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Forum: The Radio Room 21st August 2019, 12:15
Replies: 4
Views: 427
Posted By david.hopcroft
I don't remember exact dates when SSB came along,...

I don't remember exact dates when SSB came along, but 'I was there' at GKZ when equipment changes were made. Using DSB on MF RT afforded long range comms at night.

These are the DSB to SSB...
Forum: The Radio Room 12th August 2019, 19:12
Replies: 37
Views: 1,854
Posted By david.hopcroft
You pulled out a tuning slug - right out for...

You pulled out a tuning slug - right out for 16mhz - and cracked your head on it each time you got up from the chair to throw the switch to change the G12 from MF to HF !!

It was here - GWWJ ...
Forum: The Radio Room 12th August 2019, 11:11
Replies: 37
Views: 1,854
Posted By david.hopcroft
Ref #13...

Ref #13 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=13)

Wismajorvik..

Was it one of these ……... Seimens SB186 ?

David
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Forum: The Radio Room 8th August 2019, 19:22
Replies: 37
Views: 1,854
Posted By david.hopcroft
In the early 60's, my main MF Tx was a T10A, and...

In the early 60's, my main MF Tx was a T10A, and I really can't remember how many it had. Later whilst at GKZ our working frequency was 484. I never directed anyone, but the vast majority opted for...
Forum: The Radio Room 7th August 2019, 19:15
Replies: 79
Views: 14,664
Posted By david.hopcroft
Has anyone noticed that the reservoir and dam at...

Has anyone noticed that the reservoir and dam at Whaley Bridge is owned and maintained by The Canal and River Trust ??

David
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Forum: Cameras, Photography and Equipment 25th June 2019, 12:08
Replies: 6
Views: 831
Posted By david.hopcroft
Kalidor - Thanks for the info. I usually...

Kalidor - Thanks for the info.

I usually keep my TZ20 on the IA - Intelligent Auto - setting. In IA mode, the Menu Set, Set Up does not include Format. I have just discovered that if I go to the...
Forum: The Radio Room 23rd June 2019, 17:13
Replies: 23
Views: 1,497
Posted By david.hopcroft
Reception on my Lowe HF235 is also very poor at...

Reception on my Lowe HF235 is also very poor at present. I don't have a brilliant aerial system, but nothing much to hear at present.

I thought that SDR was Special Drawing Rights, which was a...
Forum: Cameras, Photography and Equipment 15th June 2019, 11:42
Replies: 6
Views: 831
Posted By david.hopcroft
Yes, Foca, am using Win10 plus updates. Windows...

Yes, Foca, am using Win10 plus updates. Windows tries, but fails to format drive E, and there is nothing in the TZ20 manual that is helpful. I should have said though, that if I connect the camera to...
Forum: Cameras, Photography and Equipment 14th June 2019, 19:13
Replies: 6
Views: 831
Posted By david.hopcroft
Panasonic TZ20

When I try to download pictures direct from the Card to my PC, Windows advises I must format the card. Windows is unable to do this, and so far, I cannot find anything in the TZ20 setup menu that...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 14th June 2019, 19:08
Replies: 1
Views: 445
Posted By david.hopcroft
AIS Views

I live near to the Humber Estuary. There are very often quite a few tankers seen on AIS to be waiting at the Spurn anchorage, and perhaps even more anchored off Southwold. However, when looking at...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 3rd June 2019, 19:00
Replies: 25
Views: 2,611
Posted By david.hopcroft
If available.........the bow thruster should...

If available.........the bow thruster should have taken it away from the berth ?

David
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Forum: The Radio Room 20th May 2019, 19:12
Replies: 471
Views: 62,099
Posted By david.hopcroft
Worked PJC a few times on the Bitumen run. This...

Worked PJC a few times on the Bitumen run. This was leaving the berth and starting to head out passed the pontoon bridge. There is some sort of aerial system visible on the left, so wonder if that...
Forum: The Radio Room 16th May 2019, 18:56
Replies: 21
Views: 2,053
Posted By david.hopcroft
How about QSB. Rather a bit like myself these...

