RFinder The World Wide Repeater Driectory now supports Allstar linked repeaters!
From the QTH of W2CYK
For immediate release
After repeated requests from our users RFinder - The World Wide Repeater directory now fully supports Allstar linked repeaters! The web version already supports realtime node status, followed by Android by end of week. Apple support will follow as soon as Apple "approves" the update.
The WWRD Supporting Allstar is just another step of making The World Wide Repeater Directory, it's third party applications such as RT Systems and CHIRP and of course the RFinder family of programs on iPhone, Android and www, Ham Radio's one-stop-shop for repeater data, no matter what the technology used for repeating radio signals.
RFinder is available in the Apple App Store for iPhone and Google Play/Market for Android; the web version can be found at http://www.rfinder.net.
RT Systems radio programming software for Window is WWRD enabled and can be found at http://www.rtsystemsinc.com
CHIRP is open source software and is WWRD enabled and can be found at http://chirp.danplanet.com
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UPDATE: We now have full realtime status on Allstar nodes on Android.
Keep going you're doing well. Great resource for finding VOIP capability. AVRS on APRS is terrific also. Only challenge you have is is the reliability of data. So, if you are "pulling" from trusted resources - that's terrific.I would say Allstar, Dstar, Echolink databases are trusted resources. How do you handle the FM analogue repeaters? I've found most of the online and offline (printed) resources to be "bunk". 73 KB1RXA
Well...depends on the area...we are working feverishly to make WWRD the most accurate resource for repeater data in the world. We're probably there already, although admittedly there are missing machines, dead machines and missing PL's. Not horrible in terms of volume. Our users (even non-users) are very enthusiastic about improving data. We get update requests every day, and we check every one.
Our feeds from the VoIP community are excellent...however we have 40,000 machines in there...some are dead, some are missing PL's...that's the worst of our issues...we are filling in the blanks as fast as possible...I look for local data every evening and have the lovely Haley do data entry during the day. She is actually working this evening on revamping Ireland. Ireland was sent to us by Brendan, EI6IZ who is the frequency coordinator for Ireland. We had to cross reference Maidenheads to Lat/Lon and the data wasn't structured, so its a bit tedius. Coordinators from all over the world have sent us their data which has been loaded already.
Herein lied the issue until now. Data was (is) all over the place. It was (is) in different formats. Now its all in one place, accessible from nearly any computing device. Consistently GPS enabled. Nearly anywhere in the world. Stand nearly anywhere with a smartphone and see the machines around you...in a list and on a map.
We have given free access to any frequency coordinator that is willing to work with us. We are adding some new features that will help them do their job.
So the answer to your comment is that like any living organism there are good aspects and bad. We think we are in pretty good shape and getting better every day! We certainly have the most comprehensive database in existence as far as I can tell...on average, its probably the most accurate too. It ain't bunk
Thanks for the kind words! Hope to see you in the log...
Keep up the great work, Bob. I find this to be a very useful resource that just appears to be getting better and better. Tnx agn, take care es...
Vy 73 de Bert