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Search: Posts Made By: Varley
Forum: The Radio Room Today, 01:29
Replies: 1
Views: 66
Posted By Varley
Oh dear. We must now expect a scad of "There were...

Oh dear. We must now expect a scad of "There were some old men of Devizes" Limericks I suppose.

(Have a great bash. Sorry Popeye Davis can't be with you).
Forum: The Radio Room 23rd January 2020, 12:52
Replies: 14
Views: 574
Posted By Varley
GM D82. In that case may I suggest you check the...

GM D82. In that case may I suggest you check the insulation of your current key in case you have been trembling under a misapprehension? I know I trembled more than a bit when misconnected to that...
Forum: The Radio Room 23rd January 2020, 01:00
Replies: 14
Views: 574
Posted By Varley
Suggest check insulation resistance/conductivity...

Suggest check insulation resistance/conductivity of drawer knob before use. It does no harm and you may find not all arms are at earth potential.

(By all means use redundant key knob for a drawer...
Forum: The Radio Room 17th January 2020, 11:37
Replies: 106
Views: 13,051
Posted By Varley
Ah, the East Ham Landladies. If one was not...

Ah, the East Ham Landladies. If one was not in-the-know it may have sounded better to take the offered hotel accommodation instead of the diggings. Perhaps not a catastrophic error of navigation but...
Forum: The Radio Room 13th January 2020, 12:11
Replies: 19
Views: 1,000
Posted By Varley
Paul, Criffh, It was a comfortable enough...

Paul, Criffh,

It was a comfortable enough perch upon which to while-away a voyage or two as one surveyed and then chose a more amusing pass time to follow.
Forum: The Radio Room 12th January 2020, 13:48
Replies: 20
Views: 683
Posted By Varley
I sailed with the Pennant (and got as close as...

I sailed with the Pennant (and got as close as one could to a fatal shock without being deaded by it). Mine remained faulty due reluctance of Chelmsford to send a crystal filter. I could get it to...
Forum: The Radio Room 10th January 2020, 18:02
Replies: 36
Views: 1,360
Posted By Varley
My first trip 'on my own' complete with...

My first trip 'on my own' complete with dispensation as only 4.x months on Texaco Denmark. Fyffes' Tilapa. Albany (capital of NY state) was an early call.
Forum: The Radio Room 6th January 2020, 13:33
Replies: 106
Views: 13,051
Posted By Varley
For right or wrong I chose to do AMEC/C&G when...

For right or wrong I chose to do AMEC/C&G when the opportunity to do more school came along and then the time and need for RMC never presented itself again *. I am sure RMC would have been good to...
Forum: The Engine Room 5th January 2020, 14:20
Replies: 76
Views: 6,199
Posted By Varley
Bugger. A post of John T's has reminded me that...

Bugger. A post of John T's has reminded me that the T. Denmark's were the dreaded Raymarc. Quite easy to fix usually something my boss found handy the amount of practice he got.
Forum: The Radio Room 5th January 2020, 12:50
Replies: 106
Views: 13,051
Posted By Varley
(Drawn back to 2009 by recent post pointing to...

(Drawn back to 2009 by recent post pointing to page).

Not quite so illogical. I understand RN Switchboards had an earthing switch in each line. Should an obstinate earth be observed closing one of...
Forum: The Engine Room 3rd January 2020, 18:25
Replies: 76
Views: 6,199
Posted By Varley
No one was damning their petrol or gas turbine...

No one was damning their petrol or gas turbine offerings only those modelled on Dr. Rudolph's proposal. One, in their case, which should have been turned down.
Forum: The Radio Room 3rd January 2020, 11:45
Replies: 43
Views: 3,692
Posted By Varley
Duncan, Corato and EB Carrier were in...

Duncan,

Corato and EB Carrier were in Management at some time. EB Carrier was in, out (with Mr. Sonmez directly or a Turkish manager anyway, and back in - a fun ship about which we have posted...
Forum: The Radio Room 3rd January 2020, 00:54
Replies: 43
Views: 3,692
Posted By Varley
There is always perspective. Not that I know of...

