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.



Ken Street GM3ENJ.

Active in the Dunfermline club. RTTY contester in the mechanical days!

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Iain Maconochie GM3GIG was an active member of the Lothians Radio Society in the 1950s and 60s, participating in National Field Days and other events. During WWII he had served as a Radio Officer with the Royal Fleet Auxiliary and survived being torpedoed. He died on 19th July 2015 at the ripe old age of 94. His funeral service at Oakvale Funeral Home and subsequent interment at Morningside Cemetery were attended by Alan GM3PSP on behalf of the LRS. He was buried not far from Tom Simpson GM3BCD and Sir Edward Appleton. Subsequently his sons kindly provided a number of photographs of LRS events and QSL cards for scanning for this website. 

Tom Simpson GM3BCD died on 25th October 2014 at the age of 96. Tom was the Secretary of the Lothians Radio Society in 1960-61. However, his major contribution to the development of Amateur Radio in Edinburgh was in the Radio Club at George Watson's College where he contributed to more than 30 pupils gaining their transmitting licences and constructed & operated a world-class HF DX station with a cubical quad antenna on the school roof.


It is with great sadness that we learned that LRS Life Member Dick Richardson GM3AKM became a Silent Key on 18th August 2014 at the advanced age of 93. Dick was LRS Secretary / Treasurer in 1963-64.

His funeral service at St. David's Episcopal Church, Boswall Parkway, Edinburgh, cremation at Warriston Crematorium and wake at Silverknowes Golf Club on Monday 25th August 2014 were attended by six members of the LRS. In his eulogy to his father, Richard Richardson made numerous references to Dick's radio hobby and the LRS. Many thanks to him for allowing quotations below from the eulogy.

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