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Search: Posts Made By: Bob Murdoch
Forum: Royal Navy 13th August 2016, 09:30
Replies: 65
Views: 6,289
Posted By Bob Murdoch
(Jester) A quick phone call to Mr Putin offering...

(Jester) A quick phone call to Mr Putin offering a couple of naval bases and 2 or 3 air bases and I think NATO would be happy to extend membership.
cheers Bob.
Forum: The Radio Room 2nd July 2016, 10:31
Replies: 28
Views: 3,694
Posted By Bob Murdoch
We have Mr Microsoft here in Belgium, the usual...

We have Mr Microsoft here in Belgium, the usual eastern type accent and always in English. My response is to ask them if they understand English. Usually get some sort of 'I am speaking to you in...
Forum: Ferries 13th May 2016, 20:24
Replies: 24
Views: 3,599
Posted By Bob Murdoch
She was originally Queen Mary, but when the...

She was originally Queen Mary, but when the Cunarder was being named, it was agreed to change to QM 2 and let the other big Clyde girl have the QM name.
Cheers Bob
Forum: Ferries 11th May 2016, 20:28
Replies: 24
Views: 3,599
Posted By Bob Murdoch
More info please! She was the last Clyde steamer...

More info please! She was the last Clyde steamer I sailed on, Tighnabruigh to Greenock, 1970 something.
Thanks and cheers Bob
Forum: The Radio Room 28th April 2016, 12:19
Replies: 60
Views: 10,344
Posted By Bob Murdoch
Hi, Andy, I sat the first part of my 2nd Class ...

Hi, Andy,
I sat the first part of my 2nd Class PMG in December 1957. We had done nothing on spark txs but a couple of days before the exam it was realised by one of the lecturers (Corky Corcoran I...
Forum: Model Ships 15th April 2016, 09:34
Replies: 10
Views: 2,481
Posted By Bob Murdoch
May I add my congratulations on this fine work. ...

May I add my congratulations on this fine work.
It brings back memories of that day. I lived in Wellington and at first, most of us thought it was just Wellington living up to its' name. Windy...
Forum: The Radio Room 29th March 2016, 17:30
Replies: 3
Views: 860
Posted By Bob Murdoch
On the Tasso, Ellerman Wilson, in 23rd Dec 1959,...

On the Tasso, Ellerman Wilson, in 23rd Dec 1959, I was on my first solo trip. We had boileritis crossing the Bay in typical weather. The first I knew of it was getting told by the Old Man at...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 18th March 2016, 10:49
Replies: 40
Views: 4,384
Posted By Bob Murdoch
That is two of us for Hillary. Not that it...

That is two of us for Hillary. Not that it matters to the final choice (Jester)
Cheers Bob
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 18th March 2016, 09:46
Replies: 40
Views: 4,384
Posted By Bob Murdoch
Sir Edmund Hillary. First man to reach the...

Sir Edmund Hillary.
First man to reach the South Pole overland, since Robert Scott. And a thorough gentleman.
Cheers Bob
Forum: The Radio Room 22nd February 2016, 17:37
Replies: 85
Views: 11,431
Posted By Bob Murdoch
I have just finished re-reading Ian's MN series...

I have just finished re-reading Ian's MN series and can honestly say that I enjoyed them even more than the first time. They all got 5 star rating from me on Amazon.
Thanks Ian
Bob
Forum: The Radio Room 5th February 2016, 08:58
Replies: 55
Views: 7,372
Posted By Bob Murdoch
When I was a district radio inspector in...

When I was a district radio inspector in Whangarei, NZ in the early 1960s, every ship/boat with a RT had to have a certificated operator in charge of the set. This included pleasure boats, fishing...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 9th January 2016, 15:58
Replies: 27
Views: 5,682
Posted By Bob Murdoch
Did my first trip as solo Radio Officer on the...

