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Search: Posts Made By: Manchester
Forum: The Radio Room 24th June 2019, 21:21
Replies: 23
Views: 1,459
Posted By Manchester
My memory of SDR is situation display radar....

My memory of SDR is situation display radar. Marconi I think
Forum: Ship Research 20th October 2018, 12:29
Replies: 49
Views: 11,275
Posted By Manchester
Not sure when OBS came in but it was a voluntary...

Not sure when OBS came in but it was a voluntary thing. Seems every ship I joined had it.
Forum: Ship Research 18th October 2018, 15:01
Replies: 49
Views: 11,275
Posted By Manchester
Anyone onboard Crystal Jewel when we went through...

Anyone onboard Crystal Jewel when we went through hurricane "Cleo" in 1965. I joined in November 1964 and left in May 65. We were sailing from Mazatlan to Gydinia with a full cargo of grain.
...
Forum: The Radio Room 23rd April 2017, 19:38
Replies: 471
Views: 61,936
Posted By Manchester
As Varley says RT procedure wasn't followed. I.e...

As Varley says RT procedure wasn't followed. I.e using PAN PAN from the coast station when "Estonia" had sent a Mayday. Not knowing their position was more worrying. No GPS?
Forum: The Radio Room 6th March 2016, 13:01
Replies: 21
Views: 4,146
Posted By Manchester
I did have one experience of the 'numbers'...

I did have one experience of the 'numbers' approach. As I lived near Liverpool, I went in to the depot there near the end of my leave, to 'see what went on'. I was directed to wait my turn in the...
Forum: The Radio Room 10th December 2015, 11:54
Replies: 13
Views: 2,272
Posted By Manchester
Spies

Christmas card from our major "Spy Network". I should have joined up if it is so easy to decode their Christmas card!!!
...
Forum: The Radio Room 19th August 2015, 16:44
Replies: 471
Views: 61,936
Posted By Manchester
Which begs the question they must've had a lot of...

Which begs the question they must've had a lot of ships to run out from P3AA to P3ZZ..

The problem nowadays is that any pleasure craft fitted with VHF DSC etc needs a callsign. So they soon run...
Forum: The Radio Room 17th August 2015, 17:09
Replies: 471
Views: 61,936
Posted By Manchester
Another FOC no doubt!

Another FOC no doubt!
Forum: The Radio Room 16th August 2015, 18:01
Replies: 471
Views: 61,936
Posted By Manchester
Thanks Finbar, never known 500Kcs so quiet!...

Thanks Finbar, never known 500Kcs so quiet! However where on earth was P3QO2 registered? (Calling FFB) sounds like the callsign of a lifeboat tx calling the mother ship - usually ended with mother...
Forum: The Radio Room 16th August 2015, 17:54
Replies: 54
Views: 11,211
Posted By Manchester
The scanners would automatically align together...

The scanners would automatically align together to the wind direction if they were switched off!
Forum: Say Hello 16th April 2015, 12:38
Replies: 20
Views: 3,541
Posted By Manchester
The ship ran aground on Horsburgh Reef off Malaya...

The ship ran aground on Horsburgh Reef off Malaya which resulted in 3 months in Singapore eventually.

A jinxed ship I think. I was on her in 1965 running from US to Vietnam when we ran aground...
Forum: Manchester Liners 5th March 2015, 16:54
Replies: 1
Views: 3,515
Posted By Manchester
Manchester Liners

1969

Personaly I think ML container fleet was the most advanced shipping company I can think of. Fitted carpets on the bridge! Full automation in the ER. I.e. All engineers day workers. I was...
Forum: The Radio Room 25th February 2015, 12:22
Replies: 35
Views: 7,186
Posted By Manchester
PS Re the Special ticket ... It was the same as...

PS Re the Special ticket ... It was the same as 2nd Class but without the theory exams. I think the course lasted 9 months in Grimsby. Holders were only permitted to sail on vessels that were not...
Forum: Special Purpose Vessels 19th February 2015, 15:21
Replies: 14
Views: 11,698
Posted By Manchester
Sorry should read "Ranger Briseis" later became...

Sorry should read "Ranger Briseis" later became "Hausa"

http://sterntrawlers.shippedia.com/vessel.php?id=15&n=Ranger%20Briseis&r=SN30
Forum: Special Purpose Vessels 19th February 2015, 15:03
Replies: 14
Views: 11,698
Posted By Manchester
I think the other ship up there was the "Ranger...

I think the other ship up there was the "Ranger Brises" (spellng?)
Forum: Special Purpose Vessels 19th February 2015, 14:24
Replies: 14
Views: 11,698
Posted By Manchester
Hi Brian, I was Electronics Officer on...

Hi Brian,
I was Electronics Officer on "Othello" in September 1973 so we must have had a chat sometime. Great job but a bit disconcerting one time when having fixed the steering gear on one trawler...
Forum: Say Hello 7th September 2014, 11:44
Replies: 7
Views: 1,397
Posted By Manchester
What is a cs10? We just had discharge books when...

What is a cs10? We just had discharge books when I was at sea.
Forum: The Radio Room 11th August 2014, 17:09
Replies: 70
Views: 12,337
Posted By Manchester
Brilliant - brought back some memories. Thanks...

Brilliant - brought back some memories. Thanks for the link.
Forum: The Radio Room 23rd March 2014, 19:52
Replies: 27
Views: 5,561
Posted By Manchester
Thanks endure - brings back many happy memories,...

Thanks endure - brings back many happy memories, KFS was the only station who gave me a complement for my excellent morse when sending the usual 500+ stores cable on a typical marconi key! ...
Forum: The Radio Room 16th March 2014, 13:22
Replies: 12
Views: 2,037
Posted By Manchester
Snap !!

Snap !!
Forum: Manchester Liners 2nd December 2013, 14:02
Replies: 28
Views: 9,113
Posted By Manchester
Who remembers what this one is for Black ...

Who remembers what this one is for

Black
Bastards
Rape
Our
Young
Girls
But
Virgins
Forum: Manchester Liners 30th November 2013, 16:30
Replies: 28
Views: 9,113
Posted By Manchester
MOdeWheel, Barton, Irlam, Latchford, Eastham ...

MOdeWheel, Barton, Irlam, Latchford, Eastham


That's the one I was thinking about! Back to sleep now.
Forum: Manchester Liners 30th November 2013, 16:02
Replies: 28
Views: 9,113
Posted By Manchester
Brilliant Barrie!

Brilliant Barrie!
Forum: Manchester Liners 30th November 2013, 13:26
Replies: 28
Views: 9,113
Posted By Manchester
Acronyms

Anyone remember the acronym "MOBILE" when sailing down the canal?
Forum: Royal Navy 21st August 2013, 18:29
Replies: 13
Views: 2,386
Posted By Manchester
Exactly

Exactly
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