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If anyone would like an electronic copy of the Post Office Radio Operators Handbook (1975 Edition), drop me a Private Message and I will forward it to you.

I am not posting/uploading/attaching the file because I do not want to upset anyone over copyright.

I have painfully reconstructed the handbook using Microsoft Word/Excel along with image capture and copy/paste to produce a faithful copy which is actually all my own work (I have both the Word version and the PDF) - I will forward the PDF. Even the pagination is faithfully reproduced!

There are scanned versions of the handbook around but I started with the objective of creating a "clean" copy for my personal archive (threw my original away many years ago when we emigrated to South Africa)
 

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Just wanted to post how happy I am with the PDF that was sent. It has been a long time since I had access to the handbook so its good to have a copy again. Thanks Loptap - much appreciated. (Thumb)

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Many Thanks for sending me the .pdf - absolutely top quality. Clearly a labour of love, the outcome of which is much appreciated. Now am one very happy ex-R/O.

All the best, Barry
 

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Jose,

Member Loptap has recreated the old - Post Office Radio Operators Handbook -
which was used by us in the UK and which we had to study for our tickets. It was a complete operating and regulations book, of operating procedures and Q codes, anything to do with Radio station operation. You possibly had something similar in Portugal.

Neville - Hawkey01
 

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Where is this PDF?

Thank you.
You need to contact member Loptap by Ships Nostalgia Private Message or Ships Nostalgia email and request that he send you a copy of the PDF version of the Radio Operators Handbook. You need to include your normal email address so that he can attach the .pdf do***ent to an email - the SN does not permit attachments to its emails or PMs. Hope this is clear.
 

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You need to contact member Loptap by Ships Nostalgia Private Message or Ships Nostalgia email and request that he send you a copy of the PDF version of the Radio Operators Handbook. You need to include your normal email address so that he can attach the .pdf do***ent to an email - the SN does not permit attachments to its emails or PMs. Hope this is clear.
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If you send me a Private Message with your email address I'll forward you a copy.
If you like it - Great!
If not - you can just delete it!
Of course...
...anyone who has already received a copy is perfectly able to also forward it - I have no proprietorial rights (though it is nice for me to see just how many people are asking for a copy! :) )
 

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Received my PDF copy very quickly. Thanks Loptap, it must have taken days of hard work. It looks like the real thing. A fascinating read which will be very useful for reviving my failing memory.
 

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Also thanks for the book. Even the adverts at the front make for interesting reading. (Thumb)
 

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Received my PDF copy very quickly. Thanks Loptap, it must have taken days of hard work. It looks like the real thing. A fascinating read which will be very useful for reviving my failing memory.
The first draft started in 2012. I actually bought a second hand copy on eBay but it was really manky so I started to scan pages so that I could extract the text - that process took a really long time but only 'now and then' effort. The scanned text had to be checked/corrected as there were occasional scan errors!

I spent a LONG time trying to find the font for the cover (it is Albertus MT Standard) and a LONG LONG time getting the pagination correct. At one time, before I found the real thing, I was actually trying to create my own font for the cover?

Many of the diagrams and tables are hand built (the Zones and Hours of Service diagram exists in my filing as an Excel spreadsheet which I then converted to a jpg (or possibly a PDF - I have both) to insert into the handbook. The wiring diagrams and block diagrams in the sample papers were hand created in Word!!

After all that - whenever I saved the do***ent as a pdf the box on the Redifon advert on page 2 ALWAYS distorted (the box is actually two components - a full box with the Redifon logo positioned on top of it!!) - after about six months of inactivity I came back to it last week and found a fix...
...and so I am done!

I didn't really know if anyone else would be interested - I am a pedant who suffers from CDO (that's the same as OCD - but the letters are in the CORRECT ORDER); my wife would say I am anally retentive! - but thought I'd mention it on SN.

So far, sixteen people have asked for a copy - and that is, really, quite gratifying!
 

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Many thanks for the PDF received today, surprised to see where I did my PMG's at Northern Counties Radio School listed in the adverts at the front, it does not often get any mentions on this site by any RO's who took their tickets there.
 

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Loptap....it will prove to be a great reference book for everyone on SN. All those questions about procedure etc that we can't answer now, but did so perfectly all those years ago in the exam ! Fascinating, and thanks so much for all the time you have spent on it.
 
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