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Forum: The Radio Room 13th October 2019, 21:58
Replies: 14
Views: 730
Posted By Paul Braxton
Which Savill ships were you on, I wonder? We...

Which Savill ships were you on, I wonder? We might have crossed paths.
Forum: The Radio Room 10th October 2019, 22:08
Replies: 41
Views: 2,612
Posted By Paul Braxton
Bring it on! Very willing to help out with the...

Bring it on! Very willing to help out with the boards. I worked for many years in various types of electronics factories, after I left the sea in '82, manufacturing equipment and doing lots and...
Forum: The Radio Room 9th October 2019, 22:42
Replies: 41
Views: 2,612
Posted By Paul Braxton
Michael: Just re-read your posting a few weeks...

Michael: Just re-read your posting a few weeks back on the 'Oceanic' receiver, of which you have two at MOP. Now that set has all the IC's embedded firmly into the PCB, by the sound of it. Why...
Forum: The Radio Room 9th October 2019, 22:39
Replies: 41
Views: 2,612
Posted By Paul Braxton
Hang on! #18...

Hang on! #18 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=18) : The Marconi 'Alert' receiver didn't have 24V capability, did it? My memory must be going a bit off. Just...
Forum: The Radio Room 7th October 2019, 23:13
Replies: 11
Views: 743
Posted By Paul Braxton
Didn't use IAR, but had occasion to use the...

Didn't use IAR, but had occasion to use the service via Mauritius while serving on BI's "Sirsa", bound for scrap in HongKong and a scrap metal discharge before that in Shanghai. The Old Man...
Forum: The Radio Room 7th October 2019, 22:58
Replies: 41
Views: 2,612
Posted By Paul Braxton
That's a nice-looking piece of kit, Michael. ...

That's a nice-looking piece of kit, Michael. Takes me back. Glad you were able to at least temporarily sort the tripping problem. Might need to solder the IC's into the PCB, without the sockets,...
Forum: The Radio Room 7th October 2019, 06:11
Replies: 41
Views: 2,612
Posted By Paul Braxton
Nice work, Michael, and nice photo (liked the...

Nice work, Michael, and nice photo (liked the white mug inclusion, adds a bit of homeliness). Nice to see a decent photo of the equipment in all its glory.

Hope you have success in locating the...
Forum: The Radio Room 2nd October 2019, 22:30
Replies: 41
Views: 2,612
Posted By Paul Braxton
Welcome back, Michael, and hope your holiday set...

Welcome back, Michael, and hope your holiday set you up for further work with the transmitters. Sure it has. I only wish I was there to give a hand and have some fun doing so, but it's a bit of a...
Forum: Say Hello 30th September 2019, 21:59
Replies: 10
Views: 699
Posted By Paul Braxton
Welcome from Kaharoa, New Zealand to you, Johnny....

Welcome from Kaharoa, New Zealand to you, Johnny.

I sailed into Sarnia in '75, on the Shaw Savill's "Laurentic", while doing a run through of various ports up that way, including Toledo,...
Forum: The Radio Room 30th September 2019, 21:42
Replies: 32
Views: 2,573
Posted By Paul Braxton
Thanks for your informative post, Ron. It's more...

Thanks for your informative post, Ron. It's more or less as I would have expected. If only all or some of that information about the Mimco equipment could have been archived on a computer hard...
Forum: The Radio Room 28th September 2019, 22:21
Replies: 32
Views: 2,573
Posted By Paul Braxton
Martin! (#24)... Didn't see your post, all the...

Martin! (#24)... Didn't see your post, all the way from the Manawatu. Sorry, but 73's to you, too. CFH was Halifax, N.S., wasn't it? Good work with your aerials and so forth. I wouldn't have the...
Forum: The Radio Room 22nd September 2019, 22:59
Replies: 32
Views: 2,573
Posted By Paul Braxton
Thanks Freddy, for that gem of information. ...

Thanks Freddy, for that gem of information.

I can't get over how useful this site really is. Who'd have thought, someone who knows someone from Mimco who actually has the know-how on the old...
Forum: The Radio Room 16th September 2019, 07:39
Replies: 33
Views: 2,428
Posted By Paul Braxton
Hi Mike. Hope you're enjoying your holidays. ...

Hi Mike. Hope you're enjoying your holidays.

