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
On the good ship Lloydcrest when we docked in Rotterdam after a fairly rough passage across the Atylantic, I was visited by the Radio Surveyor. I had been reported by the American’s for being off frequency during my Short Wave … Read More »
CQ,CQ,CQ. Can anyone help me?. I have this now defunct ex Marconi ships radio station/EINX and I’m trying to restore it for er, Posterity and the PO hand book for Radio Officers and List of Ship Stations [1980’s] … Read More »
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 A lot of dated material has been archived and their mission is now displayed prominently.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 »
Bibby Line Radio Officers Please be advised that a Bibby Line Reunion weekend is being organised for the 3 ~ 5th November 2017. For information please see the Bibby Line Facebook page or contact Geoff Valentine
Hi, This is Stan McNally Just like to say I mangaed to get into the group, web Site after a few attempts. Hello All I really enjoyed the AGM and the meal and conversation at the end was really great … Read More »
Hi all Any former Shell people might be interested in Kees van Helder’s excellent web site that you can find here. It lists just about every Shell tanker that ever existed, with pictures and lots of other details. It even … Read More »
Those of you that attended the AGM last year know that the Committee agreed to undertake the task of seeing if a book that was generically titled “The Best of QSO” could realistically be created. There have been many excellent … Read More »
my vote goes to the newer version of the braid. also interested to find out what the briaid is for passenger ship comanies as I suspect there is now no common braid.if we could settle this then I would try … Read More »
greetings gents there was an article in the latest qso about satellite coverage in the arctic regions. at the end was a suggestion of using irridium in the gmdss system. would the author please contact me as would like to … Read More »
Gentlemen – congratulations brilliant web site .
Before the website went live there was a spirited debate between, shall we say, the older members of the ROA and the young upstarts as to what was the correct braid that a smart R/O should be seen in. Your … Read More »
There was talk earlier (I think from Tony) of posting photographs in the gallery of those who can still get into their uniforms. This should be fun! Whereabouts in the gallery should they be inserted? Dave Ellis.
Quote from Daily Telegraph 7th January in obituary about actor Frederick Treves:- “After the Nautical College, Pangbourne, Freddie joined the Merchant Navy at the age of 17. While serving in a convoy seeking to relieve Malta, he was one of … Read More »
The new website is a great improvement over the old one – well done Tony and the team. Dave Ellis. 😉
Try the following link to U-Tube, the article has been produced by Larry Bennet, words and music by Mike Batt, very entertaining… http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=owTO7RAuPmE Further GKA : http://it.youtube.com/watch?v=Gr0Z-mtK0Do
If anyone knows of a D-Day Landing veteran who is willing to tell their story, please contact Phil – [email protected] as soon as possible.
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