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Forum: The Radio Room 12th September 2019, 21:24
Replies: 29
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Posted By Worldspan
I think there was another Portuguese station with...

I think there was another Portuguese station with the call CTH. These were the initials of CT Holmes, one of the old-timer lecturers at Norwood Tech in the 1950s.
W
Forum: The Radio Room 7th September 2019, 09:14
Replies: 3
Views: 537
Posted By Worldspan
Thanks for the info. I don't remember Orontes...

Thanks for the info. I don't remember Orontes having the MF marine RT band in 1959 ... if we did, it was never used. Would the marine VHF band have been in operation at that time? Sorry but I don't...
Forum: The Radio Room 6th September 2019, 21:15
Replies: 3
Views: 537
Posted By Worldspan
Radio coms for Lightships/Lighthouses (?)

I know the Royal Sovereign lightship had RT. Back in the 1950s there was a net every evening at 10pm when they would exchange greetings and chit-chat with other lightships. This was on the marine...
Forum: The Radio Room 11th August 2019, 00:20
Replies: 37
Views: 2,901
Posted By Worldspan
Thanks for all the interesting replies. I do...

Thanks for all the interesting replies. I do believe that on 'Orontes' we were limited to two working frequencies although I can't remember what they were.

But on this matter, were such working...
Forum: The Radio Room 7th August 2019, 23:06
Replies: 37
Views: 2,901
Posted By Worldspan
Ships' working frequencies

Of course, all ships had 500, 512 and 410 (the latter for DF but I never used it) and I seem to remember that the working frequencies were 480, 468, 454 and 425. Are these correct?

Was it the case...
Forum: The Radio Room 7th August 2019, 22:47
Replies: 30
Views: 3,778
Posted By Worldspan
Thanks very much, Alan, for the page from Flight....

Thanks very much, Alan, for the page from Flight. This is just what I wanted to know. Apologies for the late reply but I've only just returned to this forum.
W
Forum: The Radio Room 28th March 2019, 15:54
Replies: 23
Views: 2,327
Posted By Worldspan
Thanks very much Alan ... what a feast of...

Thanks very much Alan ... what a feast of information from those two links. What a wonderful thing this forum is!
W
Forum: The Radio Room 14th March 2019, 22:45
Replies: 23
Views: 2,327
Posted By Worldspan
Thanks for the replies ... all VG. ...

Thanks for the replies ... all VG.

Interesting that the police were checking Communist cells during the general strike. I didn't know that the latter were so organised.

Also, thanks to Bob...
Forum: The Radio Room 13th March 2019, 19:51
Replies: 3
Views: 445
Posted By Worldspan
Paddle Steamer Glen Gower

Does anyone know the callsign of the above P/S?

I presume the old paddle steamers carried radio gear and an R/O. The Glen Gower was operated by P and A Campbell along the coast and also did day...
Forum: The Radio Room 11th March 2019, 12:53
Replies: 30
Views: 3,778
Posted By Worldspan
Birdlip Radio

When I was at RAF Hullavington (Air Electronics School) in 59/60 we flew in Vickers Varsity a/c. The HF gear was the STR18 ... the same as that in the V-Bombers. One of the stations that we worked...
Forum: The Radio Room 10th March 2019, 22:31
Replies: 23
Views: 2,327
Posted By Worldspan
Use of Morse by police

I've seen snippets about how in the 1920s ex RN telegraphists were employed by some police forces to operate radios in patrol cars. Does anyone know about this? Are there refs in books or magazines?...
Forum: The Radio Room 10th March 2019, 21:41
Replies: 30
Views: 3,778
Posted By Worldspan
Just come to the forum and seen the reply fm Alan...

