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.


Jack & Anne on a SOTA summit.

Anne Hood GM4UXX of Carluke, Lanarkshire became a Silent Key on 1st June 2024 after a long illness. She was a former Head Teacher and the XYL of Jack Hood GM4COX, a prominent member of the West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society. Along with Jack she was active in SOTA - Summits On The Air - meeting a number of LRS members, and had been an RSGB GB2RS Newsreader for many years. The LRS has sent a Sympathy card to Jack.

Jack writes:

"Although not a member of WoSARS, Anne was involved in many aspects of the Club and Amateur Radio in general. Indeed, she did her stint as Secretary of the Mid-Lanark Amateur Radio Club where she was tutored in the City & Guilds RAE (Radio Amateur Exam) obtaining her GM6 call in the early eighties, and not to be outdone by my GM4 (Class A Callsign), passing her 12WPM Morse test (for her own Class A), with a little help from Bob GM3ZDH - one of the Board of Trade Morse Examiner at the time - hi!"

 See also WoSARS website: WoSARS – Glasgow – The West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society — WELCOME



Former LRS member George Szymanski GM4COK / DU1GM became a Silent Key at his home in the Philippines on 22nd April 2024 after a long illness.



Ian Sheffield GM3VEI was a keen member of the LRS in the 1960s and 70s. After retirement from Edinburgh University, Dept. of Astronomy, Blackford Hill, he moved to Haddington and latterly to Dunbar. He continued to attend LRS Surplus Equipment Sales quite often. He died of cancer on 26th January 2024 aged 77, peacefully in the Western General Hospital.

His funeral on 12th February 2024 at the Houndwood Crematorium, nr. Eyemouth, was attended by Alan GM3PSP on behalf of the LRS. 

Click for death notice in East Lothian Courier 01/02/2024.

Derrick Enderby GM0FMW of Oxgangs Park, Edinburgh died on 1st Jan 2024 aged 94.

He was active in amateur satellite working and had worked in electronics retail including at Panasonic in Shandon Place. His funeral on 24th January 2024 at Mortonhall Crematorium was attended by Alan GM3PSP for LRS, & Gavin Stirling GM0WDD.

Click for EEN death notice.