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Search: Posts Made By: Ron Stringer
Forum: The Radio Room Yesterday, 10:14
Replies: 23
Views: 893
Posted By Ron Stringer
I have been out of the CCIR/ITU/IMO loop for a...

I have been out of the CCIR/ITU/IMO loop for a couple of decades now but I recall that 2187.5 kHz was designated as the mandatory DSC distress and safety alerting/watchkeeping frequency for GMDSS...
Forum: The Engine Room 14th July 2019, 15:00
Replies: 50
Views: 4,350
Posted By Ron Stringer
#49...

#49 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=49) sounds just like all seatrials of merchant ships that I went on during the 1960s/'70s and '80s while working as a radio...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 9th July 2019, 22:32
Replies: 18
Views: 861
Posted By Ron Stringer
I'm not sure how you would decide which is the...

I'm not sure how you would decide which is the best printer but I can recommend Brother printers. The are competitive in price, very reliable and their own branded inks are far less expensive than...
Forum: Vendor Deals 8th July 2019, 19:01
Replies: 2
Views: 166
Posted By Ron Stringer
Select 'Forum' and then scroll down until you see...

Select 'Forum' and then scroll down until you see 'Stormy Weather'. Click on that and you see listed all the threads on that forum, including the BBC Licence fee thread.
Forum: The Radio Room 8th July 2019, 08:44
Replies: 15
Views: 944
Posted By Ron Stringer
It wasn't just the use of 'open' antenna feeders...

It wasn't just the use of 'open' antenna feeders (copper tubing) between the transmitter and the external antenna that caused such phenomena. Satisfactory grounding (earthing) of the transmitter was...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 6th July 2019, 09:42
Replies: 14
Views: 765
Posted By Ron Stringer
During prolonged trials of ss Regent Pembroke on...

During prolonged trials of ss Regent Pembroke on the Newbiggin measured mile, off the Northumberland coast, she could not achieve the design/contract speed. There was talk of taking her round to the...
Forum: The Radio Room 28th June 2019, 12:51
Replies: 30
Views: 1,835
Posted By Ron Stringer
The Marconi Apollo receiver was the handiwork of...

The Marconi Apollo receiver was the handiwork of receiver design engineer Frank Barker and his assistant Peter Pedlar, both now long-deceased. They also designed the Lodestar series of automatic...
Forum: The Radio Room 25th June 2019, 23:44
Replies: 23
Views: 1,202
Posted By Ron Stringer
You are showing your age David. Both K-H but...

You are showing your age David. Both K-H but Situation Display came far later.
Forum: Ship Research 22nd June 2019, 10:58
Replies: 53
Views: 2,942
Posted By Ron Stringer
Films at Sea

This is a topic that has come up at intervals since the very beginning of SN. Some of the earlier postings can be seen here...
Forum: Ship Research 14th June 2019, 18:54
Replies: 9
Views: 699
Posted By Ron Stringer
Sorry to hear that Brian.

Sorry to hear that Brian.
Forum: Ship Research 10th June 2019, 09:31
Replies: 9
Views: 699
Posted By Ron Stringer
The IMO (International Maritime Organisation - an...

The IMO (International Maritime Organisation - an agency of the UN) number is a unique identity assigned to the ship at construction and retained for life, regardless of the ship's name or country of...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 22nd May 2019, 20:00
Replies: 36
Ink
Views: 2,198
Posted By Ron Stringer
Most inkjet printers have a 'clean cartridges'...

Most inkjet printers have a 'clean cartridges' program in their 'Tools' or 'Maintenance' menu for use in just such circumstances. In normal use the clean cartridges facility should be used only...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 17th May 2019, 19:02
Replies: 35
Views: 3,170
Posted By Ron Stringer
Hope that the same 'standards' are to be applied...

Hope that the same 'standards' are to be applied to MPs and members of the House of Lords.
Forum: The Radio Room 13th May 2019, 14:37
Replies: 21
Views: 1,799
Posted By Ron Stringer
Maybe it is “age related” David. The code was...

Maybe it is “age related” David. The code was used by means of lights or flags, not only between ships or ships and shore facilities but even with aircraft. During the “Cuban missile crisis“ ships...
Forum: The Galley 2nd May 2019, 22:53
Replies: 23
Views: 6,201
Posted By Ron Stringer
Although built in 1964, the bridge and navigating...

Although built in 1964, the bridge and navigating officers' accommodation of the 63,000 dwt tanker ss "Regent Pembroke" was amid-ships. The saloon and galley and the rest of the ship's complement...
Forum: Model Ships 28th April 2019, 12:47
Replies: 10
Views: 902
Posted By Ron Stringer
Computer and model shops sell aerosol cans of...

Computer and model shops sell aerosol cans of compressed air for blowing dust away. Will remove dust but probably won't get dirt out of sails.
Forum: The Engine Room 23rd April 2019, 16:16
Replies: 82
Views: 9,541
Posted By Ron Stringer
Surely not at Alfred Holt's! I was led to...

Surely not at Alfred Holt's! I was led to believe (including by many posters on SN) that paragon of British shipping could do no wrong. (Jester)
Forum: The Radio Room 17th April 2019, 20:28
Replies: 32
Views: 8,526
Posted By Ron Stringer
Oh my god, don't they look young. We were once...

Oh my god, don't they look young. We were once like that!
Forum: Ship Research 15th April 2019, 20:15
Replies: 36
Views: 5,541
Posted By Ron Stringer
Find any post by Paul and click on his name (top,...

Find any post by Paul and click on his name (top, left-hand side of the post). A menu will appear from which you select 'View This Member's Profile' and click on it.

At the top of the profile...
Forum: Ship Research 14th April 2019, 21:11
Replies: 36
Views: 5,541
Posted By Ron Stringer
David, paulthebarge has not been on Ships...

David,

paulthebarge has not been on Ships Nostalgia since July last year. Suggest that you try to contact him using the SN site's email or Private Message facilities.

Good luck
Forum: Esso Tankers 13th April 2019, 20:24
Replies: 5
Views: 6,203
Posted By Ron Stringer
You need to read up about the man, Dickyboy. He...

You need to read up about the man, Dickyboy. He wasn't interested in PR and didn't even care much about people. A bit of a recluse, he maintained a stronger interest in rodents.
Forum: The Radio Room 13th April 2019, 14:46
Replies: 27
Views: 4,110
Posted By Ron Stringer
All information for inclusion in the Mariner had...

All information for inclusion in the Mariner had to be submitted at least 6 weeks before the publication date. Sadly everyone involved in the production of the magazine is long dead so I can't tell...
Forum: The Radio Room 12th April 2019, 10:39
Replies: 76
Views: 13,721
Posted By Ron Stringer
Stan McNally

Heard good news today. Stan's recovery after his speech is progressing well. He is now home, is able to talk again and is even using the telephone. Memory is recovering slowly but he is now able...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 9th April 2019, 11:24
Replies: 75
Views: 6,578
Posted By Ron Stringer
Demand a refund! (Jester)

Demand a refund! (Jester)
Forum: The Bridge 6th April 2019, 16:22
Replies: 57
Views: 3,874
Posted By Ron Stringer
The generic term is brandy - cognac is but one...

The generic term is brandy - cognac is but one variant.

When on holiday in the Pyrenees, when invited by an elderly waiter in a hotel restaurant if I would like to order a 'digestif', I was unwise...
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