A map source/layer of amature radio repeaters

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    Daniel

    Hey, I was thinking the same thing the other day. Couldn't find anything like that but thought that was a good idea. When I saw your post I decided to try making a map "layer" (waypoints reallly). Got the data for repeaters and started creating the map file. Just did it for the Western US, I'm sure there are a couple of gaps here but here it is:

    https://www.gaiagps.com/datasummary/folder/194c96935dfa3486d63f4fcff7c75e86/?layer=GaiaTopoRasterFeet

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    n911sc

    Daniel,
    Nice work. I spend most of my time on the East coast. Seems to me there should be a way to take the data put out by Repeater Book and plot it on a map. I doubt it would be very difficult for the Gaia Team to do either. It would require regular updates to stay current because repeaters come and go and change hands regularly.

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    Daniel

    I wonder how often they really change though.
    The way I did this was pretty straightforward but cost me a bit of money. I subscribed to rfinder and just keep entering areas with a 90-mile radius, exported the csv file setup for different areas and just made a long spreadsheet by copying and pasting. Then formatted the cells to organize the data how I wanted. Imported that to Google Earth and exported as KML file into Gaia.
    But yeah, it would be amazing if either rfinder or Gaia did a layer with regular updates.

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    srheid

    Glad I found this thread. I was just about to start manually entering the data like you did.  Daniel - I dont seem to have access to the link you posted above.  Can you be sure its public.  Thanks, Rita

     

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    Daniel

    @srheid see if this works. It's public
    https://www.gaiagps.com/public/4fZFI8kX0bM7d43mU9UY1b9R

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    srheid

    Wow. This is fantastic.  I also found you can download info by state from repeaterbook (as long as the state has less than 1000 repeaters).  Be sure to note the terms and conditions.  If you download you can not share publicly.  Also, if you don't already have the repeaterbook ap -it's fantastic.  Doesn't require internet connection once you download the ap.  In the field it will tell me which repeaters are closest.  I just wanted the visual so I could see the terrain between me an the repeater.  Thank you again!!

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    Chris Hill

    Hey all,

    Just want to pop in and share that an official repeater map source isn't in the works.

    However, there a few ways that you can create a custom map source that's usable within the app.

    1. One way, like you're already using, is to create a folder of waypoints.

    2. Another option (usually for tracks, but may work for you here) is to create a custom layer using MapBox Studio like this.

    Daniel, if you'd like to, you can create a post in the General topic for sharing your reapeter maps. 

     

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    srheid

    Good call to not spend valuable resources on repeaters .  Its a pretty small group who needs the info and it is available on RepeaterBook.com.  Focus on getting the foundation of Gaia strong and solid.

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