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Search: Posts Made By: King Ratt
Forum: The Radio Room 19th February 2020, 14:40
Replies: 18
Views: 523
Posted By King Ratt
I worked an RT QSO way back in 1964 from the...

I worked an RT QSO way back in 1964 from the Indian Ocean direct to UK using a 25 Mhz frequency. I seem to remember having to send an Atel??? To Portishead to arrange this. QSO started with...
Forum: J & J Denholm 11th February 2020, 18:22
Replies: 236
Views: 51,162
Posted By King Ratt
RFA Reliant fondly known and remembered as “the...

RFA Reliant fondly known and remembered as “the yacht”.
Forum: Ship Research 1st February 2020, 16:33
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By King Ratt
If only!

If only!
Forum: The Radio Room 24th January 2020, 12:12
Replies: 53
Views: 3,334
Posted By King Ratt
RFAs were supplied with the Marconi/Bush TV which...

RFAs were supplied with the Marconi/Bush TV which handled SECAM, PAL and NTSC formats. Reckoned NTSC meant Never The Same Colour. They were big heavy units and I spent a lot of time carting them...
Forum: The Radio Room 14th January 2020, 20:16
Replies: 106
Views: 13,777
Posted By King Ratt
Myself with RFA Pearleaf’s brand new Decca TM629....

Myself with RFA Pearleaf’s brand new Decca TM629. Year 1968.
Forum: The Radio Room 5th January 2020, 22:15
Replies: 106
Views: 13,777
Posted By King Ratt
I recall being on the bridge of RFA Tidesurge mid...

I recall being on the bridge of RFA Tidesurge mid sixties. As we made our way out into the Malacca Straits from Singapore Naval Base Captain Telfer reaches over and switched off the radar with the...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 8th November 2019, 18:36
Replies: 257
Views: 41,151
Posted By King Ratt
Lancastrian sadly crossed the bar a couple of...

Lancastrian sadly crossed the bar a couple of years ago.

KR
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 16th October 2019, 15:35
Replies: 257
Views: 41,151
Posted By King Ratt
Mr Philip, my Latin teacher had a similar...

Mr Philip, my Latin teacher had a similar version.

Caesar et sum jam forte,
Brutus et erat,
Caesar sic in omnibus,
Brutus sic in at.

Why is it I recall that after some 60 years but fail to...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 15th October 2019, 21:31
Replies: 257
Views: 41,151
Posted By King Ratt
Hello Pat. I sailed with Lancastrian in Resource...

Hello Pat. I sailed with Lancastrian in Resource in 1981. He was a well respected Choff then. A fine shipmate possessed of a good sense of humour and in addition an accomplished pianist! There was...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 12th October 2019, 22:56
Replies: 257
Views: 41,151
Posted By King Ratt
Sadly Lancastrian crossed the bar a few years...

Sadly Lancastrian crossed the bar a few years ago. A sad loss for sure.
Forum: Say Hello 27th September 2019, 14:00
Replies: 3
Views: 451
Posted By King Ratt
Enjoy the site Dave, also Shipping History is...

Enjoy the site Dave, also Shipping History is worth a visit. No need to watch TV. Plenty stuff here to keep you entertained.
Forum: The Radio Room 27th September 2019, 13:54
Replies: 37
Views: 3,379
Posted By King Ratt
Bellini-Tosi fixed DF loop. Often feeding Marconi...

Bellini-Tosi fixed DF loop. Often feeding Marconi Lodestone or Lodestar equipment.
Forum: The Radio Room 31st August 2019, 18:46
Replies: 19
Views: 2,893
Posted By King Ratt
RFAs were equipped with Marconi NT204...

RFAs were equipped with Marconi NT204 transmitters aka Naval Type 640. First one I sailed with was in RFA Tidesurge in 1968. The maximum power output was about 750 watts to a whip antenna. Much use...
Forum: The Radio Room 17th August 2019, 12:33
Replies: 25
Views: 2,785
Posted By King Ratt
Congratulations on your new appointment. Is she a...

Congratulations on your new appointment. Is she a single screw job?
Forum: Royal Fleet Auxiliary 9th August 2019, 20:48
Replies: 8
Views: 2,320
Posted By King Ratt
Goodbye to the Rover Class. Nice jobs to serve...

Goodbye to the Rover Class. Nice jobs to serve in. Thanks to Bob Tulip for his rendition and words to the following:-

https://youtu.be/DSowcHzDCuI
Forum: Bank Line 31st July 2019, 10:23
Replies: 26
Views: 3,589
Posted By King Ratt
My favourites would be Singapore, Hong Kong,...

My favourites would be Singapore, Hong Kong, Subic Bay, then West to Seychelles, Rio de Janeiro and New Orleans. Last of all my home port, the small fishing town of Kirkcudbright.
Forum: The Radio Room 21st July 2019, 15:49
Replies: 26
Views: 3,185
Posted By King Ratt
When I at the age of 17 joined our local...

When I at the age of 17 joined our local lifeboat, the coxswain would phone Charlie George Holyhead just prior to launch. He was always told we will hear you on 137.5 when you are afloat.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 6th July 2019, 12:57
Replies: 16
Views: 2,359
Posted By King Ratt
It’s in the song. Here’s the link. ...

It’s in the song. Here’s the link.
https://youtu.be/xJkjnSdWWbo


KR
Forum: BP Shipping 1st July 2019, 10:28
Replies: 32
Views: 7,213
Posted By King Ratt
He used to tell me, a Scot, that he had an uncle...

He used to tell me, a Scot, that he had an uncle on Socchy Hall street in Glesga. Delivered in a Scottish accent.
Forum: The Radio Room 26th June 2019, 16:03
Replies: 32
Views: 3,464
Posted By King Ratt
Sailed with an SDR radar in RFA Olwen. Dreadful...

Sailed with an SDR radar in RFA Olwen. Dreadful device.
Forum: Ship Research 26th June 2019, 10:31
Replies: 53
Views: 6,086
Posted By King Ratt
Film delivery for the RFA ships in Singapore...

Film delivery for the RFA ships in Singapore circa 1967. The tin boxes contain the Royal Naval Film Corporation movie reels. Some films very up to date at the time including James Bond ones. In later...
Forum: Elder Dempster 23rd June 2019, 10:50
Replies: 6
Views: 976
Posted By King Ratt
The nights are fairly drawing in.

The nights are fairly drawing in.
Forum: Royal Fleet Auxiliary 21st June 2019, 18:52
Replies: 5
Views: 841
Posted By King Ratt
Hi Tony. Always happy to help. I was out in the...

Hi Tony. Always happy to help. I was out in the Far East 1977/78 in Sir Percivale and used the Kiwi Naval Stations frequently. Both yourselves and VHK and VHM were a delight to work. Paul...
Forum: Royal Fleet Auxiliary 21st June 2019, 10:47
Replies: 5
Views: 841
Posted By King Ratt
Hello Tony. The landing ships only became...

Hello Tony.

The landing ships only became RFAs in Mar 70. I joined Sir Galahad/GSLA in Singapore at that time. Prior to that these ships were managed by British India. Where Percivale/GVTA was...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 30th May 2019, 13:10
Replies: 264
Views: 72,027
Posted By King Ratt
Hello Ian I was in Fort Toronto in the FI...

Hello Ian

I was in Fort Toronto in the FI from Feb to Jun 1983 with the Naval Comms Party 1750. I do remember your dad, a pleasant fellow and easy to get along with. Brian Sanderson was the...
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