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Search: Posts Made By: gwzm
Forum: Tall ships 17th September 2019, 12:37
Replies: 27
Views: 2,352
Posted By gwzm
Me too: Eric Newby's "The last Grain Race". ...

Me too:
Eric Newby's "The last Grain Race".
gwzm
Forum: The Radio Room 2nd September 2019, 13:26
Replies: 19
Views: 2,298
Posted By gwzm
Hi Ron, You're abolutely correct, the...

Hi Ron,

You're abolutely correct, the receiver in the console is a Marconi Mercury. I sailed with the Electra (HF) and Mercury (MF) receivers on several ships in the 60s. You can tell them apart...
Forum: The Radio Room 17th August 2019, 00:52
Replies: 37
Views: 2,901
Posted By gwzm
All the ships that I sailed on in the...

All the ships that I sailed on in the early/mid-1960s had separate aerials for
receive, either whips or wire. The TX keys were Marconi 365s with the additional contacts operated by an insulated...
Forum: The Radio Room 13th August 2019, 13:28
Replies: 37
Views: 2,901
Posted By gwzm
Para 730 of the Multilateral Telecommunications...

Para 730 of the Multilateral Telecommunications Act, October 1947, states "In addition the frequency 512 kc/s may be used in Regions 1 and 3 and 448 Kc/s in region 2."
Later on, The Code of Federal...
Forum: The Radio Room 13th August 2019, 11:56
Replies: 37
Views: 2,901
Posted By gwzm
I've just had a quick squint in my very tattered...

I've just had a quick squint in my very tattered PMG Handbook 1961 edition, page 71, para 82 where it says "All ship stations equipped to work in the authorised bands between 405 and 535 Kc/s must be...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 12th May 2019, 15:37
Replies: 8
Views: 742
Posted By gwzm
There's check box on Canon's print properties...

There's check box on Canon's print properties page: "Let the app change my printing preferences" - make sure it hasn't been ticked. I only noticed it after I changed my printer because it wouldn't...
Forum: Say Hello 6th May 2019, 11:05
Replies: 4
Views: 492
Posted By gwzm
We passed by going upstream on SS Mahronda a day...

We passed by going upstream on SS Mahronda a day or so after the stranding. There's a photo in my gallery with just a bit of the ship visible above the water.
gwzm
Forum: BP Shipping 25th January 2019, 11:26
Replies: 23
Views: 2,698
Posted By gwzm
I was their a few times with Brocklebank in the...

I was their a few times with Brocklebank in the early/mid 60s. Great beaches and good times in the evenings in the Officers' Mess. Wouldn't have liked it as a permanent posting though. I understand...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 24th December 2018, 11:37
Replies: 4
Views: 897
Posted By gwzm
Ron, Thanks for the very informative...

Ron,

Thanks for the very informative clarification. I just accepted that the pilots carried their own VHF handheld and that's what they used. The Alaunia and Andania were the only two ships I...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 23rd December 2018, 11:51
Replies: 4
Views: 897
Posted By gwzm
Hi Harry, I was a Brocklebank R/O on...

Hi Harry,

I was a Brocklebank R/O on Cunard's Alaunia and Andania in the early 60's sailing into US east coast ports. They were both fitted with Marconi Nautilus VHF sets (not very reliable) but...
Forum: The Engine Room 9th September 2018, 11:25
Replies: 23
Views: 3,555
Posted By gwzm
Hi Derek, Could have done with you on...

Hi Derek,

Could have done with you on Manaar. "Sparks, the barnacle buster isn't working." No bl$$dy wonder. The box with the switching mechanism was full of dead and decomposing ants which...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 2nd September 2018, 11:35
Replies: 33
Views: 4,989
Posted By gwzm
Hi Harry, Sometimes one, sometimes two. Far...

Hi Harry,

Sometimes one, sometimes two. Far as I remember - it was a long time ago:
Mahseer - Two (Les Hannah and ...............?)
Makrana - One
Mahronda - Two ( Arthur Moules (sp?) and...
Forum: Ships & the Breakers 22nd June 2018, 13:10
Replies: 2
Views: 1,059
Posted By gwzm
I don't know about an SS Barnard but, in the...

