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Search: Posts Made By: jimg0nxx
Forum: Ship Research 8th February 2020, 13:53
Replies: 20
Views: 2,148
Posted By jimg0nxx
Certainly phosphates. Carried full cargo of...

Certainly phosphates. Carried full cargo of phosphate from Casablanca to Whampoa, China on Runciman's Glenmoor mid sixties. Then just to add to the taste, bulk sugar Mackay Queensland to Silvertown...
Forum: The Radio Room 29th January 2020, 11:02
Replies: 153
Views: 21,146
Posted By jimg0nxx
Was not the canal run by the US Corps of...

Was not the canal run by the US Corps of Engineers or some such name? Therefore in effect the US Government, so the station was a US Government station run by the Navy.
Not sure on details but just...
Forum: Blue Star Line 18th December 2019, 15:35
Replies: 26
Views: 3,211
Posted By jimg0nxx
Yes that's the one, built at Bartrams in 1963. I...

Yes that's the one, built at Bartrams in 1963. I was on her late sixties and only left as she returned to UK and lost the tax year away. The crew were from Barbados and good cooks as you say.
Forum: Blue Star Line 10th December 2019, 12:36
Replies: 26
Views: 3,211
Posted By jimg0nxx
I did 15 months on America Star on the East Coast...

I did 15 months on America Star on the East Coast North America - Australia run. Must say don't ever remember any complaints about feeding, I would even say it was very good.
Forum: Cameras, Photography and Equipment 1st November 2019, 13:11
Replies: 22
Views: 3,910
Posted By jimg0nxx
Norm, if you have WiFi internet in your house,...

Norm, if you have WiFi internet in your house, any number of devices can be connected to it. If used outdoors you would probably require more data allowance on your phone. But you can connect to free...
Forum: P & O 10th August 2019, 13:27
Replies: 43
Views: 4,469
Posted By jimg0nxx
Sailed on Trecarrell 1963/64 before the merger...

Sailed on Trecarrell 1963/64 before the merger whilst she was still Hains. This was after the foc's'le had been raised. I joined her in Redheads drydock, so it is possible the alteration had been...
Forum: The Radio Room 8th August 2019, 11:52
Replies: 37
Views: 3,988
Posted By jimg0nxx
When I started in 1962 using the old Oceanspan...

When I started in 1962 using the old Oceanspan with a variable LC oscillator you could tune any MF frequency desired. On joining a ship so fitted I would note the readings on said oscillator and...
Forum: Blue Star Line 29th May 2019, 11:43
Replies: 17
Views: 3,969
Posted By jimg0nxx
Sorry to hear of the demise of this wonderful...

Sorry to hear of the demise of this wonderful website. As a Marconi R/O sailed on Lamport & Holt and Blue Star ships. Having been unable to access the site recently was hoping it was just a temporary...
Forum: The Radio Room 29th April 2019, 09:59
Replies: 11
Views: 1,774
Posted By jimg0nxx
When I joined Marconi in 1962 there was a list of...

When I joined Marconi in 1962 there was a list of and advice on buying uniform. I remember a warning against purchasing a "Bombay" cap badge. It was considered too ostentatious or gaudy. The few...
Forum: The Bridge 6th April 2019, 12:44
Replies: 57
Views: 7,202
Posted By jimg0nxx
(Applause)(Applause) Excellent answer Avraham!...

(Applause)(Applause)
Excellent answer Avraham! Could not stop laughing.
Forum: Say Hello 3rd April 2019, 10:32
Replies: 8
Views: 1,163
Posted By jimg0nxx
I was 3rd R/O on Devonia on her first season of...

I was 3rd R/O on Devonia on her first season of educational cruising in 1962. I am fairly sure there was no official photographer on board. On occasions there were press photographers on sections of...
Forum: The Radio Room 18th March 2019, 17:31
Replies: 27
Views: 5,289
Posted By jimg0nxx
Snap, lost track of time!

Snap, lost track of time!
Forum: The Radio Room 13th February 2019, 11:30
Replies: 12
Views: 2,433
Posted By jimg0nxx
As a Marconi R/O, I was with Runcimans prior to...

As a Marconi R/O, I was with Runcimans prior to and during their amalgamation with/takeover of Anchor. I know Anchor were IMR, but as far as I am aware all Runciman ships were Marconi.
Forum: The Radio Room 5th February 2019, 13:20
Replies: 30
Views: 4,605
Posted By jimg0nxx
As I remember it was 444 Kc/s.

As I remember it was 444 Kc/s.
Forum: The Radio Room 23rd September 2018, 13:37
Replies: 471
Views: 68,210
Posted By jimg0nxx
When I was into Amateur Radio worked all round...

When I was into Amateur Radio worked all round the world on Top Band (around 1830KHz) using Greyline. The furthest I worked was Auckland Island, SSW of New Zealand which is about as close to my...
Forum: The Radio Room 19th July 2018, 11:41
Replies: 26
Views: 2,080
Posted By jimg0nxx
Sailed on two MF only ships, but no need for HF...

Sailed on two MF only ships, but no need for HF as one on Middle Trade, Marwick Head of Henry Macgregor of Leith, got no further than Spain and Norway. The other was Royal Ulsterman, Glasgow -...
Forum: J & J Denholm 19th July 2018, 10:17
Replies: 71
Views: 9,383
Posted By jimg0nxx
You may be thinking of Morar, think she had some...

You may be thinking of Morar, think she had some sort of experimental gas turbine.
Forum: The Radio Room 22nd June 2018, 10:25
Replies: 203
Views: 36,821
Posted By jimg0nxx
My second ship was BI Educational Cruises...

My second ship was BI Educational Cruises Devonia/GTTV (ex Devonshire, Bibby Trooper). We ran cruises in conjunction with Dunera. Both callsigns sounded great. My first ship was Donaldson Line...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 23rd April 2018, 12:47
Replies: 27
Views: 4,132
Posted By jimg0nxx
Thanks for info Bob.

Thanks for info Bob.
Forum: Computers and The Internet 23rd April 2018, 10:36
Replies: 27
Views: 4,132
Posted By jimg0nxx
Bob, My version of Windows 10 is 1709, Build...

Bob,
My version of Windows 10 is 1709, Build 16299.371. To me this seems a more up to date version than Build 16299.309. Is this so?
Forum: The Radio Room 25th March 2018, 17:42
Replies: 77
Views: 11,813
Posted By jimg0nxx
Agree with that, saw them only once whilst at...

Agree with that, saw them only once whilst at sea, on a trip from Canada to Hull north about. Unbelievably beautiful!
Forum: The Radio Room 6th March 2018, 13:06
Replies: 21
Views: 3,252
Posted By jimg0nxx
I vaguely remember hearing of one being given a...

I vaguely remember hearing of one being given a float test in a ship's swimming pool. Not a very good result as the bottom of pool was cracked by the encounter and made unusable. Guess the R/O was...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 22nd February 2018, 10:19
Replies: 11
Views: 878
Posted By jimg0nxx
Only if he was right!

Only if he was right!
Forum: The Radio Room 19th February 2018, 10:30
Replies: 109
Views: 18,965
Posted By jimg0nxx
The book I started with in 1960 was a buff or...

The book I started with in 1960 was a buff or brown paper colour. IIRC the old phonetics were still in it, Able Baker etc.
Forum: The Radio Room 5th February 2018, 11:56
Replies: 32
Views: 4,508
Posted By jimg0nxx
I must have! After the next ad break the same...

I must have! After the next ad break the same thing happened. The first time I heard it, rewound to make sure I was'nt "just hearing things".
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