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.



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.


R.B. (Bob) Kerr GM8CFL / GM4FDT-SK



Former LRS Secretary Mike passed away aged 74 in Dunfermline on 5th September 2023 after a lengthy illness.  He was also an enthusiastic volunteer at the Museum of Communication in Burntisland. Born in Kent, 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 on 26th Sept 2023 at Dunfermline Crematorium was attended by members of the LRS, the Kingdom ARS, and the Museum of Communication.

Photos from funeral order of service: