Colin Horrabin, G3SBI, November 2020

Colin Horrabin, G3SBI, passed away over the last weekend of November 2020, a month after being diagnosed with cancer. He did not respond to treatment and passed away at home. Colin worked at  Daresbury Nuclear Physics Laboratory. He was responsible for numerous innovations, including the “superb” serial link control system for the Nuclear Structure Facility […]

Tony Lorton, G4EKL, 5th November 2020

I would like to report to his many friends around the world the sad death of Tony Lorton, G4EKL. Tony started as a lad with a cat’s whisker and never looked back! He sadly passed away on 5th November 2020 after a struggle with failing health, in particular over the last 18 months. Born in […]

John Butcher, G3LAS, 12th September 2020

It is with sadness that I have to report that John Butcher, G3LAS passed away on 12th September 2020. He had suffered a number of strokes over the past year and had been in a home for some months. John served as CDXC Chairman for eight years, passing the baton to me in 2009. Those […]

Greg Munton, G4XMS, 23rd July 2020

Greg Munton, G4XMS died peacefully at his home in Maidstone, England on the 23rd of July 2020. Greg had a lifelong love of amateur radio, maintaining regular skeds with friends in Finland (OH2VZ) and North America (K2LBJ) for decades. Greg worked as an ophthalmic surgeon and performed several thousand operations that restored sight and/or improved […]

Denis Jones, G3UVR, September 2020

We have to report the sad passing of Denis Jones, G3UVR. Denis will be known to many amateurs around the world but also as a stalwart of the Wirral and District Amateur Radio Club, of which he was a member since its inception. There are so many things that could be said about Denis by […]

Arthur Mather, G0OHY, 30th August 2020

Arthur Mather, G0OHY went SK on the 30th of August 2020. He was a big VHF operator and had worked a lot of Europe on simplex. He regularly worked the Isle of Wight from his QTH in Manchester. One of the big guns on VHF is now gone. Brian, M6OXO

Ralph Nash, G1BSZ, 10th May 2019

Ralph Nash, G1BSZ fell asleep on the 10th of  May 2019 aged 96, never to re-awake. Ralph was the Exam Secretary for Verulam Amateur Radio Club. He also produced the club’s newsletter: he was in the middle of completing the newsletter when he died. He leaves behind 3 children, Nigel, Aleta and Simon, 5 grandchildren […]

David Lockwood, G3ZTR, 4th August 2020

David Lockwood, G3ZTR sadly passed away on the 4th of August 2020 after a long battle with Parkinson’s. He will be remembered for his achievements on the microwave bands during his early years, building all his own antennas, transmitters and receivers before the days of readily available satellite equipment.  

Bertie Gladwin, G3FVO, 14th August 2020

Bertie Gladwin, G3FVO, died peacefully on the 14th of August 2020 following a short illness. He was a generous person who had time for everyone, and everyone had time for him. He always brought a smile into the room and had a good sense of fun. Bertie volunteered for duties in December 1940 and had […]

Peter Sheppard, G4EJP, RSGB Past-President, 15th August 2020

We were saddened to receive news that RSGB Past-President Peter Sheppard, G4EJP passed away on the 15th of August 2020. Peter served the RSGB as President in 1996 and was made a Life Vice President in 2001. He suffered a serious head injury following a motorbike accident in 2001. A fuller tribute is in the […]