QRZ Reporting Silent Key Procedure

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  1. WQ4G

    WQ4G Ham Member QRZ Page

    Greetings to all:

    Can someone explain the process for reporting an SK on QRZ.com to me? Does QRZ.com require any proof of the person dying? Or do they just take someone's 'word' that the ham is SK? Is it relatives of the SK that have to report it, or is it other hams that report it? Are relatives allowed to take over the SK's account? And, are the relatives, or ham friends, that report it allowed to maintain the SK's QRZ page as a 'memorial' to the SK? Does QRZ.com allow the SK's page to remain up until the call is canceled?

    Any information on how QRZ handle SK pages would be appreciated?


    Dan KI4AX
  2. W2JKT

    W2JKT Ham Member QRZ Page

    Probably should just report the SK to the FCC and then when the database is updated, it will flow down to qrz.com and other ham radio lookup sites. As to maintaining a memorial page, that's up to qrz I guess.

    I believe there is a 2 year grace period to allow a licensed family member to claim an SK's callsign.
  3. W7UUU

    W7UUU Super Moderator Lifetime Member 133 Administrator Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    FCC vs QRZ SK page are entirely different things and not connected automatically.

    If you just want to report a Silent Key on QRZ, simply post in the "Silent Keys and Friends Remembered" forum with the subject: "W7*** Silent Key" and in the body of the post, just put the pertinent details. IMPORTANT: To prevent pranksters, you'll need to post a link to an official obituary or it's likely your post will be deleted - you can imagine that folks from time to time play mean jokes.

    Once the SK post is made, one of the moderators will go into the account and change the status to "Silent Key"

    Regarding reporting to FCC, you will need to check with the FCC directly for the proper procedures.

    These two actions are not really related. At least not so far as the QRZ page saying "Silent Key"

    Hope this helps

    [thread moved to the proper forum]
  4. WQ4G

    WQ4G Ham Member QRZ Page

    Thank you Dave... And, yes this helps.

    Dan KI4AX
  5. WQ4G

    WQ4G Ham Member QRZ Page

    One more question.... Is there a way to search for SKs on QRZ.com?


    Dan Ki4AX
  6. VE7DXF

    VE7DXF Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

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