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Search: Posts Made By: Gareth Jones
Forum: The Radio Room 27th October 2017, 17:21
Replies: 103
Views: 13,886
Posted By Gareth Jones
Many thanks for the copy. Although my...

Many thanks for the copy.
Although my original copy was before this edition, there were whole chunks the same which surprisingly I remembered quite clearly.
Forum: The Radio Room 28th July 2017, 16:11
Replies: 11
Views: 3,310
Posted By Gareth Jones
This is definately correct - when i did 1st class...

This is definately correct - when i did 1st class I only sat a Radiocommunication paper.
Forum: The Radio Room 19th July 2017, 18:31
Replies: 20
Views: 1,533
Posted By Gareth Jones
Talking of RO2 pittance . In the early 60's I...

Talking of RO2 pittance . In the early 60's I too suffered. During my time with the GPO I did one year detached duty aboard the Cableship Monarch.
I was virtually the lowest paid man on the ship....
Forum: Royal Navy 27th June 2017, 10:09
Replies: 101
Views: 7,981
Posted By Gareth Jones
I can't believe it - she is running the grossly...

I can't believe it - she is running the grossly outdated windows XP software

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/06/27/hms-queen-elizabeth-running-outdated-windows-xp-software-raising/
Forum: The Engine Room 7th January 2017, 17:20
Replies: 21
Views: 3,259
Posted By Gareth Jones
Engineroom storekeeper.

As a sparks I never knew much about engineroom work.

I've often wondered -

Exactly what does an Engineroom storekeeper do ?

In factories and other large establishments I can imagine a...
Forum: Historic Shipping lines and Ships 2nd January 2017, 00:26
Replies: 88
Views: 10,061
Posted By Gareth Jones
Under certain conditions coal can self ignite due...

Under certain conditions coal can self ignite due to oxidisation - it never reaches the kind of temperatures needed to melt iron or steel.
An old 2nd mate who had sailed on coal fired ships once...
Forum: The Bridge 11th August 2016, 16:14
Replies: 11
Views: 2,228
Posted By Gareth Jones
That film is terrifying - having had close...

That film is terrifying - having had close encounters with hurricanes in my time at sea, I was completely unaware that such damage could be inflicted. Very sobering !
Forum: The Radio Room 29th May 2016, 19:09
Replies: 3
Views: 1,552
Posted By Gareth Jones
Marconi CR100 receiver on E-bay.

Anyone interested a CR100 for sale on E-bay.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Marconi-CR100-Communications-Receiver-/301967187865?hash=item464ea59f99:g:7AsAAOSwY0lXR4fP
Forum: The Radio Room 2nd April 2016, 13:36
Replies: 6
Views: 1,569
Posted By Gareth Jones
If I remember correctly the W/T operator was Alf...

If I remember correctly the W/T operator was Alf Hindmarsh. I sailed with Alf on the (then) G.P.O. Cableship Monarch in 1964.
Interestingly Alf held M.O.T. Radar Certificate Nr.1.
Forum: The Radio Room 12th July 2015, 13:42
Replies: 11
Views: 2,803
Posted By Gareth Jones
I think there were other ship shore channels used...

I think there were other ship shore channels used by passenger ships ? but I don't know what they were.
Forum: The Radio Room 11th June 2015, 16:26
Replies: 31
Views: 5,935
Posted By Gareth Jones
An old timer who was at sea before the war told...

An old timer who was at sea before the war told me that at one time an R/O would arrive on a new fitting ship with 2 suitcases - one containing his personal belongings and the other containing the...
Forum: The Radio Room 10th June 2015, 15:55
Replies: 31
Views: 5,935
Posted By Gareth Jones
I sailed on a number of Greek F.O.C. ships where...

I sailed on a number of Greek F.O.C. ships where the R/O was known as "Marconi".
Forum: The Radio Room 28th May 2015, 17:49
Replies: 92
Views: 15,647
Posted By Gareth Jones
There was one of those 4 minute warning things at...

There was one of those 4 minute warning things at GNF while I was there.There was a volume control on it - which - if you turned it right up produced a bleeping sound which presumably showed it was...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 7th April 2015, 00:19
Replies: 13
Views: 2,763
Posted By Gareth Jones
G.P.O. Cableships had similar braid.

G.P.O. Cableships had similar braid.
Forum: The Radio Room 24th December 2014, 11:33
Replies: 0
Views: 1,006
Posted By Gareth Jones
Marconi "Guardian" receiver on E-bay.

Anybody interested a Marconi "Guardian" receiver is on sale on E-bay.
...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 19th December 2014, 13:30
Replies: 20
Views: 2,835
Posted By Gareth Jones
In mid pacific bound for Panama canal thence...

In mid pacific bound for Panama canal thence Neworleans to load Soya flour - holds had to be immaculately clean. So on one occasion the AB's and the Mate were down below cleaning and the Master...
Forum: BP Shipping 12th September 2014, 21:06
Replies: 76
Views: 13,771
Posted By Gareth Jones
The only one I remember is where an AB is sent up...

The only one I remember is where an AB is sent up with a bucket to clean the radar scanner - and the sparks decides to make some adjustments switches on the radar, and of course knocks him off!
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 2nd June 2014, 20:35
Replies: 19
Views: 4,290
Posted By Gareth Jones
I'm glad you brought your own trumpet - I'm sure...

I'm glad you brought your own trumpet - I'm sure no-one minds you blowing it ! ! !

(Jester) (Jester) (Jester)
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 2nd June 2014, 14:19
Replies: 19
Views: 4,290
Posted By Gareth Jones
I didn't think adverts were allowed on here !

I didn't think adverts were allowed on here !
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 20th May 2014, 23:17
Replies: 47
Views: 7,658
Posted By Gareth Jones
The sea temperature must also be bourne in mind....

The sea temperature must also be bourne in mind. Men immersed in icy water can only live for a very short time something like 30 mins maximum - the water rapidly takes away the body heat. I don't...
Forum: The Radio Room 6th May 2014, 21:42
Replies: 12
Views: 2,829
Posted By Gareth Jones
Marconi Sentinel Receiver.

It's not one I'm familiar with but anyone interested there's one for sale on ebay :-

...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 25th March 2014, 22:31
Replies: 4
Views: 897
Posted By Gareth Jones
try This ...

try This
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/eidb/ellisgold.html?
Forum: Computers and The Internet 28th December 2013, 13:42
Replies: 21
Views: 2,638
Posted By Gareth Jones
If you have a drill - drill a hole straight...

If you have a drill - drill a hole straight through the PCB and continue through the body of the hard drive discs. The hole in the discs would rip the heads off if anyone tried to read the data.
Forum: The Engine Room 7th October 2013, 15:00
Replies: 18
Views: 2,672
Posted By Gareth Jones
Well this thread has had 283 views as I write and...

Well this thread has had 283 views as I write and I would assume none of those viewers know the answer or they would have proudly announced so !

It's very interesting - I suppose Faradays rule...
Forum: The Radio Room 4th October 2013, 09:58
Replies: 32
Views: 13,519
Posted By Gareth Jones
This thread prompts me to wonder how many...

This thread prompts me to wonder how many cableships are left now - there must be many thousands of miles of undersea cables still in use - with the ease of satellite communications - does anyone...
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