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Search: Posts Made By: GW3OQK
Forum: The Radio Room 10th October 2019, 09:16
Replies: 41
Views: 2,631
Posted By GW3OQK
Mike, last night about 2020 you were weak and...

Mike, last night about 2020 you were weak and unreadable in Penllergaer but I heard the loud and clear reports you were getting from Holland and France. By 2052 the ionosphere favoured you and I...
Forum: The Radio Room 8th October 2019, 10:40
Replies: 41
Views: 2,631
Posted By GW3OQK
Yes, excellent work Michael. They don't make...

Yes, excellent work Michael.
They don't make transmitters like that any more, that is, something you can fault-find on and fix on the pcb. Those pcbs were laid out by draughtsmen with tape and...
Forum: The Radio Room 7th October 2019, 10:39
Replies: 41
Views: 2,631
Posted By GW3OQK
Excellent indeed. I'll be in touch about a visit....

Excellent indeed. I'll be in touch about a visit. My arm is twitching at the thought of keying that transmitter.

Can you tune up on 472.5 KHz? I made a few contacts on that band using my T1154,...
Forum: The Radio Room 16th September 2019, 13:02
Replies: 33
Views: 2,432
Posted By GW3OQK
An isolation rather than autotransformer does...

An isolation rather than autotransformer does have advantages Michael !

One of the first valves in the heater chain has a max heater to cathode voltage near 150v. My Atalanta had an intermittent...
Forum: The Radio Room 15th September 2019, 15:22
Replies: 33
Views: 2,432
Posted By GW3OQK
Thanks Michael It looks like adjusting L27 core...

Thanks Michael
It looks like adjusting L27 core might bring 8 MHz down to 7, (or 6 up to 7) but a tedious procedure without extender leads. Alternative add some fixed capacitors. You do have it...
Forum: The Radio Room 24th August 2019, 16:19
Replies: 33
Views: 2,432
Posted By GW3OQK
Hello Michael, about the sidetone, from the...

Hello Michael,
about the sidetone, from the transmitter it connects to the Atalanta on terminal 21. See page 75/76. Excuse me if I say it was needed because we were not listening to our own...
Forum: The Radio Room 23rd August 2019, 09:43
Replies: 33
Views: 2,432
Posted By GW3OQK
GB2MOP de GW3OQK/GMSN Well done indeed...

GB2MOP de GW3OQK/GMSN

Well done indeed Michael. I MUST make another visit and do some serious operating if I may. It would be CW. I'd wear my old uniform too!

Looks like you have a VFO going...
Forum: The Radio Room 3rd August 2019, 18:58
Replies: 41
Views: 2,631
Posted By GW3OQK
I've been several times to the MOP and operated...

I've been several times to the MOP and operated from there on CW. Fantastic smell of hot oil and wonderful sound of those engines, one must be 6m tall. I'm also a musician and ex sparks. Here's a...
Forum: Ship Research 26th June 2019, 18:46
Replies: 53
Views: 4,963
Posted By GW3OQK
Basil, On the Matina I recall the very pleasant...

Basil, On the Matina I recall the very pleasant evening viewing under the stars with the screen on the mast aft. Being 2R/O and under way I never saw the whole film.

King, in '67 as 1R/O on the...
Forum: The Radio Room 21st June 2019, 18:17
Replies: 32
Views: 2,587
Posted By GW3OQK
Paul, it's like that with me at the moment above...

Paul, it's like that with me at the moment above 16 MHz. Some strange noises and a few weak stations in 17 and 21 MHz broadcast bands. Fairly lively on the next band down.
73, Andrew
Forum: The Radio Room 20th May 2019, 10:48
Replies: 21
Views: 2,523
Posted By GW3OQK
On Fyffes Matina the stewards always seemed to...

On Fyffes Matina the stewards always seemed to know which home port we were bound for, apparently via the Galley Wireless, before the Captain knew. We'd receive a one word message such as ODHEU...
Forum: The Radio Room 6th April 2019, 19:03
Replies: 6
Views: 1,860
Posted By GW3OQK
Unfortunately I don't have an R50M but it should...

