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Search: Posts Made By: J. Davies
Forum: The Radio Room 5th August 2019, 22:48
Replies: 26
Views: 2,132
Posted By J. Davies
No I am not.

No I am not.
Forum: The Radio Room 19th July 2019, 02:24
Replies: 26
Views: 2,132
Posted By J. Davies
Still Sailing after 45 years here....No. Nobody...

Still Sailing after 45 years here....No. Nobody uses SSB intership anymore. Sorry. That is dead. VSAT, Iridium and simple mobile phone when within range is all that is required now. WhatsApp is king...
Forum: The Radio Room 18th July 2019, 21:07
Replies: 15
Views: 1,306
Posted By J. Davies
I never thought I could get all bleary-eyed and...

I never thought I could get all bleary-eyed and nostalgic over an old but rather magical lump of British technology.
Forum: The Radio Room 8th July 2019, 11:30
Replies: 15
Views: 1,306
Posted By J. Davies
Slightly off topic, a party trick which one...

Slightly off topic, a party trick which one captain particularly enjoyed was tuning up on 512 KHz or so with knee down on key, holding a lead pencil with the thumb on the blunt end towards the ...
Forum: The Radio Room 7th July 2019, 11:20
Replies: 30
Views: 2,568
Posted By J. Davies
Good day. I think Kweichow was Phemius,...

Good day. I think Kweichow was Phemius, sistership of Priam with the same radio gear. Priam went to Orient Overseas I believe. In fact Phemius was my last ship in Blue Funnel, sailing from Europe to...
Forum: The Radio Room 29th June 2019, 07:36
Replies: 30
Views: 2,568
Posted By J. Davies
Most vessels pre-GMDSS have either been scrapped...

Most vessels pre-GMDSS have either been scrapped or upgraded. In the 2000's I managed to get a few radio stations offloaded in Singapore for almost scrap value, through marine superintendents I know....
Forum: The Radio Room 28th June 2019, 10:33
Replies: 30
Views: 2,568
Posted By J. Davies
Re #8...

Re #8 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=8) . I would love to get my hands on an Apollo but they are as rare as hens teeth. I have never seen one on Ebay. The last...
Forum: The Radio Room 28th June 2019, 09:53
Replies: 30
Views: 2,568
Posted By J. Davies
I sailed on the Priam in 1982 after Swire bought...

I sailed on the Priam in 1982 after Swire bought her, renamed Kweichow . A lovely old ship. We retained the radio gear and it was a Marconi / Redifon. Very nice. The run was Far East to New Zealand...
Forum: The Radio Room 22nd June 2019, 08:04
Replies: 23
Views: 1,587
Posted By J. Davies
HF conditions are the worst for many years. We...

HF conditions are the worst for many years. We are at the bottom of the cycle and this one has had the lowest number of sunspots since radio started. Bands below 14 MHz are still usable after dark...
Forum: The Radio Room 19th February 2019, 12:33
Replies: 7
Views: 1,274
Posted By J. Davies
It looks like the bidding went way up on the EZ....

It looks like the bidding went way up on the EZ. Far too much to pay. But it was in near mint condition. Worth it to someone obviously.
Forum: The Radio Room 12th February 2019, 12:37
Replies: 6
Views: 1,753
Posted By J. Davies
I have participated in previous years, quite good...

I have participated in previous years, quite good fun. This year in April I will be at sea, ironically, but won't be /mm. I will try to listen if possible.

John 9V1VV
Forum: The Radio Room 12th February 2019, 12:32
Replies: 7
Views: 1,274
Posted By J. Davies
Not a bad price for such good condition. I have a...

Not a bad price for such good condition. I have a 365B which is mechanically the same but has built-in inductors for shaping the keyed waveform as far as I recall.
Forum: The Radio Room 16th July 2018, 22:24
Replies: 72
Views: 5,647
Posted By J. Davies
I didn't ever know what happened to the log...

