Barry G Flint

Cactus Intertie, Inc

- October 30, 2022 -

It is with the heaviest of hearts that I inform you that our beloved friend Barry Flint, W7BF, ex WA6RTV, joined our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ last night.

Barry had not been well in the last couple of years and is now at peace.

I will miss him. He was a true friend and someone I am glad I was able to call such.

Chris Baldwin/KF6AJM

I'm so very sorry to hear this. RIP Barry.

Hal Hostetler, CPBE
Broadcast Engineer/I.T. Pro
MS MVP-Outlook - WA7BGX
Oh my I am so sad to hear this. I had met Barry several times, even here in NM. He was a great supporter of the intertie. de Larry n5bg
Shocked (even though I'd heard what he'd been through) and saddened. We'll miss you!
Jason WA6BBQ
I am so sad to hear this.

The amount of time, effort, and money Barry poured into the system is impossible to measure. Johnstone Is a showpiece site because of his efforts. The Cactus Intertie and its members were his family. This all meant so much to him.

He will be so missed.

He was instrumental in putting up the big tower for the High Potosi site near Las Vegas. He will be missed.
Nat Talpis W7OQF
Another of the Good Guys gone SK. RIP and RIP
We will all miss him. Thoroughly enjoyed every interaction on-air and in person. I will miss his dry humor and technical knowledge. RIP Barry.
Ken N7YW
Barry was one of a kind! I first met him at his house for a Cactus interview.He will be missed. He was one of the River wackos that owned the infamous House Boat. Barry rest in peace.
I'm so sad to here this, Barry is at peace. Barry will be missed.
I have fond memories from the mid 1970's & on of meetings, over-the-air banter and numerous work parties involving Barry.
RIP, old friend!
Wayne - WB6BFN
I find myself at a loss for what to say. Barry was not only a great member, he was a friend, neighbor, Viet Nam veteran , defender of Cactus and all around good guy that never argued even when he had every reason to.

The club has lost a real soldier. I hope he is now at complete peace in the arms of our Lord.

73 Rivit until we see you again,

-Dennis N6DD
I have a lot of fond memories, too. I first met Barry back in the mid-80's when I was running the microwave shop for Riverside County. Barry and US Customs were a customer of mine. We carried leased line traffic to a couple of sites for them, so there were a bunch of trips to Chuckwalla and Cactus City over the years. I always looked forward to those trips.

A more recent memory still makes me laugh. Barry and I apparently shared an interest in high end receivers, and once unknowingly, we both bid on a Watkins Johnson VHF/UHF receiver. I was winning, and he sniped me! Later, he was telling me about this great receiver he won on eBay, and we quickly realized it was the same auction we were competing on. We both thought it was pretty funny. It was after his health started to take a serious turn for the worst when he showed up at my house with the receiver. He said he never did use it, and maybe I still wanted it. He wouldn't take anything for it. He was very generous with his time, and his things.

I'm gonna miss him.

Mel - WA6JBD
Met Barry along with Tom WA6WWB and Dave WA6JDB along with many others for the big work party to help Milt on Jacks Peak in the early '80s to put up the new tower. It was so much fun.
He was quite a guy. RIP Barry
Martin WB5LJO
Cactus is mourning a great loss,, RIP Barry....
Matt N7OEI