Unfortunately I don't have an R50M but it should still be a doddle on my Atalanta. I can use an ex RN transmitter. For ship and callsign I'll use Tynemouth/MVYY which was fitted with the R50M.
73,...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 18th March 2019, 21:18
Replies: 0
Views: 381
Posted By GW3OQK
Sharks Left to Die

Killing sharks seems abhorrent to me. If you swim near the Great Barrier Reef expect to be attacked.

https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/sharks-left-to-die-slowly-in-great-barrier-reef-cull...
Forum: The Radio Room 11th March 2019, 11:23
Replies: 23
Views: 2,237
Posted By GW3OQK
About 1958 when I was learning Morse I used to...

About 1958 when I was learning Morse I used to take down Interpol messages within the 3.5 to 3.8 mc/s band. The messages were between European countries and I recall there was a lot of mediocre...
Forum: The Radio Room 10th March 2019, 16:20
Replies: 6
Views: 901
Posted By GW3OQK
Sparks, The R551 easily met the type approval...

Sparks, The R551 easily met the type approval sensitivity spec on MF but so too did the Alert! Somebody has previously remarked that with the Alert switched on or off the result was the same. I would...
Forum: The Radio Room 9th March 2019, 10:32
Replies: 6
Views: 901
Posted By GW3OQK
Bob Clay, be warned, there's an R50M there, the...

Bob Clay, be warned, there's an R50M there, the only receiver shown I ever sailed with. Today I have my Atalanta, CR100 and Rees Mace 619 on air.
73, Andrew
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 19th February 2019, 09:36
Replies: 24
Views: 2,356
Posted By GW3OQK
John, if you look up SS Rajula you'll see she was...

John, if you look up SS Rajula you'll see she was built for carrying deck passengers, and quite a few stories about that. When I sailed on her in 1966-69 she only carried about 1200 on deck, with a...
Forum: The Radio Room 18th February 2019, 19:31
Replies: 7
Views: 1,345
Posted By GW3OQK
330 for that EZ key seems very high. What about...

330 for that EZ key seems very high. What about this one with 9 bids?!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VINTAGE-MARCONI-MARINE-MORSE-KEY/362560202157?hash=item546a45a5ad:g:m9AAAOSwlglcaaSb:rk:12:pf:0
...
Forum: The Radio Room 3rd February 2019, 18:17
Replies: 23
Views: 2,602
Posted By GW3OQK
Roger, Yes it has been mentioned, you can use a...

Roger, Yes it has been mentioned, you can use a crystal or VFO 600 KHz lower than tx freq to get LSB. The set also has an AM compatible mode A3H so it can be used on 3615.

James? Have you managed...
Forum: The Radio Room 18th January 2019, 10:20
Replies: 23
Views: 2,602
Posted By GW3OQK
James, There's been several responses from VMARS...

James, There's been several responses from VMARS members. One replied as below.

I'll send you a private message,best exchange telephone numbers I think
Andrew

I think that I could collect...
Forum: The Radio Room 17th January 2019, 12:45
Replies: 23
Views: 2,602
Posted By GW3OQK
James, I've mentioned your plight where it might...

James, I've mentioned your plight where it might do good, hang on a few days if you can. Down here in South Wales I donated and repaired some gear to the 1940's museum. One AR88 was heavy enough for...
Forum: The Radio Room 16th January 2019, 09:40
Replies: 23
Views: 2,602
Posted By GW3OQK
Don't do that James! Put them on ebay or send to...

Don't do that James! Put them on ebay or send to VMARS auction, some twerp will want them.
Forum: The Radio Room 15th January 2019, 14:44
Replies: 23
Views: 2,602
Posted By GW3OQK
James, I've looked at the manual, and what I...

James, I've looked at the manual, and what I suggested before would give you LSB. For AM switch to A3H, that is AM-compatible single sideband with carrier. To use on 3615 kHz get a 4215 crystal or...
Forum: The Radio Room 14th January 2019, 17:49
Replies: 23
Views: 2,602
Posted By GW3OQK
Yes James, I've done it with an old valve ex RN...

Yes James, I've done it with an old valve ex RN transmitter, plugging the external VFO output into a crystal socket. No problem with your Sailor because of lower drive requirements.

I suppose...
Forum: The Bridge 14th January 2019, 17:19
Replies: 26
Views: 3,226
Posted By GW3OQK
Somebody told me in such a ship he had to steer...

Somebody told me in such a ship he had to steer facing aft! In the dark in a river being told "port 10" you can guess what happened.
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