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Forum: The Radio Room 13th November 2019, 17:21
Replies: 24
Views: 2,091
Posted By david.hopcroft
Sorry Larry. I meant where we sent them on to. ...

Sorry Larry. I meant where we sent them on to. Quite likely to GKA ?

David
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Forum: Historic Shipping lines and Ships 27th October 2019, 19:22
Replies: 6
Views: 2,212
Posted By david.hopcroft
Back to my #4...

Back to my #4 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=4) , one dark and stormy night during that brief passage, I used the rotating loop DF every hour to get cross...
Forum: The Radio Room 21st October 2019, 20:10
Replies: 63
Views: 4,733
Posted By david.hopcroft
I had a valve tester on my last ship. Had never...

I had a valve tester on my last ship. Had never seen one before, but it turned out to be part of the Chief Eng's gear and the installers didn't know where it was meant to go. I saw off a couple of...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 18th October 2019, 20:09
Replies: 26
Views: 2,830
Posted By david.hopcroft
I am weary of answering the phone to find a...

I am weary of answering the phone to find a recording telling me my BT broadband is about to be shut down. I have come to realise that if you wait before answering you will be down the list of...
Forum: The Radio Room 16th October 2019, 12:47
Replies: 24
Views: 2,091
Posted By david.hopcroft
I should have said that this was GKZ. The 958's...

I should have said that this was GKZ. The 958's replaced in-house PO built RXs and Mercury's. They were also 'magic' for us, but actually it was because they - the Mercury's and PO RX's - were not...
Forum: The Radio Room 15th October 2019, 20:05
Replies: 24
Views: 2,091
Posted By david.hopcroft
We knew them as Eddystone EC958's, which were...

We knew them as Eddystone EC958's, which were used for RT calls. Note the 'round thing' that we stuck a finger in and rotated to connect a call !!!

David
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Forum: The Radio Room 14th October 2019, 20:13
Replies: 24
Views: 2,091
Posted By david.hopcroft
We received a flag and certificate for forwarding...

We received a flag and certificate for forwarding AMVERs but sadly don't remember where they went to.

David
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Forum: Historic Shipping lines and Ships 9th October 2019, 20:13
Replies: 6
Views: 2,212
Posted By david.hopcroft
My only experience of Stricks was on the...

My only experience of Stricks was on the Gorjistan, as RO relief on a light ship coasting trip Hull - Liverpool north about. It was certainly a little 'formal' though. I came down for breakfast the...
Forum: The Radio Room 7th October 2019, 20:25
Replies: 37
Views: 2,800
Posted By david.hopcroft
Ref my post at #17...

Ref my post at #17 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=17) , the 'advantage' of the rotating loop was that you knew the ships head and so where you should be looking....
Forum: The Radio Room 30th September 2019, 20:14
Replies: 37
Views: 2,800
Posted By david.hopcroft
I also used one of these once when coasting...

I also used one of these once when coasting Hull-Liverpool light ship north about, somewhere off the Dornoch Firth. 'Twas a dark and stormy night' quite literally and produced quite good cocked hats...
Forum: The Radio Room 29th September 2019, 19:58
Replies: 37
Views: 2,800
Posted By david.hopcroft
This one was an AEI Fixed BT loop. I guess one of...

This one was an AEI Fixed BT loop. I guess one of the wires - not the mast stays - would be the sense aerial.

I did actually use it in anger once. We stopped mid-Indian Ocean to transfer a...
Forum: The Radio Room 11th September 2019, 20:21
Replies: 29
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Views: 1,797
Posted By david.hopcroft
The thing is though, we all took it down and...

The thing is though, we all took it down and trundled it through to the bridge !!

David
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Forum: The Radio Room 2nd September 2019, 20:25
Replies: 19
Views: 2,512
Posted By david.hopcroft
Ron......I thought you might know more about the...

