“Today I conduct an interview with Bob Greenberg, W2CYK, about the new Android DMR Smartphone from RFinder. I’ve already ordered one of these devices and I am awaiting its arrival, at which time I will do a presentation video. This interview video gives a good back-story on the app, its creator, and what is next time come.”
RFinder, the Worldwide Repeater Directory, which is available for download on both the Android an iOS Smartphone platforms, has developed a new device that incorporates an Android phone, 2-way handheld radio with analog and DMR, and their repeater finder app. Put all of this together and you have the RFinder Android HT, or theAndroidDMR Radio.
I had the privilege of interviewing Bob Greenberg, W2CYK, who was the founder and author of the original RFinder smartphone app. When I learned about this cool new device and what it could do, I ordered one as soon as the page had them available. I was order #4 out of a total of 30 units. I haven’t received the device yet, at the time of this posting, so once I do, expect another video. But today we get to see Bob in a Skype interview and hear about how he came up with the idea for the RFinder app, and also about the new AndroidDMR device itself.
It is about time someone did an Android-powered handheld, in my opinion. I’ve been waiting for the Alianza DxB for about 2 years now. After having a Kickstarter program that didn’t complete, it seems the project has created a really fancy website, but little else. After 2-years of waiting, all I can do on their new website is still “reserve” one of their devices for pre-order.
Enter the RFinder device, which will not only do Analog, but also DMR – and have point-and-click programming. Take the AndroidDMR HT with you on trips, use the GPS to find a repeater, click on it to load it into the device and key-up. DONE. No programming required. What a great idea.
This is gonna be fun. Watch the interview for more details….
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