Sunday 12 November 2023

 At the club's Saturday gathering on November 11, 2023, Bill Crawford VE1ALG was presented with a new Yaesu FTM=3100 2 meter transceiver in appreciation of his hosting of the Captain's Net almost every day for more than 20 years.

Friday 7 April 2023

 Brass Sign

This is a 1/8" thick brass sign found by one of my daughters at a yard sale.  When radio installations were made on older ships in the 1920s and 30s, sometimes a new cabin was built to house them and it was called the Radio House.

There was one such ship in the 1959 Eastern Arctic Patrol Convoy that I took part in, she was the icebreaker "N.B. Maclean" (Call sign CGSN) and her radio house was at the stern.  I was the 3rd Radio Officer on the Arctic resupply and hospital ship "C.D. Howe" (Call Sign CGSS.)  Our radio room was on the bridge deck.