Paul Shayler, G6TSF, 21st January 2022

Paul Shayler, G6TSF passed away on the 21st of January 2022 aged 63. He was a very longstanding member and former treasurer of Burnham Beeches Radio Club (BBRC). He was involved with the club in setting up special event stations for the Queen’s  and RSGB  Jubilees. He also served on the  McMichael Mobile Rally committee. […]

Mike Adcock, G8CMU, 17th November 2021

Mike Adcock, G8CMU, formerly GW8CMU, passed away on 17 November 2021, following a routine operation in hospital. Mike was a volunteer for the Society, having been a member of the RSGB VHF Committee and then progressing to Chairman of the VHF Committee in the 1990s. He was well known by the VHF/UHF fraternity, particularly by […]

Smudge Lunderguard, G3GJW, December 2021

Smudge Lunderguard, G3GJW passed away peacefully at the age of 94 two weeks before Christmas 2021. He was a RSGB Council member for some time, including Executive Vice President in 1995. He was the first to start pushing for Council members to have a fixed term of office so that new blood would be appointed […]

Dave Hannan, G1JVF, November 2021

Dave Hannan, G1JVF, passed away in November 2021, following a mercifully short illness with cancer. He had been a radio amateur since the early 1980s, starting out on Citizen’s Band (known as ‘Mountainman’), before gaining his ham licence. Dave was a mechanical engineer and electrician, spending most of his working life at British Airways, as […]

Brian Shelton, G0MEE, 9th December 2021

Brian Shelton, G0MEE, passed away in hospital on the evening of Thursday 9th December 2021 after a short battle against Leukaemia. He was a very well respected man within the radio community and locally for all his efforts within the Lowestoft District & Pye ARC as Vice Chairman. Information supplied by Richard Evans, G0VCW

Bill Somerville, G4WJS, December 2021

From Joe Taylor, K1JT, we received the sad news that Bill Somerville, G4WJS, died suddenly and unexpectedly. He was only about 65 years old. Bill was the first to join Joe in in 2013 forming a core development group for WSJT?X. Joe: “Bill has been closely involved with WSJT?X and related software projects ever since. Our free, open-source software […]

David Stephens, G4CMQ, 1st November 2021

Our Dad David John Albert Stephens, G4CMQ passed away in Prince George House Care Home in Ipswich on 1st November 2021 after a short illness. He was a Radio Officer in the Merchant Navy in the 1950s and always a keen amateur radio enthusiast thereafter. Dad tapping away in morse code in the loft of […]

Jon Hague, GM3JIJ, November 2021

The RSGB has learned, with sadness, that Jon Hague, GM3JIJ, has passed away. Jon was a member of the Society for 72 years. Affectionately known as ‘Jon Island Jon’ to his many on-air friends, he delivered the GB2RS News from his QTH at Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis for 26 years, his big signals […]

David Knight, G3YNH, 2nd October 2021

David Knight, G3YNH passed away suddenly on the 2nd of October 2021 at the age of 69. Radio had been a large part of his life since childhood. I met him at the age of 12 and we both became radio amateurs in 1969. Dave was a founder member of the Shirehampton Amateur Radio Club […]

John Gerard, G4PKW, 26th October 2021

John Gerard, G4PKW, passed away peacefully on Tuesday 26th October 2021 at the age of 95. Radio has been a large part of his life since the 1930s. At the end of the War at age of 19 he travelled to India with the Royal Signals as an operator; whilst there he set up a […]