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The Society regrets to record the passing of the following members.

 

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Malcolm Bolton GM0DBW

Malcolm Bolton GM0DBW passed away on Wednesday, 18th August 2021 aged 71 years.

Malcolm was a member of the Society at various times over the years but was also well known and respected in the Aberdeen area through his enthusiasm for the hobby and from his work with young people as a musician and music teacher. He very much enjoyed amateur radio contesting and achieved excellent results in many major contests. In the ten years before his death, Malcolm regularly traveled to Cornwall during the summer to visit the Poldhu Amateur Radio Club and to operate at the Marconi Centre station (GB2GM), where he had made many friends. He will be greatly missed by all those who knew him, whether here in the north-east or further afield.

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Iain Drysdale GM3TYS

Iain Drysdale GM3TYS passed away in May 2021.

Iain was a popular member of the Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society and he will be greatly missed by all of the members who knew him. Iain was also a member of the RNARS.

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Jim McCall GM3HGA

Jim McCall GM3HGA passed away on Friday 26th February 2021.

Jim was a valued and popular member of the Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society for many years. He was also an enthusiastic local newsreader for the RSGB's GB2RS news service, a role which he carried out for 40 years. After his wife passed away in 2016, Jim had moved south to Seven Oaks in Kent to be nearer to his family.

Photo shown was taken in 1972

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James MacKinnon GM4EKC

James MacKinnon GM4EKC passed away peacefully on Wednesday 28th October 2020 aged 90 years.

Jim was a keen member of the Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society for many years and will be sadly missed by the Society's membership.  During his career, Jim was a Radio Officer at sea, a Lecturer in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and a lifelong teacher. After a private funeral service in Aberdeen, James went to the Isle of Barra for burial.

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Lewis Donaldson GM4AJR

Lewis Donaldson GM4AJR passed away peacefully on Wednesday 30th November 2019 aged 86 years.

Lewis was a well respected member of the Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society for many years and will be very much missed within the Society's membership.  Lewis' funeral service was held at St. Mark's Church, Rosemount on Tuesday, December 10th 2019 at 11am. Donations were received at the church door for Guide Dogs Scotland and the RNLI.

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George Burt GM3OXX

George Burt, GM3OXX passed away on Wednesday 20th September 2017.

George was a member of the Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society for many years and was famous for his dedication to QRP. He contacted hundreds of countries all over the world using only one watt output power from his own homemade radio equipment. George also found time to design numerous radio circuits and had most of them published in SPRAT (the journal of the G-QRP Club), including circuits such as the OXO transmitter, the ONER, the FOXX transceiver and many others for us all to enjoy.

George’s Funeral service was held at Warriston Crematorium, Edinburgh at 12:30pm on Friday 6th October 2017.

Photo courtesy of Alan GM3PSP - Lothians Radio Society

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Ian Fraser GM8MHU

Ian Fraser GM8MHU (also held MM0CJQ) passed away on Wednesday 2nd August 2017 aged 86 years, following a long illness.

Ian was the longest serving President in the history of the Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society and was very well respected by the membership. He was a long serving local news reader for the RSGB News Service GB2RS and members will remember his wit and patience as auctioneer at the Society's monthly junk sales.

Ian was also heavily involved with the Grampian Repeater Group and a regular participant in the Aberdeen 2m skeds. He will be sorely missed in amateur radio circles and our thoughts and condolences go out to his wife Margaret and his family.

Ian's funeral ceremony took place at Aberdeen Crematorium, Hazlehead (West Chapel) on Wednesday, August 16 2017 at 11.00am.

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Norman Albert Hendry GM8CBQ

Norman Albert Hendry GM8CBQ passed away suddenly, but peacefully in the ARI on Friday 7th October 2016 aged 75 years.

Norman was a keen member of both the Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society and the Grampian Repeater Group. A quiet, reserved member of both radio groups he was always busy in the background and was instrumental in assisting many members attain their amateur radio qualifications. Norman had also been a long-time member of RSGB.

Norman's funeral service was held at Aberdeen Crematorium, East Chapel on Tuesday, October 18th 2016 at 10.45am. Donations for the Coronary Care Unit at ARI were received at the chapel exit door.

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Peter Park GM3PIP

Peter Park GM3PIP passed away on the 22nd May 2014

Peter will be greatly missed as he had been associated with the Society for many years. He was also involved with other radio clubs in the local area, being a founder member of the Buchan Amateur Radio Club and a member of the Banff and Buchan Club. He had been a member of the Radio Society of Great Britain for 55 years at the time of his death, which included a period from 1963 to 1974 when he was the RSGB area representative. As a keen CW (Morse) enthusiast he passed on his skills through the RSGB Morse practice service (GB2CW) as a volunteer operator on both HF and VHF for many years.

Peter was a life member of the Royal Signals ARS and was very interested in historic ex-military wireless equipment and had a working T1154/R1155 station, which he used on-air from time to time. He also carried out duties as a judge for Miltary Vehicle entries at the annual Fraserburgh Vintage Car Rally.

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Stan Sutherland GM4BKV

Stan Sutherland GM4BKV passed away on the 3rd April 2013 aged 90 years, following a short illness.

Stan was an enthusiastic member of both the Aberdeen Amateur Radio Society and the Grampian Repeater Group and both organisations, together with the wider amateur radio community, will always remember his contribution to the hobby.