After attending the DStar forum in Dayton, it became apparent that there was a lack of DStar repeater locating options to the vastly growing population of DStar users.
We at RFinder The World Wide Repeater Directory feel that all repeaters world wide, coordinated or not, digital or analog, radio-linked or connected via Voice over IP should be in Ham Radio’s first and only truly geo-enabled international repeater directory.
We are pleased to announce that by 2300Z 5/24/2012 we will fully support DStar in the directory. Western Hemisphere data is already loaded and we intend to have Eastern Hemisphere loaded by the indicated time. Currently we are loading approximately once a week but we hope to have a more quasi-realtime feed loaded within a month.
The WWRD Supporting DStar is just another step of making The World Wide Repeater Directory, it’s third party applications such as RT Systems on Microsoft Windows and of course the RFinder family of programs on iPhone, Android and www. RFinder is 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 Android, the web version can be found at http://www.rfinder.net.
RT Systems radio programming software is WWRD enabled and can be found at http://www.rtsystemsinc.com