I don't know about an SS Barnard but, in the early '60s there was a Boom Defence Vessel, HMS Barnard, bumbling about the Clyde around Greenock.
Happy Days,
gwzm
Forum: Brocklebank Line 26th May 2018, 12:45
Replies: 73
Views: 8,311
Posted By gwzm
Interesting juxtaposition in the photo: The...

Interesting juxtaposition in the photo:
The Royal Duke and Rentokil next to each other!
Happy days,
gwzm
Forum: Brocklebank Line 6th May 2018, 15:50
Replies: 5
Views: 2,097
Posted By gwzm
I sailed with Les on Mahseer in 1963 but never...

I sailed with Les on Mahseer in 1963 but never bumped into him again.
Happy days,
GWZM
Forum: The Galley 6th May 2018, 15:47
Replies: 12
Views: 3,193
Posted By gwzm
Lunchtime regular on Brocklebank ships. Happy...

Lunchtime regular on Brocklebank ships.
Happy Days,
GWZM
Forum: The Radio Room 20th April 2018, 18:21
Replies: 40
Views: 5,362
Posted By gwzm
Hi Willum, "Was the famous 'biscuit tin' rx a...

Hi Willum,
"Was the famous 'biscuit tin' rx a product of Ken Fawcett and co. forerunners of Radio & Electronic Services?"

I'm not sure who was responsible for the 'biscuit tin'. I believe they...
Forum: Royal Maritime Auxiliary Service 20th February 2018, 21:47
Replies: 13
Views: 1,952
Posted By gwzm
I can't remember the exact wording now but there...

I can't remember the exact wording now but there used to be a large notice on the other side of the loch warning to keep off the shore as torpedoes were liable to run ashore.
I can't imagine what...
Forum: The Radio Room 4th February 2018, 12:11
Replies: 32
Views: 4,124
Posted By gwzm
I was taught to send on ancient Marconi 365s at...

I was taught to send on ancient Marconi 365s at the JWMC in Greenock in the early 60s. The PMG tests were without sidetone so you relied on the "feel" of the key and mechanical clicks. Marconi 365s...
Forum: The Radio Room 29th January 2018, 10:43
Replies: 103
Views: 16,251
Posted By gwzm
>Love to hear any instance where anyone used...

>Love to hear any instance where anyone used their radio installation to transmit when QTP..

Only once, QTP in Aqaba on-board Makrana GWWV and the local coast station JYO had some sort of...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 13th December 2017, 12:48
Replies: 21
Views: 3,839
Posted By gwzm
Just the way it was. What about the optician? A...

Just the way it was. What about the optician? A little indian man with a large battered brown cardboard suitcase sidles up. "Sahib, sahib, I am being the optician. I will test your eyes today!"...
Forum: Ship Research 19th November 2017, 12:23
Replies: 5
Views: 818
Posted By gwzm
Try an e-mail to: [email protected] ...

Try an e-mail to:
[email protected]
This is their e-mail address for enquiries. Other information is available on their website. Google is your friend.
Forum: Ship Research 18th November 2017, 10:41
Replies: 5
Views: 818
Posted By gwzm
There is a maker's model of the QE2, as built, in...

There is a maker's model of the QE2, as built, in Glasgow's transport museum. They make have information or be able to point you in the right direction. A first class restaurant and penthouse suites...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 11th November 2017, 21:00
Replies: 9
Views: 1,561
Posted By gwzm
Hi Harry, I'm not an engineer but ISTR that...

Hi Harry,

I'm not an engineer but ISTR that fuel consumption seemed to be between 43 and 47 tons/day on e.g. Mahronda, Mahseer, Makrana etc. based on the various messages that passed through my...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 5th November 2017, 15:29
Replies: 12
Views: 1,411
Posted By gwzm
Hi Harry, ISTR the TXs on the Mahronda were...

Hi Harry,
ISTR the TXs on the Mahronda were IMR. but am sure we didn't have a Siemens SB186. The only time I sailed with a Siemens SB186 was on the Malakand I remember the PA tuning arrangement: It...
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