Henry Pinchin, G3VPE, 31st March 2020

| April 6, 2020

Henry was licenced in 1966 and was operational from Spennymoor, County Durham.

He became an enthusiastic member of RAYNET soon afterwards, initially with Mid Severn Valley RAYNET Group, then Solihull and Chelmsley Wood RAYNET Group around 1979, and West Midlands County RAYNET Group.

From July 1975 to December 1981 he was the RSGB Regional Representative for Region 3, the West Midlands. From January 1982 to December 1987 he served on the RSGB Council as member for Zone B, the Midlands. During this period he also served on the following RSGB Committees – Membership and Representation, Finance and Staff, and RAYNET. Always a great communicator and manager, his skills were of great value to the Society.

He was also a long time member and former Chairman of Solihull Radio Club (SARS). He encouraged many newcomers to the hobby, particularly from Solihull School, helping them with their studies for the RAE and Morse Test. Henry was, himself, an Old Silhillian.

Outside radio he was a keen supporter of Heritage Railways, being a member of Severn Valley Railway, Crich Tramway Village and the Membership Secretary for Tyseley Railway Museum.

In recent years he was a voluntary steward on Vintage Trains Ltd steam services operated on the main line network.

Tribute by Harry Colville, G8LKW

Category: Silent Keys