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Search: Posts Made By: mikeg
Forum: Computers and The Internet 24th November 2012, 12:49
Replies: 19
Views: 4,973
Posted By mikeg
David, Must have missed that one. The Trash 80...

David, Must have missed that one. The Trash 80 got me quite proficient in MS Basic, a skill no longer of any use to me now. The machine language instruction however was carried over to later...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 23rd November 2012, 13:42
Replies: 19
Views: 4,973
Posted By mikeg
Still got my TRS-80 in the loft, it hasn't been...

Still got my TRS-80 in the loft, it hasn't been powered up for eons. Every time I came home on leave it would get another upgrade:

1. Numeric keys added.
2. Memory Expansion.
3. One Disk drive...
Forum: The Radio Room 20th November 2012, 15:18
Replies: 18
Views: 4,167
Posted By mikeg
Wow Hugh, you're a quick learner! :)

Wow Hugh, you're a quick learner! :)
Forum: The Radio Room 13th November 2012, 18:58
Replies: 104
Views: 22,608
Posted By mikeg
Certainly helped my career hugely! Did the MNTB...

Certainly helped my career hugely! Did the MNTB Electronics Cert at Brunel during 1973. I enjoyed the course very much, very hard work though! Can't now recall many of the personnel there but Alans...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 12th November 2012, 14:38
Replies: 115
Views: 16,778
Posted By mikeg
Its a crazy world when Bankers & BBC bosses do a...

Its a crazy world when Bankers & BBC bosses do a god-awful job, get fired and then get given massive amounts of cash.
Forum: The Radio Room 7th November 2012, 11:50
Replies: 18
Views: 4,167
Posted By mikeg
Ron, I'm sure a great deal of luck was on my...

Ron,

I'm sure a great deal of luck was on my side. I had a lot of respect for Walter because you could discuss technical matters with him and he would always listen and act if required (following...
Forum: The Radio Room 5th November 2012, 00:36
Replies: 18
Views: 4,167
Posted By mikeg
I found just the opposite, went on a Predictor...

I found just the opposite, went on a Predictor course, next ship fitted with Predictor. Same thing happened with a SDR course next ship had SDR ditto with Photoplot and Decca radar course and It had...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 26th September 2012, 12:34
Replies: 12
Views: 4,775
Posted By mikeg
Hi, sailed with a Capt. Boots in Shell, any...

Hi, sailed with a Capt. Boots in Shell, any relation?
Forum: The Radio Room 24th September 2012, 11:23
Replies: 51
Views: 12,398
Posted By mikeg
I've great respect for the venerable Avo 8, it...

I've great respect for the venerable Avo 8, it was mostly all I wanted for faultfinding in the RR and on the bridge. Like others I carried a quality Digital meter as the bulk of the Avo 8 was...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 8th September 2012, 12:33
Replies: 35
Views: 8,276
Posted By mikeg
And a good landing is 'one you can walk away from'

And a good landing is 'one you can walk away from'
Forum: Computers and The Internet 1st September 2012, 12:28
Replies: 35
Views: 8,276
Posted By mikeg
FlightRadar works by having lots of receivers...

FlightRadar works by having lots of receivers around the world picking up information from aircraft called ADS-B, the receivers then feed their local information on to the web for FlightRadar to use....
Forum: The Radio Room 30th August 2012, 14:11
Replies: 11
Views: 3,593
Posted By mikeg
Morse Code on Mars

Morse code letters embedded on the Mars Rover tracks prints out the initials of the lab where the Curiosity rover was made JPL (Jet Propulsion Lab).
I wonder who will be there to read it, R/O's...
Forum: The Radio Room 18th August 2012, 11:01
Replies: 63
Views: 16,329
Posted By mikeg
Ingenious fix! Bet it'll cause some Italian head...

Ingenious fix! Bet it'll cause some Italian head scratching when it eventually fails (*)) Questi englis inglesi sono geniale!
Forum: The Radio Room 23rd July 2012, 11:59
Replies: 70
Views: 16,186
Posted By mikeg
1612 was useful round the UK as often their HF...

1612 was useful round the UK as often their HF freqs went 'over your head' unless you luckily caught groundwave.
Forum: The Radio Room 15th July 2012, 14:20
Replies: 76
Views: 14,348
Posted By mikeg
Was that BA?, the only other Speedbird 3 I know...

Was that BA?, the only other Speedbird 3 I know of nowadays is a type of wristwatch :)
Forum: The Galley 22nd June 2012, 17:38
Replies: 66
Views: 17,014
Posted By mikeg
It went well, the recipe was for 10 servings....

It went well, the recipe was for 10 servings. Very tasty but the ingredient included 3/4 pint of oil which was far too much oil for me (I'm on a diet) so my wife has experimented with a mix of spices...
Forum: The Bridge 21st June 2012, 13:54
Replies: 31
Views: 7,815
Posted By mikeg
Just a small point but do not use a conventional...

Just a small point but do not use a conventional digital radio (or TV) for the reception of time signals i.e. DAB or DRM type because the time signal received may be in error.

Added Note The...
Forum: The Radio Room 13th June 2012, 11:04
Replies: 131
Views: 30,387
Posted By mikeg
During a far east trip the bridge watchkeeper...

During a far east trip the bridge watchkeeper gave me a call early morning to observe Halleys comet. An amazing sight, the sky was very clear and it felt like you would reach out and touch the stars....
Forum: The Galley 14th May 2012, 18:43
Replies: 66
Views: 17,014
Posted By mikeg
Received by post a Madras Curry spice mix from...

Received by post a Madras Curry spice mix from the Ebay shop (that sounds something like The Surry Chop). The shop kindly emailed the recipe in advance. Just got back from shopping for the other...
Forum: The Galley 29th April 2012, 13:46
Replies: 62
Views: 14,005
Posted By mikeg
Never heard the term anti scabotics before,...

Never heard the term anti scabotics before, sounds like an android with eczema.
Forum: The Radio Room 29th April 2012, 12:53
Replies: 57
Views: 10,892
Posted By mikeg
I recall it was the 13th of the month when the AA...

I recall it was the 13th of the month when the AA went off at night due QRN, approx 02:00 & again 04:30 local got back to cabin for Zzz at approx 04:45 followed by ring from the bridge - fault on...
Forum: The Radio Room 28th April 2012, 12:40
Replies: 57
Views: 10,892
Posted By mikeg
Makes me wonder how they initially determined the...

Makes me wonder how they initially determined the number of dashes to trigger the alarm. I'd have thought an additional dash would have markedly decreased false alarms due to QRN
Forum: The Radio Room 26th April 2012, 11:05
Replies: 43
Views: 13,728
Posted By mikeg
An' it don't seem a day too much. (Couldn't...

An' it don't seem a day too much. (Couldn't resist it)
Forum: The Radio Room 22nd April 2012, 12:43
Replies: 43
Views: 13,728
Posted By mikeg
Always thought they were a bit bright, sort of...

Always thought they were a bit bright, sort of like an overdone Argentinians generals braid :D
Forum: The Radio Room 22nd April 2012, 11:26
Replies: 43
Views: 13,728
Posted By mikeg
Dug them out from the bottom of a drawer :)

Dug them out from the bottom of a drawer :)
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