Silent Key Picnic Set For September 4

Saturday September 4th is the first annual Silent Key Picnic put on by the people behind the BORED Net.

Ventura County is lucky to have such a large ham radio community that extends beyond all of our clubs and organizations. Whenever someone is lost, it affects the entire community, not just those people who were closest. Over the last year and a half, the BORED Net has turned into a touching point for all the hams in the county, so it seemed like it would be a good fit if we were to organize an annual event where we could gather and remember those who aren’t with us any longer. This isn’t intended to be a traditional memorial. Instead, it will be a chance to tell stories, remember friends, and spend some time with our larger county-wide community.

Everybody in the county (as well as anyone with connections to our community) is invited, from every club and organization, and all people who aren’t affiliated with any group.

We have already started a list of hams that we lost in the last two years. If anyone has suggestions of people for this list, email Keith at He is putting together a small display for the event.

The picnic will be at the Santa Rosa Valley Park at 10241 Hill Canyon Rd, Camarillo, CA 93012, just a couple of miles up Santa Rosa from the 101 freeway. We’ll be there from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Bring your own food and drinks (alcohol is permitted). We will have some drinks available as well as have some charcoal burning. The park has many tables and barbecue stands, and is very private-no soccer games or joggers around. There is no charge, but parking is usually $5 per vehicle during events.

See you there!

The BORED Net controllers-

W6KME Keith Elliott

N6PK Zak Cohen

N6XEW Ed Zimmerman

KN6HAQ Kevin Lake

KN6DGW Erica Whalen

K6CR Nathan Eng

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