Buffalo Amateur Radio Repeater Association

Pictures from Our Cherry Creek Repeater Site

For nearly thirty years BARRA maintained a remote repeater site atop a mountain in the town of Cherry Creek, NY.  This repeater was powered from natural sources, namely solar power and wind power, at a time (1970s) when such power sources were uncommon.  The repeater on 147.00 MHz covered most of Western New York state and into Western Pennsylvania and well into Southern Ontario and enjoyed many users from those areas.  The repeater site was abandoned in the mid 1990s when the maintenance of the remote site became burdensome to the BARRA members as well as the general deterioration of the structures on the site due to the extreme weather conditions experienced there.

Long time member and BARRA founder Gil Boelke, W2EUP, stands atop the wind generator tower at the site in this mid 1970s shot. Another view of Gil and the wind generator.
The first repeater shack at Cherry Creek. Another view of the wind generator tower.

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Last updated January 1, 2017