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Forum: The Radio Room Today, 08:27
Replies: 21
Views: 461
Posted By Paul Braxton
Memories of continually trying to faultfind, or...

Memories of continually trying to faultfind, or adjust the colour TV sets, mainly in the crew bars of British crewed ships. No training or experience, but you just had to do what you could, and we...
Forum: The Radio Room 17th January 2020, 02:18
Replies: 19
Views: 994
Posted By Paul Braxton
Gidday back, Cliff. So as not to distort the...

Gidday back, Cliff. So as not to distort the Internal Fire Museum thread too much further, I'll PM you.
Paul
Forum: The Radio Room 13th January 2020, 21:03
Replies: 19
Views: 994
Posted By Paul Braxton
G'day Cliff! Amazing!! I was on the 'Sugar...

G'day Cliff! Amazing!! I was on the 'Sugar Refiner'/GOYK as well, but in '78, so a bit after you. No wonder I recognised your name. Must've noticed it somewhere in the records at the time. I...
Forum: The Radio Room 13th January 2020, 05:30
Replies: 19
Views: 994
Posted By Paul Braxton
Hi back, Cliff. What part of the UK do you hail...

Hi back, Cliff. What part of the UK do you hail from, I wonder? I lived for a time in the southwest, Sussex and latterly, Dorset, before moving out to NZ in 07. We now live just north of Rotorua,...
Forum: The Radio Room 10th January 2020, 06:35
Replies: 19
Views: 994
Posted By Paul Braxton
Hi Criffh. Now that is interesting. Looks like...

Hi Criffh. Now that is interesting. Looks like I relieved you on there, but don't remember having a hand-over chat, probably because you guys had already made your way to the airport when we...
Forum: The Radio Room 5th January 2020, 22:45
Replies: 19
Views: 994
Posted By Paul Braxton
Michael: GRUA was Shaw Savill's "Mayfield", one...

Michael: GRUA was Shaw Savill's "Mayfield", one of their first forays into faster turn-around, part containerisation vessels. She had been a Scandinavian registered vessel before that, I believe,...
Forum: The Radio Room 4th January 2020, 22:27
Replies: 19
Views: 994
Posted By Paul Braxton
Thanks for your photos, Mr. Oceanspan (VI or VII,...

Thanks for your photos, Mr. Oceanspan (VI or VII, I wonder?) Probably Oceanspan VIIE... Appreciate your care and thoughtfulness with the emails and attached photos. Always nice to check them out;...
Forum: The Radio Room 1st January 2020, 22:22
Replies: 85
Views: 6,305
Posted By Paul Braxton
Welcome back, Michael sahib. Nice picture of the...

Welcome back, Michael sahib. Nice picture of the new setup. Wondering what all that silver 'jewellery' is on the front of the TX. Looks quite alien, all those loops and bangles. I dunno, all this...
Forum: The Radio Room 25th December 2019, 01:20
Replies: 85
Views: 6,305
Posted By Paul Braxton
Happy Christmas, Mr. Oceanspan! Just wanted...

Happy Christmas, Mr. Oceanspan!

Just wanted to thank you for the Challenger photo you posted recently. I've been unable to log in for a while, so could neither access the photo nor reply until...
Forum: The Radio Room 28th October 2019, 22:44
Replies: 65
Views: 6,360
Posted By Paul Braxton
192 quid bonus every month with Ben Line in 1980...

192 quid bonus every month with Ben Line in 1980 for doing clerical work, articles, etc.? I must have been one of Stan's good lads! Filmstar wages in those days alright.
Forum: The Radio Room 13th October 2019, 22:58
Replies: 24
Views: 2,570
Posted By Paul Braxton
Which Savill ships were you on, I wonder? We...

Which Savill ships were you on, I wonder? We might have crossed paths.
Forum: The Radio Room 10th October 2019, 23:08
Replies: 85
Views: 6,305
Posted By Paul Braxton
Bring it on! Very willing to help out with the...

Bring it on! Very willing to help out with the boards. I worked for many years in various types of electronics factories, after I left the sea in '82, manufacturing equipment and doing lots and...
Forum: The Radio Room 9th October 2019, 23:42
Replies: 85
Views: 6,305
Posted By Paul Braxton
Michael: Just re-read your posting a few weeks...