There is always perspective. Not that I know of but if a client rather than an arm of the company can you give me a ship name?
Forum: The Radio Room 2nd January 2020, 15:54
Replies: 43
Views: 3,692
Posted By Varley
Not what I meant at all. You remember that when I...

Not what I meant at all. You remember that when I started as ECO the scale was somewhat above 3/E (seniority interferes with the scale). This was not tenable by the early 80s although I have always...
Forum: The Radio Room 2nd January 2020, 14:04
Replies: 43
Views: 3,692
Posted By Varley
Rather 'Adequate foundation'. When I looked...

Rather 'Adequate foundation'.

When I looked around for more appropriately educated graduates (I do not mean degree level, simply those emerging from colleges for employment) we seemed to produce...
Forum: The Engine Room 1st January 2020, 04:19
Replies: 34
Views: 2,451
Posted By Varley
YM-M, To 'first foot'. For good luck it was...

YM-M,

To 'first foot'. For good luck it was thought that a tall dark handsome stranger should be the first caller of the new year. He should bring a lump of coal, food, drink and a token coin....
Forum: The Engine Room 31st December 2019, 15:23
Replies: 34
Views: 2,451
Posted By Varley
As Pa remarked (quite often). Bad engineering...

As Pa remarked (quite often). Bad engineering does not always look bad but good engineering always looks good.

If it looks as if it's going to fall off don't stand (swim) underneath.
Forum: The Engine Room 30th December 2019, 18:13
Replies: 76
Views: 6,199
Posted By Varley
Certainly of the Radiolocator (as in the models...

Certainly of the Radiolocator (as in the models on T. Denmark and not, I think, designed by MIMCO) the Radiolocator models I had on the GTVs (including then the only S Band transceiver) were a...
Forum: The Engine Room 30th December 2019, 13:41
Replies: 76
Views: 6,199
Posted By Varley
Rolls Royce of diesels? The Sunderland Forge of...

Rolls Royce of diesels? The Sunderland Forge of Switchboards.

Damning with no praise.
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 30th December 2019, 02:02
Replies: 1
Views: 327
Posted By Varley
A Christmas Carol

I have just watched the latest remake.

Will they NEVER do one with a happy ending?
Forum: The Radio Room 27th December 2019, 16:14
Replies: 5
Views: 758
Posted By Varley
First trip Asialiner. Up foremast in Geenock...

First trip Asialiner. Up foremast in Geenock dismounting Typhon. John Benn below shouting encouragement and things like job and knock!

Other(s) on Eurofreighter changing GG to Rab Houston...
Forum: The Engine Room 27th December 2019, 15:58
Replies: 76
Views: 6,199
Posted By Varley
I have no doubt that this little trick would work...

I have no doubt that this little trick would work (or be thought to work) in similar circumstances although I have to say a Rollergenerator would have been likely to reveal itself more obviously (and...
Forum: The Radio Room 23rd December 2019, 12:27
Replies: 43
Views: 3,692
Posted By Varley
MRGC was a suitable qualification. In the kingdom...

MRGC was a suitable qualification. In the kingdom of the uncertificated a grudging pass is king. Not that a year back at school did not help (A month with Mr. Innes however would have been adequate...
Forum: The Radio Room 22nd December 2019, 18:07
Replies: 43
Views: 3,692
Posted By Varley
An opportunity to replace the nearly always trade...

An opportunity to replace the nearly always trade based E/O with a technician with a base education in electrical technicianship was largely wasted (and do not for a moment think that I am looking...
Forum: The Engine Room 17th December 2019, 17:58
Replies: 76
Views: 6,199
Posted By Varley
Now a lady who wore Fine Tawny might turn even my...

Now a lady who wore Fine Tawny might turn even my head!
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