Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC) and RFinder are excited to announce a
new business partnership agreement effective March 1st. RAC endorses
RFinder as the official Worldwide Repeater Directory for all Canadian
amateur radio operators.
The RFinder is a steadily growing worldwide repeater directory
including IRLP, Echolink, AllStar, DStar, MotoTRBO and even Winlink
information. RFinder currently have over 175 countries in the directory.
Access to the World Wide Repeater Directory is provided by any version
of the RFinder smartphone apps on Android, iPhone and iPad/iPod Touch.
The same user-id enables access from any version of the RFinder app,
the browser interface (web.rfinder.net), or through a growing list of
third-party memory programming applications such as RT Systems radio
programmers and CHIRP open source software. One subscription, access
to worldwide repeater data from any computing device on Windows,
Linux, OS X, web, Android iPhone and soon on Windows Phone!
Canadian hams purchasing the RFinder application will financially
benefit the Radio Amateurs of Canada through the terms of this new
“Obviously, going forward, we encourage all Canadian Amateurs to
consider RFinder as their repeater directory provider. RAC staff and
volunteers will proactively work with RFinder on providing repeater
directory information updates for Canada as repeater directory
information is a constantly changing environment” notes Glenn
MacDonell, VE3XRA, RAC Vice-President.
“Our partnership with RAC and the Amateur Radio community in Canada is
a milestone in the development of RFinder – The World Wide Repeater
Directory. We offer the same agreement with Radio Amateur societies
world wide. This is a unique opportunity for each geography on Earth
to have their own branded Repeater Directory while giving their local
Hams access to repeaters all over the world, and financially
supporting the local Amateur Radio advocacy group. We will translate
to any language” says Bob Greenberg, W2CYK, creator of RFinder.
Canadian RFinder users will see a new graphic feature; the RAC logo
appearing on their app as well.
RAC is the voice of amateur radio for all Canadians and is also a
member society of the IARU (International Amateur Radio Union).
RAC: Vincent Charron, VA3GX/VE2HHH, Director Communications and
Fundraising – firstname.lastname@example.org
RFinder: Bob Greenberg, W2CYK, creator – email@example.com
Vincent Charron, VA3GX/VE2HHH
Director of Communications and Fundraising – Radio Amateurs of Canada