Ron......I thought you might know more about the Transmitters. Both are wideband, but I was fairly sure there were 2 HS113's. There certainly were in later years. The unit far right was the drive...
Forum: The Radio Room 1st September 2019, 19:47
Replies: 19
Views: 2,512
Posted By david.hopcroft
Found another DSB receiver used at GKZ. This one...

Found another DSB receiver used at GKZ. This one is dated December 1969. The Ops position behind was for what we called the ISB or Rig point which used the 'LSB' frequency. The Transmitters were...
Forum: The Radio Room 31st August 2019, 18:30
Replies: 19
Views: 2,512
Posted By david.hopcroft
Are these the ones ?? David +

Are these the ones ??

David

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Forum: The Radio Room 30th August 2019, 20:17
Replies: 19
Views: 2,512
Posted By david.hopcroft
Searcher2004 - That would have been Angus...

Searcher2004 - That would have been Angus Stark. He was OC when I arrived in 1968, but left to become Radio Surveyor in Hull. Hope he didn't find any 'illegal' crystals if he did a survey !!!
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Forum: The Radio Room 25th August 2019, 17:28
Replies: 19
Views: 2,512
Posted By david.hopcroft
Those small craft users on yachts and such like...

Those small craft users on yachts and such like who hardly ever used radio were of course not pleased when SSB became compulsory. However, they were still permitted to use 2182 on DSB for Distress...
Forum: The Radio Room 21st August 2019, 13:15
Replies: 19
Views: 2,512
Posted By david.hopcroft
I don't remember exact dates when SSB came along,...

I don't remember exact dates when SSB came along, but 'I was there' at GKZ when equipment changes were made. Using DSB on MF RT afforded long range comms at night.

These are the DSB to SSB...
Forum: The Radio Room 12th August 2019, 20:12
Replies: 37
Views: 3,133
Posted By david.hopcroft
You pulled out a tuning slug - right out for...

You pulled out a tuning slug - right out for 16mhz - and cracked your head on it each time you got up from the chair to throw the switch to change the G12 from MF to HF !!

It was here - GWWJ ...
Forum: The Radio Room 12th August 2019, 12:11
Replies: 37
Views: 3,133
Posted By david.hopcroft
Ref #13...

Ref #13 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=13)

Wismajorvik..

Was it one of these ……... Seimens SB186 ?

David
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Forum: The Radio Room 8th August 2019, 20:22
Replies: 37
Views: 3,133
Posted By david.hopcroft
In the early 60's, my main MF Tx was a T10A, and...

In the early 60's, my main MF Tx was a T10A, and I really can't remember how many it had. Later whilst at GKZ our working frequency was 484. I never directed anyone, but the vast majority opted for...
Forum: The Radio Room 7th August 2019, 20:15
Replies: 79
Views: 16,530
Posted By david.hopcroft
Has anyone noticed that the reservoir and dam at...

Has anyone noticed that the reservoir and dam at Whaley Bridge is owned and maintained by The Canal and River Trust ??

David
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Forum: Cameras, Photography and Equipment 25th June 2019, 13:08
Replies: 7
Views: 1,396
Posted By david.hopcroft
Kalidor - Thanks for the info. I usually...

Kalidor - Thanks for the info.

I usually keep my TZ20 on the IA - Intelligent Auto - setting. In IA mode, the Menu Set, Set Up does not include Format. I have just discovered that if I go to the...
Forum: The Radio Room 23rd June 2019, 18:13
Replies: 32
Views: 3,008
Posted By david.hopcroft
Reception on my Lowe HF235 is also very poor at...

Reception on my Lowe HF235 is also very poor at present. I don't have a brilliant aerial system, but nothing much to hear at present.

I thought that SDR was Special Drawing Rights, which was a...
Forum: Cameras, Photography and Equipment 15th June 2019, 12:42
Replies: 7
Views: 1,396
Posted By david.hopcroft
Yes, Foca, am using Win10 plus updates. Windows...

Yes, Foca, am using Win10 plus updates. Windows tries, but fails to format drive E, and there is nothing in the TZ20 manual that is helpful. I should have said though, that if I connect the camera to...
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