QTC - I HAVE A MESSAGE FOR YOU

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Plenty of stories about a seagoing R/O. Biased towards the American market but interesting nonetheless.

POINT TO POINT

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Highly recommended reading about the Point-to-Point HF Radio service in the UK by Paul Hawkins. Available on Amazon.

WIRELESS AT SEA - THE FIRST 50 YEARS

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Published by Marconi Marine and way out of print - but can be found at reasonable prices on eBay.

HISTORY OF THE RADIO OFFICER IN THE BRITISH MERCHANT NAVY

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Well worth a read and many stories of legendary sea-going R/Os. Out of print but copies can be found on eBay.

100 YEARS OF MARITIME RADIO

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Probably the most detailed and informative book dedicated to Maritime Radio. May still be available online but be prepared to pay in the region of £40.

THE HISTORY OF RUGBY RADIO STATION

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Available on the Rugby Radio website this can be obtained for the bargain price of £5.99. Highly recommended.

THE LONG SILENCE FALLS

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Published by the Radio Officers Association (ROA) this volume contains hundreds of reminisces and memories of R/Os over the years. Obtainable from the ROA website.

THE LONG SILENCE FALLS VOLUME 2

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Further memories of R/Os, published and available from the Radio Officers Association (ROA).

MARCONI RADIO OFFICER

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Short but interesting publication recalling the WW2 convoys as seen by an R/O of the time. Available on Amazon.

DOTS, DASHES AND SPINDRIFT

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Tales of being a seagoing R/O in the 1950s and 1960s. Available on Amazon.

CQ-GTZM

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Memories of a Maritime Radio Officer, Out of print but copies can be found (at a price) on eBay.

LETTERS FROM A RADIO OFFICER

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Personal memories from ex-Portishead Radio R/O detailing his seagoing and shore-based activities. One of a series of personal memoirs, and available on Amazon.

THE VAGRANT GYPSY LIFE

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Further R/O memories from voyages at sea. Available on Amazon.

THE RADIO OFFICER'S WAR

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Memories of a seagoing R/O during WW2. Available on Amazon.

SPARKS, WHAT'S GOING ON?

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A collection of stories from both seagoing and shorebased R/Os from all over the world. Can be ordered directly from the publisher at:


http://www.seefunknetz.de/seefunker/sparkse.html