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Search: Posts Made By: 7woodlane
Forum: The Radio Room 3rd May 2019, 21:26
Replies: 11
Views: 1,550
Posted By 7woodlane
mcimarine50s

This is a picture of Marconi's pre sea training course for newly qualified R/Os at Hamble. Situated on the civilian airfield there. the photograph was taken in 1953 certainly. Not sure of the month,...
Forum: Cameras, Photography and Equipment 14th February 2015, 20:51
Replies: 4
Views: 2,872
Posted By 7woodlane
Fuji camera

To Johnvvc and Chadburn
Just got back to the site. Sorry I had not acknowledged earlier but didn't expect rapid response if at all. ( I should have known better !) Anyway some good ideas there...
Forum: Cameras, Photography and Equipment 26th January 2015, 15:43
Replies: 4
Views: 2,872
Posted By 7woodlane
Fujifilm Finepix F200 EXR

Have had this camera about five years, no problems at all, until now. The extending lens has jammed, not fully displayed, rendering the camera completely unusable. Have been quoted 75 + for...
Forum: The Radio Room 4th December 2014, 14:34
Replies: 101
Views: 16,761
Posted By 7woodlane
In the List of Coast Stations of the 50s. A...

In the List of Coast Stations of the 50s. A Lebanese coast station. OD2AAD. Also those old favourites the two Swedish ships. **** and SHYT/Birka. These callsigns have now been deleted.
Forum: Colliers 4th January 2014, 13:27
Replies: 34
Views: 15,408
Posted By 7woodlane
re: Fulham power station. Sincere thanks to all...

re: Fulham power station. Sincere thanks to all who replied so quickly. To all I wish a happy and healthy 2014, and keep those memories flowing.
Forum: Colliers 17th December 2013, 17:34
Replies: 34
Views: 15,408
Posted By 7woodlane
Seeing mention of the m/v Battersea brought back...

Seeing mention of the m/v Battersea brought back memories of my time on the sistership m/v Blackwall Point. Endless trips from Tyne/Blyth/Seaham/Methil/ Sunderland to Battersea power station and...
Forum: The Radio Room 20th July 2013, 16:41
Replies: 59
Views: 11,599
Posted By 7woodlane
The d/f receiver was a useful piece of equipment,...

The d/f receiver was a useful piece of equipment, as most comments are positive about its ability. Never any doubt about its usefulness especially in foggy situations/night times when some OldMen...
Forum: Colliers 4th April 2013, 15:25
Replies: 23
Views: 14,565
Posted By 7woodlane
Memories of the Hawkwood in 1958. Tyne to the...

Memories of the Hawkwood in 1958. Tyne to the Tees and back again and again and again. In the Tyne Geordies disappeared home like you say. Same thing on the Blackwall Point. So if the ship had to...
Forum: Ship Research 2nd March 2013, 17:18
Replies: 0
Views: 722
Posted By 7woodlane
Apollo. Sailing vessel. Early 1800s.

Apollo. Sailing vessel of the early 1800s, Master by the name of Gruby. Described as a coaster, but traded out of Hull (mostly), with Baltic countries. What I don't have is much info about the...
Forum: The Radio Room 7th September 2012, 14:23
Replies: 45
Views: 8,667
Posted By 7woodlane
You are right. Cowhig was one of two surveyors...

You are right. Cowhig was one of two surveyors at the Liverpool SRIO. I met him at the Hull office in the early eighties. There was another Cowhig (but not related) at Southampton Tech when I was...
Forum: The Radio Room 10th January 2012, 16:17
Replies: 99
Views: 18,307
Posted By 7woodlane
East Ham depot. Staff Clerk Dyer. When at home...

East Ham depot. Staff Clerk Dyer. When at home you were always sent a telegram "" report Eastham depot 0900 "" on such and such a date, regardless of where you lived.
Standard text I suppose. ...
Forum: The Radio Room 5th November 2011, 17:25
Replies: 12
Views: 2,496
Posted By 7woodlane
When I quit the sea at the end of 1960 I seem to ...

When I quit the sea at the end of 1960 I seem to recall that my monthly pay with Siemens was about 57 a month. You had your own salary book. Every month you posted your salary claim to Mr...
Forum: The Radio Room 28th August 2011, 14:50
Replies: 349
Views: 94,921
Posted By 7woodlane
Coasting men may remember "Mick and Susie's" at...

