Episode 249 – Vi Barrett – W6CBA
Vi Barrett, W6CBA, celebrates 70 years as a radio amateur. Vi’s love for radio began with an uncle getting back on their air after the Second World War. Growing up in Southern California, W6CBA became the first female radio dispatcher for the FBI, raised a family, operated phone patches for US servicemen during the Vietnam War. Still active on the air on both CW and SSB, W6CBA is my QSO Today.
Hometown: Los Angeles, California
High School: Washington High School, Los Angeles
First license: Age 19,February 14, 1948, W6CBA, General
Favorite operating modes: SSB and CW
YL International “Lads and Lassie Certificate”
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