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

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Wed Feb 16 16:35:34 CST 2005

The IRLP, WinLINK and EchoLInk symbols were defined
months ago.  THey are on the APRS version 1.1 addendum
web page:   IRLP and ECHOlink use an I and E overlay to
the "0" (zero) symbol and should show as a circle with
an I or E overlay.  The WinLInk object is a square with a
"W" overlay.  It is the "a" symbol.

They are listed for those applications.  I have no serious 
objections if you want to propose a different graphic,
but the definition bytes have been defined...


>>> WA8LMF2 at aol.com 2/16/05 4:53:52 PM >>>
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.

     Is this symbol customarily used for Winlink/Echolink/IRLP ?

     Is the current "TCP/IP" symbol the one to use for this?

      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)
"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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