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Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 4th August 2019, 20:16
Replies: 254
Views: 64,074
Posted By BobClay
I got your message. Many thanks for that. Hard...

I got your message. Many thanks for that. Hard to believe all that was more than 40 years ago. :eek:

That was one of my favourite trips

I stuck with CP until 1986 then came ashore in various...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 30th August 2018, 08:49
Replies: 35
Views: 5,226
Posted By BobClay
Towards the end I noticed a lot of...

Towards the end I noticed a lot of disappearances. The lecky disappeared, the fifth engineers disappeared, along came UMS and suddenly there are only four engineers. Cadets disappeared.

I figured...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 30th August 2018, 08:45
Replies: 35
Views: 5,226
Posted By BobClay
I always excused that as: dedicated...

I always excused that as: dedicated reconnaissance on behalf of the crew :sweat:
Forum: The Radio Room 28th August 2018, 09:55
Replies: 77
Views: 10,589
Posted By BobClay
Yep the Scandinavian stations were fond of it and...

Yep the Scandinavian stations were fond of it and remember tuning up to us it with them.

As for the Sun ? … well it pretty much controls HF propagation but you're right in so much you shouldn't...
Forum: The Radio Room 27th August 2018, 22:13
Replies: 77
Views: 10,589
Posted By BobClay
I can't remember GKA ever working 25Mhz … mind...

I can't remember GKA ever working 25Mhz … mind you, I can't remember ever getting QRY 1 either. (Only joking lads … call off the hit men.) :sweat:
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 27th August 2018, 19:50
Replies: 35
Views: 5,226
Posted By BobClay
Those first couple of years I kind of liked the...

Those first couple of years I kind of liked the travelling, and the sunshine, and the foreign ports and so on, (you come from an industrial town in the West Midlands, Cleethorpes is somewhere exotic...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 27th August 2018, 19:39
Replies: 31
Views: 3,304
Posted By BobClay
Although in the main I would oppose John McCain's...

Although in the main I would oppose John McCain's political view point, there's little doubt in my mind that as a man he was honourable and believed passionately. You couldn't help but respect such...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 27th August 2018, 11:55
Replies: 35
Views: 5,226
Posted By BobClay
Joined Shell Tanker Venassa in late 1965 as a...

Joined Shell Tanker Venassa in late 1965 as a 'Fireman/Greaser.' Just caught the 7 day week as I was at sea aboard her during the strike (was an NUS member at the time.)
Did the Hemisinus and the...
Forum: The Radio Room 26th August 2018, 13:04
Replies: 77
Views: 10,589
Posted By BobClay
I haven't the capacity to be induced by electric...

I haven't the capacity to be induced by electric jokes. (Oh dear, when I'm good, I'm bad ... but when I'm bad, I'm worse.) (Apologies to Mae for paraphrasing her line.) :sweat:

Magnetic turtles...
Forum: The Radio Room 26th August 2018, 09:41
Replies: 77
Views: 10,589
Posted By BobClay
Interesting sunspot just popped up almost...

Interesting sunspot just popped up almost overnight and is now the size of the Earth. But it's polarity suggests it's part of the next Solar Cycle which is quite strange, given we're still...
Forum: The Radio Room 21st August 2018, 22:00
Replies: 97
Views: 13,943
Posted By BobClay
Have to say that my experience with this little...

Have to say that my experience with this little SDR which was given to me, and a bit of research that it really is quite a cheap one, has enthused me to buy a more expensive model to see how much...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 20th August 2018, 20:12
Replies: 7
Views: 747
Posted By BobClay
Portable hard drive docks are a great idea,...

Portable hard drive docks are a great idea, either USB or with ESATA ports usually available on modern computers.

I have rooks of old hard drives recovered from zonked or just plain old outdated...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 20th August 2018, 18:48
Replies: 7
Views: 747
Posted By BobClay
That's quite true. If there are a bunch of...

That's quite true. If there are a bunch of updates, quite often Windows wont allow all of them to go in at once. As FJ says look carefully at the update history and version numbers, it may be...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 20th August 2018, 17:37
Replies: 7
Views: 747
Posted By BobClay
You can try a full Windows update reset. This...

You can try a full Windows update reset. This involves deleting the folder in the Windows directory called 'SoftwareDistribution' or better still, renaming it 'SoftwareDistributionOld.'
You wont be...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 16th August 2018, 21:10
Replies: 9
Views: 880
Posted By BobClay
Power house lady with a power house voice. Major...

Power house lady with a power house voice. Major part of a great era in music.
Forum: The Radio Room 13th August 2018, 12:00
Replies: 97
Views: 13,943
Posted By BobClay
I remember first encounter with the R551 on my...

I remember first encounter with the R551 on my first CP Ship. I thought it was the bees knees :sweat: but then the only other Redifon rx I'd sailed with had been the R50M ... which puts you into...
Forum: The Bridge 12th August 2018, 22:40
Replies: 4
Views: 963
Posted By BobClay
Worth noting when they name ships the Morse code...

Worth noting when they name ships the Morse code is rarely considered. Hence the number of times CP Ship Fort Assiniboine had the odd problem. :sweat:
Forum: Ship Research 12th August 2018, 20:33
Replies: 11
Views: 807
Posted By BobClay
Worth bearing in mind Suez was shut on and off...

Worth bearing in mind Suez was shut on and off about that era due to conflict. I joined the Bendearg in 1970 and her route was London, Panama, South Korea, Taiwan (Formosa,) Hong Kong and back to...
Forum: The Radio Room 12th August 2018, 14:31
Replies: 97
Views: 13,943
Posted By BobClay
Thanks for that. I have a computer running Linux...

Thanks for that. I have a computer running Linux so I'll put that on the project list. :sweat:
Forum: The Radio Room 11th August 2018, 09:37
Replies: 97
Views: 13,943
Posted By BobClay
With reference to #85...

With reference to #85 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=85) and the SDR Dongle. I've been fiddling with this for a few days and finally got it to work.

Had to...
Forum: The Radio Room 3rd August 2018, 12:57
Replies: 85
Views: 6,730
Posted By BobClay
It's cold shower time again. (Jester)

It's cold shower time again. (Jester)
Forum: The Radio Room 3rd August 2018, 11:10
Replies: 40
Views: 5,028
Posted By BobClay
No offence Tim but . (aaaaarrrrrgggghhhh !!) ...

No offence Tim but . (aaaaarrrrrgggghhhh !!) (see above.)

I have been trying to come by a Redifon R408 for a year or two now but it would seem they're pretty rare beasts these days. I trained...
Forum: Container Vessels 1st August 2018, 17:49
Replies: 15
Views: 3,834
Posted By BobClay
I remember doing a late Autumn relieving trip on...

I remember doing a late Autumn relieving trip on the CP Trader (apparently some people liked these boxy boats, and stayed on them !!!) and it rolled its guts out all the way across the Atlantic to...
Forum: The Radio Room 31st July 2018, 17:08
Replies: 97
Views: 13,943
Posted By BobClay
I got the impression from my visit that you would...

I got the impression from my visit that you would not be picking out a particular HF frequency. However I'll be honest, the only thing I really recognized when I took this pix was the Morse key and...
Forum: The Radio Room 31st July 2018, 15:13
Replies: 97
Views: 13,943
Posted By BobClay
Anybody had any direct experience with the...

Anybody had any direct experience with the DXPatrol USB dongle SDR radio. I've sort of accidently come by one, and although I've downloaded all the manuals and software I just wondered if anybody...
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