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Forum: The Radio Room 1st October 2019, 00:07
Replies: 37
Views: 2,784
Posted By spacetracker
Had pretty much the same set-up on Clan...

Had pretty much the same set-up on Clan Maclaren/GSSC (?). Played around with it while coasting in Europe and used it with vengeance making landfall approaching South Africa at a panicky 2/0's...
Forum: The Radio Room 11th September 2019, 23:56
Replies: 29
Ctv
Views: 1,785
Posted By spacetracker
Some Clan Line captains were obsessed with the wx...

Some Clan Line captains were obsessed with the wx report and didn't settle until they had a copy in their grubby mitts. Pretty weird when considering the total inaccuracy of the contents.
Forum: Say Hello 20th August 2018, 00:22
Replies: 5
Views: 360
Posted By spacetracker
Pretty sure that's a Mr Steptoe Snr in that...

Pretty sure that's a Mr Steptoe Snr in that middle photo.
Forum: The Radio Room 25th June 2018, 00:41
Replies: 85
Views: 7,528
Posted By spacetracker
The AC mains was referred to as "up-and-down...

The AC mains was referred to as "up-and-down steam" to differentiate from the normal DC the crews were used to on older Clan Line boats.
Forum: Other International Navies 28th March 2017, 02:29
Replies: 13
Views: 2,284
Posted By spacetracker
Don't they actually have to get to sea before...

Don't they actually have to get to sea before they become "grounded"?
Forum: The Radio Room 11th August 2014, 03:28
Replies: 101
Views: 16,891
Posted By spacetracker
Inappropriately named bulker was "Sunnyway",...

Inappropriately named bulker was "Sunnyway", which, from memory, the call-sign was a GKA unfriendly GXYW. Same company had "Bonnieway" and "Causeway". At least the names got slightly better with...
Forum: The Radio Room 29th May 2014, 00:19
Replies: 55
Views: 9,151
Posted By spacetracker
Hate to say it John, but ABC_666 here in Canberra...

Hate to say it John, but ABC_666 here in Canberra certainly uses the time signal pips and leaves them out on the digital version. Even hear them through the cricket or other sports broadcast that...
Forum: The Radio Room 28th May 2014, 00:25
Replies: 55
Views: 9,151
Posted By spacetracker
ABC still broadcast the pips on analogue radio...

ABC still broadcast the pips on analogue radio services. Digital radio (or DAB) has a slight delay (just as digital TV had when the analog version was transmitting) so the pips would not be 100%...
Forum: The Radio Room 19th December 2013, 22:22
Replies: 10
Views: 4,478
Posted By spacetracker
Qfo !

Qfo !
Forum: The Radio Room 21st June 2013, 01:50
Replies: 349
Views: 96,131
Posted By spacetracker
They said that when I transferred to bulk...

They said that when I transferred to bulk carriers. First trip ended up with three weeks in Houston after the ship was arrested. After finally loading and heading for Santos orders were changed for...
Forum: RNLI 21st June 2013, 01:37
Replies: 6
Views: 1,518
Posted By spacetracker
During 13 years deep sea the worst weather I ever...

During 13 years deep sea the worst weather I ever experienced was crossing Cook Strait on a late January or early February sailing for a holiday trip between islands. The state of my unseasoned...
Forum: The Radio Room 15th January 2013, 22:41
Replies: 40
Views: 14,899
Posted By spacetracker
Re Oriana/GVSN: same thing for Windsor Castle/GVTG

Re Oriana/GVSN: same thing for Windsor Castle/GVTG
Forum: The Radio Room 13th July 2012, 01:17
Replies: 70
Views: 16,287
Posted By spacetracker
One of the best set of r/t calls I ever did with...

One of the best set of r/t calls I ever did with Portishead was from a bulker between Japan and Seattle. I remember it was a Sunday morning local time somewhere near the dateline north Pacific and we...
Forum: The Radio Room 5th June 2012, 03:50
Replies: 40
Views: 14,899
Posted By spacetracker
"By the way did you ever come across an R/O by...

"By the way did you ever come across an R/O by the name of Andy Willis during your time with Brocklebanks?"

Pretty sure I took over a Clan boat (Macnab?) from an Andy Willis about 1976 Believe he...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 2nd May 2012, 03:48
Replies: 19
Views: 4,203
Posted By spacetracker
I seriously doubt that Palmer has anywhere near...

I seriously doubt that Palmer has anywhere near the financial resources to complete a project like this. Most of his money would be of a 'theoretical'value, never actually realised. Besides, he is a...
Forum: The Radio Room 6th December 2011, 04:38
Replies: 119
Views: 22,398
Posted By spacetracker
At B&C it was Cayzerquik

At B&C it was Cayzerquik
Forum: The Radio Room 10th October 2011, 00:22
Replies: 53
Views: 10,774
Posted By spacetracker
QSQ? - Do you have a doctor on board? -...

QSQ? - Do you have a doctor on board? - remembered as Quick Send Quack.
Forum: The Radio Room 26th May 2011, 04:29
Replies: 20
Views: 3,527
Posted By spacetracker
In a similar vein to the Seychelles story above,...

In a similar vein to the Seychelles story above, when sailing on a bulk carrier from Houston to a southern Brazil port with 60,000 tons of grain (forget which port but was reasonably modern and...
Forum: The Radio Room 20th February 2011, 02:55
Replies: 7
Views: 949
Posted By spacetracker
I have used ships' names and callsigns as...

I have used ships' names and callsigns as computer passwords at work - along with old car models and registration numbers. When they need to be changed (monthly) I just move on to the next ship or...
Forum: The Radio Room 14th January 2011, 09:56
Replies: 203
Views: 34,208
Posted By spacetracker
March 1975 Cayzer Irvine's Elbe Ore/GWME -...

March 1975 Cayzer Irvine's Elbe Ore/GWME - included dry dockings in Rotterdam and North Shields where name changed to King Richard. After two months on the bulk carrier it was off to Windsor...
Forum: Clan Line 17th July 2008, 14:52
Replies: 9
Views: 2,027
Posted By spacetracker
Is the third engineer Graham Henderson? Nice easy...

Is the third engineer Graham Henderson? Nice easy going guy who married a lass from Middlesboough way.

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Forum: The Radio Room 19th June 2008, 11:45
Replies: 90
Views: 14,130
Posted By spacetracker
Hi All I went to Wray Castle from Sept 1972...

Hi All

I went to Wray Castle from Sept 1972 to Feb 1975 straight from a few O-level successes - completing the MRGC and DTI Radar ticket. Generally a harsh environment but reasonably fair and I...
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