Stuart Boast, G3WDL, 8 January 2020

Stuart Boast G3WDL was born on 22 June 1945 and became a SK on 8 January 2020. Stuart was born in Doncaster and lived in the neighbourhood all his life. On leaving school he worked at the steel works in Scunthorpe but had ambitions of becoming a ships radio officer. This took him to the […]

Charles Frank Beech, VK7BC, 14 November 2019

Charles Frank Beech, known as Frank, was born on August 6th 1933. He grew up in England and attended radio school around the age of 16 where his love of radios began. From there he became a merchant marine radio officer for over 10 years, traveling the world on various ships. During that time he […]

David Simmonds, G3JKB, 7th November 2019

David (Dave) Simmonds, G3JKB, FOC 1950, passed away on November 7th 2019 after his health had deteriorated over the past year. He and Jacquie had recently moved from Woodhall Spa Lincolnshire to Chipping Sodbury (near Bristol) to be close to their family. The funeral will be held on Tuesday 3rd December from 1215 at Westerleigh […]

Mick Gritton, M0UXO, 13 October 2019

It is with sadness to announce that BARS member Mick Gritton, M0UXO became, after a long, gallant fought battle with illness, silent key on Sunday the 13th of October. Mick  joined BARS some years ago, taking all the exams to gain his licences from Foundation through to Advanced,  joined RAYNET and soon became Controller for […]

Ian Brown, G3TVU, 24th September 2019

Ian Brown, G3TVU, known to his friends and colleagues as “Brownie”, passed away on Tuesday 24 September 2019 at the age of 78. Ian was a professional electronic engineer; he began his career at STC Microwave Systems, later moving to Rolls Royce Aero Space where he spent the remainder of his working life before retiring […]

The Last Word, October 2019

These letters were received for publication in the October 2019 RadCom but pressure of space meant they could not be included in the printed edition. INTERFERENCE Roger Kendall, G8BNE We are told that the cost of taking action against the cause of some local HF interference which is rendering the 40m and 80m bands almost unusable […]

Prof Les Barclay OBE, G3HTF, 31 July 2019

Professor Les Barclay, OBE, BSc, FREng, FIET, G3HTF, passed away on the 31st of July 2019 at the age of 85. Among many other fine works, Les was a Corresponding Member of the RSGB Propagation Studies Committee, and a leading light in propagation research. The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) published an obituary of Prof Barclay […]

Mr J Reilly, GM3HOM, 26 January 2019

The 26th of January 2019 saw the sad passing of Joseph (Joe) Reilly, GM3HOM. He was a continuous member of the Radio Society of Great Britain from November 1948 until his death. His 70th anniversary of Membership was marked in the November 2018 edition of RadCom. Following his service in the RAF, Joe was hired […]

André Saunders, GM3VLB, 23rd May 2019

André Saunders, GM3VLB, born of Scottish and French parents, became a silent key at his home in Kelso on the 23rd of May 2019. He would have been 81 on the 28th of May. A physics teacher by profession, he was an active DXer in Kenya from 1967 as 5Z4KL, gaining the ARRL Honor Roll […]