Just come to the forum and seen the reply fm Alan ... all VG indeed. I remember that when I was at West Norwood in the mid 50s some of the private colleges were still advertising courses for civil...
Forum: The Radio Room 22nd January 2019, 14:55
Replies: 30
Views: 3,778
Posted By Worldspan
Aircraft radio on Long Wave

Our family's first broadcast receiver was a Pye. It was a pre-war model but still working (albeit with some services) in the early 1950s. It covered MW and LW and at the bottom of the LW, below...
Forum: The Radio Room 30th August 2018, 10:12
Replies: 9
Views: 1,578
Posted By Worldspan
Thanks for the replies about the GDR coast stn...

Thanks for the replies about the GDR coast stn and the keyboard Morse. I haven't yet got around to talking to him about Rugen Radio but have checked it out. Perhaps Y5M would be the call that he'd...
Forum: The Radio Room 16th August 2018, 22:48
Replies: 9
Views: 1,578
Posted By Worldspan
Volksmarine - GDR

Our new neighbours came round for a drink this evening and during the course of conversation it turned out that he'd been a radio op in the 'Volksmarine' - the navy of the former GDR.

He...
Forum: The Engine Room 29th May 2018, 08:04
Replies: 35
Views: 5,616
Posted By Worldspan
Thanks for the replies ... horror stories. But...

Thanks for the replies ... horror stories. But what about the captain? Did he have his own private loo? It's quite staggering that everything just went overboard in port. Not all ports have good...
Forum: The Engine Room 28th May 2018, 18:24
Replies: 35
Views: 5,616
Posted By Worldspan
Cabin Loos on Passenger Ships

Hope this is the appropriate board for my query.

Recently returned fm a Med cruise aboard a comfortable, modern MSC vessel. The cabin loo had a kind of vaccuum extraction system: you shut the lid...
Forum: The Radio Room 27th February 2018, 16:13
Replies: 2
Views: 1,364
Posted By Worldspan
Thanks very much for taking the trouble to get...

Thanks very much for taking the trouble to get that callsign.
Yes, the US callsign is a bit of a mystery.
W
Forum: The Radio Room 27th February 2018, 16:12
Replies: 16
Views: 2,249
Posted By Worldspan
Send with the other foot

Take a look at this:

http://www.bbc.com/news/av/technology-43205947/morse-code-shoes-send-toe-tapping-texts-at-mwc-2018

W
Forum: The Radio Room 1st February 2018, 20:09
Replies: 2
Views: 1,364
Posted By Worldspan
SS Doric (1922)

Does anyone know the callsign of the above? This was a Cunard White Star passenger ship.
She was scrapped in November 1935
Thanks in advance.
W
Forum: The Radio Room 2nd December 2017, 00:56
Replies: 79
Views: 10,801
Posted By Worldspan
A bitter tone to the posting by oca999 ... sorry...

A bitter tone to the posting by oca999 ... sorry to hear that.

But what about the Russian radio room? Can you tell us more? I knew that Marconi had a worldwide reach but didn't know about a...
Forum: The Radio Room 29th November 2017, 11:30
Replies: 79
Views: 10,801
Posted By Worldspan
Interesting post from 'Endure' ... so was your...

Interesting post from 'Endure' ... so was your first QSO on HF?
W
Forum: The Radio Room 17th October 2017, 19:19
Replies: 28
Views: 1,991
Posted By Worldspan
A bit off-topic but I'm wondering about the...

A bit off-topic but I'm wondering about the comment by GW3OQK regarding the T1154. (You can't send fast with T1154 as the big relay just can't follow.) Does anyone know how long the R1155/T1154...
Forum: The Radio Room 15th October 2017, 23:03
Replies: 26
Views: 2,482
Posted By Worldspan
Well, as I said before I'm totally blown away by...

Well, as I said before I'm totally blown away by these waterfall displays. And just now I found a weblink to loads of receivers all over the world. The link, courtesy of the RSGB, is:...
Forum: The Radio Room 15th October 2017, 20:45
Replies: 28
Views: 1,991
Posted By Worldspan
Thanks for the good suggestion ... not seen that...

Thanks for the good suggestion ... not seen that on the other website.
W
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