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Old 10th March 2019, 20:41
Worldspan Worldspan is offline
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Just come to the forum and seen the reply fm Alan ... all VG indeed. I remember that when I was at West Norwood in the mid 50s some of the private colleges were still advertising courses for civil aviation R/Os but I seem to remember that Danair was one of the few still employing.

Was the MOTCA qualification pretty much the same as the PMG?

What happened to all those civil aviation guys when they became redundant? Did they become sea-going R/Os? What happened after WW2? Did former RAF WOPAGs just walk into airline jobs as R/Os?

Thanks in advance.

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Old 10th March 2019, 21:53
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I worked for IAL for a while and couple of my colleagues had worked at Birdlip Hill in Gloucestshire which I believe used CW to communicate with aircraft.
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Old 11th March 2019, 11:53
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Birdlip Radio

When I was at RAF Hullavington (Air Electronics School) in 59/60 we flew in Vickers Varsity a/c. The HF gear was the STR18 ... the same as that in the V-Bombers. One of the stations that we worked for training had the callsign MLN and I have a feeling this could have been at Birdlip ... does anyone know?

Also, I seem to remember that QSOs between a/c and the ground were always on the same frequency ... this as opposed to marine radio, where split frequency was the norm.

Any comments? Thanks in advance ...

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Old 21st May 2019, 23:11
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Seems that the callsign for Birdlip was MVB: see page 15 of NOTAM doc:https://atchistory.files.wordpress.c...s-services.pdf . This gives frequencies and call signs of all stations participating in UK civil aircraft comms in the 1940s/50s, including CW (A1) on long and short wave: see appendices B and C of this document.

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Old 7th August 2019, 21:47
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In. the '40's and early '50's, long wave was certainly used for aircraft communications. This used morse, with the calling and distress frequency being 333KHz. See https://www.flightglobal.com/FlightP...20-%201088.PDF
Thanks very much, Alan, for the page from Flight. This is just what I wanted to know. Apologies for the late reply but I've only just returned to this forum.
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Old 7th August 2019, 23:38
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Hi Worldspan - you are very welcome. The NOTAM document I quoted above is also very interesting. All the best, Alan
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