Congratulations! You are now employed as Wireless Operator on a Grimsby trawler.
Listen to the audio clip below to hear a fellow Wireless Operator talking about your new job.
Average wage: £6.13s.4d per week. Around £159 in today’s money.
Average hours: 17 hours a day. Radio equipment must always be in working order.
- Receive and send all fishing reports.
- Monitor ship’s radio, listening for reports on fishing grounds and news of other ships.
- Maintain electronic equipment including transmitters, receivers, and bridge equipment.
- Send telegrams to and from the crew’s family and arrange flowers for special occasions.
- Receive the sports results and run the ship’s sweepstake.
- Post messages on the ship’s notice board.