Did my first trip as solo Radio Officer on the Tasso, December 1958 March 1959.
Great memories of a great tfip round the Med with a great team.
cheers Bob
Forum: The Radio Room 8th January 2016, 15:16
Replies: 40
Views: 6,575
Posted By Bob Murdoch
Great stuff Ron. Keep them coming Many thanks ...

Great stuff Ron. Keep them coming
Many thanks
Bob
Forum: The Radio Room 30th December 2015, 12:03
Replies: 32
Views: 5,242
Posted By Bob Murdoch
I dont think there is a definitive answer to...

I dont think there is a definitive answer to this. I knew guys who went direct employ in late 1950s early 1960s who had only 2nd Class but some of you blokes were turned away from these companies...
Forum: The Radio Room 26th December 2015, 12:11
Replies: 32
Views: 5,242
Posted By Bob Murdoch
I took my 2nd Dec 1957, I think we were the first...

I took my 2nd Dec 1957, I think we were the first to take the new 2 part exam. Obviously, I cant dispute what you took in 1956, but even when I started at Watt Memorial in 1956 we had two different...
Forum: The Radio Room 26th December 2015, 09:10
Replies: 32
Views: 5,242
Posted By Bob Murdoch
2nd Class two papers; 1st.Electricity and...

2nd Class two papers;
1st.Electricity and Magnetism
2nd Radio Theory.
Prior to 1957, these were taken at the same time as the morse, practical and Regs.
After then you had to pass the two...
Forum: The Radio Room 21st December 2015, 10:04
Replies: 32
Views: 5,242
Posted By Bob Murdoch
In the 1950s, NZ Shipping took guys with 2nd...

In the 1950s, NZ Shipping took guys with 2nd Class PMG. Brockelbank at that time insisted on a Radar ticket before promoting to CRO. They sent them to the Watt Memorial for that. Generally they...
Forum: Histories 17th November 2015, 14:55
Replies: 27
Views: 5,900
Posted By Bob Murdoch
You are so right, John. Knew I should have...

You are so right, John. Knew I should have looked in my downloads and not trusted my aging memory!
Cheers, Bob
Forum: Histories 17th November 2015, 08:51
Replies: 27
Views: 5,900
Posted By Bob Murdoch
Although proud to be Scots, I agree with your...

Although proud to be Scots, I agree with your post.
Britain was never a great military power, except at sea. Jutland acheived its aims. The German fleet never challenged again.
For a really good...
Forum: The Radio Room 4th November 2015, 16:36
Replies: 54
Views: 11,974
Posted By Bob Murdoch
Thanks John, She was younger than the Kauri. ...

Thanks John,
She was younger than the Kauri.
No mod cons on the Union ships, but good conditions otherwise
Cheers Bob
Forum: The Radio Room 4th November 2015, 08:14
Replies: 54
Views: 11,974
Posted By Bob Murdoch
Hi, John, was it the Kauri by any chance? I...

Hi, John,
was it the Kauri by any chance? I know she was sold up to HK about that time.
She was my first ship with the Union SS Co in 1960.
Cheers Bob
Forum: The Radio Room 30th September 2015, 10:54
Replies: 52
Views: 8,484
Posted By Bob Murdoch
What happens to Test Match Special. Please BBC...

What happens to Test Match Special. Please BBC dont close it down.
My morning would not be started properly if I could not listen to Farming Today. When they announce Tweet of the Day, it is...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 26th September 2015, 12:55
Replies: 7
Views: 1,604
Posted By Bob Murdoch
OK Just tried it out, fantastic. Just have to...

OK
Just tried it out, fantastic. Just have to learn how to drive it now. Many thanks
Cheers Bob
Forum: Computers and The Internet 26th September 2015, 12:25
Replies: 7
Views: 1,604
Posted By Bob Murdoch
Many thanks, I will try it out this afternoon, ...

Many thanks, I will try it out this afternoon,
cheers Bob
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 26th September 2015, 12:22
Replies: 6
Views: 2,011
Posted By Bob Murdoch
Thanks for the info,Bernard cheers Bob

Thanks for the info,Bernard
cheers Bob
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