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Search: Posts Made By: Mayday
Forum: Say Hello 22nd June 2018, 10:58
Replies: 2
Views: 403
Posted By Mayday
Try the Bay Boats group on FB.

Try the Bay Boats group on FB.
Forum: The Radio Room 18th June 2018, 02:00
Replies: 97
Views: 13,210
Posted By Mayday
Funny how we all see our experiences with...

Funny how we all see our experiences with different receivers differently.
I never had any problems with the R408, of which two were installed on the "Baby Bays". Eventually, the main R408 RX was...
Forum: The Radio Room 1st February 2018, 09:59
Replies: 12
Views: 1,868
Posted By Mayday
Yes, he was.

Yes, he was.
Forum: The Radio Room 28th January 2018, 14:53
Replies: 12
Views: 1,868
Posted By Mayday
Burial at Sea.

Thirty-eight years ago today, 28th January, 1980.
On this day at 10:00 local time William "Billy" Wallace PON was buried at sea in the Eastern Mediterranean in position 35degrees 07 minutes North,...
Forum: The Radio Room 16th July 2017, 23:27
Replies: 60
Views: 6,211
Posted By Mayday
Why does everything have to be accompanied with...

Why does everything have to be accompanied with screaming 'rapper' ya ya sh1t?
Probably a good film but for that.
Closed it after the first few seconds.
Forum: The Radio Room 15th July 2017, 00:50
Replies: 60
Views: 6,211
Posted By Mayday
In 1978, it was just a matter converting my VK2...

In 1978, it was just a matter converting my VK2 cert.
I think they asked me to do a morse test, I just sent my general cert to them. Got a G4 by return.

John.
Forum: The Radio Room 14th July 2017, 11:16
Replies: 60
Views: 6,211
Posted By Mayday
Yes, that's how I got mine. Got an Aussie VK2 c/s...

Yes, that's how I got mine. Got an Aussie VK2 c/s then converted it to a G4 back in UK.
No test or morse test. Quite a few ROs did it that way.

John.
Forum: The Radio Room 9th July 2017, 02:49
Replies: 37
Views: 1,601
Posted By Mayday
19 41' 11.33"N 79 52' 38.6W Copy and paste to...

19 41' 11.33"N 79 52' 38.6W
Copy and paste to google earth.
Regards, John.

Edit
Really, strange things do happen at sea. Anyone who thinks otherwise has never been there.
Forum: The Radio Room 12th September 2016, 19:39
Replies: 0
Views: 650
Posted By Mayday
P&O Containers, Captain John Fee.

Just heard some bad news.
John Fee has died.
John Fee was Master of the container ship Falmouth Bay (GCFA) on which I served as Radio Officer.

He lived in Portugal but his ashes will be spread...
Forum: The Radio Room 1st July 2016, 10:50
Replies: 28
Views: 3,116
Posted By Mayday
I told one gentleman with an Indian sounding...

I told one gentleman with an Indian sounding accent, trying to sell me some BT stuff, "I don't have a telephone".
Deathly silence then "But, but, but..."
I told him that my telephone provider was...
Forum: The Radio Room 22nd May 2016, 01:23
Replies: 144
Views: 30,376
Posted By Mayday
We had two at NCRS, one was, if I remember...

We had two at NCRS, one was, if I remember correctly, from Norway and again, if I remember correctly, her name was Jocelyn Parker. The other was, again memory serves me ill, Sylvia Slatterey...
Forum: The Radio Room 26th March 2016, 02:46
Replies: 77
Views: 8,619
Posted By Mayday
I started out on one of those old Marconi...

I started out on one of those old Marconi thumpers with the 9 x 3/4 inch RSJs, beautiful key with which I could pound out at 28wpm effortlessly.
I did inherit one of those Heathkit bugs but quite...
Forum: The Radio Room 18th March 2016, 01:23
Replies: 77
Views: 8,619
Posted By Mayday
It is not that they "out class" up and downers,...

It is not that they "out class" up and downers, they never ever could do that. They were so mechnical and not really a pleasant listening experience. The problem being that we very rarely get the...
Forum: The Radio Room 17th March 2016, 02:05
Replies: 77
Views: 8,619
Posted By Mayday
This is the type of implement which enabled some...

This is the type of implement which enabled some Radio Officers to send very bad morse code.
Never knew an electronic keyer who could send eight dots perfectly although I knew many who tried often....
Forum: The Radio Room 10th February 2016, 01:32
Replies: 52
Views: 6,378
Posted By Mayday
Looks like, if you never got one you were not...

Looks like, if you never got one you were not taking the job seriously enough.

John.
Forum: The Radio Room 9th February 2016, 14:59
Replies: 52
Views: 6,378
Posted By Mayday
I got a nasty letter from UK for writing SPO...

I got a nasty letter from UK for writing SPO instead of Silence period observed in log book.
I'd never in twenty years had one. Think they must have fealt sorry for me.

John.
Forum: The Radio Room 23rd January 2016, 11:46
Replies: 471
Views: 60,254
Posted By Mayday
Strathconon, registered in Hong Kong, was VRLE.

Strathconon, registered in Hong Kong, was VRLE.
Forum: The Radio Room 27th December 2015, 12:46
Replies: 32
Views: 4,721
Posted By Mayday
I believe that the first MRGC issued were to the...

I believe that the first MRGC issued were to the three, maybe four lecturers at NCRS, Preston. The issued numbers being 11 to 14. The first 1 to 10 being issued to the Radio Examiners.
My MRGC is...
Forum: Say Hello 7th December 2015, 00:42
Replies: 8
Views: 725
Posted By Mayday
I should probably add that that 10^-26 Watts...

I should probably add that that 10^-26 Watts Meter^2 Hertz is the definition of a Jansky, a unit of measurement used in radio astronomy.
That is:
10 to the power of minus 26, Times
the area of the...
Forum: Say Hello 7th December 2015, 00:24
Replies: 8
Views: 725
Posted By Mayday
Pulsar B0329+54 is the brightest one in the...

Pulsar B0329+54 is the brightest one in the Northern hemisphere at a distance of about 1000 parsec.
The signal strength at 400 MHz is 1.5 x 10 ^-26 WM^2 Hz and it has a period of 0.71452 secs so I...
Forum: The Radio Room 22nd October 2015, 11:32
Replies: 125
Views: 20,242
Posted By Mayday
Sounds about right, "A filter property". ...

Sounds about right, "A filter property".

John.
Forum: The Radio Room 20th October 2015, 01:42
Replies: 125
Views: 20,242
Posted By Mayday
I always found that the S.G.Brown type headphones...

I always found that the S.G.Brown type headphones had a characteristic
filter property at around 1 kHz. They could be quite selective when used properly.
This property didn't appear to be...
Forum: The Radio Room 15th September 2015, 02:10
Replies: 5
Views: 3,031
Posted By Mayday
"There is an on/off switch on the home page,...

"There is an on/off switch on the home page, simple"
Default "OFF". Even simpler!
Don't intrude, it's rude.
Forum: The Radio Room 13th September 2015, 16:47
Replies: 5
Views: 3,031
Posted By Mayday
Don't forget to turn your speakers off before you...

Don't forget to turn your speakers off before you visit this site or you will find that "The Long Silence" is over.
Most annoying.
I just wish they would turn that loud morse off.

John.
Forum: The Radio Room 28th May 2015, 10:42
Replies: 3
Views: 989
Posted By Mayday
Long wave coms have long since been successfully...

Long wave coms have long since been successfully established using, I think 78kHz.
It was noticed some time ago that medium wave broadcast stations could be heard underground and it was decided to...
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