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.


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André Saunders GM3VLB of Kelso became a Silent Key on 23rd May 2019, just short of his 81st birthday, after a very active life in Amateur Radio, which is illustrated in this tribute. He founded and administered the SCOTIA award and operated from almost all the Scottish IOTA islands with the support of his XYL Veronica.

Click for Southern Reporter obituary.

Click for RSGB website Silent Key.

Click for GM3VLB website - Biography

Click for GM3VLB funeral video.

Click for GM3VLB wake video tribute.

Click for GM3VLB Radio Ham in Action video tribute.

Click for GM3VLB 2012 lecture report "Amateur Radio in East Africa".

John Lloyd MacDonald GM4XZN, of Currie, Midlothian became a silent key on 23rd April 2019 at the age of 87. 

After a career as a GPO field engineer, he had been a member of the LRS and Lothians Raynet.


Glenroy (Glen) Campbell GM3HNE died on 27th March 2019 aged 87 in a care home in West Lothian where he had lived for several years. Photo above and QSL card courtesy of his family. Other photos by Alan GM3PSP.

Born in November 1931 and originally licensed as G3HNE in Bradford, Yorkshire in 1951 Glen joined the RAF in the 1950s as an electrical engineer with outside interests in radio and television. He moved to Paisley in 1953 becoming GM3HNE and attended the Glasgow University Radio Club and later the West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society. After moving to Edinburgh in the 1970s he lived in Corstorphine and later at Roseburn and joined the Lothians Radio Society.

He was a keen contestant in LRS 160m Direction Finding Competitions in their early years, but his other radio activities are not known at this time, apart from attending LRS Junk Sales (now "Surplus Equipment Sales").

David Anderson GM4JJJ / ex-GM8HEY of Urquhart, Fife died on 14th March 2019 at the age of 67 after a long struggle with cancer. He was a very active VHF / UHF / microwave / moonbounce. His funeral at Dunfermline Crematorium on 25th March 2019 was attended by Paul MM0ZBH, Nadine MM0WNW, Ian GM3SEK, David GM4ZNX, Allan GM4ZUK, Brian GM8BJF, Pete GM4BYF and David GM3YMX. Photo: funeral order of service.

Click for RSGB website SK written by GM3SEK. 

Click for ARRL SK

See also RSGB RadCom VHF/UHF May 2019, p.62. (no link)