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Forum: The Radio Room 27th August 2019, 06:37
Replies: 19
Views: 2,107
Posted By Searcher2004
Thanks for the photos, David and Sparks. I...

Thanks for the photos, David and Sparks.

I took my amateur Morse Test at GKZ in June 1966 (and passed!). I think that the test was held in the/a transmitter room.

Yes, when I started going to...
Forum: The Radio Room 21st August 2019, 10:10
Replies: 19
Views: 2,107
Posted By Searcher2004
Thanks chaps, I think the inclusion of a BFO...

Thanks chaps,

I think the inclusion of a BFO probably does point to beacon reception and as you say SSB was a bonus. On another forum someone mentioned CONSOL reception but I think that was MCW?
...
Forum: The Radio Room 18th August 2019, 11:04
Replies: 19
Views: 2,107
Posted By Searcher2004
Introduction of SSB on the Marine Bands

Hi All,

I'm researching some marine radio equipment, a Coastal Radio Ltd 91/MX, probably of early 1950s era and have a question on the introduction of SSB for shipping use.

As ex-R/Os will...
Forum: The Radio Room 21st July 2019, 11:27
Replies: 26
Views: 2,549
Posted By Searcher2004
I have a Coastal Radio 91/MX small craft AM...

I have a Coastal Radio 91/MX small craft AM station that I'm hoping to get operational for 160 metre band use. The transmitter has 2182 (crystal not fitted) plus 2534, 2301, 2246 and 2009 kc/s. 2182...
Forum: The Radio Room 21st July 2019, 06:05
Replies: 26
Views: 2,549
Posted By Searcher2004
Yes, all those carriers beating together and...

Yes, all those carriers beating together and producing warbly heterodynes!
Forum: The Radio Room 21st July 2019, 05:03
Replies: 26
Views: 2,549
Posted By Searcher2004
135 metres equates to 2221kHz, was that a popular...

135 metres equates to 2221kHz, was that a popular trawler frequency?

I've been doing a bit of research into the use of "wireless" by the RNLI and in their house magazine they often quote...
Forum: The Radio Room 19th July 2019, 09:23
Replies: 26
Views: 2,549
Posted By Searcher2004
There's certainly still (ship to ship?) voice...

There's certainly still (ship to ship?) voice traffic in the old 2MHz marine/amateur band, as down here in Norfolk I often hear very strong SSB signals in non-English languages and other stations...
Forum: The Radio Room 5th February 2019, 11:17
Replies: 23
Views: 2,624
Posted By Searcher2004
OK Andrew, I didn't scroll back far enough...

OK Andrew,

I didn't scroll back far enough to see the previous comments on LSB. For AM on 3615 a 3105 kHz crystal will be needed and I think that was an old airband favourite channel, so there...
Forum: The Radio Room 3rd February 2019, 10:42
Replies: 23
Views: 2,624
Posted By Searcher2004
Yes, a VFO will obviously give more flexibility,...

Yes, a VFO will obviously give more flexibility, the offer of crystals was to enable testing of the set before modifying it to take an external input.

I don't know if this has been mentioned...
Forum: The Radio Room 2nd February 2019, 20:58
Replies: 23
Views: 2,624
Posted By Searcher2004
Hi James, Good find! I was speaking to...

Hi James,

Good find! I was speaking to someone recently who was looking for crystals for a T126, which I think is similar to your T122? If it uses crystals that are 600kHz higher than the wanted...
Forum: Ship Research 23rd November 2018, 11:54
Replies: 1,510
Views: 197,838
Posted By Searcher2004
Does anyone know if the Bembridge web site is...

Does anyone know if the Bembridge web site is still in business? I've tried the links quoted earlier in this thread and get either a 404 error or a blank screen:-

THPV Bembridge 1938

Virtual...
Forum: Say Hello 23rd November 2018, 09:19
Replies: 13
Views: 2,476
Posted By Searcher2004
THPV Bembridge

Would you mind posting the links you are using to the Bembridge site?

