Frequently Asked Questions
How do you obtain accuracy within your listings?
The ARRL is thought to have the most accurate database available. They obtain their information from coordinating councils, as I do. As long as the coordinating councils are correct, the ARRL directory is correct.
The ARRL updates their database for publication every other year. Many repeaters can be changed and added or deleted during this time. At the end of the publication cycle their directory is no longer as correct.
The RepeaterBook database is updated constantly, so it is not limited to the age of the print. When we have new information, you have new information.
Some coordinating councils are better than others about sharing and updating information via the Web. We use change detection software to review their listings so that we are notified when changes occur. We then propagate that data to the RepeaterBook site so you have the most recent information available.
We also look for other sources of information beyond what is available through coordinating councils. We search the Web for repeater Web sites, contact repeater users and trustees directly, test repeaters, and rely on you to assist with information verification.
A 'last updated' date has been added to every entry so that you can see immediately how recent the information on the repeater listing is.