Fredrick Hollis, G4LNG, May 2021

Mr Frederick Malcolm Hollis, G4LNG, of Brampton, Chesterfield, passed away at Chesterfield Royal Hospital, aged 76. A lifelong Chesterfield resident, Frederick was a field engineer for Gilbarco Veeder-Root, until his retirement in 2010. His interests included amateur radio, gardening, walking around Linacre, cricket, cycling and his dog. Frederick leaves his sons Andrew and Michael, grandchildren […]

Stanley Alston, G4VSR, 12th May 2021

Mr Stanley (Stan) Alston, G4VSR, of Wingerworth passed away peacefully at home on May 12, 2021 aged 95. Stanley was a resident of Wingerworth for the last 52 years where he served as Clerk to Wingerworth Parish Council for 30 years. A loving and devoted husband to Joan who predeceased Stan in 2017. Doting father to […]

Sydney Hunt, G3YQ, June 2021

Sydney Hunt, G3YYQ, passed away at the age of 108. His callsign was issued in 1938 and he remained active on the air until 2020 (with, of course, an enforced break during WWII). A lifelong radio amateur and electronics enthusiast, he built the first television in his home town of Grimsby and worked on RDF/radar […]

Tommy Knight, G2FYY, 5th July 2021

Tommy Knight, G2FYY passed away on Monday 5 July 2021 at the age of 100. He was featured in the April 2021 RadCom (p14) celebrating his centenary (see photo), when he received a card from Her Majesty. He became interested in amateur radio when he left school because his friend was a radio amateur. Instead […]

Faisal Alajmi, 9K2RR, IARU R1 VP, 2nd July 2021

IARU is saddened to announce that IARU Region 1 Vice President Faisal Alajmi, 9K2RR, died on the 2nd of July 2021 following a prolonged period of hospitalisation with COVID. Faisal had been Region 1 Vice President since the 2014 General Conference and was an energetic and active supporter of amateur radio in the Arab world and globally. He was also […]

Tom O’Reilly, G0NSY, 12 June 2021

We’ve received the very sad news that Tom O’Reilly, G0NSY, passed away on the morning of Saturday 12 June 2021. Tom volunteered for the RSGB as Regional Representative 9, covering London and Thames Valley, from 2016, and as a District Representative before that. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and colleagues at this difficult […]

Phillip Brooks, G4NZQ, 26 May 2021

We have received the very sad news that Phillip Brooks, G4NZQ passed away on the morning of 26 May 2021. Philip was a long-standing RSGB volunteer in a wide variety of roles, up to and including the Board. More details when we know them. Our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time.

Archibold ‘Arch’ Doty Jr, W7ACD, 27 February 2021

Archibald Colville Doty Jr, W7ACD, passed away on the 27th of February 2021. Born to Margaret (Bunker) and Archibald Doty Sr on 28 March 1920, Arch grew up on Delavan Terrace in Yonkers, New York. He graduated high school from The Loomis Institute. In the autumn of 1939, Arch brought radio to Wesleyan University in […]

Ian Waters, G3KKD, 10th January 2021

Renowned and enthusiastic amateur television pioneer Ian Waters, G3KKD, passed away on the 10th of January 2021 from heart-related problems. Writing in CQ-TV 62 (1968), Ian said that his interest in radio began around 1940 when he traded an air rifle for a crystal receiver. In 1945, reading pre-War magazines and seeing sets in shop […]