Thanks

Roger
Forum: Say Hello 23rd November 2018, 07:16
Replies: 13
Views: 2,476
Posted By Searcher2004
THPV Bembridge

Hi All,

Does anyone know the present state and location of THPV Bembridge? All the links to the Polish site seem to be Error 404 or just dead and I wondered if the old girl had finally gone for...
Forum: The Radio Room 30th June 2018, 07:46
Replies: 85
Views: 7,039
Posted By Searcher2004
In 1968 I was working for the Diplomatic Wireless...

In 1968 I was working for the Diplomatic Wireless Service in the wilds of Buckinghamshire and they had a clear-out of older kit which was offered to staff at knock-down prices.

A radio amateur...
Forum: The Radio Room 26th May 2018, 13:26
Replies: 26
Views: 3,114
Posted By Searcher2004
Hello Andrew, Many thanks for posting the...

Hello Andrew,

Many thanks for posting the file and some good authentic sounding TXs there!

I see you are a VMARS member and I wondered if you saw the recent mention in last month's newsletter...
Forum: The Radio Room 6th May 2018, 07:34
Replies: 26
Views: 3,114
Posted By Searcher2004
There are occasional special R1155/T1154 AM nets...

There are occasional special R1155/T1154 AM nets held on 3615kc by members of VMARS and I think the last one attracted around a dozen sets.

They also hold regular nets open to all comers and...
Forum: The Radio Room 4th April 2018, 22:27
Replies: 3
Views: 2,004
Posted By Searcher2004
Try looking at this BBC documantary of 1979, it...

Try looking at this BBC documantary of 1979, it opens with Rene Cutforth on the cliffs at Hunstanton and follows on from WW1 interception to the WW2 Voluntary Interceptors.
...
Forum: The Radio Room 25th March 2018, 18:07
Replies: 97
Views: 14,621
Posted By Searcher2004
Well done, Bob! TVs don't seem to be so...

Well done, Bob!

TVs don't seem to be so affected these days by a local HF transmission but I do find routers get upset and drop their connection quite often, especially if I go on 160 metres.
...
Forum: The Radio Room 18th March 2018, 08:33
Replies: 160
Views: 31,342
Posted By Searcher2004
183145 183153 Here's a couple of pix...

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183153

Here's a couple of pix taken about 2005 of an Apollo and a Commandant that the Lowestoft Sea Cadets had, ex- a Min of Ag and Fish trawler, I think. The Pye base station was for...
Forum: The Radio Room 17th March 2018, 22:15
Replies: 160
Views: 31,342
Posted By Searcher2004
It is a Commandant, with the Apollo receiver to...

It is a Commandant, with the Apollo receiver to the left of it.

73

'2004
Forum: The Radio Room 2nd November 2017, 08:39
Replies: 4
Views: 967
Posted By Searcher2004
Try this forum:- ...

Try this forum:-

www.vintage-radio.net/forum/index.php

You could also contact the Vintage and Military Amateur Radio Society (VMARS). They have 500+ members and they may be happy to post your...
Forum: The Radio Room 18th October 2017, 07:46
Replies: 67
Views: 4,881
Posted By Searcher2004
Coming back to the original posting in this...

Coming back to the original posting in this thread about getting the right title for a Radio Officer's rank, status, etc. There is another "anomaly" I'd like to see changed and that is in the section...
Forum: The Radio Room 17th October 2017, 11:39
Replies: 28
Views: 1,945
Posted By Searcher2004
Wouldn't AS be used for standby or wait? Or did...

Wouldn't AS be used for standby or wait? Or did commercial ops use something else.

2004
Forum: The Radio Room 16th October 2017, 16:33
Replies: 28
Views: 1,945
Posted By Searcher2004
Thanks Alfred, That must have been quite an...

Thanks Alfred,

That must have been quite an adventure in 1947!

I located the Horizon video on:-

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2w5bpu

They do indeed draw the jet stream conclusion and...
Forum: The Radio Room 16th October 2017, 14:15
Replies: 28
Views: 1,945
Posted By Searcher2004
Yes, I noticed the "29000 ft" peak! A lot is...

Yes, I noticed the "29000 ft" peak! A lot is heresay but there seems enough detail there to make a convincing case.

The book is worth a read, I found my copy at Hay-on-Wye many moons ago and it...
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