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Search: Posts Made By: King Ratt
Forum: The Radio Room 31st August 2019, 17:46
Replies: 19
Views: 1,331
Posted By King Ratt
RFAs were equipped with Marconi NT204...

RFAs were equipped with Marconi NT204 transmitters aka Naval Type 640. First one I sailed with was in RFA Tidesurge in 1968. The maximum power output was about 750 watts to a whip antenna. Much use...
Forum: The Radio Room 17th August 2019, 11:33
Replies: 25
Views: 1,905
Posted By King Ratt
Congratulations on your new appointment. Is she a...

Congratulations on your new appointment. Is she a single screw job?
Forum: Royal Fleet Auxiliary 9th August 2019, 19:48
Replies: 8
Views: 1,202
Posted By King Ratt
Goodbye to the Rover Class. Nice jobs to serve...

Goodbye to the Rover Class. Nice jobs to serve in. Thanks to Bob Tulip for his rendition and words to the following:-

https://youtu.be/DSowcHzDCuI
Forum: Bank Line 31st July 2019, 09:23
Replies: 26
Views: 2,513
Posted By King Ratt
My favourites would be Singapore, Hong Kong,...

My favourites would be Singapore, Hong Kong, Subic Bay, then West to Seychelles, Rio de Janeiro and New Orleans. Last of all my home port, the small fishing town of Kirkcudbright.
Forum: The Radio Room 21st July 2019, 14:49
Replies: 26
Views: 2,132
Posted By King Ratt
When I at the age of 17 joined our local...

When I at the age of 17 joined our local lifeboat, the coxswain would phone Charlie George Holyhead just prior to launch. He was always told we will hear you on 137.5 when you are afloat.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 6th July 2019, 11:57
Replies: 16
Views: 1,392
Posted By King Ratt
It’s in the song. Here’s the link. ...

It’s in the song. Here’s the link.
https://youtu.be/xJkjnSdWWbo


KR
Forum: BP Shipping 1st July 2019, 09:28
Replies: 29
Views: 5,067
Posted By King Ratt
He used to tell me, a Scot, that he had an uncle...

He used to tell me, a Scot, that he had an uncle on Socchy Hall street in Glesga. Delivered in a Scottish accent.
Forum: The Radio Room 26th June 2019, 15:03
Replies: 23
Views: 1,587
Posted By King Ratt
Sailed with an SDR radar in RFA Olwen. Dreadful...

Sailed with an SDR radar in RFA Olwen. Dreadful device.
Forum: Ship Research 26th June 2019, 09:31
Replies: 53
Views: 4,186
Posted By King Ratt
Film delivery for the RFA ships in Singapore...

Film delivery for the RFA ships in Singapore circa 1967. The tin boxes contain the Royal Naval Film Corporation movie reels. Some films very up to date at the time including James Bond ones. In later...
Forum: Elder Dempster 23rd June 2019, 09:50
Replies: 6
Views: 774
Posted By King Ratt
The nights are fairly drawing in.

The nights are fairly drawing in.
Forum: Royal Fleet Auxiliary 21st June 2019, 17:52
Replies: 5
Views: 680
Posted By King Ratt
Hi Tony. Always happy to help. I was out in the...

Hi Tony. Always happy to help. I was out in the Far East 1977/78 in Sir Percivale and used the Kiwi Naval Stations frequently. Both yourselves and VHK and VHM were a delight to work. Paul...
Forum: Royal Fleet Auxiliary 21st June 2019, 09:47
Replies: 5
Views: 680
Posted By King Ratt
Hello Tony. The landing ships only became...

Hello Tony.

The landing ships only became RFAs in Mar 70. I joined Sir Galahad/GSLA in Singapore at that time. Prior to that these ships were managed by British India. Where Percivale/GVTA was...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 30th May 2019, 12:10
Replies: 254
Views: 64,093
Posted By King Ratt
Hello Ian I was in Fort Toronto in the FI...

Hello Ian

I was in Fort Toronto in the FI from Feb to Jun 1983 with the Naval Comms Party 1750. I do remember your dad, a pleasant fellow and easy to get along with. Brian Sanderson was the...
Forum: The Radio Room 14th May 2019, 14:53
Replies: 21
Views: 2,174
Posted By King Ratt
QTQ if my memory serves me right.

QTQ if my memory serves me right.
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 26th April 2019, 09:23
Replies: 20
Views: 3,000
Posted By King Ratt
Re-run the series. Two’s up to the humourless PC...

Re-run the series. Two’s up to the humourless PC brigade. They don’t need to watch it. As often said “if you can’t take a joke, you shouldn’t have joined.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 25th March 2019, 16:24
Replies: 99
Views: 12,138
Posted By King Ratt
Again off topic but the expression “tying up...

Again off topic but the expression “tying up alongside” is often used instead of berthing or making fast alongside. Which of these is correct?
Forum: The Radio Room 9th March 2019, 11:49
Replies: 6
Views: 836
Posted By King Ratt
b Very interesting.thanks for this. 73 ...

b

Very interesting.thanks for this.

73

KR
Forum: RNLI 25th February 2019, 13:00
Replies: 4
Views: 926
Posted By King Ratt
Some good engine noises on this clip from...

Some good engine noises on this clip from Workington and Portpatrick boats. Assisted by Kirkcudbright ILB in getting Accord afloat.

https://youtu.be/LpHFx-HAlSI
Forum: Say Hello 15th February 2019, 16:17
Replies: 1
Views: 218
Posted By King Ratt
Received your joining msg OK Stewart. R

Received your joining msg OK Stewart.

R
Forum: Royal Fleet Auxiliary 11th February 2019, 14:25
Replies: 7
Views: 664
Posted By King Ratt
I was in Oleander when her name was changed. We...

I was in Oleander when her name was changed. We had mail and signals for HMS Leander for weeks on end until the penny dropped and a name change took place. Was there not a tale, possibly...
Forum: The Radio Room 7th February 2019, 11:53
Replies: 30
Views: 2,932
Posted By King Ratt
Fred Boettcher also talked about the Effect and...

Fred Boettcher also talked about the Effect and that it was only experienced with superhet receivers. I attended LNC late 1960 - 1963, listened to Luxemburg on my Perdio transistor radio (superhet)...
Forum: The Radio Room 6th February 2019, 21:12
Replies: 30
Views: 2,932
Posted By King Ratt
Exactly!

Exactly!
Forum: The Radio Room 6th February 2019, 12:22
Replies: 30
Views: 2,932
Posted By King Ratt
My lecturer, Mr Andrew Bogie of Leith Nautical...

My lecturer, Mr Andrew Bogie of Leith Nautical College, said that Luxemburg effect only appeared when radio receivers started using Intermediate frequencies in their tuning and amplification...
Forum: BP Shipping 5th February 2019, 12:01
Replies: 23
Views: 2,384
Posted By King Ratt
I recall going snorkelling and enjoying the...

I recall going snorkelling and enjoying the beautiful underwater scene at Gan while our ship was topping up the Wave Victor. I was in only a few feet of water and able to put my fins onto the ground...
Forum: BP Shipping 25th January 2019, 14:28
Replies: 23
Views: 2,384
Posted By King Ratt
The RAF had a couple of old RFA Wave class...

The RAF had a couple of old RFA Wave class tankers at Gan for years. Wave Victor is the one I recall. She was in the lagoon at Addu Atoll and had a Second Engineer RFA onboard for fuel ops, the last...
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