RFinder — The World Wide Repeater Directory Now Lets Users File Jamming Reports
RFinder, the creator of a web and app-based directory of Amateur Radio repeaters worldwide, now includes the ability to report radio jamming anywhere. This feature is already available in RFinder’s Android app and should be available for iOS devices by the time of Dayton Hamvention®. Those without a device or subscription can file reports online. Individuals or entities responsible for coordinating anti-jamming activities also can request access to view jamming reports for their area.
“Repeater jamming is a problem worldwide, [and] 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.”
RFinder includes more than 60,000 repeaters in some 170 countries around the globe. RFinder is integrated directly with EchoLink on both Android and iPhone and provides the ability to share repeater check-ins on Facebook, Twitter, and APRS. RFinder is integrated with RT Systems and CHIRP radio programmers and has a routing feature, where users can find repeaters worldwide over a given route. Video demos of RFinder features are available on YouTube.
In February, ARRL announced it had established an agreement with RFinder to be its preferred online resource of repeater frequencies. Subscribe to RFinder from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch, or from your Android smartphone or tablet. The annual $9.99 subscription provides access to repeater data worldwide through RFinder’s collection of apps for Android and Apple devices, and from nearly any web browser. RFinder will have an exhibit in the ARRL EXPO at Dayton Hamvention, May 20-22.