HPARC Silent Keys (SK) Memorial


Remembering Past Members and Friends of HPARC

A silent key (SK) refers to an Amateur Radio Operator who is deceased. The key in the term refers to a telegraph key, the instrument that all early Amateur Radio Operators, as well as many modern day Hams, have used to send Morse Code. The term SK is used to refer to any Ham Radio operator who is deceased, regardless of whether  they were known to have actively used a telegraph key or Morse code in their two-way personal communications. When transmitted as two Morse code characters without separating audio delay, 'SK' is a Morse code prosign "end of communications" from the phrase "Stop Keying."

Starting in 2007, the HPARC began a new holiday tradition to acknowledge and remember past members and friends of the HPARC that are no longer with us to honor their memory. These names are listed below to honor their memory and service to the High Point Amateur Radio Club and the Amateur Radio community.

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 High Point Amateur Radio Club Silent Keys
 Jim G. Kerr  W4UA  Dec 1984
 Russell Moore  W4MLF  Aug 1980
 *George Marshall  WQ4K  March 17, 1987
 John Bivens  W4AEW  Sep 15, 1989
 *J.B. Lawing  WA4WCL  March 3, 1990
 Herman Hall  W4MDE  May 30, 1991
 Gerald Roadhouse  WB4GPH  July 1991
 Phil Wicker  W4ACY  Jan 3, 1992
 Homer Suggs  N4MHX  Jan 8, 1993
 Larry Robbins  WE4A  April 2, 1993
 *Lomer McMahan  WA4RIS  May 19, 1993
 Howard Grant  K4TYW  June 29, 1993
 Ray Shackelford  N4JRO  March 2, 1995
 Ray Embry  KA4WOW  April 17, 1995
 *Tom Ellis  WA4CBC  Sep 23, 1995
 Paul Eisele  WB4AEE  July 4, 1996
 Clayton Hayworth  KB4TSQ  July 17, 1996
 Adam Stein III  N1CVG  Aug 9, 1996
 Homer Hammonds  K4GLY  Sep 16, 1996
 Steve McMahan  WB4ZOS  Oct 1, 1996
 Curtis Bell  N5LCC  Oct 3, 1997
 Jim Floyd  K4ZAM  May 23, 1999
 Worth “Splick” Russell  WA4DDB  Oct 6, 1999
 Earl Grant  WD4MDE  March 17, 2000
 Edwin Peatross  KB4VGO  April 10, 2000
 *Myron Buser  KQ4ZA  June 26, 2000
 Wayne Williams  K4MOB  Feb 2, 2002
 Robert (Bob) Thomas  K4AGV  Nov 4, 2002
 *Ben Lewallen  N4OCS  March 1, 2003
 Lee Groomes  W4YPV  March 16, 2003
 Roy Neal  K6DUE  Aug 15, 2003
 *Mires Zett  W4TU  Nov 5, 2003
 Bobby Williams  K4OJT  Feb 2, 2004
 Chet Gwyer  WN4IMZ  October 18, 2004
 Ray Huff  NC4RH  Feb 8, 2005
 Don Way  NS4L  March 15, 2005
 Jim Williamson  W4VEC  June 24, 2005
 *Monroe Kennedy  WB4VKK  Nov 23, 2005
 Yancey Cecil  KD4WG  Oct 23, 2006
 Fred Browning  W1HLP  Aug 26, 2007
 *Rogers Albertson  WA4BPL  Nov 23, 2007
 Barbara Gardner  KB4BPV  Jan 25, 2009
 Tom Boone  W4COC  June 3, 2009
 Fred Thomas  KI4YL  Oct 23, 2009
 Dave Davenport  W4CGJ  Dec 23, 2009
 Robert Moore  W4EQF  Feb 23, 2010
 Paul Wilson  K4RUP  Sep 25, 2010
 Wilbur Justice
 KC4GER  Aug 19, 2011
 Ernest "Kit" Klass  WA4URS
 March 14, 2012
 Linda Hall
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 May 18, 2012
 James "Jimmy" Montgomery
K4CEW
 Feb 25, 2014
 Jackie Rogers
KB4JHL
 July 19, 2014
 Coy Hennis
WD4NHL
 Dec 1, 2014
 *Ben Rogers
KA4NHD
 April 25, 2015
 David Montgomery
WD4MKS
 Sept 5, 2016
 F.L. Warford
WW4FL
 Dec 1, 2016
 Wes Jones
WJ4DX (x WD4EMX)
 Apr 28, 2017
 Roland Wright
KI4JWG
 Jul 15, 2017
 Scotty Carmichael
W1SJC
 Sep 13, 2017
     

*denotes an Honorary Member