Discussion in 'Silent Keys / Friends Remembered' started by W5DZF, Jan 12, 2018.

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  1. W5DZF

    W5DZF QRZ Member

    W5DZF is my Dads call sign he is silent key, The reason I have signed up to this forum is to try and find anybody who may have had exchanged QSL cards with him. This exchange would have taken place from mid 50's to mid 80's I don"t have anything from his estate nor does my brother due to our step Mother she sold all his gear and toss all his cards.
  2. K2HAT

    K2HAT QRZ Volunteer Volunteer DX Helper QRZ Page

    Data from 1969:
    Jeff M. Scott Jr, W5DZF:1969
    1933 Laurelwood
    Denton, TX

    Data from 1977:
    Jeff M Scott Jr, W5DZF:1977
    201 N Highland St
    Sherman, TX 75090

    Data from 1983:
    Jeff M Scott Jr, W5DZF:1983
    1307 Kasim St
    Opa Locka, FL 33054

    Jeff Scott was born on October 9, 1920 and died on June 1, 1987 at the age of 66. Jeff last resided in Opa Locka, Florida.
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  3. W5DZF

    W5DZF QRZ Member

    Yes those dates and the addresses are correct
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  4. NO7O

    NO7O Ham Member QRZ Page

    Ed - I do not have any contacts or QSLs with your father.

    However, may I provide the research resources below for you to seek to obtain digital copies of the radio amateur callbook pages that may contain the call, as well as other organizations that may have stored mementos of some of his activities.

    Also, try local newspapers for any articles or photos about Field day in June of years he was active, and see if he may appear there.

    Also, try contacting any people that may have known him in civic organizations like the Lions Club, Civitans, etc.; they may have a copy of something your father gave them like a spare QSL card.

    And, try contacting also the ARRL for any historic records. Ask if they may have a photo library of headquarters visitors if your father ever visited there. I don't know if they keep that.

    UNC Chapel Hill is digitizing copies of the radio amateur callbook showing callsigns. I was able to download a copy of my callsign from their digitized scan of a late 1960's Radio Amateur callbook. You may also want to contact them for current url's:

    Try also the membership records department of the Quarter Century Wireless Association, www.qcwa.org

    The Radio Television Electronics Museum in Linthicum, Maryland next to BWI Marshall Airport has a library with some very historic holdings. They helped me document my licensing history. Research fees may apply.

    Also, try contacting or even visiting other museums that may have photos, etc., of radio pioneers etc. If you are looking for a vacation with a purpose, visiting museums may be something you would enjoy. Did your father ever publish any professional or radio amateur articles? If so, try asking your congressperson to provide Library of Congress access or research privileges for you. You may have to travel in person to use their reading room and examine materials only inside the Library.

    The NCRTV museum is another Washington/Baltimore area resource for radio history, and several Washington DC area museums are also mentioned in this article. Please take the time to read this website, articles, and FAQ thoroughly:
    See http://ncrtv.org/about-us/history/

    If your father ever worked in radio or TV commercial or public broadcasting, you could try contacting the Society of Broadcast Engineers to see if they still have any membership records from that era:


    Also, Texas Christian University used to have a very large media collection in their library of audio recordings of music. Therefore, I wonder if they may have photographic collections of any events in Texas your father may have been a part of. They are a very helpful library to onsite visitors and alumni.

    I hope this helps some, if only to give you a sense of purpose that you have tried very hard to honor even more the amateur radio memory of your father. If you decide to travel to some of these museums, I wish you pleasant and safe travel.

    73 Best Wishes,
    George NO7O, MBA,BS,Extra Class, SBE Broadcast Engineers, CBT. Board member, Southcoast Amateur Radio Service VOIP, http://www.scarsvoip.com/main. Come visit our website and if you are licensed, feel free to enjoy one of our weekend nets. It has been my pleasure to try to help you.
    My callsign is from Flagstaff,AZ.
  5. NO7O

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