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.


Bob Purves GM4IKT of Port Seton, a member of the Cockenzie & Port Seton ARC died on 26th June 2017.

Click for Edinburgh Evening News obituary.


Bob McFarlane, one of the last surviving members of the S.O.E. - Special Operations Executive - in WWII, died at his home in Kelso on 30th January 2017 at the age of 93. Bob had given two talks in recent years about his experiences - to the LRS on 24 Feb 2014 and at the MoC / LRS on 24 Sept 2014. (Click for reports).

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.