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David Simmonds, G3JKB, 7th November 2019

| November 20, 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 […]

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Mick Gritton, M0UXO, 13 October 2019

| November 11, 2019
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 […]

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Ian Brown, G3TVU, 24th September 2019

| November 11, 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 […]

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Prof Les Barclay OBE, G3HTF, 31 July 2019

| August 8, 2019

Professor Les W Barclay G3HTF died on 31 July 2019 at the age of 85. He had a very long and distinguished career in radio science and made significant contributions to the RSGB especially in its studies on radio wave propagation. In 1993, Professor Barclay received the ITU Silver Medal for his chairmanship of the […]

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Mr J Reilly, GM3HOM, 26 January 2019

| June 17, 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 […]

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André Saunders, GM3VLB, 23rd May 2019

| June 3, 2019
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 […]

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