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Forum: Nautical Colleges Yesterday, 19:34
Replies: 33
Views: 7,323
Posted By sparks69
Cycled through Brid a couple of days ago, jam...

Cycled through Brid a couple of days ago, jam packed with grockles, Shaftsbury Road still there.
Just memories
:(
Forum: The Radio Room 9th August 2019, 09:42
Replies: 79
Views: 14,546
Posted By sparks69
Mr Cameron has a lot to answer...

Mr Cameron has a lot to answer for...............................
Forum: The Radio Room 3rd August 2019, 19:09
Replies: 15
Views: 934
Posted By sparks69
Visited there last summer. Magic place and the...

Visited there last summer. Magic place and the coffee was good too.
Forum: Ship Research 22nd July 2019, 17:34
Replies: 25
Views: 2,609
Posted By sparks69
You can get them in Greggs ;)

You can get them in Greggs ;)
Forum: The Radio Room 7th July 2019, 22:35
Replies: 15
Views: 1,204
Posted By sparks69
I did like the power though. The fluorescent...

I did like the power though. The fluorescent tubes in the radio room would flash when keying on 4 & 6 MHz.
Forum: The Radio Room 5th July 2019, 21:36
Replies: 15
Views: 1,204
Posted By sparks69
Every time I turned that big knob in the middle I...

Every time I turned that big knob in the middle I held my breath !
Forum: The Radio Room 25th June 2019, 22:20
Replies: 30
Views: 2,277
Posted By sparks69
I always loved MIMCO gears names. Never quite...

I always loved MIMCO gears names. Never quite sure if you were supposed to have a sense of humour ;)
Forum: The Radio Room 25th June 2019, 22:18
Replies: 23
Views: 1,462
Posted By sparks69
Don't mention Photoplot..........................

Don't mention Photoplot..........................
Forum: The Radio Room 22nd June 2019, 10:52
Replies: 23
Views: 1,462
Posted By sparks69
No not a wind up sorry if it came out that way. ...

No not a wind up sorry if it came out that way.
I was a radio op for 20 years and in that time 22/26 MHz came & went. 17Mhz was the best for Dx during the day. With the single man watch keeping (2...
Forum: The Radio Room 21st June 2019, 18:50
Replies: 23
Views: 1,462
Posted By sparks69
I understood the word "Atalanta" but the rest...

I understood the word "Atalanta" but the rest .......
Please elucidate.
Forum: The Radio Room 20th May 2019, 15:44
Replies: 21
Views: 2,004
Posted By sparks69
Might have mentioned this before elsewhere but I...

Might have mentioned this before elsewhere but I sailed with a Master in the 60's who kept red Marconi received message forms in his office drawer so he could type out his own messages for the...
Forum: The Radio Room 18th May 2019, 21:46
Replies: 21
Views: 2,004
Posted By sparks69
kacny

kacny
Forum: The Radio Room 14th May 2019, 20:20
Replies: 471
Views: 61,939
Posted By sparks69
I remember in the 60's another R/O called me up...

I remember in the 60's another R/O called me up and informed me "The skips are in !!!!!"
I spent an interesting half hour QSX to various stns.
Happy daze
Forum: The Radio Room 7th April 2019, 22:24
Replies: 6
Views: 1,236
Posted By sparks69
When did "RADIO" start I thought it was...

When did "RADIO" start I thought it was "WIRELESS" originally ?

(The "M" was an early McDonalds cap badge ?)
Forum: The Radio Room 6th April 2019, 15:30
Replies: 23
Views: 2,077
Posted By sparks69
Don't encourage him please ! (Still trying to...

Don't encourage him please !
(Still trying to work it out - bit rusty these days)

Just got it ..............................

;)

That was my 417th post -- Working frequency of GNF ?
Forum: The Radio Room 6th April 2019, 15:25
Replies: 22
Views: 1,810
Posted By sparks69
I do like radios with smiley faces !

I do like radios with smiley faces !
Forum: The Radio Room 10th March 2019, 22:25
Replies: 6
Views: 795
Posted By sparks69
It had a little drift on HF. .....and...

It had a little drift on HF.

.....and some.......... ;)
Forum: The Radio Room 9th March 2019, 19:50
Replies: 6
Views: 795
Posted By sparks69
Interesting - Thanks for the post. One thing...

Interesting - Thanks for the post.
One thing though the R551 was rubbish on MF even the ALERT was better (sorry - bit of exaggeration there ;)
Any one else of the same opinion ?
(forget I...
Forum: BP Shipping 22nd February 2019, 14:55
Replies: 7
Views: 1,097
Posted By sparks69
I loved the midships tankers, far more...

I loved the midships tankers, far more comfortable than the all aft ones. Had their down sides though. Can't remember ever doing any high speed trials after DD on the Tyne in Oct 1970. My diary...
Forum: The Radio Room 19th February 2019, 18:46
Replies: 7
Views: 1,210
Posted By sparks69
I think I'll stick to collecting bicycles !

I think I'll stick to collecting bicycles !
Forum: The Radio Room 6th February 2019, 15:11
Replies: 30
Views: 2,682
Posted By sparks69
TRF's ---- Marconi A-Lert ----- as much use as a...

TRF's ---- Marconi A-Lert ----- as much use as a chocolate fire guard !
Forum: The Radio Room 29th January 2019, 15:23
Replies: 30
Views: 2,682
Posted By sparks69
DAN would be heard in the background of the 6...

DAN would be heard in the background of the 6 o'clock news on the Home Service.
Years later I found that the IF was DAN's working frequency.
Forum: BP Shipping 21st January 2019, 20:16
Replies: 69
Views: 16,080
Posted By sparks69
Just been into the loft (banged my head on the...

Just been into the loft (banged my head on the rafters and scalped myself)) and found the letter dated August 1966 telling me I had passed the interview. The letter heading was Britannic House,...
Forum: BP Shipping 21st January 2019, 19:50
Replies: 69
Views: 16,080
Posted By sparks69
Not sure which one, but River Plate House sounds...

Not sure which one, but River Plate House sounds familiar. but it could have been old, old Panic House.
Anyway I got the job ! They must have been desperate !
Forum: BP Shipping 18th January 2019, 18:56
Replies: 69
Views: 16,080
Posted By sparks69
I had my interview in the office in Finsbury...

I had my interview in the office in Finsbury Circus in early summer 1966.
I remember being interviewed in a small room which had a cistern high up on the wall. The walls were eau-de-nil coloured.
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