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Forum: The Radio Room 6th January 2012, 12:47
Replies: 420
Views: 84,068
Posted By roythwa
Sure do swotting theory at night eventually did a...

Sure do swotting theory at night eventually did a practical during my leave. I was hungry for electronics

Finishe my last course at age 56 with computing with distinction.

Loved doing that...
Forum: The Radio Room 6th January 2012, 12:42
Replies: 420
Views: 84,068
Posted By roythwa
Yeh Well we sailed away from the ladies. It was...

Yeh Well we sailed away from the ladies. It was a free education of the world.

Settled in NSW thank god now that the UK is orribel
Forum: The Radio Room 7th February 2011, 15:27
Replies: 23
Views: 3,310
Posted By roythwa
Well so much for going on I had warnings when...

Well so much for going on I had warnings when sailing with AWA in the 1960's as they changed the loading habits firstly with the coal turnarounds. Not much shore leave for a married bloke. Off I...
Forum: The Radio Room 6th January 2011, 15:01
Replies: 49
Views: 4,922
Posted By roythwa
Yeh well I had Lasik Surgery around 1999 cost me...

Yeh well I had Lasik Surgery around 1999 cost me 5 grand.

HoHo(Fly)



Roy
Forum: The Radio Room 6th January 2011, 14:53
Replies: 49
Views: 4,922
Posted By roythwa
They used to tell us it was Morse wrist and we...

They used to tell us it was Morse wrist and we would get over it so we did sorry old chum if you suffered but I thought that I was just using muscles that weren't used to it and after a bit was OK
...
Forum: Royal Navy 6th January 2011, 14:21
Replies: 78
Views: 10,025
Posted By roythwa
Wot Oh what about giving the Ark to Australia the...

Wot Oh what about giving the Ark to Australia the dumbos here are still working on the Joint Strike Fighter. China is building Aircraft Carriers and god know what else. Will we have to wait until...
Forum: The Radio Room 17th December 2010, 12:49
Replies: 24
Views: 2,445
Posted By roythwa
Its the last Superman before you was R/O ! I...

Its the last Superman before you was R/O !

I got better as the voyage wore on like everyone.
Forum: Ships & the Breakers 12th November 2010, 05:33
Replies: 38
Views: 5,646
Posted By roythwa
I used to load on Lee Wharf there used to be...

I used to load on Lee Wharf there used to be wheat at Carrington. Soo long ago

Roy
Forum: Royal Navy 20th October 2010, 11:31
Replies: 78
Views: 10,025
Posted By roythwa
Well Australia could do with an aircraft carrier...

Well Australia could do with an aircraft carrier so why not donate it.

As for the lads laid off go down to Aust House they don't insult their forces here
Forum: Esso Tankers 16th October 2010, 11:47
Replies: 137
Views: 59,271
Posted By roythwa
There is a separate page for the Esso Durham I...

There is a separate page for the Esso Durham I was sparky on the Oxford when she blew her sides out Full details there do you know who was the Junior Sparks at that time?

Roy
Forum: The Radio Room 8th August 2010, 09:53
Replies: 420
Views: 84,068
Posted By roythwa
The Esso Tanker that blew her sides out in the...

The Esso Tanker that blew her sides out in the Bay of Biscay is the then Junior around

Roy
Forum: The Radio Room 8th August 2010, 09:49
Replies: 420
Views: 84,068
Posted By roythwa
I didn't go to that posh building ours was up a...

I didn't go to that posh building ours was up a fire escape in a back road

Regards ROY(Smoke)
Forum: Computers and The Internet 27th July 2010, 11:53
Replies: 47
Views: 7,486
Posted By roythwa
Best way is to stick a hard drive in a tower and...

Best way is to stick a hard drive in a tower and use norton backup its automatic

Other than that you can get a cheap usb hard drive


Best


Roy
Forum: Ship Research 16th May 2010, 13:11
Replies: 37
Views: 14,520
Posted By roythwa
Hello Gordy from Sparky how are you travelling Do...

Hello Gordy from Sparky how are you travelling Do you live in NSW really looking for some mates to yarn to.

All the Best

Roy Thwaites
Forum: The Radio Room 16th May 2010, 12:29
Replies: 420
Views: 84,068
Posted By roythwa
Oh Yeh many a night after watch studying the tv...

Oh Yeh many a night after watch studying the tv lessons never did pass did some work when on leave for a TV company and learned more by doing finished up getting a first in color TV then lots of...
Forum: The Radio Room 25th April 2010, 20:40
Replies: 148
Views: 26,782
Posted By roythwa
Funny thing I always knew I was joining Marconi ....

Funny thing I always knew I was joining Marconi . Off to the quacks and got stuck full of needles this was 1956 then I got mail to join Esso Oxford then high out of the water at Southampton. First...
Forum: Ship Research 17th April 2010, 17:55
Replies: 37
Views: 14,520
Posted By roythwa
I think the om became marine super I remember...

I think the om became marine super I remember writing them for references as AWA would not give one. Tried to go back so years later and found sparks were all gone replaced by machines. Tried the...
Forum: Ship Research 9th April 2010, 16:44
Replies: 37
Views: 14,520
Posted By roythwa
I had a great time on the Timbarra the Talinga...

I had a great time on the Timbarra the Talinga was her sister ship. We always had strikes in Newcastle the BHP went away to Port Kembla. The Newcastle BHP was something to behold in the 90's I...
Forum: Ships & the Breakers 9th April 2010, 16:28
Replies: 38
Views: 5,646
Posted By roythwa
I even remember loading on the wharf at the...

I even remember loading on the wharf at the carrington end of lee wharf old wooden railway trucks good ol days

Roy
Forum: Computers and The Internet 9th April 2010, 15:50
Replies: 47
Views: 7,486
Posted By roythwa
Hi Mike yeah there seems to be stuff on the site...

Hi Mike yeah there seems to be stuff on the site but they don't tell anyone. The other day perusing a computer mag got a tiny url link so I looked and found a nice dos box with lots of commands on...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 7th April 2010, 08:16
Replies: 47
Views: 7,486
Posted By roythwa
Yeah I have a couple of old drives in the shed...

Yeah I have a couple of old drives in the shed come garage I used to do a lot of work in there crikey it was awful conditions, but we had a couple of recessions. I still have memories of birds...
Forum: The Radio Room 7th April 2010, 06:53
Replies: 130
Views: 17,011
Posted By roythwa
I first sailed on the Esso Oxford the old Man and...

I first sailed on the Esso Oxford the old Man and the Chief Sparky were puzzled by the Radar nor working when I said there was water in the waveguide the chief stared up the top of the mast (it...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 20th March 2010, 11:06
Replies: 47
Views: 7,486
Posted By roythwa
Dunno I run Vista and have very few probs. Thing...

Dunno I run Vista and have very few probs. Thing is not to run old apps that you dearly love. The API dont like it.

Use Linux for best results I was surprised by how fast it loads and u can...
Forum: J & J Denholm 22nd February 2010, 15:33
Replies: 13
Views: 4,675
Posted By roythwa
mv BROOMPARK ...

mv BROOMPARK
________________________________________
built by Charles Connell & Company
Scotstoun,
Yard No 484
Engines by Barclay Curle & Co Glasgow ...
Forum: J & J Denholm 22nd February 2010, 15:28
Replies: 13
Views: 4,675
Posted By roythwa
mv BROOMPARK ...

mv BROOMPARK
________________________________________
built by Charles Connell & Company
Scotstoun,
Yard No 484
Engines by Barclay Curle & Co Glasgow ...
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