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Search: Posts Made By: Ron Stringer
Forum: The Radio Room 23rd August 2019, 22:01
Replies: 17
Views: 1,015
Posted By Ron Stringer
The Oceanspan VIIE was created to meet the need...

The Oceanspan VIIE was created to meet the need for a type-approved emergency transmitter that, in addition to the medium range 500 kHz/2182 kHz facilities of the Salvor III, could also provide long...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 22nd August 2019, 17:57
Replies: 82
Views: 24,242
Posted By Ron Stringer
Possibly the site owners/operators may have...

Possibly the site owners/operators may have failed to renew their site security licence. Your security system will detect this lack and be unable to verify the site and flag up this point. (In the...
Forum: Say Hello 20th August 2019, 17:00
Replies: 2
Views: 180
Posted By Ron Stringer
Welcome aboard Stan. Have a look here ...

Welcome aboard Stan. Have a look here (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/showthread.php?t=10834&highlight=Globtik+London)and you may see some names that you recognise.
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 19th August 2019, 13:13
Replies: 0
Views: 154
Posted By Ron Stringer
Barrington Pheloung

Surprised that no other 'Sparkies' picked up on the recent death of Barrington Pheloung, especially those from Oz. I have to say that I did eventually detect the morse code in the title music of the...
Forum: The Radio Room 16th August 2019, 10:42
Replies: 37
Views: 1,855
Posted By Ron Stringer
Routing Of Receiver Antennas Via Transmitters

I never sailed with, or went aboard to install or repair any Marconi radio station that routed any receiver antennas via the transmitter. I have seen photos of pre-WW2 installations where, at the...
Forum: The Radio Room 16th August 2019, 10:36
Replies: 37
Views: 1,855
Posted By Ron Stringer
SeaRover post #30...

SeaRover post #30 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=30)

It was probably the NT201 transmitter which was designed for military naval use but purchased and fitted...
Forum: The Radio Room 13th August 2019, 21:20
Replies: 37
Views: 1,855
Posted By Ron Stringer
My smarter-than-me phone substituted 'potato' for...

My smarter-than-me phone substituted 'potato' for 'possible'. Don't ask me why.
Forum: The Radio Room 13th August 2019, 12:13
Replies: 37
Views: 1,855
Posted By Ron Stringer
The ITU Radio Regulations and the UK Radio Rules...

The ITU Radio Regulations and the UK Radio Rules did not specify the maximum number of frequencies that had to be available for transmission, only the minimum provision. However as standard the UK...
Forum: The Radio Room 11th August 2019, 08:22
Replies: 37
Views: 1,855
Posted By Ron Stringer
448 kHz as a working frequency for ships was only...

448 kHz as a working frequency for ships was only available for use in Region 2 (North and South America) as set out in ITU Radio Regs, not in other Regions - another potential source of conflict at...
Forum: The Radio Room 8th August 2019, 10:30
Replies: 37
Views: 1,855
Posted By Ron Stringer
Tony, The 448 experiences were 1960s during...

Tony,

The 448 experiences were 1960s during which time I sailed on/near the US on 4 ships where US stations (especially USCG stations accepting OBS and AMVER messages) regularly directed me to 448...
Forum: The Radio Room 8th August 2019, 08:02
Replies: 37
Views: 1,855
Posted By Ron Stringer
In the UK a ship was only licensed by the GPO to...

In the UK a ship was only licensed by the GPO to use two of those four available MF working frequencies. This was supposedly to ensure that there was a distribution of traffic on any particular...
Forum: The Radio Room 29th July 2019, 09:36
Replies: 5
Views: 556
Posted By Ron Stringer
See here ...

See here (http://jproc.ca/britishmarconi/worldspan.html)for photo of Marconi Worldspan transmitter.
Forum: Brocklebank Line 28th July 2019, 23:18
Replies: 6
Views: 652
Posted By Ron Stringer
Real nostalgia there - the jerkiness of the start...

Real nostalgia there - the jerkiness of the start of the film had me back on board again, watching Walport's latest on the ship's projector.
Forum: The Radio Room 22nd July 2019, 10:14
Replies: 26
Views: 1,905
Posted By Ron Stringer
I have been out of the CCIR/ITU/IMO loop for a...

I have been out of the CCIR/ITU/IMO loop for a couple of decades now but I recall that 2187.5 kHz was designated as the mandatory DSC distress and safety alerting/watchkeeping frequency for GMDSS...
Forum: The Engine Room 14th July 2019, 15:00
Replies: 50
Views: 5,448
Posted By Ron Stringer
#49...

#49 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=49) sounds just like all seatrials of merchant ships that I went on during the 1960s/'70s and '80s while working as a radio...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 9th July 2019, 22:32
Replies: 18
Views: 1,283
Posted By Ron Stringer
I'm not sure how you would decide which is the...

I'm not sure how you would decide which is the best printer but I can recommend Brother printers. The are competitive in price, very reliable and their own branded inks are far less expensive than...
Forum: Vendor Deals 8th July 2019, 19:01
Replies: 2
Views: 244
Posted By Ron Stringer
Select 'Forum' and then scroll down until you see...

Select 'Forum' and then scroll down until you see 'Stormy Weather'. Click on that and you see listed all the threads on that forum, including the BBC Licence fee thread.
Forum: The Radio Room 8th July 2019, 08:44
Replies: 15
Views: 1,229
Posted By Ron Stringer
It wasn't just the use of 'open' antenna feeders...

It wasn't just the use of 'open' antenna feeders (copper tubing) between the transmitter and the external antenna that caused such phenomena. Satisfactory grounding (earthing) of the transmitter was...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 6th July 2019, 09:42
Replies: 16
Views: 1,282
Posted By Ron Stringer
During prolonged trials of ss Regent Pembroke on...

During prolonged trials of ss Regent Pembroke on the Newbiggin measured mile, off the Northumberland coast, she could not achieve the design/contract speed. There was talk of taking her round to the...
Forum: The Radio Room 28th June 2019, 12:51
Replies: 30
Views: 2,335
Posted By Ron Stringer
The Marconi Apollo receiver was the handiwork of...

The Marconi Apollo receiver was the handiwork of receiver design engineer Frank Barker and his assistant Peter Pedlar, both now long-deceased. They also designed the Lodestar series of automatic...
Forum: The Radio Room 25th June 2019, 23:44
Replies: 23
Views: 1,497
Posted By Ron Stringer
You are showing your age David. Both K-H but...

You are showing your age David. Both K-H but Situation Display came far later.
Forum: Ship Research 22nd June 2019, 10:58
Replies: 53
Views: 3,825
Posted By Ron Stringer
Films at Sea

This is a topic that has come up at intervals since the very beginning of SN. Some of the earlier postings can be seen here...
Forum: Ship Research 14th June 2019, 18:54
Replies: 9
Views: 858
Posted By Ron Stringer
Sorry to hear that Brian.

Sorry to hear that Brian.
Forum: Ship Research 10th June 2019, 09:31
Replies: 9
Views: 858
Posted By Ron Stringer
The IMO (International Maritime Organisation - an...

The IMO (International Maritime Organisation - an agency of the UN) number is a unique identity assigned to the ship at construction and retained for life, regardless of the ship's name or country of...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 22nd May 2019, 20:00
Replies: 36
Ink
Views: 2,618
Posted By Ron Stringer
Most inkjet printers have a 'clean cartridges'...

Most inkjet printers have a 'clean cartridges' program in their 'Tools' or 'Maintenance' menu for use in just such circumstances. In normal use the clean cartridges facility should be used only...
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