Norman SILENT KEY
Norman Goddard (G3UXR)
1930 - 2014.


It was with great sadness we learned of the death of our dear friend Norman, who passed away, peacefully at home, on Tuesday, 4th November 2014 following an operation on his knee.

Norman was a member of Bournemouth Radio Society (BRS) since 1978 and also a Founder Member of Bournemouth Amateur Television Group (BATG). He was also a keen member of the Solent Club for Amateur Radio and Television (SCART) and would usually join the Club net on Monday evenings. Norman was an enthusiastic member of these clubs and seldom missed a meeting until recently when his knee became very painful. Norman was a member of the BRS Committee for the past 4 years and we are all very grateful for his experience, help and advice.

During his recent incapacity, Norman followed the proceedings of BATG, by way of his laptop, in bed, and joined in enthusiastically when he could. We, his friends, were all looking forward to seeing Norman recover and enjoy a more active life and, as before, become a regular visitor on BRS club nights.

Norman was always enthusiastic about the BRS Sale and was keen to be involved and do whatever was needed. He set up the first public address system for the Sale and this was a great success year after year. Members and visitors will also remember the year of the blizzard, when Norman could be seen through flurries of snow directing drivers in the Kinson car park.

Norman joined the RAF in 1949 and was stationed at RAF Swinderby where he met Phil Lavender (G3RAN). He and Norman became lifelong friends until Philís sad death earlier this year. Norman was an expert in electronics and worked for George Fry Limited in Boscombe until his retirement.

On the BATG streaming page there are already many spontaneous expressions of sadness at Normanís death and respect for Norman himself. They all say how much he will be missed on the air.

Normanís death was a severe shock to us all and the above is a tribute to him and his love of our hobby and the many friends who will miss him.

Norman's funeral took place at Bournemouth Crematorium on Wednesday 26th Nov, at 12.45pm.

Ann and Tony Ault (M3GPP and G3KTU)

16th & 26th November 2014


Home