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Search: Posts Made By: Paul Braxton
Forum: The Radio Room 16th September 2019, 07:39
Replies: 32
Views: 1,897
Posted By Paul Braxton
Hi Mike. Hope you're enjoying your holidays. ...

Hi Mike. Hope you're enjoying your holidays.

Nope, I don't have a sig gen. In fact, I'm almost back to what was commonly available at sea, namely, an AVO8! (In fact, not as good as it was, as...
Forum: The Radio Room 14th September 2019, 22:49
Replies: 32
Views: 1,897
Posted By Paul Braxton
de GRUA... Hello again, Mr. Oceanspan, Sir. ...

de GRUA...

Hello again, Mr. Oceanspan, Sir. Just wondering how things are on the 'ranch'. Desperate for an update on the Challenger and Oceanspan, and all things to do with that.

I got a...
Forum: The Radio Room 12th September 2019, 23:33
Replies: 25
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Posted By Paul Braxton
Re #16...

Re #16 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=16) :

And GLD was G. L. Danielson from the same venerable institute, the co-author of the renowned "Marine Radio...
Forum: The Radio Room 26th August 2019, 11:29
Replies: 32
Views: 1,897
Posted By Paul Braxton
de GRUA... Tks Mr. Oceanspan; I'll pass that...

de GRUA...

Tks Mr. Oceanspan; I'll pass that information on and hopefully they will be able to visit and see how a real radio room looked back in the day.

Paul
Forum: The Radio Room 25th August 2019, 22:23
Replies: 32
Views: 1,897
Posted By Paul Braxton
de GRUA... No, no, boyo! Don't know why I used...

de GRUA... No, no, boyo! Don't know why I used that Welsh-sounding term, as we didn't have any Welsh tutors. No, I attended Norwood Tech Coll in South London.

Just wondering, I'm obviously a...
Forum: The Radio Room 24th August 2019, 23:37
Replies: 32
Views: 1,897
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: 32
Views: 1,897
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: 32
Views: 1,897
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: 19
Views: 1,323
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: 125
Views: 15,331
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: 7,055
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: 7,055
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: 1,293
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: 2,333
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: 1,293
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: 1,293
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: 1,293
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: 457
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: 457
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: 2,128
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: 2,508
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: 1,306
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: 2,550
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: 2,550
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: 1,587
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...
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