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Our Silent Keys:
In Amateur Radio parlance, a “Silent Key” is a ham who has passed away.  We remember these operators - family members, friends, and mentors - who remain with us now only in spirit.  Every New Year’s Eve, we convene the OCRA Silent Keys Net so that these names and callsigns can be heard over the air once more:
Callsign:Name:Remembered As:
AE4ECEdwin LappiFormer member, OCRA, PVRC, Knightlites
KC1ILawrence J. GeorgeFormer OCRA member
K1MYFWilliam B. SimmonsFriend of Wayne Estabrooks, KJ4GDW
KA4ZBJSharon K. RogersWife of Terry Rogers WA4BVY
KB4TYFAubrey LilesGrandfather of Tanner Lovelace, KB4TYE
KE4QAWMarvin CouchFather of René Couch, AI4WJ
KF2LAL. George FerrerFather of Chris Ferrer, N2JFP
KG4GRYC. Douglas Pope Father of Chris Pope, KG4CFX
KI4QXOJohn Forrest Active OCRA member since 2006
KJ4SOWilliam "Woody" WinsteadCharter member of Triangle ATV Association
K4NGJByron KingActive Raleigh ham and biker
K4RSIPaul JacokesFriend and Elmer of Lad Carrington, W4ORD
K4XRMRandy McCrayDurham County ARES EC
N4JHWJoseph H. Wentz Sr Former DFMA Member
NE4TGaynell P. Collins Longtime Possum Trot Net Control
WA2UNNClark Fishman Elmer of Steve Jackson, KZ1X
W2LOOWalter ParkerGreat Uncle of Steve Jackson, KZ1X
W3HJRobert DickensonElmer of Steve Jackson, KZ1X
W3JCUJames P. FlemingElmer of Woody Woodward, K3VSA
W4FALFrank A. LynchSERA Technical Specialist
W4BOHWilson C. LambFather of Wilson Lamb, W4BOH
W4DGJGeorge McBrideFormer OCRA member, FOC member
W4MUFHy MansbergFormerly W2MUF, an OCRA Charter Member
W4OEJCharles Wade FoustGrandfather of Robbie Foust, KI4TTZ
W7PLJKenneth H. NoelGrandfather of Rob Noel, W7PLJ
WA4LZDErmon ("The Judge") GodwinFounder of the Possum Trot Net
WN8QICGeorge PinkelBenefactor and original owner of Tucker McGuire’s, KK4UNZ, radio

You are most welcome to use the form below to submit for inclusion a Silent Key who should be remembered here.
Your Name: Your Callsign:
Name of Silent Key: Callsign of Silent Key:
This person was my:


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