[aprssig] Fixed station Operator Present Bit

Joel Maslak jmaslak-aprs at antelope.net
Sat Sep 15 08:57:18 CDT 2007

On Sep 15, 2007, at 7:26 AM, Bob Bruninga wrote:

> One possibility is a symbol overlay character.  Maybe "O" for  
> operator present?  Again, this mostly applies to fixed home  
> stations, so it does not need to apply to all symbols, just ones  
> who are using the HOUSE symbol.  Can someone confirm that a packet  
> with an "O" overlay on a house symbol will not be ignored by UIview?
> I do not care at all that the "O" is not displayed.  It will not be  
> in any existing APRS software, but it will be there in the posit,  
> so that any future software that wants to be able to SELECT for  
> "operator present" can do so.

Systems might even consider displaying whatever the standard is as a  
stick figure or something on top of the icon.

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