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Search: Posts Made By: Ystradgynlais
Forum: The Radio Room 3rd January 2020, 03:47
Replies: 153
Views: 20,278
Posted By Ystradgynlais
Nauru VKT became C21(something, cant remember. ...

Nauru VKT became C21(something, cant remember.
The m.v. Eigamoiya was C2EM, which was one of the first letter followed by a numeral c/s in Australian waters and created quite a stir!
Ah, just...
Forum: Ship Research 11th August 2018, 08:48
Replies: 47
Views: 4,693
Posted By Ystradgynlais
Bonkers original request has certainly raised...

Bonkers original request has certainly raised some odd comments! and my original response that "It could be" the Clan Chisholm, based on Bonker's date and reference to the far east! which coincided...
Forum: Ship Research 8th August 2018, 02:31
Replies: 47
Views: 4,693
Posted By Ystradgynlais
Thanks Hugh, I was beginning to doubt myself! I...

Thanks Hugh, I was beginning to doubt myself! I knew DEMS was an acronym for Defensively Equipped Merchant Ship - the Clan Chisholm was a DEMS ship - the crew totalled 100 (including a Doctor) On the...
Forum: Ship Research 7th August 2018, 04:09
Replies: 47
Views: 4,693
Posted By Ystradgynlais
Welcome Bonkers - It could be Clan Chisholm/GFBY,...

Welcome Bonkers - It could be Clan Chisholm/GFBY, my first trip to sea around the same date: it was a DEMS ship (Carried approx. 20 Naval Ratings) If the photo was taken by your father at the time,...
Forum: The Radio Room 10th May 2018, 14:08
Replies: 109
Views: 18,332
Posted By Ystradgynlais
Re PMG Hand Book for Radio Operators - in1944,...

Re PMG Hand Book for Radio Operators - in1944, the book I used was a buff cover as in carboard. I also recall that two of the technical books we used was issued by Govt, from a dim memory, was titled...
Forum: Ship Research 23rd May 2016, 13:49
Replies: 14
Views: 2,739
Posted By Ystradgynlais
Hi Alastair, and Cueball44, Where on earth...

Hi Alastair, and Cueball44,

Where on earth do you find the web pages that gave you the information - perhaps I have spent too much time delving into the technicalities of computers and not enough...
Forum: Ship Research 22nd May 2016, 05:22
Replies: 14
Views: 2,739
Posted By Ystradgynlais
#8 Hi Cueball44 Yeah! What a mess - I...

#8

Hi Cueball44

Yeah! What a mess - I think it was because of that mess that they wanted an R/O - but nobody told the Gaffer that there was no space or place for an R/O!
The Mate, Chief/eng...
Forum: Ship Research 22nd May 2016, 04:58
Replies: 14
Views: 2,739
Posted By Ystradgynlais
Hi Alastair, Once again, many thanks! Yes,...

Hi Alastair,

Once again, many thanks! Yes, we passed Lizard Point at least twice a week on our way to and from Dublin. It was a good place to go, Eire had all the goodies that austere Britain...
Forum: Ship Research 21st May 2016, 13:36
Replies: 14
Views: 2,739
Posted By Ystradgynlais
Wow! Thank you Alastairjs I have just come...

Wow! Thank you Alastairjs

I have just come back to my post when I found, to my horror, that I had posted
my query under Hull Trawlers - I was looking at that forum because I had been on two...
Forum: Ship Research 21st May 2016, 11:03
Replies: 14
Views: 2,739
Posted By Ystradgynlais
Missing Gallery Photo . . . Thanks to all...

Missing Gallery Photo . . .

Thanks to all who have posted photos in the Gallery! I have collected 20 of 21 ships that I served on as R/O from 1945 on! The one that eludes me is a Tanker...
Forum: The Radio Room 10th March 2016, 07:09
Replies: 21
Views: 4,637
Posted By Ystradgynlais
It was indeed a pleasure to meet and work with Mr...

It was indeed a pleasure to meet and work with Mr Weatherhead - I joined Siemens in early 1945, directly from the L.T.T.C Penywern Road Earls Court (Subject matter also mentioned in a another forum)...
Forum: Ship Research 3rd March 2016, 03:37
Replies: 53
Views: 13,638
Posted By Ystradgynlais
Hi Richard, was tempted to post this some time...

Hi Richard, was tempted to post this some time ago!

I knew your father quite well - last time I met him (I think) was at Leo Meyer's funeral ( Ex Master of the Wongala/VKVL), before that, we...
Forum: The Radio Room 28th February 2016, 23:58
Replies: 106
Views: 26,042
Posted By Ystradgynlais
Re #103 That's the problem with youngsters today,...

