Buffalo Amateur Radio Repeater Association

Our Meetings

General membership meetings are normally held seven times a year on the third Monday of February, April, June, September, October and December at St. Bartholomew's Anglican Church, 2368 Eggert Road, near the corner of Eggert Road and Sheridan Drive in the Town of Tonawanda, NY (behind Advance Auto Parts) at 7:00 pm.  Doors open at 6:30 for rag chewing and informal discussion, a brief business meeting begins at 7:00, with the program of the evening following.  A few times each year the regular meetings are replaced by special activities.  These include the Mobile Clinic each July at the Boston repeater site, February Auction and tours of local businesses or other locations of interest.

Upcoming General Membership Meetings and Club Events:

Monday, April 16, 2018   Presentation on DMR radios!   Branden, W2BRW, will will give us a presentation and introduction to DMR radio including background, how it works, and some basic code plug programming. He will also explain the world wide networks we are connected to and some operating procedures.

Monday, June 18, 2018   Meeting program TBA.

Saturday-Sunday, June 23-24, 2018   Annual BARRA entry in the ARRL Field Day contest at the Cole Road repeater site.

Monday, July 16, 2018   Annual Mobile Clinic and picnic at the Cole Road repeater site.

Tech Net

The BARRA Tech Net meets every Wednesday at 8:00 PM local (Eastern) time on the 146.91/444.00/224.82 repeater system, and occasionally on the 29.68 repeater, to answer your technical questions or hear about your ham radio projects.

No question is too trivial or too difficult, and pocket protectors are always welcome!  Those who join in the net are encouraged to respond if the question at hand is within their realm of knowledge or experience.  The net is open to all licensed amateurs.

Technical Committee

BARRA's Technical Committee is comprised of members who work with and on our repeater equipment and facilities in which our equipment is housed.  The Tech Committee meets the first Thursday of every month (with the exception of holidays or school closures that fall on Thursdays) in Room 117 of the BOCES Potter Road Career and Technical Center, 705 Potter Road, West Seneca, NY on the corner of Slade, Potter and Orchard Park Roads.  Meetings begin at 7:00 PM and usually conclude with adjornment to a local restaurant for munchies.  All BARRA members of all technical abilities are welcome to join the Technical Committee at any time.

SPECIAL NOTE: Summer meetings (July & August) of the Technical Committee are held at the Cole Road repeater site, not the school.

Buffalo Amateur Radio Repeater Association, Inc.
Post Office Box 507
North Tonawanda, NY 14120-0507

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Last updated April 11, 2018