Edwin Dyke, 60 an electrical engineer who specialized in telecommunications and who operated his own consulting firm here, died of cancer Sunday at his home in Great Falls, Va.

Mr. Dyke was born in Los Angeles, area in 1958 and worked for Page Communications and other electronics firms until 1965, when he set up his own business, the Radio Science Co. He remained active in his work until his death and recently completed the manuscript for a book entitiled "Radio System Performance Handbook."

Mr. Dyke born in Los Angeles. He earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley in 1941 and then did research for the Navy and defense suppliers during World War II. He later worked in Chicago, where he earned a degree in business administration from the University of Chicago, and in Dallas before moving to this area.

He was a senior member of the Institute of Electronic Industries Association, the Washington Academy of Sciences and the International Consultive Committee on Radio Telephony.

Mr. Dyke also was a licensed pilot. He was a member of the Virginia Western Horse Show Association.

Survivors include his wife, Joan, of the home in Great Falls; a daughter, Gloria Carlton, of Herndon; a son, Byron, of Alexandria, and a brother, Arthur, of Los Angeles.

The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the American Cancer Society for research in the field of lymphoma.