The ARRL Repeater Directory ® — introduced this week for 2015-2016 — has a newly launched companion app for Apple® iOS® devices. iPhone®, iPad® and iPod touch® users can download the app at no cost from Apple’s App Store℠, which requires a unique code found in each printed edition of the 2015-2016 directory to activate. Once activated, the app provides details for thousands of Amateur Radio repeaters found in The ARRL Repeater Directory database.
“Use the app to quickly locate nearby repeaters based on your current location, or search the entire directory by city/state or coordinates,” said ARRL Marketing Manager Bob Inderbitzen, NQ1R. “The app also places nearby repeaters on integrated terrain-viewing maps. Touch a repeater and view detailed information including output and input frequency, and other operating notes. Users of the Android version app, introduced a year ago, will find the new iOS version easily familiar.”
The app includes many user-defined filters, allowing users to narrow repeater results by frequency bands, or by other attributes such as “open repeaters only,” repeaters with weather information, linked repeaters, and ARES/RACES repeaters.
The app’s database includes the current directory of frequencies included with the new 2015-2016 print editions of The ARRL Repeater Directory and in theTravelPlus for Repeaters™ software. ARRL assembles this database each year from frequency coordinators recognized by the National Frequency Coordinator’s Council and from carefully vetted submissions submitted by individual repeater owners. The database covers repeaters from 28 MHz to 1240 MHz, and includes ATV, D-Star, APCO-25, Digital Mobile Radio (DMR), EchoLink, and IRLP machines.
The activation code permits single users to activate the app for 12 months. The 2015-2016 ARRL Repeater Directory is available now from ARRL and ARRLpublication dealers. The pocket-sized edition is $12.95 for ARRL members (retail $14.95), and the desktop edition is $17.95 (retail $19.95), plus shipping. The activation codes support the iOS and Android apps found in the Apple App Store and in Google Play™.
Individuals who already have a 2014-2015 directory can use the code included with their book to activate the iOS and Android apps, as long as they have a portion of the 12 months remaining since first using the code to activate a device. Codes included with 2014-2015 edition books will expire on December 31, 2015. Codes included with the 2015-2016 books will expire December 31, 2016.
ARRL produced the app with DHF Systems, LLC, the developer of ARRL’sTravelPlus for Repeaters software. There are plans to introduce a pay-and-go version of The ARRL Repeater Directory iOS app in the future.
Repeater Directory® is a registered trademark of The American Radio Relay League, Inc. Apple®, iPhone®, iPad®, and iPod® are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. App Store℠ is a service mark of Apple Inc. IOS is a trademark or registered trademark of Cisco in the U.S. and other countries and is used under license. TravelPlus for Repeaters is a trademark of DHF Systems, LLC
Source : ARRL.org