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Forum: Bank Line 14th July 2019, 20:09
Replies: 26
Views: 2,795
Posted By MikeGDH
Smile Kobe Mike.

Kobe
Mike.
Forum: The Bridge 5th April 2018, 23:47
Replies: 6
Views: 1,953
Posted By MikeGDH
A little more info on this tragedy.... ...

A little more info on this tragedy....


https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2018/04/inside-el-faro-the-worst-us-maritime-disaster-in-decades

Mike
Forum: The Radio Room 27th March 2018, 23:12
Replies: 1
Views: 619
Posted By MikeGDH
Radio History.

Anyone interested in historical radio stuff of MANY kinds should check out this site...

americanradiohistory.com

Enough reading there to last many lifetimes (bearing our respective ages in...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 3rd February 2018, 21:51
Replies: 8
Views: 1,505
Posted By MikeGDH
Yes, part of the P&O group, but seemed to be...

Yes, part of the P&O group, but seemed to be totally managed by Turner Morrison of Calcutta & mostly staffed from there. A few UK Masters & Mates & Apprentices though, and all R/Os through Marconi....
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 3rd February 2018, 21:41
Replies: 21
Views: 1,243
Posted By MikeGDH
Sounds like the ultimate in mental cruelty, not...

Sounds like the ultimate in mental cruelty, not knowing, in itself, must be bad enough. Some real SOBs around, then and now.
Mike.
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 3rd February 2018, 19:03
Replies: 21
Views: 1,243
Posted By MikeGDH
Well said Varley! Mike.

Well said Varley!
Mike.
Forum: Brocklebank Line 3rd February 2018, 18:56
Replies: 8
Views: 1,505
Posted By MikeGDH
Smile Hi Harry - in fact it was a GREAT run (for an...

Hi Harry - in fact it was a GREAT run (for an R/O), usually a couple weeks in Calcutta loading coal, met my wife of nearly 60 years & got married there. Ship was Asiatic's 'Subadar', great crowd,...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 3rd February 2018, 00:47
Replies: 8
Views: 1,505
Posted By MikeGDH
All Deck crew on Asiatic SN ships were from...

All Deck crew on Asiatic SN ships were from Minicoy, certainly until Asiatic were absorbed into H-N. Spent most of my time with Asiatic on Calcutta-Rangoon (as it was then) coal run & we always...
Forum: The Radio Room 3rd February 2018, 00:41
Replies: 32
Views: 4,017
Posted By MikeGDH
Straight key for 1 year then Bug 1955 to 1976...

Straight key for 1 year then
Bug 1955 to 1976 then
El-keyer 1976 until present day.
Mike.
Forum: Bank Line 20th January 2018, 19:02
Replies: 31
Views: 6,787
Posted By MikeGDH
Hello Jim - re Clydebank - also, for many of us,...

Hello Jim - re Clydebank - also, for many of us, not even a fan in cabin, and the 2-apps, R/O and Radio room right above the engineroom could certainly get hot! However, we had some good times - and...
Forum: The Radio Room 18th December 2017, 01:12
Replies: 47
Views: 9,539
Posted By MikeGDH
(*))(*)) Kind of a 'snap' situation with me...

(*))(*))

Kind of a 'snap' situation with me in Antwerp in 1957.
2 yrs, 1 month, 6 days on the old Clydebank.

RP telegram from 'Thulium, East Ham'....."Regret unable to supply relief - please...
Forum: Houlder Brothers 16th December 2017, 05:44
Replies: 125
Views: 13,502
Posted By MikeGDH
All hair oil and no sox. Mike.

All hair oil and no sox.
Mike.
Forum: The Radio Room 13th December 2017, 18:16
Replies: 47
Views: 9,539
Posted By MikeGDH
Real Thanks must go to Dave Ring, N1EA, who...

Real Thanks must go to Dave Ring, N1EA, who posted these links on the group

[url]https://groups.google.com/group/radio-officers
I had Dave's permission to post the links here - nice to have such...
Forum: The Radio Room 12th December 2017, 18:45
Replies: 47
Views: 9,539
Posted By MikeGDH
Ships Radio Nostalgia.

