Feature #3261

Query/Import RepeaterBook by Proximity

Added by Fred Maxwell over 6 years ago. Updated 8 months ago.

Status:Closed Start date:01/31/2016
Priority:Normal Due date:
Assignee:Tom Hayward % Done:


Target version:-
Chirp Version:daily Model affected:(All models)


Provide ability to query/import-from RepeaterBook by proximity to Zip Code (or City, State), as shown on this page:


Rationale: Users in densely populated areas, and those living at the borders between counties and states, currently have to concatenate multiple RepeaterBook queries in order to import all of the repeaters in their vicinity. For example, I live at the border of three states. There are multiple counties and incorporated cities that all lie within radio range of my home. In order to figure out what counties and incorporated cities to individually query, I have to pull up Google Maps and look up many of them to determine the proximity to my home. I'm sure that others find themselves in similar situations.

Bonus: Prepend the comment section of each entry with the distance and direction (supplied by RepeaterBook) from the query location. For example, "19.3 W Manassas". If the user is on the road and headed west, they might switch to that repeater when they are having trouble reaching the one closer to their home. The distance/direction information is useful for adjusting antenna direction (where applicable) and transmit power.

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Added by Tom Hayward over 5 years ago

Query/Import RepeaterBook by Proximity. #3261


Updated by Fred Maxwell over 6 years ago

Has there been any consideration of the feature I requested above? I've seen no activity on on my request since I first posted it over a month ago.

Updated by Fred Maxwell over 6 years ago

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Updated by Willie B over 6 years ago

I would love to see this feature. As of now I have to enter entries in manually to accomplish this. Seems to me it would be one of the first features implemented.

Updated by Tom Hayward over 6 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Feedback
  • Assignee set to Tom Hayward

It took a few months, but I now have documentation from RepeaterBook describing how to do this. Now I just need to find the time.

Updated by Nate Bargmann over 6 years ago

A couple of us have been using CHiRP lately and this feature will be most welcome. Thanks, Tom.

Updated by Ryan Caron about 6 years ago

+1 for this feature

Updated by Garrett Dow almost 6 years ago

I am available to help with this in any way possible.

Garrett, KD6KPC

Updated by Tom Hayward almost 6 years ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to Blocked

Garrett Dow wrote:

I am available to help with this in any way possible.

June 11, you gave me an example proxmity query: https://www.repeaterbook.com/repeaters/downloads/CHIRP/app_direct.php?loc=Tacoma, WA&dist=25&band=14 This returns an error. Can you fix the error?

Similar queries return no results:

Where we left off in June, these were returning results, but every repeater was 146.4000. If you can fix the API, it won't take long to add to Chirp.

Updated by Tom Hayward over 5 years ago

  • Status changed from Blocked to Resolved
  • % Done changed from 0 to 100

Updated by Tom Hayward over 5 years ago

  • Status changed from Resolved to Closed

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