|Buffalo Amateur Radio Repeater Association|
|Freq||Offset||Call||Location||PL or other notes|
|29.68||AB2UK||Boston, NY||PL 107.2 Hz|
|146.73||KD2GBR||Wheatfield, NY||D-Star DV|
|147.00||K2LED||Kenmore, NY||PL 107.2 Hz|
|442.00||WR2AHL||Wethersfield, NY||PL 110.9 Hz|
|444.75||WB2DSS||Kenmore, NY||PL 151.4 Hz|
|444.8375||KD2GBR||Wheatfield, NY||D-Star DV|
|Located on club-owned property in the town of Boston, NY, this system is all
solid-state, computer controlled and is powered by 12 volts DC, derived from commercial
mains and backed up by batteries. |
The microprocessor-based computer system was designed, constructed, and programmed by club members, controlling all equipment at the site. The Boston site is the switching hub for all repeater links between BARRA repeaters and outside systems. Elevation is 1,640 feet above sea level and there are two 100-foot self-supporting towers on the site.
The 146.31/91 repeater and the 223.22/224.82 machine are housed at this site and are home-brew units, each consisting of GLB Electronics assemblies. Also located at this site is the receiver for the AB2UK 29.68 10 meter repeater. All machines at this site can be linked together, as well as to the WA2HKS (444.00) repeater. The on-site computer system provides an extremely flexible linking system to all repeaters connected through it.
Click for a great view from the east tower taken by BARRA member N2ZDU during the summer of 2005. Click on the site picture at left for a full-size (640K) view of the shack and west tower, and the Field Day 2005 gang hard at work.
For many years the 146.73 repeater was located on Grand Island along the Niagara River then relocated
a few miles north to Niagara Falls, NY. Its present site is nearby in Wheatfield, NY, at an historic (1922) site that
was originally the location of broadcast station WMAK (forerunner of WBEN) and later Inland Marine Radio station
|The 444 repeater main rack||Overall 444 Site|
Located on the Main Street campus of the State University of New York at Buffalo, this repeater is a versatile and reliable machine providing linking capabilities to the Boston, Wethersfield and TFMCS repeaters, as well as having a four-site voted receiver system, backup transmitter, backup battery power, and a wide coverage area. Also located at this site is the transmitter for the AB2UK 29.68 repeater. Activity on the 444 machine is virtually continuous - one can find area hams rag chewing at almost any hour. The equipment at this site is almost entirely home-brew; from controller and well-known female identifier to most of the RF components, Ted Ertl, WA2HKS, has constructed or has specially modified every piece of equipment associated with this site.
This BARRA repeater is located at the Wethersfield site with the 145.17 machine and has similar coverage as the K2ISO repeater. A PL tone of 110.9 is required to use this repeater.