Ah yes, slack of me.....I missed out the colon after 'https'.
Not sure if its possible to edit it, but, if you type in the address (with the colon!) it works fine.
Apologies for inconvenience!...
Forum: The Radio Room 12th December 2017, 06:55
Replies: 47
Views: 9,539
Posted By MikeGDH
Ship Radio Nostalgia.

Some really interesting stuff on the following links...

http://tinyurl.com/djringjr/

and

https://archive.org/details/sowp_sparks_journal

May have been posted before, but I can't find...
Forum: Union Steam ship Co Of New Zealand LTD 1st August 2017, 00:16
Replies: 24
Views: 4,437
Posted By MikeGDH
Peter Colquhoun was the R/O there....last I heard...

Peter Colquhoun was the R/O there....last I heard he was living in the BOI somewhere.
Regards.
Mike (ex-USSCo).
Forum: The Radio Room 14th July 2017, 09:05
Replies: 60
Views: 6,597
Posted By MikeGDH
In January 1954, just after getting my PMG2, I...

In January 1954, just after getting my PMG2, I obtained my amateur license, on request, and was given the call G3JPQ by POHQ, London.
Don't remember if there were any forms to fill-in, but I...
Forum: The Radio Room 12th June 2017, 01:04
Replies: 26
Views: 2,436
Posted By MikeGDH
Yep, you're not wrong there Bob.....if only we...

Yep, you're not wrong there Bob.....if only we could decipher what they're sending in the case of the 'number stations' (which at one time were reputed to be of/for/by the Israeli mossad agents)....
Forum: The Radio Room 11th June 2017, 20:34
Replies: 26
Views: 2,436
Posted By MikeGDH
FB Finbar! I must do some more listening....most...

FB Finbar! I must do some more listening....most of the time listening on 'our' old QRGs is like a nighttime stroll in a graveyard though!
I have, on occasion, heard other Chinese stations, apart...
Forum: The Radio Room 11th June 2017, 05:01
Replies: 26
Views: 2,436
Posted By MikeGDH
Coast stations on 12mHz cw today.

Been listening on the 12mHz marine band past couple of (our time) afternoons & have heard the following.

12843 kHz HLO 'QSX 12mHz K'
12856 kHz XSG 'Wx AS' ....should be AS barred, can't do it...
Forum: The Radio Room 7th June 2017, 02:47
Replies: 471
Views: 63,520
Posted By MikeGDH
The old CR300 was pretty crook for drift also.......

The old CR300 was pretty crook for drift also....
Mike
Forum: The Radio Room 6th June 2017, 01:06
Replies: 471
Views: 63,520
Posted By MikeGDH
Hello Finbar (& anyone else who is interested...)...

Hello Finbar (& anyone else who is interested...)
Can't help with IMR Tx info, but do remember that Marconi had an MF-only O'span-look-alike TX named 'TRADER', I sailed on a ship with the old O'span...
Forum: Bank Line 25th January 2017, 23:55
Replies: 36
Views: 3,570
Posted By MikeGDH
I also did a 20-month stint on Asiatic's...

I also did a 20-month stint on Asiatic's 'Subadar' from Feb '58 until Oct '59, mostly on the Calcutta - Rangoon coal-run.
Excellent ship & Excellent shipmates.
Mike.
Forum: Bank Line 3rd January 2017, 00:35
Replies: 10
Views: 2,595
Posted By MikeGDH
Well, the buffalo were pretty docile, but the...

Well, the buffalo were pretty docile, but the swarms of accompanying flies were quite memorable. It was a real treat to have fresh milk for the voyage too....
On arrival at Saint Marie, I recall a...
Forum: Bank Line 2nd January 2017, 19:06
Replies: 10
Views: 2,595
Posted By MikeGDH
Nice story, Alistair! On Clydebank, in 1956,...

Nice story, Alistair!
On Clydebank, in 1956, Wilklie was also Mate when we took 52 water buffalo from Calcutta to Saint Marie, Madagascar/Mayotte, but without drama!
Happy New Year to everyone!...
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