[aprssig] Re: TIGER maps what-s the problem?

Cap Pennell cap at cruzio.com
Tue Jun 13 22:44:15 CDT 2006

I still favor leaving the venerable APRS "GATE Diamond" (with Overlay
character) to indicate various sorts of _Two-Way_ GATES, even very modern or
future types of Two-Way GATES.

Receive only, TCPXX*, et cetera, can find more appropriate map symbols than
the GATE DIAMOND.  Heck, just about everybody's connected to the internet
these days.  So what?
73, Cap KE6AFE

> -----Original Message-----
> From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org
> [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org]On Behalf Of Robert Bruninga
> Sent: Tuesday, June 13, 2006 20:14 PM
> To: HamLists at ametx.com; aprssig at lists.tapr.org
> Subject: RE: [aprssig] Re: TIGER maps what-s the problem?
> Pete,
> In a separate thread we were considering using the "R" overlay
> on the GATE symbol for receive only IGates.  But your idea for
> the RHINO gate has good value too.  Is there another letter
> we can use for either application, since both seem to fit "R"
> pretty well.
> "1" for one way?  Loooks too much like an "I"
> "O" for One way?
> "F" for feed?
> But if I had to choose, it seems there are lots more one-way
> IGates and RX only seems the best solution, so I'd lean towards
> giving them the "R"...  Maybe "G" gate for Garmin?  Just
> thinking out loud here...
> Bob
> >>> HamLists at ametx.com 06/13/06 5:51 PM >>>
> I would also recommend using third-party packets for Rhinos because of
> this reason (9 character "callsign") and because they are not on the
> APRS network.  In other words, use something like RHINO* for their
> network indicator instead of TCPIP*.  We are doing this with the D-STAR
> radios and it works well (DSTAR*).  An IGate for a RHINO network might
> be the gate symbol with an R overlay (we are using the gate symbol with
> a D overlay for a D-STAR IGate)?
> I believe we have confirmed that all current APRS display software
> allows for any 9 character callsigns in 3rd-party packets in a previous
> thread.
> 73,
> Pete Loveall AE5PL
> mailto:pete at ae5pl.net

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