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Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 22nd July 2019, 00:45
Replies: 73
Views: 5,915
Posted By duncs
Intresting, I was being pushed by an agency to go...

Intresting, I was being pushed by an agency to go direct employed with NM as ETO on Stena Queen. Wages offered were crap. I didn't want it. On the morning of the interview, I had a large glass of...
Forum: The Radio Room 21st July 2019, 00:34
Replies: 26
Views: 2,175
Posted By duncs
R651, what does that mean? I remember as a...

R651, what does that mean? I remember as a youngster, listening to the trawler band. I'm an ex RO, but I don't understand that!
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 20th July 2019, 00:11
Replies: 73
Views: 5,915
Posted By duncs
Surely, it's been recognised for a good number of...

Surely, it's been recognised for a good number of years, that the British flag, has been a flag of convenience, in the merchant navy. A foreign owned vessel, with no British staff on board, yet...
Forum: Colliers 24th May 2019, 23:48
Replies: 32
Views: 9,962
Posted By duncs
BillH, Thanks for that. She was CEGB, Stevies,...

BillH, Thanks for that. She was CEGB, Stevies, when I was there. She must have gone not long after I'd left.


Duncs
Forum: Colliers 6th May 2019, 00:28
Replies: 32
Views: 9,962
Posted By duncs
J G, Many thanks for that info. Do you think...

J G,
Many thanks for that info. Do you think there's any truth in the rumour that I'd heard, that she was converted from coal to oil burning?

regards
Duncs
Forum: Colliers 4th May 2019, 02:12
Replies: 32
Views: 9,962
Posted By duncs
I was RO on the SS Deptford in1972. I remember a...

I was RO on the SS Deptford in1972. I remember a parrafin lamp in the room, on gimbals. Can anyone give me any info on the Deptford?

Duncs
Forum: Tramp Steamers 19th February 2019, 01:31
Replies: 36
Views: 3,252
Posted By duncs
'Lord of the Isles', stand in for out of action...

'Lord of the Isles', stand in for out of action 'Isle of Lewis', just arrived. Co-op will be mobbed tomorrow! Seems when they(ferries), come out of annual drydock, they breakdown. The 'Lewis',...
Forum: Tramp Steamers 18th February 2019, 23:36
Replies: 36
Views: 3,252
Posted By duncs
Stephen, BTW, I liked your pics of the Lomond...

Stephen,
BTW, I liked your pics of the Lomond in your #25 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=25) post.
I hope you don't mind, but I copied them into my personal...
Forum: Tramp Steamers 18th February 2019, 16:31
Replies: 36
Views: 3,252
Posted By duncs
Stephen, sorry for not responding to your...

Stephen,
sorry for not responding to your reply earlier. My internet connection was out for the last couple of days(external BT fault, not mine). Most of the island was affected. Our only cash...
Forum: Tramp Steamers 16th February 2019, 04:15
Replies: 36
Views: 3,252
Posted By duncs
I'm showing my ignorance here. I understand most...

I'm showing my ignorance here. I understand most of the above re derricks. But, one I'm lost on is, what is a schooner guy? I don't mean the facetious reply.
Forum: The Radio Room 13th February 2019, 03:00
Replies: 12
Views: 1,933
Posted By duncs
This may be true, Ron. When I was on, the then...

This may be true, Ron. When I was on, the then new, Panamax bulker, 'Caledonia',
c '78, the radio/radars/ROs were Mimco. Typical modern console, at the time, with a Conqueror/Apollo set up. Good...
Forum: The Radio Room 11th February 2019, 03:14
Replies: 30
Views: 2,969
Posted By duncs
One lecturer at GCNS, explained this as 'skywave'...

One lecturer at GCNS, explained this as 'skywave' and 'groundwave', heterodyning. Some plus + plus, then plus + minus, minus - minus. I,m confusing myself.
Forum: The Radio Room 11th February 2019, 02:59
Replies: 30
Views: 2,969
Posted By duncs
I seem to remember you telling me, when you on...

I seem to remember you telling me, when you on the KSC Al? with Russian gear, var tx tuning, butting in on one of the pirate radio stations. Or, perhaps, that was only an intention.

Best regards,...
Forum: The Radio Room 6th February 2019, 22:55
Replies: 30
Views: 2,969
Posted By duncs
It still served a purpose! If only for the...

It still served a purpose! If only for the logbook.
Forum: The Radio Room 6th February 2019, 21:07
Replies: 30
Views: 2,969
Posted By duncs
I remember an elderly lecturer, 'Old Mac', at...

I remember an elderly lecturer, 'Old Mac', at GCNS, telling us how a receiver could quite easily be converted into a transmitter.

Mind you, this same gent also explained, how zinc buckets, lots of...
Forum: The Radio Room 6th February 2019, 07:16
Replies: 30
Views: 2,969
Posted By duncs
I seem to remember, as a youngster. tuning in the...

I seem to remember, as a youngster. tuning in the radio to get info, re the arrival of the ferry 'RMS Claymore'. You could hear Barra head lighthouse replying and repeating the info. This freq was...
Forum: The Bridge 19th January 2019, 17:34
Replies: 26
Views: 2,889
Posted By duncs
Love that one, I'm still chuckling!

Love that one, I'm still chuckling!
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 19th January 2019, 17:22
Replies: 5
Views: 1,082
Posted By duncs
We tied up alongside her in Kaoshung scrapyard,...

We tied up alongside her in Kaoshung scrapyard, Taiwan, 1972. Some of us tried to have a look around, but accom all locked up, She looked in good nick. We had taken BI's 'Sirdhana' there.
Forum: The Bridge 19th January 2019, 00:00
Replies: 26
Views: 2,889
Posted By duncs
When they stop!

When they stop!
Forum: The Radio Room 13th January 2019, 23:07
Replies: 23
Views: 2,293
Posted By duncs
I would suggest that you google your request. A...

I would suggest that you google your request. A number of years ago I managed to get cct diags for a sailor rcvr using google. Best of luck.
Forum: The Bridge 8th January 2019, 13:14
Replies: 3
Views: 592
Posted By duncs
Howard, It does indeed answer my question. ...

Howard,

It does indeed answer my question. Many thanks for that info.


Rgds

Duncs
Forum: The Bridge 8th January 2019, 02:46
Replies: 3
Views: 592
Posted By duncs
Tides

Just wondered, is there an equation to calculate differentiation in HW levels(as per UK Hydrographic) at different baro pressures? I am fully aware that low pressure gives higher than predicted...
Forum: The Radio Room 13th December 2018, 19:36
Replies: 25
Views: 2,581
Posted By duncs
That reminds me of a chippy saying, "the crack...

That reminds me of a chippy saying, "the crack was good, but the wood was rotten".
Forum: The Radio Room 12th December 2018, 03:28
Replies: 3
Views: 760
Posted By duncs
Sleep/morse

Just wondered, has anyone else struggled to stay awake taking down a long screed of morse. Morse seemed like a soporific to me, my eyes would close, though still writing/typing. I remember taking...
Forum: The Radio Room 12th December 2018, 02:14
Replies: 25
Views: 2,581
Posted By duncs
What was wrong with the morse sending? I thought...

What was wrong with the morse sending? I thought it was nice and clear!

P.S. I've always found human keying, more intelligible, than mechanical keying.
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