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.


Vic Imamura JA5VQ / MM0JVQ died on 8th January 2017 in Japan at the age of 74. Vic was a member of the LRS and made annual visits to Edinburgh for a number of years, staying in a flat at Morningside and attending LRS meetings and the annual barbecue along with his XYL Keiko JG5JUS. (Photo c/o

Charlie Linskaill GM4TNV, a local amateur in Edinburgh, died on 16th December 2016.

Click for Scotsman / Evening News Obituary.

Former LRS member Bob Rutherford GM0FAL died on 22nd October 2016 in Edinburgh Royal Infirmary following a series of strokes. His funeral was held at Warriston Crematorium on Thursday 3rd November 2016. Obituary.


Rod at an Edinburgh University reunion in 1985

Rod Paton G3SZP died on 7th October 2016 aged 70 in his native Carlisle. He gained his licence in 1964 as GM3SZP while attending Merchiston Castle School as a boarder, and attending LRS meetings. At that time he operated a mobile station running 150W AM in a Mini - actually a Riley Elf! After a degree in Electrical Engineering from Edinburgh University in 1971, Rod spent his entire career with the South of Scotland Electricity Board, initially in Newton Mearns (Glasgow) and then from about 1974 at Kirkintilloch in the SSEB Grid Control Centre. After retirement in 2004, he returned to live at Scotby near Carlisle.

Click for Carlisle News & Star obituary.

His son Colin, who has held the call GM7GIB, kindly provided the additional photos below.