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Old 27th June 2020, 10:59
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QRY 80 ? ...........I had a brief spell of Detached Duty at Wick/GKR in the mid 70's. It included spells on their HF service for Deepsea Fishing vessels. I only worked a few ships, mostly ore carriers but none were fishing vessels. It annoyed the OC at GKR because I was sat there on overtime doing mostly nothing !!

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Old 28th June 2020, 02:46
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QRY 80 ? ...........I had a brief spell of Detached Duty at Wick/GKR in the mid 70's. It included spells on their HF service for Deepsea Fishing vessels. I only worked a few ships, mostly ore carriers but none were fishing vessels. It annoyed the OC at GKR because I was sat there on overtime doing mostly nothing !!

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Hadn't most of the trawlers gone by the mid-70s? In their hayday, Wick must have been pretty busy.

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Old 28th June 2020, 17:46
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John - I have tried to date the DD by the car I had then to drive up to GKR from GKZ. It was a long way. I remember stopping for petrol just after leaving Inverness and the sign said 'Wick 135 miles' I think it was probably early 70's.

I have found these in NSWS 1 of 1976

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Old 28th June 2020, 19:01
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Read the book now can't wait for the filum.......

Talking of Wick, I used them a few times from the PG or Indian coast 'cos you didn't get a QRY......
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Old 30th June 2020, 04:18
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I must admit I didn't know either until I started my research. ....
Looks like any ex-RO who can say they worked (or heard) both MW Burnham-on-Sea Radio/GRL and successor Ilfracombe Radio/GIL during their sea-time are becoming a bit thin on the ground.
Later learned more on GRL when I trained at GKA in '63 and have given it the occasional mention here on SN.
Bought yr book for ex-GTZB friend and look forward to news when it'll be available in Kindle form.

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