Coasting men may remember "Mick and Susie's" at North Killingholme. An old farmhouse at the foot of the jetty with an ' Off Licence ' - way ahead of its time as regards today's opening hours. ...
Forum: The Radio Room 7th March 2011, 20:38
Replies: 203
Views: 33,585
Posted By 7woodlane
Not intended to be offensive over these 2...

Not intended to be offensive over these 2 callsigns. They did actually exist. Sierra Hotel India Tango, passed us in the Brisbane River. The chief R/O took great delight telling everybody about...
Forum: The Radio Room 7th March 2011, 20:30
Replies: 203
Views: 33,585
Posted By 7woodlane
Remember seeing a Swedish vsl, long time ago out...

Remember seeing a Swedish vsl, long time ago out Australia way, her name escapes me but c/s was ****. Yes, before anyone asks there was also SHYT. They were listed in the Dicky Dappel of the...
Forum: Say Hello 5th March 2011, 15:59
Replies: 18
Views: 2,736
Posted By 7woodlane
Not much more to say about the Blackwall Point. ...

Not much more to say about the Blackwall Point. I was R/O there from 1958 to '60. Joined her at Dunston. She must have just come off the Barry run as the crew were all Welsh, from Cap'n ...
Forum: The Radio Room 3rd March 2011, 14:08
Replies: 21
Views: 1,611
Posted By 7woodlane
Thanks to all for putting me right about DAO. ...

Thanks to all for putting me right about DAO. Got mixed up 'twixt Kiel and E/W. It happened over 50 years ago. That's my excuse anyway. m/v Supremity was the vessel. I'm just pleased that they...
Forum: The Radio Room 1st March 2011, 20:48
Replies: 21
Views: 1,611
Posted By 7woodlane
From memory, and that is not always a good...

From memory, and that is not always a good sign, I am sure (?)that DAO was Elbe-Weser radiostation.
David.
Forum: The Radio Room 1st March 2011, 12:53
Replies: 21
Views: 1,611
Posted By 7woodlane
Picture the scene. Sailing up the Elbe,...

Picture the scene. Sailing up the Elbe, literally ten minutes from mooring in Hamburg, crew ready for the off. I had shut down long ago, then heard DAO's traffic list on the Ch.Steward's radio...
Forum: The Radio Room 20th February 2011, 20:59
Replies: 203
Views: 33,585
Posted By 7woodlane
Troppo Don't know why the two categories were...

Troppo
Don't know why the two categories were used, although someone will come up with an answer. In the same era another liner the Orcades rejoiced (?) with call letters MABA, but I don't...
Forum: The Radio Room 13th February 2011, 17:43
Replies: 203
Views: 33,585
Posted By 7woodlane
First trip in '53. ss Mooltan, c/s GFBC. It is...

First trip in '53. ss Mooltan, c/s GFBC. It is stuck forever in that big space between my ears where my brain should be. Can anyone remember also ss Himalaya c/s MCDY. In the olden days of Area...
Forum: Ship Research 20th January 2011, 21:36
Replies: 8
Views: 2,993
Posted By 7woodlane
Like you, don't know for certain about the fuel...

Like you, don't know for certain about the fuel niceties, except that she was oil-fired to the end of her days. I did the last two trips on her to Aus. Then off we went to the breakers in...
Forum: The Radio Room 19th December 2010, 21:55
Replies: 23
Views: 2,856
Posted By 7woodlane
Christmas at GKA. Nothing to do with all the...

Christmas at GKA. Nothing to do with all the traffic at that time. 1968 and a baby due end of December - ish. I could not have any leave over the Xmas period. The baby decided to come into the...
Forum: The Radio Room 26th October 2010, 13:35
Replies: 38
Views: 4,096
Posted By 7woodlane
Mikeg makes fair comment about battery lockers, ...

Mikeg makes fair comment about battery lockers, access to, and all that bother (to some of us), but the Master has some responsibility to ensure all is well on his ship. Anyone else agree ? I...
Forum: The Radio Room 24th October 2010, 14:43
Replies: 38
Views: 4,096
Posted By 7woodlane
Big container ship in Southampton. During survey...

Big container ship in Southampton. During survey asked why no mention of weekly lifeboat tests in the radio log at all. " Well, if I actually test it, it will cause it to break down, so I just...
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