In this section are listed the Silent Key (Obituary) notices for members and former members of the Lothians Radio Society and other local Radio Amateurs.



Former LRS Secretary Mike passed away in Dunfermline on 5th September 2023 after a lengthy illness.  He was also an enthusiastic volunteer at the Museum of Communication in Burntisland. His career in electronics included working in the Post Office Tower in London, which he described in an LRS talk on 12th November 2014 (click), His funeral will be on Tuesday 26th September at 10:45am at Dunfermline Crematorium, Masterton Road, Dunfermline.  Click for map.


25 Dec 2022 - Prof Arthur Bolton G3BMI-SK

As GM3BMI, Prof. Bolton was a supporter of the Heriot-Watt University ARS GM3WEE in the late-1960s. Click for website article. He was the Professor of Civil Engineering. He retired to Cambridge and died aged 101 on Christmas Day 2022.


19 Dec 2022 - Gavin Nesbitt MM1BXF - SK

Although not an LRS member, Gavin was well-known to many of our members, operating from an amazing shack in Lenzie near Glasgow. See his entry on for photographs, including this one:


Howard Orgel G8DUT died in July 2022 in Manchester where he had worked for British Telecom for many years. He was a former member of the Lothians Radio Society and the Radio Club at George Watson's Boys College in the 1970s.