The ROA Forum

27 Oct

Welcome to the forum area. This is an introductory post which embeds an audio file for the Forums area and serves as an introduction to the forums area. It should not be deleted![Audio clip: view full post to listen]


18 Oct

Noticed an earlier request for Radio Office Clocks.  November issue of Ships Monthly contains advert for company called Seldec Publishing ( which advertises Ships Clocks.  These include Radio Office both pre and post RT and cost £55 + pp of … Read More »

Merchant Navy Medal

16 Nov

I have Been Nominated to receive the MERCHANT NAVY MEDAL 2015. The citation is on website goto other notices check 21st October 2015. I consider this represents ROA/MRWS efforts during the Lusitania Event May/2015.and ongoing work onboard the Planet … Read More »

QSL Cards

27 Apr

During the recent AGM a collection of QSL cards received by the ROA station, M0ROA, was on display, and many attendees enjoyed viewing them.  Some of these have beautiful or ingenious photographs on the back. In order to share these with … Read More »

Ships Callsigns

21 Jan

Hi Everyone Despite my best efforts I have been unable to locate the call signs of the following British vessels I served on as RO. I would be delighted if anyone can help find/supply  them. Many thanks in advance! Shell … Read More »

German ROA

23 Sep

As the holder of the ROA callsign M0ROA I occasionally have a CW QSO with Rolf Marschener/DL9CM, a leading light in the German ROA and a principle organiser of MRD (Marine Radio Day). We were chatting on the key today … Read More »

A request for help

18 Apr

We have been contacted by Dr. Jo Stanley requesting information from our members about female Radio Officers. Jo asks ” I’m writing an educational book about women’s history at sea, which includes a chapter on R/Os. Already I’ve put together something … Read More »

23 Dec

My copy of “The Long Silence Falls” has arrived.  A very professional production indeed!  I had a quick glance at the content and have already begun browsing.  It’s going to be good reading for some time to come. So congratulations … Read More »

Maritime DVD’s

14 Jul

I have recently become friendly with Joe Clark who is a former Orient Line Purser.  Joe left the sea and went into banking but retained his love of the sea and once he retired he turned his hand to producing … Read More »

Ships Call Signs

1 Jul

Hi Tony.   Many thanks for trying.   Bit odd no record of those 2 Home trade vessels I served on not being listed whilst sailing under the British flag,  [ss Horsted – of Stephenson Clarke and mv Free Enterprise … Read More »


16 May

The ROARS group has recently updated their pages on this site.  A lot of dated material has been archived and their mission is now displayed prominently.  New information has been posted showing clearly how RO’s can contribute to and help … Read More »