New Member

16th July 2008, 06:45
Found this site accidentally yesterday morning and was so delighted with it felt I ought to join.
I began my seagoing career back in 1969 when I joined MIMCO, after spending a year at the Colwn Bay Wirleess College, to obtain my ticket and remained with MIMCO until 1988. I then joined BT working at the Satellite Ground Station in Madley, Herefordshire, generally on component level maintenance of satellite communication equipment, until I retired in 1998 and moved house and home back to Anglesey, where we at one time lived for some 20 years. Now happily retired my days are spent either gardening or messing about in my workshop where I am currently employed in the construction of a replica Eddystone 1837/2 Digital Lock HF Receiver and also badged as the Marconi Pacific HF receiver (does anyone remember that receiver?).

Looking forward to meeting you all in due course,

Steve Kirkwood

non descript
16th July 2008, 06:56
Steve, a warm welcome to you. Thank you for joining the community and for posting a nice introduction piece. Enjoy the site and all it has to offer - I am sure you will find a host of kindred spirits and we very much look forward to your postings. Bon Voyage

16th July 2008, 07:58
Welcome onboard to SN and enjoy the voyage

16th July 2008, 08:23
Welcome aboard (boyo ) Steve, from Australia, you will be pleased that you did find this site. Born Swansea, At sea as Elect Engr., with Shaw Savill, and British Phosphate Commission 1950/59. Then settled in Melbourne sine late 1955. Terence Williams R538301.

Steve Woodward
16th July 2008, 08:28
Welcome to SN from Suffolk, enjoy your time with us

16th July 2008, 10:41
Welcome aboard from the Philippines. Enjoy all this great site has to offer

K urgess
16th July 2008, 11:59
Welcome aboard from East Yorkshire, Steve.
Plenty of us in the crew and it won't take you long to find the radio room.
No watches just a lot of nostalgia.
Enjoy the trip.

Bruce Carson
16th July 2008, 12:30
Steve, from Michigan, a warm welcome to Ships Nostalgia.
As has been mentioned, there are lots of sparkies onboard---you should feel right at home.
Good to have you onboard.


16th July 2008, 18:10
Many thanks indeed to all who welcomed me to the forum - a very nice and pleasant gesture.

73's for the moment


16th July 2008, 18:17
Greetings GW4ZDU and welcome to SN. Bon voyage.

16th July 2008, 23:35
Welcome from Lancashire.

I hope you will enjoy the site.