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Search: Posts Made By: Ron Stringer
Forum: Say Hello 11th October 2019, 23:03
Replies: 2
Views: 143
Posted By Ron Stringer
Welcome aboard Pete, Have a look at the...

Welcome aboard Pete,

Have a look at the site's Help page for a start - HERE (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/faq.php)
Forum: The Radio Room 11th October 2019, 07:51
Replies: 41
Views: 2,397
Posted By Ron Stringer
Once I became technical manager at MIMCo I...

Once I became technical manager at MIMCo I stopped all that 3-phase nonsense. It had never made sense to me - after all, the Crusader required less power than our kettle at home and we didn't have a...
Forum: The Radio Room 10th October 2019, 10:12
Replies: 41
Views: 2,397
Posted By Ron Stringer
As has been said, the Alert operated from 24V and...

As has been said, the Alert operated from 24V and met the regulatory requirements (if maybe not the operational requirements) for a 500 kHz emergency and watch-keeping receiver. It was designed to...
Forum: The Radio Room 8th October 2019, 09:56
Replies: 41
Views: 2,397
Posted By Ron Stringer
Michael. That's a hell of a lot better than...

Michael.

That's a hell of a lot better than the antennas presented by most new-builds in the 1990s when that transmitter came out!

Make sure you have good earthing and with that transmitter,...
Forum: The Radio Room 7th October 2019, 13:29
Replies: 37
Views: 1,949
Posted By Ron Stringer
The ship didn't have to rotate "on the spot", it...

The ship didn't have to rotate "on the spot", it was sufficient to steam around slowly in a circle, whilst the visual observer and the DF equipment operator took and recorded simultaneous bearings at...
Forum: Ship Research 3rd October 2019, 18:02
Replies: 7
Views: 348
Posted By Ron Stringer
Be aware that prior to 1982 IMO did not exist,...

Be aware
that prior to 1982 IMO did not exist, being created that year from the UN's Intergovernmental Maritime Consultative Organisation. The organisation did not begin issuing IMO numbers to...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 2nd October 2019, 11:27
Replies: 44
Views: 5,275
Posted By Ron Stringer
Things may be looking up ...

Things may be looking up

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/oct/01/harland-and-wolff-saved-from-closure-in-6m-rescue-deal
Forum: The Radio Room 29th September 2019, 23:40
Replies: 32
Views: 2,492
Posted By Ron Stringer
Well the original delivery notes accompanying the...

Well the original delivery notes accompanying the equipments to the ship would have had the serial numbers recorded on them. A copy would have been kept in the Supplies Department or depot stores...
Forum: The Radio Room 28th September 2019, 19:14
Replies: 37
Views: 1,949
Posted By Ron Stringer
David, With the "Lodestone 3" DF, MIMCo...

David,

With the "Lodestone 3" DF, MIMCo introduced a B-T loop which was formed of two triangular aluminium loops. Sadly I can't lay hands on a photo but each loop was formed from T-section...
Forum: The Radio Room 28th September 2019, 19:02
Replies: 37
Views: 1,949
Posted By Ron Stringer
Not true John. The rod to which you are...

Not true John. The rod to which you are referring is a mechanical support, part of the arrangements for holding the two loops together and securing them to the base. The DF sense antenna was always...
Forum: The Radio Room 11th September 2019, 19:23
Replies: 29
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Views: 1,447
Posted By Ron Stringer
Guilty, but I don't know why I did - they were...

Guilty, but I don't know why I did - they were useless as weather reports and even worse as forecasts. Only needed a few references to sea monsters and unicorns to complete the picture.
Forum: The Radio Room 10th September 2019, 21:22
Replies: 29
Ctv
Views: 1,447
Posted By Ron Stringer
Phrases I recall are "gentle breezes" (hence the...