I didn't ever know what happened to the log books. The ships I sailed on seemed to have years and years of dusty logs stored away in a void space or somewhere else. I just left them on board. Mind...
Forum: The Radio Room 9th June 2018, 17:04
Replies: 32
Views: 3,899
Posted By J. Davies
Hi Martin My experience is very similar to...

Hi Martin

My experience is very similar to yours, but several years later, 1977-79 at Brunel Tech in Bristol. The trainers used newspapers and Creed. Sometimes it was mixed in with some QRN from a...
Forum: The Radio Room 26th March 2018, 14:37
Replies: 97
Views: 13,954
Posted By J. Davies
Bob I didn't touch a key for 15 years from...

Bob

I didn't touch a key for 15 years from my last R/O job until getting a ham ticket. The CW soon comes back. In a few weeks you'll be off again. Like riding a proverbial bicycle. Conditions are...
Forum: The Radio Room 25th March 2018, 15:28
Replies: 77
Views: 10,591
Posted By J. Davies
Bob, I have seen the southern lights in the...

Bob, I have seen the southern lights in the Antarctic south of New Zealand ("Lindblad Explorer)". They are visible as far north as Lyttelton. You-Tube doesn't do it justice, nor any big screen...
Forum: The Radio Room 19th March 2018, 05:23
Replies: 160
Views: 30,707
Posted By J. Davies
Regarding the single phase / three phase argument...

Regarding the single phase / three phase argument - 3 ph may have been alright on newbuilds where the yard could run a cable up from the main switchboard. On retrofits is would have been difficult if...
Forum: The Radio Room 18th March 2018, 06:15
Replies: 160
Views: 30,707
Posted By J. Davies
Re#170 thanks Searcher.....never had any trouble...

Re#170 thanks Searcher.....never had any trouble with the gear on this ship. Apollo was a good receiver. I would like to find one second hand but they are as rare as hen's teeth. Didn't sail with...
Forum: The Radio Room 17th March 2018, 21:42
Replies: 160
Views: 30,707
Posted By J. Davies
I can never remember which transmitter this is,...

I can never remember which transmitter this is, on MT Buffalo/ZSUH 1979. Same transmitter we did at Brunel Tech in Bristol. Anyone recognise it? Commandant I think but not sure.
Forum: The Radio Room 4th February 2018, 06:31
Replies: 32
Views: 3,899
Posted By J. Davies
I suppose with a straight key where you control...

I suppose with a straight key where you control every element of a Morse character, you don't need side tone. You have that tactile feedback from the key. It seems Dickensian. But that is what we did...
Forum: The Radio Room 3rd February 2018, 03:18
Replies: 32
Views: 3,899
Posted By J. Davies
It seems most UK-trained R/Os were taught on...

It seems most UK-trained R/Os were taught on straight keys and used them at sea . US operators were often trained on bugs and continued with those at sea. In the late 1970's electronic keys (paddles)...
Forum: The Radio Room 6th January 2018, 13:29
Replies: 97
Views: 13,954
Posted By J. Davies
Bob .... N1MM will set up the Telnet cluster for...

Bob .... N1MM will set up the Telnet cluster for you. Go to main menu at the top of the log page, Window, Telnet. The manual online will help you dig deeper if you need it.

John
Forum: The Radio Room 6th January 2018, 05:13
Replies: 97
Views: 13,954
Posted By J. Davies
Bob .... I have used N1MM for several years with...

Bob .... I have used N1MM for several years with Elecraft K2 and K3 and a notebook PC. I use it for general logging but if you are into contests most of their formats are included. It really comes...
Forum: The Radio Room 2nd December 2017, 10:35
Replies: 77
Views: 10,591
Posted By J. Davies
It does appear that we are entering another fifty...

It does appear that we are entering another fifty year period of sunspot inactivity with massive solar flares. The last recorded was late 16th to early 17th century known as the Maunder minimum.
We...
Forum: The Radio Room 16th October 2017, 13:43
Replies: 103
Views: 14,810
Posted By J. Davies
Loptap....it will prove to be a great reference...

Loptap....it will prove to be a great reference book for everyone on SN. All those questions about procedure etc that we can't answer now, but did so perfectly all those years ago in the exam !...
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