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Name jim hamilton RM3
Date 2008-11-26 20:08:22
Message Served onboard the USS BIDDLE CG34 from 1986-89.
Great times, still remember and talk to some of the guys. She was a great ship!

Name Carl Cunert
Date 2008-11-29 19:34:49
Message Surprised to see this site. Wondering how many of my fellow Radiomen are hams? My duty stations were Navcommsta Morocco 2 years, U.S.S Barney DDG-6 1971 to 1973. If you are a ham then try for the Navy net on 7.245 everyday at 0700. Hope to see you there.

Name Tom Smith
Date 2008-12-04 21:36:47
Message Just found this site. Great stuff. RM2 at USNS Roosevelt Roads 1970 - 1974. One thing Google can't find is our old call sign: RULGSDM
Just found a couple of sites with Q and Z sigs. I found the need for ZBM2 many times in life. BYW they are still using the lighting bolts for the IT rate. At least we didn't lose that.
Also very kewl, Fed Law, as of Oct 08, lets all Veterans and Active that are NOT IN UNIFORM lets us present a hand salute whenever the national anthem is played. Now we'll see our brothers/sisters at ball games. Very Kewl!

Name ralph passage
Date 2008-12-05 20:40:03
Message RADIOMAN 1964-1984

Name Herb Mesler RMC
Date 2008-12-07 09:36:56
Message Served at NAS Cubi Point, Subic Bay, PI, NAS Agana, Guam 1958-1960 and on the USS Walton DE-361 1961-1962.

For sure would enjoy hearing from those I served with. I am trying to locate Chief Tracy, RMC and LCDR Dinnel who was with COMFAIRPHIL/COMFAIRSOWESTPAC in 1959.

Name RMCS John C. Whiting
Date 2008-12-07 14:48:10
Message I was an RM from 1957 to 1977.
Boot camp - Glakes
RM"A" School
NAS Agana Guam
USS Marshall
RM"B" School
KW-7 Repair School
NAVFAC Keflavik
NCS Balboa
USS Albany
RTC Orlando (Company Commander)
USS Virginia

I am now retired from a Public School System
(taught behavior disorder students).

To send an e-mail please remove the 2 from my address.

Name Steve Duncan CT2
Date 2008-12-11 11:16:01
Message Nice web site! My dad went to radio school at U. of Wisconsin at start of WWII. His name is Herman L. Duncan and he went by the nickname of Dunk. He then served a short while on the sub Razorback before going to the pacific and ending on Okinawa in an Acorn unit.

Name RM1 Eunice Jorgensen
Date 2008-12-11 23:34:02
Message Served in the Navy from 1978 - 1992. Duty stations were:
Navcams Med, Naples It
Comsublant BCT, Norfolk Va
NRD Houston
NTC / SSC San Diego, Ca
USS Prairie (AD-15)
Barbers Point, Hawaii

Sure do miss the Navy days - wish I had stayed in.

Name RM2 Robert Wilson
Date 2008-12-17 12:21:57
Message Hello fellow Radiomen. I was at the following commands, and would like to hear from some old friends. USS Josephus Daniels 1980-1984, USS Belknap 1990-1993, NAVCAMS MED NAPLES 1984-1990.
Please forward any contact info you may have for our shipmates from the past. Thanks and What a great website this is.
Rob Wilson

Name ITCS(SW) Joe Gillian (Ret)
Date 2008-12-17 12:46:05
Message Advanced to RMC just prior to the rating change it IT.
USS Nashville (LPD 13) 85-88
NATC PAX River MD 89-91(Terminated)
C6F/USS Belknap (CG 26) 91-94
USS California (CGN 36) 94-96
NCTS Puget Sound WA 96-99(Terminated)
USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79) 99-03
NCTAMS LANT Det HR 03-05(Retired)
Current: Information Security Analyst (SAIC) at NETWARCOM

Name Lon K. He'bert, RM2(SW), USN, RET
Date 2008-12-18 00:34:12
Message I finally found this rm bullton board again. I Retired on 4-30-1993. I spent 21 years 10 months and 22 days as a Navy Radioman. I was in Country Danang Vietnam, USS TARAWA LHA-1 74-76, USS PELIEU LHA-5 76-77 Then got out for 11 months, USS OKLAHOMA City CLG-5 78-80. Then went to back to back sea tours on USNS PASSUMPSIC T-AO-107, AND Finally USS ROANOKE AOR-7(The ship from hell) good sailors and chiefs but the officers were not so great. I can still quote Q and Z signals., ZBM-2, QRU, INT ZBZ K. I worked as a civilian commiunicator from 97-05. I was working at NTCC Corpus Christi when they changed the RM/DP'S to IT'S. The one thing I found out is the new It's did know from squak what it meant to trouble shot a comm ckt. I helped a good friend of mine to study for IT1 which had at the time all the Radioman stuff on the E-6 Exam. well I drilled him so much he was a selectee.

As I always say "Once a Radioman always a Radioman"

After I got out of RM "a" School in 1971 when we finished the crypto phase I could see trend. I got my orders to the NAVCOMSTA Phlippines det Danang Vietnam. Well in those days they send you there. I was proud of what I did serving my country in a combat zone. I saw many of my ships mates being put in put in a box to go home.

My son is in the marine corps as a Marine Corps Radio Operator/Radioman same thing. it is ironic he is 3rd generation to be in communications in the military. I was in Nam, MY dad was in World War II, now him.

Name John Rudolph
Date 2008-12-19 19:28:59
Message I'm another RM to IT convert; retired in '00. Duty stations included:

Great Lakes IL (basic training)
OT "A" School Norfolk VA
RM "A" School San Diego CA
USS Forrestal (CV-59)
USS Sellers (DDG-11)
SHAPE Belgium
USS Charleston (LKA-113)
NSWC Dahlgren VA
USS LaSalle (AGF-3)
NCTS Keflavik IC
NCTS Washington DC

My book, A Squid's Cold War Story: My First Four Years in the United States Navy, is now complete and waiting for an agent. It covers my first 4 years in, what I went through, places I visited and people I worked with as a Radioman. The background covers the Cold War and the general atmosphere during those first four years and I am discussing the rate in detail and of course with a sense of humor.

Name Henry Bluing
Date 2008-12-23 22:55:01
Message Nice website, good to see all that the RM's are alive and well.

CWO2, USN (Ret)

Name Charles G Duffy
Date 2008-12-27 14:43:43
Message My Grandfather was a radio man on the USS Nebraska in WWI.

The ships radio was installed in his house after WW1. A very Large Ham radio operation and tower in Revere Ma.

He was good at electronics at the time and other German scientist lived with him.

Their is Much more to this story with audio tapes.

Name Bruce Gonzalez
Date 2008-12-27 19:06:33
Message RM2 (1974 - 1978)
- Boot Camp @ Great Lakes, IL (1974)
- Radioman 'A' School, NTC San Diego (1974)
- Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron One (VQ-1), NAS Agana, Guam "Westpac World Watchers" (1974 -1978)
- VQ-1 Det Atsugi, Japan (Spring-Summer 1975)

Wish I had stayed in the full 20...

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