|[AMRadio] Re: Converting old 1.8-4.0 MHz AM Marine Radios|
Kim.Elmore at noaa.gov
Fri Sep 10 10:20:50 EDT 2004
I figured that this must have been the case. I have trouble imagining what
being a radio officer on a merchant ship must have been like in, say, the
70's. I've never seen any of the equipment, and I've read little about it.
From what I've heard, it certainly wasn't a cushy or "romantic" job; most
had additional duties beyond simply manning the radio. A few were not
particularly good operators and had terrible CW skills -- it was simply a
job. I've read about conditions around WWII in the QCWA Journal, and many
were nothing short of horrific. Most of what I hear about is CW, but I know
there had to be a fair bit of 'phone used, too, and I assume that most of
that was AM for quite a while.
It's hard to dig up much of the history of this after WWII, either about
day-to-day operations or equipment used. Does anyone have a good source or
Kim Elmore, N5OP
At 08:11 PM 9/9/2004, you wrote:
>In a message dated 9/9/04 5:00:41 PM, Kim.Elmore at noaa.gov writes:
> > Now, this last part got me to wondering: were regenerative receivers made
> > and used commercially in shipboard service within living memory?
>Oh yes, particularly in the LF/MF range. The RCA AR-8510 (15 to 650 kc)
>being one example which was standard on the on the WW2 Victory
>ships. Also, the
>Navy used the RAK and RAL regens which together covered 15 kc to 22mc up into
>Dennis D. W7QHO
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>Post: mailto:AMRadio at mailman.qth.net
Kim Elmore, Ph.D.
University of Oklahoma
Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies
"All of weather is divided into three parts: Yes, No, and Maybe. The
greatest of these is Maybe" The original Latin appears to be garbled.
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