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[aprssig] New symbol for Winlink/IRLP/Echolink nodes needed??

Christensen, Eric CHRISTENSENE at MAIL.ECU.EDU
Wed Feb 16 22:00:21 UTC 2005


I think it would be good to have a generic symbol used for IRLP and
Echolink nodes that would have an overlay (I or E or...) that would
destinguish the two.  MAYBE we should use the circle and put an I or E
overlay on it.

73s,
Eric KF4OTN
kf4otn at amsat.org
http://www.ericsatcom.net

Project OSCAR Member
AMSAT-NA Member: 35360
AMSAT Eastern North Carolina Area Coordinator

> -----Original Message-----
> From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org 
> [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org] On Behalf Of Stephen H. Smith
> Sent: Wednesday, February 16, 2005 16:54
> To: TAPR APRS Special Interest Group
> Subject: [aprssig] New symbol for Winlink/IRLP/Echolink nodes needed??
> 
> 
> With all the recent intense discussion of Winlink posits on APRS, I 
> would like to raise a related issue.
> 
> 
>      Is a new APRS symbol for Winlink/IRLP/Echolink nodes needed??
> 
> 
> As many on this list know, I have been updating the APRS 
> symbol set and 
>   was about to release (in the next 2-3 days) yet another update 
> downloadable in UIveiw, APRSplus and Win/MacAPRS formats.
> 
> I just received an email off-list that included a revised 
> version of my 
> revised symbol set.  The correspondent said he had been using the red 
> diamond (ARRL/RSGB) symbol in the secondary set to mark 
> WinLink nodes, 
> and thought my version of this symbol wasn't bold enough.
> 
> QUESTION 1:
>      Is this symbol customarily used for Winlink/Echolink/IRLP ?
> 
> QUESTION 2:
>      Is the current "TCP/IP" symbol the one to use for this?
> 
> QUESTION 2:
>       Should we define a new symbol for this purpose? I am 
> thinking of 
> something like a box with the upper half colored blue (for 
> the sky) with 
> "RF" on it and the lower half colored beige (typical color of PC 
> cabinets) with "IP" on it.
> 
> I'll delay the release of the updated symbol set until I get some 
> feedback on this issue.
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> Stephen H. Smith                wa8lmf (at) aol.com
> 
> Home Page:                      http://wa8lmf.com
> 
> 
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