Re #103 That's the problem with youngsters today, they still have a memory! Yes, you're right! The SB186 was an H/F Tx and well remember the brass bar - by the time you exerted enough 'Pull or Push'...
Forum: The Radio Room 28th February 2016, 12:10
Replies: 106
Views: 26,042
Posted By Ystradgynlais
Have only come across this thread nearly all in...

Have only come across this thread nearly all in 2012, until Troppo posted just now, so it gave me an opportunity to add my longest QSO with GLD from Aden!
I was on the 12-4 watch, first trip, Radio...
Forum: The Radio Room 27th February 2016, 13:07
Replies: 52
Views: 6,934
Posted By Ystradgynlais
[QUOTE=Ystradgynlais;1888202]PS - add this to #61...

[QUOTE=Ystradgynlais;1888202]PS - add this to #61 (with apologies to the moderators for losing track of the original "Oops "thread)

Any one interested - have a look at the - hamgallery.com -...
Forum: The Radio Room 27th February 2016, 12:30
Replies: 52
Views: 6,934
Posted By Ystradgynlais
What is/was the foundation Licence? My PMG ticket...

What is/was the foundation Licence? My PMG ticket got me a VK licence on presentation to the Radio Branch in 1955 - when the majority of radio amateurs "Home Brew' their own equipment. A great number...
Forum: The Radio Room 23rd February 2016, 11:05
Replies: 52
Views: 6,934
Posted By Ystradgynlais
For John T Aw! come off it, we wouldn't do...

For John T

Aw! come off it, we wouldn't do that - in those days I had a Webster Chicago wire recorder - recorded the program and sent it around the ship, to listen at their leisure . . .
Forum: The Radio Room 23rd February 2016, 06:27
Replies: 52
Views: 6,934
Posted By Ystradgynlais
My requests to PMG was prior to Regs being made....

My requests to PMG was prior to Regs being made. Their response was that they were 'considering' allowing "Hams" to operate aboard British ships. Their first rule was definitely "Contact with one...
Forum: The Radio Room 22nd February 2016, 15:23
Replies: 52
Views: 6,934
Posted By Ystradgynlais
Ooops! Is there a Statue of Limitations on...

Ooops! Is there a Statue of Limitations on fessing up on known violations? 'Cos I've got enough in my memory box to put me away for a very long time!

No.1. Whilst serving on a Stanvac ship, we had...
Forum: The Radio Room 20th February 2016, 15:20
Replies: 234
Views: 49,049
Posted By Ystradgynlais
To All You Youngsters, I note that this is...

To All You Youngsters,

I note that this is several threads in one, covering many different topics and I have just finished reading 215 of them!

I've only seen one 1943 comment, majority if not...
Forum: Wrecks 2nd February 2016, 15:03
Replies: 3
Views: 2,150
Posted By Ystradgynlais
It was a "stability" problem! Have just...

It was a "stability" problem!

Have just found another thread concerning the Blythe Star (which I note has posts of yours) and posts by Richard Davies - I knew your father well, and Of Capt Leo...
Forum: Wrecks 2nd February 2016, 08:57
Replies: 3
Views: 2,150
Posted By Ystradgynlais
John T Hi - Thanks for the memory! At the...

John T

Hi - Thanks for the memory! At the time of the search for the missing Blythe Star, I was secretary of the Vic/Tas Division of PREIA - The DoT announced That the Blythe Star had not sent a...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 18th January 2016, 14:54
Replies: 25
Views: 4,413
Posted By Ystradgynlais
Nostalgia at it's best! The 1940 to 1949 era...

Nostalgia at it's best! The 1940 to 1949 era belonged to me! As a 14 year old, returning to London from South Wales, where I was a London Evacuee, commencing work at Harland and Wolff as an office...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 24th November 2015, 04:03
Replies: 28
Views: 10,851
Posted By Ystradgynlais
I served on Goodwood in 1951, bound Jamaica with...

I served on Goodwood in 1951, bound Jamaica with a cargo of cement, she almost rolled her way across the Atlantic - we hit a Hurricane day out from Jamaica, did eight knots backwards at full ahead -...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 29th October 2015, 15:57
Replies: 22
Views: 2,957
Posted By Ystradgynlais
Have found my own answers to queries I put in...

Have found my own answers to queries I put in post #13 - realised I should have Googled it! and I did. Interesting reading! Any Worcester or Conway ex Apprentices around? How did you get a berth on...
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