Nope, I don't have a sig gen. In fact, I'm almost back to what was commonly available at sea, namely, an AVO8! (In fact, not as good as it was, as...
Forum: The Radio Room 14th September 2019, 22:49
Replies: 33
Views: 2,428
Posted By Paul Braxton
de GRUA... Hello again, Mr. Oceanspan, Sir. ...

de GRUA...

Hello again, Mr. Oceanspan, Sir. Just wondering how things are on the 'ranch'. Desperate for an update on the Challenger and Oceanspan, and all things to do with that.

I got a...
Forum: The Radio Room 12th September 2019, 23:33
Replies: 29
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Views: 1,493
Posted By Paul Braxton
Re #16...

Re #16 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=16) :

And GLD was G. L. Danielson from the same venerable institute, the co-author of the renowned "Marine Radio...
Forum: The Radio Room 26th August 2019, 11:29
Replies: 33
Views: 2,428
Posted By Paul Braxton
de GRUA... Tks Mr. Oceanspan; I'll pass that...

de GRUA...

Tks Mr. Oceanspan; I'll pass that information on and hopefully they will be able to visit and see how a real radio room looked back in the day.

Paul
Forum: The Radio Room 25th August 2019, 22:23
Replies: 33
Views: 2,428
Posted By Paul Braxton
de GRUA... No, no, boyo! Don't know why I used...

de GRUA... No, no, boyo! Don't know why I used that Welsh-sounding term, as we didn't have any Welsh tutors. No, I attended Norwood Tech Coll in South London.

Just wondering, I'm obviously a...
Forum: The Radio Room 24th August 2019, 23:37
Replies: 33
Views: 2,428
Posted By Paul Braxton
GB2MOP DE GRUA... Back to you, Mr....

GB2MOP DE GRUA...

Back to you, Mr. Oceanspan, and that's a very interesting post of yours, the one about the capacitors, etc. Sounds like I was pretty lucky. My Atalanta was working from day...
Forum: The Radio Room 23rd August 2019, 23:38
Replies: 33
Views: 2,428
Posted By Paul Braxton
GB2MOP de GRUA.... Hi, Michael (or should I...

GB2MOP de GRUA....

Hi, Michael (or should I call you Oceanspan, I wonder?) I was interested that you had to change all the Atalanta's capacitors, and why. How did you come to realise that they...
Forum: The Radio Room 23rd August 2019, 07:03
Replies: 33
Views: 2,428
Posted By Paul Braxton
GB2MOP de GRUA... G'day Michael Oceanspan again,...

GB2MOP de GRUA... G'day Michael Oceanspan again, from the wet, dark climes of New Zealand.

So nice to see a photo of your '50's radio room setup at last, complete with our friend, the Oceanspan. ...
Forum: The Radio Room 19th August 2019, 23:11
Replies: 19
Views: 2,072
Posted By Paul Braxton
Often used the Marconi 'Atalanta' RX for SSB, as...

Often used the Marconi 'Atalanta' RX for SSB, as mentioned above, using the BFO in conjunction with the +/- 3kc/s fine tuning control to keep the intelligibility of the audio right during a call. ...
Forum: The Radio Room 19th August 2019, 23:04
Replies: 125
Views: 15,878
Posted By Paul Braxton
KMI was Point Reyes, wasn't it? Up in Washington...

KMI was Point Reyes, wasn't it? Up in Washington state near KLB? Might have got that one wrong.

KLB was one of the best stations to work on the west coast. Brilliant for VHF link calls when...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 19th August 2019, 07:54
Replies: 36
Views: 7,168
Posted By Paul Braxton
Caught me out big time, Gino, aka Pimpernel! Big...

Caught me out big time, Gino, aka Pimpernel! Big time. One to you. Hope you remembered your login details.
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 16th August 2019, 23:51
Replies: 36
Views: 7,168
Posted By Paul Braxton
Pimpernel! Now that is absolutely amazing:...

Pimpernel! Now that is absolutely amazing: someone else with same memories I have of our mate, Gino, with the colour photo that he used to gaze at, as you say, anytime he got the chance (in between...
Forum: The Radio Room 7th August 2019, 23:03
Replies: 41
Views: 2,612
Posted By Paul Braxton
Must be quite a blast, working with all that gear...

Must be quite a blast, working with all that gear from the venerable Marconi Company. I wouldn't mind getting my hands on some of that again, for old times' sake. Funny you mentioning the extension...
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