In cooperation with the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) – by request of Mike Lisenco, N2YBB, ARRL Hudson Division Director – RFinder now includes the ability to make jamming reports. This is already available in RFinder Android and should be available on iOS devices in time for the Dayton Hamvention. This ability is available worldwide. Those without a device or subscription can make reports at http://jamming.rfinder.net. The trial version on Android allows jamming reports to be submitted.
Those responsible for coordinating anti-jamming activities can request access at http://jamcoordinator.rfinder.net to view jamming reports for your area.
Repeater jamming is a problem worldwide… we’ve created a way of organizing anti-jamming activities worldwide,” says Bob Greenberg, W2CYK, creator of RFinder. “We are evaluating some automated monitoring technology to integrate in the near future… This new feature just extends RFinder’s social features even further.”
“We came to the RFinder team with this idea and they had it in place within two weeks,” says Mike Lysenco, N2YBB, ARRL Director for the Hudson Division. “RFinder is a great tool to have in the fight against malicious interference on our repeaters…”
RFinder is the World Wide Repeater Directory and includes over 60,000 repeaters worldwide in over 170 countries. RFinder is integrated directly with EchoLink on both Android and iPhone and provides the ability to share repeater checkins on Facebook, Twitter and APRS. RFinder is integrated with RT Systems and CHIRP radio programmers and has a routing feature at http://routes.rfinder.net where you can find repeaters over a route worldwide. Video demos of RFinder can be found at http://youtube.rfinder.net.
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://www.rfinder.net/subscribe.php.