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.


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)

2017-12-07 Ian Sturrock GM4DEK, Captains Rd. (Click for obituary).

Ian Sturrock GM4DEK of Captains Road, Edinburgh, died on 7th December 2017 at the age of 92. 

At one time he owned a radio business called Portland Radio in Edinburgh. (Can anyone provide any details of this)?

In prep - psp

Malcolm in his shack. Date not known. Photo via KG6XF / GM3POK

In prep - please send any additional content to Alan GM3PSP

George Burt GM3OXX became a Silent Key at the age of 81 on 20th September 2017 in Aberdeen.

Click for Edinburgh Evening News obituary. 

This photograph and the one following were taken by Alan GM3PSP in September 2010 during a visit to George's retirement QTH near Turriff in Aberdeenshire.

George was the Chief Electronics Technician in the Department of Psychiatry of the University of Edinburgh, based  in the tower block at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital. Brian GM4DIJ recalls George's long-wire antenna from the top of the tower block used to attract static electricity, causing large sparks in the lab. The LRS operated and won a Top-Band contest from that QTH with George.

Amateur Radio occupied his leisure time, with QRP portable operations on HF, VHF and microwaves, using all home-brew equipment. He operated 2m portable from Munros (3000ft mountains).