Michael: Just re-read your posting a few weeks back on the 'Oceanic' receiver, of which you have two at MOP. Now that set has all the IC's embedded firmly into the PCB, by the sound of it. Why...
Forum: The Radio Room 9th October 2019, 23:39
Replies: 85
Views: 6,305
Posted By Paul Braxton
Hang on! #18...

Hang on! #18 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=18) : The Marconi 'Alert' receiver didn't have 24V capability, did it? My memory must be going a bit off. Just...
Forum: The Radio Room 8th October 2019, 00:13
Replies: 12
Views: 1,613
Posted By Paul Braxton
Didn't use IAR, but had occasion to use the...

Didn't use IAR, but had occasion to use the service via Mauritius while serving on BI's "Sirsa", bound for scrap in HongKong and a scrap metal discharge before that in Shanghai. The Old Man...
Forum: The Radio Room 7th October 2019, 23:58
Replies: 85
Views: 6,305
Posted By Paul Braxton
That's a nice-looking piece of kit, Michael. ...

That's a nice-looking piece of kit, Michael. Takes me back. Glad you were able to at least temporarily sort the tripping problem. Might need to solder the IC's into the PCB, without the sockets,...
Forum: The Radio Room 7th October 2019, 07:11
Replies: 85
Views: 6,305
Posted By Paul Braxton
Nice work, Michael, and nice photo (liked the...

Nice work, Michael, and nice photo (liked the white mug inclusion, adds a bit of homeliness). Nice to see a decent photo of the equipment in all its glory.

Hope you have success in locating the...
Forum: The Radio Room 2nd October 2019, 23:30
Replies: 85
Views: 6,305
Posted By Paul Braxton
Welcome back, Michael, and hope your holiday set...

Welcome back, Michael, and hope your holiday set you up for further work with the transmitters. Sure it has. I only wish I was there to give a hand and have some fun doing so, but it's a bit of a...
Forum: Say Hello 30th September 2019, 22:59
Replies: 10
Views: 1,418
Posted By Paul Braxton
Welcome from Kaharoa, New Zealand to you, Johnny....

Welcome from Kaharoa, New Zealand to you, Johnny.

I sailed into Sarnia in '75, on the Shaw Savill's "Laurentic", while doing a run through of various ports up that way, including Toledo,...
Forum: The Radio Room 30th September 2019, 22:42
Replies: 32
Views: 3,263
Posted By Paul Braxton
Thanks for your informative post, Ron. It's more...

Thanks for your informative post, Ron. It's more or less as I would have expected. If only all or some of that information about the Mimco equipment could have been archived on a computer hard...
Forum: The Radio Room 28th September 2019, 23:21
Replies: 32
Views: 3,263
Posted By Paul Braxton
Martin! (#24)... Didn't see your post, all the...

Martin! (#24)... Didn't see your post, all the way from the Manawatu. Sorry, but 73's to you, too. CFH was Halifax, N.S., wasn't it? Good work with your aerials and so forth. I wouldn't have the...
Forum: The Radio Room 22nd September 2019, 23:59
Replies: 32
Views: 3,263
Posted By Paul Braxton
Thanks Freddy, for that gem of information. ...

Thanks Freddy, for that gem of information.

I can't get over how useful this site really is. Who'd have thought, someone who knows someone from Mimco who actually has the know-how on the old...
Forum: The Radio Room 16th September 2019, 08:39
Replies: 33
Views: 3,019
Posted By Paul Braxton
Hi Mike. Hope you're enjoying your holidays. ...

Hi Mike. Hope you're enjoying your holidays.

Nope, I don't have a sig gen. In fact, I'm almost back to what was commonly available at sea, namely, an AVO8! (In fact, not as good as it was, as...
Forum: The Radio Room 14th September 2019, 23:49
Replies: 33
Views: 3,019
Posted By Paul Braxton
de GRUA... Hello again, Mr. Oceanspan, Sir. ...

de GRUA...

Hello again, Mr. Oceanspan, Sir. Just wondering how things are on the 'ranch'. Desperate for an update on the Challenger and Oceanspan, and all things to do with that.

I got a...
Forum: The Radio Room 13th September 2019, 00:33
Replies: 29
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Views: 2,034
Posted By Paul Braxton
Re #16...

Re #16 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=16) :

And GLD was G. L. Danielson from the same venerable institute, the co-author of the renowned "Marine Radio...
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