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Search: Posts Made By: Paul Braxton
Forum: The Radio Room Yesterday, 23:37
Replies: 17
Views: 1,044
Posted By Paul Braxton
GB2MOP DE GRUA... Back to you, Mr....

GB2MOP DE GRUA...

Back to you, Mr. Oceanspan, and that's a very interesting post of yours, the one about the capacitors, etc. Sounds like I was pretty lucky. My Atalanta was working from day...
Forum: The Radio Room 23rd August 2019, 23:38
Replies: 17
Views: 1,044
Posted By Paul Braxton
GB2MOP de GRUA.... Hi, Michael (or should I...

GB2MOP de GRUA....

Hi, Michael (or should I call you Oceanspan, I wonder?) I was interested that you had to change all the Atalanta's capacitors, and why. How did you come to realise that they...
Forum: The Radio Room 23rd August 2019, 07:03
Replies: 17
Views: 1,044
Posted By Paul Braxton
GB2MOP de GRUA... G'day Michael Oceanspan again,...

GB2MOP de GRUA... G'day Michael Oceanspan again, from the wet, dark climes of New Zealand.

So nice to see a photo of your '50's radio room setup at last, complete with our friend, the Oceanspan. ...
Forum: The Radio Room 19th August 2019, 23:11
Replies: 6
Views: 484
Posted By Paul Braxton
Often used the Marconi 'Atalanta' RX for SSB, as...

Often used the Marconi 'Atalanta' RX for SSB, as mentioned above, using the BFO in conjunction with the +/- 3kc/s fine tuning control to keep the intelligibility of the audio right during a call. ...
Forum: The Radio Room 19th August 2019, 23:04
Replies: 118
Views: 14,185
Posted By Paul Braxton
KMI was Point Reyes, wasn't it? Up in Washington...

KMI was Point Reyes, wasn't it? Up in Washington state near KLB? Might have got that one wrong.

KLB was one of the best stations to work on the west coast. Brilliant for VHF link calls when...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 19th August 2019, 07:54
Replies: 36
Views: 6,927
Posted By Paul Braxton
Caught me out big time, Gino, aka Pimpernel! Big...

Caught me out big time, Gino, aka Pimpernel! Big time. One to you. Hope you remembered your login details.
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 16th August 2019, 23:51
Replies: 36
Views: 6,927
Posted By Paul Braxton
Pimpernel! Now that is absolutely amazing:...

Pimpernel! Now that is absolutely amazing: someone else with same memories I have of our mate, Gino, with the colour photo that he used to gaze at, as you say, anytime he got the chance (in between...
Forum: The Radio Room 7th August 2019, 23:03
Replies: 15
Views: 1,018
Posted By Paul Braxton
Must be quite a blast, working with all that gear...

Must be quite a blast, working with all that gear from the venerable Marconi Company. I wouldn't mind getting my hands on some of that again, for old times' sake. Funny you mentioning the extension...
Forum: The Radio Room 7th August 2019, 22:54
Replies: 37
Views: 1,864
Posted By Paul Braxton
Ships were fitted with all the frequencies you...

Ships were fitted with all the frequencies you quote; all with dedicated crystals, in the case of the Oceanspan transmitter, say, until the later transmitters with synthesised drives came along. ...
Forum: The Radio Room 6th August 2019, 23:07
Replies: 15
Views: 1,018
Posted By Paul Braxton
Hi Michael. Oh, I can relate to that. So much...

Hi Michael. Oh, I can relate to that. So much time, immersed solidly inside the 'Span at college, trying to find the faults which the instructor had put on; little bits of screwed up paper in relay...
Forum: The Radio Room 4th August 2019, 00:16
Replies: 15
Views: 1,018
Posted By Paul Braxton
Have you legally changed your name to Michael...

Have you legally changed your name to Michael Oceanspan, I wonder?

Such a weirdly wonderful juxtaposition of names!
Forum: The Radio Room 3rd August 2019, 06:37
Replies: 15
Views: 1,018
Posted By Paul Braxton
Thanks for your private msg, Michael. Glad to...

Thanks for your private msg, Michael. Glad to know you got your namesake working. If I ever get my hands on an Apollo, I'll be sure to drop by, look at your manuals. Thanks again.

