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Just joined the ROA after many years of procrastination….. I run the Portishead Radio/GKA website at www.portisheadradio.co.uk which is proving popular – there are still some pages under construction but these will be populated as and when time permits. Plenty … Read More »
Would you be kind enough to circulate this to your membership please on behalf of the SS Explorer Preservation Society? SS. Explorer, SSExplorer.org a large, 1000t, 1955 steam powered sidewinder trawler on the Historic Ships Register is being slowly reinstated … Read More »
It used to be called South East Essex Technical College before it became Barking Regional College of Technology. After I came ashore and had started work in Television I went there in 1968 to do Colour Television Principles Course, they … Read More »
Spotted something recently on a book about Palm Line.I did a trip down West Africa on Makeni Palm in ’68.as R/O Skipper was Hughie Bunker and I believe Steward was a chap called Bryce. Anyone help with the book title … Read More »
Published in Nautilus International Telegraph vol 49., Number 11., November 2016. Former MN radio and electronics officer DAVID MARSHALL has received worldwide acclaim as the inventor of the worlds first personal-locator beacon-inspired by his own experience of falling overboard as … Read More »
Has anyone got one of these keys for sale ? It is the one with the single paddle, not the twin paddle type. Lent mine to a fellow ham who managed to lose it ! [email protected] Regards Ken
I have been asked to highlight a Radio special event station to celebrate International Marconi Day which will be operated on the Tall Ship GLENLEE which some will be familiar with. The station will be operational on April 30th to … Read More »
I attended a meeting last evening, and the topic of diminishing manning and increasing extra duties on the Bridge (and within Engine Room) came up. The issues appear to be of growing concern. One former Master Mariner openly stated that … Read More »
I visited The Maritime Museum Liverpool las year to look for examiners notes regarding my PMG exam taken in 1966. I was initiall told by the archivist that they held all records but when I visited I found only records … Read More »
I am trying to locate the exam records when I took my PMG at Norwood Tech in 1966. I visited the Maritime Museum, Liverpool last summer. I believed these records were held there. With some help from an archivist I … Read More »
I have Been Nominated to receive the MERCHANT NAVY MEDAL 2015. The citation is on website thegazette.co.uk 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 »
I was devastated to learn today that Graham is now Silent Key. He died a fortnight ago unexpectedly during heart surgery. Pat, his widow, told me that he was cheerful and joking as he went to theatre, a true measure … Read More »
Hi Dave Ellis OM. Your a superlative writer and you had this old Sparkie in bloody tears with your ” Last RO” thing in March QSO, so vibe with these Codes!. Been there!.
Yes I also remember Dick. He started at what was then Southampton Tech in St Marys Street in about 1958 or 9. From memory he took over from a Mr Robinson. Dick was 2nd R/O on the tug Turmoil and … Read More »
I was saddened to note the passing of Dick Moody, announced in the recent edition of QSO. I was a student at the Southampton College of Technology back in the early 1970s, where Dick taught me – and many, many … Read More »
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 »
Hi Tony. A suggestion for those of us unable to access that BBC programme with iPlayer. Were you to bring a DVD copy to our upcoming AGM get together at Chelmsford, t’would be good!. Bound to be a … Read More »
Wonder if anyone remembers the callsign of the “Aquitania”? 73 George Woods. [email protected]
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 »
Recently received the following link for those members who would like to hear transmission http://archive.org/details/MaritimeMorseCoastStationMarkers?goback=%2Egde_823947_member_269930879#%21 Geoff Valentine
so far 21 plus emails requesting some gear. I am working thru them and will give updates on this site. apologies for delays , its taking some time. best wishes Clive Evans
I have worked a Hereford farmer, callsign G4FAD, on the key many times in the last few years under my own callsign, G4AJY. Richard is a first-class CW man. He was unaware I am also M0ROA, the ROA callsign. He … Read More »
Yesterday I was at the Annual HamFest in Newark, one of the bigger Amateur Radio annual rallies. The RSGB had a very large bookstall (the equivalent of about 3 shop fronts), but no copies of our book. The PW bookstall, … Read More »
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 »
It is with deep regret I report the passing of Ken Klosser who was District Secretary of the NW based in Liverpool. Ken will be remembered by many ROU/REOU members, Ken died in early May and was cremated in Liverpool … Read More »
Recently came across this site… listen to the authentic morse transmissions : http://radiomarine.org/audio/list?panel=pab1_13 Full site also added to links page Geoff
Apologies for absebce this year / due to Various Commitments unable to attend.
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 »
Does anyone know the call sign of the LOF ship MV London Statesman circa 1970? I need it for a bit of research that I am doing. Thanks Jeremy GW3VOL / SV0XBJ
Greetings from an old Lady in deepest West Cork. [the vessel I mean|], MV Coos Bay /EINX, sends a hello. Got my copy of ‘THE SILENCE’ and am savouring it. Fantastic job done and they can’t totally forget … Read More »
Full page advert for the book on page 7 and a very nice book review on page 41 of March’s Radcom. Well done chaps. Robin Powell
Am trying to locate the Chief RO, John or was it Val [?] Gannon from Ballinrobe Co Mayo who ”educated” a rather callow trainee fresh out of Tivoli REI, Cork, back in 1965 onboard ore carrier MV PENNYWORTH . Anyone … Read More »
Tony Sedman pointed out that there’s some doubt as to whether MRD lasts 35 or 36 hours. I’m not sure myself! I’ve seen both times from different members of the organising team. I would think if you’re still on the … Read More »
Was reading the info on this event which is to take place from 1200Z April 14th to 2300Z April 15th and notice that you have quoted the elapsed time to be 36 hours. For the times given 1200Z from one … Read More »
Ex-R/Os organise a Marine Radio Day on the air each year. During this time, those with a radio amateur license go on air and exchange callsigns and names of their last or favourite ship. QRK and QSA is given and … Read More »
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 »
Hi Kris. QSL on that info OM, many thanks esp ”SS Horsted GJQD” an elderly Stevie Clark collier they put me on. The ”Moorpark” connection explains a mystery as I didn’t in fact serve on a ghost ship … Read More »
In the QRZ column of the December 2012 QSO, I am attributed with the idea of the ROARS banners. I think it was actually Geoff Valentine-Love’s idea. Dave Ellis.
Marine Radio Museum Society (Wirral) looking for either an ALERT or MONITOR stand alone 24v emergency rxer – does anyone know if they are still around?
A week ago last Thursday evening from 1900 to 1925 I was listening on 7.025 MHz and heard an ROA member working several stations. I subsequently learned he was unaware that he only had to nudge his dial down to … Read More »
Most of you have probably heard this before, but just in case you haven’t… Mike Batt was head Womble of Wimbledon…
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 »
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 »
I noted the discussions in the latest issue of QSO. How about a “broadcast” of Radio Officers?
Many years ago while being part of the VHF squad at Marconi Depot in Liverpool I had the task of investigating the strange happenings concerning the Master on the Irish Ferry “Munster”. The Master reported that every time he used … Read More »
Greetings gents. after the thursday roa sked at 1939hrs can we arrange to listen for qrp qsos at the end or have a qrp sked?
I am seeking to buy a radio room clock and a registry of ship call signs from the period 1955 – 1965…….Any help would be appreciated……..Dave Clemson