[aprssig] WIDE settings
bruninga at usna.edu
Mon Sep 10 13:00:28 CDT 2007
> ... For example a number "1" overlaid to denote a
> WIDE1-1 fill-in, a number "2" to denote a high-level
> WIDE2-2, a letter "N" for a generic WIDEn-N digi, a
> letter "S" for a path-reforming single-hop
> digi, etc.
Actually, of the above, the only desired symbols for the modern
New-N capable APRS network in the USA are the overlays of "1",
"S", and maybe a few "P" and "L"'s for special cases. The "N"
represents an old WIDEn-N digi that has not yet been upgraded to
the New-N paradigm.
Not until the old "N" digi has been updated with all the new
settings for the New-N should it be changed to an "S". Keeping
track of the network and its capabilities is all part of the
> The problem is that many APRS programs do not
> properly render these composite symbols...
Which is really too bad. It drastically restricts the intended
flexibility of APRS symbology.
> Details on the APRS symbols, including overlays, are here:
Hope that helps.
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