Paul
Forum: Say Hello 27th July 2019, 00:09
Replies: 7
Views: 379
Posted By Paul Braxton
Yep, we had the same Oceanspan, under the...

Yep, we had the same Oceanspan, under the tutelage of one Frank Mayoh, no less, in the old 'Cabin' building on Chapel Road, near the end up there. It was all valve then, including the Lifeguard,...
Forum: Say Hello 26th July 2019, 08:00
Replies: 7
Views: 379
Posted By Paul Braxton
VK5NU: Very pleased to welcome a fellow Norwood...

VK5NU: Very pleased to welcome a fellow Norwood Techie. I attended '67 to '69, but stayed with Marconi Marine for nearly 13 years. I will keep an ear out on the old Atalanta for you, although I...
Forum: The Radio Room 22nd July 2019, 23:29
Replies: 26
Views: 1,915
Posted By Paul Braxton
#18...

#18 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=18) : Good to see you on forum, Bob.
Forum: Bank Line 14th July 2019, 23:06
Replies: 26
Views: 2,270
Posted By Paul Braxton
Too many to speak of. Easier to remember some of...

Too many to speak of. Easier to remember some of the ones which I didn't like! (Dampier in NW Australia was one, another was La Skhirra in Libya and just about anywhere in western Africa).
Forum: The Radio Room 7th July 2019, 23:48
Replies: 15
Views: 1,232
Posted By Paul Braxton
... and the metal parts of the earphones would...

... and the metal parts of the earphones would often burn your ears a bit on the old 'Serenia'...
Forum: The Radio Room 1st July 2019, 23:51
Replies: 30
Views: 2,345
Posted By Paul Braxton
...and '73's back to you, Martin. Nice area of...

...and '73's back to you, Martin. Nice area of the country to live in, Manawatu.

...and Ron (ref. your post #11 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=11) ):...
Forum: The Radio Room 28th June 2019, 07:27
Replies: 30
Views: 2,345
Posted By Paul Braxton
Yes, the Apollo was a bit of a dream machine as...

Yes, the Apollo was a bit of a dream machine as far as I was concerned. Still trying to get my hands on one for my own version of a working museum, here at home. The Nixie tube readout, which was a...
Forum: The Radio Room 28th June 2019, 07:15
Replies: 23
Views: 1,499
Posted By Paul Braxton
WSC! Wow, there's a blast from the past. Worked...

WSC! Wow, there's a blast from the past. Worked that station a few times, usually only with OBS tfc. Nice, powerful station, if I remember rightly. Thanks for your info re SDR. I've tried one...
Forum: The Radio Room 28th June 2019, 07:13
Replies: 23
Views: 1,499
Posted By Paul Braxton
Thanks for your comments, Majoco. No, I haven't...

Thanks for your comments, Majoco. No, I haven't got any spares for the valves in the Atalanta, but I guess they would be available online somewhere. Thanks for the tip. Auckland Aero and sometimes...
Forum: The Radio Room 22nd June 2019, 08:33
Replies: 23
Views: 1,499
Posted By Paul Braxton
Thanks for that, guys. Looks as if it may not be...

Thanks for that, guys. Looks as if it may not be my rx after all then. Good job, 'cos I don't have any test gear or spares, apart from an AVO, although I do have the manual (and it's intact!)
...
Forum: The Radio Room 21st June 2019, 23:30
Replies: 23
Views: 1,499
Posted By Paul Braxton
GW3OQK: Hi from NZ (assume you are in UK?) ...

GW3OQK: Hi from NZ (assume you are in UK?)

I'm not getting as much activity on 14MHz either, come to that. 7MHz ham stuff is down, but still something there after dark. I reckon it could be the...
Forum: The Radio Room 21st June 2019, 06:25
Replies: 23
Views: 1,499
Posted By Paul Braxton
Poor HF reception on 16 - 28MHz band

My Atalanta rx is pretty well dead on the above band. No bcast stations, no time signal from WWVH, just static. Is anyone aware of the possibility of sunspot or other solar event which might be...
Forum: The Radio Room 4th January 2019, 20:46
Replies: 12
Views: 1,881
Posted By Paul Braxton
Radio Room "Benhope"

Happy New Year!

Just been looking at the 'Gallery' section, in particular, the Ben Line's "Benhope"/GXZH? which I had two consecutive trips on, in 1980/81, with Captain Ralph Cowie (sadly no...
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