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.


Eric Lamb, at the Townsville Museum above, who died on 6th January 2021, was not a Radio Amateur but a Ship's Radio Officer and later a Radiocommunications Lecturer at Leith Nautical College. Among his students was LRS member Colin Wright GM4HWO who has kindly provided this Silent Key & photos. Click for EEN obituary.

2020-12-23 SK - John Hein GM1YME, Edinburgh. Click for (explicit) details.

Colin Davidson GM3LAV at a MoC meeting in 2012.


Colin GM3LAV (r) with George Millar GM3UM at NFD-1960.

Scotsman obituary, slightly edited: Colin William Davidson GM3LAV died at home in Ardfern, Argyll on 8th October 2020 aged 86 with family present. Born in Edinburgh and educated at George Heriot's School and Edinburgh University, he went on to become Professor and Dean of Electrical Engineering at the Heriot-Watt University, and Treasurer, Vice President and Honorary Fellow of the IEE. He was also a successful and enthusiastic sailor in racing catamarans and later enjoyed years of cruising the Western Isles.

His XYL, Ranee has provided this story about him:

"I remember one of his outings - we were in Belfast visiting my aunt and Colin drove up a nearby hill where he thought the reception would be very good. It was just at the beginning of the Troubles and in half an hour he found his car surrounded by heavily-armed police. After a great deal of shouting it transpired that Colin was interrupting communication at Belfast Airport!! It was thought it was the IRA! He was very chastened!" 

Colin was an active member of the Lothians Radio Society in the 1950s, 60s and perhaps longer and gave a number of talks. Here are some recollections by members who knew him.

Danny Begg GM3YXJ died in Penicuik at the age of 99 on 22nd May 2020.

He is survived by his son, David Begg GM6GFL, and his daughter who is a neighbour of GM3PSP.