Repeaterbook.com utilizes several tools to indicate the coverage of a repeater.
- Text: Visitors to the site can write to us and tell us what the geographical limits of a repeater are. This can be quite complex in areas where terrain affects the propagation. When providing the coverage parameters, think of the visitor who is not familiar with your area, but would like to use the repeater. Include cities and areas that are covered. Include mile markers on highways passing nearby.
- Radius Circle: Every individual repeater listing includes a Google Map of the area where the repeater is located. This helps provide a good visual indication of where the repeater is in reference to other landmarks and cities. If the coverage radius is given to us, we can draw a blue circle around the repeater to given a visual representation of the coverage area. Of course, this is not a propagation map and the circle can only be used as a rough estimate.
- Propagation Reports: Registered members of Repeaterbook.com, while logged in, are provided a link under the map on the repeater's Detail Page to add propagation reports. When you click the link, simply click the provided map with the location, antenna type, and average S-meter reading and we'll do the rest. This can really be helpful for folks needing to know how the repeater covers with different antenna-types. It's even more automatic if using an iPhone and a great way to report propagation while traveling.