Tuesday 13 September 2011

New "CW only" ship's radio room clock

For some time I have had a reproduction ship's radio room clock (and other items) for sale on Cafepress.com. You can read the full story about them here. I have had a few enquiries from die-hard former ship's radio operators asking if they could have a "CW only" version. These only had the red sectors at 15 mins and 45 min mins past the hour, when you had to go QRT and listen to 500kHz for emergency calls. Well, I've now reworked the artwork and you can order the "500kHz" clock at "The Radio Room" on cafepress.com.


  1. I have several and after 3 or 4 years, still keeping good time. Purchased from Cafepress USA

    73 Dick N2UGB

  2. I was at sea from 1975 to 1985 and only ever saw red/green version. Never saw a red only.

    1. Trust me - they do exist. The Maritime Historical Radio Society at K6KPH in Point Reyes, CA have one ointhe wall. You can see it on my video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wj-IwYPrtTM

      See about 4 mins 20 secs.

      I think they existed before the advent of SSB and 2182 kHz

  3. I don't doubt that they exist. Just remarking that I'd never seen one. It's a huge pity that no-one took the preservation of Portishead/GKA seriously. The busiest CRS in the world in its day and it's all been demolished :-(