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by USS ALASKA
Tue Jun 28, 2011 5:44 am
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: Low-tech communications
Replies: 5
Views: 2102

Re: Low-tech communications

Sirs, high frequency literally means just that - High Frequency (HF). HF refers to the spectrum band of 3.000 to 30.000 MHz. HF is known for it’s long distance coverage due to skywave propagation. A whole bunch of factors go into just how far and where it can be received but High Frequency is genera...
by USS ALASKA
Mon Apr 04, 2011 8:08 am
Forum: The Ironclad & Pre-dreadnought Era (1860-1905)
Topic: Spanish American War naval combats
Replies: 17
Views: 9479

Re: Spanish American War naval combats

Sorry to drag up a thread last replied to 3 years ago but what the heck - not a whole lot of action in this part of the forum. http://www.amazon.com/Empire-Default-Spanish-American-American-Century/dp/0805035001/ref=tmm_hrd_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1301849338&sr=1-4 Empire by Default: The Spanish-America...
by USS ALASKA
Mon Jul 26, 2010 3:49 am
Forum: Naval History in General
Topic: Foreign warships in the 20th century USN
Replies: 16
Views: 3214

Re: Foreign warships in the 20th century USN

Depending upon you definition of warship... Quick run through DANFS produced these foreign built ships that at one time belonged to the USN. I'm sure there are more. U-111, U-117, U-140, U-1406, U-2513, U-3008, UB-148, UB-88, UC-97, Zrinyi, RADETZKY, OSTFRIESLAND , Frankfurt, Eastwind (IX-234), CALL...
by USS ALASKA
Thu Apr 08, 2010 1:26 am
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: RN history to be republished and newly available
Replies: 9
Views: 4749

Re: RN history to be republished and newly available

Quite a few of Stephen Roskill's books are on US Amazon both new and used. Some within my budget, some not so much.

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by USS ALASKA
Wed Apr 07, 2010 12:32 am
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: RN history to be republished and newly available
Replies: 9
Views: 4749

Re: RN history to be republished and newly available

Since we are on the topic of Stephen Roskill, I just started reading 'Churchill and the Admirals'. So far, so good.

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by USS ALASKA
Wed Apr 07, 2010 12:26 am
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: Spanish Navy
Replies: 4
Views: 2051

Re: Spanish Navy

Not a problem sir - hope you enjoy it.

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by USS ALASKA
Wed Mar 24, 2010 1:33 am
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: Spanish Navy
Replies: 4
Views: 2051

Re: Spanish Navy

Mr. Heidenreich, since it looks like you never got an answer to your question, I have one recommendation. Trafalgar and the Spanish Navy: The Spanish Experience of Sea Power by John D. Harbron http://www.amazon.com/Trafalgar-Spanish-Navy-Experience-Power/dp/0870216953/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=...
by USS ALASKA
Wed Mar 24, 2010 1:02 am
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: Tsushima
Replies: 5
Views: 2801

Re: Tsushima

Read a book about 9 months ago – The Tsar's Last Armada: The Epic Voyage to the Battle of Tsushima by Russian author Constantine Pleshakov http://www.amazon.com/Tsars-Last-Armada-Voyage-Tsushima/dp/B0001OOU5G/ref=sr_1_1_oe_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1269387382&sr=1-1 After reading so often on forums and ...
by USS ALASKA
Wed Mar 24, 2010 12:27 am
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: Building the Kaiser's Navy
Replies: 5
Views: 2830

Re: Building the Kaiser's Navy

Sorry to drag up an old thread. Just finished reading this book about 2 weeks ago. Good story about the rise of German naval power as driven by Admiral Alfred von Tirpitz. Well recommended. Start with Terrell D. Gottschall’s book about Otto von Diederichs, ‘By Order of the Kaiser: Otto von Diederich...
by USS ALASKA
Tue Mar 23, 2010 12:10 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: WW2: Romanian fighter aces
Replies: 4
Views: 1553

Re: WW2: Romanian fighter aces

RF - not a problem sir! Glad to help.
by USS ALASKA
Tue Mar 23, 2010 1:21 am
Forum: World War II
Topic: WW2: Romanian fighter aces
Replies: 4
Views: 1553

Re: WW2: Romanian fighter aces

Sir, am currently away on a business trip – was bored and decided to do a little hunting… http://www.amazon.com/Rumanian-Aces-World-War-2/dp/184176535X/ref=sr_1_fkmr2_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1269302182&sr=1-2-fkmr2 Same book as… http://books.google.com/books?id=-TE1O8rtR7MC&printsec=frontcover&dq=Rumanian+Ace...
by USS ALASKA
Wed Mar 10, 2010 2:24 pm
Forum: Military History and Technology
Topic: Northrop Quits Tanker Bid
Replies: 5
Views: 3467

Re: Northrop Quits Tanker Bid

The problem and issue is not one of open competition and free enterprise but rather the political need for the APPEARANCE of same. With the consolidation of large airframe manufactures, not many choices exist. When the original specs were released for the new KC-X, only one response was received. Be...
by USS ALASKA
Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:16 pm
Forum: Military History and Technology
Topic: Northrop Quits Tanker Bid
Replies: 5
Views: 3467

Northrop Quits Tanker Bid

CQ Today March 9, 2010 Cost Control Becomes New Focus As Northrop Drops Refueling Tanker Bid By John M. Donnelly, CQ Staff Lawmakers who have promoted competition for defense work as the best way to protect taxpayers must now decide whether to allow a huge Air Force tanker contract to go to a sole b...
by USS ALASKA
Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:23 pm
Forum: Books and Reference
Topic: Publisher halts book about bombing of Hiroshima
Replies: 1
Views: 933

Publisher halts book about bombing of Hiroshima

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100302/ap_on_en_ot/us_atom_bomb_book_pulled By HILLEL ITALIE, AP National Writer Hillel Italie, Ap National Writer Mon Mar 1, 10:13 pm ET NEW YORK – Publication has been halted for a disputed book about the atomic bombing of Japan in 1945, The Associated Press has learne...