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[aprssig] Re:All APRS Digipeaters In The World (Almost!) MappedOnUIview

Brian B. Riley brianbr at mac.com
Sun Mar 4 16:00:37 UTC 2007


  "-8" has also been widely used for Kenwood D-700s as opposed to  
"-7" for  the D7s


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On Mar 4, 2007, at 5:34 AM, Richard Hoskin wrote:

>
> Bob,
>
> My understanding was that we used the SSID of the station's  
> callsign to
> indicate a secondary function.
>
> Eg
>
> Here are those common defaults:
>
>     	-0 Home Station, Home Station running IGate.
>     	-1 Digipeater, Home Station running a Relay Digi, Wx Digipeater
>     	-2 Digipeater [#2 or] on 70CM
>     	-3 Digipeater [#3]
>     	-4 HF to VHF Gateway
>     	-5 IGate (Not home station)
> 	-6 is for Operations via Satellite
>     	-7 Kenwood D7 HH
>     	-8 is for boats, sailboats and ships (maybe 802.11 in the future)
>     	-9 is for Mobiles
>     	-10 is for operation via The internet only
>     	-11 is for APRStouch-tone users  (and the occasional Balloons)
>     	-12 Portable Units such as Laptops, Camp Sites etc.
>     	-14 is for Truckers
>     	-15 is for HF
>
> So a home station running a digi and an igate will have a -1 ssid  
> and use
> the icon of an IGate. (It may also have a blue square around it if  
> it is
> running UI-View)
>
> Or a weather station that is also a digi would use the blue WX icon  
> with a
> ssid of -1 etc.
>
> Is this still valid and how does it integrate into your color codes.
>
> Cheers
> Richard
> VK3JFK
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org [mailto:aprssig- 
> bounces at lists.tapr.org]
> On Behalf Of Robert Bruninga
> Sent: Sunday, 4 March 2007 5:20 AM
> To: 'Stephen H. Smith'; 'TAPR APRS Mailing List'
> Cc: ui-view at yahoogroups.com
> Subject: RE: [aprssig] Re:All APRS Digipeaters In The World (Almost!)
> MappedOnUIview
>
>>> I recommend that... software that wants to resolve multi-use
>>> symbols, should use the originally intended color atributes.
>>> at least draw a different color circle around the symbol if
>>> multiple meanings are intended.  Such as the WHITE (or green)
>>> circle that both APRSdos and Uiview use around any station
>>> symbol that sends out an Igate status packet.
>>
>> Huh??    UIview draws a blue square outline (not a filled
>> box) around an Igate.
>
> Ah, thanks,  This is great.  That leaves then GREEN for any
> station that is also a digipeater no matter what it's symbol is.
> IN otherwords, clients can easily indicate multiple use symbols
> by simply the circle or square methods used above, which are
> independent of the actual SYMBOL.
>
> Sofware can easily tell the Igates from the IGATE packets, they
> can tell a digipeating station by its presence in the PATH of
> received packets, and they can tell WX by the presence of WX
> data.  All of these can be used to modify the display of that
> symbol.  The original APRS color attributes for all symbols
> (left out of many clients) were:
>
> WHITE is an active station with message capability
> GRAY (light) is an active station w/o message capability
> BLUE (light) is a WX station
> GREEN is a digipeating station
> CYAN is a dead-reckoned or moving station
> PURPLE is an Object (from somone else)
> YELLOW is your own active Object
> RED is an alarmed or otherwise special station/object
> GRAY (dark) is an inactive station not heard in >80 min
> BLUE (dark) is the previous location of a just moved station.
> CIRCLE shows position ambiguity (0, .1, 1, 10, 60 miles).
> PHG CIRCLE (in the same symbol color) shows the range
>
> In the original APRS, all symbols, whether they are STATIONS or
> OBJECTS show these color attributes.  This is exteremly valuable
> at looking at the map and at-a-glance and telling what is going
> on.  Some systems used simplistic ICONS that ignored this
> fundamental part of APRS, and so all ICONS look the same whether
> they are 10 days old and meaningless, or are an active,
> high-priority object, 30 seconds old.
>
> See: http://www.ew.usna.edu/~bruninga/aprs/symbols.html
>
> I think it is easy to add a small colored disk (or square)
> around those simplistic ICONs to better convey to the viewers
> what the APRS screen is actually displaying without having to
> click on all 300 of them to see what the are....
>
> Bob, WB4APR
>
>
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