Last week two 7th Call Area amateur radio operators were honored by their respective states for their lifelong achievements. Both have eclipsed the 100 year mark and remain an active part of their communities. Here are their stories.
At age 102, Arlene “Buddy” Clay KL7OT is inducted into the Alaska Women’s Hall of Fame
In Anchorage, Alaska the Alaska Women’s Hall of Fame inducted 102 year old Arlene “Buddy” Clay KL7OT for her work in rural justice among the Yup’ik natives.
Back in 1944 the nation was in the throes of World War II when, then 32 year old Arlene, known as “Buddy” to her friends and her late husband Earl Clay-KL7EM stumbled upon an ad in QST magazine. The ad was from the Civil Aeronautics Commission and it was seeking husband and wife teams to join the CAA.
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