Silent Keys

A deceased amateur radio operator is referred to as a “silent key”. Since the telegraph key was historically the way an operator operated their radio, this term honors the operators whose key has become silent.

Silent Keys of SCARS

The Silent Keys listed below contributed to the success of the SCARS that you know today.

CallsignNameDate
N5EAI SKCarolyn AhernMarch 14, 2008
KA5ETQ SKHarvey AlbrightFebruary 23, 2003
KU5B SKJack BickhamJuly 25, 1997
W5MCN SKLeland Black 
W5MCN XYL SKWilma Lee BlackJune 3, 2018
W7DAD SKJerry Broudy 
AF5WE SKMichael CallaghanAugust 15, 2019
K5LDE SKFred ChapmanCharter Member
W5DOH SKAlan Taylor CouncillJanuary 2, 2018
N7TVJ SKLeota “Otie” DennyNovember 30, 2019
W5ZAX SKDavid A. DaryMarch 13, 2018
W5UZD SKLouis C. de StwolinskiDecember 11, 2011
AA5TU SKRobert “Bob” L Du Bois 
WB5WJW SK Robert Elb
AC5AP SKKenneth GastgebNovember 14, 2014
N5HZX SKFrederick “Fred” Powell Goodwin
WA5TAW SKDonald “Don” E. GrahamFebruary 28, 2019
WD5HPU SKJim Greenshields 
W5PNO SKJoseph Hallett 
KC5RVF SKJohnny Ray Hobaugh 
N5IUB SKBarney Kahoe 
KC5ABI SKLouis J. Kennedy 
KG5AE SKElizer Lugo 
KE5KJB SKRichard “Dick” Lundstrom 
W5FIH SKJames “Howard” McElhanySeptember 16, 2014
WB5UUX SKCharlie McCown 
KB5FCI SKKeith Miller 
N5MAF SKEarl LeRoy Mixon 
KA5KWM SKHershell Morris 
AC5VT SKHenrik “Hank” MorkJanuary 1, 2017
W5AVK SKJohn Nelson 
N5OQW SKBetty Raye NeptuneJanuary 11, 2002
KA5EFJ SKKen Neptune 
K5KDR SKBilly Oliver 
W5EOD SKHugh Reynolds 
W2OCM SKFrank Rizzo 
W5NCN SKRobert “Bob” Ramon Salmon
K2ARW SKGeorge A. SanfordMarch 3, 2019
KD5JSD SKJohn Sauer 
W5DON SKDon Schader 
WD5HAM SKBonnie Speer 
W5SQJ SKJess Speer 
K5JVS SKJack Springer 
KD5JPL SKDr. Bob SullivanJuly 31, 2012
WD5HCI SKJon TankersleyOctober 21, 2019
KB5LMX SKDr. Martin (Martie) TippieOctober 8, 2016
K5CX SKHoward O. (H.O.) Townsend – ex WA5MLTMay 30, 2014
AG5OK SKGerald TurnerJanuary 13, 2017
W5YKW SKDean WaddellFebruary 19, 2004

Know Any Additions?

This list has been assembled by the club over the years of operation. If you know of a SCARS related Silent Key, please send this information to Mark Kleine N5HZR to have them added to this tribute.