RFinder: the Worldwide Repeater Directory

The American Radio Relay League provided the following report:

November 14, 2016:

RFinder — the creator of a web and app-based directory of Amateur Radio repeaters worldwide — has collaborated with the BrandMeister network of Amateur Radio digital voice systems to include a daily data feed of digital repeaters. Digital repeaters are now categorized in RFinder by network, and RFinder’s Android and iOS apps can provide information on BrandMeister networked repeaters worldwide. The daily data feed from BrandMeister includes both repeaters and talk groups.

RFinder also now supports automated repeater coverage maps for the newly-released BrandMeister dashboard, active once repeaters sysops enter their repeater information on BrandMeister. RFinder generates its coverage maps using CloudRF technology, developed by Alex Farrant, M6ZUJ.

RFinder’s growing worldwide repeater database now provides its subscribers with access to more than 60,000 repeater listings in over 175 countries. RFinder is integrated with EchoLink on Android and iPhone to offer one-click connection to repeaters right from the directory.

RFinder is ARRL’s preferred online resource of repeater frequencies and will be the source of listings for the 2017-2018 edition of the ARRL Repeater Directory (coming spring 2017). The ARRL Repeater Directory includes digital repeaters using a variety of technologies and protocols.

Radio Amateurs of Canada and RFinder have been partners since March 1, 2014 and RAC endorses RFinder as the official Worldwide Repeater Directory for all Canadian Amateur Radio operators.

RFinder Android can be found at https://market.rfinder.net and RFinder iOS can be found at https://itunes.rfinder.net. Those without an Apple or Android device can subscribe with the link at the bottom of https://subscribe.rfinder.net.