies: 2
Views: 327
Posted By david.hopcroft
Photographs

Does anyone have any wheelhouse photographs of any of the first four Safmarine fruit reefers please.

David

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Forum: The Radio Room 30th April 2020, 19:19
Replies: 8
Views: 887
Posted By david.hopcroft
Martin The October 1963 List of Call Signs...

Martin

The October 1963 List of Call Signs shows Port Auckland as GWRB

David

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Forum: The Radio Room 17th April 2020, 09:19
Replies: 11
Views: 1,200
Posted By david.hopcroft
I am not an Amateur Radio user, but here is the...

I am not an Amateur Radio user, but here is the list of stations I heard.

MRD 2020
Stations Logged.

My QTH is East Coast UK. Very poor reception as everyone says, but I only have an open...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 10th April 2020, 19:07
Replies: 6
Views: 765
Posted By david.hopcroft
When you bring up Word, the left hand option is...

When you bring up Word, the left hand option is Blank Document. The next option is Single Spaced (blank). Select this one and you will only get a single line feed when you hit CR LF.

It took me a...
Forum: The Radio Room 17th March 2020, 20:22
Replies: 76
Views: 10,436
Posted By david.hopcroft
Years ago in Portland Maine, on a Saturday...

Years ago in Portland Maine, on a Saturday afternoon, a tech came aboard to fix our RMS2 radar. A peculiar resistor behind the CRT had gone duff. Everything was closed down, but he said he could find...
Forum: The Radio Room 31st January 2020, 19:24
Replies: 53
Views: 5,144
Posted By david.hopcroft
We had a TV in the lounge all set watch the 1966...

We had a TV in the lounge all set watch the 1966 World Cup, beer and sandwiches at the ready. We were coming up the channel, so the picture wasn't great, but was watchable. The match had barely...
Forum: The Radio Room 23rd January 2020, 19:24
Replies: 38
Views: 3,043
Posted By david.hopcroft
Ron. I quite agree. In 1967 when I had an aerial...

Ron. I quite agree. In 1967 when I had an aerial exactly as you describe, the transmitter was an AEI T50M and separate T50H that could muster something like 700-800 watts !

David
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Forum: The Radio Room 17th January 2020, 19:28
Replies: 36
Views: 2,929
Posted By david.hopcroft
Hello Martin. As I said before, my Chief RO...

Hello Martin.

As I said before, my Chief RO wanted to do a tax year, so we joined in dry dock in Rotterdam before the rest of the crew. It was worth it as AEI engineers were fitting the T50MH, so...
Forum: The Radio Room 10th January 2020, 19:27
Replies: 36
Views: 2,929
Posted By david.hopcroft
I think Denholms were favourite for appointing...

I think Denholms were favourite for appointing Junior RO's. I Joined the Naess Sovereign/GHFJ 4th April 1963 (the Chief RO wanted to do a Tax year), paid off 2nd December 1963 and flew home on a...
Forum: The Radio Room 13th November 2019, 16:21
Replies: 24
Views: 3,657
Posted By david.hopcroft
Sorry Larry. I meant where we sent them on to. ...

Sorry Larry. I meant where we sent them on to. Quite likely to GKA ?

David
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Forum: Historic Shipping lines and Ships 27th October 2019, 18:22
Replies: 9
Views: 4,171
Posted By david.hopcroft
Back to my #4...

Back to my #4 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=4) , one dark and stormy night during that brief passage, I used the rotating loop DF every hour to get cross...
Forum: The Radio Room 21st October 2019, 19:10
Replies: 76
Views: 10,436
Posted By david.hopcroft
I had a valve tester on my last ship. Had never...

I had a valve tester on my last ship. Had never seen one before, but it turned out to be part of the Chief Eng's gear and the installers didn't know where it was meant to go. I saw off a couple of...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 18th October 2019, 19:09
Replies: 26
Views: 3,719
Posted By david.hopcroft
I am weary of answering the phone to find a...

I am weary of answering the phone to find a recording telling me my BT broadband is about to be shut down. I have come to realise that if you wait before answering you will be down the list of...
Forum: The Radio Room 16th October 2019, 11:47
Replies: 24
Views: 3,657
Posted By david.hopcroft
I should have said that this was GKZ. The 958's...

I should have said that this was GKZ. The 958's replaced in-house PO built RXs and Mercury's. They were also 'magic' for us, but actually it was because they - the Mercury's and PO RX's - were not...
Forum: The Radio Room 15th October 2019, 19:05
Replies: 24
Views: 3,657
Posted By david.hopcroft
We knew them as Eddystone EC958's, which were...

We knew them as Eddystone EC958's, which were used for RT calls. Note the 'round thing' that we stuck a finger in and rotated to connect a call !!!

David
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Forum: The Radio Room 14th October 2019, 19:13
Replies: 24
Views: 3,657
Posted By david.hopcroft
We received a flag and certificate for forwarding...

We received a flag and certificate for forwarding AMVERs but sadly don't remember where they went to.

David
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Forum: Historic Shipping lines and Ships 9th October 2019, 19:13
Replies: 9
Views: 4,171
Posted By david.hopcroft
My only experience of Stricks was on the...

My only experience of Stricks was on the Gorjistan, as RO relief on a light ship coasting trip Hull - Liverpool north about. It was certainly a little 'formal' though. I came down for breakfast the...
Forum: The Radio Room 7th October 2019, 19:25
Replies: 37
Views: 4,376
Posted By david.hopcroft
Ref my post at #17...

Ref my post at #17 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=17) , the 'advantage' of the rotating loop was that you knew the ships head and so where you should be looking....
Forum: The Radio Room 30th September 2019, 19:14
Replies: 37
Views: 4,376
Posted By david.hopcroft
I also used one of these once when coasting...

I also used one of these once when coasting Hull-Liverpool light ship north about, somewhere off the Dornoch Firth. 'Twas a dark and stormy night' quite literally and produced quite good cocked hats...
Forum: The Radio Room 29th September 2019, 18:58
Replies: 37
Views: 4,376
Posted By david.hopcroft
This one was an AEI Fixed BT loop. I guess one of...

This one was an AEI Fixed BT loop. I guess one of the wires - not the mast stays - would be the sense aerial.

I did actually use it in anger once. We stopped mid-Indian Ocean to transfer a...
Forum: The Radio Room 11th September 2019, 19:21
Replies: 30
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Views: 2,993
Posted By david.hopcroft
The thing is though, we all took it down and...

The thing is though, we all took it down and trundled it through to the bridge !!

David
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Forum: The Radio Room 2nd September 2019, 19:25
Replies: 19
Views: 3,402
Posted By david.hopcroft
Ron......I thought you might know more about the...

Ron......I thought you might know more about the Transmitters. Both are wideband, but I was fairly sure there were 2 HS113's. There certainly were in later years. The unit far right was the drive...
Forum: The Radio Room 1st September 2019, 18:47
Replies: 19
Views: 3,402
Posted By david.hopcroft
Found another DSB receiver used at GKZ. This one...

Found another DSB receiver used at GKZ. This one is dated December 1969. The Ops position behind was for what we called the ISB or Rig point which used the 'LSB' frequency. The Transmitters were...
Forum: The Radio Room 31st August 2019, 17:30
Replies: 19
Views: 3,402
Posted By david.hopcroft
Are these the ones ?? David +

Are these the ones ??

David

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