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[aprssig] HF Gateway Stations

Cap Pennell cap at cruzio.com
Fri Feb 9 22:50:55 UTC 2007


In Setup,Station Setup, UI-View32 has symbol labels of:

 HF Gateway   /&  (black diamond with G, no overlay character allowed by
UI-View32)
No. Diam'd    \&  (black diamond,       any overlay character allowed by
UI-View32)
No. Diamond   \a  (red diamond,         any overlay character allowed by
UI-View32)


So,
Symbol:No. Diam'd   O'ly:I  is often a IGate   (two way, of course!)
Symbol:No. Diamond  O'ly:W  is often a Winlink (Telpac) station

And in the same manner,
Symbol:No. Digi  O'ly:1  is a modern fill-in digi (WIDE1-1 only)
Symbol:No. Digi  O'ly:S  is a modern "WIDEn,SSn" full digi

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, February 06, 2007 16:06 PM
> To: 'TAPR APRS Mailing List'
> Subject: RE: [aprssig] HF Gateway Stations
>
>
> > > 4)     The findu link shown on the page may or may not
> > > truely show what is out there since it is only sorting
> > > by symbol.  The list  assumes that all gateways use
> > > the diamond-G icon.
>
> Thanks Stephen, but where is the "/&" symbol referred to as a
> "diamond-G"?
>
> That is one of the oldest APRS symbols dating back to 1993.  And
> it has always been called HF-GATE.  Though in the 1996 time
> frame I tried to get everyone to start using the GATE overlays
> so that we could have many more different types of GATEways and
> make better use of our symbols..
>
> Anyway, if it is referered to as a "diamond-G" then maybe we
> need to update that reference.
>
> Oh, and all Igates are supposed to be using the "I&" symbol
> which is the GATE with an "I" overlay.  I think that still has
> people using the wrong symbol for years and years...
>
> Bob, WB4APR
>
> > > Many other stations are  gating but not
> > > using that symbol and thus don't show in the list.





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