Phrases I recall are "gentle breezes" (hence the nickname of the station, "Gentle Jesus"), "mild zephyrs" and "smooth wavelets". And all the time it was blowing an absolute hooley on deck and we...
Forum: Coasters 6th September 2019, 09:58
Replies: 5
Views: 605
Posted By Ron Stringer
Apologies, I found the URL and that links to the...

Apologies, I found the URL and that links to the video. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rb794EwJitU&feature=youtu.be"]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rb794EwJitU&feature=youtube
Forum: Coasters 6th September 2019, 09:55
Replies: 5
Views: 605
Posted By Ron Stringer
I get the message "Video Unavailable" when I try...

I get the message "Video Unavailable" when I try to play that back via SN. Can you please post the URL for the video so that I can try another route?
Forum: The Radio Room 5th September 2019, 18:47
Replies: 178
Views: 34,675
Posted By Ron Stringer
No, we MIMCo men were above such things in my...

No, we MIMCo men were above such things in my day. Reserved for the likes of Blue Flue sparkies and othe Direct Employ guys (and gals, I suppose).
Forum: The Radio Room 5th September 2019, 11:46
Replies: 178
Views: 34,675
Posted By Ron Stringer
And I can honestly state that I have never been a...

And I can honestly state that I have never been a Chief Steward in my life.
Forum: The Radio Room 2nd September 2019, 20:36
Replies: 19
Views: 2,037
Posted By Ron Stringer
The 'Mercury' receiver was succeeded by two...

The 'Mercury' receiver was succeeded by two generations of receiver on MIMCo ship stations: firstly the 1950s 'Atalanta' and then the 1960s 'Apollo'. Seems odd to be using it at a coast station...
Forum: The Radio Room 1st September 2019, 21:25
Replies: 19
Views: 2,037
Posted By Ron Stringer
That receiver in the console looks very similar...

That receiver in the console looks very similar to the MIMCo 'Mercury, receiver from the 1950s.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 30th August 2019, 19:16
Replies: 40
Views: 4,728
Posted By Ron Stringer
Worse than that, from the report it would appear...

Worse than that, from the report it would appear that in the Royal Navy it is common on many ships to have a flood every week. Thank God I was in the Merchant Navy where in 6+ years on7 different...
Forum: The Radio Room 23rd August 2019, 22:01
Replies: 33
Views: 2,391
Posted By Ron Stringer
The Oceanspan VIIE was created to meet the need...

The Oceanspan VIIE was created to meet the need for a type-approved emergency transmitter that, in addition to the medium range 500 kHz/2182 kHz facilities of the Salvor III, could also provide long...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 22nd August 2019, 17:57
Replies: 82
Views: 24,931
Posted By Ron Stringer
Possibly the site owners/operators may have...

Possibly the site owners/operators may have failed to renew their site security licence. Your security system will detect this lack and be unable to verify the site and flag up this point. (In the...
Forum: Say Hello 20th August 2019, 17:00
Replies: 2
Views: 392
Posted By Ron Stringer
Welcome aboard Stan. Have a look here ...

Welcome aboard Stan. Have a look here (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/showthread.php?t=10834&highlight=Globtik+London)and you may see some names that you recognise.
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 19th August 2019, 13:13
Replies: 0
Views: 391
Posted By Ron Stringer
Barrington Pheloung

Surprised that no other 'Sparkies' picked up on the recent death of Barrington Pheloung, especially those from Oz. I have to say that I did eventually detect the morse code in the title music of the...
Forum: The Radio Room 16th August 2019, 10:42
Replies: 37
Views: 2,684
Posted By Ron Stringer
Routing Of Receiver Antennas Via Transmitters

I never sailed with, or went aboard to install or repair any Marconi radio station that routed any receiver antennas via the transmitter. I have seen photos of pre-WW2 installations where, at the...
Forum: The Radio Room 16th August 2019, 10:36
Replies: 37
Views: 2,684
Posted By Ron Stringer
SeaRover post #30...

SeaRover post #30 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=30)

It was probably the NT201 transmitter which was designed for military naval use but purchased and fitted...
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