How about QSB. Rather a bit like myself these days.....Your signals are fading !!

David
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Forum: The Radio Room 15th May 2019, 19:15
Replies: 21
Views: 2,053
Posted By david.hopcroft
Don't know. I salvaged that one from GKZ for some...

Don't know. I salvaged that one from GKZ for some obscure reason. Must look out some equally obscure Q codes !!

David
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Forum: The Radio Room 14th May 2019, 19:35
Replies: 21
Views: 2,053
Posted By david.hopcroft
The 1982 Manual for Maritime Mobile lists YZ...

The 1982 Manual for Maritime Mobile lists

YZ - The words that follow are in plain language.

There you go then !!!

David
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Forum: The Galley 3rd May 2019, 12:24
Replies: 23
Views: 6,670
Posted By david.hopcroft
The Shell Bitumen carrier 'Partula' was midships...

The Shell Bitumen carrier 'Partula' was midships for the Mates and me - R/O. After leaving Curacao for Dublin, we encountered a hurricane - or a bit of it - and were running just ahead it it. The...
Forum: The Galley 1st May 2019, 19:22
Replies: 23
Views: 6,670
Posted By david.hopcroft
Always had great admiration for the Cook on the...

Always had great admiration for the Cook on the Marchon Trader in early 1964. I remember seeing about 4 or 5 large pans wedged on the galley stove with a small amount of soup in each one, so it...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 26th April 2019, 19:19
Replies: 36
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Views: 2,616
Posted By david.hopcroft
I have an HP Envy 5640 printer. I have found that...

I have an HP Envy 5640 printer. I have found that the best and cheapest place to get cartridges is from the HP shop. They generally arrive next day with free delivery. Which is better than driving 20...
Forum: Ship Research 22nd April 2019, 19:14
Replies: 7
Views: 612
Posted By david.hopcroft
Jay. This was the Shell tanker Partula finishing...

Jay. This was the Shell tanker Partula finishing discharging bitumen at Baltimore in 1964. I seem to remember it was quite a distance south of town as we had quite a walk to the terminal gates then...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 1st April 2019, 19:26
Replies: 99
Views: 11,182
Posted By david.hopcroft
Though not seen in this shot, I did rig the...

Though not seen in this shot, I did rig the lifeboat set during our 'trip' around the bay, and even remembered to throw the earth over the side. It was the yellow cube Solas set, but can't remember a...
Forum: Ship Research 29th March 2019, 19:54
Replies: 6
Views: 715
Posted By david.hopcroft
This view as the Empire Might is in the gallery ...

This view as the Empire Might is in the gallery

David
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Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 27th March 2019, 13:10
Replies: 14
Views: 2,226
Posted By david.hopcroft
Not quite in the same league, but this first...

Not quite in the same league, but this first thumbnail is a painting on a postage stamp. This second is the most serious weather photo I took whilst onboard.

David
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Forum: Ship Research 19th March 2019, 20:31
Replies: 5
Views: 701
Posted By david.hopcroft
I did a brief coastal trip from Hull to...

I did a brief coastal trip from Hull to Liverpool, northabout, as RO in March 1964. The call sign was GHQJ, and I remember that the view from the RO's cabin ports was the main whistle on the funnel....
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 12th March 2019, 20:04
Replies: 36
Views: 3,009
Posted By david.hopcroft
How many of the passengers actually get to see...

How many of the passengers actually get to see the sea during a cruise ?

David
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Forum: Ship Research 6th March 2019, 19:15
Replies: 40
Views: 20,755
Posted By david.hopcroft
The 1963 list of c/s shows GBQM as CYPRIAN PRINCE...

The 1963 list of c/s shows GBQM as CYPRIAN PRINCE

It has no listing for OFAU



David
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