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The Radio Room

The H.F. link - Miranda maintained a constant 24 hour link with Portishead Radio from here with a dedicated operator back in the UK (GKK). All the weather traffic, incoming and outgoing, operational messages etc. were dealt with here. Marconi 'Crusader' main 1kW transmitter on the left, 'Apollo' main receiver and backup Redifon R408 receiver.


Note the Mug rack in the port box (window sill for non seafarers!) We could rarely use that unless we wanted to ‘wear’ our coffee!


The background audio (morse code) on this page is "DE GKK" i.e. 'from Portishead Radio' This was always monitored in the radio room as we waited for new 'traffic'! It was a constant sound as here on this page!


Portishead HF Link

The other 'Crusader' main transmitter and two R408 receivers used for trawler communications and weather forecasts on 2182 and 2223 kHz. The old 'Oceanspan' reserve transmitter can be seen in the centre.


The IF setup

The auxilliary rack containing 'lifeguard' autoalarm, autokey, battery charging panel and the emergency receiver!


The auxilliary rack Auxy stuff

Weather fax, broadcast receivers and of course a fire extinguisher in case it all went 'poof'!


The operations room

The Operations room where the Support Commander did his twice daily plots of trawlers on the grounds (Chart on right of picture) and where the Met Officer prepared his forecasts.


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