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Search: Posts Made By: aussiesparks
Forum: The Engine Room 15th May 2020, 07:32
Replies: 30
Views: 2,427
Posted By aussiesparks
I was on the Westbank in the 60's, only being the...

I was on the Westbank in the 60's, only being the R/O I don't know the exact details, however we had stopped at the Pacific end of the Panama canal to let another group of ships coming the opposite...
Forum: The Radio Room 10th January 2020, 02:48
Replies: 36
Views: 2,961
Posted By aussiesparks
Just checked my brothers discharge book he was on...

Just checked my brothers discharge book he was on the MV Tabor as 2nd R/O for one trip of approx. three and a half months in 1956 before becoming 1st R/O on the Loch Morar (he could not have been...
Forum: Tall ships 10th January 2020, 02:08
Replies: 33
Views: 2,900
Posted By aussiesparks
As the timber was destined for Port Pirie in...

As the timber was destined for Port Pirie in South Australia it would suggest that it was a cargo of pit props for the mining industry which was large in that area and still is. There would not have...
Forum: The Radio Room 4th October 2019, 05:08
Replies: 37
Views: 4,393
Posted By aussiesparks
Was on the Colorado Star (no radar fitted)...

Was on the Colorado Star (no radar fitted) approaching the channel in light fog, was asked to do DF bearings and supplied same, about an hour later had same request and this put us over 20 miles...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 23rd August 2019, 04:49
Replies: 4
Views: 1,380
Posted By aussiesparks
Sailed in a sister ship the Nilpina not too long...

Sailed in a sister ship the Nilpina not too long after, she leaked like a sieve and I was told they had to pump continually. We had one engineer on board who had survived the Noongah ( one of only 3...
Forum: The Radio Room 18th July 2019, 04:34
Replies: 15
Views: 1,891
Posted By aussiesparks
Talking Same trick was used at the Northern Counties...

Same trick was used at the Northern Counties Radio with an Ocean Span, however most pencils have paint etc over the end of them and this stopped problems however one day a student tried it with a...
Forum: The Radio Room 20th July 2018, 03:31
Replies: 72
Views: 7,771
Posted By aussiesparks
Did the same on the mv Scorton, had a call from...

Did the same on the mv Scorton, had a call from another ship when in the middle of the Pacific telling me there was a message for me at some place about 2000K miles away, could not do anything about...
Forum: The Radio Room 22nd June 2018, 04:53
Replies: 85
Views: 8,768
Posted By aussiesparks
20's radio equipment

the big question is what sort of radio equipment would have been installed on a cargo ship in the 20's, would it still have been the old "spark" equipment and what difference would that make. I...
Forum: The Radio Room 19th July 2010, 07:05
Replies: 85
Views: 11,629
Posted By aussiesparks
In the early sixties worked the area system from...

In the early sixties worked the area system from all over the world but found in the Australia area that Darwin was always very helpfull and would often jump in when you tried to get Sydney (VIS), I...
Forum: The Radio Room 19th July 2010, 06:37
Replies: 107
Views: 15,522
Posted By aussiesparks
Did my MOT radar in Soton on the RadioLocator Mk4...

Did my MOT radar in Soton on the RadioLocator Mk4 in 1962 cert nr. 2164.
Had to threaten resigning from Marconi to get leave to do the course I had already booked in for, so they were not that...
Forum: The Radio Room 19th July 2010, 05:57
Replies: 43
Views: 3,156
Posted By aussiesparks
Wink On the Port Vindex on the Aussie coast with the...

On the Port Vindex on the Aussie coast with the bond closed they got local beer on board,, one was melbourne "Tiger" beer which had on the caase "Guaranteed no after effects",, today they would have...
Forum: The Radio Room 14th July 2010, 02:47
Replies: 130
Views: 18,135
Posted By aussiesparks
Radiolocator Mkiv

Out in the Pacific on the Trienza a British Phosphate ship sailing out of Australia we had an old Radiolocator Mr 4 with a heavy half cheese scanner. Suddenly instread of its slow scan it started...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 12th November 2009, 09:32
Replies: 31
Views: 6,235
Posted By aussiesparks
Northern Counties radio School

You must have been there about the same time as my brother Terry Kavanagh,, I went there slightly later 58/59,, we both finished up working for AWA on the Australian coast.
The pub we used to use...
Forum: Bank Line 12th November 2009, 08:53
Replies: 36
Views: 4,616
Posted By aussiesparks
Westbank

In about 1962 the Westbank was northbound after doing the copra cruise and going through the panama canal stopped at the Cut to allow a southbound convoy through. When the engine was restarted every...
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