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.


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

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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).  

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

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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).