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Search: Posts Made By: Tony Magon
Forum: Royal Fleet Auxiliary 21st June 2019, 11:13
Replies: 5
Views: 595
Posted By Tony Magon
Hi King Ratt - Thanks for the info - Please...

Hi King Ratt -

Thanks for the info - Please read my reply to George - Yes was told the Sir Percivale and the other round table vessels were under BI until early 1970

Regards Tony
Forum: Royal Fleet Auxiliary 21st June 2019, 11:10
Replies: 5
Views: 595
Posted By Tony Magon
Hi George - Thanks for the reply. Was at ZLO -...

Hi George - Thanks for the reply. Was at ZLO - Navcommsta Waiouru in 74 as well - I was the LRO of one of the watches at that time - Comms were a lot easier with your vessel and Sir Percivale than...
Forum: Royal Fleet Auxiliary 21st June 2019, 06:40
Replies: 5
Views: 595
Posted By Tony Magon
RFA Sir Percivale - Mururoa

Hi

I would like to try and confirm when RFA Sir Percivale made her first trip out to Mururoa.

I think it was early 1970 as I was working at a Naval Radio Station in New Zealand at that time.
...
Forum: The Galley 16th November 2018, 06:37
Replies: 38
Views: 12,929
Posted By Tony Magon
At HMNZS Irirangi (Old camp) 5 miles south of...

At HMNZS Irirangi (Old camp) 5 miles south of Waiouru they used a diesel stove - Used to do our own cook ups on a Sunday

HMNZS Kiama and Inverell had diesel stoves as well apparently

Regards
...
Forum: The Radio Room 18th August 2018, 09:36
Replies: 97
Views: 13,692
Posted By Tony Magon
Amateur Radio

Hi

My name is Tony Magon - VK2IC - Was an R/O in the RNZN from 67 to 75 - Worked at ZLO in 68 - 70 - 71, 73 - 75 and was on Otago/ZMSI Paea/ZMSS (briefly) Blackpool/ZMMG and Canterbury/ZMCR...
Forum: Union Steam ship Co Of New Zealand LTD 20th April 2018, 04:45
Replies: 35
Views: 11,926
Posted By Tony Magon
Union Sydney

Union Sydney - I think was another one which was chartered - Registered in Hamilton, Bermuda - Radio callsign - ZBME
Forum: The Radio Room 20th April 2018, 04:32
Replies: 16
Views: 2,131
Posted By Tony Magon
The worst CW senders I came were the Korean...

The worst CW senders I came were the Korean fishing vessels around OZ and NZ they regularly used to send their catch reports to NZ and Aussie fisheries.

Tony Magon VK2IC - ex ZLO ZLB ZLC and VIS
Forum: The Radio Room 20th April 2018, 04:27
Replies: 8
Views: 1,601
Posted By Tony Magon
Also 50th anniversary of the Waihine/ZMGW sinking...

Also 50th anniversary of the Waihine/ZMGW sinking

Tony Magon VK2IC - ex ZLO ZLB ZLC and VIS

Allawah Sydney
Forum: The Radio Room 20th April 2018, 04:24
Replies: 144
Views: 30,997
Posted By Tony Magon
Female R/O in NZ

Phillippa worked for the Union Steamship Co - know she was on the Union Auckland/GUNY at one time.

Dont know where she is now.

I was in the RNZN - did a lot of time at ZLO between 68 and 75 -...
Forum: The Radio Room 20th April 2018, 04:03
Replies: 345
Views: 89,578
Posted By Tony Magon
The British - Lyttelton The Snakepit -...

The British - Lyttelton

The Snakepit - Auckland

The Rockers (McQuarie) Woolomaloo

The Hero of Waterloo - Sydney
Forum: The Radio Room 28th February 2016, 09:57
Replies: 106
Views: 25,282
Posted By Tony Magon
Worked at ZLB from 75 to 89 - Heard GLD on 2182...

Worked at ZLB from 75 to 89 - Heard GLD on 2182 around 0745??utc during the equinox period. I was told that Humber Radio had also been heard on 2182 in the past.

Mediumwave reception of European...
Forum: Royal Navy 22nd June 2015, 09:15
Replies: 24
Views: 9,820
Posted By Tony Magon
Captain Ian Bradley RNZN

Came off Canterbury after she finished doing Waitangi, the yearly Waitangi celebrations and Wellington? , Nelson and Lyttelton. Was an ARD (Able Radioman, passed for Leading Hand), then was sent back...
Forum: The Radio Room 13th December 2014, 07:31
Replies: 101
Views: 16,430
Posted By Tony Magon
Re Luhesand Hi MikeGDH Used to work...

Re Luhesand

Hi MikeGDH

Used to work Luhesand/5B2109 when she was around the South Pacific when I worked at ZLB - She finally finished her lease and headed back to Europe -
Worked her finally...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 13th December 2014, 07:20
Replies: 10
Views: 1,903
Posted By Tony Magon
RFA Sir Percivale

I am trying to contact anyone who served on RFA Sir Percivale, especially during her South Pacific sojourn from around 1968 to 1975.

I am an ex RNZN R/O who spent a few years in radio...
Forum: Royal Navy 13th December 2014, 07:03
Replies: 24
Views: 9,820
Posted By Tony Magon
I also served with Ian Bradley when he was the XO...

I also served with Ian Bradley when he was the XO on Canterbury (First Commission) from her commissioning in Yarrows Yard in Glasgow in 1971 until mid 1973.

I last met him in Bluff NZ when he was...
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