Silent key is a term of respect for a deceased amateur radio operator. The term originated with telegraph operators and continued with early wireless and then amateur radio operators. The term SK is used in telegraphy to indicate an end of transmission. Today, the term is commonly used within the wireless community as a sign of respect and condolence.
The list below are silent keys from Barron County or surrounding areas.
- Robert Talbot KE9BK
- Marv Anderson KC9IRT
- Gary Olmstead N9GLO
- Mark Wien WM9E
- Father William Jablonske W9NNS